DeVante Parker
DeVante Parker
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Miami Dolphins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The 14th overall pick in 2015, Parker has shown flashes of his dynamic abilities, but hasn't produced except in short stretches. This season - one in which the Dolphins are without former top target Jarvis Landry - seems like it's make or break for Parker, who should be the team's No. 1 wideout. At 6-3, 212, and with 4.45 speed, Parker has the top-shelf physical tools to get down the field (four catches of 40-plus yards on 87 targets in 2016) and the size to operate in the red zone. But he scored only once on 96 targets last year and didn't have a single 40-yard catch. Part of it might have been due to a lingering ankle injury that cost him three games, and perhaps he never entirely clicked with quarterback Jay Cutler. At press time, Parker is healthy, and Ryan Tannehill, with whom he has a decent rapport, should be back under center. With Landry's 161 targets gone, Parker's main competition for market share will be speedster Kenny Stills and newly acquired Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola. In short, Parker should get a massive opportunity, but it remains to be seen if he can finally stay healthy and deliver on his first-round pedigree. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.88 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2015. Dolphins exercised $9.39 million team option for 2019 in April of 2018.
Held catchless in season finale
WRMiami Dolphins
December 30, 2018
Parker did not catch any of his three targets during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He ends the season with 24 receptions for 309 yards and one touchdown.
ANALYSIS
Parker's fourth season in the NFL has been his statistical worst in terms of receptions and yards, and his one touchdown grab ties a career low. Formerly a focal point of the Dolphins' offense, the former 2015 14th overall pick fell out of favor in Miami's offense and was phased out of game plans midway through the season. All signs point toward the Dolphins parting ways with Parker this offseason, despite having previously picked up his fifth-year option. a change in scenery will do well for the 25-year-old, but it seems unlikely that Parker will live up to his draft capital any time soon.
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How do DeVante Parker's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
53.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.44
 
% Team Air Yards
17.1%
 
% Team Targets
10.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
12.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
51.1%
 
Drop Rate
2.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.9
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do DeVante Parker's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
212 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.45 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.5 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
2015
The 14th overall pick in 2015, Parker has shown flashes of brilliance, but nagging injuries, inconsistent play and the emergence of Kenny Stills as a viable deep threat have cut into his overall production. At 6-3, 212, with 4.45 40 speed, Parker is a prototypical NFL No. 1 WR, able to strike down the field or operate near the goal line. Parker had four catches of 40-plus yards on only 87 targets and managed a respectable 8.6 YPT. The Dolphins only threw to him nine times in the red zone, however. This year, Parker enters training camp with a clean bill of health, but heavily used Jarvis Landry is still around, and Stills signed a four-year deal this offseason. Even so, Parker is the most talented of the three, and in May OC Clyde Christensen praised his offseason work habits and predicted a "gigantic year" for his third-year wideout. While positive "coach-speak" should often be ignored, it's worth noting the team laid into Parker last summer when he was slowed by a hamstring injury, implying the ailment was due to a lack of conditioning, i.e., the coaches haven't exactly been in the habit of pumping Parker up. Of course, for Parker to have a big season, he'll need competent quarterback play from Jay Cutler, who struggled in five games for Chicago last season.
Last year's 14th overall pick started slowly after foot surgery in June, but he finished the year strong with at least 80 yards in four of the season's final six games. At 6-foot-3, 209 pounds with 4.45 40 speed, Parker's a prototypical No.1 receiver and a good candidate to break out in his second season. The problem is the Dolphins for some reason love to target small, slow, inefficient Jarvis Landry (166 targets, 7.0 YPT) -- even during Parker's strong final six games, Landry out-targeted him 71 to 42. The other issue is quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has shown only modest improvement 64 games into his pro career. But Tannehill hasn't had a dynamic target like Parker before, so it's possible the entire offense will open up this season. Also in Parker's favor is a lack of receiving depth —the erratic Kenny Stills is the team's No. 3, and Jordan Cameron, when healthy, is a quality pass-catching tight end, but Rishard Matthews and Lamar Miller (118 combined targets) are gone, and a good portion of their opportunities likely will go to Parker. Third-round rookie Leonte Carroo could be involved, but he's more likely to cut into Stills' role than Parker's. Finally, new head coach Adam Gase brings a credible offensive mind to the team after years in the wilderness with Joe Philbin and Dan Campbell. The entire passing game could see a boost as a result.
Drafted 14th overall by the Dolphins, Parker might be the happy medium between Amari Cooper's sustained college success and Kevin White's superior athleticism. At 6-3, 209, and running a 4.45 40, Parker's more than fast enough to get down the field, and he's big enough to operate in the red zone. He also had four productive years at Louisville, catching 33 touchdowns in 43 games. But Parker had foot surgery in early June, and it is uncertain if he will be ready for the regular season. When he does return, he will face a suddenly crowded Dolphins receiving corps; in addition to second-year man Jarvis Landry and recently signed veterans Kenny Stills and Greg Jennings, tight end Jordan Cameron (when healthy) is one of the best pass catchers in the league at his position.
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Small workload in loss
WRMiami Dolphins
December 23, 2018
Parker caught two of three targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Jaguars.
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Marginalized in Miami
WRMiami Dolphins
December 21, 2018
Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains acknowledged Thursday that Parker has been phased out of the Miami offense, citing a "combination of injuries, production and practice," Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Held without a catch in loss
WRMiami Dolphins
December 17, 2018
Parker failed to catch his only target during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Vikings.
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Cleared to play Sunday
WRMiami Dolphins
December 14, 2018
Parker (shoulder) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Vikings after practicing fully Friday.
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Still dealing with shoulder
WRMiami Dolphins
Shoulder
December 12, 2018
Parker (shoulder) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday.
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