With T.Y. Hilton's era in Indianapolis ending, the Colts found themselves in need of a field-stretching receiver to complement ascending third-year WR1 Michael Pittman. They found just that in second-round selection Alec Pierce. No rookie WR had a wider discrepancy between deep and short route efficiency than Pierce, who also had the highest career average depth of target of the 2022 class.
Pierce's advanced analytical profile warrants him consideration as a top-10 rookie WR and an early second-round pick for dynasty rookie draft purposes. His skill set suggests Pierce will play a clearly defined role at the NFL level -- how lucrative is that role likely to be as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, though?
SportsLine's Fantasy analyst Jacob Gibbs provides a data-driven deep dive to answer that question and address anything that stood out from his advanced statistical profile. These player profiles are just a small part of the advanced analytical prep Gibbs is providing for SportsLine users heading into the 2022 Fantasy football season -- if you want an easy way to keep up with all of the information that will be published this spring and summer, SportsLine's 2022 Fantasy Bible (coming soon!) will be updated with links to each article as they go live.
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