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WR Cordarrelle Patterson - Oakland Raiders

6-2, 216Born: 3-17-1991College: TennesseeDrafted: Round 1, pick 29

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Week 12: vs Denver Broncos

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Derek Carr has largely been disappointing this season, but he is showing signs over his last four games that he is getting back to the types of numbers that we are used to as over his last four games he has thrown for 317 yards per game as he has been blessed with several great matchups in a row for this offense. The receiving group for this Raiders team has been a big problem throughout the season as both Crabtree and Cooper have been extremely inconsistent and Jared Cook has been the leading receiver this season in Oakland as he is on pace for a career season. The Broncos defense continues to be one of the more talented units in football, but they are not the same unit that they once were and a big reason for this is that Darian Stewart is having the worst season of his career at free safety. The Broncos have actually allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks over the last fourth weeks, which is surprising, but what is killing them is not yardage but instead, it is touchdowns. The Broncos over the last four weeks are averaging allowing 2.8 passing touchdowns per game so which in theory this should be a horrible matchup due to the talent of this defense if the offense continues to put the Broncos in bad starting field positions this could be an opportunity for Derek Carr and company to score some touchdowns this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at BUF 57 0 0 0 4 3 7 0 0 -0.3
9 at MIA 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 vs NE 25 0 0 0 4 4 45 0 0 4.5
12 vs DEN PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * 1 * * * *
12 vs DEN PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 1 * * * *
12 vs DEN PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 7 vs KC (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Patterson's playing time was down (just 22% of the snaps) but he played well when given the opportunity. He made a one-handed grab despite tight coverage to move the chains on an early third down.

2017 Week 6 vs LAC (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec, 3 / 55 / 1 rush)

Patterson had another quiet day as a pass catcher but continues to look excellent in limited snaps as a running back and ran for a long touchdown on on end around when lined up at wide receiver. At running back, he took a 3rd-and-4 pitch for a 5-yard gain down the right sideline, running through an arm tackle attempt for the final two yards. He lowered his head and picked up 4 yards on a tough carry up the middle. The big play came in the fourth quarter. He lined up at receiver and took the handoff on an end around. He sped around the end and once he was in the open field, his elite kick-return skills showed as he cut past a cornerback and sprinted into the end zone for a 47-yard touchdown.

2017 Week 4 vs DEN (6 / 6 / 33 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

With Crabtree out, Patterson saw some extra snaps on offense. He was targeted exclusively as an underneath target and pulled in each of his targets, mostly for small gains. His longest game came on a quick comeback route from Manuel on which he was able to turn upfield and gain 11 yards. He lined up as a running back once early in the game. He took the shotgun handoff for a short gain off of right tackle.

2017 Week 3 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)

Patterson was again effective in his brief appearances at running back. He took his first carry off of right tackle for eight yards and again showed impressive power for a player who has spent nearly his entire career as a wide receiver.

2017 Week 2 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec, 3 / 57 / 1 rush)

Patterson continues to see plenty of snaps as the third wide receiver but hasn't made much of an impact when lined up outside. The most interesting development this week for the Raiders offense was the slightly expanded usage of Patterson as a running back. There are some intriguing similarities between Patterson and the Packers' Ty Montgomery. While Patterson may not have the route-running chops to be an impact receiver, he is certainly an above average pass catcher at the running back position. The 6'2, 220-pound Patterson has always run with impressive physicality. On a first-quarter run, he took a pitch from Carr down the right sideline and trucked a Jets safety, gaining seven yards. Patterson raced for a 43-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. He lined up next to Carr in shotgun formation on a 3rd-and-1. He took the handoff through a big hole up the middle and Patterson took it from there, making a Jets safety look silly with a cut in the open field to turn what would have been a solid gain into the long touchdown. Especially from a dynasty perspective, Patterson's potential transition to running back bears watching.

2017 Week 1 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)

The Raiders were creative in getting Patterson a couple early touches. He rushed for five yards on an end around, showing his power by running through the first tackle attempt. Deep in the red zone, Patterson lined up in the backfield as a running back next to Carr and caught a short swing pass. He managed just two yards as the corner made a nice open field tackle. He didn't have a touch or target after the first quarter.


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