News: 2 days agoPierce secured one of two targets for 38 yards during Sunday's 29-23 overtime loss to the Rams.
Spin: The only reception for the second-year wideout was a big one, as it came early in the fourth quarter during the Colts' second touchdown drive of the game. Pierce still looks to be the tertiary option out of the receiving corps behind Michael Pittman and rookie Josh Downs, and his next opportunity for a breakthrough performance will be against a Titans defense that just held the Bengals to 165 yards of offense through the air.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: The Colts selected Pierce in the second round of the 2022 draft and he was busier than you probably realize as a rookie, ranking top 5 among WRs in snaps and targets. The Cincinnati product wasn't much of a fantasy option (three weekly finishes better than 30th), but that's far from a surprise in a QB-deficient Colts offense that was featuring Michael Pittman Jr. and Parris Campbell. Pierce is a candidate for a Year 2 leap with a new coach (Shane Steichen), new QB (rookie Anthony Richardson) and a likely promotion to No. 2 WR with Campbell no longer on the roster. Some growing pains are likely for this offense, but Pierce's pedigree makes him worth late-round consideration.