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What to do with DeVante Parker, Jakeem Grant, Lynn Bowden in Week 15 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlooks of DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant ahead of the Dolphins Week 15 matchup against the Patriots.

Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates throwing his first touchdown pass in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Hard Rock Stadium on November 01, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Dolphins head into a Week 15 game against the Patriots with a banged up receiving group. Even if healthy, this might not be the best matchup for any of these three.

Fantasy Football analysis: Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker, Jakeem Grant, Lynn Bowden

Parker has been a limited participant in practice this week and is listed as questionable due to hamstring injury that began in Week 14’s loss to Kansas City. Even if healthy, Parker might not be a reliable play this week. Not only has the Patriots defense allowed the fifth-fewest points to opposing wide receivers, Parker is averaging just 8.4 fantasy points with Tua Tagovailoa as a starter. Parker has caught just 19 of Tagovailoa’s 35 targets his way and has yet to surpass more than 64 yards receiving in a game.

Grant, like Parker, has been limited in practice to begin the week with a hamstring injury and is questionable for Sunday. I would fade Grant, as he’s only scored in double-figures once with Tagovailoa under center, a 14.30-point performance in Week 10. Since then, Grant has averaged just over 25 receiving yards and five fantasy points per-game.

Bowden carried the load for the Miami receiving corps last week, catching seven of his nine targets for 82 yards, a sustainable 15.20 fantasy point performance. But I wouldn’t be certain of playing him this week even if Parker and Grant are out, as the Patriots haven’t given up more than 55 yards to an opposing receiver since Week 11.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sit DeVante Parker, Jakeem Grant and Lynn Bowden.