As we inch toward the new season, the ever-changing NFL landscape has player fantasy values constantly on the move. Whether you’re used to the dynasty platform or are still learning the dynasty rules, let’s dive into the latest dynasty value of Cordarrelle Patterson.
Cordarrelle Patterson’s Dynasty Outlook and Value
What do we do with Patterson? Players like him are extremely rare and make evaluating his fantasy value extremely difficult.
Patterson had his breakout season at 30 years old. That never happens. Then, at 31, Patterson posted another productive season, averaging 11.9 ppg. Now, he’s entering his age-32 campaign after having lost his lead job to a rookie down the stretch.
I do think Patterson can still play and be productive. But more recently, he’s become a pure runner. It’s an interesting (and strange) shift in usage for a former wide receiver.
Patterson saw a 13.3% target share in 2021. That dropped to 9.7% in 2022. After catching 52 passes for 548 yards in 2021, Patterson caught just 21 passes for 122 yards in 13 games last year.
In 2021, Patterson ran for six touchdowns and caught five more. In 2022, he ran for eight scores but didn’t have a single one through the air. Either way, Patterson overperformed his expected TD total on a bad offense.
Cordarrelle Patterson’s Fantasy Ranking
Patterson has one year left on his deal with the Falcons. They could potentially release him this offseason with a $3.75 million dead cap hit. That’s definitely something they could stomach.
If Atlanta hangs onto Patterson, he’ll either serve as Tyler Allgeier’s backup if they maintain the status quo or fall to third string if they draft or sign another quality RB. In either scenario, Patterson’s 2023 fantasy value is tenuous, at best.
Then there’s the matter of his long-term value. There’s almost no chance Patterson will be back with the Falcons in 2024, and there’s no guarantee he’ll still be an NFL player. Patterson will be 33 years old at that point.
We currently have Patterson at RB45 (No. 141 overall) in our dynasty Superflex rankings.
Patterson’s story has been a really awesome one. It’s something we may never see again. But he had his run. Now, it’s over. I have little interest in Patterson in dynasty. I would not look to acquire him regardless of my team’s status. And if I have him, I’d move him for whatever I could get. He is not someone I’m targeting in dynasty startup drafts.
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