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Cordarrelle Patterson | Wide Receiver | #84

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (29) / MIN
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ESPN’s Ben Goessling expects the Vikings to "make a strong effort" to re-sign free agent Cordarrelle Patterson.
The Vikings want to keep Patterson, but only at a "reasonable price." That could be difficult with multiple teams likely to have interest. Patterson set career highs under OC Pat Shurmur last year and is a candidate to see more time at running back with Adrian Peterson's future up in the air. Re-signing with the Vikings would give Patterson his best chance at an offensive role. Feb 17 - 5:35 PM
Source: ESPN

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Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune named Cordarrelle Patterson as a player the Saints could pursue in free agency.

To be clear, Katzenstein isn't reporting that New Orleans is interested. He's simply connecting the dots. The Saints' special teams were lacking last season and Patterson is easily the top return man on the market. Patterson also earned an increased passing-game role in Minnesota last year. Creative Saints coach Sean Payton could certainly put Patterson's gadget-touch skills to use on offense.
Feb 17 - 1:32 PM

Free agent Cordarrelle Patterson is open to playing running back in addition to his special teams and receiver duties.

"I would love to play running back," he said. "I think any receiver in my position would love to. I just want to touch the football." Patterson is marketing himself as both a wideout and running back after the success of Ty Montgomery. He has 31 carries over his four-year career, averaging 10.7 YPC. Wherever he lands, Patterson's primary role should remain on kick returns.
Jan 28 - 3:11 PM

Impending free agent Cordarrelle Patterson said he enjoyed playing under OC Pat Shurmur this past season.

Shurmur took over for Norv Turner prior to Week 9 and recently had his interim label removed. "It was good for me. I love when I get the ball in my hands and Pat likes to get the ball to me," said Patterson. "I felt like Pat was more of a player's coach, he kind of got it. He was trying to do some different things than Norv was doing." Patterson's rapport with Shurmur suggests he could be interested in re-signing with Minnesota. The 25-year-old has only been a modest contributor on offense but remains one of the league's top kick returners.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 25 - 5:43 PM

Impending free agent Cordarrelle Patterson said he felt wanted by the Vikings this season.

Patterson said he "didn't feel wanted" by Minnesota during Mike Zimmer's first two years in charge and was focused on "trying to get out." Patterson had a change of heart this season, likely in no small part because he actually had a role on offense, and now wants to stay. Price will likely determine if the Vikings feel the same way, but they should be interested in keeping around a guy who has led the league in kick return average three of the last four seasons.
Jan 21 - 11:01 AM

Cordarrelle Patterson caught 1-of-2 targets for 39 yards in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Bears.

Patterson's snaps fluctuated over the course of the year. At one point, he rose as high as the No. 2 receiver behind Stefon Diggs, but Adam Thielen quickly emerged to pass Patterson, while Charles Johnson also remained involved out wide. Patterson's 52 catches set a new season-high for him, and he turned them into 453 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also rushed for 43 yards and remained one of the league's best kick returners. Patterson is headed for free agency, but the Vikings may look to bring him back for his special teams prowess. Patterson is unlikely to ever emerge as a fantasy asset on offense.
Jan 1 - 5:31 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson caught 5-of-8 targets for 48 yards in the Vikings' Week 15 loss to the Colts.

Patterson's passing-game role had diminished lately, but he was forced into more action when Adam Thielen (neck) went down. Mainly a kick return specialist, Patterson is always an intriguing DFS correlation play along with the Vikings' defense, but he lacks bankable fantasy value in standard leagues.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson caught 2-of-3 targets for 10 yards in the Vikings' Week 13 loss to the Cowboys.

Patterson was called for offensive pass interference, and had a night to forget on special teams, the lowlight being a fourth quarter muff. Patterson simply isn't an effective player when he's doing anything other than returning kickoffs.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:14:00 AM

Cordarrelle Patterson caught 5-of-5 targets for 15 yards in the Vikings' Week 12 loss to the Lions, adding a 22-yard rush.

It's difficult for a player as explosive as C-Patt to average three yards per catch, but here we are. Patterson's rush was impressive, but required a Manhattan Project-level of complexity to pull off. Despite becoming a bigger part of the Vikings' offense of late, Patterson has done little to create fantasy value.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 04:14:00 PM

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling raised the possibility of the Vikings re-signing impending free agent WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson.

A new contract seemed highly unlikely after the Vikings declined his fifth-year option last May, but Patterson has earned back his role in the offense. While most of his 34 receptions have occurred around the line of scrimmage, Patterson has been more effective as a traditional receiver this season, and he showed he still has plenty of ability in the return game with a 104-yard kickoff return touchdown last week against the Cardinals. Patterson has done what he needed to do heading into free agency, which should make his market among the most interesting this spring.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 10:08:00 AM

Cordarrelle Patterson caught 4-of-8 targets for 53 yards in the Vikings' Week 11 win over the Cardinals.

Patterson actually led the Vikings in targets in a game where Patrick Peterson was shadowed by Stefon Diggs and managed 37 yards. Although Patterson was his typically inefficient self in the passing game, he turned the tide with a 104-yard kickoff return score to begin the second half. Patterson will be a low-floor WR4 when the Vikings take on the Lions in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 07:06:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson caught 6-of-8 targets for 45 yards in the Vikings' Week 9 loss to the Lions.

Patterson made a number of plays close to the line of scrimmage, but his lowlight was a dropped touchdown pass in the back of the end zone in the second half. He also lined up wrong at one point, negating a first down gained by Jerick McKinnon on a perimeter run. Patterson is still playing a fantasy-viable role in the Vikings' offense, and his playmaking ability has never been in doubt. He'll be a low-end WR4/flex option against the Redskins in Week 10.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 05:13:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson caught 3-of-3 targets for 36 yards in the Vikings' Week 8 loss to the Bears.

Patterson ran as the No. 3 receiver behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. He played 41-of-61 offensive snaps and didn't catch a pass until the second half. Patterson's snap rate has climbed to a fine clip, but there aren't a ton of balls to go around in this slowed-down, run-first offense that doesn't put up points. Patterson has talent, but he's merely a dart-throw WR3/4. He at least gets a favorable home matchup with the Lions in Week 9.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 12:15:00 AM

Cordarrelle Patterson (concussion) is active for Week 8 against the Bears.

He's expected to get the start opposite Stefon Diggs. After being a slow learner his first three seasons in the league, Patterson seems to finally be getting "it" as a fourth-year pro. His snaps and targets have all been on the rise over the past month. He's worth firing up as a WR3 against a weak secondary. Patterson also gets the added bonus of being Minnesota's return man.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 07:11:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson (concussion) is questionable for Monday night against the Bears.

Patterson has yet to complete the concussion protocol, but coach Mike Zimmer expects him to play. Patterson has been a surprisingly big part of the offense in recent weeks, but he is a risky WR3 bet.
Source: vikings.com
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 02:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Sam Bradford
2Teddy Bridgewater
3Taylor Heinicke
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3C.J. Ham
4Bishop Sankey
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Adrian Peterson
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Jarius Wright
3Isaac Fruechte
4Moritz Bohringer
WR21Adam Thielen
2Charles Johnson
3Laquon Treadwell
4Cayleb Jones
WR31Charles Johnson
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Kyle Carter
LT1T.J. Clemmings
2Rashod Hill
3Marquis Lucas
LG1Alex Boone
2Willie Beavers
C1Joe Berger
2Nick Easton
RG1Zac Kerin
2Austin Shepherd
RT1Jeremiah Sirles
2Reid Fragel
K1Kai Forbath
2Marshall Koehn