With the Minnesota Vikings recent addition of Norv Turner, we’re going to take a look at one of the many undervalued offensive weapons in this new scheme that could be fantasy gold. Although Cordarelle Patterson came out of the 2013 draft as a very raw talent, he came into his own by season’s end. Patterson was the best fantasy wideout for the last four weeks of the fantasy season.
Patterson can produce in all aspects of the game. He became the first person in NFL history to have a 100 yard touchdown, a 75 yard touchdown, and a 50 yard rushing touchdown all in the same season. If that doesn’t scream versatility I don’t know what does! I have yet to see him go earlier than the middle of the 7th round in mock drafts which puts him in prime sleeper territory.
Now that we have a little bit of information on Patterson, let’s take a look at how the addition of Norv Turner could help his production this season. Below are two charts highlighting the wideouts Norv had, and their production before and after he arrived.
As seen above, the Norv Turner trend states that his recent addition will give the boost needed for Patterson to be a prime candidate for a breakout fantasy season. Given the fact that he is seen as a mid round pick, Patterson is a lower risk player that could very well put up top 20 fantasy numbers.
Not to mention the possibility of Patterson taking a couple to the house. Target Patterson in the mid rounds and let him reward you with his versatility and quickness as a great flex play that could very well put up WR 2-3 numbers.