Patterson carried four times for 13 yards in Chicago's 30-26 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Even though the Bears were trailing this game by 16 points early in the second half, Patterson wasn't targeted, though he was used to occasionally spell David Montgomery out of the backfield. With Tarik Cohen potentially missing time with a possible knee injury, Patterson could see a slight increase in his workload. He's currently averaging 27 combined yards per game, so it's possible that he emerges as a potential flex option.
Patterson rushed seven times for 25 yards while catching two passes for eight yards in Chicago's 17-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday.
Patterson saw extra work as a runner while David Montgomery sat out a short time while dealing with a neck injury, but Patterson was also used in a change-of-pace role in the backfield. However, with the team not showing much creativity in utilizing his electrifying speed, he's been unable to make a fantasy impact with the touches he's received since joining the team in 2019. Aside from leagues that award points for return yardage, he's a low-floor fantasy option with minimal upside.
Patterson carried four times for 19 yards while catching his only target for an additional 12 yards in the Bears' 27-23 win over the Lions on Sunday.
Patterson served as a rotational player, and he provided Chicago with a pair of plays that gained at least 12 yards each. It's unlikely that he sees enough regular work to make him a weekly lineup consideration in most fantasy leagues.
Patterson (knee) is active for Sunday's game in Detroit.
Despite carrying a questionable tag into the weekend, Patterson never looked at any real risk of missing the season opener after he turned in full practice showings Thursday and Friday. Patterson will serve as a depth option at receiver Sunday while also potentially receiving a carry or two on change-of-direction play calls.
Patterson (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Lions, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
His versatility and return skills are an asset to the Bears, but with running back David Montgomery (groin) also in line to play in Week 1, Patterson, who can take snaps out of the backfield in a pinch, doesn't have a clear path to a high volume of touches.
Patterson (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Patterson kicked off the week as a limited participant in practice, but he's now logged back-to-back sessions without restrictions. The 29-year-old kick returner and depth wideout is trending in the right direction for Week 1.
Patterson (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
A limited participant in Wednesday's session, Patterson's advancement to full work a day later clears the way for him to suit up in Sunday's season opener at Detroit. For the second straight year, the 29-year-old is slated to serve as Chicago's top kickoff returner while also providing depth at receiver.
Patterson was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury.
Patterson's knee injury is a new development, but that he was at least able to put forth a limited practice session bodes well for his chances of suiting up versus Detroit on Sunday. Top running back David Montgomery (groin) was also limited to start the week, and he can't be considered a lock for the season-opener even if he is trending in the right direction. If Montgomery were to miss Week 1, Patterson could be an option to handle some snaps out of the backfield in addition to his usual role at wide receiver.
Patterson could get some work in the backfield if David Montgomery (groin) misses games, but Patterson has shown a tendency to bounce runs outside and doesn't have much experience with pass blocking, according to Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune.
The Bears are light on backfield depth, with the other options being passing-down specialist Tarik Cohen, special teams player Ryan Nall and undrafted rookie Artavis Pierce. Biggs identifies Pierce as being the closest to a traditional running back, while the other three guys appear more specialized. Long story short, Patterson has a shot to get some backfield snaps, but he isn't likely to take a large number of carries Week 1 against Detroit.
Patterson has been in running back meetings and may be in line to see an increase on the 17 rushing attempts he had in 2019, reports Cam Ellis of NBCsports.com.
When the Bears signed Patterson in 2018, coach Matt Nagy had creative plays drawn up to utilize Patterson's electrifying speed, but instead, he used him infrequently and on very unimaginative play calls. During his lone year in New England in 2017, he carried the ball 42 times and generated 5.4 yards per carry, so Patterson has shown the ability to have success on the ground. Regardless, he's unlikely to see the type of volume to make him worthy of a draft pick -- aside from leagues that award points for return yardage -- but with Chicago having a razor-thin depth chart at running back, he could be a player to watch on the wavier wire should the team suffer injuries in its backfield.
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.
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