Dolphins hope 'impressive' WR DeVante Parker turns into 'dominant threat'

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Dolphins beat writer Armando Salguero:

Today, on the eve of the Dolphins beginning their Organized Team Activities (OTAs), there is one player coaches believe has taken a significant jump from what they saw last year. He has become one of, if not the most improved player, in the early part of the team’s offseason conditioning program and coaches are hopeful that will continue and carry over to the OTAs ...

Then to training camp.

And the preseason.

And the 2017 regular season.

DeVante Parker is that player.

I am told by multiple sources Parker has been so impressive this offseason he has coaches hopeful he can finally develop into the dominant threat the Dolphins were expecting when they drafted him in the first round in 2015.

Fantasy Impact: 

In 15 games, Parker was the #50 WR last season, catching 56 passes for 744 yards and four touchdowns on 88 targets. He was on the injury report for six of those games (3.3-39-0.33, 9.2 PPG in PPR formats) and healthy for nine (4.0-57-0.20, 11.0 PPG). Those "healthy" PPG numbers are about what Anquan Boldin scored as 2016's #41 fantasy receiver. The article discusses how Parker is more mature this offseason and seems to be taking care of his body. If this translates to a healthier season, he should produce at a higher level in 2017.

Filed Under: 2017, Preseason