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Cordarrelle Patterson Injury: Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Replacement Targets (Week 5)

Oct 3, 2022
Cordarrelle Patterson Injury: Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Replacement Targets (Week 5)

With the injury to Cordarrelle Patterson, fantasy football managers are left with a void on their roster. Let’s check out the extent of the injury and players you can target on your waiver wire this week.

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Cordarrelle Patterson Injury Outlook

Cordarrelle Patterson is going on IR and will miss at least four games due to his knee injury, according to multiple reports. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Patterson played on Sunday despite being questionable but received just nine carries. Subsequent reports indicate that he had a minor procedure performed this morning that necessitated the move to injured reserve. With Patterson out, rookie running back Tyler Allgeier is expected to play a larger role in the Atlanta backfield. Fellow RB Damien Williams is also on IR and is eligible to return Week 6.

Waiver Wire Replacements to Target

Tyler Allgeier (RB – ATL): 16% rostered

  • Next opponents: @TB, SF, @CIN
  • True value: $22
  • Desperate need: $34
  • Budget-minded: $14

Analysis: The touches from the Atlanta backfield were as bountiful as they were evenly distributed in Week 4. The rookie from BYU logged 11 touches for over 100 yards from scrimmage. Cordarrelle Patterson has not been completely healthy, and now he’s on IR with his knee issue. The other active RB is Caleb Huntley, who also logged 10 carries Sunday and scored a touchdown. Patterson still figures to be the starter when healthy, but Allgeier is likely to be the leading man in the Atlanta backfield for the next month.

Mike Boone (RB – DEN): 2% rostered

  • Next opponents: IND, @LAC, NYJ
  • True value: $20
  • Desperate need: $31
  • Budget-minded: $13

Analysis: With Javonte Williams‘ knee injury knocking him out for the season, the Denver backfield is likely to become a time-share between Boone and Melvin Gordon. With his seniority, Gordon will likely start and might see a slight majority of snaps and touches, but Boone’s value has skyrocketed.

Raheem Mostert (RB – MIA): 50% rostered

  • Next opponents: @NYJ, MIN, PIT
  • True value: $7
  • Desperate need: $12
  • Budget-minded: $3

Analysis: Although the Dolphins offense has been explosive this season, it has mostly been a product of their passing attack. With Tua Tagovailoa likely to miss some time, it might benefit Mike McDaniels’ team to get down and dirty with the run game like his longtime cohort Kyle Shanahan. Mostert was the lead back in Weeks 2 and 4, but ceded to Chase Edmonds in Weeks 1 and 3. If the alternate-RB strategy is just coincidence, Mostert is a plug-and-play addition with decent upside in Week 5 versus the Jets. He also has the type of speed to occasionally pop off for performances in RB2 territory.

Kenneth Gainwell (RB – PHI): 32% rostered

  • Next opponents: @ARI, DAL, BYE
  • True value: $6
  • Desperate need: $12
  • Budget-minded: $3

Analysis: There isn’t much more to say at this point about Gainwell, who has graced every waiver column in 2022. Miles Sanders has been a pleasant surprise this season and has earned a larger volume of touches in the high-flying Eagles attack. Gainwell is still a very talented player, but he needs to score touchdowns to justify a fantasy roster spot if his receiving role doesn’t expand from its current status.

Brian Robinson (RB – WAS): 54% rostered

  • Next opponents: TEN, @CHI, GB
  • True value: $6
  • Desperate need: $12
  • Budget-minded: $3

Analysis: We’re cheating here by including Robinson, whose rostership is above the 50% threshold. But Robinson is nearing a return, and Antonio Gibson’s weekly snap shares have been shrinking even before B-Rob comes back from the gunshot wounds he sustained in a robbery attempt. The reason our suggested bids are somewhat modest: The Washington offense appears to have run aground. Still, Robinson is certainly worth a bid if he’s still available and you need RB help.

Ken Walker (RB – SEA): 43% rostered

  • Next opponents: @NO, ARI, @LAC
  • True value: $6
  • Desperate need: $11
  • Budget-minded: $3

Analysis: Week 4 was the Rashaad Penny show. Unfortunately, the Seahawks cannot play the Lions every week. Even though the rookie from Michigan State took the back seat to Penny again, he more than doubled his season total in rushing attempts with eight. Walker stands as the best handcuff available with less than 50% rostership. He is a home run hitter who is one Penny malady away from taking over this backfield.

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If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup, based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant – that allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and by how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

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