Zaccheaus was unable to bring in his only target of Thursday's 26-18 loss to the Saints.
Zaccheaus has been getting six or seven offensive snaps per game over his last four contests, but Thursday was the first time that Matt Ryan looked the rookie's way. As his snap total didn't increase, it would be a stretch to say that his first target had too much to do with Julio Jones' (shoulder) absence, but it certainly helped. Next up is a Carolina team that is undergoing some shakeups with the firing of head coach Ron Rivera, but Zaccheaus should not be on your fantasy radar.
Zaccheaus was an offensive standout during the Falcons' inter-squad scrimmage Sunday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
The undrafted rookie out of Virginia is making a push for a depth role in the Falcons' receiving corps, as he's been one of the more impressive pass-catchers in the early stages of training camp beyond starters Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley (hamstring) and Mohamed Sanu. Initially a running back when he began his career with the Cavaliers in 2015, Zaccheaus evolved into a wideout by his senior year and caught 93 passes for 1,058 yards and nine touchdowns.
The Falcons are expected to sign Zaccheaus as an undrafted free agent, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The diminutive receiver had an oustanding campaign in 2018, catching 93 passes for 1,058 yards and nine touchdowns in 13 games. Even though Zaccheaus is listed at 5-foot-9, he never missed a game in his four-year college career for Virginia. Zaccheaus projects as a possible backup in the NFL with special teams potential.
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