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Wide Receiver, Indianapolis Colts

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Draft: 2020 Round 2 (2)
College: Southern California
Ht: 6’4”  Wt: 223 DOB: 1997-10-05 Age: 23

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2020 IND 7 31 24 302 12.6 1 1 21 21.0 0 38.3 5.5
2020 (Projected) IND     53 691 13.0 4 0 0 - 0 93.1  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
Michael Pittman had a senior season for the ages at USC. After posting 70 receptions in his first three seasons, he exploded for 101 receptions in his senior year, for 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns. That certainly got the attention of NFL scouts. His 6'4" frame also piqued their interest, but it wasn't until the Combine that his stock really went soaring. He ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.52 seconds, which is excellent for a guy his size. He also had excellent times in the short-area drills, showing he has the quickness and long speed needed to play in the NFL.

It is rare for rookie receivers to post big numbers, but if there was a situation where it is likely to happen, this is it. Pittman has the size Rivers likes to throw deep balls to (think Vincent Jackson, Malcolm Floyd, Antonio Gates), he is experienced for a rookie (having played all four seasons in college), and there is no other receiver with size who is likely to keep him on the bench. It seems likely that Pittman will play 70% of snaps or more from the start of the season. Rivers established a quick rapport with Keenan Allen in his rookie season, when Allen had 105 targets, so there is precedent for Rivers quickly trusting a young player.

The biggest question for Pittman is likely to be a mental one - how quickly can he pick up the playbook, learn the entire route tree, figure out the timing aspect with Rivers, and so forth? If he is a quick learner, he could have a huge rookie season.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 T.Y. Hilton
WR2WR3 Michael Pittman Jr.
WR3WR4 Zach Pascal
WR4WR6 Marcus Johnson
WR5WR5 Ashton Dulin
WR6WR7 DeMichael Harris
WR7WR8 Dezmon Patmon
WR8WR2 Parris Campbell
Colts Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury T.Y. Hilton doubtful, Ashton Dulin ruled out
Groin injury for Hilton
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 6, 2:15 pm

Indianapolis Colts
News on the injury front for the Colts - TY Hilton is doubtful for Sunday's game vs. Baltimore, and Ashton Dulin has been ruled out. So, that means speedy DE Kemoko Turay could make his season debut. (Zak Keefer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Hilton (groin) has been one of biggest busts in fantasy football the season, failing to to 70 yds or score a touchdown in any game. Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson and Michael Pittman Jr. will operate as the top three wideouts for Philip Rivers. All three are high-risk WR3's this week against the Ravens.

Injury Michael Pittman Jr. undergoes surgery
Diagnosed with compartment syndrome in his calf
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 28, 7:35 pm

Indianapolis Colts
#Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. had compartment leg syndrome in his calf, source said, and he had surgery last night. It went well. He should be back the game after their bye. So, likely Week 8. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: Compartment syndrome refers to increased pressure within a muscle compartment - in this case, Pittman's leg - that causes increased pressure in the muscle and could have resulted in nerve damage if it wasn't treated as quickly as it was. From a fantasy perspective, he can be dropped in most redraft leagues for the time being, although there is a distinct chance he'll be useful near the end of the season. The Colts will move forward for the next month by likely relying more heavily on T.Y. Hilton, Zach Pascal and Mo Alie-Cox.

Injury Jack Doyle out for Week 2
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 18, 1:45 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Jack Doyle, a two-time Pro Bowl tight end and quietly-efficient member of the offense, has been ruled out of Sunday's home opener against the Minnesota Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium with knee and ankle injuries. The Colts initially believed Doyle would miss more than one game with the injuries. The status of rookie wideout Michael Pittman Jr. is uncertain after the second-round draft pick sustained a toe injury in Thursday's practice. (Fox59 Indianapolis)

FFToday's Take: With Doyle and Trey Burton (calf) out, Mo Alie-Cox should see increased snaps at the tight end position and is worth a look if you're desperate at the position. Pittman's toe injury should fly under the fantasy radar with T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell the top two options at receiver for the Colts.

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at JAC L 20-27 2 2 10 5.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.0
2 MIN W 28-11 6 4 37 9.3 0 0 0 - 0 3.7
3 NYJ W 36-7 4 3 26 8.7 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
8 at DET W 41-21 1 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
9 BAL L 10-24 7 4 56 14.0 0 0 0 - 0 5.6
10 at TEN W 34-17 8 7 101 14.4 0 1 21 21.0 0 12.2
11 GB W 34-31 3 3 66 22.0 1 0 0 - 0 12.6

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