DeVante Parker should have made the Pro Bowl last year as a Miami Dolphins receiver.
Parker ranks 10th in receiving in the AFC at this point in the season but that also includes tight end Travis Kelce who ranks 2nd. This is why Parker is going to potentially face a problem with getting voted into the Pro Bowl.
Looking at the players above him, the AFC could easily vote in six guys and Parker wouldn’t be one of them. Tyreek Hill is a lock, Stefon Diggs and Keenan Allen also should easily get the votes to get in. Will Fuller V sits in the 4th spot with 879 receiving yards but he will likely see a big dip in votes after he was suspended for a PED infraction.
Parker’s best shot last year was as an alternate but he didn’t make it. This year I’m not sure if they are going to announce an alternate roster considering there is no game that will be played and no one opting out. That leaves Parker sitting on the outside looking in.
Parker is in striking distance of the 1,000-yard mark but there are other factors in voting considerations that could hurt him. For one, he has only four touchdowns on the season while others have as many as seven, eight, and Hill has 13. His average per catch is 12.3 yards per reception but four other receivers in the top 10 have better.
Parker deserves to be in play for a roster spot and I suspect by the time the season ends and the Pro Bowl voting ends, he will get a considerable amount of recognition but will he make the roster? Without a game this season, probably not.