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Donald Parham

#2 TE,


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RANK: 66



RANK: 55


25 yrs


6'8'' / 237 lbs




Most snaps among LAC tight ends

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-18

Parham caught one of his two targets for seven yards in the 27-24 overtime loss to the Titans.

Masked in what was a bad statistical outing for Parham was that the 6-foot-8 target played more snaps (34) than nominal starter Gerald Everett (28). When healthy, Parham has routinely been one of Justin Herbert's favorite big-play specialists, and in Week 1 the former XFL target drew a nifty red-zone touchdown to boot. Everett will likely never be completely fazed out of the offensive picture, especially with how often the Chargers run multiple tight ends on a given play, but Parham makes for an intriguing speculative pickup if he's eventually able to earn the lion's share of the tight end snaps moving forward.

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.

Snares TD in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Parham caught all three of his targets for 21 yards and a touchdown in the 36-34 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Parham's touchdown came in the slot, as the 6-foot-8 target ran a quick slant and snared the bullet of a throw for a redzone touchdown. Health has been an issue for Parham over the past two seasons, but when he's available Parham is arguably one of the team's option in scoring situations. It's also worth noting the 26-year-old tallied more receptions and yards than starter Gerald Everett, although by a marginal amount.

Fades injury report

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-06

Parham was absent from the Chargers' injury report Wednesday.

Parham had been dealing with an undisclosed injury since training camp that limited him to individual drills. He is seemingly past that injury and will be ready for Week 1 as the backup tight end behind Gerald Everett.

Working through injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-23

Parham (undisclosed) missed Tuesday's practice due to injury but was able to participate in individual drills Wednesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

The tight end doesn't appear to be battling anything serious, as he described the reason for being sidelined Tuesday as "working through some stuff from practice last week." Parham is a lock to make the Chargers' initial 53-man roster, so it wouldn't be surprising if he sits out the team's preseason finale Friday against San Francisco.

Goose egg in Sunday's loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-20

Parham failed to catch any of his three targets in Sunday's preseason loss to the Saints.

Getting the start with Gerald Everett and the Chargers' other first-teamers sitting out, Parham was the intended recipient of Easton Stick's first throw but couldn't haul it in, which ended up being the story of the night for the fourth-year tight end. Meanwhile, depth TE Stone Smartt caught four of his five targets from Stick for 32 yards. Parham's 6-8 frame had made him an enticing red-zone sleeper even since he entered the league in 2020, but as yet it hasn't translated into any kind of consistent production.

Returning to Chargers

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-17

Parham and the Chargers agreed to a contract Friday, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Parham will return to Los Angeles after testing the open market. The tight end has spent the first three seasons of his career with the team, reeling in 10 catches for 130 yards and a score over six games in 2022. Parham will provide quarterback Justin Herbert with another familiar target in 2023.

Gets to test open market

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-14

Parham is slated to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year Wednesday with the Chargers declining to offer him an RFA tender, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Parham and Los Angeles weren't able to come to terms on a potential extension, giving the 25-year-old an opportunity to sign elsewhere. The 6-foot-8 tight end has developed into a solid No. 2 option, so he should have a fairly competitive market as a free agent. For the Chargers, meanwhile, the tight end position begins to look like a clear need if Parham indeed inks with another club.

Not expected to be tendered

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-13

The Chargers are not expected to tender Parham ahead of free agency, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Parham and Los Angeles reportedly had talks about a potential extension, but the two sides have been unable to agree to terms. That sets up the depth tight end, who appeared in just six games last season due to injuries, to search for a new role elsewhere. The 25-year-old shouldn't have much difficulty earning a reserve gig on the open market.

Season limited by injuries

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-10

Parham caught 10 of his 12 targets for 130 yards and touchdown during the 2022-23 season.

Parham appeared in just six games as he battled various injuries throughout the season. Despite the limited playing time, Parham was still the most productive tight end on the roster aside from Gerald Everett. Everett's a restricted free agent this offseason and it'll be interesting to see if the big-bodied target will be brought back.

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