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Cordarrelle Patterson | Wide Receiver

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Tennessee
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Coach Mike Zimmer said at the NFL Combine that the Vikings have to do a "better job of manufacturing touches" for Cordarrelle Patterson.
Patterson flopped as a traditional "X" receiver in Norv Turner's offense last year, eventually losing his job to practice-squad signee Charles Johnson. Johnson is now locked in at X, though the Vikings' "Z" position should be open for the taking after a middling year from aging Greg Jennings. The door isn't entirely slammed shut for 2013 first-round pick Patterson, but he has to learn how to run routes. Feb 19 - 1:08 PM

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OC Norv Turner admitted Cordarrelle Patterson's lack of progression this season was "frustrating."

Patterson was so bad as an NFL sophomore that he got benched midway through the season. "A big part of it for him is understanding how detailed and how hard this is to be a receiver in this league," Turner said. "And then he's got to put the work in." We're never going to give up on 23-year-old freak talents like C-Patt, but it's clear he has a long way to go. He heads into the 2015 offseason firmly behind Charles Johnson and Greg Jennings.
Jan 6 - 12:40 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson finished Week 17 without a catch, seeing one target.

Patterson's lone "highlight" was a third-quarter drop that was intercepted by Kyle Fuller. Patterson was beyond-brutal as a wideout in first-year OC Norv Turner's system, ultimately dipping to No. 4 on the depth chart behind Charles Johnson, Greg Jennings, and Jarius Wright. Finishing with 33 receptions for 384 yards and one touchdown, Patterson's future in the league appears to be as a returns specialist and not as a traditional receiver. His Dynasty value took a huge, huge hit this year. Patterson will probably not be draft-able in 2015 re-draft leagues.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:43:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson secured one pass for 18 yards in the Vikings' Week 16 loss to the Dolphins.

It was his lone target. He also lost two yards on a rushing attempt. Patterson has regressed into the Vikings' No. 4 wide receiver and kickoff return specialist.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:27:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson secured 2-of-3 targets for 16 yards in the Vikings' Week 15 loss to the Lions.

Patterson entered this game questionable with a hamstring injury. He played behind Charles Johnson, Greg Jennings, and Jarius Wright. Patterson did break off a 51-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter and made two late catches on Minnesota's final drive. Unfortunately, he was droppable in re-draft leagues awhile back.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:26:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson is active for Week 15 against the Lions.

He's the Vikings' fourth receiver. Minnesota's Week 15 inactives are S Robert Blanton, FB Zach Line, OLB Anthony Barr, OT Carter Bykowski, OG David Yankey, OG Charles Johnson, and DT Sharrif Floyd.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 03:04:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson was added to the injury report Friday with a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Patterson is the Vikings' No. 4 receiver.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 02:51:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson had one carry for six yards in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Jets.

Patterson was the No. 4 receiver, with Jarius Wright playing in three-wide sets. He played limited snaps on offense, and lost a fumble on opening kickoff of second half. Patterson isn't on the fantasy radar outside of Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:26:00 PM

The Vikings acknowledge that Cordarrelle Patterson has been benched for Charles Johnson.

We already knew this, but coaches don't always admit such things. "I expect Cordarrelle to play, and play like he has," OC Norv Turner said. "But you know, C.J. is playing at a high level. C.J. is the starter at (the split end receiver position). That’s the position that Cordarrelle plays. We’ll give him some opportunities to play there, but C.J. is playing at a real high level right now." Patterson played only three snaps in Week 13. He's off the fantasy radar outside of Dynasty leagues.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson played on 3-of-50 snaps in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Panthers.

Patterson missed some practice time this week to attend a family member's funeral this week, but that's not the main reason why he barely played. Much like former Tennessee teammate Justin Hunter, Patterson's natural gifts have not caught up to his on-field effectiveness. C-Patt is now behind Greg Jennings, Charles Johnson and Jarius Wright at the end of his wildly disappointing second NFL season.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 08:38:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson was held catch-less in Week 13 against the Panthers.

Patterson was targeted just once, as he was bypassed on the depth chart by Jarius Wright behind Greg Jennings and Charles Johnson. Patterson is safe to drop.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson (knee, ankle) is listed as probable for Week 13.

Panning out as a special teamer only, Patterson has fallen to No. 3 on the Vikings' wide receiver depth chart, behind Greg Jennings and Charles Johnson.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 02:51:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson (knee, ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

The gadget player is expected to be active for Week 13, but his status cannot be taken for granted.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 01:54:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle, knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Patterson was injured on a kick return last week, but managed to return. The Vikings could be resting him in an effort to get fully healthy. Patterson has just five catches for 51 yards over the last three games and won't be a recommended fantasy option against the Panthers.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 02:29:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson brushed off ankle and knee nicks he sustained during Sunday's loss at Green Bay.

Patterson was slow to get up after a kickoff return and left the game for a bit before returning. "Of course it's always risk-reward every time you get back there on a kickoff return," he said afterward. "But it's my job. Being back there, I have to take full advantage of it." Patterson isn't contributing anything in the pass game, totaling five catches for 51 yards with no touchdowns over the last three weeks.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 08:18:00 PM

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3Matt Asiata
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2Matt Asiata
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
FB1Zach Line
WR11Charles Johnson
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Adam Thielen
4Donte Foster
WR21Greg Jennings
2Jarius Wright
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WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
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3Chase Ford
4Brandon Bostick
5Ryan Otten
K1Blair Walsh