After recording double-digit fantasy points only once in the last three weeks for the Atlanta Falcons, Cordarrelle Patterson is a great bet to bounce back strong against a porous Detroit Lions defense on Sunday.
Fantasy Football analysis: Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson
Despite hitting a snag recently, the Swiss army knife that is Patterson has undoubtedly having the best individual season of his nine-year career. He’s eclipsed over 500 yards rushing, to go along with over 500 yards receiving, and has 13.9 total touches in the perplexing Atlanta offense.
As the overall RB7, Patterson’s 10 total touchdowns are the fifth-most among all fantasy football running backs. and there’s really no reason why he can’t be a true difference-maker in fantasy playoff matchups in Week 16. Detroit recently allowed the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals to post over 100 rushing yards.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Patterson should have significant volume as a runner and pass catcher, regardless of how this game fares. Start him as a reliable RB2.