Olamide Zaccheaus flashed onto the Fantasy scene briefly in 2020 when injuries struck Atlanta's wide receiver corps, but he was unable to make the same kind of impact as teammate Russell Gage. Zaccheaus has a skill set to operated over the top but also underneath in the quick-breaking routes, but he's not particularly adept at either. It's unlikely he'll carve out a Fantasy-relevant role in 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Zaccheaus (knee) was listed as a limited participant Friday, but he carries no injury designation heading into a Week 11 matchup against the Saints, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. The second-year man out of Virginia made his first injury report appearance of the week Friday, but his limited practice reps seem to represent a precautionary measure given that Zaccheaus is clear for Sunday's NFC South tilt. Zaccheaus hasn't missed a game in 2020, and he provided a season-best 103-yard, one touchdown receiving performance Week 9 against the Broncos. With Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) listed as questionable, Zaccheaus may have a chance to face a depleted New Orleans secondary Sunday while serving as Matt Ryan's No. 3 WR option.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|3||09/26||@New York Giants||9||20.38|
|4||10/03||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|5||10/10||New York Jets||18||23.13|
|9||11/07||@New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|11||11/18||New England Patriots||10||20.63|
|13||12/05||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|15||12/19||@San Francisco 49ers||15||21.50|
|18||01/09||New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||18||12||194||1||9||16.17||25|