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Cordarrelle Patterson Expected To Play Joker Role With Steelers

It's highly probable that the Pittsburgh Steelers will label Cordarrelle Patterson as the Joker in his first year with the team. "Running back, kick returner, tackle, tight end I can do it all. Whatever they need me to do," Patterson said last month. The 33-year-old veteran floated from the RB room to the receiver room last year with the Atlanta Falcons under head coach Arthur Smith, who is now Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator. Patterson fully embraced the role in 2023 and was signed by the Steelers just hours after the NFL passed a new kickoff rule. He has returned 273 kicks in his career with an NFL-record nine touchdowns. Patterson was primarily a RB last year in Atlanta but had just 181 rushing yards and no TDs on 50 carries after posting a career-high 695 rushing yards in 2022. Pittsburgh hasn't offered clues on how they plan to use Patterson, but he'll most likely be used on kickoffs and as a depth option for the backfield.

Jul 17, 2024 2:30 PM EST


Cordarrelle Patterson Could Have Role On Offense

Pittsburgh Steelers running back/wide receiver/return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson signed a two-year, $6 million contract this offseason to join the team, almost immediately after the new kickoff rules were announced. Patterson, the NFL's all-time leader in kickoff return touchdowns (nine), was surely signed to help in that area, but Mark Kaboly of the Athletic believes he is likely to have a role on offense, too. "It's hard to imagine the Steelers gave him $6 million over two years to be only a kick returner," Kaboly wrote. "An accomplished receiver and running back over his career, Patterson will likely have a bigger role than being a specialist." The 33-year-old enjoyed his best season under current Steelers offensive coordinator Arthur Smith when the two were in Atlanta in 2021. Patterson rushed 153 times for 618 yards and caught 52 passes for 548 yards and scored 11 total touchdowns. Pittsburgh has a strong running back duo in Jaylen Warren and Najee Harris, but its wide receiver group behind George Pickens looks weak on paper. That said, don't be surprised if Patterson is mixed in along with Van Jefferson and third-round rookie Roman Wilson. It'd be a surprise the 2013 first-round pick is a weekly fantasy contributor, but he might be a bargain-bin DFS play with upside in 2024.

Jul 9, 2024 4:34 PM EST



Cordarrelle Patterson Signing With Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are signing running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Patterson enjoyed the best season of his career under current Steelers offensive coordinator Arthur Smith in Atlanta, so the move gives the veteran a smidge of fantasy relevance in 2024. In 2021, Patterson rushed 153 times for 618 yards and six touchdowns and caught 52 passes for 548 yards and five scores. He finished that campaign as the RB9 in PPR leagues. However, he posted just 219 yards of offense last season and turned 33 years old on March 17. In all likelihood, he will primarily be used on special teams and as a gadget player in the new-look Pittsburgh offense. Patterson holds the NFL record for kick return touchdowns (nine), and this move was made on the same day the league approved a revised kickoff.

Mar 26, 2024 4:19 PM EST


Cordarrelle Patterson Resting, Not Dealing With Ankle Issue

Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson sat out of Wednesday's practice due to rest, not the ankle injury he suffered during Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Patterson left briefly on Sunday to tend to the ailment but returned to finish the game as the RB3 for the Falcons. The 32-year-old joined some other Atlanta veterans on their rest day. Patterson won't have that big of a role on offense against Arizona on Sunday as long as Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier remain healthy.

Nov 9, 2023 9:57 AM EST


Cordarrelle Patterson Returns In Week 9

Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) returned during the second half of Sunday's game versus the Minnesota Vikings. He had been listed as questionable but made his way back to the sidelines before re-entering the game on offense and special teams. The veteran playmaker remains the No. 3 running back in Atlanta and can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

Nov 5, 2023 3:35 PM EST



Cordarrelle Patterson, Mack Hollins Questionable To Return

Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) and wide receiver Mack Hollins (ankle) exited during the first half of Week 9 versus the Minnesota Vikings. Both players are listed as questionable to return. Patterson delivered a three-yard catch prior to his departure while Hollins hauled in three passes for 36 yards. Prior to his injury, the latter was on track to see increased volume with Drake London (hamstring) inactive. Until London or Hollins can return, KhaDarel Hodge will operate as Atlanta's No. 1 wide receiver (though Kyle Pitts and Jonnu Smith will also play key roles in the passing attack).

Nov 5, 2023 2:32 PM EST


Cordarrelle Patterson Goes Over 50 Yards

Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson saw an increased role during Sunday's Week 7 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The veteran back was the primary backup to Tyler Allgeier during this game. It's worth noting that the increase in snaps for Patterson was because starting back Bijan Robinson (illness) was sidelined. Patterson took advantage of that with 56 yards on 10 carries in the win. It was a nice outing for him, but the expectation is that he'll go back to being the third back next week. That means, Patterson is unlikely to have much of a role in Week 8.

Oct 22, 2023 9:49 PM EST


Cordarrelle Patterson Active In Week 4 For Season Debut

Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) is officially active for Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He'll make his season debut in London after being listed as questionable. Patterson contributed an impressive 817 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns through 13 games last season, but he's expected to have a much smaller role in 2023 now that Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier have already established themselves as the top two options out of the backfield.

Oct 1, 2023 8:17 AM EST


Cordarrelle Patterson Questionable Against Jaguars

Atlanta Falcons running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) is questionable to play in the Week 4 contest in London on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Patterson has been limited in practice this week, but it remains to be seen if the Falcons think he's ready to make his 2023 debut overseas. Even if the 32-year-old veteran is active on Sunday, he's not worth considering as a flex play, even in the deepest of fantasy leagues. The Falcons will continue to operate with rookie Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier in their backfield. Whenever Patterson plays, he'll simply be fighting for scraps in Atlanta.

Sep 29, 2023 11:27 AM EST


Cordarrelle Patterson Limited Thursday

Atlanta Falcons running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) was listed as a limited participant in practice on Thursday. Patterson was also limited on Wednesday with an injury that has been bothering him since the preseason in August. As long as rookie Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier are healthy for Atlanta, Patterson is mostly going to be an afterthought in this offense. The 32-year-old veteran has yet to even make his season debut while he tries to get back to 100 percent health this fall. Even if Patterson is active and makes his 2023 debut this Sunday in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he should remain on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues.

Sep 28, 2023 8:08 PM EST


Cordarrelle Patterson Limited Wednesday

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


Cordarrelle Patterson Listed As Questionable

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


Cordarrelle Patterson Misses Thursday's Practice

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


Cordarrelle Patterson Will Be Available In Week 2

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


Cordarrelle Patterson A Full Participant In Practice

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


Cordarrelle Patterson Inactive For Week 1

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


Cordarrelle Patterson Questionable To Play Week 1

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


Cordarrelle Patterson A Limited Participant In Practice On Wednesday

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


Cordarrelle Patterson Listed With New Position On Depth Chart

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


Cordarrelle Patterson Misses Monday's Practice

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