If you only saw Parker's final game in 2022, you might have thought he had a quality season in his first year in New England. In Week 18 at Buffalo, Parker caught six passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns on seven targets. But that game was the exception and not the rule. Parker only scored one other touchdown in 2022 and had just five games with at least 10 PPR points while also missing four games due to injury. He turned 30 this offseason, and the Patriots added JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mike Gesicki to compete for targets. Tyquan Thornton could also see a bigger role, and Parker doesn't have much upside in this run-first offense led by Mac Jones. In deeper leagues, you can draft Parker with a late-round pick, but most likely he'll be a waiver addition if he starts the season playing well.
Parker is back with the Patriots after joining the team last offseason. The veteran receiver failed to make much of an impact in 2022, converting 13 appearances into two top-30 fantasy outings (one of which came in Week 18). Believe it or not, the 2015 first-round pick has finished one of his eight NFL seasons better than 40th among WRs in fantasy points (11th in 2019). Parker is now 30 years old and a long shot for fantasy relevance with JuJu Smith-Schuster added to a WR room the also includes ascending second-year receiver Tyquan Thornton. Parker is well off the fantasy radar.