DeVante Parker went from the No. 1 receiver in Miami to potentially No. 3 on the depth chart after the Dolphins added Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle this offseason. That makes Parker tough to trust in most Fantasy leagues, and he's only worth drafting with a mid-round pick at best. Along with Mike Gesicki, Preston Williams and plenty of depth at the receiver spot, Parker will likely look more like the Fantasy option who averaged 11.5 PPR points per game last season compared to the one who averaged 15.4 PPR points per game in 2019. Parker also struggled with Tua Tagovailoa compared to Ryan Fitzpatrick, and hopefully Parker and Tagovailoa establish a better rapport this year. Keep an eye on Parker's role in training camp and the preseason, but his arrow is pointing downward with the additional weapons Miami added this year.
Parker (undisclosed) is recovering from a soft tissue injury that will need some rest so as to not become chronic, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports. The injury reportedly isn't considered serious, but the timing was suboptimal with Parker hurting himself during a workout right before training camp. It'll be especially worrisome if this is a hamstring injury, as he's struggled with those through much of his career, including last season. The Dolphins placed Parker on the PUP list Wednesday, and neither player nor team has provided any information on the injury or a possible timeline. The Dolphins also have Will Fuller (undisclosed) and Preston Williams (foot) missing from practice, while rookie first-rounder Jaylen Waddle has managed to stay on the field.
The Dolphins placed Parker on the PUP list Wednesday due to an unspecified injury, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. No injury or surgery was reported this offseason, with Parker's main concern being target and snap competition after the Dolphins signed Will Fuller and drafted Jaylen Waddle. Quarterback play is also a major issue, though the improved group of pass catchers should help Tua Tagovailoa look more comfortable than he did last season. While the specifics of Parker's current injury haven't been revealed, he has a history of hamstring issues, including frequent appearances on practice reports in 2020. He managed to play 14 games, albeit with the hamstring issues limiting his workload in at least two of those.
Parker may still be the Dolphins' No. 1 receiver, even after the team added veteran Will Fuller and sixth overall pick Jaylen Waddle, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. It's far from a sure thing, considering Fuller had more yards (879) and touchdowns (eight) last season, despite being suspended the final five weeks. Granted, Fuller was playing with Deshaun Watson while Parker caught passes from Tua Tagovailoa and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Both wideouts now face QB uncertainty, and the Miami offensive line is another big question mark. On the other hand, the Dolphins now have a promising group of pass catchers, with Parker, Fuller and Waddle joined by TE Mike Gesicki and depth wide receivers Preston Williams, Albert Wilson, Jakeem Grant, Allen Hurns and Lynn Bowden.
Parker (hamstring) caught seven of 14 targets for 116 yards in Sunday's 56-26 loss to Buffalo. Parker was inundated with targets as the Dolphins desperately tried to erase a large second-half deficit, only to watch it keep ballooning, even with backup quarterback Matt Barkley under center for the Bills. After setting career highs across the board with 72 catches for 1,202 yards and nine targets last season, Parker took a step back with just 63 catches for 793 yards and four touchdowns this year. He remains the top option in Miami's passing game heading into next season, but Parker's hopes of playing in the postseason were likely dashed with this loss.
Parker (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills. After his hamstring injury sidelined him for the past two games, Parker received the green light for the regular-season finale. However, since Parker was a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday, he'll likely be playing at less than 100 percent in the Week 17 matchup. Expect Parker to at least serve as one of the Dolphins' starting receivers, though his snap count could be monitored more than usual if his hamstring is inhibiting him during the contest.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||@New England Patriots||10||20.63|
|3||09/26||@Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
|5||10/10||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|11||11/21||@New York Jets||18||23.13|
|13||12/05||New York Giants||9||20.38|
|15||12/19||New York Jets||18||23.13|
|16||12/27||@New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|18||01/09||New England Patriots||10||20.63|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||93||53||768||5||39||14.49||106|