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Michael Pittman Jr.

Michael Pittman Jr.


Height: 6' 4"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 24College: USC

2022 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 11th
Draft Rank (ECR) #35
Best / Worst #24 / #74
ADP #47

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In Year 3, with an upgrade in field general acumen behind center, it's easy to believe Pittman can improve upon last year's WR18 finish

Ryan might be meh, but it's a big upgrade from Wentz -- AND RUMORED BREAKFAST CLUB?!?! The two are showing strong, immediate chemistry that can't be ignored

Pittman got the true WR1 treatment from the Colts coaching staff in 2021, running a route on 96% of offensive dropbacks - third to only Cooper Kupp (WR1) and Ja'Marr Chase (WR4) through 17 weeks. He also finished the season tied for the league's eighth-highest target share (24%), which was 11 percentage points higher than the next closest Colt, Zach Pascal, at 13%.

He also made 18 highlight-reel contested catches - fourth most in the NFL. And his 31% target share from Weeks 13-18 cemented his place in Indy's WR1 chair heading into 2022.

With Matt Ryan under center Pittman has the volume potential to be a top-12 fantasy option. Ryan has a history of fueling top-end fantasy WRs like Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, making a top-five finish not all that crazy for Big Mike in 2022.

Don't forget that last season, Ridley as the Falcons' No. 1 receiver owned the sixth-highest target rate per route run and ranked second among all wide receivers in expected fantasy points per game (16.5).

Pittman Jr had a breakout season with 1,062 yards from scrimmage and 5 touchdowns in the fantasy season. If he continues to make strides, he should be a WR3/WR2 in 2022. He should be helped by the addition of Matt Ryan, who will offer more stability in the passing game than Carson Wentz.

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