1. Can the Baltimore Ravens defend Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Micahel Pittman?
Despite a rookie quarterback, and a backup quarterback coming in halfway through his week two game, Michael Pittman is having a strong season. He put up 97 yards in week one, and 56 yards the following week.
Right now, he is up to 1.91 yards per route run, which is better than his career rate of 1.63. Last year, he was down at 1.44. Pittman has a whopping 21. He plays both sides and rarely plays the slot, so this matchup will feature Pittman against a combination of Rock Ya-Sin, Ronald Darby, and Brandon Stephens.
Stephens had some issues with Tee Higgins, but overall, this group has performed well. Notably, Rock Ya-Sin and Darby had strong reps against Ja'Marr Chase.
First, it will be interesting to see which quarterback starts for the Indianapolis Colts. If it Is Richardson, you may see more deep balls and contested catch situations. If it is Minshew, this could suggest more timing routes. What will we see out of Michael Pittman, who will defend him, and how will that turn out?