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Small Fish Big Bowl Est. 2018
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WR MIA

College: Louisville | 4 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 216 lbs
Birth Date: 1/20/1993
2019 Bye Week: 5

Total Pts: 60.9
Avg Pts: 3.81
Rank: 107 WR

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2019 RTSports Outlook

Parker was once again a bust last year, playing 11 games and doing little while on the field. He had just 309 yards in a score. Parker showed his upside in Week 8, though, catching six passes for 134 yards. At this point, a change of scenery would do him good. He never topped 750 yards in four seasons with the Dolphins. Parker has a world of talent but just can't put it together. He is a big target that does a great job of stretching the field and making the acrobatic catch. He is a playmaker. Parker needs to sharpen his route running some and be more consistent overall. Fantasy Outlook: Parker is a good buy-low candidate. You will be able to get him for cheap and his ceiling is high if he finally puts it together. Just have low expectations for him, so you aren't disappointed when he is a bust once again. For now, consider him a No. 4 or 5 fantasy receiver. He can get around 55 receptions for 700 yards and five scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

It wouldn't be the NFL offseason if we didn't have the typical Devante Parker: Practice Superstar headlines. I do not care. And you shouldn't either. Parker has now had four NFL seasons. In all of them, he was given significant playing time. He has never produced. That is because he is not good at football. Now playing for the worst version of the Dolphins he has seen, Parker is supposed to break out? No. It is really frustrating to read the reports every year about how great Parker is in OTAs or training camp. It has never translated into the regular season. Why would it start now? At least this year, fantasy owners seem to have caught on. Parker is still being drafted, but only in the very final picks of fantasy drafts, outside the top 60 WRs. That is where he belongs. Historically, WRs seeing relevant target shares that have not broken out by their third season never break out. Parker fits this category. A breakout would be exceedingly rare and usually it involves extenuating circumstances (like Julian Edelman playing cornerback for the start of his career). Parker was thrust into a relevant role as a rookie and has done nothing useful for four years. If he miraculously breaks through in year five, I will happily watch from the sidelines. Chase more plausible upside with the last player on your bench.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
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Week 1
Week 2
Week 36.00DeVante Parker 40 receiving yds (4.00 pts)
DeVante Parker 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 4
Week 5
Week 60.00
Week 7
Week 819.40DeVante Parker 134 receiving yds (13.40 pts)
DeVante Parker 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Week 91.80DeVante Parker 8 receiving yds (0.80 pts)
DeVante Parker 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 109.30DeVante Parker 43 receiving yds (4.30 pts)
DeVante Parker 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 11
Week 124.00DeVante Parker 10 receiving yds (1.00 pts)
DeVante Parker 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 1314.30DeVante Parker 43 receiving yds (4.30 pts)
DeVante Parker 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
DeVante Parker 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . DeVante Parker 18 yd TD pass from Ryan Tannehill
Week 142.80DeVante Parker 18 receiving yds (1.80 pts)
DeVante Parker 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 150.00
Week 163.30DeVante Parker 13 receiving yds (1.30 pts)
DeVante Parker 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Player Notes
Jun 14 2:53pm ET

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker regularly looked like the team's best offensive player this spring, according to ESPN's Cameron Wolfe.

Fantasy Spin: Before owners roll their eyes for the umpteenth time at another offseason puff piece about Parker, it's worth mentioning three years of Adam Gase and four years of Ryan Tannehill serving as his main quarterback wasn't the most ideal situation for his . There's no question he has the talent to be a very good NFL receiver if he can ever stay healthy and find a quarterback/offensive coordinator combination that suits his game. He's worth a late-round flier in fantasy.

Jun 6 6:20pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Devante Parker has been the best player in camp the last five weeks. He hauled in two more touchdowns in practice on Wednesday and would be a Pro Bowler if he played like this in the regular season. That's been precisely the problem with the disappointing Parker to this point in his career. When it doesn't matter he stands out and when the lights come on he's either injured, struggles with drops or completely disappears altogether. It was a surprise that Miami even held onto the first-round bust, but Parker will be given another chance after catching 24 passes for 309 yards and one touchdown in 11 games in 2018. He has two touchdowns in the last two years and hasn't played in a full season yet. Fantasy owners will want to see something before investing.

From RotoBaller

Jun 6 11:33am ET

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has been the best player in camp the last five weeks. If he played like this in games consistently, he would be a Pro Bowler, in the opinion of beat writer Barry Jackson.

May 24 5:50pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Devante Parker was excellent in red-zone drills at organized team activities this week, catching multiple passes. The new coaching staff and receivers coach Karl Dorrell are trying to use positive reinforcement with Parker, who has responded well to the approach. The 26-year-old is being given a second chance under the new coaching staff after struggling with injuries, drops and just poor overall play after being the 14th overall pick in the 2015 draft. Parker had only 24 receptions for 309 yards and a touchdown in 11 games last year and hasn't gone over 57 catches or four touchdowns in any season in his four years. Most fantasy owners will continue to write him off, but he could be worth a late-round flier if he continues to look good in 2019.

From RotoBaller

Apr 18 1:13pm ET

MIami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker says he's happy the Dolphins retained him, saying he's fully healthy and ready for 'a fresh start.'

Fantasy Spin: Parker is coming off his worst season yet with 24 catches for 309 yards and a TD on 47 targets in 11 games and belongs off the main fantasy radar in the majority of leagues until he shows otherwise.

Apr 18 12:20pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Devante Parker is happy that the Dolphins trusted him enough to bring him back in 2019 and said "they have confidence in me again, have trust in me, have faith in me to sign me back again." Parker also said he's fully healthy this offseason. The 26-year-old was hurt to start last season and wound up finishing with a career-low 24 catches for just 309 yards and one touchdown in 11 games. While Parker has the talent, he continues to underwhelm for Miami and fantasy owners, and he's caught only two touchdowns in the last two seasons and nine total in his four years in the league. Even if he remains the No. 1 wideout in Miami in 2019, Parker's fantasy value is down in the dumps. And Miami's quarterback situation is also troubling.

From RotoBaller

Mar 13 9:13am ET

Updating previous reports, Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker's two-year deal is worth $11.1875 million. He'll receive $4.5 million guaranteed and can earn $3 million more in incentives. The second year is a team option.

Mar 12 12:53pm ET

Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker and the team are closing in a on two-year, $13 million contract extension that will include a number of incentives.

Fantasy Spin: A low-risk, high-reward deal is ideal for Parker, who at age 26 is still brimming with potential.

Mar 12 12:43pm ET

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker was close Tuesday, March 12, to agreeing on a new two-year deal with the team, according to a league source.

Fantasy Spin: Parker has been a perennial fantasy tease and slipped to new career lows last season in games played (11) targets (47), receptions (24) and yards (309). Perhaps a new coaching regime will light a fire under the underachieving first-round pick, but the Dolphins' QB situation remains far from settled so it's best to steer clear outside of last-round, shot-in-the-dark picks in drafts.

Mar 2 2:03pm ET

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker's fifth-year option for 2019 is expected to be rescinded, which would make him an unrestricted free-agent this offseason. The team would save $9.38 million if Parker is cut.

Fantasy Spin: Parker has struggled with injuries over the last few seasons but likely will receive interest from multiple teams if he is available this offseason. He could be a late-round pick in fantasy drafts depending on his situation.

Feb 20 12:30pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Devante Parker is believed to already be gone and wideout Danny Amendola is iffy to be re-signed as well. Even Kenny Stills could be at risk with a $4 million salary cap savings if he's cut. The Dolphins have been wanting to move on from Parker for a while, so that is no secret. The former first-round pick in 2015 has been a flop and had just 24 catches (47 targets) for 309 yards and one touchdown in 11 games in 2018. He has just two scores the last two years and has never played a full season in the NFL. Amendola was much more reliable for a stagnant Miami offense and had 59 receptions for 575 yards and a touchdown in 15 games in his first season in Miami. He's getting long in the tooth, though, and isn't a lock to find a prominent role on the open market.

From RotoBaller

Feb 9 1:43am ET

The Philadelphia Eagles might be interested in Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker if he is released, in the opinion of Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, who notes that the team reportedly discussed acquiring Parker from Miami at last year's trade deadline.

Fantasy Spin: Parker has been mostly disappointing in four seasons with the Dolphins, but at just 26 years old and with ample physical ability, the former first-round pick could quickly become a person of interest were he to land in the right situation.

Dec 31 7:33pm ET

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker is expected to be released this offseason. The team would save $9.4 million salary cap space if they cut Parker.

Fantasy Spin: Parker probably would receive interest from several teams if available this offseason but may not be able to find a starting job. He has the potential to be a solid receiver and could have fantasy value depending on his next team.

Dec 30 4:33pm ET

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker was blanked on three targets in Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Spin: Parker was held to just three grabs for 31 yards on 11 targets in his final four outings, wrapping up another disappointing, erratic and injury-marred season. Perhaps one day the light just goes off for the speed burner, but it's starting to become a recurring theme.

Player Transactions
  • 12-Mar-2019: MIA - Re-signed - Two-year extension (through 2020)
  • 12-Mar-2019: MIA - Re-signed - Two-year contract (through 2020)
  • 24-Apr-2018: MIA - Exercised Option - Fifth-year option on rookie contract
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