College: Louisville | 6 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 216 lbs
Birth Date: 1/20/1993
2020 Bye Week: 5
Total Pts: 119
Avg Pts: 7.44
Rank: 7 WR
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.
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.
|Week 1||4||DeVante Parker 75 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeVante Parker 75 receiving yds (3 pts)
|Week 3||3||DeVante Parker 56 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeVante Parker 56 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 4||10||DeVante Parker 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . DeVante Parker 34 yd TD pass from Josh Rosen
DeVante Parker 70 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeVante Parker 70 receiving yds (3 pts)
|Week 6||8||DeVante Parker 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . DeVante Parker 11 yd TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick
DeVante Parker 28 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeVante Parker 28 receiving yds (1 pts)
|Week 7||9||DeVante Parker 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . DeVante Parker 12 yd TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick
DeVante Parker 55 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeVante Parker 55 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 8||3||DeVante Parker 59 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeVante Parker 59 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 9||9||DeVante Parker 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . DeVante Parker 17 yd TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick
DeVante Parker 57 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeVante Parker 57 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 10||4||DeVante Parker 69 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeVante Parker 69 receiving yds (3 pts)
|Week 11||7||DeVante Parker 135 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeVante Parker 135 receiving yds (6 pts)
|Week 12||5||DeVante Parker 91 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeVante Parker 91 receiving yds (4 pts)
|Week 13||20||DeVante Parker 2 receiving TDs (12 pts)|
. . . DeVante Parker 43 yd TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick
. . . DeVante Parker 17 yd TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick
DeVante Parker 159 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeVante Parker 159 receiving yds (7 pts)
|Playoff Week 1||2||DeVante Parker 28 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeVante Parker 28 receiving yds (1 pts)
|Playoff Week 2||16||DeVante Parker 2 receiving TDs (12 pts)|
. . . DeVante Parker 20 yd TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick
. . . DeVante Parker 29 yd TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick
DeVante Parker 72 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeVante Parker 72 receiving yds (3 pts)
|Playoff Week 3||12||DeVante Parker 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . DeVante Parker 7 yd TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick
DeVante Parker 111 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeVante Parker 111 receiving yds (5 pts)
|Playoff Week 4||7||DeVante Parker 137 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeVante Parker 137 receiving yds (6 pts)
|No Playoff Match Up|
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker finished third in the league with 939 yards before the catch last season, while his 13 yards before catch per reception was good for sixth among qualified players.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans picked up a first down on 54 of his 67 catches in 2019, while Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker did so on 58 of his 72 receptions. The resulting 80.6 percent first-down rate for both players led the league among players with at least 50 receptions.
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 28-of-41 passes for 320 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions while running for 15 yards and a score in a stunning Week 17 road upset of the New England Patriots. RB Patrick Laird was the leading rusher with just 21 yards on 11 carries, while WR DeVante Parker led the way with a game-high 137 receiving yards on eight catches for 11 targets. WR Isaiah Ford managed seven grabs for 54 yards on nine targets, WR Albert Wilson was good for five catches for 59 yards on eight targets and TE Mike Gesicki posted a touchdown while totaling 34 yards on four receptions. CB Eric Rowe also had a 35-yard interception for touchdown.
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker ended up with five grabs, 111 yards and a touchdown on 15 targets in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fantasy Spin: Parker has shown what he can do when he is completely healthy, and that's dominate and be a must-start fantasy option. He is up to 64 grabs, 1,065 yards and nine touchdowns, including five scores over the past four outings. The Dolphins wrap up the season in New England in Week 17, and Parker's fantasy value is rocketing up the cheat sheets heading into 2020.
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Fantasy Spin: Parker has been the focal point of the passing game during the second half of the season and has posted good numbers. He should be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in leagues this week.
Miami Dolphins DT Zach Sieler (ankle), PK Jason Sanders (illness), OL Evan Boehm (ankle) and DE Taco Charlton (ankle) were limited in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and are listed as questionable for Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals. FB Chandler Cox (shoulder) practiced in full for a second straight day Friday but is also listed as questionable. WR Allen Hurns (ankle, knee) was limited in practice all week but no longer appears on the injury report. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder), TE Mike Gesicki (hip), C Daniel Kilgore (finger), RB Patrick Laird (knee), CB Nik Needham (groin), WR DeVante Parker (hip), WR Albert Wilson (hip) and LB Vince Biegel (Achilles) practiced in full Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Devante Parker (hip) was upgraded to a full practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. He'll be all systems go in Week 16 in an excellent matchup with the listless Bengals. Parker is having a breakout season with the rebuilding Dolphins, catching 59 passes (102 targets) for 954 yards and eight touchdowns. It's a little late, but he's finally delivering after being taken with the 14th overall pick of the 2015 draft. The 26-year-old caught four passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15 against the Giants. He has four scores in his last three games and is a must-start this weekend. Last year Parker was a fantasy non-factor in only 11 games.
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hip) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 19.
Fantasy Spin: Parker scored twice more in Week 15, as he continues to excel down the stretch run of the season. He has a great matchup this week against the Cincinnati Bengals and needs to be in lineups.
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Parker has four touchdowns in his last three games and has posted at least 70 yards in four of the last five games. He will have a favorable matchup this week and can be a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker posted four receptions for 72 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 15 against the New York Giants.
Fantasy Spin: Parker has always had the talent, he just hasn't been able to stay on the field, mostly due to hamstring injuries. When healthy he has big-play ability. The Dolphins host the Bengals in Week 16 and he could finish up strong.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Devante Parker had another big game in a 36-20 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday, scoring 19 standard league points on four receptions and two touchdowns. Parker finished with 72 yards on the day, putting Miami on the board for the first time with a 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter, as well as giving the Dolphins their last points of the day with a 29-yard catch on their last drive of the game. In the middle of the breakout season fantasy owners have been waiting on, Parker now has eight touchdowns and 954 yards on 59 receptions in 2019. Even missing most of last weeks game after being concussed, Parker is one of the leagues hottest receivers and now has 75 points in his last five games. Next week, Parker and the Dolphins will face a bad Bengals team but one thats been sneakily good against wide receivers in fantasy, allowing just the 22nd-most points to them this season.
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (concussion) is officially active for the team's Week 15 game.
Fantasy Spin: Parker has been playing well during the second half of the season and should continue to be the main option in the passing game for the Dolphins. He will have a favorable matchup and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Devante Parker (concussion) has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will play on Sunday against the New York Giants. The Giants are starting four rookies in the secondary and Parker and the Dolphins shouldn't have too hard a time moving the ball. Parker is a strong WR2 with a nice ceiling for the fantasy semifinals this week. Parker's fellow Dolphins receiver Albert Wilson also cleared the protocol and will suit up for Sunday's game.
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (concussion) cleared the league's concussion protocol Saturday, Dec. 14, and will be available to play against the New York Giants Sunday, Dec. 15.
Fantasy Spin: Parker has enjoyed a breakout season and had topped 130 receiving yards in two of his previous three games before leaving early due to injury last week. He's a WR2 in a great matchup against the Giants this week.
Confirming a previous report, the Miami Dolphins signed WR DeVante Parker to a four-year contract extension through the 2023 season Friday, Dec. 13. The deal is worth $40 million, with $21.5 million in guarantees and an $8 million signing bonus.
Fantasy Spin: The 26-year-old Parker has been one of Miami's few bright spots this season, leading the team with 55 receptions, 882 yards and six touchdowns. Assuming he is cleared from concussion protocol, he will have a very favorable matchup against the New York Giants' secondary in Week 15 and can be viewed as a WR3 in most fantasy leagues.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Devante Parker has signed a four-year extension with the team that includes the next two years guaranteed, locking the breakout receiver into a deal with a rebuilding Miami team. This is a good spot for Parker, who's been become a reliable fantasy option for the Dolphins this season, and while there's risk involved based on his track record, he should still be considered a strong fantasy option moving forward in dynasty leagues.
Miami Dolphins WR Devante Parker is reportedly close to signing a four-year contract extension worth over $40 million on Friday, Dec. 13, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Parker flashed on occasion during his first four pro seasons, but inconsistency and a lack of durability almost pushed him out of Miami. The new coaching staff led by Brian Flores opted to give him one more chance to prove himself prior to this season and the results have been spectacular, as he leads the team with 55 catches for 882 yards and six touchdowns. Assuming he gets cleared from concussion protocol in time this week, he should be in line for a huge game against the New York Giants in Week 15.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Devante Parker was able to log a full practice Friday, moving him closer towards suiting up Sunday versus the New York Giants. Parker will have still have a questionable designation for the game as he looks to be officially cleared from the leagues concussion protocol following his departure last week against the Jets. Should Parker eventually get the thumbs up, he will reclaim his role as the No. 1 offensive weapon for Miami, one who had accrued double-digit targets in four consecutive games before he was knocked out early a week ago. Parker presents a WR2 option in most-sized formats and should definitely be deployed if he is ultimately cleared prior to kickoff.
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (concussion) was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.
Fantasy Spin: Great sign for Parker as he was able to up his participation level Friday, but he still must be cleared from the league's concussion protocol to be able to play. Word on that could come later Friday or early Saturday.
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Fantasy Spin: Parker still needs to be cleared from his concussion protocol, so he may be a game-time decision this week. He has been playing well during the second half of the season and could be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if he is active for the game.