Cordarrelle Patterson

Cordarrelle Patterson

Height: 6' 2"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 26College: TennesseeDrafted: #29 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
28th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #415
Best / Worst #258 / #348
ADP #347


Cordarrelle Patterson signs with Raiders

Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and the Oakland Raiders agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Fantasy Impact

Patterson, who has spent his entire four-year career with the Vikings, signed with Oakland on Monday night. Following a disappointing 2015 campaign, Patterson found life last season. While playing in all 16 games, Patterson caught a career-high 52 targets for 453 yards and two touchdowns, also adding 792 kickoff return yards with another score. With a strong offseason, Patterson could enter 2017 as Oakland's No. 3 receiver.

Cordarrelle Patterson targeted eight times against Colts

Cordarrelle Patterson caught 5 of 8 targets on Sunday afternoon for 49 receiving yards.

Fantasy Impact

With fellow receiver Adam Thielen injured in the third quarter, Patterson became quarterback Sam Bradford's most targeted player at the position on Sunday, his busiest day since Week 11. That said, Patterson wasn't used in the run game at all and hasn't shown enough to convince that this uptick in usage is likely to hold steady, even if Thielen remains out.

Aaron Martinuzzi34 weeks ago
Cordarrelle Patterson sees usage drop

Cordarrelle Patterson corralled three of his four targets for 18 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact

After a midseason spike in usage that saw Patterson find the end zone a couple times and enter the high-risk fantasy starter discussion, his touches have dropped off the last several weeks. While Patterson can be an electric playmaker, he's clearly not a reliable enough receiver to cut into his teammates' target share. The former first-round pick is best left on the waiver wire at this point.

Aaron Martinuzzi35 weeks ago
Cordarelle Patterson gets six touches against Detroit

Cordarelle Patterson had one rushing attempt Thursday for 22 yards, his biggest play of the day. He caught 5 of 5 targets but managed only 15 yards receiving.

Fantasy Impact

It's good to see the Patterson is still getting looks on offense, but his upside is frustratingly limited by the fact that the team clearly doesn't trust him to run very many routes downfield. Many of Patterson's touches come on screen passes and rushing attempts, which don't often yield significant yardage gains. Patterson's getting enough touches to warrant flex consideration in deeper PPR leagues but won't become a truly viable fantasy option until he starts catching the ball further downfield or becomes a more reliable red zone option.

Aaron Martinuzzi38 weeks ago
Cordarrelle Patterson continues to contribute

Cordarrelle Patterson caught 4 of 8 targets Sunday afternoon for 53 yards. He added a 104-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, as well.

Fantasy Impact

In his fourth season, former first-round pick Cordarrelle Patterson is finally becoming a regular part of the Vikings' offensive game plan, and he actually was the team's most targeted receiver against the Cardinals. In fact, he's been targeted five times or more in five games since Week 4 and has double-digit fantasy points in PPR scoring four times in that span. While we don't have reason yet to trust him more than Stefon Diggs or Adam Thielen, Patterson is looking like a potential deep league or desperation flex option and is definitely worth a flier in dynasty leagues for owners looking to round out their roster.

Aaron Martinuzzi38 weeks ago