News: 3 days agoParker secured five of 10 targets for 156 yards in the Patriots' 37-26 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.
Spin: Parker led the way for the Pats in receptions, receiving yards and targets, putting together a performance befitting of his downfield prowess. The veteran had just been shut out altogether in Week 2 and had recorded just one catch in the opener, so to say Sunday's performance came out of nowhere is an understatement. Parker could play a key role once again when the Patriots tangle with the Packers on the road in Week 4.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Parker was traded to New England after spending his first seven seasons in Miami. He hasn't quite lived up to expectations since being selected in the first round back in 2015, having managed to finish just one season better than 40th in fantasy points (11th in 2019). Durability has been the main issue, as he appeared in 100% of Miami's regular-season games in only one of his seven campaigns there. That includes seven missed games in 2021. Parker was a top-35 fantasy WR during 10 active weeks last season and could emerge as Mac Jones' top perimeter/vertical target, but his age (29) and durability woes are obvious concerns. He's fine for your bench, but expect inconsistent production.