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October 12, 2020 01:00 AM
Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Just one catch against Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zaccheaus hauled in one of his four targets for 13 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Panthers.

The second-year wideout from Virginia was considered an interesting waiver wire addition after he racked up 12 receptions and 127 yards between Weeks 3 and 4. Despite Zaccheaus' offensive opportunities being enhanced with Julio Jones (hamstring) inactive against the Panthers, he only managed to corral a quarter of his targets on the afternoon. Zaccheaus will again be a top-three option at wide receiver for the Falcons if Jones is ruled out Week 6 against the Vikings, but it may be tricky to trust him in a starting fantasy lineup, even in a matchup against Minnesota's bottom-five pass defense.

October 9, 2020 06:32 PM
Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Could start again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Dirk Koetter said he's confident Zaccheaus and other wide receivers will step up if Julio Jones (hamstring) isn't able to play in Sunday's game against the Panthers, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Jones was inactive for Week 3 and unable to make it to halftime in Week 4, thereby allowing Zaccheaus to play 79 and 76 percent of snaps, respectively, which resulted in a combined total of 12 catches for 127 yards on 15 targets. Jones is listed as questionable for Week 5 and being treated as a game-time decision, but his absence from practice throughout the week suggests he's no better than 50-50 to suit up. Zaccheaus could be be looking at a full-time role in a pass-heavy offense, pending Jones's status ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

October 6, 2020 03:12 PM
Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Atlanta's top target Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zaccheaus corralled eight of a team-high nine targets for 86 receiving yards during Monday's 30-16 loss to the Packers.

The second-year wideout from Virginia showed signs of fantasy relevance last Sunday against the Bears, playing 79 percent of the offensive snaps after Russell Gage exited with a head injury and catching four of six targets for 41 yards. Zaccheaus became Matt Ryan's preferred target after Julio Jones exited Monday night's loss with a hamstring injury, and Green Bay's defense decided to focus on containing Calvin Ridley. He had just four career catches for 125 yards in 12 appearances prior to Week 3, but he may provide deep-league utility if Jones proves unable to go in Atlanta's upcoming matchup against the Panthers.

September 28, 2020 12:12 AM
Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Comes alive against Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zaccheaus hauled in four of his six targets for 41 receiving yards during Sunday's 30-26 loss to Chicago.

With Julio Jones (hamstring) ruled out pre-game and Russell Gage forced to exit partway through Sunday's contest because of a head injury, Zaccheaus suddenly found himself in place as the No. 2 wide receiver within Atlanta's high-flying passing attack. After seeing just one target thrown his way across the first two weeks of 2020, Zaccheaus doubled his previous career high in catches by corralling four passes from Matt Ryan on Sunday. If Jones and Gage are forced to sit out again when the Falcons take on the Packers next Monday night, Zaccheaus remains situated for increased work in the offense.

September 6, 2020 09:16 PM
Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Locked in as No. 4 receiver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zaccheaus has made the cut for the Falcons' 53-man roster, and he's expected to be the team's No. 4 wide receiver this season, Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reports.

A second-year player, Zaccheaus is anticipated to slot in behind Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage at wide receiver, while also playing a significant role on special teams. Now that undrafted rookie Chris Rowland is officially not on the Week 1 roster, it appears Zaccheaus is the go-to option at returner aside from Brandon Powell. Zaccheaus is not expected to be a fixture in fantasy lineups, but if one of the starters at receiver were to miss a game, he may suddenly become fantasy relevant. The Falcons offense threw 3.2 more pass attempts per game than any other team in the NFL last season.

August 31, 2020 11:36 PM
Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Full-go in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zaccheaus was a full participant during Monday's practice, Vaughn McClure of reports.

The second-year man from Virginia is back on the field after missing time last week with an undisclosed injury. Zaccheaus recorded just three catches as a rookie in 2019, but he did cash in with a 93-yard touchdown during Atlanta's Week 14 victory over the Panthers. The 23-year-old may end up filling out Atlanta's rotation as a depth option at wide receiver, but with his explosiveness Zaccheaus also has potential to become a factor on special teams this season.

August 26, 2020 10:24 PM
Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Sitting out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zaccheaus (undisclosed) missed Wednesday's practice, Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports.

The specifics of the absence remains unclear, however, it's serious enough for the wideout to miss valuable practice reps. Zaccheaus made a slight impact coming into the league last season as an undrafted free agent, catching three of five targets for 115 yards and a touchdown in 10 games. As for the injury, it's unclear when Zaccheaus will return to the practice field.

January 5, 2020 06:48 PM
Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Week 14 splash play highlights 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zaccheaus caught three of five targets for 115 yards and one touchdown across 10 appearances this season.

The 22-year-old Zaccheaus wrapped up his collegiate career as the No. 2 all-time receiver in Virginia history, but his offensive workload was extremely limited during his rookie campaign. He did play a substantial special-teams role over the latter half of the year, but his offensive snap count only exceeded 15 on one instance all season. That occasion came Week 14, when Zaccheaus played 21 offensive snaps and tore off a 91-yard catch-and-run during a 40-20 win against Carolina -- accounting for his first NFL score and 80 percent of his season-long yardage production in a single play.

December 10, 2019 08:48 AM
Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Role to grow after Ridley's injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Dan Quinn said Monday that Zaccheaus and Christian Blake will fill Calvin Ridley's (abdomen) role in the offense now that he has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

Zaccheaus produced an electrifying 93-yard touchdown on his first NFL reception in Sunday's win over the Panthers and now should see a substantial increase in playing time between Weeks 15 and 17 with Ridley out of the lineup. Prior to his breakout play, Zaccheaus had served primarily as a special-teams contributor when active, playing 60-plus percent of the special-teams snaps in every game between Weeks 10 and 13, but never seeing more than 11 percent of the offensive reps. He'll be in the mix alongside Blake and Justin Hardy to scoop up Ridley's target share Week 15, when the Falcons take on San Francisco's top-ranked pass defense.

December 9, 2019 12:04 AM
Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Burns Panthers for 93-yard TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zaccheaus hauled in one of two targets for 93 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 40-20 win against Carolina.

It surely can be said that Zaccheaus' first NFL reception was memorable, as his catch and run provided Atlanta with its longest play from scrimmage all season. The rookie's monstrous gain culminated in a 93-yard score to provide Atlanta with a three-possession lead at the 6:30 mark of the third quarter. Though his final fantasy output in Week 14 was eye-catching, Zaccheaus' overall offensive involvement hasn't been near the requisite level to make him a trustworthy fantasy starter.

December 4, 2019 11:52 AM
Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Sees first career target
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 29, 2019 09:12 AM
Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus: Making plays in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zaccheaus was an offensive standout during the Falcons' inter-squad scrimmage Sunday, Vaughn McClure of 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.

April 28, 2019 02:40 PM
Olamide Zaccheaus: Set to join Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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