WR DeVante Parker - Miami Dolphins

6-3, 209Born: 1-20-1993College: LouisvilleDrafted: Round 1, pick 2015

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Week 7: at Buffalo Bills

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FBG says: Bad matchup. The Miami passing offense ranks 31st in the league with just 176 passing yards per game while tied for last with only three passing touchdowns compared to nine interceptions. This is not a reliable group led by one of two equally unreliable quarterbacks. Josh Rosen passed for just 85 yards on 25 attempts with two interceptions in three quarters of play last week before being benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick, who almost led this team to a comeback win. Rosen is averaging just 5.2 passing yards per attempt this year--this coming after nearly equally-bad statistics from his rookie season with Arizona. He has thrown five interceptions and just one touchdown and simply can't be trusted under center. Ryan Fitzpatrick may show flashes of greatness from time to time, but the veteran journeyman is also tough to trust--especially considering the poor play from this offensive line along with a receiving corps lacking a ton of talent. Devante Parker did score again last week for his second touchdown in as many games, but hs is still the WR2 behind rookie Preston Williams, who continues to lead the team in targets despite posting meager stats with just two games of more than 50 receiving yards and no games with more than four receptions. Buffalo's defense is giving up just the third-fewest passing yards per game at 187.2. They have yet to allow more than one passing touchdown in a game and have gone two straight games without allowing a single passing touchdown--including a Week 4 outing against Tom Brady. Adding context, however, Brady has been the only reliable quarterback they have faced--as the other opponents include Sam Darnold, Eli Manning, Andy Dalton, and Marcus Mariota--all leaders (or former-leaders) of below-average passing offenses. Still, this is a talented secondary with strong young cornerbacks in Tre'Davious White and Levi Wallace. Both should make it tough on outside Dolphins receivers. Safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer have also played very well and are a big reason why this team has limited opposing offenses to just three passing touchdowns as they are locking down big plays from happening. The defensive line should also have no problem with this Miami front in the trenches, capping off what should be another difficult Sunday for the Dolphins.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
3 at DAL 69 0 0 0 6 3.0 56 0 0 5.6
4 vs LAC 43 0 0 0 4 4.0 70 1 0 13
6 vs WAS 67 0 0 0 4 3.0 28 1 0 8.8
7 at BUF 0 0 0 10 5.0 55 1 0 11.5
7 at BUF PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 2.7 * * * *
7 at BUF PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 2.6 * * * *
7 at BUF PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 3.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

DeVante Parker's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 6 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 28 / 1 rec)

The Dolphins do not have many touchdowns this season, but Parker now has 2 of them. He is catching up to Williams for the team lead in receiving yards as well. Parker managed to catch 3 of his 4 targets this week and made the most important catch with :06 left for a touchdown. Parker ran a skinny post from 11 yards out and made a sliding catch on a low ball that was just out of reach of his defender in coverage. Parker has had a tough time with drops his entire career but was able to make this catch when it truly mattered. Unfortunately, the Dolphins decided to go for 2 instead of the game tying extra point and lost when the pass fell incomplete. Parker is going to have a much tougher time next week against a great Buffalo secondary.

2019 Week 4 vs LAC (4 / 4 / 70 / 1 rec)

It has been a very up and down career for Parker in Miami and this week just happened to be one of those ups. Parker caught all 4 of his targets and just the second touchdown of the season for the Dolphins. After dropping what should have been an easy touchdown last week, Parker burned past his man this week for a 34-yard touchdown down the right sideline. The corner got caught trying to jump the underneath route by the running back and Parker had a clear path to the end zone without a defender within 10 yards of him. Parker outpaced Preston Williams in yards this week and was the best player on the team. Someone has to catch the ball when it isn't being thrown to the other team and it will be a toss up each week between Parker and Williams as to who sees the most volume.

2019 Week 3 vs DAL (6 / 3 / 56 / 0 rec)

Just when you think Parker has turned the corner and is going to start playing like the 1st round pick he was, he drops an easy touchdown pass on a slant that would have been only the 2nd touchdown for the Dolphins all season. Parker started the game with a bang and caught a 40-yard deep ball down the sideline from Rosen. The offense was unable to turn the big play into points when they missed a 47-yard field goal 3 plays later. Parker has started to lose some of his volume to Williams and could see an even bigger hit when Albert Wilson comes back from injury. Miami has tried to trade him before and could not find a buyer, so it looks like he will play out the rest of his contract this year with the Dolphins.

2019 Week 2 vs NE (7 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

It was not a good day for Parker against the Patriots. He had 7 targets come his way but did not come down with a single one of them. Parker was blanketed in coverage all game long and could not seem to break free. Fitzpatrick and Rosen were under duress the entire game and had to deal with a collapsing pocket and limited time to throw the ball. Parker is the top option at receiver for Miami right now but he will need a quarterback to throw him the ball.

2019 Week 1 vs BAL (7 / 3 / 75 / 0 rec)

It has been an interesting turn for Parker. He went from being the odd receiver out on the depth chart and the guy the team really wanted to trade, to the top performer on a very bad team this week. Parker was targeted a team high 7 times this week and managed to bring in 3 passes. The big play was a 49-yard homerun down the middle of the field from Fitzpatrick, and he also added a 14-yard catch and run down the left sideline on the Dolphins lone touchdown drive. There will be plenty of completion for catches with Allen Hurns, Jakeem Grant, and Albert Wilson all fighting for playing time, but this is the final season for Parker to prove he is a capable NFL receiver. Look for him to finish the season at or near the top of most receiving categories for a very bad Dolphins team this year.

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Dolphins | DeVante Parker catches TD pass (Sun Oct 20, 05:17 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker caught five passes for 55 yards and one touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7. He was targeted 10 times during the game.

Our View: Parker is approaching fantasy relevance for as long as Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starter.
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Dolphins | DeVante Parker finds the end zone (Sun Oct 13, 05:02 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker registered three receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins.

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Schedule

7@ Buffalo Bills
8@ Pittsburgh Steelers
9vs New York Jets
10@ Indianapolis Colts
11vs Buffalo Bills
12@ Cleveland Browns
13vs Philadelphia Eagles
14@ New York Jets
15@ New York Giants
16vs Cincinnati Bengals
17@ New England Patriots