Posted by Steve Andress
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:40am
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.
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.