After a close loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, the Miami Dolphins enter Week 15 with a game against the New England Patriots that will have huge implications on their playoff chances.
However, they might have to face their division rival without wide receiver DeVante Parker, who is dealing with a hamstring strain, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
#Dolphins WR DeVante Parker suffered a slight hamstring strain in Sunday's loss to the #Chiefs, source said. Status TBD for this week against the #Patriots, but worth noting Parker hasn’t missed a game this season.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 15, 2020
Parker’s status on Sunday now remains up in the air after he was limited by the hamstring injury during the game against Kansas City, which the Dolphins lost, 33-27. The 27-year old, who hasn’t missed a game for the Dolphins this season, played just 2 snaps against the Chiefs, and was targeted twice, but had no catches and finished with no yards gained for the first time all year.
The 14th overall pick by Miami in the 2014 NFL Draft, Parker has a team-leading 56 receptions and 677 receiving yards through 13 games, with four touchdowns. His best game of the season game in the Dolphins’ 20-3 win over the New York Jets in Week 12, when he finished with eight receptions and 119 receiving yards, which was only the second time this season when he surpassed the 100 receiving yard mark. However, the Louisville product has not scored a touchdown in Miami’s last three games.
With Parker doubtful to play against the Patriots, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins will have limited options on offense, with fellow wide receiver Jakeem Grant also having a hamstring injury, tight end Mike Gesicki suffering a shoulder injury during the loss to the Chiefs, and running back Mylas Gaskin still on the team’s COVID-19 / reserve list.