Parker is completely healthy and is expected to report to training camp without any medical issues, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Parker has had a couple of foot issues since being drafted by Miami that has hurt his performance. The Dolphins are hoping that a complete bill of health will allow Parker to be a legitimate threat on the outside opposite Jarvis Landry. The Dolphins have the pieces in place to be one of the better offenses in the AFC and a healthy and productive Parker can only help to speed up that process.
Parker was modestly involved in the blowout defeat, but saw fellow wideouts Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills outpace him in both receptions and yardage. However, the second-year receiver did log a team-high 37-yard catch, and checked in second overall in targets. Although he clearly has plenty of room for improvement, Parker did turn in a much better sophomore campaign, tallying new career highs in receptions (56), yards (744) and touchdowns (four) over just one more game than he played in 2015.
Parker brought in five of seven targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 35-14 loss to the Patriots.
Parker had a relatively quiet day in the blowout loss, althouh he did check in second on the team in receptions. While Parker certainly flashed some big-play ability this season, he closes out the regular portion of the campaign on a bit of a quiet note, having posted 45 yards receiving or less in four of the last five games. However, he figures to still be counted on as a deep threat in the postseason alongside fellow speedster Kenny Stills.
Parker hauled in four of seven targets for 85 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 34-31 overtime victory over the Bills.
Parker reaped the benefits of some incompetent tackling on the part of the Bills on his 56-yard score early in the third quarter, his fourth touchdown of the season. Parker's four catches were the most he'd tallied since Week 11 versus the Rams, while his 21.3 YPC matched his second-highest figure in that category this season. Parker will look to close out the regular season on a positive note against the Patriots on New Year's Day.
This is the second straight week that Parker has posted uninspiring fantasy numbers. The change in quarterback from Ryan Tannehill (ACL/MCL) to Matt Moore could be partly to blame, or perhaps defenses have caught on to what a deep threat he can be and have made the necessary adjustments. Either way, it's hard to see Parker being more than a flex play next week versus Buffalo.
|P3||8/24/17||@ PHI||7:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/17||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|10||11/13/17||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/26/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|