WR Tim Patrick - Denver Broncos
|6-4, 210||Born: 11-23-1993||College: Utah||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
General News (Thu Dec 12): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Dec 11): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 15: at Kansas City Chiefs
FBG says: Neutral matchup. While Drew Lock got off to a relatively shaky start in his first career NFL game, he put up a gem of a performance last week against Houston--finishing with 309 passing yards and three touchdowns while completing 81.5 percent of his pass attempts. He completed seven pass attempts of 20 or more yards and was not afraid to push the ball downfield. However, Fant did focus heavily on his tight ends as both Noah Fant and Jeff Heuerman scored touchdowns while the top receiving option for Denver, Courtland Sutton, finished with just 34 yards despite a team-leading five receptions from seven targets. Sutton rightfully received a ton of attention in coverage last week, and more of the same can be expected in this one as no Chiefs cornerback has the ability to cover him effectively without some help. With the added defensive focus on Sutton, more opportunities may open up for Tim Patrick and the Broncos tight ends. Noah Fant did leave last week's game in the second half with a foot injury, so keep an eye on his status coming into this week as the upside for Jeff Heuerman would increase should Fant be sidelined. The Chiefs pass defense continues to play well as they have held opposing quarterback to fewer than 230 yards in four of their last five games, including games against Kirk Cousins and Tom Brady. The past three weeks have been even more impressive for this secondary, as they have given up just three passing touchdowns while notching seven interceptions. Charvarious Ward has been their top individual cornerback, and he should draw most snaps against Tim Patrick this week--making for a more difficult matchup for Patrick. Bashaud Breeland has played better in recent weeks, but he has been susceptible in man coverage and, if not offered help from these Denver safeties, Breeland will create an opportunity for Courtland Sutton--who had six receptions for 87 yards in their last matchup. Chiefs linebackers have struggled to contain running backs though, as this team has allowed the most passing yards per game (61) to opposing running backs on the season. The Chiefs pass rush has been more consistent in recent weeks now that Chris Jones is back on the field, and they racked up a season-high nine sacks last time against the Broncos struggling offensive line. Putting pressure on a rookie quarterback is always a great game plan, and the Chiefs will likely do just that--especially if they can hop out to an early lead.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Tim Patrick's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 14 vs HOU (3 / 2 / 50 / 0 rec)
Patrick looked explosive as he and Lock connected for a big 38 yard gain down the left sideline in the 2nd quarter. He picked up one more decent gain on a slant route, drawing 3 targets total on the day.
2019 Week 13 vs LAC (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Patrick started on the outside opposite Sutton, but he couldn't secure his only target. Lock was "locked" in on Courtland Sutton as his go-to target, and Denver didn't have to post a lot of yards after securing a couple of turnovers with good field position.
2019 Week 12 vs BUF (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Patrick worked on the outside opposite Sutton and managed one short reception on an out route early in the 1st quarter, then disappeared as Brandon Allen's listless efforts in the passing game tanked the offense.
2019 Week 11 vs MIN (8 / 4 / 77 / 0 rec)
Patrick returned from the IR to man the outside spot opposite Courtland Sutton. His first reception was actually thrown by Sutton on an end-around pass from a Wildcat formation. Patrick made a difficult leaping catch over his defender for a 38 yard gain. Patrick had another big gain of 29 yards on a deep ball down the left sideline in the 3rd quarter. Patrick made a clutch catch on a toughly contested crossing route to convert 4th down on Denver's final drive of the game. Allen took a shot at Patrick in the end zone on the next play, but couldn't put the ball in play. Patrick hauled in another short reception to move the chains on the drive, and Allen targeted him once more in the end zone, but could not connect as time ran out for the Broncos offense. Patrick finished the day with a career-high 8 targets.
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