Pascal will face increased competition for playing time with the Colts taking Michael Pittman in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Pittman should immediately push for a starting role in three-wide sets for Indianapolis after catching 101 of 136 targets for 1,275 yards (9.4 YPT) and 11 touchdowns last season at USC. Pascal took advantage of a number of injuries in the receiving corps last season to lead the team in receiving yards (607) while reaching the end zone five times. However, he could be used this season in a more limited capacity with Parris Campbell also set to compete for a larger role after an injury-plagued rookie season.
Pascal signed a one-year contract extension with the Colts on Monday. Pascal was scheduled to become an exclusive rights free agent in March, but his extension ensures he'll remain in the fold for Indianapolis through the 2020 season. The 25-year-old took advantage of a number of injuries to the Colts' pass catchers to lead the team in receiving yards (607) while reaching the end zone five times.
Pascal had just one reception for six yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Carolina. The Colts didn't throw many passes (Jacoby Brissett was just 14 of 27 for 119 yards passing) due to a large lead gained on special teams and via the run. Pascal still started and played on 50 of the offense's 64 snaps. He should get more work next week at Jacksonville.
Pascal caught four of six targets for 44 yards in Monday night's 34-7 loss to the Saints. Pascal led the Colts in catches and receiving yards despite top wideout T.Y. Hilton returning from injury to top the team in targets. Hilton didn't produce much at all prior to Indy's final offensive drive though, and it was Pascal who went for a team-long, 24-yard reception earlier. Even with Hilton back -- and especially if he's on a snap count -- Pascal should remain one of Jacoby Brissett's primary options going into the final two weeks of the season.
Pascal caught five of nine targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-35 loss to Tampa Bay. Pascal has stepped up with T.Y. Hilton (calf) sidelined. After setting a new career high with 109 receiving yards last week, Pascal pulled down his fifth touchdown of the season from 12 yards out in the third quarter. As long as Hilton remains out, Pascal is an enticing plug-in option at the wide receiver position.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||New York Jets||25||23.50|
|11||11/22||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|14||12/13||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|3 Year Avg||59||34||438||4||22||12.88||68|