DeVante Parker will win your fantasy league
By Mason Hicks
As fantasy football starts to pick up steam, many people are looking for that deep sleeper on draft day. After a rough week in the Miami Dolphins organization, there is one standout who just might take the league by storm this season.
Ryan Tannehill has never been known to pepper a certain receiver with targets, unless you consider Jarvis Landry, who caught many dump passes and last resort throws and provided good YAC for both him and Tannehill.
Tannehill has been known to spread the ball around amongst his receivers and tight ends. With Kenny Stills, Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Julius Thomas and Anthony Fasano, he was nearly destined to do the same this season.
That all came to a screeching holt when he re-injured the same knee that forced him to hit the sideline to close out last season.
After a desperate few days, the team signed recently retired quarterback Jay Cutler.
Jay Cutler has been known to find his favorite receiver and get him the ball. In recent memory, Alshon Jeffrey and Brandon Marshall were the guys. Both receivers had a good amount of success doing so.
With Adam Gase calling plays for Jay Cutler in 2015, Alshon Jeffrey got a large amount of targets and caught the ball 54 times for 807 yards. That may not seem like a lot of yards, but take in to account that he did that in only NINE games. Had he not been injured, he was on track to gain 1,440 yards. It’s safe to say that Cutler likes finding his guy and giving him the ball.
Reunite these two and this could be a scary sight for opposing cornerbacks. DeVante Parker is the biggest candidate to become Cutler’s go-to guy in large part due to his height and speed and catch radius.
When Ryan Tannehill went down, many thought that would hurt the fantasy stock of Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker. Instead, it will likely boost Parker and drop Landry.
Cutler will want to throw the ball to DeVante Parker. Coach Gase will want to give the ball to DeVante Parker. And on top of all else, Jay Cutler’s very FIRST pass thrown as a Miami Dolphins was thrown to (and caught by) … DeVante Parker. There is a connection brewing and a scary tandem on the rise in Miami. DeVante Parker could eclipse 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns.
DeVante Parker is currently being drafted at the end of many drafts, if he’s drafted at all. He could very well end up being in your lineup every week come the end of the season. That is a risk worth taking at the end of a draft.
If Parker is drafted as a number five wideout but will give WR2 or WR1 numbers, that is the definition of a steal. Select DeVante Parker and ride him to your championship.
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