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DeVante Parker

DeVante Parker

Wide Receiver #11
ADP:Round: 6, Pick: 10
Team: Miami Dolphins
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 209 lb.
College:Louisville
Age:28
Born:January 20, 1993
Drafted:2015 / Rd. 1 (14)
Draft Team:MIA

DeVante Parker: Tops 100 yards in season-ending L

Parker (hamstring) caught seven of 14 targets for 116 yards in Sunday's 56-26 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: 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.

January 3, 2021 2:16 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Suiting up Week 17

Parker (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Analysis: 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.

January 3, 2021 8:39 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Listed as questionable

Parker (hamstring) remained limited at practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: The same applies to Jakeem Grant (hamstring), with the duo's Week 17 status set to be confirmed prior the first wave of kickoffs Sunday, with Miami facing Buffalo at 1:00 ET. While Grant suited up in Week 16, Parker has missed two straight games and should be viewed as a game-time decision for a contest in which a win would secure a playoff spot for the Dolphins. On the plus side, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post relays that Parker "looked to be running well" during the open portion of Friday's practice.

January 1, 2021 10:13 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Limited practice Wednesday

Parker (hamstring) logged a limited practice Wednesday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Parker has missed Miami's last two games with his hamstring injury, but his ability to practice Wednesday -- albeit in a limited capacity -- offers hope that he could return to action Sunday against the Bills. That said, Parker was also listed as a limited practice participant last week before ultimately being made inactive this past Saturday against the Raiders.

December 30, 2020 12:28 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Present at Wednesday's practice

Parker (hamstring) is practicing Wednesday, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Parker has sat out back-to-back games due to a lingering hamstring injury, and it would seem that his absence significantly impacted Tua Tagovalioa's effectiveness through the air during last weekend's narrow win over the Raiders. The 27-year-old will work to retake the field for Sunday's key divisional matchup in Buffalo.

December 30, 2020 10:03 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Sitting out again Saturday

Parker (hamstring) is inactive for Saturday's contest in Las Vegas.

Analysis: For a second straight week, the Dolphins took the decision about Parker's availability down to the wire, and on both occasions he took a seat. Meanwhile, Miami will welcome back Jakeem Grant (hamstring) and Mike Gesicki (shoulder), giving Tua Tagovailoa nearly his full allotment of weapons in the passing game.

December 26, 2020 3:50 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Questionable for Saturday's game

Parker (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Saturday night's game against the Raiders, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.

Analysis: As was the case in advance of Week 15 action, Parker, Jakeem Grant (hamstring) and tight end Mike Gesicki (shoulder) are all listed as questionable by Miami, a context that sets up the trio to profile as game-time decisions for Saturday's 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff. If Parker and Grant aren't active this weekend, Lynn Bowden, Mack Hollins and Isaiah Ford would once again be in line for added Week 16 snaps/targets.

December 24, 2020 2:04 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Another limited practice

Parker (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Parker wasn't able to suit up against the Patriots last Sunday despite logging a trio of limited practices leading up to the contest, so he can't be considered a lock to return against the Raiders on Saturday. He could need to prove capable of handling full reps Thursday in order to gain clearance to play. Fellow top pass catchers Jakeem Grant (hamstring) and tight end Mike Gesicki (shoulder) were also limited.

December 23, 2020 12:47 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Limited to begin Week 16

Parker (hamstring) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Parker was a limited participant in practice all of last week, only to be ruled out ahead of the Dolphins' win over the Patriots. As such, Parker will likely need to upgrade to full participation at some point within the next two days of practice to have a realistic shot at heading into Saturday's game in Las Vegas minus an injury designation.

December 22, 2020 1:22 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Won't play Sunday

Parker (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: With tight end Mike Gesicki (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) also inactive for Sunday's contest, the Dolphins will turn to Lynn Bowden and Mack Hollins to head their Week 15 wide receiving corps, while Adam Shaheen and Durham Smythe are in line to handle added tight end snaps.

December 20, 2020 8:35 AM EST

DeVante Parker: On track for Sunday

Parker (hamstring), who is listed as questionable, "looks good" to play Sunday against the the Patriots, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The 27-year-old practiced as a limited participant all week after exiting last week's loss to the Chiefs with the hamstring issue, and it appears he'll be able to play Sunday. It's potentially a good sign for the Dolphins, as Mike Gesicki (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) are also questionable. Parker's status will be officially known about 90 minutes before the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff when Miami releases its list of inactives.

December 19, 2020 7:35 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Questionable to face Patriots

Parker (hamstring) will be questionable for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Patriots, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Parker has put together three consecutive limited practices since being forced out of last weekend's loss to the Chiefs, so it looks as though he has at least a shot to suit up Sunday. With Mike Gesicki (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) both also listed as questionable, Parker's status will be key in determining the quality of Tua Tagovailoa's receiving options in what's shaping up to be a must-win matchup for Miami.

December 18, 2020 10:18 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Listed as limited again

Parker (hamstring) remained listed as limited on Thursday's practice report, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Per Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, the Dolphins held a walk-through Thursday, so what Parker is able to do Friday should determine whether he approaches Sunday's game against the Patriots with a Week 15 injury designation or fully cleared to play.

December 17, 2020 12:33 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Limited to start week

Parker (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: It's encouraging to see Parker handle at least limited reps, given that he was forced out of last weekend's loss to the Chiefs before logging a single reception. The Dolphins will no doubt prioritize getting Parker healthy as Sunday's divisional matchup against the Patriots looms, lest rookie Tua Tagovailoa be forced to operate without his top receiver, and likely without Mike Gesicki (shoulder) as well.

December 16, 2020 12:38 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Practicing Wednesday

Parker (hamstring) was spotted at the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Parker was forced out of last weekend's loss to the Chiefs before he could record a catch, but it appears that his slight hamstring strain won't keep him from practicing to start the week. Mike Gesicki (shoulder) appears set to miss time, and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) looks uncertain for Sunday's game against the Patriots, so it will be imperative for Miami to get Parker healthy as soon as possible.

December 16, 2020 9:54 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Tending to strained hamstring

Parker suffered a slight hamstring strain during the Dolphins' Week 14 loss to the Chiefs, and his status for Sunday's game against the Patriots is to be determined, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Parker was forced out of this past Sunday's contest with what was termed a leg injury, and while he was deemed questionable to return, he was unable to get back on the field. He thus was blanked on his two targets, marking just the second time this season he's failed to reach 30 receiving yards in a game. Miami reconvenes for practice Wednesday, at which point the team will set the stage for his initial Week 15 status.

December 15, 2020 8:09 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Injures leg Sunday

Parker was forced out of Sunday's game against Kansas City with a leg injury.

Analysis: As long as Parker is sidelined Sunday, added targets are available for the likes of Jakeem Grant, Lynn Bowden, Mack Hollins and Antonio Callaway.

December 13, 2020 11:29 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Won't face suspension

Parker isn't at risk of being suspended after being ejected from Sunday's 19-7 win over the Bengals for fighting, though he could be fined, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Parker was one of five players ejected for fighting with 12:07 remaining in the fourth quarter, after Dolphins' wideout Jakeem Grant was subjected to a flagrant hit by Mike Thomas during a punt return. The 27-year-old will thus be available for the Dolphins' Week 14 matchup against the Chiefs, a game in which Miami will no doubt need every offensive weapon possible. Though Parker was held to just 35 yards on four catches versus Cincinnati, it's encouraging to see that he now has five straight games with at least seven targets.

December 7, 2020 10:22 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Booted late in win

Parker secured four of eight targets for 35 yards in the Dolphins' 19-7 win over the Bengals on Sunday. He was eventually ejected in the fourth quarter for fighting, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Parker had a surprisingly meager stat line on a day in which quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw for 296 yards, although he narrowly missed coming down with a couple of end-zone targets. The disappointment over the veteran wideout's sparse production is somewhat offset by the fact he did check in second on the team in targets, giving him at least seven looks in five consecutive contests. It remains to be seen if Parker will face any league discipline for the ejection, but assuming he's available for a Week 14 showdown against the Chiefs, he's likely to be heavily involved as part of what figures to be an aggressive offensive game plan for Miami.

December 6, 2020 2:13 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Hits century mark in win

Parker secured eight of 14 targets for 119 yards during the Dolphins' 20-3 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Parker notched season-high numbers in terms of both yards and targets as Ryan Fitzpatrick's clear favorite target in the passing game, allowing him to do everything short of find the end zone in New York. Tua Tagovailoa will re-enter the starting lineup against the Bengals in Week 13 as long as he's healthy, per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. That would decrease Parker's tentative fantasy upside, given that the rookie quarterback hasn't shown quite a willingness to hyper-target his No. 1 receiver, but there's also still a chance that Fitzpatrick could get another go.

November 29, 2020 1:35 PM EST

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