Cordarrelle Patterson
Cordarrelle Patterson
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New England Patriots
2018 Fantasy Outlook
At 6-2 and 228 pounds, Patterson adds size to the Patriots' wideout corps, but how much of a role the 2013 first-rounder ends up carving out in the offense has yet to be determined. His value as a kickoff returner and gunner should land him a roster spot and there's added opportunity with Brandin Cooks no longer in the mix and Julian Edelman facing a four-game suspension to start the season. Chris Hogan will be a Week 1 starter, but after that not much is set on New England's wide receiver depth chart. In addition to Patterson, the Patriots have Eric Decker, Phillip Dorsett and Braxton Berrios on hand. At least one member of that group has a chance to emerge as an early-season fantasy sleeper, which makes Patterson's rapport with QB Tom Brady worth monitoring as the summer rolls along. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2017. Traded to the Patriots in March of 2018.
Hauls in three passes Sunday
WRNew England Patriots
September 17, 2018
Patterson hauled in three of his five targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 31-20 loss to the Jaguars.
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Patterson, who also ran once for five yards in the game, was on the field for 27 of the Patriots' 61 snaps on offense Sunday. He's in line to continue to serve as the team's No. 3 wideout for the next two weeks, with Julian Edelman not eligible to return from his suspension until Week 5.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    43
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    12
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
531
125
2017
431
157
2018
43
12
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   228 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.42 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.40 sec
POOR
Cone Drill:   7.28 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   31.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   128 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
New England Patriots Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Considered a first-round bust in Minnesota, Patterson caught just two passes for 10 yards in 16 games during the 2015 season -- his third year in the league -- before bouncing back last season with a career-high 52 receptions. Much of Patterson's value has come in the kick return game, which doesn't help potential fantasy owners in most league formats. The top of the wideout depth chart is secure in Oakland with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree leading the way, but Patterson will have an opportunity to compete against Seth Roberts for slotting behind the top duo. Roberts is a likely candidate to retain his position after posting 10 touchdowns through his first two years in the league, leaving Patterson strictly as a deep threat, bubble-screen weapon, and return specialist.
Patterson's disappointing performance as a receiver worsened throughout the 2015 season, as he caught just two balls on two targets for 10 yards in 16 games. Nearly all of his value came in the kick-return game, where he racked up 1,019 yards and found the end zone twice. The Vikings elected not to pick up the fifth-year option on Patterson's contract, so he's set to become a free agent following his 2016 campaign. With the addition of first-round pick Laquon Treadwell, Patterson's role as a receiver figures to once again be heavily limited, but his athletic ability could occasionally be used as a weapon for the team's offense -- not just special teams -- if he improves in training camp.
After Patterson caught 45 passes for 469 yards and four TDs during his 2013 rookie campaign, expectations with regard to his production were rosy in advance of last season, but instead he experienced a regression on that front. Still, the 24-year-old wideout – who recorded 33 catches for 384 yards and a TD in 16 games for the Vikings last year -- has plenty of ability, and with improved route running – a stated goal of his – this coming season, Patterson is a candidate to turn things around. That said, in the wake of the free agent departure of Greg Jennings, trade acquisition Mike Wallace and returnee Charles Johnson are currently penciled in as the Vikings' starting wideouts, so nothing will be handed to Patterson as he approaches his third NFL season.
Despite not being involved in the offense until late in the year, Patterson scored nine touchdowns as a rookie (four receiving, three rushing, two returns). And from Weeks 14-17, Patterson had five touchdowns from scrimmage, 15 catches, 215 receiving yards and 129 rushing yards. At 6-2, 220, Patterson is tall for a player with game-breaking speed and elusiveness, and he seems to run even faster than his 4.42 NFL Combine time. In short, there’s little doubt about his physical skills, and we have to think the opportunities will be there from Week 1, even with Greg Jennings still around. Of course, it’s unclear who will be throwing him the ball. Matt Cassel was the best quarterback on the team last year, but the Vikings traded up to draft Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd pick, and it’s only a matter of time before he takes over. While Bridgewater certainly has the higher long-term ceiling, Patterson is likely to have to adjust to a rookie quarterback either in training camp or during the year. But the addition of offensive coordinator Norv Turner (the architect behind Josh Gordon’s breakout in Cleveland last year while playing with three sub-standard quarterbacks) should help. Expect Turner to target Patterson down the field more and scheme to take advantage of his big-play ability. Throw in Patterson’s added contributions on the ground and in the return game, and there’s a good deal of upside here.
After dealing Percy Harvin to the Seahawks, the Vikings signed Greg Jennings – and spent the 29th overall pick on Patterson. While Jennings will be the team's No. 1 wideout, Patterson has an excellent chance to break camp as a starter. At 6-2, 216 and with rare open-field running skills, Patterson is a threat to make plays even on shorter throws. He's tough to bring down, and he makes for a nice red-zone target. Like most rookie receivers, his game lacks polish, and it's unclear whether Christian Ponder will get him the ball farther down the field. Moreover, as long as Adrian Peterson stays healthy, the Vikings are always going to be a run-first team.
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Logs 16 snaps in Week 1
WRNew England Patriots
September 10, 2018
Patterson logged 16 out of a possible 75 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Texans.
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Could make mark in offense
WRNew England Patriots
August 26, 2018
With Julian Edelman set to serve a four-game suspension to start the season and the Patriots having released Jordan Matthews, Malcolm Mitchell and Kenny Britt, Patterson has a chance to be a factor in the Patriots' passing game early on, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
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Leads Pats in targets
WRNew England Patriots
August 24, 2018
Patterson caught five of nine targets for 37 yards in Friday's 25-14 loss to the Panthers in the third preseason game.
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Hauls in four passes Thursday
WRNew England Patriots
August 17, 2018
Patterson caught four of his seven targets for 51 yards and a TD in Thursday's 37-20 preseason win over the Eagles.
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Limited at practice Monday
WRNew England Patriots
August 13, 2018
Patterson (undisclosed) was limited at practice Monday, the Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal reports.
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