DeVante Parker, WR Miami Dolphins

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Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has broken finger

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 12:31pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Miami Dolphins could be without DeVante Parker for some time after the receiver suffered a broken middle finger on his right hand in Sunday's practice, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Fantasy Impact:

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Parker is "week-to-week" with a hand injury and noted that he couldn't catch a ball right now. He won't play in the Dolphins' preseason game against the Carolina Panthers on Friday, the story said. Gase wouldn't commit to Parker being ready for Week 1.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

The Dolphins have a gaping void of targets from last year's roster—290 are missing. Only the Ravens have more vacant targets from a season ago. That gives DeVante Parker yet another opportunity to break out. Parker played much of last season banged up, but in 2016, he was much more efficient—1.7 PPR points/target versus 1.35 last year.

Fantasy Downside

Parker always seems to get dinged up with lower body injuries. As a fantasy owner, he's been a headache, because even if he hasn't missed many games, it's hard to tell if he's playing at full strength in any given week. If he continues to only average 6.5 targets per game, he again won't be anything more than a FLEX consideration from time to time.

2018 Bottom Line

It's do or die this season for Parker. If he can't do it this year with Jarvis Landry gone, he may never get another opportunity to be a starting receiver in the league. He'll certainly be motivated. An argument can be made he has some value at his ninth-round ADP, especially in best-ball leagues. In redraft leagues, he could be a weekly lineup headache again. If he's healthy, though, it seems unlikely he sees fewer targets with Jarvis Landry gone.

2018 Strength of Schedule - MIA
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
15
TEN
22
@NYJ
26
OAK
30
@NE
7
@CIN
9
CHI
19
DET
24
@HOU
22
NYJ
29
@GB
BYE25
@IND
3
BUF
30
NE
6
@MIN
1
JAX
3
@BUF

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1BYE--------------
2@LAC4850921.250000-8.512.563/6892.6%
3@NYJ8761109.500000-13.621.658/6392.1%
4NO6690811.500000-6.912.947/5290.4%
5TEN16016.000000-0.61.63/595.1%
6@ATL--------------
7NYJ--------------
8@BAL--------------
9OAK5760815.200000-7.612.654/6780.6%
10@CAR6660911.000000-6.612.651/5789.5%
11TB426096.500000-2.66.657/6489.1%
12@NE15035.000000-0.51.556/6191.8%
13DEN15045.000000-0.51.556/6783.6%
14NE4400610.000000-4.08.061/7383.6%
15@BUF68901214.830000-8.914.964/7585.3%
16@KC56301012.600000-6.311.345/5778.9%
17BUF6640710.670000-6.412.463/7188.7%
Per game4.3851.540.087.3811.7500000.005.6210.0052.15/64.1580.87%
Totals5767019611.7500000.0073130678/83480.87%