The receiver/running back/kick returner left Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium with a knee injury, the Patriots announced. It’s unclear when Patterson, who returned a kickoff to start the second half, suffered the injury.
Patterson later returned to the Patriots sideline, but did not reenter the game. As the story said, with Josh Gordon suspended, the Pats can't afford to lose Patterson.
NE WR Cordarrelle Patterson - Week 19 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 19 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers go west to east for the second consecutive week to take on the Patriots in New England with a trip to the AFC Championship game on the line. New England is a shrinking four-point favorite with a middle-of-the-pack implied team total of 25.5 points. The Chargers rank top five in aFPA to QBs, which makes Tom Brady a very risky option in the divisional round. Even though the Chargers rank top five in aFPA to WRs as well, Julian Edelman should still work as the primary pass catcher this week, making him an elite WR option. However, no other Patriots pass catcher can be ranked as more than a contrarian dart throw this week.