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DeVante Parker cleared to play ahead of Week 18 vs. Bills

Patriots WR DeVante Parker has been dealing with a concussion. We break down the fantasy football impact.

DeVante Parker #1 of the New England Patriots looks on against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Patriots 33-26. Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

The New England Patriots will take on the Buffalo Bills in the final week of the regular season. Heading into the game, the Patriots are clinging to the No. 7 seed in the AFC playoff bracket. The Patriots are used to having a jam-packed injury report, and it continues to be loaded this week. Wide receiver DeVante Parker has missed the team’s last three games dealing with a concussion.

DeVante Parker injury updates

Friday, Jan. 6 update — Parker is off the injury report Friday and has been cleared to play in Sunday’s game.

Thursday, Jan. 5 update — Parker logged another limited practice on Thursday.

Wednesday, Jan. 4 update — Parker returned to practice on Wednesday and logged a limited participation.

Fantasy football advice

Parker has played in 12 games this season. He has 25 receptions on 40 targets for 460 yards and a touchdown. Prior to his injury, Parker was trending in the right direction in the offense. He was carving out a target share for himself but then was sidelined. The New England offense tends to be more run-heavy, so it is harder to really lock down and figure out who you can trust in the offense when it comes to pass-catchers. If you do have any lingering fantasy football lineups, no need to start Parker this week.