Colby Parkinson

Seattle Seahawks
Tight End #84
Seattle Seahawks
Tight End #84

Colby Parkinson News

Remains top tight end in Seattle

Parkinson caught two of three targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 19-16 overtime win over the Rams.

Analysis: Parkinson's Week 17 usage wasn't a fluke. He operated as the top tight end ahead of Noah Fant for a second straight week, as Parkinson handled 55 snaps (79 percent) while Fant clocked in at 45 snaps (64 percent). The usage is certainly intriguing, so Parkinson has a chance to be the No. 3 pass-catcher behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett in Seattle in any given week.

Jan 9, 2023 9:30 AM EST

Operates as No. 1 tight end

Parkinson caught five of six targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-6 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Parkinson worked as the clear No. 3 tight end all season behind Will Dissly and Noah Fant. Dissly has since been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, but instead of shifting to the No. 2 role, Parkinson operated as the top tight end in Week 17. He played 80 percent of the offensive snaps while Fant was targeted three times while handling a 63 percent share. It's worth monitoring this usage again in Week 18, and Parkinson is worth keeping tabs on.

Jan 2, 2023 3:28 PM EST

Increased role ahead

Parkinson should handle an increased workload moving forward following news that Will Dissly (knee) was placed on injured reserve, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Dissly could become available later in the playoffs if the Seahawks make it, but he won't return during the regular season. Last week, Parkinson handled a season-high 30 offensive snaps and produced three catches (four targets) for 45 yards. The 2020 fourth-round pick could handle an even larger workload in Week 17 versus the Jets as the No. 2 tight end behind Noah Fant (knee).

Dec 29, 2022 12:23 PM EST

Best performance of 2022

Parkinson caught three of four targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: With Tyler Lockett (hand) out of the lineup and Marquise Goodwin leaving briefly with a wrist injury, Parkinson handled a season-high 30 offensive snaps and finished with season highs in catches and receiving yards. Most notably, he played more snaps than veteran Will Dissly. We should expect Dissly to reclaim the No. 2 role because he's a skilled run-blocker, but this is a competition worth keeping tabs on in deeper fantasy leagues.

Dec 26, 2022 9:52 AM EST

Two targets in Week 14 loss

Parkinson hauled in one of his two targets for a 10-yard gain in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: He played 17 snaps in the Week 14 loss, finishing third behind Noah Fant (29) and Will Dissly (21) among the Seahawks' tight ends. So long as Fant and Dissly are available, Parkinson is unlikely to see enough playing time to be a reliable starting option in the majority of fantasy leagues.

Dec 14, 2022 1:02 PM EST

No targets in loss

Parkinson went without a target while playing 16 of the Seahawks' 65 snaps on offense in Sunday's 40-34 overtime loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: After seeing at least one target in each of the Seahawks' previous five games, Parkinson didn't draw any looks from quarterback Geno Smith, who attempted 37 passes on the day. Parkinson is behind Will Dissly and Noah Fant on the depth chart at tight end and can't be counted on to be a regular fantasy factor while the latter two options are available.

Nov 30, 2022 8:49 AM EST

Season-high snap count

Parkinson hauled in both of his targets for a total of six yards in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: The third-year tight end logged a season-high 29 offensive snaps. Parkinson still hasn't made much of a fantasy impact this year, as he has just 12 catches for 165 yards and one touchdown through nine games.

Nov 7, 2022 6:37 AM EST

Notches 10th reception

Parkinson caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Parkinson has hauled in 10 of 11 targets for 159 yards and a touchdown through eight games this season. He has averaged 20.5 offensive snaps per game this year, as he operates as the No. 3 tight end behind Will Dissly and Noah Fant.

Oct 31, 2022 6:50 AM EST

No targets Sunday

Parkinson wasn't targeted in Sunday's 39-32 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Parkinson has caught six passes for 115 yards and a touchdown through five games. The 23-year-old has averaged just 18.8 snaps per game, so until his usage increases, he'll have limited fantasy upside.

Oct 10, 2022 8:38 AM EST

Registers 44 yards

Parkinson caught both of his targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Through three games, Parkinson leads all Seahawks tight ends with 87 receiving yards, while Will Dissly (77) and Noah Fant (54) trail closely behind. None of these players are dependable for fantasy purposes at this time.

Sep 26, 2022 6:04 AM EST

Scores first career TD

Parkinson caught both of his targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 17-16 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Parkinson produced just 49 receiving yards through his first two seasons in the league, but he managed to produce a career high in receiving yards and score his first career touchdown in Week 1. He handled 20 offensive snaps in the opener, so we shouldn't expect this kind of production going forward.

Sep 13, 2022 6:08 AM EST

Snags one pass in loss

Parkinson caught one of three targets for five yards in Saturday's 32-25 preseason loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Parkinson led all Seahawks tight ends with 34 offensive snaps, as Will Dissly got the night off and Noah Fant was limited to 20 snaps. The 2020 fourth-round pick was targeted in the end zone in the third quarter but was unable to hang on as he was hit by multiple defenders while attempting to make the catch. Parkinson has a good chance to make the roster as the No. 3 tight end behind Fant and Dissly, as his unique 6-foot-7 build makes him an intriguing red-zone target.

Aug 14, 2022 11:19 AM EST

Just five catches in second season

Parkinson caught five passes (eight targets) for 33 yards over 14 games during the 2021 season.

Analysis: Parkinson re-injured his foot in August and ended up missing the first three games of the season as a result. He rarely played when both Gerald Everett and Will Dissly were healthy, as he averaged just four offensive snaps between Weeks 6 and 15. The 6-foot-7, 251-pound tight end was decently productive in college but simply hasn't made an impact at the NFL level. Both Everett and Dissly will be free agents in March. Dissly will likely stick around, but a pass-catching role could open up if Everett walks. Still, Parkinson will likely face competition in training camp regardless.

Jan 14, 2022 11:12 AM EST

Receives one target

Parkinson didn't catch his lone target in Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Even with Will Dissly in COVID-19 protocol, Parkinson couldn't get anything going offensively. The 2020 fourth-round pick will continue to work as a specialist once Dissly returns to the lineup.

Dec 27, 2021 8:58 AM EST

Just four snaps

Parkinson didn't receive a target in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Parkinson played just four snaps on offense because both Gerald Everett and Will Dissly were active. As long Dissly and Everett are healthy, Parkinson will likely handle a limited role on offense.

Oct 18, 2021 6:36 PM EST

Catches first pass of season

Parkinson caught one pass (two targets) for one yard in Thursday's 26-17 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Parkinson logged 35 of 65 offensive snaps with Gerald Everett (COVID-19 protocol) out of the lineup, but he didn't make much of an impact in the passing game. Everett should be back in the lineup Week 6 against the Steelers, so Parkinson will move back to the No. 3 tight end role.

Oct 8, 2021 8:26 AM EST

Makes season debut

Parkinson didn't receive a target in Sunday's 28-21 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Parkinson logged 38 of 56 offensive snaps (68 percent) because Gerald Everett was on the COVID-19 list. The 22-year-old tight end drew high praise from head coach Pete Carroll during training camp before suffering a foot injury. However, his role this season will likely be minimal once Everett returns.

Oct 4, 2021 7:28 AM EST

Added to active roster

The Seahawks activated Parkinson (foot) from injured reserve Saturday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Parkinson was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday and will be active against the 49ers on Sunday. The 22-year-old tight end battled his foot injury throughout his rookie season, so it's unclear what type of role he can play for Seattle's offense. With Gerald Everett (illness) likely unavailable Sunday, Parkinson will be needed for depth behind Will Dissly and Tyler Mabry.

Oct 2, 2021 1:45 PM EST

Expects to return Week 4

Parkinson (foot) is expected to return from the Seahawks' injured reserver and suit up for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: While the expectation is that he will return, he has not officially been activated yet. With Gerald Everett (illness) likely unavailable, Parkinson would provide depth at tight end behind Will Dissly and Tyler Mabry if ultimately given the green light.

Oct 1, 2021 6:26 PM EST

Nearing return

Parkinson (foot) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Parkinson has battled the same foot injury for much of his professional career, as he was sidelined until Week 8 of the 2020 campaign with a broken bone in his foot. He suffered the same injury Aug. 13 in the same foot and landed on injured reserve about three weeks later. Parkinson can now return to practice and must be activated within 21 days.

Sep 29, 2021 6:53 PM EST

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