Olamide Zaccheaus

Atlanta Falcons
Wide Receiver #4
Atlanta Falcons
Wide Receiver #4

Olamide Zaccheaus News

Season-best 91 yards

Zaccheaus recorded five receptions on eight targets for 91 yards in Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Commanders.

Analysis: Zaccheaus entered Sunday's game having failed to record multiple receptions in each of his last four games. However, he emerged to command a season-high eight targets and managed lengthy receptions of 45 and 23 yards. His 91 yards was his highest mark in a game since Week 9 of the 2020 season, though Zaccheaus could continue to see an expanded role thanks to the targets vacated by the absence of Kyle Pitts (knee).

Nov 27, 2022 8:55 PM EST

One catch in win

Zaccheaus hauled in one of two targets for nine yards during Sunday's 27-24 victory versus Chicago. He also rushed once for 13 yards.

Analysis: Marcus Mariota completed 13 passes to nine different receivers, which limited the fantasy potential for all of Atlanta's pass catchers. Zaccheaus failed to record multiple receptions for just the second time all season, totaling 25 catches on 31 targets for 374 yards and two scores across 11 appearances. The undrafted wideout should be on fantasy radars in deeper leagues, but his lack of prolific production likely keeps him irrelevant in most standard leagues.

Nov 21, 2022 7:47 AM EST

Modest production in loss.

Zaccheaus caught two of four targets for 34 yards in Thursday's 25-15 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Zaccheaus hauled in just two catches for the second-straight game as his mostly underwhelming season continued Thursday. As long as Marcus Mariota and the Falcons' passing attack continue to struggle, it'll be difficult for the veteran wideout to reach consistent and fantasy-relevant production from week to week. Zaccheaus is not an option worth trusting in lineups when the Falcons host the Bears in Week 11.

Nov 11, 2022 10:00 AM EST

Two receptions in loss

Zaccheaus hauled in both of his two targets for 19 yards during Sunday's 20-17 loss against the Chargers.

Analysis: Zaccheaus has caught multiple passes in eight of nine games this season, totaling 22 receptions for 331 yards and two scores. He's quietly emerged as Marcus Mariota's most reliable pass catcher, but his overall fantasy potential remains limited due to Atlanta's struggling passing attack. Zaccheaus will look to continue his consistent play against the Panthers on Thursday.

Nov 7, 2022 8:06 AM EST

Only one catch in win

Zaccheaus caught their only target for 10 yards during Sunday's 37-34 overtime victory versus Carolina.

Analysis: Coming into the contest Zaccheaus had secured multiple receptions in each of the first seven games of the season, totaling 19 catches on 22 targets for 302 yards. However, he saw just one opportunity during Sunday's win as Kyle Pitts (nine), Damiere Byrd (six) and Drake London (five) led Atlanta in targets. Despite the strong start to the campaign, Zaccheaus' fantasy production was always limited, so it isn't surprising to see him finally submit a dud. Regardless, the 5-foot-8 wideout will look to get back on track against the Chargers in Week 9.

Oct 31, 2022 7:46 AM EST

Modest production in loss

Zaccheaus caught three of four targets for 31 yards during Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Zaccheaus finished second on the team in targets and yards while tying Kyle Pitts with a team-high three receptions. Atlanta's passing attack has struggled to produce consistent fantasy options this season, but Zaccheaus has been Marcus Mariota's most reliable target, catching multiple passes and finishing with at least 20 receiving yards in each of the first seven games of the season. Regardless, Zaccheaus' fantasy potential likely remains limited in Arthur Smith's run-heavy offense.

Oct 24, 2022 8:45 AM EST

Leads team in receiving

Zaccheaus hauled in all four of his targets for 58 yards during Sunday's 28-14 win versus the 49ers.

Analysis: Zaccheaus tied Drake London in targets, but the former finished with team highs in receptions and receiving yards. While London and Kyle Pitts are the most dynamic pass catchers in Atlanta, Zaccheaus has quietly carved out a role as Marcus Mariota's most consistent receiver. The fourth-year wideout has caught multiple passes and recorded at least 20 receiving yards in each game this season, totaling 16 receptions for 271 yards and two scores.

Oct 17, 2022 7:57 AM EST

Catches touchdown in loss

Zaccheaus caught two of four targets for 39 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 21-15 loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Zaccheaus finished third on the team in targets behind Drake London (seven) and KhaDarel Hodge (five), but the 5-foot-11 wideout led the Falcons in receiving yards for a second straight week and caught his second touchdown of the season. His touchdown came on a 19-yard pass from Marcus Mariota that cut the Buccaneers lead to six following a two-point conversion to Hodge. Zaccheaus has caught multiple passes in each game this season, totaling 213 receiving yards and two scores.

Oct 9, 2022 1:44 PM EST

Leads team with 55 receiving yards

Zaccheaus caught both of his targets for 55 yards during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Zaccheaus' first catch went for 13 yards on a third-and-eight play on the Falcons' first offensive drive, which ended with a 30-yard field goal. The slot receiver wasn't targeted again until the fourth quarter when he got open down the sideline for 42 yards, which set up the eventual game-winning 45-yard kick from Younghoe Koo. Zaccheaus continues to garner a solid role as the No. 2 wideout behind Drake London, catching all 10 of his targets for 174 yards and a touchdown across four games, but his fantasy ceiling will be limited as long as London and second-year tight end Kyle Pitts are healthy.

Oct 3, 2022 7:21 AM EST

Catches two passes in win

Zaccheaus caught both of his targets for 49 yards during Sunday's 27-23 win over Seattle.

Analysis: Zaccheaus played 67 percent of the team's offensive snaps, making him clearly the No. 2 wideout behind Drake London, but he finished third on the team in targets, receptions and yards behind London and Kyle Pitts. The undrafted receiver out of Virginia caught a 23-yard pass in the first quarter to set up a field goal and secured a 26-yard reception on a third-and-19 play on the team's following possession. Through three games, Zaccheaus has secured all eight of his targets for 119 yards and one touchdown.

Sep 26, 2022 8:44 AM EST

Secures first touchdown of 2022

Zaccheaus caught both of his targets for 21 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Zaccheaus caught an 11-yard pass from Marcus Mariota in the fourth quarter to cut the Falcons' deficit to 14, marking the wideout's first touchdown of 2022. Zaccheaus played 26 offensive snaps, second among wideouts behind Drake London, but London was the only Atlanta pass catcher to secure more than two receptions.

Sep 19, 2022 7:09 PM EST

Catches all four targets Week 1

Zaccheaus reeled in all four targets for 49 yards during Sunday's 27-26 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Zaccheaus finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards behind Drake London, but his four targets were only good for fourth on the team behind London (seven), Kyle Pitts (seven) and Cordarrelle Patterson (five). Regardless, aside from London, Zaccheaus played 10 more offensive snaps than any other wideout and appears to have carved out a solid role in Atlanta's passing attack to start the 2022 campaign.

Sep 12, 2022 7:35 AM EST

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 No. 8 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Josh Kendall of the Athletic reports.

Analysis: 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 drastically 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's 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.

May 2, 2022 9:46 AM EST

Signs tender with Falcons

Zaccheaus signed his contract with the Falcons on Tuesday.

Analysis: 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 journeyman that includes Damiere Byrd, KhaDarel Hodge and Auden Tate.

Apr 19, 2022 7:36 AM EST

Tendered by Atlanta

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

Analysis: 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 not yet re-signed, 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.

Mar 15, 2022 8:46 AM EST

Catches three passes in loss

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

Analysis: 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.

Jan 10, 2022 9:28 AM EST

Non-factor in loss

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

Analysis: 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 relevancy 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.

Jan 3, 2022 11:20 AM EST

Two catches in win

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

Analysis: With Calvin Ridley (personal) away from the team and Tajae Sharpe (foot) sidelined for Week 16, Zaccheaus drew the start opposite of 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 he has failed to develop any consistent production, making him a risky fantasy option against the Bills in Week 17.

Dec 27, 2021 10:23 AM EST

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.

Analysis: 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.

Dec 24, 2021 3:06 PM EST

Two catches in loss

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

Analysis: 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.

Dec 20, 2021 10:18 AM EST

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