|Team:||Los Angeles Chargers|
|Ht / Wt:||6'2" / 206 lb.|
|Born:||May 28, 1994|
|Drafted:||2017 / UDFA|
Patton has signed with the Cardinals.
Analysis: The 26-year-old hauled in six passes for 56 yards in 13 games with the Chargers last season. He'll boost the Cardinals' depth at wideout, but he's decidedly behind the team's top trio of DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald. With Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler, Trent Sherfield and KeeSean Johnson also in the mix, Patton will need to impress in training camp practices in order to stick around.
Patton visited with the Cardinals on Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
Analysis: Arizona uses primarily three-wide sets, but those stating spots are filled with stalwarts DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald. After that trio, the group is inexperienced, so Patton may get a chance soon to show what he can do in the offense.
Patton was waived by the Chargers on Saturday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: It's a rather shocking transaction considering many believed Patton to be the front-runner for the No. 3 WR spot behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. The move opens the door for 2020 fifth-round pick, Joe Reed, to immediately compete for the starting spot, although Daniel Popper of The Athletic third-year pro, Jalen Guyton, could fill that speed-stretching role that Travis Benjamin operated last year.
Patton finished the 2019 season with six catches for 56 yards across 13 games.
Analysis: It's hardly a pivotal final stat line, but with Travis Benjamin (quad) all but assumed to be an offseason cap casualty, Patton figures to be the de-facto No. 3 receiver behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams next year. A two-year practice squad member, Patton still has a ways to go in order to be a relevant fantasy option, but that could change should the Chargers move away from quarterback Philip Rivers, and offensive funnel that essentially featured just five players --- Allen, Williams, Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler and Hunter Henry --- the entire season.
Patton caught both of his targets for 18 yards in the 24-17 loss Sunday to the Raiders.
Analysis: Patton now has four receptions in the last three games, although it's a far cry away from the sheer target dominance of Keenan Allen, Austin Ekeler, Mike Williams and Hunter Henry, who once again commanded the attention of quarterback Philip Rivers. Patton's offensive snaps continue to rise, but a lack of consistent opportunities makes Patton an unusable fantasy option.
Patton snared his only target for eight yards in Sunday's 39-10 debacle against the Vikings.
Analysis: Patton made just his second reception since Week 4 despite playing in at least 50 percent of the team's offensive snaps throughout the last seven weeks. The narrow receiving tree doesn't figure to expand significantly if the Chargers ultimately opt to bench their longtime veteran quarterback, Philip Rivers, for a backup option such as Tyrod Taylor.
Patton did not record a catch in the 45-10 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Analysis: Despite yet another game playing over 50 percent of the offensive snaps, Patton was kept out of the box score yet again, with the Week 13 loss against the Broncos marking the only time since taking over as the No. 3 receiver that Patton has recorded a single catch in a game. Considering the Chargers' small target tree, it's safe to say Patton is hardly an attractive fantasy option, even as a potential handcuff to Keenan Allen or Mike Williams.
Patton failed to catch his only target in Monday's 24-17 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: Once again, Patton was the target of a desperate heave from quarterback Philip Rivers, only for the Chiefs' safety to step in front of the pass at the last second. Geremy Davis (hamstring) missed his third consecutive game which aided in Patton's 74 percent snap share, but with the Chargers operating such a small target tree, it's unlikely the 25-year-old will be a fantasy relevant asset unless multiple injuries occur to player's above him.
Patton (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Patton's ankle injury only kept him out for one game, as he'll be ready for Sunday's road contest against the Titans as long as he doesn't have a setback. Travis Benjamin (quadriceps) didn't practice Wednesday, so Patton could see an increase in usage if Benjamin can't recover in time.
Patton (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Analysis: Patton was downgraded to doubtful Saturday, so the Chargers promoted Jason Moore from the practice squad to work as the team's No. 5 receiver. Patton will look to get healthy for Week 7's game against the Titans.
Patton (quadriceps) is now listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Steelers.
Analysis: After logging a full practice Friday, Patton didn't have an injury designation on the Chargers' Friday report. It appears he suffered a setback, however, so the Chargers promoted Jason Moore from the practice squad to fill Patton's void.
Patton (quadriceps) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Steelers, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Patton began the week as a non-participant at practice, but he was able to show enough Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The 25-year-old doesn't figure to be significantly involved offensively Sunday with the Chargers' top-four wide receivers healthy.
Patton (quadriceps) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice.
Analysis: Patton sat out Wednesday's session, so his limited availability is a step in the right direction towards playing Sunday against the Titans. Even if he does suit up, Patton is merely a depth option in the Chargers' passing game.
Patton (quadriceps) was a non-participant for Wednesday's practice, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis: Patton played 16 offensive snaps and nine special teams' snaps in Sunday's loss to Denver, and the severity of his injury is still uncertain. The fact that the 25-year-old was unable to practice cast some doubt on his availability for Sunday's matchup with Pittsburgh. As a depth receiver, Patton's potential absence for Week 6 likely won't effect the team from an offensive perspective.
Patton caught two of his four targets for 22 yards in the 30-10 win over Miami on Sunday.
Analysis: Activated off the practice squad late last week, Patton was forced into an offensive role after Dontrelle Inman's (quad) second half injury. It remains to be if Mike Williams (back) and Travis Benjamin (hip), who were ruled out prior to Sunday's game, will be available next week, but it's entirely possible Patton could wind on the active roster regardless considering the plethora of injuries to the team's skill positions.
The Chargers promoted Patton to the active roster Saturday.
Analysis: With Mike Williams (knee) ruled out and Travis Benjamin (hip) considered doubtful, Patton was brought up and could have a role on offense against the lowly Dolphins. Patton is expected to line up as the No. 4 receiver behind Keenan Allen, Geremy Davis and Dontrelle Inman.
Patton was signed to the Chargers' practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: This will be Patton's second stint on the team's practice squad this season, as he was promoted to the team's active roster prior to Sunday's game in Detroit. He'll now return to the practice squad and wait to potentially be called up again when needed.
Patton was waived by the Chargers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Patton was briefly promoted from the Chargers' practice squad to the active roster prior to Week 2. He will become a free agent given that he clears waivers.
Patton was promoted to the active roster Saturday, Daniel Popper of The Athleticreports.
Analysis: Patton was moved to the 53-man roster to provide some depth in the event Mike Williams (knee) ultimately doesn't play in Sunday's contest. Expect the 25-year-old to participate in special teams should Williams find himself activated.
Patton signed with the Chargers' practice squad Sunday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Patton and Artavis Scott, two standout receivers throughout the preseason, both managed to pass through waivers and land on the practice squad. Both seem like possible candidates to join the 53-man roster at some point throughout the season, but that largely depends on the health of the receivers above them on the depth chart.
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