Parker (finger) caught two of three targets for 40 yards during Sunday's 28-20 win over the Raiders. Making his season debut after moving past a finger injury, Parker was eased back into the offense. He received just a handful of targets, though he flashed his playmaking ability in the third quarter on a nifty 36-yard reception which set up a touchdown. Parker may take some time to get up to speed after his layoff, but he should be involved nonetheless next Sunday against the Patriots.
Parker is not among the Dolphins' inactives for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Now that Parker has moved past a fractured right middle finger, he's available and in uniform Sunday. Once fully up to speed, Parker has some upside this season, but we'd like to see him get a full and productive game in before recommending as a fantasy lineup option.
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was unwilling to commit to Parker playing Week 3 against the Raiders when asked about the matter Thursday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Despite Parker seemingly having moved past the fractured right middle finger, it appears the coaching staff isn't fully confident he's capable of making his usual impact in games. Though Parker has reportedly looked good in his recent practice sessions -- which included a full workout Wednesday -- Gase cited the 25-year-old's lackluster training camp as a reason behind his murky outlook for the weekend, per Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post. If Parker can put in another quality practice session Friday, it may be enough to convince the Dolphins to make him active this week. Even in that scenario, however, it's uncertain that Parker would see a sizable snap count.
Parker (finger) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. This shouldn't come as any surprise after Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Parker could have played in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jets. While there's still some question about the extent of his involvement on offense, Parker should at least be back in uniform when the Dolphins host the Raiders on Sunday. He's part of a deep wideout group that includes Kenny Stills, Danny Amendola, Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant.
Coach Adam Gase said Parker (finger) "could have played" Sunday against the Jets, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports. After following an LP/FP/FP practice regimen last week, Parker was termed questionable for Sunday's game and eventually listed among the Dolphins' inactives. Gase's comments seem to indicate Parker was a near healthy scratch, but his right middle finger figures to be that much stronger after taking no hits Week 2. Look for Parker to mix in with Kenny Stills, Danny Amendola and Albert Wilson if he's given the all-clear for Sunday's game versus the Raiders.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/30||@New England Patriots||28||29.33|
|9||11/04||New York Jets||15||21.67|
|10||11/11||@Green Bay Packers||25||27.67|
|14||12/09||New England Patriots||28||29.33|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||79||46||636||3||29||13.83||81|