Cordarrelle Patterson
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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:

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:

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.

The New York Times | Aug 21st
Weak QBs and a run-first scheme could somewhat limit potential.
The Football Girl | Aug 21st
To take him at current ADP is a leap of faith, but CP's raw ability is jaw-dropping.
Legion Report | Aug 21st
Since 2000, there have only been five 1,000 Yard Receivers in their Rookie Season. However, 27 Receivers have eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark in their sophomore campaign since 2000. Cordarrelle Patterson has an explosive shot at a great 2014 season with an offense led by Norv Turner. We love Patterson this season and recommend that you get on the bandwagon as well!
The Fake Football | Aug 20th
Patterson has the speed and elusiveness to do just about anything on the field. His upside is great, but his downside is as well. I'll fault on the side of upside with his talent.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 20th
Amazing upside and if you want to gamble a bit then he is a player to draft in 2014.
Breaking Football | Aug 20th
Insane athlete with massive upside in Norval's vertical offense.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
Count on Patterson to get drafted as one of the preseason’s most trendy breakout candidates. That’s after he finished last season with 15 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns over his final four games. Patterson has a size/speed combo that is rare, and while he’s not the prototypical receiver you’ll find in new play-caller Norv Turner’s offense, there’s a pretty good shot he’ll play a ton and see a lot of targets. It’s aggressive but we see Patterson as a middle- to low-end No. 2 Fantasy receiver with even more value as a No.3 receiver if he falls to you.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 19th
Dynamic in receive/rush/return games and OC Turner called NFL-high 680 passes in CLE in '13
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
I think Patterson is as good of a breakout candidate as you will find in 2014. He finished the 2013 season with 45 receptions for 469 yards and four receiving touchdowns. If QB Teddy Bridgewater is the answer at quarterback, Patterson has WR1 talent.
Fantasy Sports LR | Aug 17th
Averaged 72 total yards and a TD/game after use picked up in Week 11. New offense and a year under his belt should do wonders for the electric Viking.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 9th
Expect Norv to coax WR2 value out of him; would be more comfortable drafting as WR3 or flex
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, According to 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