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Michael Pittman, Jr. projections 2022: Fantasy stats, betting odds, Indianapolis Colts player profile, season outlook, simulations

With the addition of veteran QB Matt Ryan in Indianapolis, Pittman's ceiling is monstrous in his third NFL season
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Since being drafted in the second round by Indianapolis in 2020 out of USC, Michael Pittman, Jr. has been plagued with inconsistent QB play from Philip Rivers and Carson Wentz. Enter veteran Matt Ryan, who led Atlanta to a Super Bowl in 2016-17 and immediately stabilizes Indy's passing attack, not to mention its downfield passing prowess. Known for bombing away with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley previously, Ryan immediately lifts Pittman's outlook to that of a high end WR2 in fantasy leagues.

Last year Pittman caught 88 passes on 129 targets but his yardage total of 1,082 showed that the Colts didn't view him as a deep threat. In fact, he only had one play over 50 yards in 2021. With teams potentially attempting to stack the box to curb Indy's dynamic rushing attack, it's likely the third year pro will see a lot of single coverage. Ryan should look his way early and often, meaning 100+ catches and a double digit touchdown season are surely in play. It's quite possible given his massive upside, that Pittman finishes as a WR1 in 2021. He's a great value in the fourth round and beyond in fantasy drafts.

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Michael Pittman, Jr. Fantasy football ADP and ranking (via SportsLine's projection model)

No. 64 ADP
No. 15 WR (non-PPR)
No. 15 WR (PPR)

Michael Pittman, Jr. Fantasy football projections (via SportsLine's projection model) 

137 targets, 93 receptions, 1,169 receiving yards, 7 TDs
148 Fantasy points (non-PPR); 254 (PPR)

Michael Pittman, Jr. Caesars Sportsbook Odds

MVP: +25000
Most Regular Season Receiving Yards: +6500
Total Regular Season Receiving Yards: Over 1025.5 (-115) / Under 1025.5 (-115)
Total Regular Season Receiving Touchdowns: Over 6.5 (-115) / Under 6.5 (-115)

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