Michael Pittman

  • Height
    6' 4"
  • Weight
    223 lbs
  • Arm Length
    32 1/2" (70th)
Michael Pittman headshot
  • Draft Pick
    2.02 2020
  • College
    USC
  • Age
    24.7

Michael Pittman Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 17 129 88 1082 12.3 1129 6 14.0 (#22)
2020 13 61 40 503 12.6 518 1 7.6 (#75)
  • College Dominator
    32.8% (61st)
  • College YPR
    15.6 (62nd)
  • College Target Share
    26.5% (78th)
  • Breakout Age
    20.9 (38th)

Michael Pittman Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

+2.9
(#75)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2021

Snap Share

2021

Target Share

2021

Fantasy Points

Michael Pittman ADP

30.30
(0.25)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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3.06 Pick
WR14 Rank

Popularity Index

#31

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Michael Pittman Injury History

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Ankle sprain
Week 1 (2021)
0
1
Calf compartment syndrome
Week 3 (2020)
3
4
Toe injury
Week 2 (2020)
0
1

Michael Pittman College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Special Teams Age School
2016 9 (WR) 6 82 (13.7 ypr) - - 94 19 USC
2017 9 (WR) 23 (39 tgts) 404 (17.6 ypr) 7.9% 59.0% 89 20 USC
2018 10 (WR) 41 (78 tgts) 758 (18.5 ypr) 19.5% 52.6% 4 21 USC
2019 13 (WR) 101 (136 tgts) 1,275 (12.6 ypr) 26.5% 74.3% 0 22 USC

Who is Michael Pittman

At USC, Michael Pittman took a few years to break out. It wasn’t until his junior year where he saw a prominent role but seized it when given the chance. Pittman was able to catch 41 balls for 758 yards and six touchdowns in his third college season, hitting the breakout threshold at 20.9 years old. After initially deciding to forgo his senior season, he opted to return for a final year and his college stats popped. He went on to capture 101 receptions for 1275 yards and 11 touchdowns while finishing as a finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award and winning the Pop Warner Award.

As the 2020 NFL Draft grew closer, Pittman’s stock continued to rise. After putting up a 111.2 Speed Score with a 4.52 40 at 6’4, 223 pounds, some teams started to view him as a WR1. However, the Colts were the ones to pull the trigger at the 2.02. With T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell on the roster, the Colts figured his size could give them an advantage which complimented the other two.

Although Pittman saw above a 70-percent snap share in all but one game where he was healthy, there was little consistency. A large reason was the 5.01 Target Quality Rating of Phillip Rivers. However, things started to heat up during his sophomore campaign with Carson Wentz at quarterback.

Pittman was a jack of all trades and a master of none. He ranked inside the top 30 in nearly every measurable category finishing as WR24 in fantasy points per game for 2022. The ones he didn’t - such as ADOT - were masked by the volume he commanded. However, his routes run were sporadic and his 518 air yards were baffling considering his target share.

Overall, Pittman was great for actual football while subjected to game script for fantasy. Although most wouldn’t consider Pittman’s role volatile, his production proved otherwise. To make the leap to the next tier in fantasy value, Pittman must see more red zone opportunities and consistency from the offense, which isn’t likely with Jonathan Taylor in the backfield. Even so, he could still be a buy at his current ADP.