WR Cordarrelle Patterson - New England Patriots
|6-2, 216||Born: 3-17-1991||College: Tennessee||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2013|
Week 21: at Los Angeles Rams
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Tom Brady continues to show that in the playoffs he is just a different quarterback than the regular season. In each of his last two games, Brady has thrown for over 340 yards in both games and has now thrown for over 300 yards in 11 of his last 14 playoff games. This is a unit that has been able to identify the pre-snap read and get the ball out of Brady's hands quickly to James White, Julian Edelman or even Rob Gronkowski who had a vintage Gronkowski game against the Chiefs last week. This is a unit that will take whatever mismatch the defense is willing to give up with the variety of playmakers that the Patriots have on the field. The Rams secondary continues to be a unit that has largely underperformed this season. While the unit has dealt with injuries primarily to Aqib Talib who missed a large portion of the year, the Rams have been a unit that has been a merely average team against the pass compared to the expectations heading into this season with the acquisitions of Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters. Peters has been extremely disappointing and will be matched up this week against a combination of Phillip Dorsett and Chris Hogan. The good news for the Rams this week is that their strength is at the slot corner position as Nickell Robey-Coleman has been one of the best slot corners in the league this year and could pose problems for Julian Edelman in this game. The one concern for the Rams could be their ability to cover Rob Gronkowski in this game as the team has allowed seven tight ends this season to go for over 50 yards and five tight ends to go for over 90 yards.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Cordarrelle Patterson's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 16 vs BUF (2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec, 4 / 66 / 0 rush)
Cordarelle Patterson had a strong game on the ground against the Bills. Patterson was used on four end around sweep plays, that gashed Buffalo for big gains. Buffalo had no answers for New England's running game, and Patterson was a key component. Patterson only managed one reception on a whip route. Patterson will face the New York Jets in week 17.
2018 Week 14 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 51 / 1 rec)
C-Patt's play of note was a deep touchdown by Tom Brady. Patterson outran his defender, and Brady fired an absolute laser with pinpoint accuracy. Patterson also missed another deep shot from Brady. As it stood, he was a bit player, but his role changes week by week.
2018 Week 10 vs TEN (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 4 / 11 / 0 rush)
With Sony Michel, Patterson's role was reduced as expected. While he may see a handful of touches here and there, he won't have a feature role barring injury.
2018 Week 9 vs GB (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec, 11 / 61 / 1 rush)
With Sony Michel on the shelf, Patterson once again operated as a lead back, toting the ball 11 times. He actually looked very good with the ball, showing explosion on his touches. The Patriots also ensured he had space to run on some of his plays, as Patterson tends to excel as a žspaceÓ type player. His score was from 8 yards out with a nice hole on the left side, as was his run of 17 yards in a very similar manner. Though he runs slightly wild, Patterson clearly has the chops should the Pats need him in a back capacity.
2018 Week 8 vs BUF (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 10 / 38 / 0 rush)
Interestingly, Patterson played ahead of Kenjon Barner as the primary ball carrier along with James White, but couldn't do anything with the carries besides one chunk play. Credit the Bills defense for winning the run game battle, but Patterson seemed to run with a very straight line kind of style rather than reading blocks. He did read the play well on his long gain, but beyond that, there wasn't enough room to operate.
2018 Week 7 vs CHI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Patterson fumbled a kickoff early in the game, but redeemed himself by housing the ensuing kickoff for 95 yards. He was almost completely phased out of the offense.
2018 Week 4 vs MIA (5 / 3 / 54 / 1 rec, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
Patterson's big play was a 55 yard touchdown, set up by a pick play from Josh Gordon. It was fairly smooth sailing from there. Tom Brady also misfired on a slant route at the goal line to C-Patt, though his defender was on him pretty well. He didn't do much else on the day, as his two other touches were manufactured and went for -1 yards.
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