Michael Pittman has cleared concussion protocol and will play in Week 17 when the Colts face the Las Vegas Raiders.
Michael Pittman has cleared concussion protocol and will play in Week 17 when the Colts face the Las Vegas Raiders. Pittman is the WR11 despite missing last week’s game due to this lingering concussion.
The Colts are getting a huge boost with the return of Pittman. Gardner Minshew and the rest of the Colts offense looked bad last week in Pittman’s absence. Minshew is now playable in Superflex leagues with Pittman’s return. Pittman has 99 receptions for 1062 yards and 4 touchdowns. Pittman, however, has a tough matchup this week playing a Raiders defense that has been playing lights out as of late. Temper your expectations for Pittman in this one, he is still a high end WR2 this week.
Michael Pittman was cleared from concussion protocol, but had a relapse in symptoms and will miss week 16 against the Falcons.
The Colts Offense will look different this week with Jonathan Taylor returning from Thumb surgery and Michael Pittman and Zack Moss both being ruled out from injuries suffered in last weeks win against the Steelers.
Without Moss, Taylor will return to a featured role in the Colts offense and be leaned on more than usual without Pittman in the passing game. Expectations for Taylor should still be tempered against a Falcons Defense that is yet to allow a rushing touchdown to a running back this season. Taylor will be backed up by Trey Sermon and Tyler Goodson, who can be left out of fantasy lineups this week.
Alec Pierce will be the leader in snaps at wide receiver without Pittman, but D.J. Montgomery looks to be the biggest beneficiary after dropping a would-be touchdown early last week before hauling one in later in the game.
Anthony Richardson has been ruled out of the Colts week 3 matchup against the Ravens as he recovers from a Concussion.
Anthony Richardson was having a great start to Week 2, rushing for 2 touchdowns in the first half. He exited the game in the 2nd Quarter when he slammed his head on the turf after his 2nd touchdown, and did not return. He hasn’t practiced at all this week and has been ruled out for Week 3.
Enter the return of Minshew-mania. Gardner Minshew will be starting in place of Richardson this Sunday against a somewhat stingy Ravens D that has allowed only 16.5 ppg through the first 2 weeks. Minshew should be left on waivers in most single QB redraft leagues, and is only a desperate streaming option in 2QB Leagues this weekend.
For the other Colts position players, you can expect a slight bump in production for their main Wide Receiver, Michael Pittman, who demonstrated good chemistry with Minshew last week catching 8 passes. While you shouldn’t be in a rush to start any of the other receiving weapons for the Colts this week, you can expect Zack Moss to see increased production as they won’t be able to lean on Richardson to run the ball near the goal line. If you’re a Fantasy Manager who owns Richardson, you’re quickly noticing his style of play may lead to missed time, and you should try to secure an insurance QB that you can rely on as needed throughout the rest of the season.