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DeVante Parker injury: What status means for Week 5 fantasy football

DeVante Parker is on the Dolphins final injury report for Week 5. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) makes a catch while defended by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers (34) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Game day update: DeVante Parker is OUT for Sunday’s game, per Jeff Darlington. He woke up tight and will not go through pre-game warmups.

The Miami Dolphins are impacted by injuries at the wide receiver position. DeVante Parker is questionable for the Dolphins game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had been dealing with a shoulder injury, but on the Thursday injury report, a hamstring issue was added. It’s never a good sign when a mid-week injury gets added to the list so be sure to keep an eye on this.

Fantasy football impact: Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (shoulder, hamstring)

Through four games, Parker is the overall WR38 in half-PPR leagues. He has 17 receptions on 32 targets for 242 yards and a touchdown. Parker has the most targets on the Dolphins so if he sits it would be wide receiver Jaylen Waddle and tight end Mike Gesicki that should see an uptick in usage with another wide receiver Will Fuller already out for the game with a hand injury.

If Parker plays, he and Waddle have flex appeal. If Parker sits, start Waddle. Tight end Mike Gesicki, should be started either way.