Michael Pittman
Michael Pittman
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Indianapolis Colts
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Last year’s 34th overall pick, Pittman missed three games after having surgery for compartment syndrome, but then showed flashes when he was healthy, even with shot-putter Philip Rivers throwing him the ball. Pittman finished with 8.2 YPT, two catches of 40-plus yards and a 100-yard game in Week 10 against the Titans. Not included in Pittman’s season totals are his stats from the wild-card loss to Buffalo, in which he put up a 10-5-90 receiving line with an 11-yard run, to boot. At 6-4, 223, Pittman is massive, and he moves well for his size — 4.52 40. (Think a slightly smaller Mike Evans.) The Colts' receiving corps is wide open, featuring a past-his-prime T.Y. Hilton, physically gifted but never healthy Parris Campbell and the steady but unspectacular Zach Pascal. It’s possible none emerge as a true No. 1, but Pittman might be the best bet among the four. Carson Wentz is under center, and while he might be an upgrade from Rivers, he was also last year’s leader in sacks, interceptions and fumbles when he was mercifully pulled in Week 13 with the Eagles. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $8.61 million contract with the Colts in June of 2020.
Headed for second-year breakout?
WRIndianapolis Colts
July 23, 2021
Colts GM Chris Ballard sees "breakout potential" in Pittman, according to Zak Keefer of The Athletic.
ANALYSIS
Confidence in Pittman is one explanation for the Colts having a quiet offseason at the WR spot, despite having plenty of cap space and no clear No. 1 receiver. Granted, the Colts aren't putting everything on Pittman's shoulders, as they re-signed T.Y. Hilton to a one-year, $8 million contract, gave Zach Pascal a second-round RFA tender and still have hope that 2019 second-round pick Parris Campbell can finally stay healthy. Pittman, the 34th overall pick from the 2020 Draft, is the upside play for fantasy purposes, especially after he had 101 total yards in the playoff loss to Buffalo. It remains to be seen if he can develop good chemistry with new Colts quarterback Carson Wentz, who was an outright disaster in his final year with the Eagles.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Michael Pittman's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
37.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.75
 
% Team Air Yards
13.4%
 
% Team Targets
11.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.6%
 
Drop Rate
4.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.1
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Michael Pittman Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Michael Pittman's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
223 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.52 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.14 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.96 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Colts had some WR depth with T.Y. Hilton, Zach Pascal and Parris Campbell, but they took Pittman with the 34th overall pick anyway. At 6-4, 223, Pittman is massive for a wideout, and he runs a fast-for-his-size 4.52 40, specs similar to those of Tampa Bay's Mike Evans. Pittman is a good route runner and can use his size and ball skills to win jump balls over top of overmatched defensive backs. He didn't do much until his senior year, but exploded for 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns in 13 games for USC. It's unclear whether Pittman can beat out last year's second-rounder Campbell and/or Pascal for a role opposite T.Y. Hilton, but he should get a chance whenever training camp opens this summer.
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Leading receiver in playoff exit
WRIndianapolis Colts
January 9, 2021
Pittman caught five of 10 targets for a team-high 90 yards and added an 11-yard carry in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round loss to the Bills.
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Just two grabs Week 17
WRIndianapolis Colts
January 6, 2021
Pittman (concussion) secured both of his targets for 28 yards Sunday in the Colts' 28-14 win over the Jaguars.
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Cleared for Week 17
WRIndianapolis Colts
January 2, 2021
Pittman (concussion) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
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Listed as questionable
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Concussion
January 1, 2021
Pittman (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars after practicing fully both Thursday and Friday.
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Logs full practice
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Concussion
December 31, 2020
Pittman (concussion) practiced fully Thursday.
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