Michael Pittman

Michael Pittman

24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Indianapolis Colts
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Pittman enjoyed his first 1,000-yard season in 2021, playing all 17 games and catching more than twice as many passes as any other Colt. The 2020 second-round pick had shown promise as a rookie, including 101 total yards in a playoff loss to Buffalo, but he wasn't at the top of many lists last spring for second-year wideout breakouts. No matter, Pittman quickly established himself as Option A in an otherwise lifeless passing game, with six or more catches in four of Indy's first five matchups. Through eight weeks, Pittman averaged 74.3 yards and 0.5 TDs on 8.1 targets per game from QB Carson Wentz, who finished the year 20th in YPA (6.9) and 27th in completion percentage (62.4). It eventually caught up to Pittman, who dropped to 4.8 catches for 54.2 yards and 0.2 TDs on 7.1 targets over the final nine games. The silver lining is that his target share remained steady throughout, with the dip in volume a product of Wentz averaging a mere 27.3 pass attempts over the final nine games. The Colts will still lean on Jonathan Taylor and a strong offensive line this season, but they may not hide new QB Matt Ryan the way they often hid Wentz. If nothing else, Ryan makes fewer mistakes, and some of his decline the past two seasons was due to the mess around him in Atlanta. The Colts are betting on a bounce back, and Pittman is a huge favorite to lead the team in targets after they passed on top wideouts in free agency, instead bringing in second-round pick Alec Pierce. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $8.61 million contract with the Colts in June of 2020.
Delivers in garbage time
WRIndianapolis Colts
January 9, 2022
Pittman recorded six receptions on seven targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-11 loss to the Jaguars.
ANALYSIS
Pittman was shockingly not targeted in the first half of the game, though Carson Wentz took to the air only seven times. However, he came to life on the Colts' final offensive possession of the game, racking up four receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown to salvage his day. Despite recording under five receptions in six games, Pittman took a significant step forward in his second season as a pro by more than doubling each of his target, reception and yardage totals.
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How do Michael Pittman's 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
71.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.32
 
% Team Air Yards
31.4%
 
% Team Targets
25.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.2%
 
Drop Rate
4.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.0
 
% Targeted On Route
24.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
2.06
 
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92183%
82274%
32129%
30828%
16715%
646%
283%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
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, especially with Hilton starting the season on IR after neck surgery.
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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Records six catches
WRIndianapolis Colts
January 2, 2022
Pittman recorded six catches on six targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Raiders.
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Makes eight receptions in Week 16
WRIndianapolis Colts
December 25, 2021
Pittman posted eight catches (on 12 targets) for 82 yards and took one carry for three yards during Saturday's 22-16 victory at Arizona.
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Only one catch before ejection
WRIndianapolis Colts
December 18, 2021
Pittman caught one of five targets for seven yards before being ejected in the third quarter of Saturday's 27-17 win over the Patriots.
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Tops 100 scrimmage yards
WRIndianapolis Colts
December 5, 2021
Pittman caught six of eight targets for 77 yards and rushed twice for 33 yards in Sunday's 31-0 win over the Texans.
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Four catches in loss
WRIndianapolis Colts
November 28, 2021
Pittman brought in four of 10 targets for 53 yards in the Colts' 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
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