Cordarrelle Patterson explodes for 258 all-purpose yards, fantasy stock rising

Larry French

The electric rookie receiver gave the Minnesota Vikings their longest play of the game on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson erupted versus the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. The speedy receiver could not be slowed down by snowy conditions as the Vikings wisely did everything they could to get the ball into Patterson's hands in space.

Patterson routinely ripped off big chunks of yardage on screens and in the return game, and no play was bigger than a go-ahead 79-yard touchdown on a screen pass with 45 seconds left in the game. Patterson finished with five catches for a career-high 141 yards and the score. He also chipped-in 111 return yards and six rush yards to finish the afternoon with a whopping 258 all-purpose yards.

Fantasy Spin: There aren't many hotter commodities in dynasty leagues than Patterson, and he is certainly the fastest growing. Patterson has now found the end zone in back to back weeks, and made his best case yet to earn more snaps on offense. Versus a susceptible Philadelphia Eagles secondary in Week 15, Patterson presents value as a flex option with upside that is through the roof.

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