Colts' Marcus Johnson (knee) downgraded Thursday

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marcus Johnson (knee) did not participate in Thursday's practice for Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens.

What It Means:

Johnson was downgraded after being a full participant on Wednesday. It creates some uncertainty about Johnson's status for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Michael Pittman Jr. and Austin Dulan could potentially see more work if Johnson is unavailable. Johnson caught 2 passes on 4 targets for 39 yards last week on a season-high 48 offensive snaps. Johnson leads the Colts with six catches of 20-plus yards this year.

Johnson owns the sixth-highest average depth of target (17.4 yards) among receivers with at least 15 targets this season. However, the Ravens are the second-best defense in the league against explosive plays, according to Sharp Football Stats. They are allowing the eighth-fewest FanDuel points per game to the wide receiver position.