Four Miami Dolphins the Broncos need to worry about
The Broncos have not faced Devante Parker since 2017, and in that game, limited him to just one reception for five yards, but it is unlikely that the Broncos are anticipating this same result. Certainly, one would hope the Broncos are not planning for it.
In Tua Tagovailoa’s first start against the Los Angeles Rams, Parker was targeted just twice, and hauled in just one of those targets for just three yards on the day. His next game was much better, bringing in six of seven targets for 64 yards. Last week’s win over the Chargers was another quiet week for Parker, with just two receptions, although targeted seven times once again.
The up and down is expected when a veteran wide receiver must build up chemistry with a young and new quarterback. This could be the week they figure things out and really get Parker involved in the passing game, which could be bad news for the Broncos if Fangio does not have the appropriate defensive scheme on hand.
This is where Bryce Callahan’s availability for Sunday’s game is very important. Callahan is currently listed as “questionable” on the Week 11 injury report due to a non-COVID 19 related illness, but participated in Saturday’s walk-through, a good sign that he is on the mend and will be available to play Sunday, per Brandon Krisztal.
After finishing with 1,000+ receiving yards in 2019, Parker is easily Miami’s best on that receiving corps. The secondary being able to slow down Parker is a vital key for a Broncos victory.