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Michael Pittman
ADP: N/A
Bye: 14
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 25.3
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 223
40 Time: 4.52
Speed Score: 111.20
SPARQx (Rank): 112.10 (74%)
Burst Score (Rank): 122.60 (58%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.10 (67%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.29 (89%)

Michael Pittman's Weekly Outlook

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Michael Pittman's 2022 Projections & Outlook

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#31 Wide Receiver

141 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 96.5 974.2 7 2.4 0.8

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Basic StatsMichael Pittman's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Despite a rocky season from Carson Wentz, Pittman showed major growth in his 2nd pro season.
  • He appeared in all 17 games after missing 3 as a rookie.
  • Among 37 WRs with 100+ targets, Pittman ranked 15th in PFF receiving grade, 13th in yards per route run and 7th in contested catch rate.
  • He caught 71% of his targets overall, another top-15 mark in the 37-player sample.
  • Pittman finished as a top-24 WR 8 times, maxing out as the WR2 Week 8 vs. Tennessee.
  • Boosted by a thin WR corps that saw T.Y. Hilton miss 7 games, Pittman reached 8+ targets 7 times. His 25.6% target share easily paced the team.
  • Pittman saw 25.4% of Indy’s red zone targets — 8th most among WRs league-wide.
  • HC Frank Reich and OC Marcus Brady return for another year together. Indy ranked just 28th in pass rate; 21st in total plays.
  • The offseason turned up the arrival of Matt Ryan, who’s at minimum an upgrade in accuracy and dependability on Carson Wentz.
  • Both Reich and Pittman have touted Ryan's ball placement in OTAs. “The ball is just right there, and you just turn and catch the ball. I mean, it just makes it easy,” Pittman said. “Matt can pretty much put it wherever he wants.”
  • The Colts are currently slated to enter the season with rookie 2nd rounder Alex Pierce and Parris Campbell behind Pittman.
  • Pierce brings downfield ability and contested-catch strength, but he’s still a wild card as a rookie (and 1-year college producer). Campbell brings serious durability concerns.
  • This TE group brings promise but doesn’t have a standout target among Mo Alie-Cox, Kylen Granson and raw rookie Jelani Woods.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Pittman ranked as the PPR WR18 last year in what amounted to a breakout 2nd season.

What’s encouraging? Pittman managed to dodge the Colts making a significant upgrade to the WR corps this offseason. That puts the USC product in line for another hefty workload. He’ll also enjoy a noticeable QB upgrade following the addition of Matt Ryan.

Ultimately, a WR1 season is well within play for the 24-year-old Pittman.

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Michael Pittman, WR IND

3:57pm EST 1/1/23

Pittman scores lone Colts TD

Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. drew a team-high 8 targets and caught a team-high 6 passes in Sunday's lopsided loss at the Giants. He managed just 41 yards but secured the team's only TD (from QB Sam Ehlinger). Pittman remains among the top 30 WRs in PPR points per game despite playing with 3 separate (poor) QBs this season. We'll see how Indianapolis addresses that position this offseason, after applying different Band-Aids each of the past 3 years. Pittman heads into the final year of his rookie contract -- and age-26 season -- in 2023. WR Parris Campbell led the team with 52 receiving yards Sunday on 3 catches (6 targets).

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The switch to QB Nick Foles did not work Monday night against the Chargers. The veteran backup tossed 3 INTs and took 7 sacks in the loss, compiling only 143 yards on 17-of-29 passing. TE Jelani Woods led the receiving with 43 yards, while WR Michael Pittman Jr. was the only Colt to catch more than 3 passes. Interim HC Jeff Saturday still said after the game that he has "no reservations" about switching to Foles and that he still plans to start the vet for the final 2 games.

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Colts WR Michael Pittman caught 10 balls for 60 yards in Saturday's OT loss to the Vikings. He drew 14 targets, accounting for 42.4% of Indy's total pass attempts. No other Colt drew more than 4 looks or exceeded 2 receptions. WRs Parris Campbell and Alec Pierce tied for 2nd in targets. Campbell caught 2 balls for 13 yards. Pierce went catchless. The Colts finish up with the Chargers and Giants the next 2 weeks.

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Colts WR Michael Pittman set season-lows in targets (4), catches (2) and yards (16) in Week 13. Yikes. Pittman was shadowed by CB Trevon Diggs for 83% of his routes, per Next Gen Stats. Diggs didn’t give up a single reception, as he blanketed Pittman all night. Despite the tough matchup, it’s certainly a disappointing result considering the production from Alec Pierce (4-86-1) and Parris Campbell (4-43). Pittman will look to rebound Sunday at Minnesota.

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Michael Pittman, WR IND
Dynasty MVP 119.6
Position Rank #46 WR
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
433
715
715
Dynasty Write-up
Pittman’s 2022 fantasy value dipped alongside a washed-up Matt Ryan. While the USC product might not turn out to be an alpha-type WR1, he can move closer to fantasy WR1 range with a massive QB upgrade.

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