Olamide Zaccheaus

Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #4
Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #4

Olamide Zaccheaus News

Signing with Philadelphia

The Eagles are slated to sign Zaccheaus, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: In 17 games with the Falcons in 2022, Zaccheaus recorded a career-high 40 catches for 533 yards and three TDs. With Philadelphia, the 25-year-old figures to compete with Quez Watkins this coming season for snaps behind the team's clear-cut top two wideouts, A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.

Apr 19, 2023 1:48 PM EST

Heavily involved in Week 18

Zaccheaus totaled four receptions on seven targets for 37 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 30-17 win versus the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Zaccheaus caught his first touchdown since Week 5 and saw at least seven targets for the just the third time during the campaign, with two of those instances coming with Desmond Ridder at the helm. However, overall, the wideout struggled in four games with the rookie at quarterback, totaling just eight receptions on 17 targets for 55 yards compared to 32 receptions for 478 yards across 13 games with Marcus Mariota as the starter. Over the past two seasons, Zaccheaus has caught 71 of 114 targets for 939 yards and six touchdowns, and he'll likely test the free agent market this offseason after his one-year deal expired, though a return to Atlanta hasn't been ruled out yet.

Jan 10, 2023 9:40 AM EST

Zero targets in narrow win

Zaccheaus logged zero targets during Sunday's 20-19 victory versus Arizona.

Analysis: Zaccheaus played the second most snaps among Atlanta's wideouts, but he didn't record a target. Desmond Ridder may have led a game-winning drive, but the Falcons' passing attack remains lackluster at best. Zaccheaus caught 32 of 44 targets for 478 yards and two scores across 13 games with Marcus Mariota as the starter, but the wideout has secured just four of 10 targets for 18 yards over three games with Ridder at the helm.

Jan 2, 2023 7:56 AM EST

Four grabs in loss to Baltimore

Zaccheaus caught four of seven targets for 18 yards in Saturday's 17-9 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: For the second straight game with Desmond Ridder under center, Zaccheaus failed to make much of an impact as the rookie QB focused on feeding the ball to Drake London. Zaccheaus has already set career highs in catches (36) and receiving yards (496) this season, but his campaign may be poised to end with a whimper. He'll try to get on the same page as his new quarterback in Week 17 against the Cardinals.

Dec 24, 2022 2:46 PM EST

Held without a catch

Zaccheaus didn't record a catch on three targets during Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Zaccheaus was held without a catch for the first time this season. Atlanta's passing game struggled as a unit with Desmond Ridder making his NFL debut, and Drake London, who finished with seven receptions on 11 targets for 70 yards, dominated the majority of the work through the air. Coming into the contest, Zaccheaus had secured 32 of 44 targets for 478 yards and two touchdowns across 13 appearances, making him worthy of consideration in deeper leagues. However, what little fantasy value Zaccheaus had with Marcus Mariota (knee) may be gone with Ridder set to start Atlanta's final three regular season games.

Dec 19, 2022 8:36 AM EST

Modest production in loss

Zaccheaus tallied two receptions on five targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 19-16 loss against Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Zaccheaus finished second on the team in targets behind Drake London, who led Atlanta with six receptions on 12 targets for a career-high 95 yards, but the former struggled to make a sizable impact with his increased looks. With Kyle Pitts (knee) sidelined, Zaccheaus has seen 13 targets over the past two contests, which is by far the most he's had in any two-game stretch this season. Despite the modest production in Week 13, he continues to be one of the more reliable pass catchers in Atlanta, totaling 32 receptions for 478 yards and two scores across 13 appearances.

Dec 5, 2022 8:17 AM EST

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

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