Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Vikings: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Vikings

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #24 35.59 MIN Active 2 years 23 6'2 216 @ceeflashpee84

2014 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Jul-08-2014 by Rob Warner

POTENTIAL SUPER STAR: The Vikings traded back into the 1st round of the 2013 draft and selected the Tennessee alum at pick #29. The rookie did more than justify GM Rick Spielman's move as he came on strong in the 2nd half of the season (amassed 375 total yards and six touchdowns over his final five games). The Vikings used CP sparingly in the first half of his rookie season (averaged just 15 snaps per game over first seven contests) but they came to their senses in the second half of the season using the dynamic play maker for an average of 38 snaps per game over the final nine match ups. He finished his rookie season with 45 catches for 469 yards (10.4 YPC) and 12 carries for 158 yards. CP had a total of seven offensive touchdowns (four receiving and three rushing). Patterson earned a Pro Bowl trip as the NFC kick returner (led league with 32.4 yards per kick return and two return touchdowns) and should emerge as the #1 target in the passing game in 2014 placing him on the WR2 radar heading into his sophomore season. Many receivers (such as Vincent Jackson and Josh Gordon) have enjoyed elite production under Norv Turner-led offenses, which should vault Patterson onto many breakout lists for 2014. The Vikings are rumored to be moving Jennings inside more often this season which will allow Patterson to man the outside WR slot where he can fully utilize his game breaking speed (4.42 forty time at the combine). His current ADP has him coming off the board in rounds 3/4 as a solid WR2. The Vikings will remain one of the more run focused offenses in the league but with an expanded role as the go to weapon in the passing game, CP has a very real chance at 70-80 catches, 800-900 yards and 7-10 touchdowns -- especially if the Vikings receive better QB play from Matt Cassel or rookie Teddy Bridgewater.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/21 - Vikings QB Matt Cassel is likely starter
7/17 - Vikings intend to use RB Adrian Peterson differently this season
7/9 - Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson says he will be a top-5 playmaker this season
6/28 - Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson is 'like a guy on a mission'
6/23 - Vikings WR Greg Jennings says WR Cordarrelle Patterson will be prominently featured this season

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
17.06 Fantasytaz - Jim Day - With such a deep roster I was surprised to find Patterson still available this late. He is still a very raw receiver but with Percy Harvin gone and Greg Jennings not as good as he once was, Patterson should have several big games and could ultimately surprise everyone with his playmaking ability.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
11.04 Zach Law on Sports 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
12.12 FantasyTaz - At this point I am just looking for pure upside. Patterson is raw and I don't love his QB, but he should have some solid games even as a rookie. The problem will be knowing when those weeks will come. I would rather take the chance that he flashes as a rookie then take a guy with very limited upside, just makes no sense to grab a player that has a very low ceiling as a WR5. Safe is not always smart.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
11.03 FFToolbox 
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