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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%: 44/22 | Average Draft Position: 144.26
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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.


Cordarrelle Patterson scores again Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson scored a touchdown Week 15 against the Eagles.

Patterson has been more involved in the team's offense lately, scoring in the last three games. Over the past four games, he's been targeted 29 times. Patterson didn't have a strong game through the air, catching five passes for just 35 yards. He scored late on a five yard reception from Matt Cassel. Patterson also had two rushes for 15 yards.

Patterson will take on the Bengals Week 16.


Cordarrelle Patterson has 79-yard TD in Week 14 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Vikings rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had a career performance during a 29-26 loss Week 14 at Baltimore. Patterson totaled a career-high 141 receiving yards and one touchdown on five catches, while adding one carry for 6 yards.

Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel tried to get Patterson involved early, as the rookie had a team-high 58 receiving yards on three catches in the first half. Patterson was then held in check until breaking off one of the biggest plays of the afternoon late in the fourth quarter.

Amid the snowfall and with Minnesota trailing 22-19, Patterson took a short pass and turned it up the field 79 yards for a go-ahead score with 45 seconds remaining. Patterson received good blocking early in the play and then used his speed the rest of the way to outrun the defense in what turned into a crazy ending, as the lead changed five times over the final 2:05.

Patterson, who was targeted seven times, now has two receiving touchdowns in 2013 and an offensive touchdown in two straight games, as he tallied his first rushing touchdown last week. The Vikings are back in action Week 15 vs. Philadelphia.


Cordarrelle Patterson continues to show off versatility


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Vikings rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson came into Week 13 with a receiving touchdown and two kick returns for touchdowns to his resume. He now has his first career rushing touchdown.

In the second quarter of Sunday's 23-20 overtime win vs. Chicago, Patterson lined up at tailback and took a pitch from quarterback Christian Ponder 33 yards for a touchdown on just his fourth career carry. Patterson avoided at least four tackles, breaking two on his way to the end zone.

Patterson finished with two carries for 27 yards, while adding one catch for 4 yards. He was targeted four times.

The Vikings are back in action Week 14 at Baltimore.


Cordarrelle Patterson might have some value in PPR formats


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2013) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has made a bigger impact on special teams than he has on offense in his rookie season. Patterson is averaging 34 yards per kickoff return, which leads the NFL, and he has returned two kicks for touchdowns, including one 105 yards in Week 2 against the Bears.

In leagues that reward for special teams yards, Patterson is a decent Fantasy option. Unfortunately, in most standard and PPR formats, he's yet to blossom. Though, Patterson did show some potential for a late-season surge in Week 12 at Green Bay, when he totaled a career-high eight catches for 54 yards.

Patterson now heads into Week 13 vs. Chicago looking to build off his Week 12 performance. Wide receivers have had moderate success against the Bears. They have averaged 142.3 receiving yards and 20.4 Fantasy points per week through 11 games. Wide receivers have also totaled 11 touchdowns against Chicago.

The Vikings don't exactly have a great passing offense. The Vikings are averaging 207 passing yards per game (25th). They also have just 11 passing touchdowns, which is tied for the third-fewest amount in the NFL.

Patterson could be considered a desperation Fantasy option in deep PPR formats Week 13, but the first-round pick still isn't a great option in standard formats.


Cordarrelle Patterson nets career-high eight receptions


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson totaled a career-high eight catches during a 26-all tie Week 12 at Green Bay. He finished with a team-high 54 receiving yards and 11 targets.

Patterson's best chance for a touchdown came on a 17-yard play in overtime. However, a Green Bay defender tipped the football and the pass went off Patterson's hands in the back of the end zone. Had Patterson caught the pass, it would have stood as the game winner.

The 54 yards were a career-high for the rookie receiver. The Vikings are back in action Week 13 vs. Chicago.


Cordarrelle Patterson held in check again


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson failed to make much of an impact despite being heavily targeted during Sunday's loss to the Seahawks in Week 11.

Patterson caught a short pass for a 15-yard gain in the first quarter, a 4-yard pass in the second quarter and a 9-yard pass from backup quarterback Matt Cassel in the fourth quarter. He was targeted nine times and finished the game with three receptions for 28 yards in a 40-21 defeat,

Patterson has only 21 catches for 196 yards and a touchdown this season. He'll be seeking a bounce-back game in Week 12 against the Packers in Green Bay.

Cordarrelle Patterson catches first NFL TD pass


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2013) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in his first career touchdown pass during the Week 10 Thursday night game against Washington. The Vikings picked up the victory as well. 

Patterson caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Christian Ponder in the second quarter to put the Vikings up 14-10 at the time. They would win 34-27 and come back from 13 points down in the second half. 

Patterson saw four targets come his way as he finished two catches for 22 yards and the score. He's been becoming more involved on offense, but remains mostly a return man for the Vikings as a rookie. Minnesota heads to Seattle for the Week 11 game. 


Vikings spread ball around to receivers


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder really spread the ball around on Sunday during the Week 9 loss at Dallas. Ponder found nine different receivers for at least one catch in the game. 

Among the receivers making minor contributions to the loss against the Cowboys was wideout Jarius Wright. Wright caught three passes for 31 yards in the game. He saw five targets from Ponder. 

Wide receiver Jerome Simpson caught two passes for 24 yards in the game. He saw five targets as well. Rookie Cordarrelle Patterson, who is also a return man for the Vikings, had three grabs for 13 yards. 

Tight end John Carlson had four receptions in the game for 23 yards. He saw six targets to finish second on the team behind Greg Jennings. Fullback Jerome Felton had one catch for 11 yards and backup RB Toby Gerhart had one grab for 6. Minnesota next takes the field Week 10 on Thursday at home against Washington. 


Vikings receivers hard to trust


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/1/2013) The Vikings travel to Dallas in Week 9, but none of their receiving options in Greg Jennings, Jerome Simpson or Cordarrelle Patterson are worth starting in the majority of Fantasy leagues.

The Vikings haven't had a receiver score a touchdown or gain more than 45 yards since Week 4 against Pittsburgh in London. In fact, that was the only game this season where Minnesota had a receiver score a touchdown when Jenning scored twice.

This is actually a favorable matchup for the Vikings since Dallas has allowed seven receivers to reach double digits in Fantasy points and eight touchdowns. But based on what we've seen of this passing game, it's hard to trust anyone in Minnesota right now aside from Adrian Peterson.

Rank the Minnesota receivers in this order: Jennings, Simpson, Patterson since Jennings has gotten more targets than Simpson the past three games at 23-19. But none of these receivers should be considered starting options outside of deep three-receiver formats.


Vikings DST scores fourth touchdown


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) The Vikings DST scored its fourth touchdown Week 8 thanks to explosive rookie Cordarrelle Patterson. He took the opening kickoff against Green Bay 109 yards for the score, tying for the longest return in NFL history.

After that it was all downhill for Minnesota, which did not force a punt or turnover. The Vikings were shredded for 464 total yards and 44 points, though the unit did get a pair of sacks.

The Vikings DST travels to Dallas in Week 9.


Cordarrelle Patterson takes another one the distance


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) Minnesota rookie Cordarrelle Patterson returned his second kickoff for a touchdown, this time going 109 yards against Green Bay on the game's first play. That tied for the longest return in NFL history.

Patterson finished with 228 kick return yards as he continues to lead the league in that category. He also caught two of his three targets for 26 yards.

Patterson visits the Cowboys in Week 9.


Cordarrelle Patterson uncorks big return


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2013) Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson ripped off a 69-yard kickoff return in the loss to the Giants. He also caught three of his six targets for 22 yards and had a 2-yard run.

The three catches marked a season high for Patterson, who plays the Packers in Week 8.