Patrick secured two of five targets for 16 yards in Thursdays 17-14 loss to the Browns.
Analysis: Patrick played on 94 percent of the the Broncos' offensive snaps, but was essentially a non-factor Thursday night. The Denver offense had trouble getting anything going, which ultimately impacted Patrick's ability to produce for fantasy. Unfortunately for 27-year-old wideout, he is likely to see a drop in playing time and target share as fellow wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is set to return from his ankle injury that landed him on IR. Patrick has been solid for the Broncos in Jeudy's absence, but he will be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups once Jeudy takes the field. Up next for the Broncos is a matchup against Washington in Week 8.
Oct 22, 2021 10:09 PM EST
Patrick hauled in three of five targets for 42 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 34-24 loss to the Raiders.
Analysis: The Broncos responded to the Raiders' opening-drive touchdown with a TD of their own, a 23-yard connection between Teddy Bridgewater and Patrick. Otherwise, Patrick didn't do much in this contest, ranking far behind Courtland Sutton (14) and Noah Fant (11) in terms of targets. In fact, reserves Kendall Hinton and Eric Saubert matched Patrick's target total. At the end his final reception midway through the fourth quarter, Patrick crashed into his own sideline and had his left knee examined, per Andrew Mason of TheDNVR.com. Patrick was able to return on the team's next possession, but it'll be interesting to see if his practice reps are at all limited with Denver facing a short week to prepare for Thursday's visit to Cleveland.
Oct 17, 2021 5:07 PM EST
Patrick caught seven of nine targets for 89 yards in Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Courtland Sutton (ankle) stole the show offensively, but Patrick quietly churned out another solid performance as the Broncos' second starting wideout. The 27-year-old has done a good job filling in for the injured Jerry Jeudy (ankle) through five games, posting 22 receptions, 302 yards and two scores over that span. Patrick will receive another start while Jeudy remains on IR for at least another week.
Oct 10, 2021 5:14 PM EST
Patrick caught three of six targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 23-7 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Patrick's strong start to the year came to a halt in Week 4, as the wideout was unable to make the most out of the six targets he saw come his way. Patrick was held out of the end zone for the second straight week after hitting pay dirt in the first two games of the season. With that said, the 27-year-old has found himself in a prime spot to be real contributor for the Broncos' offense, as injuries have forced him into the starting lineup. Fantasy managers should expect Patrick to continue to be a key part of Denver's offense working alongside Courtland Sutton. The veteran will get the chance to bounce back in a Week 5 matchup against the Steelers, a contest that may include Drew Lock at the helm if Teddy Bridgewater is forced to miss time with a concussion.
Oct 4, 2021 5:11 AM EST
With KJ Hamler (knee) out for the season, Patrick and Courtland Sutton will be Denver's top wideouts until Jerry Jeudy (ankle) returns from injured reserve, Aric DiLalla of the team's official website reports.
Analysis: Jeudy is eligible to return as soon as Week 4 but may need more time to recover from a high ankle sprain. While Patrick eventually will face demotion to the No. 3 role, he's again done well with modest volume, catching 12 of 13 targets for 174 yards and two touchdowns on 73.3 percent snap share through three games. He does get a suboptimal matchup this weekend, facing a Baltimore defense that has two of the league's more physically imposing cornerbacks in Marlon Humphrey (6-0) and Jimmy Smith (6-2).
Sep 29, 2021 11:42 AM EST
Patrick recorded five receptions on five targets for 98 yards in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Patrick flipped roles with Courtland Sutton, with Patrick serving as the primary deep threat in Week 3. He connected with Teddy Bridgewater for gains of 31, 27 and 24 yards, which accounted for the majority of his production. Patrick was held back from more significant volume by game script as Bridgewater attempted only 25 passes throughout the contest. The Broncos may be forced to the air more in a Week 4 matchup against Tennessee, and Patrick should carry a significant role in the offense so long as Jerry Jeudy (ankle) is sidelined.
Sep 26, 2021 9:39 PM EST
Patrick (hip) was a full participant in practice Friday and is expected to play Sunday against the Jets, Zac Stevens of DNVR Sports reports.
Analysis: Patrick started the week with a pair of limited sessions but was cleared for a full practice Friday and should subsequently suit up without limitations come Sunday. He has opened the season on a two-game touchdown streak and has a nice opportunity to extend that streak in Denver's home opener against New York's inexperienced secondary.
Sep 24, 2021 12:46 PM EST
Patrick (hip) is slated to practice in a limited capacity Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: Denver will put a cap on Patrick's practice reps for the second straight day, but so long as he upgrades to full activity Friday, he should enter Sunday's game against the Jets minus an injury designation. After fellow wideout Jerry Jeudy (ankle) was placed on injured reserve ahead of last week's victory over the Jaguars, Patrick didn't see much of a spike his usage or volume. He played 73 percent of offensive snaps and delivered a 3-37-1 line on four targets Week 2, compared to a 70 percent snap share and a 4-39-1 line on four targets in the season-opening win over the Giants.
Sep 23, 2021 11:07 AM EST
Patrick (hip) will be limited in Wednesday's practice, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Patrick will have two more opportunities to ramp up his practice level ahead of Sunday's contest against the Jets. Last weekend versus the Jaguars he managed three catches for 37 yards and a touchdown on four targets, while operating as the No. 2 wideout behind Courtland Sutton (12-159-0). With Jerry Jeudy (ankle) still on IR, the 27-year-old is primed to once again handle an increased role Week 3, though his hip injury will warrant monitoring.
Sep 22, 2021 12:05 PM EST
Patrick secured three of four targets for 37 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 23-13 win over the Jaguars.
Analysis: With fellow wideout Jerry Jeudy placed on IR with a high ankle sprain, Patrick stepped in and played on 74 percent of Denver's offensive snaps in Week 2. The receiver's score was his second of the season, and it's clear that Teddy Bridgewater is building a strong chemistry with the veteran. Going forward, it is plausible to think that Patrick can continue to be an important part of the Broncos' passing attack, in turn making him an intriguing option in fantasy lineups while Jeudy misses time. The 27-year-old has the chance to build off this early season momentum when the Broncos host the struggling Jets in Week 3.
Sep 20, 2021 9:15 PM EST
Patrick secured all four of his targets for 39 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Giants.
Analysis: After a 2020 season with zero drops, Patrick picked up where he left off, catching every pass that Teddy Bridgewater threw his way. The 27-year-old wideout was tied for third in targets with KJ Hamler, behind only Noah Fant and Jerry Jeudy. Jeudy left the contest early with a high ankle sprain, which will more than likely sideline the wide receiver for multiple weeks. In his absence, Patrick figures to benefit as a trusted playmaker in the passing game. The 6-foot-4, 212-pounder will have the chance to show what he can do in a more prominent role when the Broncos visit the Jaguars in Week 2.
Sep 13, 2021 6:56 AM EST
Patrick (groin) returned to practice Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: In and out of practice for the past few weeks, Patrick seems to be falling behind KJ Hamler, who caught two passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason opener against Minnesota. The two wide receivers are competing for the No. 3 role, though both are talented enough to earn some snaps from the fourth spot on the depth chart.
Aug 18, 2021 8:03 AM EST
Patrick (groin) only participated in the walk-through portion of Tuesday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: Patrick has been in and out of practice since the first week of training camp, seemingly due to the same lingering groin/thigh injury. He didn't play in the preseason opener, in which KJ Hamler scored an 80-yard touchdown. Hamler and Patrick are believed to be competing for the No. 3 receiver job behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy.
Aug 17, 2021 12:27 PM EST
Patrick (groin) returned to practice Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Minor injuries have cost Patrick some practice time this summer, but he'll still have his shot to compete with KJ Hamler for the third spot at wide receiver. The Broncos open their preseason Saturday against the Vikings, and while Patrick won't necessarily play in that game, he seems to be on track for the second or third week of the exhibition slate.
Aug 11, 2021 1:19 PM EST
Patrick (groin) was held out of practice Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: Patrick continues to miss practice due to a groin issue that Coach Vic Fangio asserts is nothing serious, according to Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com. Denver's coaching staff is taking a cautious approach with the fourth-year wideout after he nursed a hamstring injury earlier in the offseason. In the wake of a knee injury suffered by fellow receiver Courtland Sutton in 2020, Patrick saw his opportunity grow, and amassed 742 yards and six touchdowns on 51 catches. The 2017 undrafted free agent enters the 2021 season in a competition for the No. 3 wide receiver spot with KJ Hamler. However, Sutton's return to a talented group of pass catchers including Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant will likely limit Patrick's target share in the Denver offense. Nonetheless, Patrick's availability in Denver's first preseason game against Minnesota on Aug. 14 should shed some light on the severity of his injury.
Aug 11, 2021 7:35 AM EST
Patrick (groin) was unable to practice Sunday, George Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports.
Analysis: Patrick missed practice Friday with what was deemed to be leg soreness, and after returning Saturday, he was right back on the sidelines Sunday. The wide receiver's participation, or lack thereof, in Denver's Aug. 14 preseason opener against the Vikings should provide a more definitive assessment of his health. Patrick will look to return to practice this week ahead of the preseason opener.
Aug 8, 2021 8:22 PM EST
Patrick (leg) returned to practice over the weekend, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official website reports.
Analysis: Patrick was held out Friday with a sore leg but apparently didn't miss much time. He's competing with KJ Hamler (reserve/COVID-19) for the No. 3 receiver job, though the loser of the battle also figures to have a role of some sort in the Denver offense.
Aug 3, 2021 12:40 PM EST
Patrick was held out of Friday's practice to rest a sore leg, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Analysis: It's unclear if this is related to the hamstring injury that caused Patrick to miss a few days of OTAs in early June. At the time, coach Vic Fangio said the hamstring injury was "very, very minor," and there was no report of Patrick being limited earlier this week at the start of training camp. He's likely competing with KJ Hamler for the No. 3 receiver role, but both figure to get some snaps and targets even if Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy also stay healthy.
Jul 30, 2021 10:44 AM EST
Patrick (hamstring) has been participating in training camp practices, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: A minor hamstring issue cropped up for Patrick during last month's OTAs, but he's back out there, competing for slotting in a Denver wideout corps that welcomes back top option Courtland Sutton (knee). With Sutton and Jerry Jeudy atop the team's depth chart, Patrick figures to compete this summer with KJ Hamler for Denver's No. 3 WR spot.
Jul 29, 2021 9:55 AM EST
Head coach Vic Fangio indicated after Monday's OTA that Patrick sat with a "very, 'very slight hamstring" injury, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Analysis: Fangio noted that he probably could have practiced, so this was likely a case of the team just taking precautions to ensure nothing more becomes of the issue. Barring a setback of some kind he could be back on the field for one of the upcoming OTA sessions.
Jun 7, 2021 10:41 AM EST
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