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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 5-12-0

2021 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 31 406 13.1 3 49

Top Olamide Zaccheaus News

  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Falls to No. 2 on depth chart

    Zaccheaus will fall to No. 2 on the depth chart after the Falcons drafted Drake London with the eighth overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports.

    Zaccheaus signed a $2.433 million RFA tender from the Falcons this offseason and was the de facto No. 1 wideout for awhile with Russell Gage leaving for Tampa Bay and Calvin Ridley suspended for the entire 2022 season. However, the landscape of Atlanta's wide receiver depth chart changed after its selection of London in the first round. Zaccheaus appeared in every game last season and finished with 31 catches on 53 targets for 406 yards and three touchdowns -- all career highs. Matt Ryan previously relied heavily on his runnings backs and tight ends, which impacted Zaccheaus' overall fantasy potential, and it's unlikely Marcus Mariota's passing attack changes things for the 5-foot-8 receiver, especially given London (ankle) and Kyle Pitts will garner the majority of targets for the foreseeable future.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Signs tender with Falcons

    Zaccheaus signed his contract with the Falcons on Tuesday.

    Previously a restricted free agent, Zaccheaus apparently was unable to find an offer that beat the $2.433 million RFA tender from the Falcons. He'd also have a hard time finding a better chance to earn snaps and targets, considering Russell Gage left for the divison-rival Bucs and Calvin Ridley is suspended for the entire 2022 season. The Falcons still figure to add more receivers before Week 1, but Zaccheaus could nonetheless be in the mix for a starting job, joined by a cast of journeymen that includes Damiere Byrd, KhaDarel Hodge and Auden Tate.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Tendered by Atlanta

    The Falcons tendered Zaccheaus at the right of first refusal level Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    The transaction sets Zaccheaus up for a $2.433 million salary in the 2022 season, unless any teams attempt to enter a bidding contest for his services. With Calvin Ridley (suspension) out for all of next season and Russell Gage on the move, Atlanta could scarce afford to part ways with a wideout already familiar with the offensive scheme. Zaccheaus, who has spent his entire NFL tenure with the Flacons since going undrafted out of Virginia back in 2019, logged a career-best 31-406-3 statline in 2021.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Catches three passes in loss

    Zaccheaus caught all three of his targets for 47 yards during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Saints.

    Zaccheaus finished second on the team in receiving yards behind Russell Gage (126), as Matt Ryan couldn't get on the same page with rookie tight end Kyle Pitts (two catches on five targets for eight yards). The third-year wideout finished the 2021 campaign with 31 receptions for 406 yards and three touchdowns, but he failed to take advantage of increased opportunities after Calvin Ridley (personal) left the team ahead of Week 8. Zaccheaus is set to become a free agent this offseason, but it's unclear what type of market he will draw, so a potential return to Atlanta isn't out of the question, especially if Ridley isn't going to return in 2022.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Non-factor in loss

    Zaccheaus caught two of three targets for eight yards during Sunday's 29-15 loss to the Bills.

    With Calvin Ridley (personal) still away from the team and Tajae Sharpe (illness) in COVID-19 protocols, Zaccheaus once again drew the start opposite Russell Gage. However, despite playing 51 of Atlanta's 53 offensive snaps, the 5-foot-8 wideout was unable to crack fantasy relevance, as Kyle Pitts (69 yards) and Russell Gage (50 yards) dominated Matt Ryan's attention. Zaccheaus continues to garner plenty of snaps but has failed to generate any consistent production, making him a risky fantasy option against the Saints in Week 18.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Two catches in win

    Zaccheaus caught two of his four targets for 32 yards during Sunday's 20-16 win over the Lions.

    With Calvin Ridley (personal) away from the team and Tajae Sharpe (foot) sidelined for Week 16, Zaccheaus drew the start opposite Russell Gage. However, Matt Ryan once again relied heavily on his tight ends, as Kyle Pitts (6 catches for 102 yards) and Hayden Hurst (two catches for 21 yards and a touchdown) were the most productive fantasy pass catchers for the Falcons on Sunday. Zaccheaus continues to garner plenty of snaps but has failed to generate any consistent production, making him a risky fantasy option against the Bills in Week 17.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Likely set for starting assignment

    Zaccheaus is expected to start and could play heavy snaps opposite top receiver Russell Gage in Week 16 with Tajae Sharpe (foot) listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lions, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Zaccheaus has already been hovering between 40 and 62 percent snap shares in each of the past eight weeks while Calvin Ridley (personal) has been away from the team, averaging 3.1 targets per game during that stretch. The 24-year-old could now get the opportunity to see both his playing time and targets tick up another notch, as Christian Blake and Frank Darby -- who have combined to play 82 snaps on offense all season -- represent the only other receivers on the roster who might help fill in for Sharpe. Bair speculates that the Falcons may also have running back Cordarrelle Patterson and tight end Kyle Pitts line up at receiver spots more often to help compensate for the expected absences of Ridley and Sharpe.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Two catches in loss

    Zaccheaus caught both of his targets for 53 yards during Sunday's 31-13 loss to the 49ers.

    Zaccheaus wasn't targeted in the first half, but on the Falcons' second drive of the third quarter, Matt Ryan found the 5-foot-8 wideout deep down the middle of the field for 49 yards. Russell Gage (11 targets) and Kyle Pitts (seven targets) continue to dominate the majority of Ryan's attention, as no one else saw more than two targets. As long as Calvin Ridley (personal) remains away from the team, Zaccheaus will likely garner plenty of snaps, but he hasn't proven to be a consistent fantasy option at any point this season.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Held without a target Week 14

    Zaccheaus wasn't targeted during Sunday's 29-21 win over the Panthers.

    Zaccheaus played 29 offensive snaps but didn't record a target for the first time since Week 1. Matt Ryan's reliance on his tight ends and running backs continues to lead to mediocre numbers for all of his wideouts except for Russell Gage. As long as Calvin Ridley (personal) remains away from the team, Zaccheaus will likely garner plenty of opportunities, but he hasn't proven to be a consistent fantasy option at any point this season.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Four touches in Week 13

    Zaccheaus caught three of his five targets for 44 yards and also added one rushing attempt for two yards during Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

    Zaccheaus finished tied with Cordarrelle Patterson and Tajae Sharpe for third on the team in targets, but he was able to significantly outpace the two in total receiving yards. The third-year wideout's 44 receiving yards were his second-highest total of the season, and the most he's produced since his breakout Week 9 performance (three catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns). Nonetheless, slot man Russell Gage (11 catches for 130 yards) continues to be Matt Ryan's go-to reciever while Calvin Ridley (personal) remains away from the team. Zaccheaus will likely continue to see plenty of playing time to warrant attention, but his sporadic production makes him a risky fantasy option on a week-to-week basis.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Non-factor in win

    Zaccheaus caught one of two targets for five yards during Sunday's 21-14 win over the Jaguars.

    Zaccheaus appeared to be trending in the right direction after racking up eight catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns over a three-game stretch, but he was a non-factor once again in Week 12. Slot man Russell Gage (six catches for 62 yards and a touchdown) continues to be Matt Ryan's favorite wideout while Calvin Ridley (personal) remains away from the team. However, Atlanta's offense also remains heavily reliant on its tight ends and running backs in the passing game, which significantly impacts Zaccheaus' fantasy upside.

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  • Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Sees five targets in loss

    Zaccheaus caught three of his five targets for 23 yards during Thursday's 25-0 loss to the Patriots.

    Zaccheaus' five targets and three receptions tied him with Kyle Pitts for second on the team, but Russell Gage paced all Falcons' pass catchers with five catches on eight targets. With Calvin Ridley (personal) on the non-football injury list, the 5-foot-8 wideout has totaled 15 targets, eight receptions, 93 yards and two touchdowns over his last three games. Zaccheaus appears to be trending in the right direction, but he will likely remain a risky option despite the uptick in production.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 193 lbs
Birthplace: Plainfield, NJ
Age: 24
School: Virginia
Experience: 4