Patterson wrapped up his 2017 campaign with 31 catches (on 42 targets) for 309 yards to go along with 13 carries for 121 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games. Patterson, who was limited by a minor hip injury throughout the last two weeks of the season, failed to record a single touchdown catch in his first campaign as a Raider. The 2013 first-rounder remained behind Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree and even Seth Roberts on the depth chart at wide receiver, though Patterson also added 538 kick return yards and an average of 9.3 yards per carry. He's under contract through 2018, but the Raiders' offense could be shaken up after the firing of head coach Jack Del Rio.
Patterson (hip) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chargers after practicing fully Friday. With fellow wideout Amari Cooper (ankle) back in the mix, Patterson's path to targets is muddled heading into Week 17, making him a fantasy dart in the Raiders' season finale.
Patterson (hip) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Patterson landed on last week's injury report with the same hip injury and ended up catching one of two targets for seven yards in Monday's 19-10 loss to the Eagles. His decreased role seemingly was a result of Amari Cooper's (ankle) return to the lineup, rather than as a byproduct of the hip injury.
Patterson caught one pass for seven yards on two targets in Monday's 19-10 loss to the Eagles. Patterson, who had averaged nearly 34 offensive snaps per game in the Raiders' previous five contests, logged just 13 snaps in Week 16 with the rest of the team's receiving corps back to full strength. His opportunities could be limited once again in Week 17 during the regular-season finale against an impressive Chargers pass defense.
Patterson (hip) was not assigned an injury designation for Monday's game against the Eagles after being listed as a full practice participant Saturday. It looks like there's a pretty solid chance that fellow wideout Amari Cooper (ankle) will return to action in Week 16, which could limit Patterson's opportunities in the Oakland offense Monday. Alternatively, if Cooper ends up being a surprise scratch in advance of the contest, Patterson could serve as a decent last-minute replacement.
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