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 Stats > Cordarrelle Patterson  
 
Wide Receiver, Minnesota Vikings

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Draft: 2013 Round 1 (29)
College: Tennessee
Ht: 6’3”  Wt: 205 DOB: 1991-03-17 Age: 23
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#16 3 3.10

Season Stats
ESPN Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2013 MIN 16 - 78 45 469 10.4 4 12 158 13.2 3 104.7 6.5
2014 MIN 16 - 67 33 384 11.6 1 10 117 11.7 1 60.1 3.8
2014 (Projected) MIN       79 989 12.5 7 12 127 10.6 1 157.6  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Cordarrelle Patterson might be poised to take the biggest leap of any receiver in 2014. Oozing with talent and upside, he was electric every time he touched the ball, whether it was through the air, on the ground or in the return game (scoring 9 times). After being virtually ignored on offense for the first 10 weeks, Patterson emerged in Weeks 11-17, racking up 27 catches and 10 rushing attempts. He still suffered from inconsistency issues down the stretch, going over 35 yards receiving only once in the final 5 games. Hamstrung with a limited route tree , the Vikings gave Patterson 12 rushing attempts ( second-best among all wide receivers) to go along with numerous bubble screens. This late-season creativity hints at what's to come this year.

The Vikings' quarterback situation can only get better, and Norv Turner has a long history of developing big-play wide receivers. Look for Patterson to get involved in the offense through screens, quick hitches and slants, and deep sideline routes. The emphasis on getting him the ball means he could approach 80 catches and nearly double-digit touchdown totals (he led the team in red zone targets last season). Be wary though, as he will be limited by mediocre quarterback play and inexperience. Patterson is a hot name this offseason, so don't be tempted to overdraft him. He's going to suffer from streaky, inconsistent play but could ultimately put up WR2 numbers when it's all said and done.

Comment: Needs to become a better route runner in order to maximize fantasy potential.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR4 Charles Johnson
WR2WR2 Greg Jennings
WR3WR3 Jarius Wright
WR4WR1 Cordarrelle Patterson
WR5WR5 Jerome Simpson
WR6WR6 Adam Thielen
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Vikings' Charles Johnson making strides for 2015
Bears' Brandon Marshall to Johnson: 'You're a baller'
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Dec 30, 11:45 am

Minnesota Vikings
Charles Johnson entered a game last month at Chicago with six career catches. When the game was over, Bears star Brandon Marshall wanted to work out with him this offseason. Marshall didn't know anything about the Vikings wide receiver prior to a Nov. 16 game at Soldier Field. Then he saw Johnson catch six passes for 87 yards. "He came up to me after the game and he said, 'Hey man, much respect, you're a baller, you're really good,''' Johnson said of his first encounter with the Chicago wide receiver while Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was nearby. "Teddy was standing there and he said to him, 'Why didn't you tell me about him? Invite him to our (offseason) camp.' Teddy was like, 'We just signed him.' It was pretty cool.'' Johnson was signed off Cleveland's practice squad Sept. 20, and two months later had his breakout game against the Bears. Now, he expects to be working out this offseason not only with Bridgewater, but with Marshall, soon to be recovered from season-ending broken ribs and a lung injury suffered Dec. 4. Bridgewater and Marshall both train at Fit Speed Athletic Performance in Weston, Fla., just outside Miami. Johnson is looking forward to getting some pointers from a guy who has five NFL 100-catch seasons while having made five Pro Bowls. "It's great,'' Johnson said. "It was something to see that a guy like him who's established thought that I was good and acknowledged my game. He said that I had some good skills, and I really appreciated the compliment.'' Pardon Marshall if he knew little about Johnson until last month. After being a seventh-round pick out of Division II Grand Valley (Mich.) State by Green Bay in 2013, Johnson was on the Packers' practice squad before getting picked up by the Browns. Then he had knee surgery, ending his season. Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner held that position last year with Cleveland and Minnesota quarterbacks coach Scott Turner was then the Browns receivers coach. They saw enough of Johnson to recommend he be signed three months ago. Johnson had his first six career catches over a seven-game span before his big outing against the Bears. After that game, he replaced Cordarrelle Patterson as a starting wide receiver and finished the season with 31 catches for 475 yards and two touchdowns. "We all respect Charles around here,'' Patterson said. "I hope he'll be here for many years.'' Johnson still has two years left on his rookie contract, paying him an economical $510,000 in 2015 and $600,000 in 2016. So he's not going anywhere anytime soon. "I just go out there each day and just try to work, so you can see my type of talent that I have, and I think coaches can see that,'' Johnson said. Marshall also has seen it. The two might play for rival NFC North teams, but Johnson relishes any chance he can get to learn from one of the league's top receivers. (Pioneer Press)

FFToday's Take: It's funny that these two -- who both share the same-spelled names with other NFL players. But it's excellent news that Marshall will be mentoring Johnson, as Marshall is one of the top red zone targets in the league and a guy to emulate for his intelligence and ever-growing emotional awareness. Johnson could be a very exciting player in 2015 and could make a interesting mid-round sleeper pick who provides WR2 value.


Injury McKinnon misses practice, Asiata limited
Kyle Rudolph practices in full
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Nov 26, 4:46 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Did not participate: TE Chase Ford (hamstring/foot), FS Harrison Smith (shoulder/ankle), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), RB Jerick McKinnon (low back) and DT Sharrif Floyd (knee). Limited participation: RB Matt Asiata (concussion), LT Matt Kalil (knee) and LB Anthony Barr (knee). Full participation: TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin), WR Jarius Wright (hamstring), WR Greg Jennings (rib) and RT Mike Harrison (ankle). (Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: With Jerick McKinnon banged up, recent addition Ben Tate is likely to be worked into the rotation week 13. Until the backfield situation is worked out in Minnesota it is tough to trust any Viking running back for fantasy purposes.



2014 Gamelog Stats
ESPN Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at STL W 34-6 5 3 26 8.7 0 3 102 34.0 1 18.8
2 NE L 7-30 7 4 56 14.0 0 0 0 - 0 5.6
3 at NO L 9-20 5 4 61 15.3 0 1 -7 -7.0 0 5.4
4 ATL W 41-28 4 2 38 19.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.8
5 at GB L 10-42 4 2 8 4.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
6 DET L 3-17 8 2 15 7.5 0 1 2 2.0 0 1.7
7 at BUF L 16-17 4 2 9 4.5 1 1 3 3.0 0 7.2
8 at TB W 19-13 12 6 86 14.3 0 1 10 10.0 0 9.6
9 WAS W 29-26 7 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
11 at CHI L 13-21 3 2 24 12.0 0 1 3 3.0 0 2.7
12 GB L 21-24 2 2 18 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.8
13 CAR W 31-13 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
14 NYJ W 30-24 0 0 0 - 0 1 6 6.0 0 -1.4
15 at DET L 14-16 3 2 16 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.6
16 at MIA L 35-37 1 1 18 18.0 0 1 -2 -2.0 0 1.6
17 CHI W 13-9 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0

2013 Gamelog Stats
ESPN Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at DET L 24-34 1 1 10 10.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.0
2 at CHI L 30-31 2 2 14 7.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
3 CLE L 27-31 4 2 49 24.5 0 1 0 0.0 0 4.9
4 PIT W 34-27 2 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
6 CAR L 10-35 2 2 3 1.5 0 0 0 - 0 0.3
7 at NYG L 7-23 6 3 22 7.3 0 1 2 2.0 0 2.4
8 GB L 31-44 3 2 26 13.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
9 at DAL L 23-27 4 3 13 4.3 0 0 0 - 0 1.3
10 WAS W 34-27 4 2 22 11.0 1 0 0 - 0 8.2
11 at SEA L 20-41 9 3 28 9.3 0 0 0 - 0 2.8
12 at GB T 26-26 11 8 54 6.8 0 0 0 - 0 5.4
13 CHI W 23-20 4 1 4 4.0 0 2 27 13.5 1 9.1
14 at BAL L 26-29 7 5 141 28.2 1 1 6 6.0 0 20.7
15 PHI W 48-30 6 5 35 7.0 1 2 15 7.5 0 11.0
16 at CIN L 14-42 7 3 8 2.7 0 3 54 18.0 1 12.2
17 DET W 14-13 5 2 31 15.5 1 2 54 27.0 1 20.5

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