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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 PPR Draft Rankings

Michael Pittman Jr. Note
Michael Pittman Jr. photo 13. Michael Pittman Jr. (vs . JAC)
Pittman has proven to be one of the safest picks in fantasy drafts over the last three years, with WR14, WR21, and WR22 finishes. Despite catching passes from Gardner Minshew for most of the year, Pittman finished with his usual efficiency ranking 23rd in YPRR and 24th in FD/RR while gobbling up the volume (ninth in targets, fourth in target share). The Colts will remain a middling neutral pass rate team this year while pushing the pace envelope. Pittman should finish with another solid WR2 season, but he could offer more upside if he can ever break out with even reasonable touchdown numbers. Pittman hasn't had more than six receiving touchdowns over the last three years. He only spiked it four times last season despite ranking ninth in red zone targets. Pittman has a WR1 season in him, and I won't bet against him unleashing it in 2024.
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Josh Downs Note
Josh Downs photo 53. Josh Downs (vs . JAC)
Before spraining his knee in Week 9, Downs was on his way to a wonderful rookie season. In Weeks 1-8, he was the WR36 in fantasy points per game with an 18.9% target share and 2.0 yards per route run (per Fantasy Points Data). Downs has more target competition this year, with the team adding Adonai Mitchell, who is a sizable upgrade over Alec Pierce. Indy will likely be a middle-of-the-road passing rate team that looks to run the ball once in the red zone. Downs' upside is likely capped as a WR5 in fantasy this season.
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Adonai Mitchell Note
Adonai Mitchell photo 65. Adonai Mitchell (vs . JAC)
Adonai Mitchell had a standout season with the Texas Longhorns, achieving a 32% dominator rating with 11 touchdowns from 55 receptions. Standing at 6'2" and weighing 205 pounds, his physique is well-suited for an outside receiver role. While he boasts the physical tools and deep threat potential akin to D.J. Chark Jr. or Alec Pierce, Mitchell enters a situation where he may play third fiddle behind Michael Pittman Jr. and Josh Downs. This could limit his weekly fantasy production, although his knack for big plays makes him a worthy consideration in best-ball formats, offering occasional high-scoring outings.
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Alec Pierce Note
Alec Pierce photo 99. Alec Pierce (vs . JAC)
Anthony Gould Note
Anthony Gould photo 185. Anthony Gould (vs . JAC)
D.J. Montgomery Note
D.J. Montgomery photo 210. D.J. Montgomery (vs . JAC)