Minnesota Vikings
Position
WR
 
Jersey
84
Name  Cordarrelle Patterson
Born  3/17/1991
Height  6-3
Weight  205
College  Tennessee
9/16/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson could not duplicate his performance from Week 1, against the Patriots.
Insight: He did lead the Vikings in receiving with four catches for 56 yards, but did not have any carries in Week 2. Patterson is one the top game-breakers in the NFL, so Minnesota needs to make sure he is heavily involved every week. With questions at the QB position, consider him a WR3 with WR2 upside.
 
9/12/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will apparently have Patriots' top cornerback, Darrelle Revis, as his shadow in Week 2.
Insight: Fantasy owners aren't going to sit Patterson even with this news, but expectations should be lowered.
 
Hot9/7/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson caught just three balls for 26 yards, but he was still a fantasy stud.
Insight: That's because Patterson RAN for 102 yards and a touchdown. The man is just multi-talented and he's going to be a mismatch most of the time.
 
8/9/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson caught three of for targets in the preseason opener.
Insight: Patterson only played one quarter, but he's proving to be the Vikings' No. 1 receiving option.
 
7/30/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (foot) practiced without limitations on Wednesday, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: Patterson dealt with a foot injury early in camp, but it was nothing serious. The second-year receiver's ADP has skyrocketed in the past month up to the middle of the fourth round, but he could be worth the risk due to his top-10 upside.
 
7/23/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will continue to return kicks this season even though he's expected to have an expanded role on offense, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: Patterson picked up 1,393 yards and two touchdowns on 43 kick returns last season in addition to putting up 627 yards and seven touchdowns from scrimmage. His ADP continues to rise and is up to 41.4, 15th among receivers, in fantasyfootballcalculator.com mock drafts, so he's turning into a high-risk, high-reward player.
 
7/4/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has dramatically improved his route running and defense recognition, according to quarterback Matt Cassel.
Insight: Patterson should be the star of the passing game and may not need gadget plays to get the ball. The multi-talented Patterson had three rushing touchdowns, two kick return scores and four TD receptions last year, but may be able to produce from a standard playbook in 2014.
 
6/23/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Vikings veteran wideout Greg Jennings said it will be young receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, not Jennings, that will be the focal point of the passing game in 2014.
Insight: The multi-talented Patterson had three rushing touchdowns, two kick return scores and four TD receptions last year. When he develops his receiving skills, he's going to be a top-five fantasy wide receiver. That could be sooner rather than later if Minnesota can fix their quarterback situation.
 
Hot12/29/2013 1:38:00 PM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson ran 50 yards for a score Sunday against Detroit.
Insight: The multi-talented Patterson has two rushing touchdowns, two kick return scores and three TD receptions this year. When he develops his receiving skills, he's going to be a top-five fantasy wide receiver.
 
12/22/2013 5:57:00 PM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson took a handoff out of the backfield 35 yards for a touchdown Sunday against the Bengals.
Insight: Patterson only had three catches for eight yards on seven targets but he ran for 54 yards on three carries. The team has made a strong effort to get the ball in his hands lately and he's scored a touchdown in four straight games.
 
12/15/2013 6:12:00 PM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson scored a touchdown for the third straight game Sunday against the Eagles.
Insight: Minnesota has made more of an effort to get its 2013 29th overall pick involved in the offense over the last five games. He's been targeted 38 times and handed five carries in that span.
 
12/8/2013 7:31:00 PM
Description: Cordarrelle Patterson led the Vikings with 141 receiving yards Sunday in Baltimore.
Insight: That's a career-high for Patterson. He's not quite a must-start yet but Patterson is certainly emerging as a threat in the receiving game, especially on deep passes. The rookie out of Tennessee now has five touchdowns on the season (two receiving, one rushing and two on returns).
 
9/17/2013 7:57:00 PM
Description: Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said the team is going to get rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson's lack of snaps over the first two games "rectified." SOURCE: 1500espn.com
Insight: Patterson has played just 11 snaps over the first two games after the team gave up 2013 second-, third-, fourth- and seventh-round picks to move up to take him at 29th overall. "He definitely deserves to be on the field more," Frazier said. "He's shown that in the few snaps he's gotten in these first two ball games." The rookie took the opening kickoff back 105 yards for a touchdown Sunday against the Bears and has the ability to be a Percy Harvin-type weapon for the Vikings if OC Bill Musgrave chooses to use him.
 
5/31/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: Vikings first round pick Cordarrelle Patterson will be eased into the offense, according to coach Leslie Frazier.
Insight: Patterson is still raw and it appears that he'll be behind Greg Jennings and Jerome Simpson, at least at the start of the season. Keep your fantasy expectation in check.
 
4/26/2013 3:33:00 PM
Description: The Minnesota Vikings used their third first-round pick (No. 29) on Tennessee wideout Cordarrelle Patterson.
Insight: He's a bit raw, but has the size (6-3, 216 pounds) and speed (4.42) to become a No. 1 receiver. Patterson played just one season at the FBS level, catching 46 balls for 778 yards and five touchdowns. He set a Tennessee record of 1,858 all-purpose yards. He'll be a risky pick, but has a huge top end if he quickly develops a rapport with quarterback Christian Ponder.