Quinton Patton will compete for a starting job with the 49ers this year, and we hope an increased role will help his Fantasy value in 2016. He finally played a full year in 2015 and had 30 catches for 394 yards and one touchdown. He will definitely be a key member of San Francisco's passing game, but we don't expect a huge increase in production, even if he starts. Keep an eye on his role in training camp, but Patton is not worth drafting in the majority of leagues.
Patton is the early favorite to win a starting receiver role, CSN Bay Area reports. Patton hasn't done a whole lot in his three seasons with the 49ers, but he is the defacto favorite to win a starting role alongside Torrey Smith due to a crop of young and unproven receivers behind him. This is by no means a final decision and things could change when training camp opens and the preseason begins.
Patton finished the year with 394 yards and one touchdown. Patton never broke out in 2015, but he saw expanded usage in the season's final four weeks. During that span, he averaged 14.4 yards per catch. Again, nothing he did screams "player to watch" heading into next season, but there could be an opportunity for the third-year wideout with veteran Anquan Boldin heading for free agency.
Patton turned his team-high nine targets into 46 yards on five catches in Sunday's loss to the Browns. Surprisingly, Patton led the team in targets over veterans Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith. Despite the increase in targets, he still turned in a fairly pedestrian fantasy performance. As the third receiver in an inconsistent offense, Patton doesn't bring much to the table.
Patton hauled in two of his three targets for 38 yards and a touchdown. Patton took advantage of Bruce Ellington (calf) being ruled out Sunday, which made him the de facto slot receiver. Even if Ellington isn't ready for Thursday's game against Seattle, the 49ers' air attack is too unpredictable to rely on their slot receiver in fantasy.
49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton (concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Giants. Patton is coming off a two-catch, 53-yard effort in Week 4, but given that he's behind Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith in the 49ers' wideout pecking order, he's a speculative this week.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|7||10/23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|9||11/06||New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|11||11/20||New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|14||12/11||New York Jets||19||22.75|
|16||12/24||@Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|3 Year Avg||23||12||157||0||6||13.08||16|