News: 6 hours agoThe Dolphins list Parker (shoulder/hamstring) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Spin: Parker's pair of injuries rendered him a limited participant in the Dolphins' first two Week 7 practices, and he apparently didn't do enough at Friday's session to enter the weekend without a designation. As a result, Parker's availability for Sunday's contest is up in the air, but more clarity on his status should come in the hours leading up to the game's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Since the Dolphins and Falcons play among the early wave of Sunday games, fantasy managers should have plenty of alternatives available if Parker winds up inactive for a third straight game.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Following a breakout 2019 campaign in which he posted a 72-1,202-9 receiving line en route to a WR11 fantasy campaign, Parker crashed back to earth in 2020. He missed two games, was held to a 63-793-4 line and finished 40th in fantasy points. He has now missed at least one game (13 total) and finished 40th or worse in fantasy points in five of his six seasons. Parker will have more competition for targets this season after Miami signed Will Fuller V and drafted Jaylen Waddle, and the team's QB situation is a question mark with unproven Tua Tagovailoa under center. The 28-year-old Parker will still play a sizable role, but there's enough risk here that he's best-valued as a flex option.