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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total182.6118.4-
Avg Game11.48.5-
Avg Projection142.8108.2-
    
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Aaron Larson A. Larson
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Richard King R. King
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NO vs. BAL
Week 2 at LAR at CLE
Week 3 at SEA vs. CIN
Week 4 vs. CLE at PIT
Week 5 at TB vs. MIA
Week 6 vs. SF at GB
Week 7 at CIN at DEN
Week 8 vs. CAR vs. NE
Week 9 vs. LAC vs. BUF
Week 10 at CARBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. CHI at NE
Week 12 at WAS vs. CHI
Week 13 vs. PIT at MIN
Week 14BYE WEEK at BUF
Week 15 at NO vs. DET
Week 16 at BAL vs. JAC
Week 17 vs. ARI at SEA
Week 18 vs. TB at MIA
Player Projections Comparison
 
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts140.1127.4
Rush Yards571.7555.6
Rush TDs4.53.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions44.834.6
Rec Yards429.7298.6
Rec TDs3.01.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points142.8108.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2021 Points 
Week 16.72.0
Week 218.98.8
Week 310.22.9
Week 429.69.4
Week 511.411.8
Week 6
Week 712.18.4
Week 813.223.2
Week 913.68.6
Week 103.914.2
Week 116.5
Week 1225.5
Week 139.6
Week 1411.9
Week 152.32.0
Week 167.312.4
Week 175.26.3
Week 181.21.9
Total182.6118.4
Average11.48.5
Player Targets Comparison
 
2021 Targets 
Week 122
Week 273
Week 373
Week 463
Week 593
Week 6
Week 759
Week 8514
Week 962
Week 1026
Week 111
Week 123
Week 135
Week 145
Week 1522
Week 1623
Week 1721
Week 1813
Notes for Player Combination
 
Expert 
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
Nobody saw the Cordarelle Patterson ninth-year breakout coming. Unless, of course, you foresaw ex-Chicago Bears passing game coordinator Dave Ragone coming in as the Atlanta Falcons' new offensive coordinator just to install Patterson in a hybrid RB/WR role. From Weeks 1-14, fantasy football's RB7 - 15.8 fantasy points per game - was a revelation and a player who changed the tide of leagues as a waiver-wire acquisition. Patterson's only issue is that he stumbled across the fantasy football finish line, failing to eclipse more than nine fantasy points or 30 rushing yards in his last four games. The team also used him more in a committee alongside Mike Davis. Nonetheless, the more bizarre part is that Patterson took a backseat in the receiving game despite his wide receiver background, totaling just seven targets in his final four games after averaging nearly five targets per game. Patterson's 25% target rate per route ranked No. 1 among all running backs. Still, even with the poor end to the season, Patterson's best case in free agency was always returning to the Falcons. He is such a specialized talent who needs to be used in a particular manner, which was executed to near perfection under Arthur Smith's tutelage. With an overall lack of general playmakers after losing Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage, C-Patt should see a competent role in the Falcons offense. Whether it be as a receiver or rusher (or both), he's a solid bet to lead the backfield with lackluster RB talent on the team vying for touches and targets. With Patterson's range of outcomes so wide for fantasy football, he should remain a draft target if his ADP stays in the later rounds. His RB30 ADP on early best-ball is a solid value. But I'd be hard-pressed to admit that the Marcus Mariota signing is not ideal for Patterson's fantasy value. Rushing quarterbacks tend to check the ball down less frequently making it less likely Patterson sees less of a consistent target share. In Mariota's last stint with the Titans, RBs totaled 4.6 targets per game (17.7% target share). Last year that number was at 8.2 targets per game (26.7% target share).RIP Michael Carter RB1 szn. The Jets drafted workhorse running back Breece Hall at the top of the 2nd round, but even considered trading up for him in Round 1 before selecting him 36th overall. The draft capital shows New York's commitment towards Hall being their clear-cut RB1 for 2022 and beyond, which makes Carter nothing more than a hand-cuff. It's a reminder to always sell high on Day 3 running backs that flash as rookies; they can be easily replaced and likely won't "survive" draft after draft without investment from their team. Carter's looking anywhere between five-to-eight touches per game with Hall entrenched as the bellcow, making the former UNC back near obsolete as anything other than a backup with some upside. From Weeks 7-9 with Tevin Coleman sidelined, Carter averaged 19 touches per game and a 66% snap share. He also finished 10th in yards after contact per attempt (3.4) and third in PFF's elusive rating. Carter's receiving ability also fueled four top-17 weekly finishes in 2021, three of which were inside the top-13 in games that featured quarterback checkdown king Mike White under center.
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
Cordarrelle Patterson enters his age 31 season, coming off a career year as the RB16 in fantasy points per game. After beginning the season in a hybrid role, the team moved him to more of a traditional running back role as the season rolled along. In Weeks 1-10, Patterson played running back on 56.2% of his snaps and outside or in the slot on 37.7% of his snaps. He was a running back for 69.9% of his snaps for the rest of the season, with only 29.5% of his playing time coming as a receiver. Patterson flourished in his swiss army knife role as the RB10 through the first ten weeks before fading as the RB31 over his final seven games. The receiving game is where Patterson needs to be utilized to hit a ceiling. Last year, he was incredibly effective, ranking behind only Christian McCaffrey in yards per route run (minimum 20 targets, per PFF). With age, role, and increased target competition factoring into his 2022 outlook, Patterson is best viewed as an RB3/RB4 with upside. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
 Carter had a productive year with 945 yards from scrimmage and 4 touchdowns on one of the worst offenses in the NFL. He is going to lose a lot of touches to Breece Hall, but he could have flex value as the second back in their rotation.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Huge boost returning to an ATL devoid of any kind of playmaking talent