Cordarrelle Patterson | WR | Minnesota Vikings
Posted: 3/25/2015 4:26pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson will not be traded this offseason, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. 'No, no chance whatsoever,' Zimmer said. 'Cordarrelle is a young, emerging player who was with his third coordinator in three years. Quite frankly, we need to do a good job of figuring out how we can use him better and he needs to understand where he's supposed to be, the routes and everything.'
Huddle Up: Patterson was disappointing as a sophomore, and with the addition of Mike Wallace and emergence of Charles Johnson it might be tough to find him snaps in the regular offense. However, he remains a weapon in the return game and does possess physical gifts that, if the Vikings find a way to get the ball into his hands on a consistent basis, could propel him back to "future star" status.
Posted: 11/30/2014 7:06pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (foot, knee) was active in Week 13 against the Carolina Panthers, but he didn't play a snap on offense in the first half. He saw only a handful of snaps in the second half and was targeted just once. '(I) feel like I'm 100 percent,' Patterson said Sunday, Nov. 30. 'I feel like the coaches didn't feel like I was 100 percent, so they decided to hold me out. I respect them for that.' Head coach Mike Zimmer said Patterson missed practice time this week to attend the funeral of a family member, and his limited practice time factored into the decision.
Huddle Up: Patterson has had a miserable season and was held without a catch on Sunday. He's no longer worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/4/2014 7:30pm et
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater and WR Cordarrelle Patterson continued to struggle on their deep connection in the Week 9 win over the Washington Redskins. Getting the ball into Patterson's hands has been a struggle ever since Bridgewater returned in Week 4. Patterson had only one catch on seven targets early in the game, and Bridgewater didn't throw his way again. Head coach Mike Zimmer admitted that their continues to be a disconnect with Bridgewater and Patterson on the field. Bridgewater has struggled on deep throws in general this year, ranking 20th in throws 20 yards and beyond.
Huddle Up: There was renewed hope in Patterson following a season-high 6 catches for 86 yards in Week 8, but that quickly evaporated in this past Sunday's debacle. The bye this week could help straighten out some of the issues, but definitely don't keep holding on to Patterson if there are some more intriguing options on the waiver wire.
Posted: 10/29/2014 4:21pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (foot) is expected to practice all week, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Patterson caused a scare when he was seen wearing a walking boot earlier this week, but he'll be good to a go this weekend in a favorable matchup against the Washington secondary.
Posted: 10/27/2014 11:13pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (foot) is out of his walking boot and is expected to be fine, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. He reportedly suffered a bruised foot during Sunday's OT win over the Bucs.
Huddle Up: Good news for Patterson owners who saw the WR garner a season-high 12 targets and finish with 6 receptions for 86 yards -- both also season highs -- in the game. See what his activity level is in practice this week, but definitely expect him to play in Week 9 as of right now.
Posted: 10/13/2014 10:35am et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) said Sunday, Oct. 12, that he still wasn't completely healthy during the Week 6 game against the Detroit Lions. He was taken out at several different points Sunday when his injury was bothering him. He caught just two passes for 15 yards, and he had his first backfield carry since Week 1 which went for a loss of two yards. 'I don't feel like I'm 100 percent. I should be next week,' Patterson said. 'Just keep getting treatment, just keep grinding in treatment and do what it takes.'
Huddle Up: There was plenty wrong with the Vikings' offense on Sunday, the least of which might have been Patterson's hip. At this point he's been a complete fantasy bust based on where he was likely drafted; you could view it as a buy-low opportunity if you think the Vikings will figure out how to get him the ball.
Posted: 10/10/2014 6:39pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and is probable for the team's Week 6 game.
Huddle Up: Patterson should be fine health-wise, but the question remains his usage as he's had only 13 total touches (12 receptions, 1 rushing attempt) since Week 1.
Posted: 10/3/2014 10:55am et
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) said he wouldn't have left the game Thursday, Oct. 2, if it were a close game. He said he'll be fine for Week 6. He also said he wanted to be more involved in the offense after being targeted just four times in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Getting the ball to Patterson has been an issue for the Vikings, but the return of Teddy Bridgewater under center should help get CP back on track.
Posted: 10/2/2014 11:59pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) returned to the team's Week 5 game in the third quarter after leaving with a hip injury.
Huddle Up: Yeah, Patterson got back in the game, but it proved to be little consolation for his fantasy owners as the WR was targeted only 4 times -- fifth on the team -- caught 2 passes for 8 yards and did not get a rushing attempt. Stunning and baffling, to say the least, especially on a night the Vikes were in desperate need of a play-maker. He now has only 13 touches in his last 4 games.
Posted: 9/8/2014 11:01am et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson had a 67-yard touchdown run in the Week 1 game against the St. Louis Rams, and he finished with 102 yards on three carries while also snagging three passes for 26 yards.
Huddle Up: The Vikings are using Patterson in much the same way they used to use Percy Harvin; perhaps Patterson's size advantage over Harvin will allow him to stay healthy, something Harvin has struggled to do.
Posted: 7/26/2014 1:00pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (leg) is considered day-to-day because of a leg injury.
Huddle Up: Far too early to be overly concerned about Patterson's health, but maybe a day or two off from practice will slow down the hype train surrounding Cordarrelle's fantasy value this season.
Posted: 7/6/2014 3:27pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson is improving as a receiver, according to QB Matt Cassell. 'I just think his route-running and his ability to recognize defense' Cassell said. 'I think that's huge for him, and any receiver, as you move forward.'
Huddle Up: The 2013 rookie recorded 24 of his 43 receptions, 273 of his 469 receiving yards and 3 of his 4 scoring catches in the final 6 games of last season, and all indications are that the momentum has carried over into the offseason. Expect him to be a hot WR3 commodity in drafts.
Posted: 6/27/2014 4:19pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson has impressed CB Captain Munnerlyn this offseason. 'The time we played them, he was nothing like he is now,'' Munnerlyn said. 'I told him, 'The time we played you, I'm glad we caught you early.' Because if we hadn't have caught him early, he was tearing people up at the end up the year. He's really growing as a receiver, and I'm seeing it with my own two eyes.'' Munnerlyn played for the Carolina Panthers last year.
Huddle Up: The platitudes continue to pour in for Patterson, to the point that he may actually be overhyped by the time fantasy draft day rolls around. Plenty of upside, but keep in mind the Vikings are still a run-first team and they still have question marks at quarterback.
Posted: 6/24/2014 10:15am et
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings said the team plans to showcase WR Cordarrelle Patterson this season. Jennings hinted that Patterson could overtake him as the No. 1 wide receiver for the team.
Huddle Up: Patterson flashed some of his talents last season but still proved to be raw as a receiver. This year he'll benefit from the previous year of experience as well as Jennings' mentoring, Norv Turner's offense and an upgrade at quarterback so things are definitely looking rosy for Patterson.