Viewed as a perennial disappointment, Cordarrelle Patterson brings his unique but underachieving skill back to Chicago. Patterson has yet to get more than 63 touches in a single season, and until it looks like that changes, Fantasy managers should ignore him.
Patterson (concussion) suited up for the NFC squad in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, finishing with one tackle. Patterson rebounded from a Week 17 concussion to represent the Bears in the all-star game. He was selected as a return specialist for a contest that doesn't use kickoffs to begin drives, so the tackle was his lone contribution. Patterson is signed with the Bears through 2020, but the team can free up $5.25 million in cap space if he's cut during the offseason, per OvertheCap.com.
Patterson didn't return to the Week 17 game against the Vikings after sustaining a concussion, and he finished the season with 16 carries for 103 yards and 11 receptions for 83 yards. Patterson averaged fewer than three offensive touches per game, and as he enters the last year of his contract with the Bears in 2020, his fantasy value will mostly be limited to leagues that award yardage for kickoff returns.
Patterson left Sunday's game against the Vikings and is being evaluated for a concussion. As evidenced by this news, Patterson will now enter the league's concussion protocol and need to be cleared by an independent neurologist in order to return. As long as the veteran is sidelined, Anthony Miller will likely take over kick return duties.
Patterson had a 16-yard run and a five-yard reception in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. Patterson has had three or fewer touches in all but one game this season, and he won't be a recommended fantasy option in Week 17 against the Vikings.
Patterson caught one pass for six yards in Chicago's 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday. Patterson has been held to fewer than 25 yards in all but two games this season, and he won't be a recommended fantasy option in a Week 16 home contest against the Chiefs.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||New York Giants||29||26.00|
|5||10/09||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|7||10/27||@Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|8||11/01||New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|12||11/30||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|17||01/03||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|3 Year Avg||29||21||213||1||9||10.14||48|