Cordarrelle Patterson
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By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 11:49pm EDT

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was held in check by the New England Patriots on Sunday as he was limited to five catches for 56 yards. The talented playmaker didn't record a single carry and saw his string of consecutive games with a touchdown end at six.

Fantasy Impact: With Adrian Peterson deactivated for Sunday's game, it was expected that the Vikings would look to get Patterson even more involved in the offense. Instead the sophomore sensation saw the same number of targets (7) as Matt Asiata and one less than Kyle Rudolph. Inexplicably he also didn't receive a single carry in the entire game despite piling up 103 rushing yards on just three carries in Week 1. However fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned as offensive coordinator Norv Turner will surely figure out a way to make sure to get the ball in Patterson's hands as much as possible going forward. Patterson remains a solid WR2 and belongs in your line-up each week.

By Jake Perper, Vikings Correspondent, Thu, Sep 11th 5:27pm EDT

"I've seen a little article today where Belichick, I think he said he didn't want me," Patterson said on Thursday. "So that's the kind of things that stick in the back of a player's head. And you get out there, you just want to beat the defense up since people say things like that." (Source: Twin Cities)

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots originally owned the No. 29 pick in the first round of the 2013 draft. The Vikings then traded them four picks to move up and select Patterson. Patterson feels snubbed, but he really wasn't, New England just had other defensive needs at the time. Either way Patterson has been unstoppable his past six games. According to ESPN Stats and Information, the 2nd-year speedster has averaged a TD every 4.6 touches in that span. Patterson's high-upside makes him a must start despite a tough matchup ahead against Darelle Revis.

By Jake Perper, Vikings Correspondent, Wed, Sep 10th 11:59am EDT

ESPN Boston's insider Mike Reiss says it makes the most sense to have veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis shadow Cordarrelle Patterson this Sunday in Minnesota. The Patriots defense allowed a measly 169 pass yards in a Week One loss to the Dolphins. (Source: ESPN Boston)

Fantasy Impact: Revis will certainly be a tough cover. In his Patriots debut, he recorded two pass break ups and a fumble recovery. Patterson totaled 128 yards and one score on six touches (102 rushing, 26 receiving) in a Week One win over the Rams. Patterson is a must start at either the WR2/Flex position with his big-play potential despite facing Revis this week.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 8:55pm EDT

Sophomore sensation Cordarrelle Patterson showed off his running skills on Sunday as he piled up 102 rushing yards with a 67-yard touchdown scamper during the Minnesota Vikings' 34-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams. Patterson also had carries of 23 and 12 yards and continued to prove that he is just as dangerous taking a hand-off as he is split-out wide. He also added three catches for 26 yards and had a total of 128 yards from scrimmage.

Fantasy Impact: The hype was overwhelming for Cordarrelle Patterson coming into the season and even though he was fairly quiet through the air in his first game of the year, he definitely got it done on the ground. Patterson turned a basic pitch-out into a scintillating 67-yard touchdown run by breaking multiple tackles and showing off his unreal athleticism. Patterson has now scored a rushing touchdown in three straight regular season games and four of his last six. If he keeps producing on the ground as well as through the air Patterson belongs in your line-up every week regardless of the format.

By Jake Perper, Vikings Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 5:02pm EDT

The second-year receiver is looking to extend his streak of five consecutive touchdowns. If he can score a sixth on Sunday against the Rams, the feat would place him sixth all-time in Vikings team history. (Source: Minnesotavikings.com)

Fantasy Impact: Although, Patterson had only one game with 100 plus receiving yards in 2013, 40 of his 77 season targets came in the final six games. Three of his four touchdown grabs came over the final four weeks. Look for him to pick up right where he left off. He should be a solid No. 2 and great flex option this week. He has the biggest upside of any second-year receiver this season.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Mon, Sep 1st 10:18pm EDT

ESPN analyst Matthew Berry predicted that Cordarrelle Patterson will emerge as a top-5 wide receiver in fantasy football this season. Berry thinks that the second-year sensation is an ideal fit in Norv Turner's offense and that his elite level skill set will help him breakout in a big way in 2014. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: With career totals of 45 catches for 469 yards and a current ADP of No. 18 among wide receivers, it's easy to be skeptical of Berry's bullish outlook for Patterson. But going into last season no one expected Josh Gordon to become an elite fantasy WR either. And the comparisons between Gordon and Patterson are significant. Both were entering their second season, both have been blessed with an elite physical skill set and both will be used as the featured weapon in Norv Turner's passing attack. If Patterson can continue to develop as a route runner and maximize his immense talents he has a legitimate chance at living up to Berry's bold prediction.

By Jake Perper, Vikings Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 8:29pm EDT

The second-year speedster made a nice adjustment on a Matt Cassel throw early in the 1st quarter to haul in a touchdown grab. Off play action, Patterson didn't even appear to be running full speed to get into the endzone against Chiefs defenders.

Fantasy Impact: Patterson is looking more and more like a great pick at his ADP of 50 on FantasyPros rankings. He is the clear No. 1 target in Minnesota opposite veteran Greg Jennings. He could put up WR 1 numbers at points in the season, while consistently adding WR 2 numbers.

By Jake Perper, Vikings Correspondent, Wed, Aug 20th 9:16pm EDT

The second-year speedster has caught five of his six targets for 47 yards through two preseason games. His longest reception was 17 yards. Despite the quiet numbers in limited playing time, the Vikings' offensive coordinator sounds confident in Patterson's ability to progress this season. "We need to get Cordarrelle (Patterson) the ball and we need to find different ways of doing it," Turner said. "Whether it’s with handing it to him or throwing it to him, moving him around a little bit, we are limiting what we do in the preseason. He needs to be a big part of what we do when we get going." (Source: Vikings.com)

Fantasy Impact: Right now Patterson is ranked as the No. 20 receiver and the No. 49 player overall on FantasyPros. He is slightly ahead of veteran receivers Torrey Smith, Wes Welker and DeSean Jackson. Turner thinks he is getting more consistent. If he can be more consistent each week, he could be a fantasy steal at his average draft spot (Round 4-5) in 12-team leagues.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Fri, Aug 15th 2:03am EDT

Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in an outstanding one-handed grab from expected starter Matt Cassel during Vikings practice on Thursday. The second-year wideout beat cornerback Xavier Rhodes on the play during an 11-on-11 drill. (Source: Star Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Patterson continues to show flashes of brilliance during the preseason and appears ready to capitalize on his immense potential in 2014. The explosive playmaker is currently being drafted as the 22nd wide receiver off the board and 51st overall, which would make him a low-end WR2. At this point his ranking is based more on his potential than his production, but it appears that Patterson might be more than capable of fulfilling on his promise.

By Jake Perper, Vikings Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 12:50am EDT

The second-year man caught three of four targets thrown his way for 38 yards. He did that with both Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Cassel under center in the first half.

Fantasy Impact: Patterson is currently ranked No. 49 overall and No. 20 at his position and rightfully so. He's ready to break out. With Greg Jennings likely landing the spot opposite and Kyle Rudolph manning the middle of the field, Patterson could attack deep often. If he can improve his route running he could be a nice WR2 this season

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Aug 3rd 4:16pm EDT

After watching second-year wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson in training camp this summer veteran Greg Jennings is convinced that there is "no ceiling" on his teammate's potential. Jennings said he believes that new Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner will look to force feed the ball to Patterson this season and will line him up all over the field in order to do so. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: If Jennings is correct about Patterson's involvement in the Vikings offense this season then there really is no limit to what the second-year playmaker can accomplish. Last year Turner had another athletically gifted sophomore wideout that he featured in the passing game. That was Josh Gordon and all he did was finish last season as the #1 overall fantasy WR. Patterson showed that same type of talent and potential near the end of last season and if he can carry that performance over to this year and if he becomes the featured weapon in the passing game then he could easily ascend to WR1 status.

By Jake Perper, Vikings Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 4:48pm EDT

After being held out of practice last Friday due to a foot injury, Patterson returned to the field on Wednesday. He was a full participant and took part in all of the 11-on-11 drills. (Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Because he is a freakish talent, Patterson has a chance to be a star in fantasy this season. However, he still needs to progress plenty as he isn't a complete route runner just yet. He is currently ranked as the No. 19 receiver and No. 46 overall player in Fantasy Pros rankings. Roddy White and Wes Welker rank right in front of him, while Michael Crabtree and riser Michael Floyd are slightly behind him. It's still too early to see if Patterson will live up to his ADP.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 10:39pm EDT

According to multiple media sources Vikings WR Cordarelle Patterson was held out of practice today and is listed as day-to-day with a foot injury. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Although it appears to be a minor injury Patterson will need to be on the field as much as possible this preseason in order to live up to his lofty ADP. The explosive second-year wideout is currently being drafted at #48 overall around the same time as more established options like Roddy White, DeSean Jackson and Percy Harvin. At this point Patterson is more potential than production, but if he can stay on the field and the new coaching staff can get him the ball he has a great chance of justifying his current expectations.

By Jake Perper, Vikings Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 1:25pm EDT

Patterson brought back two kickoffs for a score last season as a rookie and the Vikings plan to use him once again in that department. "We want our best players to get their hands on the ball as much as possible," Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said. "We’re not going to keep him from returning kicks because he is such a dangerous weapon there." (Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Patterson averaged 32.3 yards per kick return on 43 kickoffs in 2013. Those numbers were good for the NFL lead. Patterson's current ADP is 48, while he is the 20th best receiver in the Fantasy Pros rankings. He will be limited on offense by whoever is under center either Matt Cassel or Teddy Bridgewater.

Fantasy Sports LR | Sep 14th
Perhaps some additional opportunities in the run game for Patterson this week...
Fantasy Football Maniax | Sep 14th
Patterson moves around the formation enough and is a threat running the ball that playing an opponent with Revis Island should not impact him too much.
2MugsFF | Sep 14th
You can't explain his stat lines, he just makes things happen.
ESPN | Sep 8th
Christopher Harris analyzes Cordarrelle Patterson's value.
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 8th
Cordarrelle Patterson caught only three balls for 26 yards against the Rams on Sunday, which seems like a relatively quiet day for an early-round receiver. Under normal circumstances, with a normal player, maybe you'd be doubting the genius of that pick. But Cordarrelle, clearly, is something beyond normal. He augmented his modest receiving performance with 102 rushing yards — one-zero-two. ...
ESPN | Sep 5th
Christopher Harris wonders if Cordarrelle Patterson have a similar breakout season to Josh Gordon last year?
Gridiron Experts | Sep 4th
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ESPN | Aug 29th
Christopher Harris analyzes Cordarrelle Patterson's draft value.
CBS Sports | Aug 28th
Cordarrelle Patterson is set up for a big year in 2014, but can follow in Josh Gordon's footsteps on the field and be a breakout elite player? Jamey Eisenberg makes a big preseason prediction.
CBS Sports | Aug 28th
Cordarrelle Patterson is set up for a big year in 2014, but can follow in Josh Gordon's footsteps on the field and be a breakout elite player? Jamey Eisenberg makes a big preseason prediction.
FantasyPros | Aug 4th
Kyle Wachtel provides an overview of what to expect from Cordarrelle Patterson this season.   Note: This article is part of our series that highlights quality content from premium subscription sites. FootballGuys has been gracious enough to share a weekly article with our ... read more »
RosterWatch | Aug 2nd
Greg Jennings: ‘At some point, I’m going to tell my kids I played with Cordarrelle Patterson.’ Alex Dunlap, RosterWatch.com According to ESPN.com quotes from Vikings camp yesterday, RosterWatch is not the only outfit who finds Cordarrelle Patterson to be extremely … Continue reading →
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 25th
If you look at the Yahoo fantasy wide receiver rankings, you'll find three players (Cordarrelle Patterson, Percy Harvin and Michael Crabtree) bunched together, fighting for the final spots in our top 20. For different reasons (either injury or lack of playing time), all three players offered up incomplete '13 campaigns. As the '14 season approaches, each of these players looks poised to be full se...
ESPN | Jul 23rd
Cordarrelle Patterson's fantasy hype is on the rise. Should you buy in?
Rotoprofessor | Jul 23rd
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We’ve already looked at some of the notable wide receiver risers when we look at a PPR league as opposed to a non-PPR league (click here to view).  What about those that go the other way?  Let’s take a