Just imagine the plays Matt Nagy has already drawn up for Cordarrelle Patterson, who’ll likely see time on offense as a receiver, runner and perhaps even a passer when the regular season opens on Sept. 5. Patterson will also handle kickoff returns.
“He came in as strictly a wide receiver and obviously was a little bit smaller at the time, but he found his own niche,” Nagy said last week.
Nagy said the team has some plans for Patterson with what the Bears want to do, and Patterson said he's role's been expanded. Nagy added he's proud of Patterson and the fact of what he’s done coming into this camp and digesting the playbook, whether that’s a wide receiver or in the backfield.
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.