35-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Free Agent
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Eric Parker in 2013. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Eric Parker Contract Information:
Released by Chargers in July of 2008.
The Chargers have released Parker (toe), the North County Times reports.
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Eric Parker: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Parker's agent has been in contact with numerous teams since the team announced their intention to trade or release the veteran last month. It is not known which teams are the front runners for Parker's services, but it seems like a decision will be made rather quickly. Parker missed all of last season recovering from surgery on his big right toe, but he is apparently healthy and ready to go this year.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Chargers have reportedly fielded calls from several teams interested in acquiring the veteran wide receiver and punt returner, including the Cleveland Browns. Parker had surgery on his right big toe in October and did not play last season, but he is healthy enough to play this year and should pass any physical with another team. Parker has become expendable because of the arrival of Chris Chambers and development of the team's young receivers and punt returners.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)This fully explains the Chargers' need to upgrade at receiver, since it was initially believed that Parker could return at some point this season. You can safely drop him in virtually all formats now.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)This estimate is in line with the initial diagnosis of a 10-week recovery time. We will let you know as soon as he returns to practice and will monitor any news as it pertains to his projected spot on the depth chart. In his absence, Vincent Jackson and rookie Craig Davis have been starting, but the latter has not really done much, so Parker has a good chance to return in a starting role.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Eric Parker.
After missing the entire 2007 season with a toe injury and subsequent surgery, Parker is expected to be physically ready to play again in 2008, but it will not be with the Chargers. The team has said that the veteran receiver will either be released or traded before the start of the regular season. Before the injury, Parker had established himself as a team leader, but the acquisition of Chris Chambers and the continued development of San Diego's young group of receivers has made Parker expendable.
Parker has long been considered one of the toughest and most dependable receivers on the team. His best season came back in 2005, despite the fact that he registered a modest 57 receptions for 725 yards and only three touchdowns. In 2006, his numbers began to decline as he managed only 48 receptions for 659 yards and did not score any touchdowns. The downward trend figures to continue with the development of Vincent Jackson and the drafting of rookie Craig Davis. Parker will still be a valuable contributor, but his best statistical days are probably behind him.
Parker has a well-earned reputation as a tough player given his relatively small stature, and he opens the season as the number two wide receiver in San Diego. He set career highs with 57 receptions for 725 yards in 2005, and can probably be counted on for about the same with three or four touchdowns this season. He has had plenty of good games over the years, but he has never really been a player that can be counted on week in and week out. If fellow starter, Keenan McCardell starts to show his age, Parker may be able to pick up the slack, but this offense will always center around LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates.
Parker was the Chargers' leading wide receiver by default in 2004 because Reche Caldwell's season was cut in half due to injury and Keenan McCardell was only acquired in time to play seven regular season games. Still, Parker was a consistent performer and a favorite of Drew Brees all year long. He has a smallish frame, but his teammates routinely refer to him as one of the toughest players on the team. He has demonstrated big play ability in the past and figures to have another solid season, but his upside is severely limited by the fact that he will have stiff competition for balls this year with the aforementioned Caldwell and McCardell in the mix for a full season. Also, don't forget about tight end Antonio Gates (a record-setter in 2004) or running back LaDainian Tomlinson (one of the best pass catching backs in the league). Add it all up, and it would be tough for Parker to have a great fantasy year without an injury or two to some of the other pass catching options on this team.
Parker has shown glimpses of his potential during his two-year career with San Diego. In 2003 he caught only 18 balls, but three of those went for touchdowns. The competition will be fierce among the Chargers' receivers this year.
Former teammate of Donte Stallworth in college looks to branch out on his own and make his mark with the Chargers in 2003. An interesting sleeper.