Pascal continues to be a reliable third or fourth option for the Colts, but in an ideal world, they would probably prefer to rely on him less in 2021 than in 2020 -- that would mean Parris Campbell and Michael Pittman Jr. stayed healthy and took a step forward. Pascal probably won't have enough of a role for the Colts to be Fantasy relevant outside of deeper formats in 2021.
Pascal has signed his restricted free agent tender, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports. The Colts' use of a second-round tender all but ensured Pascal wouldn't receive an offer sheet. He'll stick around in Indianapolis, where T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell represent the competition for playing time at wide receiver. Pascal had a top-three role for most of last season, but he could drop down to No. 4 if everyone is healthy (a big 'if') in 2021.
The Colts placed a second-round tender on Pascal on Tuesday, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports. Any team that gives Pascal an offer sheet would have to give up a second-round pick if Indianapolis decides not to match, which means the restricted free agent will almost certainly remain a Colt next season. Whether Pascal chooses to sign the tender or negotiate a separate contract with the Colts remains to be seen.
Pascal secured two of four targets for 41 yards Sunday in the Colts' 28-14 win over the Jaguars. Pascal wasn't able to maintain his two-game scoring streak, but he at least parlayed both of his receptions into big gains. The wideout suited up in all 16 regular-season contests for the Colts, reeling in 44 of 71 targets for 629 yards and five touchdowns. He'll continue operating in a starting role alongside T.Y. Hilton and Michael Pittman during Saturday's wild-card game in Buffalo.
Pascal caught three of six targets for 64 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Steelers. Pascal got off to a great start as he hauled in a 42-yard touchdown pass to help his team build a 14-point lead at halftime. He didn't do quite as much with the rest of his looks, but he still led the team in receiving yardage for the second straight game and has three touchdowns in those contests to take his total to five for the season. Pascal has emerged as a regular contributor most weeks and will look to finish the regular season on a high in next Sunday's matchup with a poor Jaguars defense.
Pascal recorded five receptions on six targets for 79 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15 against the Texans. Pascal paced all Colts receivers in receptions and yards, narrowly beating out T.Y. Hilton in each statistic. However, he made his primary impact with two touchdown grabs, which came from 11 and five yards. Pascal had recorded only one reception in each of his last three games, but Sunday, he benefitted from Michael Pittman's inability to command targets. He'll face a stiffer test in Week 16 against the Steelers.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||Los Angeles Rams||1||16.67|
|7||10/24||@San Francisco 49ers||15||21.50|
|9||11/04||New York Jets||18||23.13|
|12||11/28||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|15||12/19||New England Patriots||10||20.63|
|17||01/02||Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
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|3 Year Avg||63||37||501||4||24||13.54||74|