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2021 Receiving

Regular Season 5 54 10.8 1 14

Top Olamide Zaccheaus News

  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Catches touchdown in win

    Zaccheaus caught three of his six targets for 32 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 17-14 win over the Giants.

    Zaccheaus got the start in Week 3 with Russell Gage (ankle) ruled out for Sunday's contest. The 24-year-old wideout didn't disappoint as he hauled in his sixth-career touchdown reception. The undrafted free agent had a solid season -- notching 72 catches for 786 yards and four touchdowns -- for the Falcons last year. His role was expected to grow during the 2021 campaign with Julio Jones departing to Tennessee, but until Week 3, that hadn't been the case. If Gage remains sidelined for Week 4, Zacchaeus could build off his solid performance against the Giants and solidify himself as a consistent option in Atlanta's passing attack.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Likely starting Week 3

    Zaccheaus is the next man up at wide receiver with Russell Gage (ankle) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Zaccheaus caught five of 10 targets for 116 yards and a TD in two starts last year, otherwise operating as Atlanta's No. 4 receiver. He then played just 26 percent of offensive snaps in Week 1 this season, before seeing 58 percent share and four targets (2-22-0) in the team's Week 2 loss to Tampa Bay. His increase in playing time largely came in the slot, with Zaccheaus jumping from four snaps there in Week 1 to 18 in Week 2. Gage's ankle sprain played a role, though Zaccheaus wasn't exactly a priority for the Atlanta passing game even in his new role. That could again be the case this Sunday, as new OC Arthur Smith seems to be building his passing game around Calvin Ridley, Kyle Pitts and the running backs. Ideally, the Falcons would probably like some of those dump-offs to the RBs to become deep shots to Ridley or Zaccheaus, but it hasn't worked out that way so far.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Two catches in Week 2

    Zaccheaus caught two of four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 48-25 loss to the Buccaneers.

    Zaccheaus was more involved after a goose egg in the season opener, but he still finished sixth on the team in targets, catches and receiving yards, with all five players ahead of him catching at least five passes. With Atlanta involving its running backs and tight ends in the passing game, the No. 3 wide receiver's volume will remain capped barring injuries to some of his teammates.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: No touches in season opener

    Zaccheaus didn't record any touches in Sunday's 32-6 loss to the Eagles.

    Zaccheaus was on the field for 26 percent of Atlanta's offensive snaps against Philadelphia, but he wasn't targeted in the blowout loss. The 24-year-old may take on an increased role at some point after Julio Jones was traded to the Titans during the offseason, but he got off to a slow start in the season opener.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Role likely to grow

    Zaccheaus is a candidate to see increased work in the Falcons' passing game in 2021 as a result of Julio Jones' departure from Atlanta, Deen Worley of USA Today reports.

    Zaccheaus approaches the coming season with the potential to see a significant increase in his target share now that Jones no longer in the mix. Calvin Ridley now profiles as the team's clear-cut top wideout, while Russell Gage should be locked into a starting role in the slot. The Falcons will still need another outside receiver opposite Ridley in three-wideout sets, and Zaccheaus could be an early favorite to fill that opening. If Zaccheaus can impress in the preseason, the speedster has a chance to carve out a more prominent role in the offense, and in turn, gain value as a fantasy sleeper.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Ends year on injured reserve

    Zaccheaus (toe), who ended the season on injured reserve, finished with 20 receptions for 274 yards and a touchdown over 11 games.

    Though Zaccheaus missed the final five weeks of the regular season, he was still much more involved offensively compared to his rookie campaign in 2019. The Virginia standout only totaled three catches for 115 yards last season, with 93 of those yards coming from a single Week 14 touchdown reception. With a long offseason on tap to recover from the toe injury, Zaccheaus should receive full medical clearance well in advance of training camp.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Out at least three weeks

    The Falcons placed Zaccheaus (toe) on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Zaccheaus suffered the injury during this past Sunday's win over the Raiders, and he'll be required to miss at least three games while on injured reserve. The 23-year-old speedster has made two starts this season, both when either Julio Jones (hamstring) or Calvin Ridley was sidelined. He's established a 20-274-1 line over 11 games. To add depth during Zaccheaus' absence, the Falcons signed Laquon Treadwell to the active roster.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Leaves Sunday's game

    Zaccheaus was forced out of Sunday's game against the Raiders due to a toe injury, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Prior to his exit from the contest, Zaccheaus caught one of his three targets for 11 yards. His absence further taxes the depth of the Falcons' Week 12 wideout corps, which is already minus Julio Jones (hamstring).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 193 lbs
Birthplace: Plainfield, NJ
Age: 24
Class: Junior