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Cordarrelle Patterson Fantasy Outlook Clouded by Injury Update in Week 12

Max Staley
Cordarrelle Patterson fantasy outlook clouded by Week 12 injury update.
Cordarrelle Patterson fantasy outlook clouded by Week 12 injury update. / Jonathan Bachman/GettyImages

Updated (Sunday, Nov. 28, 11:50 a.m. EST): Cordarrelle Patterson is officially active for Week 12. He should be viewed as a solid RB2 against the Jaguars.

Cordarrelle Patterson has been one of the biggest surprises of the 2021 fantasy football season. But his breakout campaign hit a speed bump in Week 10, as he left with an ankle injury after just 15 snaps. The same issue caused him to miss the team's Week 11 game as well.

Unfortunately, that ankle still hasn't cleared up, and Patterson is going to be a game-time decision for Atlanta's NFL Week 12 clash with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Cordarrelle Patterson Fantasy

Patterson is reportedly feeling better than he did last week, giving him a legit shot of playing. If he does, he'd be a legit RB2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags are a better run defense than advertised, sitting No. 5 in rush defense DVOA, but Atlanta is a 2-point favorite, so he could be in line for a big workload if the Falcons are playing from ahead.

Mike Davis Fantasy Outlook

If Patterson doesn't play, Mike Davis would be the primary beneficiary. Still, don't get too excited. Even with Patterson in and out of the lineup over the past two weeks, Davis has only turned 7 carries into 19 rushing yards, adding 3 receptions for 20 yards.

He'd be a desperation FLEX play if Patterson sits.

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