No chance at any of the Masters, he's just a glorified Slam specialist.
R3-DNP-SF-R2 at Slams this year
I can see where the specialty is for sure.
But yeah, the assumption that Paris is his best shot just because the top players tanked is pretty stupid. He has the mentality of a top player (or at least he did until various points this year), so really he tries to bring his best game for the key moments and the important events, even if the actual scheduling decisions he makes can be rather dubious.