5 Atlanta Falcons you should draft on your fantasy team this season
By Nick Halden
2. Cordarrelle Patterson
Following not that far behind Kyle Pitts should be Atlanta Falcons utility man Cordarrelle Patterson. Coming off of a breakout season Patterson should be drafted with a measured approach. The Falcons’ offense was simple last season, Cordarrelle Patterson was making plays or the Falcons were failing to consistently move the football.
While some slight regression should be expected Patterson still carries a lot of value as a second or third option on a team. His value comes in the fact he is going to score the football consistently and brings value as a receiver and a running back.
Patterson finished last season with 618-rushing yards and 11-total touchdowns. While his utility value on the field doesn’t fully translate onto fantasy rosters Cordarrelle is still a valuable addition in the right spot in the draft.
Despite Atlanta’s increase of talent and downgrade at quarterback Patterson’s production should remain close to the same level as last season with very slight regression. His game doesn’t rely on anyone around him he simply needs the football in his hands to make people miss and create a play out of thin air.