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.
Patterson (head) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Patterson was limited in Thursday's practice due to a head injury, but he now looks back to full health. He's on track to fill his usual duties on the Bears' kick-return unit and as a depth wideout during Sunday's tilt with the Packers.
Patterson was limited in Thursday's practice with a head injury.
Patterson was not listed on Wednesday's injury report, and if he was able to participate in practice, the injury is most likely minor. Nevertheless, his status after Friday's session will be telling.
Patterson caught one pass for 33 yards in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday.
Patterson also lost five yards on his lone rushing attempt, but his 33-yard reception came on a critical third-and-long, and he extended a drive that led to a Chicago score that helped the Bears toward a victory. This was just the second time since Week 2 that he's posted more than 20 yards in a game, and his low-volume role in the offense makes him a weak fantasy option.
Patterson caught a five-yard pass on his only target and added 34 yards on two kick returns during Sunday's 22-14 loss to Philadelphia.
Patterson is among the league's best kick returners, ranking first in the NFL with 451 return yards and second with 30.1 yards per kick return, but that explosiveness hasn't translated to the offense. Patterson is averaging just one catch per game and 4.9 yards per catch. The Bears' passing attack, in general, has been weak due to the regression of Mitchell Trubisky and it's difficult to imagine Patterson's talents as a returner transferring over to offense at this point in his career, even Sunday against Detroit's 30th-ranked pass defense.
Patterson rushed one time for five yards and caught two passes for one yard in the Bears' 17-16 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.
Patterson had both a rushing attempt and a target inside the 10-yard line, but he was unable to convert either opportunity into a score. This was the second time this season that he surpassed 20 yards, and aside from leagues that award points for return yardage, he's a weak fantasy option.
Patterson caught two passes for 21 yards and returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the Bears' 36-25 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
Patterson continues to see sporadic work in the offense, but his main contribution to the Bears was his touchdown on a kickoff return that gave Chicago a chance to compete before the game got entirely out of hand. He's averaging fewer than 14 yards per game, and his fantasy value lies typically in leagues that award points for return yardage.
Patterson rushed two times for four yards in Chicago's 16-6 win over the Vikings on Sunday.
The Bears stubbornly chose to run Patterson up the middle on a third-down and short yardage for the third time this season, and on each occasion he was tackled short of the sticks. Although he's been given touches in each game, the Chicago coaching staff has rarely set him up to take advantage of his blazing speed. His lack of touches makes him a fantasy nonfactor unless the Bears suffer injuries at the skill positions.
Patterson (triceps) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Patterson has successfully shaken his triceps injury and appears set for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Vikings. The veteran has seen usage as both a runner and receiver in Chicago's offense, though he's averaging less than four touches per game. It's likely that Patterson will do most of his damage as a kick returner Week 4.
Patterson was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a triceps injury, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Patterson had four rushes for 14 yards and a six-yard catch in Monday's win over the Redskins, but he apparently sustained the injury at some point. The 28-year-old has played 44 offensive snaps through three games and figures to be questionable for Week 4 unless he returns to full participation over the next couple days.
Patterson rushed four times for 14 yards along with having a six-yard reception in Chicago's 31-15 win over Washington on Monday.
Patterson now has nine touches on the season, and he's being used as both a runner and receiver. However, aside from one big run in Week 2, he has a very low weekly scoring floor.
Patterson had two carries for 50 yards in Chicago's 16-14 win over the Broncos on Sunday.
Patterson played very sparingly, but his 46-yard scamper set the bears up for their only touchdown of the day. He'll be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups going forward, since his lack of regular snaps makes him entirely dependent upon big plays for production.
Patterson caught one pass for three yards while losing two yards on his lone carry in Chicago's 10-3 loss to Green Bay on Thursday.
Patterson was the only running back on the field on a third down and short, and surprisingly, he was given the ball on an inside run, which is not considered to be his area of strength. He also was used in three-receiver packages when the Bears were trying to mount a late comeback, but his opportunities turned into very little production. It's unlikely he sees enough regular touches to be a serious fantasy factor as the season goes on, though he'll have elevated fantasy value in leagues that include points for kick-return yardage.
Patterson isn't expected to suit up for Friday's preseason contest against the Giants.
Patterson will miss his second consecutive exhibition match, joining the rest of Chicago's starting receivers on the bench. Coach Matt Nagy appears to be taking a cautious approach to the health of his key players, so it wouldn't be surprising if Patterson were kept on ice until the regular season. The 28-year-old appears on track to serve as the Bears' primary kick returner and No. 4 receiver.
Patterson was inactive for the Bears' preseason opener against the Panthers on Thursday.
Patterson's expected to serve as the team's No. 4 receiver in addition to being a kick returner. When on the field, he may not see many touches, but he'll likely be used on jet sweeps and other plays that showcase his speed as both a weapon and a decoy. He's going undrafted in many fantasy leagues, but in leagues that award points for return yardage, he'll provide added value.
Patterson finalized a two-year, $10 million contract with the Bears, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.
It's really a one-year commitment, devoid of any guarantees beyond 2019. The Bears likely will deploy Patterson as their No. 4 wide receiver and kickoff return specialist in his age-28 season, with the potential to get him some carries on jet sweeps or even out of the backfield. He displayed impressive versatility with New England in 2018, spending a few weeks in the backfield when the team was hit by injuries.
|Career Receiving Stats|
|Career Rushing Stats|
|Career Kick Return Stats|
|Career Punt Return Stats|