Cordarrelle Patterson Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 6'2" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- March 17, 1991 (31)
- 11th Season
- 2013 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 29 (MIN)
Cordarrelle Patterson News
Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson scored a two-yard rushing touchdown in the team's 30-17 Week 18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The veteran running back ended the 2022 season with eight rushing touchdowns, a career-high. Furthermore, the former first-round pick has found the end zone in three of the past four games. While he has played well this season, Patterson's future is up in the air. Tyler Allgeier has taken over as the lead back and has shown starter potential for next year. Atlanta might decide to release the veteran and roll with the rookie. Even if he returns next season, Patterson will take a backseat to Allgeier.
Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson has lost his lead role over the past few weeks. Since the team's Week 14 bye, the veteran running back has averaged only 10.3 rushing attempts per game. However, he has averaged 10.9 half-point PPR fantasy points per game over the past three weeks, thanks to an uptick in targets and touchdowns. Patterson has two touchdowns over the past three weeks, plus eight receptions. Last week, the veteran running back had six receptions against the Arizona Cardinals, the most on the team. This week he faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFC South division winners have held running backs to only 17 fantasy points per game this season, the sixth-fewest in the NFL. While Patterson didn't play in the Week 5 matchup between these two teams, the Buccaneers held the Atlanta backfield to only 3.8 yards per rushing attempt.
Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson had 15 touches in the team's 20-19 Week 17 win over the Arizona Cardinals. The veteran running back had a season-high six receptions in the win. Furthermore, his six receptions lead the team in Week 17. The former first-round pick had 15 touches for 84 scrimmage yards and a touchdown against the Cardinals, ending the game with 17.4 half-point PPR fantasy points. More importantly, the 17.4 fantasy points were the most Patterson had since Week 9. Next week, Atlanta faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a meaningless game for both teams. The Buccaneers surrendered only 47 rushing yards to the Carolina Panthers running backs in Week 17.
In many ways, 2021 was a career year for Atlanta Falcons running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. Known for his athleticism and big-play abilities, offensive coordinators have always struggled to find ways to get Patterson involved as a consistent part of the game plan. Patterson has made quite a name for himself as a kick returner before 2021, making first-team All-Pro on four different occasions. But after showing flashes as an RB/WR in the past, Head Coach Arthur Smith was finally...