The Indianapolis wide receivers have a favorable matchup this Thursday night, as they take on a Titans defense that has allowed the 7th most average points per game to position this season. T.Y. Hilton is expected back this week, which changes the outlook for these receivers a little bit. Who is most likely to benefit from this plus matchup and help your fantasy team to victory in Week 10? We break down the fantasy analysis below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Colts WRs Michael Pittman Jr., Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson
Rookie wideout Michael Pittman Jr. returned to action in Week 8 after a several week absence due to injury. Pittman was irrelevant in Week 8, but received seven targets for four receptions and 56 yards in Week 9. Pittman is a big endzone target and could easily put up a solid fantasy day if he were able to find pay dirt this week. With that being said, fantasy owners shouldn’t bank on a touchdown dependent receiver in a crowded offense to save their team. If you’re feeling risky and going to take a gamble on any Colts receiver this week, he may be your best bet, but for the most part Pittman is a wait and see bench stash until he establishes a larger workload in this offense.
Marcus Johnson tied Michael Pittman Jr.’s target total in Week 9, with 7, but he was only able to haul in two of those targets for 14 yards. Johnson had a big 15.8 point performance in Week 6, but otherwise has played a minor role and failed to reach double digit scoring this season. He hasn’t demonstrated the reliability required to feel comfortable inserting him in your starting lineups and is best left on the bench this week.
Zach Pascal may be the most consistent member of the Colts wideouts this season, but unfortunately that’s not saying a lot. Pascal has averaged five targets and 8.2 fantasy points per game this season, always teetering on the edge of fantasy relevance, but never solidifying his spot in every week lineups. Pascal has a plus matchup this week, but his mediocre performances throughout the season even in the absence of fellow wide receivers may make him tough to start when everyone is healthy, even in a plus match-up. He too belongs on the bench this week.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Sit Michael Pittman Jr.
Sit Marcus Johnson
Sit Zach Pascal