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84 Cordarrelle Patterson WR
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 3/17/1991 | Birthplace: Rock Hill, SC, USA | Team: Minnesota | College: Tennessee | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 55/32 | Average Draft Position: 58.42
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Cordarrelle Patterson practicing Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, who dealt with a foot injury early in camp, is practicing Wednesday, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Patterson is working in team drills so he's apparently not limited in any way.

Zimmer: Cordarrelle Patterson will do individual drills


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/28/2014) Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will do some individual drills at the team's night practice. He didn't participate in the team's morning walkthrough according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Patterson is dealing with a foot injury that's kept him sidelined but coaches insist he won't be out long. 


Cordarrelle Patterson likely to stick to walkthroughs Sunday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said receiver Cordarrelle Patterson "probably will stay with the walkthroughs" Sunday. It would be Patterson's third missed day of practice.

He injured his foot working out in California before training camp but is said to be close to being ready.


'Won't be long' before Cordarrelle Patterson returns


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said it "won't be long" before receiver Cordarrelle Patterson returns from the foot injury that caused him to miss the first two days of practice, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Patterson suffered the injury Wednesday. He has not commented on it.

"He's improving every day," Zimmer told the paper. "I saw him do some stuff (Saturday). ... I'll be surprised if it's long (that Patterson is out)."

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Patterson, who missed practice Friday and Saturday, is "champing at the bit" to get going.


Cordarrelle Patterson sits out as precaution


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/25/2014) Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson did not practice Friday because of a "tweaked foot," reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

He was sitting out as a precaution, and the injury is not expected to be serious.


Cordarrelle Patterson to stay involved in return game


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/24/2014) Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the team wants receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to touch the ball as often as possible, which includes continuing to return kicks, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

"We want our best players to get their hands on the ball as much as possible. We're not going to keep him from returning kicks because he is such a dangerous weapon there," Zimmer said. "He's been a very hard worker, he has improved his route running since we've been here and things are going to change for these guys in training camp when we are able to start playing bump-and-run. For him to take the next step, 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."


Vikings to give Cordarrelle Patterson the ball as much as possible


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/17/2014) It's been an offseason full of promises and potential for receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. After scoring in five straight games to end last season, the Vikings receiver is poised for a breakout year after many reports of him learning all the spots on the field, improving as a route runner and finding more plays in new coordinator Norv Turner's playbook. 

ESPN believes Turner will get the ball to Patterson "as much as he can" because of his incredible playmaking ability. Patterson is 6-foot-2, 220 pounds and runs like the wind. He figures to be the Vikings' best offensive weapon behind Adrian Peterson. 


Cordarrelle Patterson aims to be Top-5 playmaker


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson told NFL.com he plans to be a "top-five playmaker" in 2014. "I'm a playmaker, I like to make plays," he said. "Like I tell them, just get the ball in my hands, I feel like I'm special with it. I just like to do special things with the ball."

Patterson scored nine touchdowns last season: four as a receiver, three as a rusher and two on kickoff returns.


Cordarrelle Patterson a better route-runner in Year 2


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner told Fox Sports that second-year receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has improved his route-running.

"The most obvious thing, and you see it when he returns kicks, is he's a natural runner," Turner said. "He's got great instincts when he gets the ball in his hand and he makes great run decisions. He's got great vision. I think from Day 1 to now he's improved as a route runner. He's been very serious about working as a route runner."

Turner said receivers coach George Stewart has done a great job tutoring Patterson on the details of running routes. "He's so explosive when he comes off the ball the way he's capable of coming off the ball," Turner said of the 6-2, 220-pound Patterson. "He creates problems for defensive backs. I think he's made great strides."

Quarterback Matt Cassel echoed those sentiments, saying Patterson has made "a tremendous amount of progress."

"I think the offseason was huge for him in terms of his progress and just being able to really learn," Cassel said. "He's still a young player. He only played a year in college and he was a year at JC [junior college] and now only a year here, and he played sparingly last year for us at receiver. But I think this has been a huge offseason for him to learn, to see Greg [Jennings] do it last year and now to kind of start to apply it more in this offseason."


Vikings moving around Cordarrelle Patterson


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/2/2014) Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is hoping to do more this season after getting off to a slow start as a rookie, reports ESPN.

Patterson finished 2013 with 45 catches for 469 yards and four touchdowns and 12 carries for 158 yards and three touchdowns, with most of that production coming in the final five games of the year.

"This year my whole mindset is, 'Remember everything. Do better than you did last year,'" Patterson said. "I think I was kind of bad last year. This year will be way better."

New offensive coordinator Norv Turner is counting on Patterson having a better year. General manager Rick Spielman said at the NFL scouting combine that Turner already had 10 plays designed for Patterson, and Turner moved Patterson around in the Vikings' offense plenty during the team's voluntary minicamp this week.

"I think you've always got to hold that judgment in terms of how a guy handles it," Turner said. "We've had guys who have been very productive players, extremely outstanding players I would say, and they lined up and played one position. We've had a bunch of other guys we've moved around. We've moved Cordarrelle around quite a bit this week and he seemed to handle it pretty well, so we'll see how much he can handle?"


Cordarrelle Patterson calls new playbook 'tough'


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/1/2014) Echoing the sentiments of teammate Greg Jennings, Vikings wideout Cordarrelle Patterson referred to the team's new offense as "tough." Minnesota hired long-time play caller Norv Turner to run the offense, bringing his aggressive downfield approach with him. 

"[I]t's totally different than last year," Patterson said. "It's going to be tough, but us guys we are going to work together and we are going to be with each other. We'll have to come early in the morning and leave late after practice. We are going to be with each and we're going to get it done."

Patterson said he's spoken to receivers who have played in the offense including Josh Gordon, who was a superstar last season with the Browns. The second-year player said he's focusing far more on improving his work ethic after being disappointed with it last year. 


Vikes not expected to draft wideout


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) The Vikings have "four solid options" at receiver and have bigger draft needs than wideout, reports the Minneapolis StarTribune. The paper expects the team to pass on receivers in the draft, then add one from the deep pool of undrafted free agents.

Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson, Jerome Simpson and Jarius Wright project as the team's top four wideouts.


Norv Turner immediately put in plays for Cordarrelle Patterson


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the first thing Norv Turner did upon being hired as offensive coordinator was "put in 10 plays for Cordarrelle Patterson," reports NFL.com. The electrifying Patterson caught four touchdowns passes, ran for three scores and returned two kicks for touchdowns as a rookie.

He's in for a much bigger role in 2014.


Cordarrelle Patterson could be in line for 'monster season'


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/14/2014) Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson could benefit greatly with the addition of offensive coordinator Norv Turner, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. It might not even matter who is throwing him the ball.

The report said "Patterson could be in line for a monster sophomore season" with Turner as his offensive coordinator given how Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon led the league last year in receiving yards with Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden and Brian Hoyer as his quarterbacks.

Currently, the Vikings have just Christian Ponder under contract, but they plan to add another quarterback or two via free agency and the draft.


Cordarrelle Patterson should blossom in Norv Turner's offense


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) New Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner likes to rely on big receivers, and they've put up huge numbers in his scheme. Vincent Jackson (6-5, 230) did it in San Diego, and Josh Gordon (6-3, 225) did it in Cleveland last year.

Thus the Vikings' website looks for big things from Cordarrelle Patterson, a 6-2, 220-pounder who brings "a unique blend of speed, quickness and size. That is a combination that will serve him well in Turner's offense."

Patterson earned more playing time as his rookie season progressed and finished with 45 catches for 469 yards and four touchdowns.


Norv Turner: Vikes' offense 'can be good real fast'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) New Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner hopes the team lands a dynamic young quarterback but believes running back Adrian Peterson remains the key to success, reports the Minneapolis StarTribune.

“We want to make big plays, we want to be an explosive offense, and we want to run the ball,” Turner said at his introductory press conference. With an offense that includes Peterson, receiver Greg Jennings and all-purpose threat Cordarrelle Patterson, Turner believes Minnesota can improve quickly.

“I looked at the roster, I looked at the offensive side of the ball," he said. "I think this is a group that can be real good, and I think we can be good real fast.”


Cordarrelle Patterson the next Percy Harvin?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2014) Receiver/return man Cordarrelle Patterson "could be the Vikings' next iteration of Percy Harvin, and will likely be the team's starting split end for years to come," reports ESPN.com. Patterson caught 45 passes for 469 yards and four touchdowns despite playing limited snaps early in his rookie season.

He looks "like a star in the making," the report said. Of course, it's unclear who'll be throwing to Patterson in 2014.


Two Vikings named All Pros


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2014) Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson and RB Adrian Peterson have been named All Pros.

Patterson was named to the first team as a punt returner. Peterson was named to the second team. He finished the year with 1,266 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.


Cordarrelle Patterson named to the Pro Bowl


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2014) Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has been named to the Pro Bowl.

Patterson will take the place of Steelers receiver Antonio Brown. Patterson is coming off a strong December, in which he took home the NFC Rookie of the Month Award. He scored four receiving touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns and two return touchdowns during his first season. 


Cordarrelle Patterson takes home December award


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2014) Vikings rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was named the NFC's Offensive Rookie of the Month in December. 

Patterson showed a lot of progress during the season's final month. Patterson only had 16 receptions for 216, but still manged to score three receiving touchdowns. He did most of his damage in other ways, scoring three rushing touchdowns on 10 touches. The Vikings really tried to showcase Patterson's ability in the final month to see whether he was capable of handling more work. Patterson responded with encouraging numbers, which led to him winning the award.


Cordarrelle Patterson scores twice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had another big game Week 17.

Patterson flashed his big play ability early, scoring on a 50 yard run in the first quarter. He finished the day with 54 rushing yards. He was less of a threat in the passing game, finishing with just 31 receiving yards. He was clearly part of the team's game plan in the red zone. Patterson was targeted on a fade on one drive, and then scored on an 8 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.


Cordarrelle Patterson active Week 17


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is active Week 17.

Patterson is dealing with a chest injury, and came into the game listed as probable. He was able to practice in full Thursday and Friday.


Cordarrelle Patterson probable Week 17


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson is probable Week 17.

Patterson is dealing with a chest injury, but he's been able to practice in full Thursday and Friday. Patterson has scored in four straight games, and will be looking to make it a fifth Week 17.


Cordarrelle Patterson breaks off long run


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/22/2013) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, who had caught a touchdown pass in back-to-back games coming into Week 16 at Cincinnati, wasn't much of a factor in the passing game on a day when quarterback Matt Cassel threw for only 114 yards, catching three balls for eight yards. He showed off his big-play ability out of the backfield, though, turning a simple toss play into a 35-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter.

In all, Patterson had 54 yards on three carries, so the Vikings were willing to get creative to get the ball in his hands. It's not like they didn't try in the passing game. He led the team with seven targets.

With an average of 7.5 targets in his last six games, Patterson figures to remain an instrumental part of the passing game Week 17 against the Lions.


Matchup makes Cordarrelle Patterson risky


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/18/2013) Though he has scored a touchdown in back-to-back games and has shown a knack for making big plays, Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson could be in for a tough time Week 16 at Cincinnati. The Bengals rank seventh against the pass, allowing 219.6 yards per game, and have given up the 11th-fewest Fantasy points to wide receivers.

Patterson has proven to be risky regardless of the matchup. Though he scored a touchdown in an extremely favorable one last week against the Eagles, he had only 35 yards on five catches. Only twice this season has he exceeded 50 receiving yards in a game. It just so happens the best of those games came Week 14 at Baltimore, when he caught five passes for 141 yards.

With a more favorable matchup, maybe you roll the dice on Patterson with the Vikings' passing game performing so well in recent weeks, but with this one, it's too risky outside of points-per-reception leagues. It's not like he's the go-to guy Greg Jennings is.

Of the three CBSSports.com Fantasy Football analysts, Dave Richard is willing to rank Patterson 23rd among wide receivers for this week, but I'm inclined to agree with Jamey Eisenberg and Nathan Zegura, who rank him 31st and 35th, respectively.