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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%: 100/44 | Average Draft Position: 56.62
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Steer clear of Vikings WR's Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) The Vikings' receiving corps has had to deal with two different quarterbacks over the last two weeks, and they may see a third if Teddy Bridgewater's ankle injury forces him to sit out Thursday's game against the Packers in Week 5.

Though Bridgewater threw the ball well in his first start, it was little-used third receiver Jarius Wright who saw the bulk of the bump. Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson, the team's more well established duo, combined for just five receptions. Even if Bridgewater does play Thursday, we just don't have enough information on how he likes to use his receivers to know whether Sunday's game is the start of a pattern or not.

We really need to see more from Bridgewater before we can determine how he and the coaching staff wants to use his receivers. With nothing in the way of must-start players among this trio, you probably want to avoid using them in Week 5. 


Cordarrelle Patterson makes minimal impact Week 4


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson didn't do much Week 4.

Patterson caught just two passes for 38 yards during the contest. He had a nice game returning kicks, picking up 86 yards on two returns, but that was it. After a strong Week 1 running the ball, Patterson did not have a carry during the game. 

Patterson will look for more Week 5 against the Packers. 


Cordarrelle Patterson waiting for more touches


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is waiting for more touches, according to 1500 ESPN.

"With what this offense has got going on, I feel like I'll get more touches," Patterson said. "It's just a matter of time. I can't really rush it right now...I'm just waiting patiently." Offensive coordinator Norv Turner explained why he believes Patterson wasn't able to break out against the Saints. "I think [the Saints] matched up with [Patterson] with who they feel is their best corner, so that tells you how they feel about him," Turner said.

Patterson had a big game on the ground Week 1, but has only received one rushing attempt since then. That could change if Turner makes it a priority to get Patterson involved in the game plan. 


Who was Teddy Bridgewater throwing to?


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Teddy Bridgewater did not elicit as much excitement coming out of college as his fellow draft peers, and his NFL debut Sunday against the Saints reflected that. While Blake Bortles was tossing two touchdowns -- and two interceptions -- and Johnny Manziel was being used as a wide receiver on trick plays, Bridgewater came in did a solid, unspectacular job for the Vikings after Matt Cassel's injury Sunday.

Bridgewater put together a professional performance, though he didn't give the team enough to mount a comeback in the 20-9 loss. He completed 12 of 20 passes for 150 yards and added 27 on six carries, without recording a touchdown or turnover.

Bridgewater was not asked to do much, but he has plenty of weapons in this Minnesota offense, so that should change moving forward as he gets more comfortable. He targeted six players Sunday, and a breakdown of that could give Fantasy owners an idea of how he might spread the ball around moving forward:

Greg Jennings: six targets, four receptions; Cordarrelle Patterson: three targets, three receptions; Jerick McKinnon: five targets, two receptions; Matt Asiata: four targets, two receptions; Kyle Rudolph: one target, one reception; Rhett Ellison: one target, no receptions


Different QB little help for Cordarrelle Patterson


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) After picking up 56 total yards, all receiving, Week 2 against the Patriots, Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was looking to bounce back Week 3 at New Orleans. Instead, he delivered an even lower total. He had 61 yards on four catches, yes, but he also lost 7 on one carry.

This time, the play of quarterback Matt Cassel, who threw four interceptions in Week 2, wasn't to blame. Cassel broke his foot early in the second quarter and was replaced by rookie Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater and Patterson connected on three passes for 33 yards over the better part of three quarters.

Patterson will look to get in sync with Bridgewater at home against a suspect Falcons defense in Week 4.


Cordarrelle Patterson active Sunday


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, who was listed as probable Friday because of a chest injury, is active for Week 3 at New Orleans. He was limited in practice by the injury Thursday but was able to practice in full Friday.

Cordarrelle Patterson, Kyle Rudolph expected to go


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Vikings should have their offensive playmakers for Week 3.

Both Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph are probable entering the game. Rudolph was limited in practice Friday, but Pattterson was able to practice in full. 


Vikings release final injury report


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Vikings have released their final injury report before Week 3.

Chad Greenway, Rodney Smith and Brandon Watts will all enter the game listed as questionable.

The Sharrif Floyd, Phil Loadholt, Michael Mauti and Xavier Rhodes are all probable heading into the contest.

Both Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph are considered probable for Week 3. 


Cordarrelle Patterson limited Thursday due to chest injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was limited in practice Thursday due to a chest injury. The Vikings are preparing to play the Saints Week 3.

Cordarrelle Patterson kept quiet in Week 2


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Vikings playmaker Cordarrelle Patterson caught four of seven targets for a team-high 56 yards in a Week 2 loss to the Patriots. He had no rushes on the game and one deep target that quarterback Matt Cassel was intercepted on.

He'll aim for a better game in Week 3 at the Saints.


Cordarrelle Patterson not focused on personal stats


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was used on two jet-sweep plays during a 34-6 win Week 1 against the Rams. While it was an interesting wrinkle to the offense, offensive coordinator Norv Turner did his best Thursday to temper expectations about using trick plays on a weekly basis, per The Star Tribune.

"Those plays I think when they happen are exciting and they’re great; you can’t count on those," Turner said. "A guy like Cordarrelle is capable of doing that with his physical ability."

Patterson said he's familiar with the jet sweep from his college days. However, he said he isn't sure if he will get carries on a weekly basis.

"You just can’t focus on one guy," Patterson said. "Like me, I might not get no (touches) or no kickoff returns this week. It really don’t matter to me as long as my team’s successful and as long as we win. We know we’re going to be good. You can’t worry about yourself all the time, you’ve got to think about your team."


Cordarrelle Patterson totals 128 yards, scores rush TD in Week 1


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson caught three passes for 26 yards while rushing for 102 yards and a touchdown on three carries in his team's 34-6 blowout win over the Rams Sunday.

Patterson took a carry down the right side and broke a few arm tackles while making defenders miss en route to a 67-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter. He also had rushes of 12 and 23 yards early in the game. Patterson became the first Vikings receiver to rush for 100 yards in a game in the win. He should remain a versatile weapon in Week 2 against the Patriots.


Cordarrelle Patterson should remain versatile weapon vs. Rams


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Vikings wide receive Cordarrelle Patterson became a must-watch player whenever the Vikings had the ball last December. In five December games, the rookie scored six touchdowns, three through the air and three on the ground. Four of those scores came from at least 33 yards out, including all three as a rusher. He also delivered a 79-yard touchdown reception against the Ravens. The second-year player picked up where he left off in August, grabbing a 53-yard touchdown in Week 3 during the team's dress rehearsal for the regular season.

If this were 2013, he'd be a virtual lock to carve up the Rams defense Sunday. St. Louis had the worst performance against No. 1 receivers in the league, per Football Outsiders, surrendering 97.7 yards per game against them. They took measures to correct that weakness, jettisoning top cornerback Cortland Finnegan and defensive coordinator Tim Walton. Patterson may have a little more difficulty this season against Gregg Williams' defense and presumably Janoris Jenkins at cornerback.

Patterson wasn't a high-volume player in his rookie season, topping five catches only once while chipping in a couple rushes per game near the end of the season. All Fantasy owners should be starting him in Week 1 hoping he breaks a carry or reception for a long touchdown.


Cordarrelle Patterson scores, racks up 71 receiving yards


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson found the end zone during Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs.

Patterson came down with a 53-yard pass from Matt Cassel in the opening quarter. He caught three of the five passes thrown his way for 71 yards and a touchdown, averaging 23.7 yards per grab.


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.