|Ht / Wt:||6'2" / 216 lb.|
|Born:||March 17, 1991|
|Drafted:||2013 / Rd. 1 (29)|
Patterson (concussion) played in the Pro Bowl, finishing with one tackle.
Analysis: Patterson rebounded from a Week 17 concussion to represent the NFC in the all-star game. He was selected as a return specialist for a contest that doesn't use kickoffs to begin drives, so the tackle was his lone contribution. Patterson is signed with the Bears through 2020, but the team can free up $5.25 million in cap space if he's cut during the offseason, per overthecap.com.
Patterson won't return to Sunday's game against the Vikings after sustaining a concussion, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: The Bears are already without Taylor Gabriel (concussion), so they only have four healthy wide receivers remaining. Gabriel already missed the last four games, and Patterson recorded just three catches for 44 yards in that span, so his absence won't shake up the offensive dynamic. However, Patterson is one of the top kick returners in the league, and Anthony Miller will have to take over those duties for the time being.
Patterson left Sunday's game against the Vikings and is being evaluated for a concussion.
Analysis: As evidenced by this news, Patterson will now enter the league's concussion protocol and need to be cleared by an independent neurologist in order to return. As long as the veteran is sidelined, Anthony Miller will likely take over kick return duties.
Patterson had a 16-yard run and a five-yard reception in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
Analysis: Patterson has had three or fewer touches in all but one game this season, and he won't be a recommended fantasy option in Week 17 against the Vikings.
Patterson caught one pass for six yards in Chicago's 21-13 loss of the Packers on Sunday.
Analysis: Patterson has been held to fewer than 25 yards in all but two games this season, and he won't be a recommended fantasy option in a Week 16 home contest against the Chiefs.
Patterson (head) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: Patterson was limited in Thursday's practice due to a head injury, but he now looks back to full health. He's on track to play his usual role as a kick returner and depth wideout during Sunday's divisional tilt against the Packers.
Patterson was limited in Thursday's practice with a head injury.
Analysis: Patterson was not listed on Wednesday's injury report, and if he was able to participate in practice, the injury is most likely minor. Nevertheless, his status after Friday's session will be telling.
Patterson caught one pass for 33 yards in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday.
Analysis: Patterson also lost five yards on his lone rushing attempt, but his 33-yard reception came on a critical third down and long, and he extended a drive that led to a Chicago score that helped them toward a victory. This was just the second time since Week 2 that he's posted more than 20 yards in a game, and his low-volume role in the offense makes him a weak fantasy option.
Patterson rushed two times for four yards in Chicago's 16-6 win over the Vikings on Sunday.
Analysis: The Bears stubbornly chose to run Patterson up the middle on a third-down and short yardage for the third time this season, and on each occasion he was tackled short of the sticks. Although he's been given touches in each game, the Chicago coaching staff has rarely set him up to take advantage of his blazing speed. His lack of touches makes him a fantasy non-factor unless the Bears suffer injuries at the skill positions.
Patterson (triceps) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: Patterson has successfully shaken his triceps injury and appears set for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Vikings. The veteran has seen usage as both a runner and receiver in Chicago's offense, though he's averaging less than four touches per game. It's likely that Patterson will do most of his damage as a kick returner Week 4.
Patterson was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a triceps injury, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: Patterson had four rushes for 14 yards and a six-yard catch in Monday's win over the Redskins, but he apparently sustained the injury at some point. The 28-year-old has played 44 offensive snaps through three games and figures to be questionable for Week 4 unless he returns to full participation over the next couple days.
Patterson rushed four times for 14 yards along with a six-yard reception in Chicago's 31-15 win over Washington on Monday.
Analysis: Patterson now has nine touches on the season, and he's being used as both a runner and receiver, but aside from one big run in Week 2, he has a very low weekly scoring floor.
Patterson had two carries for 50 yards in Chicago's 16-14 win over the Broncos on Sunday.
Analysis: Patterson played very sparingly but is 46-yard scamper set the bears up for their only touchdown of the day. He'll be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups going forward, since his lack of regular snaps makes him entirely dependent upon big plays for production.
Patterson caught one pass for three yards while losing two yards on his lone carry in Chicago's 10-3 loss to Green Bay.
Analysis: Patterson was the only running back on the field on a third down and short, and surprisingly, he was given the ball on an inside run, which is not considered to be his area of strength. He also was used in three-receiver packages when the Bears were trying to mount a late comeback, but his opportunities turned into very little production. It's unlikely he sees enough regular touches to be a serious fantasy factor as the season goes on, though he'll have elevated fantasy value in leagues that include points for kick-return yardage.
Patterson isn't expected to suit up for Friday's preseason contest against the Giants.
Analysis: Patterson will miss his second consecutive exhibition match, joining the rest of Chicago's starting receivers on the bench. Coach Matt Nagy appears to be taking a cautious approach to the health of his key players, so it wouldn't be surprising if Patterson were kept on ice until the regular season. The 28-year-old appears on track to serve as the Bears' primary kick returner and No. 4 receiver.
Patterson was inactive when the Bears played the Panthers in the preseason opener.
Analysis: Patterson's expected to serve as the team's No. 4 receiver in addition to being a kick returner. When on the field, he may not see many touches, but he'll likely be used on jet sweeps and other plays that showcase his speed as both a weapon and a decoy. He's going undrafted in many fantasy leagues, but in leagues that award points for return yardage, he'll provide added value.
Patterson finalized a two-year, $10 million contract with the Bears, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: It's really a one-year commitment, devoid of any guarantees beyond 2019. The Bears likely will deploy Patterson as their No. 4 wide receiver and kickoff return specialist in his age-28 season, with the potential to get some carries on jet sweeps or even out of the backfield. He displayed impressive versatility with New England in 2018, spending a few weeks in the backfield when the team was hit by injuries.
Patterson intends to sign a contract with the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Patterson is planning on joining the Bears after one season in New England. He was used more as a runner than a receiver in 2018, carrying the ball 42 times for 228 while catching 21 passes for 247 yards. He'll likely handle kick return duties for Chicago and serve as a gadget player on offense.
Patterson was on the field for four of a possible 72 snaps on offense in Sunday's 13-3 win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
Analysis: In the process, Patterson ran twice for seven yards and hauled in both of his targets for 14 yards, while adding a 38-yard kickoff return. In 15 regular-season games, Patterson logged 42 carries for 228 yards and a TD, while adding 21 catches (on 28 targets) for 247 yards and three receiving scores. The 27-year-old is slated to become a free agent next month, but it wouldn't surprise us to see the Patriots make a push to retain the 2013 first-rounder, whose versatility and return skills proved valuable to the team in 2018.
Patterson (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.
Analysis: Following the Patriots' first-round playoff bye, Patterson -- who was inactive in Week 17 -- is slated to play in Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Chargers. Patterson's versatility and play-making ability have been assets to the Patriots this season and as such, he could carve out some deep-league utility in postseason fantasy playoff formats, even if his touches (as a wideout or out of the team's backfield) aren't abundant.
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