DeVante Parker
WR NE (10)
Mon 4/4/22 1:09 PM

The addition of Parker gives the Patriots "a physical boundary receiver with No. 1 potential," according to Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic.
EDGE Analysis
That's a notion echoed by ESPN's Mike Reiss, who suggests that Parker is projected to fill a role -- that of a big target who can win in contested-catch scenarios -- which 2019 first-rounder N'Keal Harry wasn't able to seize. Per Fairburn, if Parker can stay healthy, the 29-year-old has a chance to emerge as the Patriots' top wideout, but Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor all remain in the mix for targets, as do tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith. Despite the potential that New England's offense spreads the ball around among its pass catchers and continues to rely heavily on the run, Parker has the skill to bounce back in 2022 after posting a 40-515-2 stat line (on 73 targets) in 10 games with the Dolphins last season.

DeVante Parker
WR NE (10)
Sat 4/2/22 1:20 PM

The Dolphins have traded Parker and a 2022 fifth-round pick to the Patriots in exchange for a 2023 third-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
With the emergence of Jaylen Waddle in 2021 and the recent addition of Tyreek Hill, Parker was the odd-man out in Miami. He recorded just 40 receptions for 515 yards and two touchdowns across 10 games for the Dolphins last year. The veteran pass catcher will now look for a fresh start in New England, where he will have the opportunity to earn a significant role in the offense.

DeVante Parker
WR NE (10)
Mon 1/10/22 4:37 PM

Parker secured two of four targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 33-24 win over the Patriots.
EDGE Analysis
Parker saw his involvement on offense decline during the regular-season finale, after having drawn 13 looks from Tua Tagovailoa in Week 17. The veteran wideout ends his 2021 campaign with unimpressive numbers across 10 appearances, with 40 catches for 515 yards and two touchdowns on 73 targets. Parker has two years left on his four-year, $30.5 million contract, but with Miami having moved on from coach Brian Flores, more shakeups could be coming.

DeVante Parker
WR NE (10)
Sun 1/2/22 7:13 PM

Parker brought in four of 13 targets for 46 yards in the Dolphins' 34-3 loss to the Titans on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Parker easily paced the Dolphins in targets while co-leading the team in catches alongside Mike Gesicki. The veteran had gone without so much as a single target across 41 snaps back in Week 16 against the Saints, so despite the inefficiency Sunday, it was still a marked improvement from just six days prior. Parker faces a tough Patriots defense to close out the regular season in Week 18.

DeVante Parker
WR NE (10)
Wed 12/29/21 12:23 PM

Parker failed to see a single target in Monday's 20-3 win over the Saints.
EDGE Analysis
Monday's game against the Saints was the first time Parker did not record a target while active in a contest. Meanwhile, rookie wideout Jaylen Waddle saw a team-high 12 targets in game. This disparity in usage was likely a product of the veteran being covered by Marshon Lattimore for a solid portion of the game while Tua Tagovailoa took what the defense gave him. Nevertheless, there has been a clear changing of the guard in Miami's wide receiver room. Parker will look to bounce back in a favorable matchup with the Titans in Week 17.

DeVante Parker
WR NE (10)
Sun 12/19/21 5:46 PM

Parker caught four of eight targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Jets.
EDGE Analysis
Working as Miami's top wide receiver with Jaylen Waddle on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Parker led the team in receiving yards and tied tight end Mike Gesicki for the lead in targets. He set up Miami's first touchdown by getting the ball down to the two-yard line with a 37-yard catch, then set up the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter by drawing a pass interference penalty in the end zone. After the Jets tied it up, Parker finally got into the end zone himself from 11 yards out to round out the scoring with 3:37 remaining. Regardless of Waddle's status in Week 16 against the Saints, Parker should continue to occupy a starting role on the outside.

DeVante Parker
WR NE (10)
Sun 12/5/21 7:08 PM

Parker recorded five receptions on five targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Giants.
EDGE Analysis
Parker was able to suit up for the first time since Week 8 after being placed on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury. He finished fourth on the team with five targets, most notably working behind Albert Wilson. However, Parker made the most of his opportunities, getting looks in the short areas of the field and also converting a couple deep targets into receptions. Most importantly, Parker appears to have finished the game without any setbacks and can now focus on producing in Week 15 against the Jets after the team's bye.

DeVante Parker
WR NE (10)
Sat 12/4/21 5:51 PM

Parker (shoulder) was activated off injured reserve Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
Parker has played in just one game since Week 4 thanks to a lingering shoulder issue. The veteran wide receiver had been quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's favorite target early in the season, but rookie Jaylen Waddle has assumed that mantle as of late. With a relatively easy schedule the rest of the way and Tagovailoa's emerging capabilities under center, it's possible Miami's offense could cater two fantasy-relevant wide receivers, although that does not factor in the potential return of Will Fuller (finger), who could be designated to return from injured reserve soon.

DeVante Parker
WR NE (10)
Fri 12/3/21 7:38 PM

Parker (shoulder) practiced throughout the week and could be activated from injured reserve before Sunday's game against the Giants, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Dolphins need to make a move by Saturday at 4 p.m. ET to have Parker in the lineup for Sunday's game, which kicks off at 1 p.m. ET. The veteran wideout is averaging 5.0 catches for 65.4 yards on 8.6 targets per game this year, but he's played just one game since Week 4, and Jaylen Waddle's emergence could leave Parker with a smaller share of the Miami passing game going forward. On the other hand, Parker has done well in the two full games he and Tua Tagovailoa have played together this year, putting up 81 against New England (Week 1) and 85 against Buffalo (Week 8).

DeVante Parker
WR NE (10)
Wed 12/1/21 11:04 AM

Coach Brian Flores said Wednesday that Parker (shoulder) will resume practicing, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Dolphins will officially designate Parker for return from IR later Wednesday, at which point his 21-day window for evaluation at practice will begin. On the other hand, Flores confirmed that Will Fuller (finger) still isn't ready to resume handling reps. It remains to be seen whether Parker will be fully activated in time for Sunday's game against the Giants, but whenever the veteran does retake the field he'll operate alongside Jaylen Waddle as one of Miami's clear top wideouts.