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Dolphins WR DeVante Parker was activated from the PUP list and practiced on Monday. He ends up missing less than a week with his undislosed injury. Durability remains a concern with Parker, but he's healthy for now. And a healthy Parker should be locked into a top-3 WR role in Miami.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker will open training camp on the PUP list. No word yet on the specifics, but it’s a rough start nevertheless for a WR with his injury history. Miami brought in serious target competition this offseason — Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle — making Parker a long-shot for WR3 value.

The Dolphins selected Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle with the 6th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Waddle turned in a super impressive true freshman season back in 2018, hauling in 45 balls for 848 yards and 7 scores on a loaded pass-catching corps. His 848 yards ranked 2nd to only sophomore Jerry Jeudy -- ahead of sophomore Henry Ruggs, sophomore DeVonta Smith and junior Irv Smith. Waddle took a step back as a sophomore, finishing with a 33-560-6 line. But he got off to a monster start this past year, racking up 25 catches for 557 yards and 4 scores over the first 4 games. Waddle actually led DeVonta Smith in yards and matched him in TDs during that span. He went down with a fractured right ankle in game #5, though, and was clearly limited when he returned for the National Championship vs. Ohio State. Waddle is reportedly recovering nicely from that injury and didn’t miss time with any other injuries across his 3 college seasons. The Fins are getting the most explosive WR in this class. Waddle has supersonic speed, routinely blowing by DBs on deep balls and crossers. He also flashes plus contested-catch ability, despite going just 5’9 and 180 pounds. There are shades of Tyreek Hill to his game. No excuses for QB Tua Tagovailoa, who now has former college teammate Waddle plus Will Fuller, DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki.

Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots with their hamstring injuries. Both guys got in 3 limited practices this week and seem likely to play. Grant isn't a viable fantasy play at less than 100%. Parker is a risky WR3 between the injury and the matchup vs. CB Stephon Gilmore.

Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant were limited participants in Wednesday's practice with their hamstring injuries. That seems to give both guys a chance to play vs. New England this weekend. We'll get another update on their statuses tomorrow.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has a "slight" hamstring strain, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. It sounds like Parker avoided a serious injury, but his availability for Sunday's game vs. the Patriots is uncertain. Miami is likely to be without WR Jakeem Grant in that one, so the Fins could be down to WRs Lynn Bowden, Mack Hollins, Malcolm Perry and Antonio Callaway.

Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant is considered "week to week" with a hamstring injury suffered in the loss to the Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. So don't expect Grant to play vs. the Patriots on Sunday. We're still waiting for an update on the injury that knocked WR DeVante Parker out of yesterday's game. Rookie WR Lynn Bowden took advantage of those injuries, hauling in 7 of 9 targets for 82 yards vs. Kansas City.

Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant suffered leg injuries in Sunday's game against the Chiefs and are questionable to return. Stay tuned for updates on both guys.

The Dolphins have placed WR Preston Williams on IR with his foot injury. That means he'll miss at least the next 3 games -- and it sounds like it might be longer than that. HC Brian Flores admitted that the injury is "more significant than we thought." Williams is droppable in most fantasy leagues. His absence leaves DeVante Parker as Miami's clear #1 WR, with Jakeem Grant and Mack Hollins behind him on the depth chart. TE Mike Gesicki could also see a volume boost with Williams sidelined.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker suffered a groin injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Jets. He was deemed questionable to return but never did in what was an easy Miami win. We'll look for an update on Parker tomorrow. He at least gets a Week 7 bye to heal up.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker suffered an ankle injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks and is officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.

Update: Parker returned in the 2nd quarter.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker left Sunday's game at New England with a hamstring injury. The team has dubbed him questionable to return.

Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Preston Williams (knee) are not listed on the final Week 1 injury report. Both guys were full participants in Friday’s practice. Still, HC Brian Flores hinted earlier this week that guys dealing with even minor injuries might be limited in the opener. That — plus a tough matchup vs. the Patriots — makes Parker a WR3 and Williams a guy we’d rather not use in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Dolphins HC Brian Flores announced Monday that WR Preston Williams will miss the rest of the season with the knee injury he suffered in Sunday's win over the Jets. No word yet on Williams' exact injury or whether it'll impact his availability for the start of the 2020 campaign. It's the end of a promising rookie season that saw Williams dominate in preseason action and then post a 32-428-3 line in 8 regular season games. He leaves behind 7.5 targets per game. Allen Hurns is the best bet to step into Williams' spot but isn't worth rostering in fantasy right now. WR DeVante Parker and TE Mike Gesicki should get volume boosts with Williams out.

Update: ESPN's Cameron Wolfe reports that it's an ACL tear for Williams. We'll see if he can get back to full strength for the start of next season.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker is considered "week-to-week" with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Miami has a Week 11 bye, and we'll see if Parker is ready to return come Week 12. The Fins already sent WR Albert Wilson to IR, and WR Jakeem Grant is dealing with an Achilles injury. Danny Amendola, Kenny Stills and Leonte Carroo are the team's healthy WRs right now.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker injured his shoulder in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Packers and is officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (quad) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Patriots. He was added to the injury report and limited in practice on Friday. We'll find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday. Parker played 75% of Miami's offensive snaps last week -- 2nd among WRs -- but shouldn't yet be in fantasy lineups.

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills returned to practice on Tuesday. He missed about 1 week with an ankle injury, but he's fully expected to play Week 3 of the preseason vs. Baltimore. Back healthy, he’ll have a shot at leading Miami in targets — especially with DeVante Parker dealing with a broken finger.

Dolphins HC Adam Gase believes injuries have been the culprit for WR DeVante Parker's disappointing career so far. “I don’t think there is any question what anybody feels he can do. I don’t even think it’s a potential thing. I think it’s a health thing," Gase said. "I think it’s just about however we can keep him healthy." Parker has missed 5 games and been limited in a few others by foot, ankle, hamstring and back injuries through 3 NFL seasons. He did average a career-high 4.4 catches and 51.5 yards per game last year -- a 16-game pace of 70 catches and 824 yards. There's upside beyond those numbers in 2018 ... if Parker can stay healthy. He's still just 25 and saw target hog Jarvis Landry depart this offseason.

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