Who Should I Start? Calvin Ridley or Michael Pittman Jr.

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
14.6 0.0 0.0 4.9 65.9 0.5

Calvin Ridley News

Jaguars Plan To Bring Back Calvin Ridley

Monday, February 19, 8:17 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to re-sign impending free-agent wide receiver Calvin Ridley this offseason. However, per terms of their 2022 trade with the Atlanta Falcons to acquire Ridley, their third-round pick due to Atlanta turns into a second-rounder if the Jaguars extend Ridley's contract. It means that the Jaguars need to wait until after the new league year begins in March to avoid giving up a second-rounder, because at that point any deal would be a free-agent signing and not an extension. It will also give Ridley time to talk to other teams during the negotiating window, unless he and Jacksonville work out a loose agreement and wait. The 29-year-old had 1,016 receiving yards on 76 receptions and eight touchdowns as the team's No. 1 wideout in 2023 and would most likely be most valuable in fantasy if he stayed with the Jaguars.

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
17.6 0.0 0.0 7.0 75.5 0.5

Michael Pittman Jr. News

Michael Pittman Jr. Not Against Franchise Tag

Tuesday, January 9, 12:20 PM

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., who is coming off the best season of his career with 109 catches, 1,152 yards and four touchdowns, is set to enter free agency for the first time in his career in March. His 109 receptions are tied with Marvin Harrison for the fourth-most in franchise history, and they were also the fifth-most in the NFL in 2023. While Pittman said he's loved his time in Indianapolis, he's intent on testing the open market for the first time in his career. When asked about the possibility of the Colts putting the franchise tag on him to limit his free-agent options, Pittman said, "The franchise tag, I don't think anybody would be displeased with $23 million. The franchise tag is almost like a tag of respect because you get paid like the top five of your position." Regardless of where the 26-year-old ends up in 2024, he's going to be highly coveted in fantasy drafts this fall.

Calvin Ridley vs. Michael Pittman Jr.

Still trying to decide between Ridley and Pittman Jr.? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Calvin Ridley is projected to score 14.6 points this week while Michael Pittman Jr. is projected to score 17.6 points.