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Instant Fantasy Analysis - WR Michael Pittman Jr., Colts

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Height/Weight: 6' 4"/223
College: USC
NFL Comp: Kenny Golladay

There's not an abundance of 6-4, 223-pound receivers with 4.52 speed available to be drafted every year, and certainly not a lot of those with only five drops on 176 catchable passes in his college career (per Pro Football Focus). The son of a long time NFL running back by the same name, Pittman plays to his size in terms of his ability to winning at the catch point and being difficult to tackle after the catch. Much like Golladay, he is able to get deep almost at will despite being a bigger receiver and tracks the ball extraordinarily well. On the down side, he doesn't explode off the line of scrimmage or create a ton of separation, but similar things were also said about the other three receivers in the link above. Pittman will almost certainly be one of those "even when he's not open, he's open" players at the next level, and his ability to block figures to keep him on the field in all situations. At worst, he should a quality No. 2 receiver in the league who will be a popular red zone target. More than likely, however, he will compare favorably to Golladay and Courtland Sutton once he gets acclimated to the NFL. 

What does it mean in redraft? Zach Pascal has been put on notice. In all seriousness, Pittman should be a Week 1 starter opposite T.Y. Hilton and allow Parris Campbell to live in the slot - assuming the Colts plan on using 11 personnel as their base formation. Pittman becomes the immediate favorite in the red zone and can make a solid case to be a consistent WR4 in 2020.

What does it mean for dynasty? Check back Saturday morning and again after the draft.

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Wow a great target for Rivers.  

Cant wait to get that late Qb value with Rivers as usually we do. 

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