Atlanta Falcons running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) got in a limited practice session on Wednesday. Patterson has yet to take the field in 2023 as he has been dealing with a thigh injury since the beginning of the season. The veteran could be back in the fold in Week 4, although his role in the offense remains to be seen after the Falcons drafted Bijan Robinson in the first round of this past NFL draft. Patterson is best left on waivers until there is more clarity on how exactly the Falcons intend to deploy him on offense in 2023.
Sep 27, 2023 9:17 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) has been given a questionable designation for the Week 3 game on Sunday in Detroit against the Lions. Patterson popped up on the injury report on Thursday after not practicing, but he was able to put in a limited session on Friday to give him a chance to suit up this weekend. The 32-year-old didn't enter the Week 2 win over the Green Bay Packers with an injury designation but was still made inactive. Patterson has yet to play for the Falcons so far in 2023, and even if he does make his season debut in Detroit, he's going to have a small role behind RBs Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier. He is far from the fantasy radar right now heading into Week 3.
Sep 23, 2023 11:31 AM EST
Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) did not suit up for Thursday's practice session. The veteran back has not played a game this season and it seems unlikely that he'll play in Week 3. Patterson was scratched ahead of the Week 2 matchup versus the Green Bay Packers after being a full participant during practice all week. The Falcons don't seem very eager to get Patterson back on the field, so they'll probably ease him back into things. For now, Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier will handle a majority of the workload in the backfield.
Sep 21, 2023 10:02 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) will be available to play in Week 2 against the visiting Green Bay Packers after he returned to a full practice this week in all three practices. Patterson is going to fill a joker role in 2023 as a versatile running back and pass-catcher, but that role isn't going to be conducive to fantasy success as long as both running backs Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier are active. The 32-year-old shouldn't be rostered in standard 12-team season-long leagues at this point. Patterson didn't play in the Week 1 win over the Carolina Panthers, so he'll be making his 2023 debut this Sunday.
Sep 15, 2023 1:28 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Patterson was held out of the Week 1 win over the Carolina Panthers with a soft-tissue injury in his thigh, but he's clearly improved and should be able to make his 2023 debut in Week 2 this Sunday against the visiting Green Bay Packers, barring a setback later this week. The Falcons now have rookie first-rounder Bijan Robinson and second-year back Tyler Allgeier ahead of Patterson on the depth chart, so the 32-year-old veteran will operate in more of a joker hybrid role as the Falcons look to use his versatility as a ball-carrier and pass-catcher to their advantage. While Patterson still has big-play ability, this new role isn't likely to yield much in terms of consistent fantasy production.
Sep 13, 2023 8:00 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) is officially inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Carolina Panthers. The veteran had been listed as questionable after being limited in practice this past week. Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier will handle the bulk of opportunities out of the backfield, as expected.
Sep 10, 2023 11:41 AM EST
Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh), who is listed at the "joker" position on the team's official depth chart, is officially questionable for Week 1. The fact that he has been a limited participant in practice all week long offers very little insight into whether he may or may not play. With that said, even if he does suit up, Patterson is expected to operate behind Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier, keeping him off the fantasy radar for the time being.
Sep 8, 2023 3:31 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. The veteran ball carrier has missed practice over the last few weeks while dealing with his thigh injury so a limited session on Wednesday gives him a shot to suit up on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Patterson was listed as the "Joker" on the Falcons' depth chart earlier on Wednesday, which suggests that they'd get him the ball in some creative ways if he were able to play in Week 1 on Sunday. If Patterson does end up playing, he's likely not at full health, and Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier would be first in line in touches before him. That makes him a low-end RB3 for fantasy purposes.
Sep 6, 2023 6:52 PM EST
The Atlanta Falcons have created a new position on their depth chart for running back Cordarrelle Patterson. The Falcons listed Patterson as the starter at the Joker offensive position, which is generally used for a player who can fill multiple roles in the passing and running games. The former first-rounder was drafted in 2013 by the Minnesota Vikings as a wide receiver but moved to RB when he joined the Falcons in 2021. The 32-year-old hasn't practiced since Aug. 9 due to a soft-tissue injury, and it remains to be seen how the Falcons will use Patterson in 2023 with rookie first-rounder Bijan Robinson and second-year back Tyler Allgeier in position to get more carries than Patterson. He may not even be active in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers.
Sep 6, 2023 11:35 AM EST
Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (undisclosed) did not take part in practice on Monday and could be questionable to play in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers. Patterson has been out since the middle of last month with an undisclosed soft-tissue injury. We won't know more about the 32-year-old's availability for the start of the 2023 regular season until the team releases their first injury report on Wednesday. With rookie first-rounder Bijan Robinson and second-year back Tyler Allgeier ahead of Patterson on the RB depth chart anyway, he won't be worth of a starting lineup spot in fantasy in Week 1, even if he gets past his injury and is active on Sunday against the Panthers.
Sep 4, 2023 6:14 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson will be out for a couple of weeks, according to head coach Arthur Smith. There weren't many more details given outside of the fact it's a soft-tissue injury. Patterson will miss the rest of the preseason before being re-evaluated ahead of Week 1 of the regular season. There's a chance that Patterson isn't ready for the beginning of the season. That means, Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier could have increased roles in the passing game without Patterson available.
Aug 18, 2023 4:26 PM EST
Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said Tuesday that he's excited Patterson is still with the team and having multiple versatile offensive threats is a "good problem to have," Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.
Jun 14, 2023 9:56 AM EST
Patterson and Tyler Allgeier are part of a backfield that now includes eighth overall pick Bijan Robinson, Scott Bair of AtlantaFalcons.com reports.
Apr 28, 2023 11:50 AM EST
Patterson rushed five times for 18 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 30-17 win over Tampa Bay. He also caught two of three targets for one yard.
Jan 10, 2023 9:22 AM EST
Patterson rushed the ball nine times for 42 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-19 win over the Cardinals. He added six receptions on eight targets for 42 yards.
Jan 1, 2023 6:58 PM EST
Patterson carried the ball eight times for 17 yards and caught his only target for 14 yards in Saturday's 17-9 loss to the Ravens.
Dec 24, 2022 2:31 PM EST
Patterson rushed 14 times for 52 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Saints. He also caught one of three targets for zero yards.
Dec 18, 2022 3:10 PM EST
Patterson rushed 11 times for 60 yards during Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Steelers.
Dec 4, 2022 1:08 PM EST
Patterson rushed the ball 11 times for 52 yards in Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Commanders. He added three receptions on five targets for 19 yards.
Nov 27, 2022 3:56 PM EST
Patterson rushed 10 times for 52 yards and caught both of his targets for seven yards during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Bears. He also returned for a kickoff for a 103-yard touchdown and lost a fumble.
Nov 20, 2022 1:55 PM EST