WR Tim Patrick - Denver Broncos
|6-4, 210||Born: 11-23-1993||College: Utah||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 10): Patrick, not Courtland Sutton, was the young big receiver catching everything thrown his way in Week 14 with Emmanuel Sanders out. He has some desperation play value against the Browns.
Week 15: vs Cleveland Browns
FBG says: Good matchup. Case Keenum has been a disappointment in his first year as the starter in Denver. He is completing just 61.8% of his passes and has 10 interceptions to go along with his 15 touchdown passes. The pass offense has been especially poor the last four games. Denver hasn't thrown for more than 205 yards since Week 11. Part of the problem with the Denver passing attack has been the lack of stability at wide receiver and tight end. One longtime starter, Demaryius Thomas, was traded midseason while the other, Emmanuel Sanders, was recently placed on injured reserve with a torn Achilles. Injuries have also decimated the tight end position, with Jeff Heuerman, Jake Butt, and Troy Fumagalli all landing on injured reserve. Matt LaCosse is the last man standing at the position. Denver's remaining healthy wide receivers are the least experienced group in the league. Rookie Courtland Sutton leads the group with his 30 catches. He has caught just 46.2% of his targets but is averaging a league-best 19.1 yards per catch. Sutton was forced out of last week's game with a thigh injury but should be ready to go this week. If Sutton is limited fellow rookie, DaeSean Hamilton should see significant volume. Hamilton came into Week 14 with just five catches on the season but hauled in 7 passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. The Browns defense has faced the most passing attempts in the NFL (41.2 per game) and ranks 31st in yards allowed at 277.9 per game. The big yardage totals are a bit misleading, however. Cleveland is allowing just 6.8 yards per attempt, good for 11th best in the league. The Browns have allowed just three passing touchdowns over the past three weeks and gave up no touchdowns to Cam Newton last week. The biggest issue with the pass defense has been the lack of pass rush. Despite having one of the league's top young pass rushers in Myles Garrett, Cleveland ranks 28th in sack rate. The cornerbacks have been solid across the board, with rookie Denzel Ward flashing shutdown potential. He was forced to miss last week's game with a concussion and will miss this game for the second straight week. The good news for the Browns is that Terrance Mitchell came back and played well last week. While it will be a big loss for the Browns without Ward, it would have been significantly worse without Mitchell who is a solid corner who should immediately be the Browns number one on the outside along with T.J. Carrie and Briean Boddy-Calhoun out of the slot.
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
2018 Week 14 vs SF (10 / 7 / 85 / 0 rec, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
It was Patrick, not Sutton, who picked up the slack after the Broncos lost Emmanuel Sanders to an Achilles injury last week. Patrick led the team in targets and yards. He hauled in an out route for a nice gain in the 2nd quarter. Keenum found him again on a deep comeback route down the left sideline for a first down in the 3rd quarter. The highlight of Patrick's day was a 20 yard corner route that converted 4th and 2 in the 3rd quarter. Patrick was pushed out of bounds just shy of the 2 yard line on the play. Patrick made a beautiful toe-tapping reception on the right sideline to convert 4th and long at the end of the 4th quarter. Patrick carried the ball once on an end-around in the 2nd quarter that picked up a first down and some extra yardage after a defender hit him late on the play.
2018 Week 11 vs LAC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Patrick worked into the receiver rotation after Hamilton left in the 2nd quarter with a knee injury. He had a short reception on a curl route in the 4th quarter, but he was called for offensive pass interference.
2018 Week 9 vs HOU (4 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Patrick mixed in with Sanders and Sutton in 3WR sets. He couldn't get anything going until late in the 4th quarter when he hauled in a post route for a 17 yard gain, extending the Broncos final drive that would end with a missed field goal.
2018 Week 8 vs KC (1 / 1 / 24 / 1 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
Patrick saw limited snaps in the receiver rotation behind Sanders, Thomas, and Sutton. Patrick carried an end-around up the left sideline for a 13 yard gain in the 1st quarter. He scored at the end of the 1st half when a KC safety blew his coverage and left Patrick wide open in the back corner of the end zone.
2018 Week 5 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Patrick saw very limited snaps and 1 target, a shallow crossing route for a short gain late in the 1st quarter.
2018 Week 2 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)
Patrick made a fantastic catch on a back shoulder route in the corner of the end zone in the 3rd quarter to put the Broncos on the scoreboard, but the play was overturned after a challenge from the Raiders. He redeemed himself at the end of the game, catching a curl route and juking his defender for a big gain that set up the game winning field goal on the next play.
2018 Week 1 vs SEA (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Patrick was targeted once near the end of the 2nd quarter, but did not see many snaps on offense.
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