New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (knee) has been ruled out for the Thursday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Meanwhile, JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) is active and will play. Both players came into the Week 14 contest as questionable. Rookies Demario Douglas (concussion) and Kayshon Boutte (shoulder) were already ruled out, so a Patriots offense averaging four points a game in their last three contests will now be down to Smith-Schuster, Tyquan Thornton and Jalen Reagor as their top three wideouts with quarterback Bailey Zappe running the offense. Oh yeah, and starting running back Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle) is out as well. Fantasy managers would probably be smart to avoid New England's offensive skill players in this Thursday night game that figures to be very low-scoring.
Dec 7, 2023 7:16 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receivers DeVante Parker (knee) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) were limited in practice on Wednesday but are questionable to suit up in Week 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football. Rookies Demario Douglas (concussion) and Kayshon Boutte (shoulder) have been ruled out, so the Patriots receiving corps is pretty beat up heading into Week 14 action while coming off a shutout at the hands of the Los Angeles Chargers. If Parker or Smith-Schuster are out or limited, Tyquan Thornton and Jalen Reagor would be asked to take on bigger roles in the passing game. Parker is probably the best option as a deep-league flex if he plays after leading the team in receiving in Week 13.
Dec 6, 2023 5:27 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receivers DeVante Parker (knee), JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) and rookie Kayshon Boutte (shoulder) were all listed as limited participants in Tuesday's practice. Parker and Smith-Schuster were also limited on Monday's estimated injury report, but Boutte was a DNP. All three pass-catchers should have a good chance to play on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which is good news with rookie Demario Douglas (concussion) trending towards missing a second straight game. Parker was New England's leading receiver in the Week 13 shutout loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, but it's hard to recommend any of the team's receivers for starting fantasy lineups, especially in a poor matchup in Week 14 against the Steelers.
Dec 5, 2023 6:28 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receivers DeVante Parker (knee) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) were both listed as limited on Monday's estimated practice report. Rookie receivers Demario Douglas (concussion) and Kayshon Boutte (shoulder) picked up DNPs, so New England's already thin receiving corps is pretty banged up heading into a Week 14 matchup versus the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. Parker led the Pats in targets (nine) and receiving yards (64) in Sunday's 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, and he should benefit again if he plays this Thursday night and Douglas remains in the league's concussion protocol. If Parker and Smith-Schuster are limited at all or out this week, second-year man Tyquan Thornton would see an even bigger role in the worst offense in the NFL.
Dec 4, 2023 6:33 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker turned nine targets into four catches for 64 yards during Week 13 versus the Los Angeles Chargers. With Demario Douglas (concussion) inactive, Parker operated as the Patriots' top pass-catcher and played a key role. Even more promising than his four catches were his nine targets; he presumably would've turned more of those targets into receptions if not for the poor weather conditions in the New England area on Sunday. If Douglas remains out for Thursday's game against the Steelers, Parker can be a viable volume-based WR3/FLEX play in fantasy football.
Dec 3, 2023 8:37 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker is in line for increased opportunities against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Both Demario Douglas (concussion) and Kayshon Boutte (shoulder) missed practice on Friday, suggesting that they won't suit up in Week 13. That leaves the Patriots with very little depth at wide receiver. DeVante Parker should headline the position and could be Bailey Zappe's top target after he caught three passes for 42 yards last week against the Giants. Despite Parker's increased role, the Patriots' limited production on offense takes him off the fantasy radar for the time being.
Dec 1, 2023 3:55 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker caught three of five targets for 42 yards in Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. The 30-year-old finished with his largest target, reception, and yardage totals since Week 2. Despite the solid performance, it's hard to trust Parker going forward. He remains off the fantasy radar until he can demonstrate a more steady stream of fantasy production.
Nov 26, 2023 4:13 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (concussion) is officially active in Week 12 against the New York Giants on Sunday, while receiver Jalen Reagor is inactive as a healthy scratch. Parker has been sidelined since Week 8 due to a concussion, but the bye in Week 11 apparently helped him advance through the league's concussion protocol this week. The 30-year-old's return is good news for the struggling quarterback Mac Jones and New England's offense, but it might not make much difference. Parker, a former first-rounder, has only 15 catches on 25 targets for 158 yards and no touchdowns in seven games this year. Rookie Demario Douglas and JuJu Smith-Schuster should remain Jones' primary targets in the passing attack. Parker is nothing more than a lottery ticket as a deep-league flex play with limited upside in this lackluster offense.
Nov 26, 2023 11:52 AM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (concussion) is currently listed as questionable for the Week 12 matchup against the New York Giants. The veteran wideout has been limited in practice all week as he works his way back from a concussion. It's worth noting that Parker still needs to clear concussion protocol before he can suit up for a game. He does still have time to get cleared before Sunday's game. His return would be a nice boost for the Pats offense, but fantasy managers shouldn't get too excited. At best, Parker is a WR5 or a desperation deep league option, so most fantasy managers can probably find better value elsewhere.
Nov 24, 2023 9:22 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (concussion) was limited in his team's practice on Wednesday. Parker hasn't played since Week 8 but his ability to get on the field on a limited basis on Wednesday is a good sign for him heading into a Week 12 matchup against the New York Giants. The veteran wideout will still need to progress through the NFL's concussion protocol but he has a chance at returning this weekend. A potential return to action would put a dent in Demario Douglas' fantasy production moving forward.
Nov 22, 2023 9:54 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (concussion) has been ruled out for the second straight game in Week 10 against the Indianapolis Colts in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sunday. The Patriots also ruled out offensive tackle Trent Brown (ankle, personal). Despite being listed as limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, the 30-year-old will miss his second consecutive game after suffering a concussion in Week 8. As a result, the Pats will once again go with JuJu Smith-Schuster, rookie Demario Douglas (ankle) and Jalen Reagor as their starting wideouts in Europe. With a bye coming in Week 11, hopefully Parker will be cleared from his concussion in time to play in Week 12 against the New York Giants.
Nov 9, 2023 7:52 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (concussion) got in a limited practice session on Wednesday. Parker missed Week 9 after suffering a concussion in Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins. His ability to practice on Wednesday is a good sign leading up to a Week 10 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, although Parker will still need to clear the league's concussion protocol in order to play this weekend. He could be in line for a larger role with Kendrick Bourne (knee) lost for the season.
Nov 8, 2023 9:12 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (concussion) will not suit against the Washington Commanders in Week 9 as he continues to deal with a concussion and hasn't made it through concussion protocols just yet. This will be Parker's first missed game since Week 1 and it comes at a time when the Patriots are hurting for receivers after they lost Kendrick Bourne (knee) for the season. With Parker out, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Demario Douglas, and Jalen Reagor will likely be the three-headed attack for the Patriots passing game.
Nov 3, 2023 3:49 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (concussion) was not spotted at practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Parker suffered a concussion in the Week 8 loss to the Miami Dolphins and remains in the NFL's concussion protocol. Given the 30-year-old's previous history with head injuries, it seems likely that he won't be given the green light to suit up in Week 9 against the Washington Commanders. Kendrick Bourne (knee) suffered a season-ending torn ACL last Sunday as well, so the Patriots' struggling offense is expected to move forward with JuJu Smith-Schuster, rookie Demario Douglas and Jalen Reagor as their starters in three-wide sets. Second-year man Tyquan Thornton and rookie Kayshon Boutte should see expanded roles as well.
Nov 2, 2023 6:35 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (concussion) didn't take part in practice on Wednesday. Parker suffered a concussion in the Week 8 loss to the Miami Dolphins on a helmet-to-helmet collision and as of right now is looking unlikely to play in Week 9 against the Washington Commanders. The Pats also lost their leading receiver, Kendrick Bourne (knee), to a season-ending torn ACL last Sunday, so they could be very short-handed in the receiver room this weekend and moving forward. If Parker is unable to clear the league's concussion protocol this week, JuJu Smith-Schuster, rookie Demario Douglas and Jalen Reagor are expected to operate in three-wide sets, with Tyquan Thornton and rookie Kayshon Boutte potentially being active as depth.
Nov 1, 2023 11:14 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (concussion) is in the league's concussion protocol after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit in the Week 8 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. With Kendrick Bourne (knee) now out for the season with a torn ACL, JuJu Smith-Schuster, who had fallen to fifth on the depth chart on Sunday, could ris on the receiver depth chart. Rookie Demario Davis will also see an increase in his role, as could Tyquan Thornton, who was a healthy scratch in Week 8. Kayshon Boutte, a rookie sixth-rounder out of LSU, is another possibility to see a bigger role in New England. He hasn't played since the season opener. Parker, 30, caught two passes for 14 yards before his head injury on Sunday. It remains to be seen if he'll pass the concussion protocol in order to play in Week 9 against the Washington Commanders.
Oct 30, 2023 2:22 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (head) didn't return to Sunday's AFC East clash with the Miami Dolphins. The wideout had just one catch for 14 yards before suffering a controversial hit in the third quarter that ended his day. It certainly wasn't good timing, considering the Patriots also lost Kendrick Bourne (knee). Nonetheless, Parker has dealt with head injuries in the past, so he might not suit up in Week 9 against the Washington Commanders. Unfortunately, the 30-year-old hasn't done much from a production standpoint, meaning a potential absence won't impact fantasy managers much.
Oct 29, 2023 6:19 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker lacks big-play upside and should be avoided in fantasy football as he faces the Las Vegas Raiders. While Vegas' secondary is suspect at best, Parker's age and role in the struggling New England offense have limited his production this season. Despite playing a whopping 98 percent of snaps last week, the veteran garnered four targets and caught only two passes. While injuries to JuJu Smith-Schuster (head), Demario Douglas (head), and Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) do help Parker's cause, big plays in the passing game are more likely to run through Kendrick Bourne. You can avoid Parker in most fantasy leagues for Week 6.
Oct 13, 2023 12:16 AM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker caught two of four targets for 20 yards against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Even after JuJu Smith-Schuster (head) and Demario Douglas (head) exited, Parker was unable to get involved. The veteran's disappointing day can be blamed on widespread struggles that plagued the entire Patriots offense. Nevertheless, it's hard to justify rostering Parker in most fantasy leagues. You can leave him on waivers ahead of Week 6 versus Las Vegas.
Oct 8, 2023 4:46 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker is difficult to trust in fantasy football ahead of his Week 4 clash against the Dallas Cowboys. For starters, Dallas has a strong defense that could impose its will against New England on Sunday. Additionally, although Parker played 76 percent of offensive snaps last week, he caught just two passes for 19 yards. Perhaps his poor production can be blamed on rainy conditions, but other potential explanations also exist. It's incredibly possible that no Patriots wide receiver can be trusted in fantasy football, as has been the case in years past. If you're rostering Parker, leave him on the bench this Sunday.
Sep 29, 2023 10:04 PM EST