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News: 18 hours agoPatterson rushed eight times for 43 yards during Sunday's 24-15 win over the Saints. He also returned two kickoffs for 43 yards.
Spin: Patterson's eight touches were his most since Week 7, when he rushed 10 times for 56 yards with Bijan Robinson limited by an illness. The veteran was on the field for only 16 offensive snaps Sunday, which makes his modest production even more impressive. The majority of Patterson's production came in the second quarter, as he finished the period with four carries for 32 yards. The Falcons rushed 41 times compared to just 21 pass attempts, and Patterson was third in rushing attempts behind Robinson (16) and Tyler Allgeier (10). While it was encouraging to see Patterson more involved offensively, his fantasy value remains limited as long as Robinson and Allgeier are healthy.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Patterson was one of the surprising breakout players in fantasy back in 2021 (ninth at RB in fantasy points), but the versatile veteran came back to earth a bit last season. He maintained a respectable role in the running game (11.1 carries per game), but saw his targets plummet from 68 in 2021 (sixth most among RBs) to 31 in 2022 (43rd). The 32-year-old's fantasy value was bailed out by eight TDs (all rushing), though he played a reduced role down the stretch as the team put more on the plate of then-rookie Tyler Allgeier. With rookie Bijan Robinson taking over as Altanta's feature back (and Allgeier also in the mix), Patterson will be limited to no more than the occassional touch and is no longer a fantasy option.