Michael Pittman Jr.
WR - IND
Week 13 Outlook
With Minshew under center, Pittman has had a 28.5% target share, a 34.1% air-yard share, 2.22 YPRR, and a 37.0% first-read share. Pittman is the WR17 in fantasy and is tied for the second-most red zone targets in the NFL. Since Week 7, Tennessee has utilized zone coverage at the ninth-highest rate (75.6%). Since Week 6, with Minshew starting and Josh Downs playing at least 65% of snaps, Pittman has had a 22% target share, a 28.4% air-yard share, 1.54 YPRR, and a 29.4% first-read share against zone. Pittman should eat again this week against a Tennessee secondary that, since Week 7, has allowed the fifth-most PPR points per target to perimeter wide receivers. Pittman will run about 70% of his routes against Sean-Murphy Bunting (65.5% catch rate and 87.3 passer rating) and Kristian Fulton (72.3% catch rate and 122.5 passer rating). Week 13 Positional Value: WR1/2
Michael Pittman Jr. was a primary target in the passing game, catching 10 of his 13 targets (33% target share) for 107 yards. His longest reception was 24 yards.
Josh Downs also saw significant action with 13 targets (33% target share), resulting in 5 catches for 43 yards. He also had 3 red-zone targets but couldn't find the end zone.
We love concentrated target shares. Nobody else saw more than six targets (Alec Pierce) in the Colts passing game. Bet the receiving yardage over with the Titans' pass funnel defense up next.