Posted: 5/17/2020 12:26 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. likely will be a popular red zone target for the Colts this upcoming season because of his size.
Huddle Up: Pittman has a decent chance to be a top three receiver for the Colts, so fantasy players should monitor his progress during training camp. He could be a late round option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 5/09/2020 2:54 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. is expected to be the X-receiver, according to general manager Chris Ballard. 'So we see Michael as being an X-receiver and being the kind of guy you can line up and go one-on-one with,' Ballard said.
Huddle Up: The Colts don't have a lot of proven options at receivers behind T.Y. Hilton, and Hilton has been battling injuries the last couple of years. Pittman should have every opportunity to make an impact as a rookie, and flex production is a real possibility.
Posted: 5/04/2020 1:24 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. fills a void in the receiving corps, according to team scout Chris McGaha. 'He's kind of a guy who plays above the rim,' McGaha said. 'He brings an element that we were kind of missing to our wideout room in 2019, that big-bodied presence.'
Huddle Up: The Colts have been searching for a reliable No. 2 option across from T.Y. Hilton, and Pittman could be the perfect complementary piece. He should be off the board no later than the top of the second round in rookie drafts, and flex production in standard leagues isn't out of the question.
Posted: 4/30/2020 3:42 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts second-round pick WR Michael Pittman Jr. received a ton of praise from various scouts, coaches and front office personnel leading up to the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Friday, April 24. Via the team's Youtube channel, one executive compared him to Vincent Jackson, while head coach Frank Reich stated, 'I'm not sure this guy is not the best receiver in the draft. That's how strongly I felt.'
Huddle Up: Colts team owner Jim Irsay recently said, "There's no question that this guy has some Reggie Wayne qualities." While Irsay is prone to hyperbole, Pittman is a very solid prospect with few holes in his game and huge presence (6-foot-4, 223) that figures to be an immediate contributor in the vertical passing game and inside the red zone. Especially if T.Y. Hilton struggles to stay healthy again this year, it's not unthinkable Pittman could be a high-upside fantasy WR3.