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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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Cordarrelle Patterson has played on 121-of-136 offensive snaps (88.9 percent) over the last two weeks.
The snaps are there for Patterson, but the usage is not. During these two weeks, he has a total of six catches on nine targets and just one rushing attempt. On Sunday, the Vikings chose to force-feed Jarius Wright -- who has spent a ton of time with Teddy Bridgewater as part of the second-stringers over the past few months. Patterson has a nice matchup at Green Bay on Thursday night, but will be boom-or-bust. Sep 29 - 10:06 AM

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Cordarrelle Patterson caught 2-of-4 targets for 38 yards in the Vikings' Week 4 win over the Falcons.

Patterson hasn't done much of anything since shredding the Rams in the opener. We're not sure what the reason is, but the Vikings aren't featuring Patterson, instead opting to work the ball to Jarius Wright in this one. Wright was targeted 10 times mostly on screens and short passes, turning them into 132 yards. Patterson would have likely done that and more if given the same workload. After four games, Patterson is on pace for a 52-724-0 receiving line. He also isn't getting many carries. For now, Patterson is a boom-or-bust WR3.
Sep 28 - 8:29 PM

Vikings OC Norv Turner admits he's "got to continue to work ways" to get Cordarrelle Patterson the ball.

"Cordarrelle is a different situation he was a year ago," Turner said. "He’s growing and teams are matching with him and they’re concentrating on him." It's easy to say the Vikes have to get C-Patt the ball in Adrian Peterson and Kyle Rudolph's absence, but he has to continue to progress as a receiver who can create his own looks. That being said, Patterson is so dangerous with the ball in his hands that he remains locked in as a WR2. We trust Turner to scheme the ball to his biggest weapon.
Sep 25 - 2:25 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson caught 4-of-5 targets for 61 yards in the Vikings' Week 3 loss to the Saints.

Patterson was only used once as a rusher, losing seven yards on his second-quarter carry. Although the Vikings have to do a better job of manufacturing touches for their No. 1 offensive weapon, he could help his cause immensely by becoming more efficient at creating his own looks. The Vikes can't hold Patterson's hand forever. With the station-to-station Matt Cassel (broken foot) staring at a long-term absence, the Vikes could start opening things up with more-athletic backup Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater's installation under center should ultimately benefit C-Patt.
Sep 21 - 5:28 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson (chest) is listed as probable for Week 3.

Patterson was added to the Vikings' injury report on Thursday with a chest issue, but is good to go after returning to full practice on Friday. Rotoworld ranks Patterson as the No. 16 receiver this week.
Sep 19 - 5:43 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson was added to the Vikings' injury report on Thursday, getting in a limited session with a chest issue.

Patterson joins Keenan Allen and Bernard Pierce as surprise Thursday additions to the injury report. "Chest" is a rather vague designation, but it's hard to believe it's something that will keep Patterson out for Week 3. Owners must now monitor his status ahead of Sunday's trip to New Orleans, but we're leaving Patterson penciled in as a WR2.
Sep 18 - 4:55 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson caught four passes for 56 yards against the Patriots' Week 2.

Despite Adrian Peterson being inactive, Patterson saw no carries against New England, though he was used as a decoy in the backfield on several plays. This was Patterson's first game since Week 12 of 2013 without a touchdown, and his long play of the game was "only" 26 yards. Despite the blip, Patterson will once again be a high-upside WR3 when the Vikings meet the Saints next week.
Sep 14 - 5:04 PM

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss believes it "makes sense" to have Darrelle Revis shadow Cordarrelle Patterson this week.

Revis didn't shadow Mike Wallace in Week 1, instead he mostly just stuck to the left cornerback spot. With Patterson being the lone real offensive threat on the outside for the Vikings, it could be in the Patriots' best interests to have Revis take him away and let slot CB Kyle Arrington handle Greg Jennings. Even if Revis follows Patterson around, it's impossible to sit C-Pat in fantasy lineups. He's too big of a playmaker with the ball in his hands, whether it be on quick passes, jet sweeps, or straight handoffs out of the backfield. He's a WR2/3.
Sep 10 - 10:05 AM

Cordarrelle Patterson caught 3-of-5 targets for 26 yards and rushed for 102 yards and one touchdown on three carries in Minnesota's Week 1, 34-6 demolishing of the Rams.

It's safe to say the hype was warranted for Patterson, at least after one week of action. OC Norv Turner certainly knows how to use his second-year playmaker after ex-playcaller Bill Musgrave seemed to forget he even had Patterson as a rookie. Turner dialed up jet sweeps for Patterson, and even got him a straight carry as the running back in an offset-I formation. Patterson took that carry 67 yards to the house, breaking five tackles in the process. Patterson may not catch a ton of footballs, but he's going to get touches. There's WR2 upside.
Sep 7 - 4:04 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson secured 3-of-5 targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' third preseason game.

Patterson is up to eight receptions for 118 yards and the score this preseason, promising usage for those expecting him to break out as a wide receiver under Norv Turner. Patterson does not have a rushing attempt and has been running both high- and low-percentage routes. His ADP is in the fourth round.
Aug 23 - 11:21 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson had three catches for 38 yards in Minnesota's preseason opener on Friday night.

Patterson finished with four targets despite playing only the first quarter. He was the clear No. 1 option for both Matt Cassel and Teddy Bridgewater. Patterson has major breakout appeal in Norv Turner's vertical offense. He's going to be heavily involved all over the field, which should lead to consistent touches.
Aug 8 - 9:38 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson is back at practice Wednesday.

Patterson struggled with a foot injury early in camp. A dynamic athlete, Patterson needs to show he has the receiving ability to consistently make plays in the NFL. He is currently coming off the board in the fourth round.
Jul 30 - 4:20 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson missed the team's first practice with a foot injury.

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling said the injury will keep Patterson out "a couple days." Patterson needs all the practice time he can get as he tries to refine his dynamic raw abilities into an elite receiver package. He has a ton of upside, but is being over-drafted as the No. 15 wideout off the board in fantasy drafts.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 26 - 10:05 AM

Coach Mike Zimmer said Cordarrelle Patterson will continue to return kickoffs despite his increased offensive role.

Patterson was the best kick returner in the NFL last season. "We want our best players to get their hands on the ball as much as possible," Zimmer said. "We’re not going to keep him from returning kicks because he is such a dangerous weapon there." Zimmer suggested the jury remains out on whether Patterson will become an equally dynamic wide receiver. "For him to take the next step," Zimmer said, "we’re going to have to see how he gets off a jam and the things that people will try to do to take him away."
Jul 23 - 9:48 PM

Vikings OC Norv Turner is reportedly interested in getting Cordarrelle Patterson the ball "as much as he can."

There's nothing new here. As soon as Turner was hired back in February, he put in 10 plays for Patterson and then proceeded to move the explosive playmaker all over the formation during offseason workouts. We know there's going to be a concerted effort to manufacture touches for Patterson, the only question is if his route-running has improved enough to warrant a "go-to guy" kind of role. It's something worth watching very closely during camp, as C-Patt has the natural ability to be a weekly difference-maker.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 17 - 10:27 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Teddy Bridgewater
2Christian Ponder
RB1Matt Asiata
2Jerick McKinnon
3Joe Banyard
4Adrian Peterson
GLB1Matt Asiata
2Jerick McKinnon
3RB1Matt Asiata
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Greg Jennings
2Jarius Wright
3Rodney Smith
WR21Cordarrelle Patterson
2Adam Thielen
3Charles Johnson
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1MarQueis Gray
2Rhett Ellison
3Kyle Rudolph
K1Blair Walsh