How integral is the preseason for a rookie wideout?

Apparently not that much, according to ESPN’s Mike Clay, who hypes Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker as his No. 1 breakout candidate for fantasy football in 2015.

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Parker has yet to fully practice since participating in minicamp back in May. And although Parker appears to be improving physically in his recovery from offseason foot surgery — he was seen lightly participating in warmup drills this week — it’s still questionable whether he’ll play in the preseason or even be ready by Week 1.

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“Consider Parker’s current situation,” writes Clay. “He’s a top-15 draft pick entering a quality offense, but an injury has all but derailed his chances of making a significant early-season impact in what is one of the league’s deepest wide receiver units. So, basically a carbon copy of Beckham’s situation last year. Parker was nothing short of tremendous at Louisville and has arguably the most upside among this year’s rookie class. Standing 6-foot-3, 209 pounds, Parker is Miami’s tallest wide receiver by three inches, which means he’ll certainly be busy near the goal line. Available late in drafts as he recovers from foot surgery, Parker has second-half breakout written all over him and is, thus, well worth stashing on your bench.”

Beckham missed most of Training Camp and didn’t play until Week 5 last year. Yet he finished with an absurd 91 catches, 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns as a rookie while leading the league with 108.8 receiving yards per contest.

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Can Parker take a page out of Beckham Jr.’s rookie playbook?