Zach Pascal has an uphill battle for playing time with the Colts. He was pretty effective in scattered opportunities but never was a consistent contributor. He already had no shot to unseat T.Y. Hilton for a starting job, but now must prove he's better than gigantic receiver Devin Funchess and speedster Parris Campbell. Expect Pascal to play on a limited basis, making him a Fantasy option to forget.
Pascal totaled 268 yards and two touchdowns on 27 catches in 16 games during 2018. Pascal went undrafted in 2017 and didn't see any regular-season action until this year. He operated as a depth wideout for Indianapolis and flashed potential, highlighted by a five-catch, 68-yard, one-touchdown performance against Houston in Week 14, which could lead to a larger role with the Colts in 2019.
Pascal (knee) is active for Saturday's wild-card contest with the Texans. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Pascal managed to register a full practice Thursday. What might be more difficult to discern is Pascal's impact on the offense, as T.Y. Hilton (ankle) and Dontrelle Inman (shoulder/finger) are both active as well, making the rookie wideout no better than fourth on the team's depth chart. Pascal did register his best game as a professional Week 4 against the Texans, recording six receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown, but that was in large part due to a depleted receiving corps that has since gotten healthier in the ensuing weeks.
Pascal (knee) is officially questionable for Saturday's wild-card contest against he Texans. Pascal has increased his participation in practice each day this week, so he's certainly trending in the right direction for the game. Official word on his status likely won't arrive until inactives surface Saturday, but the wideout is an afterthought for most playoff pools with just 27 total grabs over 16 games this season.
Pascal (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. The limited activity represents an upgrade after Pascal was listed as a non-participation on Tuesday's estimated injury report. He played through the knee injury in a Week 17 win over Tennessee, failing to draw any targets despite playing 43 offensive snaps. Pascal, Dontrelle Inman (shoulder/finger), Chester Rogers and Ryan Grant (toe) have all been sharing playing time behind T.Y. Hilton (ankle) this season. Rogers is the team's only wideout without an injury designation, but Grant is the only one who seems to be in real danger of missing Saturday's playoff game at Houston.
Pascal (knee) is listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's estimated injury report. Pascal played through the same injury in Sunday's 33-17 win over Tennessee, failing to draw any targets despite playing 43 snaps on offense. Chester Rogers is the lone Indianapolis wide receiver absent from the Tuesday practice report, though only Ryan Grant (toe) is dealing with a new injury that he didn't play through last week.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|5||10/07||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|14||12/08||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|15||12/17||@New Orleans Saints||31||26.67|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||46||27||268||2||15||9.93||39|