Patterson was on the field for 12 of the Patriots' 66 snaps on offense in Sunday's 34-10 loss to the Titans. The versatile wideout's profile in the Patriots offense was predictably reduced Week 10 due to the return to action of running back Sony Michel (knee). Patterson did end up with four carries for 11 yards Sunday, but as long as Michel is healthy enough to head the New England backfield, Patterson will be largely off the fantasy radar in his complementary WR/RB role.
With Sony Michel (knee) back in action, Patterson is in line to resume his normal reserve wideout/return duties Sunday against the Titans. The versatile wideout helped fill in for Michel out of the New England backfield over the last couple of weeks, but as long as Michel avoids any in-game setbacks, Patterson's workload will dip in Week 10. Patterson remains dangerous in the return game and capable of breaking off the occasional big play when the coaching staff finds ways to get the ball into his hands, but he's a fantasy roll of the dice in his standard role, which he'll return to Sunday.
Patterson (neck) does not carry a Week 10 injury designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Titans. After being limited Wednesday and Thursday, both Patterson and Julian Edelman (ankle) were removed from the team's injury report Friday. The Patriots thus list six players as questionable this week (a modest total by their standards) in a game that will feature a coaching matchup between Bill Belichick and one of his former players, Mike Vrabel. With Patterson's availability in no doubt, the versatile wideout's Week 10 fantasy prospects now hinge on the status of RB Sony Michel (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game. If Michel ends up being made inactive, Patterson would once again be a candidate to see added snaps out of the Patriots backfield, while James White would maintain his high volume change-of-pace/pass-catching duties.
Patterson (neck) was listed as limited at Wednesday's walk-through practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Patterson ended up taking a questionable tag into Sunday's 31-17 win over the Packers after being added to the Patriots' injury report last Friday with the neck issue. He nonetheless suited up and carried the ball 11 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in the victory. Rather than his own health, the versatile wideout's Week 10 fantasy prospects now hinge on the availability of Sony Michel (knee). At this stage, Michel is trending toward a return to action against the Titans. In such a scenario, Patterson would revert to his normal duties, which lead to occasional big plays but sporadic touches on offense.
Patterson carried the ball 11 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Packers. He added seven yards on his lone reception. Sony Michel (knee) wasn't able to suit up, allowing Patterson to receive double-digit carries for the second consecutive week. The former wide receiver has adapted well to his new role, averaging 4.7 yards per carry over the last two games without coughing up a fumble. If Michel is unable to go against the Titans on Sunday, expect Patterson to fill his between-the-tackles role while James White handles the bulk of receiving duties out of the backfield.
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