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DeVante Parker

DeVante Parker

Wide Receiver #11
ADP:Round: 7, Pick: 1
Team: Miami Dolphins
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 209 lb.
College:Louisville
Age:27
Born:January 20, 1993
Drafted:2015 / Rd. 1 (14)
Draft Team:MIA

DeVante Parker: Excellent finish to season

Parker secured eight of 11 targets for 137 yards in the Dolphins' 27-24 win over the Patriots on Sunday.

Analysis: Parker finished his career-best season in fitting fashion, leading the team in receptions, receiving yardage and targets while posting his second straight 100-yard effort in the process. Parker came alive over the last seven games of the campaign, a possible career-changing stretch for the previously disappointing 2015 first-round pick. Sunday's tally, which included key catches on the Dolphins' game-winning drive in the fourth quarter, pushed Parker's final 2019 line to 72-1,202-9, with all three components career bests.

December 29, 2019 3:07 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Inefficient but productive in win

Parker secured five of 15 targets for 111 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 38-35 overtime win against the Bengals on Sunday.

Analysis: Parker paced the Dolphins in receiving yardage and targets on the afternoon, with the 100-yard performance vaulting him over the 1,000-yard mark for the season for the first time in his career. It was also Parker's third time eclipsing the century mark in the last six contests, while his seven-yard scoring grab in the first quarter was his fifth over the last four games alone. Parker's breakout campaign is emblematic of the unusual transition season it's been for Miami, but his fantasy managers certainly aren't complaining. Parker will look to meet the formidable challenge of producing against the Patriots defense in a Week 17 road divisional battle.

December 22, 2019 2:59 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Set to suit up Sunday

Parker (hip) doesn't carry a designation for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: Parker has tended to a concussion and hip injury during the final month of the season, but the latter won't impact his ability to serve as the Dolphins' No. 1 pass catcher this weekend. Just 46 yards shy of the first 1,000-yard season of his five-year career, he's a decent bet to get there Sunday versus a Cincinnati defense that has conceded 9.1 yards per target to wide receivers this season.

December 20, 2019 2:46 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Upgrades to full practice

Parker (hip) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Parker was limited due to a hip injury to begin the week, but he's already managed to shed all restrictions. Barring any setbacks, the emerging wideout can be considered on track for his usual No. 1 role in Miami's receiving corps against the Bengals on Sunday.

December 19, 2019 2:21 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Limited with hip injury

Parker was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a hip injury, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Parker reportedly intends to suit up for Miami's final two contests of the season despite his injury, the severity of which remains undisclosed. There's not yet any reason to worry that the fifth-year pro is in danger of missing any time, and he'll have two more chances to upgrade his level of his activity ahead of Sunday's favorable matchup against the Bengals. Discounting Week 14 when he left the field early due to a concussion, Parker is averaging six catches for 114.25 yards and one touchdown across his last four full games. If he's able to suit up Week 16 he'll be a high-upside fantasy option.

December 18, 2019 1:28 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Fifth-year breakout continues

Parker caught four of seven targets for 72 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Parker scored from 20 yards out in the second quarter and added a 29-yard touchdown in garbage time. He exited last week's game early due to a concussion, but Parker now has 24 catches for 457 yards and four touchdowns in his last four full games. The 2015 first-rounder has eight receiving touchdowns this season, one shy of his total from his first four seasons combined. Parker will be an appealing Week 16 option in a battle of rebuilding teams against Cincinnati.

December 15, 2019 2:48 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Seems set to play

Parker has cleared concussion protocol and is expected to play Sunday against the Giants, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Fantasy owners will still want to check in closer to the 1 p.m. ET kickoff to make sure the Dolphins have in fact ruled Parker active, but it's certainly a good sign for the newly extended wide receiver, as there was some concern earlier in the week that Parker would not be able to play. Prior to Week 14 in which the 26-year-old was forced out of the game early, Parker had recorded at least 50 receiving yards in seven straight games, part of what has easily shaped up to be a career season for the 2015 first-round pick. The excellent season netted Parker a contract extension Friday in the neighborhood of $40 million over the course of the next four seasons.

December 14, 2019 2:48 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Lands contract extension

Parker (concussion) is signing a four-year, $40 million contract with the Dolphins on Friday.

Analysis: Parker putting together a fifth-year breakout season of sorts, having already set career-high marks in terms of yards (882) and touchdowns (eight) through 13 contests. The 2015 first-round pick entered the 2019 season on a prove-it deal, and he's now successfully secured tenure in Miami's wide receiver corps through 2023. Parker's status for Sunday's tilt against the Giants is a bit less clear, as he works to clear the league's five-step protocol for concussions. At the latest, a final decision on his availability for Week 15 will be made when the Dolphins' inactive list is released 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff in New York.

December 13, 2019 2:25 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Officially listed as questionable

Parker (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Giants, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Parker was a full participant in Friday's practice, according to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, after having kicked off the week with back-to-back limited sessions. It's certainly encouraging to see the emerging wideout making quick progress through the league's five-step protocol for head injuries, but he'll still need to meet with an independent neurologist in order to receive full clearance. A final call on his availability for Week 15 could come down to the wire.

December 13, 2019 10:48 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Sheds no-contact jersey

Parker (concussion) practiced Friday without a non-contact jersey, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Parker has not cleared the league's concussion protocol just yet, but losing the non-contact jersey is a step in the right direction. Parker's status for Week 15 will be announced after Friday's practice comes to a close, but unless he is cleared, a final call on his availability may not be made until game day.

December 13, 2019 8:14 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Logs another limited practice

Parker (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Parker has managed two consecutive limited practices to begin the week, indicating that he's making good progress though the early stages of the league's five step concussion protocol. That said, coach Brian Flores said Thursday that Parker will remain in the concussion protocol at least "through the end of the week," according to Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, so he can't be considered a lock to gain clearance in time for Sunday's tilt against the Giants. If Parker, who averaged 128.3 receiving yards per game in the three contests prior to suffering his concussion, does manage to suit up Week 15, he'll be a high-upside fantasy option.

December 12, 2019 12:39 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Status for Week 15 uncertain

Coach Brian Flores said Thursday that Parker will remain in the league's five-step concussion protocol "at least through the end of the week," Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Parker managed to participate in non-contact drills during Wednesday's practice, but he's still facing an uphill battle to fully clear the league's protocol for head injuries in time to suit up Sunday against the Giants. For any chance of being available Week 15, the No. 1 wideout will need to continue making progress in practice and meet with an independent neurologist by the end of the week. With Albert Wilson (concussion) and Allen Hurns (ankle/knee) also battling injuries, it's possible that expanded roles on offense will be handed to the likes of Isaiah Ford, Mack Hollins and Trevor Davis.

December 12, 2019 8:59 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Working through non-contact drills

Parker (concussion) is participating in non-contact drills during Wednesday's practice, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Parker suffered a head injury during Week 14's divisional loss to the Jets, and he'll need to fully clear the league's five-step concussion protocol before returning to game action. It's encouraging that the standout receiver has already made enough progress in his recovery to participate in limited on-field drills, but his status for Sunday's tilt against the Giants remains unclear. With Albert Wilson also in the concussion protocol, Miami's only healthy wideouts to begin the week are Allen Hurns, Isaiah Ford, Mack Hollins and Trevor Davis.

December 11, 2019 9:11 AM EST

DeVante Parker: In concussion protocol

Parker (concussion) is ruled out to return to Sunday's contest against the Jets, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Parker suffered a concussion in the second quarter while hauling in a contested catch. The emerging wideout then underwent evaluation in the locker room, and he'll now be subject to the league's five-step protocol for head injuries. With Albert Wilson also being evaluated for a concussion, the Dolphins' receiver corps may consist of Allen Hurns, Mack Hollins and Isaiah Ford for the remainder of Sunday's divisional tilt.

December 8, 2019 11:46 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Being evaluated for head injury

Parker is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jets while being evaluated for a concussion, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Parker exited Sunday's divisional tilt in the second quarter after making a contested catch. He caught both his targets for 28 yards before leaving the field. In the event that Parker is ultimately diagnosed with a concussion, the Dolphins will be left with Albert Wilson, Allen Hurns, Mack Hollins and Isaiah Ford at wide receiver.

December 8, 2019 11:04 AM EST

DeVante Parker: Rampant production in Week 13 win

Parker corralled seven of 10 targets for 159 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 37-31 win against the Eagles.

Analysis: Parker had a monumental impact on the outcome of Sunday's game, as his 43-yard touchdown catch from Ryan Fitzpatrick on a fourth-and-4 late in the first quarter completely shifted the tenor of the contest. He flashed later with a 17-yard TD reception to get Miami within one possession midway through the third quarter, and came down with two catches for 42 yards on the Dolphins' go-ahead drive in the final five minutes of regulation. The 26-year-old wideout now has 10-plus targets in four straight games heading into a Week 14 matchup against a Jets defense that entered Sunday as the NFL's 19th-ranked pass defense.

December 1, 2019 2:26 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Six-catch effort in loss

Parker brought in six of 11 targets for 91 yards in the Dolphins' 41-24 loss to the Browns on Sunday.

Analysis: Parker shared the team lead in receptions with Albert Wilson while pacing the Dolphins in receiving yardage. The 2015 first-round pick is quietly putting together a solid season, as he's become a favorite downfield target of Ryan Fitzpatrick's and now has 695 receiving yards through 11 games, the second-highest tally of his career. Parker has at least five receptions in five of the last six games, giving him a solid fantasy floor in all formats heading into a Week 13 battle versus the Eagles.

November 24, 2019 2:23 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Speeds past defense in loss

Parker caught seven of 10 targets for 135 yards during Sunday's 37-20 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: It was a rough day for the Dolphins, but Parker managed to make some big plays deep with a catch-and-run of 50 yards late in the second quarter and then a 45-yard catch down the sideline on fourth down midway through the fourth quarter. The Dolphins are battling with a depleted roster in a season that seems intended to jump-off a rebuild, but a player of Parker's talents who is being fed the way Parker has still holds value. He's averaging 8.8 targets per game over his last five contests, but will take on a sixth-ranked Cleveland pass defense next week.

November 17, 2019 3:13 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Scores in loss

Parker caught three of four targets for 28 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 17-16 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Parker reached paydirt via a connection with Ryan Fitzpatrick, who replaced Josh Rosen under center in the fourth quarter. While the 2015 first-round pick isn't operating as the No. 1 option in Miami's receiving game, having been out-targeted by both Preston Williams and Albert Wilson in Week 6, he appears to be benefiting from high-quality looks. In four of five contests thus far, Parker has either eclipsed 50 receiving yards or scored a touchdown.

October 13, 2019 6:08 PM EST

DeVante Parker: Scores first touchdown

Parker caught all four of his targets for 70 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 30-10 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Paker was key to his team's competitive first-half performance, scoring his first touchdown of the season on a 34-yard connection with Josh Rosen in the first quarter. Although his four targets were his fewest of the season, he has now exceeded 55 receiving yards in three of four games this season while recording a catch of at least 30 yards in each of those contests. Parker seems to be benefiting from better-than-expected play from quarterback Josh Rosen and will look to follow up this effort in the next game Oct. 13 at home against the Redskins.

September 29, 2019 3:52 PM EST

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