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Cordarrelle Patterson INACTIVE for Week 11 Thursday Night Football

We break down the news that Cordarrelle Patterson is dealing with an ankle injury, and what it means for Week 11.

Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (84) runs New Orleans Saints during the first quarter at the Caesars Superdome.  Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Gameday update: Patterson is officially INACTIVE for TNF vs. the Patriots.

Wednesday PM update: Patterson is officially listed as questionable for Thursday Night Football.

Wednesday update: Head coach Arthur Smith tells reporters on Wednesday that Cordarrelle Patterson will be a game-time decision for Thursday Night Football, per D. Orlando Ledbetter. Patterson has been able to get in limited practices this week, so there is a chance he suits up.

Tuesday update: Patterson was limited in Tuesday’s practice, signaling the running back could still have a chance to suit up Thursday against the Patriots. He’ll likely end up being a game-time decision if he logs another limited session Wednesday.

Atlanta Falcons running back slash wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is dealing with an ankle injury, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Pelissero says his sources don’t sound optimistic about Patterson’s chances to play on Thursday against the Patriots and that Week 12 is possibly in doubt.

Patterson didn’t play in the fourth quarter, but the team was getting blown out, which is the reason head coach gave for Patterson’s absence. He’ll have to reveal the true nature of an injury if Patterson misses any practice this week, which it appears he will.

Fantasy football implications

If Patterson is out for this game, there was a changing of the guard as far as the backup running back in Week 10. Mike Davis was relegated to RB3 duties, while Wayne Gallman took over early down rushing attempts with 15 carries in their loss to the Dallas Cowboys. It appears that Gallman is the back to grab off of waivers this week.