News: 2 days agoPatterson played but didn't get any touches in Friday's 27-23 preseason win over the Lions.
Spin: Patterson was on the field for Atlanta's opening snap on offense, but he never got his number called during his brief appearance. The utility tailback should garner more work in the Falcons' next preseason game versus the Jets.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Patterson re-signed with Atlanta after a breakout 2021 campaign in which he ranked no lower than sixth among RBs in targets, receptions and receiving yards, while also finishing 14th in scrimmage yards (1,166) and seventh in TDs (11). Patterson was limited as a rusher, however, and didn't hold up for the entire season. In fact, he was seventh among RBs in fantasy points through Week 14, but failed to deliver a top-30 outing over the final four weeks. Now 31 years old, Patterson figures to remain in a time-share, though Atlanta's lack of offensive playmakers may again force him into a sizable role. He's best viewed as a flex option.