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DeVante Parker Injury Updates

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.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. His injury is reportedly minor, but he's not a lock to play in Atlanta this weekend. Parker's absence would push Kenny Stills up into the #2 spot on the depth chart.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Dolphins WR DeVante Parker's sprained ankle is "believed to be minor." Rapoport adds that Parker has a shot to play against the Falcons on Sunday. We'll monitor his practice participation throughout the week.

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill re-injured his left knee on a non-contact play in Thursday's training-camp practice. That's the knee in which he partially tore his ACL last December. ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that the team is "concerned" about Tannehill's injury. We should learn more over the next 24 hours. Tannehill is no more than a QB2 in fantasy football, but his loss would hurt WRs Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills. Matt Moore is Miami's backup.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker was knocked out of Sunday's game against the 49ers in the 3rd quarter with a back injury. HC Adam Gase said afterward that Parker's back "locked up." The team tentatively believes he'll be available for next Sunday's game against the Ravens, according to the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley. We'll keep an eye on Parker throughout the week.

The Miami Herald hears that Dolphins WR DeVante Parker is in danger of missing Week 1 with his latest hamstring injury. The Fins kept 6 WRs on their 53-man roster, a sign that Parker might not be ready for the opener. Durability has been an on-going problem for last year's 1st-rounder -- and 1 of the reasons he's fallen behind Kenny Stills on the depth chart. Parker is a fine bench stash but can't be trusted in fantasy lineups early this season.

Dolphins HC Adam Gase sounds frustrated with WR DeVante Parker and his inability to stay on the field. "Sometimes it takes some guys more time to learn more than others," Gase told the Miami Herald on Tuesday. "Eventually you get tired of being the guy standing on the sideline. I do think he’s a little frustrated. He’s been the odd man out all the time. Eventually… he will know how to push through certain kinds of pain." Parker tweaked a hamstring injury Monday and will not play in the preseason finale and has apparently fallen behind WR Kenny Stills on the depth chart. Gase began his 1st Miami offseason talking up Parker as a guy who would line up all over the field, and he looked like a potential challenger for WR Jarvis Landry's team target lead. Parker finishes summer, however, as a risk-reward WR5 or late WR4.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker returned to practice on Tuesday. He missed the previous 7 days with a hamstring issue. We'll see if Parker can stay on the field through the rest of training camp and preseason action. There's plenty of upside with the former 14th overall pick, but Parker checks in as the 5th biggest injury risk among WRs.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has been sidelined for the past 3 days with a hamstring issue. He ran off to the side of Thursday's practice but didn't look close to 100%, according to insider Omar Kelly. "Might take some time," Kelly added. We'll see exactly how long Parker is out as Miami installs HC Adam Gase's offense. His absence is affording WR Kenny Stills more 1st-team reps.

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports that Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews suffered multiple fractured ribs in Sunday's loss to the Jets, adding that there's "no clear time table for his return." That sounds like a multi-week injury at least, with a player's return often depending on pain tolerance. Miami's teetering on the edge of being eliminated from playoff contention and might want the extra reps for rookie 1st-rounder DeVante Parker. We'll await further word from the team about how long Matthews might be out, but he might prove droppable across nearly all fantasy football leagues this week. Consider Parker a decent stash after he played more snaps than Kenny Stills against the Jets.

Dolphins interim HC Dan Campbell said Friday that WR DeVante Parker's foot is "fine."  The rookie was carted to the locker room during Thursday night's loss to the Patriots, but it sounds like he avoided a serious injury.  Parker remains off the redraft radar.  He hasn't caught a pass since Week 3.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker injured his foot in Thursday night's game against the Patriots.  He was carted back to the locker room.  Parker, of course, underwent foot surgery back in early June and missed the majority of training camp and the preseason.  It's unclear if this latest injury is related.  We'll update Parker's status when we learn more.

The Dolphins snagged Louisville WR DeVante Parker with the 14th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.  He missed the first 7 games of this past season with a foot injury but exploded for 43 catches, 855 yards and 5 TDs over the final 6 outings.  He ranked 2nd in the draft class in yards per route run -- ahead of both Amari Cooper and Kevin White.  Parker goes 6'3, 209 pounds with 4.45 speed.  He's not a great downfield threat, but his route running, quickness and hands make him an NFL-ready short and intermediate target.  We think he's a safe bet to emerge as at least a #2 WR at the next level, but he might lack the upside to develop into a #1.  Parker joins Kenny Stills, Jarvis Landry and Greg Jennings in a suddenly crowded WR corps in Miami.


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