Posted: 10/15/2020 6:07 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. (calf) was spotted standing on the sideline at practice on Wednesday, Oct. 14. He is still expected to return following the team's Week 7 bye.
Huddle Up: Indy's passing game has struggled this season, and part of that likely has to do with the absences of Pittman and Parris Campbell. Keep an eye on Pittman's recovery, and if he's ready to return in Week 8 he could be worth stashing on your bench.
Posted: 10/03/2020 5:30 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. (calf) on Saturday, Oct. 3, was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a calf injury.
Huddle Up: The rookie Pittman ranks third on the team in targets (12) and has caught nine for 73 yards. He will now miss at three weeks, with Zach Pascal the next wideout up in Indy's injury-addled wide receiver corps.
Posted: 10/02/2020 10:07 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 2, and has been ruled out for Week 4.
Huddle Up: There is no timetable for Pittman's return, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation. Zach Pascal and Daurice Fountain probably will see a few more targets but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/28/2020 8:13 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. (leg) was diagnosed with compartment leg syndrome in his calf following the game in Week 3 and had surgery Sunday, Sept. 27. Head coach Frank Reich told reporters the surgery went well Monday, Sept. 28, and that he expects Pittman back around Week 8.
Huddle Up: Compartment syndrome refers to increased pressure within a muscle compartment - in this case, Pittman's leg - that causes increased pressure in the muscle and could have resulted in nerve damage down the road, so Pittman appears fortunate to get this nipped in the bud as quickly as he did. From a fantasy perspective, he can be dropped in most redraft leagues for the time being, although there is a distinct chance he'll be useful near the end of the season.
Posted: 9/27/2020 9:46 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 3 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Pittman had only 47 yards in two games entering play in Week 3 and only receives a handful of targets each game. Fantasy players can avoid Pittman even if he is able to play next week.
Posted: 9/20/2020 9:19 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. caught four passes for 37 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. He was targeted six times during the game.
Huddle Up: Pittman was a game-time decision leading up to the game but received a team-high six targets during the game. He may have a bigger role next week if Parris Campbell is not able to play. Pittman has a chance to be a flex option in most leagues next week.
Posted: 9/20/2020 4:15 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. (toe) is officially active for the team's Week 2 game.
Huddle Up: Pittman suffered the injury during practice this week, so he may see limited playing time despite being active. Fantasy players should be able to find better options and can avoid Pittman this week.
Posted: 9/18/2020 9:36 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. (toe) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Pittman may be a game-time decision for Week 2, but he probably would only see limited snaps if he is active for the game. Fantasy players should look for other options to use and can avoid Pittman.
Posted: 9/18/2020 6:20 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. (toe) had an 'incident' with his toe in practice earlier this week, and the team appears to be willing to make him a game-time decision for Week 2 versus the Minnesota Vikings, according to Andrew Walker of the team's website.
Posted: 9/14/2020 2:02 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. caught both of his targets for 10 yards in a 27-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1.
Huddle Up: There was talk of Pittman emerging as the No. 2 option behind T.Y. Hilton in the passing attack, but fantasy owners may need to pump the brakes on the rookie after a strong performance in the opener from Parris Campbell.