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Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Date of Birth:  03/17/1991
Age:  30
Height  6'2"
Weight:   220
College:  Tennessee
Drafted:  2013 | Round 1 | Pick 29
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB


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Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) is officially active for Week 12.

The mini bye helped Patterson, as he’s ready to go against the Jaguars after missing just one game with his ankle issue. You can re-insert the dynamic playmaker as a strong option in fantasy lineups this week.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 11.

Patterson appeared close to giving it a go, but it's not surprising that he's out on the short week for tonight's Thursday matchup with the Patriots. Hopefully the mini bye after this gives Patterson time to heal up and get ready for Week 12. Tonight, Mike Davis and Wayne Gallman will lead the Atlanta backfield.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) will be a game-time decision tomorrow night.

Patterson was limited in practice this week, and despite the feeling that the versatile running back might miss time with his ankle injury, it feels like he might tough it out and give it a go against the Patriots tomorrow. Check back in 90 minutes before Thursday Night Football to see if Patterson is active or inactive for Week 11.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) is unlikely to play on Thursday night, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Patterson is still be evaluated, but it's not a surprise that he's unlikely to go on a short week, and it sounds he could miss multiple games. Mike Davis and Wayne Gallman would split the work for Atlanta's backfield against the Patriots, and both will be on the FLEX radar. Calvin Ridley (personal) won't be back this week, so Matt Ryan and the Falcons will be undermanned on Thursday night.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson (concussion protocol) has been cleared to return.

Patterson is fine after getting checked in the blue tent, so the Falcons will have their top playmaker on the field as they try to improve to 2-3.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson is in the concussion protocol.

Patterson went down on a trick play where he threw the ball out of bounds, so it will obviously be unfortunate if he’s unable to return after again impressing on a couple of carries. Mike Davis should handle the majority of touches if Patterson is done for the day.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

The Falcons are excepted to sign Cordarrelle Patterson.

NFL Network reports that Patterson is on a visit to Atlanta with a deal expected, and now Patterson has tweeted that he’s going to miss his teammates in Chicago, so it looks like something should be finalized very soon. Patterson is obviously an elite weapon on special teams as a kick returner, and he can also contribute on offense at both running back and receiver. This signing is interesting and somewhat reminiscent of when fellow all-time returner Devin Hester joined the Falcons late in his career.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Week 1.

Patterson practiced fully yesterday and today, and he should be good to go this Sunday against the Lions. The Bears officially have Patterson listed as a wide receiver despite talk that he would now be listed at running back, but he'll likely be used all over the field for Chicago.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson (concussion) is out for the rest of today's game.

Patterson's season ends with 825 kick return yards (29.5 average) and one kickoff return touchdown, as the former first-round pick remains a big difference-maker on special teams. Patterson had 11 receptions for 83 yards along with 15 carries for 89 yards on offense this season. We would think the Bears will want to bring Patterson back in 2020.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson intends to sign with the Bears, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Though his playing time on offense appeared to diminish down the stretch, Patterson got a ring as a key member of the Patriots, mostly contributing as an elite kick returner. Patterson now joins Chicago, where he'll almost certainly handle kick returns, and he'll be another toy for head coach Matt Nagy to utilize situationally on offense. This is reportedly a two-year, $10 million deal for Patterson, and it can be made official at the start of the new league year tomorrow. Patterson will likely be a better real-life contributor than fantasy asset in 2019.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson gets four offensive touches in Super Bowl win versus the Rams.

Patterson had two carries for seven yards (both on jet sweeps) along with two receptions for 14 yards in the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII victory. On the opening kickoff, Patterson had a 38-yard kickoff return to set his team up with good field position, but he didn't receive any other opportunities in the low-scoring game. Patterson is set to become a free agent this offseason, but both sides probably want to move forward together, as New England has helped the explosive former first-round pick work his way into a reliable contributor on offense. Patterson isn't likely to be a huge fantasy contributor in 2019, as he's more of a real-life contributor.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson caught two passes for 18 yards in Sunday night's win over the Chiefs.

Patterson also had a quality kick return in the fourth quarter to set up a New England touchdown on their way to another Super Bowl appearance. The Patriots will hope their star returner can make an impact in a couple weeks against the Rams for what should be a shootout.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson handles one touch in playoff win.

It was a three-yard rush. Patterson also got his hands on one kick return for 23 yards as Los Angeles looked to keep the ball away from him. The former first-round pick will hope to make an impact in the AFC Championship Game next Sunday.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) is officially inactive against the Jets.

Patterson was limited in practice all week, which is a good sign for his status moving forward, and the Patriots probably expect he'll be good to go for the postseason. Patterson's first regular season in New England ends with 21 receptions for 247 yards and three touchdowns along with 42 carries for 228 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. He also averaged 28.8 yards per kickoff return and had one kickoff return touchdown. Patterson is a better real-life contributor for the Pats than he is a fantasy asset.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) did not return for the Patriots.

Patterson had four carries for 66 yards along with one reception for three yards in New England's Week 16 win over Buffalo. The special teams ace remains a solid contributor on offense, but his Week 17 status is up in the air while dealing with this knee issue. The main concern for the Patriots is probably ensuring he's good to go in January.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) is questionable to return against the Bills.

Patterson is currently on the sideline without his helmet and wasn't in the last kick return, so things don't look good for him returning at the moment. We'll update you if his status is updated by the team.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson catches three passes in Week 15.

Patterson gained 20 yards on his three receptions against the Steelers, catching all three targets that went his way. Patterson continues to be reliable as a receiver, but his role isn't quite big enough to trust him in fantasy lineups with titles on the line.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson scores in Week 14.

Patterson caught two passes for 51 yards and a touchdown against the Dolphins, with the score coming on a 37-yard laser down the seam which Patterson held onto after a slight bobble. The explosive former first-round pick is playing well, but he's not a recommended fantasy option outside of leagues that offer points for return yardage.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson gets three offensive touches in Week 13.

Patterson played well against his former Vikings team, catching two passes for 53 yards and carrying once for six yards. His receptions went for 29 and 24 yards, including a great sliding catch where he did an excellent job of keeping the ball off the ground to secure a reception. Patterson is playing well for the Patriots, but he's not a recommended fantasy option heading into fantasy playoff matchups.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson gets six touches against the Jets.

Patterson carried five times for ten yards and caught one pass for -1 yard in the Week 12 win. Patterson received a goal-line carry, but he could not convert it. The explosive gamebreaker faces his former Vikings team next week, but he's not a highly-recommended fantasy option right now.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson handles four touches in Week 10 loss.

Patterson rushed four times for 11 yards, as he was in the game before Sony Michel, but the rookie ended up handling 11 carries. Dual-eligibility is something to keep in mind for Patterson, but he's probably just a semi-handcuff to Michel down the stretch, and he doesn't need to be owned as New England enters the bye.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson scores in Patriots' win.

With Sony Michel (knee) out for a second straight game, Patterson again received a good amount of work as a running back. He carried 11 times for 61 yards and a touchdown and added one reception for seven yards. The score was on a carry by the goal line, and the dynamic runner/receiver/returner gashed the Packers for chunk yardage. Basically, if the Patriots block it up well, Patterson is exceptional with the ball in his hands so he hits holes and is very effective. It'll be interesting to see if the Patriots keep giving Patterson traditional hand-offs when Michel gets back in the lineup.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson (neck) is active for the Patriots.

Patterson was listed as questionable for tonight's matchup with Green Bay, but the dynamic receiver and returner is ready to go for the Patriots. With Sony Michel (knee) inactive, Patterson could again get some carries as a running back. He's not a highly-recommended fantasy option, though.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson (neck) is listed as questionable for Week 9.

Patterson is on the injury report with a neck injury, but he was able to practice on a limited basis today. We expect he'll be out there against the Packers, but his status might not be locked in until around 7:00 PM ET on Sunday.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson handles double-digit carries in Week 8 win.

Operating as mostly a running back with Sony Michel (knee) out, Patterson rushed ten times for 38 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game. New England came into the game with two running backs active, but it was still slightly surprising to see their all-star returner lead the team in carries. If Michel misses another game, Patterson will probably have a similar role next Sunday night against the Packers, so he's worth a look in all formats.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson returns kickoff for touchdown in Week 7.

Patterson lost a fumble on a kickoff against the Bears, but he bounced back with a 95-yard kickoff return for New England's first of two special-teams scores. Patterson also had a four-yard carry on offense. Outside of leagues that award points for return yardage, Patterson is off the fantasy radar right now.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarelle Patterson catches one pass in Week 6.

Patterson gained 13 yards on his lone reception versus the Chiefs. The explosive gamebreaker will likely get at least one chance on offense per game, but he's hard to trust in fantasy lineups.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson scores in win over the Colts.

Patterson caught two passes for 11 yards in the 38-24 victory, including a one-yard touchdown reception on the first drive of the game. Like Phillip Dorsett, Patterson has earned snaps even with Julian Edelman returning and Josh Gordon getting more acclimated with the offense, but he is a better real-life asset than fantasy option. The Patriots host the Chiefs in Week 6.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson scores 55-yard touchdown in win over the Dolphins.

Patterson had a long catch-and-run int he second quarter to get the Patriots going offensively, and he finished with three receptions for 54 yards and the score, also adding an 11-yard rush. New England has some serious reinforcements coming at receiver, but Patterson will likely be involved on plays just to get the ball in his hands. Still, he's a better real-life asset with unpredictable usage.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson catches one pass in loss to Detroit.

It went for 12 yards. Patterson will likely continue to be involved offensively all year in some capacity, but he should be a better real-life threat than fantasy option with Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman soon entering the lineup. 

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson gets four touches against the Jaguars.

Patterson had three receptions for 18 yards and one carry for five yards in the Week 2 loss. The carry was on a traditional handoff from the running back position, so maybe we'll see Patterson used there more moving forward. The explosive Patterson is a solid real-life contributor for New England, but he's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson gets four offensive touches in Week 1.

The Patriots got the ball into their great playmaker's hands a few times, as he carried three times for 13 rushing yards and added a six-yard reception. Patterson could get the ball a couple of times per week on jet sweeps, and he only needs one touch to take it the distance for six. However, it's difficult to trust him in fantasy lineups.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson says Bill Belichick told him "we're going to make you the player you should be."

Patterson was on NFL Network's morning show, Good Morning Football, and gave some insight on what happened when he was traded from Oakland to New England. The former Vikings and Raiders receiver said Belichick told him he doesn't know what he's been through in the past, but that they'll make him the player he should be. The 2013 first-round selection has superb talent and extremely dynamic ability, but he hasn't had a ton of time as a true receiver over his five NFL seasons. It sounds like the Patriots might give him a shot to work into a large role as one of Tom Brady's top receivers. The Pats traded for Patterson for a reason, and they could see a dynamic guy that could do some damage on offense. At the very least, the two-time All-Pro returner will be a great special teams contributor. Fantasy-wise, Patterson is someone to watch this summer—as is the entire New England receivers group behind Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson is being traded to the Patriots, according to multiple reports.

Patterson is a elite returner and special teams player, so this could be a sign that New England doesn’t expect to bring back Matthew Slater, as Patterson could be his replacement on coverage units. Offensively, Patterson hasn’t turned into the explosive playmaker that many expected since entering the league, but perhaps he can change things with the Pats. At this point, he’s not worth considering in fantasy drafts.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson catches one pass in Week 17.

Patterson gained four yards on his lone reception. Despite talk of using the explosive Patterson more on offense in Oakland, he was more productive as a receiver in his final season with the Vikings last season. This year, Patterson caught 31 passes for 309 receiving yards and had 13 carries for 121 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He surprisingly didn't return any kicks for touchdowns, but he did average 28.3 yards per return. The new coaching staff is very likely to be anxious to get their hands on Patterson and give him the ball next season.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson catches one pass in Week 16.

Patterson gained seven yards on his lone reception, and it appeared the Eagles tried to kick away from him in the kicking game so he couldn't get his hands on it there. The dynamic gamebreaker isn't a fantasy option at the moment.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson gets two offensive touches against Dallas.

Patterson had a -4-yard carry along with a seven-yard reception. He also had a would-be kick return touchdown for 100 yards, but it was called back by a penalty. Patterson isn’t a recommended fantasy option, even if Amari Cooper (ankle) is out again next week.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson, Raiders held in check as they fall to Kansas City.

Patterson caught three passes for just eight yards. The former first-round pick isn't a recommended fantasy option down the stretch, including next Sunday night when Oakland plays Dallas.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson plays very well in Raiders' win.

With Michael Crabtree (suspension) and Amari Cooper (concussion/ankle) both out, it allowed Patterson more opportunities on offense—and he took advantage. The dynamic playmaker had four receptions (on four targets) for 97 yards and two carries for one yard in the Week 13 victory over the Giants. Patterson's long in the game was for 59 yards, as it came on a quick screen where he showed his elite ability with the ball in his hands. Oakland is wise to give Patterson opportunities to break huge plays on offense, but he's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson leads team in receiving on Sunday.

Patterson caught three passes for 72 yards, with a long reception of 54 yards. The playmaker had a larger role after Michael Crabtree was ejected and Amari Cooper left after a scary hit to the head/neck area, and the Raiders were able to hold on in a 21-14 win thanks to Derek Carr dropping in a pass to Patterson on third down that allowed them to run out the clock. If Cooper is out next week against the Giants, Patterson might be worth a look in deeper leagues.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson caught four passes for 45 yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

Patterson converted a long 3rd-and-18 with a nice catch, but that was one of the few bright spots for Oakland in the 33-8 defeat. He should be on the waiver wire heading into a matchup with the Broncos.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson catches three passes in Week 8.

Patterson gained only seven yards on his three receptions, as the Bills did a good job of limiting the play-maker. He did break a kick return for 43 yards in the game, though; but he did fumble one (recovered by Oakland). Patterson is being used less of a receiver this season than he was last year with the Vikings, so he's not a fantasy option despite his great athletic ability.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson catches one pass against the Chiefs.

Patterson gained nine yards on his lone reception in the Raiders' Thursday night victory. He was also targeted on a deep shot to the end zone where he was behind the defensive back and kind of dove to make sure it wasn't intercepted. The dynamic game-breaker also made a great play punt return coverage, taking down Chiefs returner Tyreek Hill before he could do some damage.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson zooms for touchdown against the Chargers.

Patterson carried three times for 55 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown in the Raiders' loss. He also had a five-yard reception on his lone target of the game. Patterson's score came on a jet sweep where he showed his great speed while cutting through the defense on a play that almost looked like a kick return. The dynamic weapon isn't a reliable fantasy option because he doesn't get the ball enough on offense, but he can score any time the ball is in his hands.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson caught six passes for 33 yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

He also rushed once for two yards. Patterson and some other guys picked up the slack with Michael Crabtree inactive, and Patterson actually led the team in catches. That said, whether or not Crabtree returns in Week 5, the dynamic return man can remain on the waiver wire.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson rushed twice for five yards in Sunday's loss to the Redskins.

He also caught a seven-yard pass, and continued to return kicks. Patterson doesn't get enough offensive touches to be a fantasy contributor. Keep him on the waiver wire.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarelle Patterson runs for long touchdown in Raiders' Week 2 win.

The electric receiver/returner had three carries for 57 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown from the shotgun on an inside zone run. Patterson also added one reception for six yards. He's a dynamic weapon and was quite the acquisition for Oakland, but it's hard to trust him in your fantasy lineup.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson gets two touches in Week 1.

Patterson had one carry for five yards and one reception (on one target) for two yards. He only had two touches, but the Raiders will get Patterson involved in his first season with the team. Patterson also had a 41-yard kick return that was huge for the Raiders in a close game. He'll be a difference-maker for the Raiders this season, but his fantasy production isn't reliable enough for him to be in your lineup.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarelle Patterson scores in Raiders' third preseason game.

Patterson scored one of two second-quarter touchdowns for the Raiders, as Derek Carr found him wide open in the end zone against the Cowboys. Patterson had four receptions for 30 yards and the touchdown, along with a four-yard rush, in the exhibition. He's going to be a real weapon for the Raiders this season, but his numbers might not be reliable enough to be a good fantasy option.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson starts first preseason game for the Raiders.

Many of Oakland's starters didn't play in the game, but Patterson got the start. On the first play of the game, Patterson beat All-Pro Patrick Peterson on a slant route for a five-yard gain. Though it was only a short gain in a preseason game, it was a nice route by Patterson, who is criticized by some as a guy that can't run good routes. The dynamic receiver/returner had two receptions for 22 yards total in the game. He'll be used on offense for the Raiders, but will probably be hard to trust in fantasy.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Raiders OC Todd Downing said they're "going to have fun" getting Cordarrelle Patterson involved in offense.

Patterson is an electric former first round pick that wasn't used much on offense until last season, when he proved to be a reliable target for Sam Bradford. The Raiders have made it clear this offseason that they're going to use him on offense. Patterson will also remain the primary kick returner for his new team. He is likley to be the number three receiver behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, and he could be a boom/bust FLEX option this season.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio "really excited" about Cordarrelle Patterson.

Del Rio says Patterson reported to the team "hungry" and that they are going to get him the ball in different ways. Patterson showed a lot last season when he got more regular playing time as a receiver in the Vikings' offense. Patterson is likely to be Oakland's number three receiver behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree this season, and he could be looking at a big breakout. He'll obviously be a big factor as a kick returner also.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said that he is "very excited" about Cordarrelle Patterson.

Del Rio said Patterson is "dynamic" and he is not just a special teamer. In the video linked below, you can see the excitement from Del Rio. Patterson has a real chance of getting some touches in a very good Raiders offense. He might not offer a ton of value in 2017 fantasy leagues, but he'll be a key member of a contending Raiders team.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson is signing with the Raiders.

The team announced the signing on their Twitter account with a picture of the receiver/returner signing his contract. Patterson will give Oakland's special teams unit a huge boost as the best kick returner in the league, and should see some action on offense in a variety of ways to get the ball in his hands. He will be behind at least Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree for targets though, so will probably go undrafted in most fantasy leagues.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson takes to Snapchat to proclaim he wants to stay in Minnesota.

Patterson said he definitely wants to stay in Minnesota but it's a business, "so what you gonna do rick". Rick is Vikings GM Rick Spielman. Patterson may have lost his leverage by posting this on social media, but he seems like he might be OK with coming back to Minnesota even if they don't offer quite as much as other teams.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson also visited the Bears, according to Adam Schefter.

This lines up with Alex Marvez's report that the Bears will try to sign Patterson. The dynamic playmaker will likely make his decision sometime in the next week.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson is visiting the Raiders, according to multiple reports.

Patterson visited Washington yesterday, but the Redskins signed Terrelle Pryor, which might take them out of it for Patterson. The team that lands Patterson will get a high-upside player (and the best kick returner in the NFL).

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

The Bears will try to sign Cordarrelle Patterson, according to Alex Marvez.

Patterson wants to play as a full-time receiver—and showed he could last season—an opportunity that the Bears will be able to present, especially if they do not re-sign Alshon Jeffery.

Cordarrelle Patterson caught one pass for 39 yards in Sunday's season finale.

Patterson rebounded in a big way from his disappointing, two-catch 2015, catching 52 passes for 453 yards and two touchdowns. The former first round pick has lived around the line of scrimmage when catching passes, but he has big-play ability and wants to re-sign with Minnesota. If he does, it'll be a better move for the Vikings than it would be for fantasy football players. He won't be a fantasy option in 2017 barring significant improvement as a route runner.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson gets eight targets in Week 15.

He had five catches for 49 yards. Patterson isn't a good fantasy option at this point.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson had three catches for 18 yards in Week 14.

He had a key 11-yard reception on a catch and run down the sideline late in the game. Patterson isn't a great fantasy option, but remains an important part of the Vikings.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson rushed twice for six yards and caught two passes for 10 yards in Thursday night's loss to the Cowboys.

Patterson lined up in the backfield on one of his carries, but isn't seeing nearly enough touches to warrant fantasy lineup consideration. Behind Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, and Kyle Rudolph for targets, Patterson makes his biggest impact on special teams.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson catches five against the Lions.

Patterson had five catches for only 15 yards. He did lose yardage on a couple of quick screens, but had a clutch catch for a first down in the game. Patterson also had a 22-yard run. He's not a good fantasy option.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson returns kick 104 yards for a touchdown.

The best kick returner in the NFL made a huge impact on the game, by taking the opening kick of the second half to the house. Patterson also chipped in on offense with four catches for 53 yards. Patterson has been a great asset to a Vikings team fighting to defend the NFC North title, but is a risky fantasy option.

Cordarrelle Patterson | Falcons RB

Cordarrelle Patterson has quietest game since Week 3.

Patterson had three catches for 17 yards in Week 10. He's been a productive player for the Vikings this season, as he's become a regular part of the offense and is the best kick returner in the NFL, but he's not a fantasy option. He could have a monster game at some point, but it's too risky to put him in your lineup. He can stay on the waiver wire.

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