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Donald Parham

#2 TE,


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25 yrs


6'8'' / 237 lbs




Big performance in Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Parham recorded five receptions on six targets for 83 yards in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Chiefs.

Parham had been inactive for the last three games, initially due to a shoulder injury but then as a healthy scratch. However, he had plenty of opportunity with the Chargers' receiving corps beat up -- both Gerald Everett (knee) and Joshua Palmer (knee) left the game -- and he delivered a career-best yardage performance as a result. He accounted for three catches of more than 15 yards and proved to be one of the team's better offensive threats on the day. Parham is under contract in Los Angeles for the 2024 season, but he has a minimal cap hit, so he will likely have to compete for his roster spot.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
5 @CLE Outdoor 58° 0.0 78th 0.00-1.547.510000.00.00.00%0003%11%83%6%
6 DEN Outdoor 69° 8.3 18th 2.77-3.545.53353017.714.03.70%3106%26%53%21%
15 TEN Outdoor 66° 6.5 22nd 2.17-3.045.53335011.75.76.00%1008%18%68%14%
16 @IND Dome 22° 1.8 52nd 1.80-3.546.521808.01.07.00%0007%29%63%4%
17 LA Outdoor 62° 7.3 26th 7.30-6.540.511313.03.00.00%0003%15%73%8%
18 @DEN Outdoor 43° 5.1 32nd 2.556.540.52231015.512.53.00%1105%24%62%15%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 17 80.32.3262nd1.91.4170.
Away Outdoor 13 70.32.3577th1.71.2140.
Away Dome 2 00.00.00104th1.
Away Retractable Dome 1 01.80.9051st2.

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2020 23 LAC 13 5 44 51st2010159315.91060%7403%27%64%8%
2021 24 LAC 14 9 59 42nd272019039.5379%10104%14%81%4%
2022 25 LAC 6 1 29 66th1210130113.0940%5202%21%66%11%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Out again

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Parham (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Broncos.

This makes two straight weeks that Parham will sit out as a healthy scratch and his third straight game missed overall. Stone Smartt and Nick Vannett will back up Gerald Everett at tight end.

Not playing Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-23

Parham (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's contest against the Bills.

Parham didn't play in last week's annihilation at the hands of the Raiders due to a shoulder injury, but the big-bodied tight end was able to practice in fully capacity throughout the week. As a result, it's clear the new coaching regime doesn't favor the veteran.

Clear of injury report

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-19

Parham (shoulder) isn't listed on the Chargers' first Week 16 injury report Tuesday.

Parham was listed as limited on all three Week 15 practice reports before being tagged as questionable and then inactive for last Thursday's game at Las Vegas. With his status now cleared up, though, he'll resume working behind L.A.'s top tight end Gerald Everett on Saturday against the Bills. Overall, Parham already has set career highs across the board with his 22-202-4 line on 34 targets through 13 contests this season.

Inactive Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-14

Parham (shoulder) is inactive for Thursday night's game against the Raiders.

The backup tight end was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. Parham only played 15 snaps in Week 14 against the Broncos, his second-lowest total of the season. Nick Vannett should see more snaps in his absence.

Deemed questionable for Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-13

Parham (shoulder) is questionable heading into Thursday's matchup against the Raiders.

Parham apparently hurt his shoulder in Sunday's loss to Denver, a game in which he played his fewest snaps since Week 4. He logged a limited practice Wednesday, so it's difficult to gauge his chances of suiting up on Thursday Night Football. Starting tight end Gerald Everett (hip) has been cleared to play in the contest, and Easton Stick will serve as the Chargers' starting quarterback with Justin Herbert (finger) out for the season, so Parham's fantasy prospects aren't promising even if he does take the field.

Remains limited

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-12

Parham (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's practice estimate.

Parham's participation is strictly an estimate as the team held a walkthrough practice in preparation for Thursday's matchup against the Raiders. The Chargers will likely hold a more formal practice Wednesday, which Parham's status for could provide a better clue as to his availability to play in the Week 15 matchup.

Limited to begin short week

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-11

Parham (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's practice estimate.

Parham and fellow tight end Gerald Everett (hip) were both listed as limited as the Chargers began their preparations for Thursday's road game against the Raiders. While Parham would gain some appeal if he ultimately suits up and Everett doesn't, the entire Los Angeles passing game is likely facing a significant downgrade with Easton Stick expected to start at quarterback in place of Justin Herbert (finger).

Struggles to produce

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-05

Parham brought in two of his four targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Patriots.

Parham's four targets Sunday was fourth-best among the team, and it also marked his seventh game with two or more receptions. The backup also recorded 38 offensive snaps which is only one less than starting tight end Gerald Everett, but he was still underutilized compared to the starter. The 26-year-old has yet to record a game this season with five or more receptions and will continue to be a reserve option as long as Everett stays healthy.

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