DeVante Parker

DeVante Parker


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 70%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 7.2%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 1.4
Durability: question mark 3

Medium Risk


DeVante Parker Player Overview

What You Need To Know:

  • Parker’s splits pre- and post Preston Williams ACL tear were drastic. Over the final half of the year, Parker ranked as a top-5 WR; a WR4 before that.
  • Overall, Parker set career highs across the board in his first ever 16-game season.
  • Only 27, Parker's set to see big volume again in a thin passing game, supplying low-end WR1 upside.

Surprise, surprise

Well… it finally happened. DeVante Parker played all 16 games. And he dominated like the guy we saw at Louisville years ago.

Parker’s 128 targets, 72 catches, 1,202 yards and 9 TDs blew away previous career highs. Awesome, right? There’s just no question he got there with help from a key injury.

Rookie Preston Williams was emerging as a go-to option. From Weeks 1-8, he tallied 32-428-3 on 60 targets. Then in his final game — Week 8 — he suffered a torn ACL.

Check out these per game splits from Parker with and without Williams:

With: 5.75 targets, 3 catches, 42.8 yards, .37 TDs

Without: 11.25 targets, 6.75 catches, 114.75 yards, .75 TDs

Essentially, Parker was a WR4 with Williams; a dynamic WR1 without him. Parker reached 10 targets 6 times and 100 yards 4 times with his teammate sidelined.

It’s also worth noting that Josh Rosen entered the lineup for 3 games with a healthy Williams. His play blatantly fell short of…

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DeVante Parker Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 28, 2018 NFL Leg Quad Strain Parker sustained an unspecified quad injury in practice and missed 2 games.
Aug 12, 2018 NFL Hand Finger Fracture Parker broke the middle finger on his right hand in training camp. He sat out the final 3 preseasone contests and the 1st 2 of the regular season.
Oct 8, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Parker sprained his right ankle in the 1st quarter of Week 5 and missed the next 3 games.
Nov 27, 2016 NFL Back Lower Lumbar Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Parker hurt his back in Week 12 but started the following game.
Aug 30, 2016 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Parker missed the final preseason game and the regular-season opener with a left hamstring injury.
Aug 1, 2016 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Parker missed some camp time and skipped the preseason opener with a hamstring pull.
Oct 29, 2015 NFL Pedal Foot Parker tore scar tissue in his repaired left foot and missed 2 games.
Jun 5, 2015 NFL Pedal Foot Parker broke a screw in his surgically repaired left foot and needed it replaced. He missed the 1st 3 preseason contests but returned for the 4th.
Aug 22, 2014 Non-NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Parker fractured the 5th metatarsal in his left foot during practice and missed the first 7 games of the season.
Oct 5, 2013 Non-NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Parker sprained his shoulder in the game against Temple and missed the following week's tilt against Rutgers.