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Michael Pittman Jr. ruled out Week 2 vs. Jaguars

We break down the news that Michael Pittman Jr. is dealing with a quad injury and is OUT for Sunday’s game.

Michael Pittman Jr. #11 of the Indianapolis Colts stiff arms Steven Nelson #21 of the Houston Texans during the second quarter at NRG Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Sep 17 Update: Pittman has been downgraded to out for Sunday’s game, per Tom Pelissero.

Sep 16 update: Michael Pittman will be questionable for Week 2 with a quad injury. The good news is that head coach Frank Right says that he is optimistic that Pittman will play, per Stephen Holder.

Sep 15 update: Pittman went from limited on Wednesday to a non-participant at practice on Thursday. This isn’t a great sign for his status heading into Week 2 vs. the Jags. The Colts have reason to be cautious with their top wideout and not risk further injury early in the season.

Week 2 of the NFL Season will get underway on Thursday, September 15. It will continue on Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kickoff from TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida is set for 1 p.m. ET, and the game will air on CBS. It could just be cautionary, but wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. was limited in action on Wednesday with a quad injury.

Fantasy football implications

Pittman balled out against the Houston Texans in Week 1. Even though the game ended in a tie, he caught nine of his 13 targets for 121 yards and a touchdown. He led the team in all receiving stats and would be a huge blow to the offense if he does miss the game. In that case, running back Nyheim Hines and wide receiver Parris Campbell would likely see increased work. Hines brought in all six of his targets for 50 yards last week. Campbell caught three of his four targets for 37 yards and would likely struggle as the team’s WR1. Hopefully, this was just cautionary, and Pittman will be active for the game Sunday.