Zach Pascal

Zach Pascal

Wide Receiver #17
Team: Indianapolis Colts
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 207 lb.
College:Old Dominion
Age:25
Born:December 18, 1994
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Zach Pascal: More competition for snaps

Pascal will face increased competition for playing time with the Colts taking Michael Pittman in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Analysis: Pittman should immediately push for a starting role in three-wide sets for Indianapolis after catching 101 of 136 targets for 1,275 yards (9.38 YPT) and 11 touchdowns last season at USC. Pascal took advantage of a number of injuries in the receiving corps last season to lead the team in receiving yards (607) while reaching the end zone five times. However, this season he could be used in a more limited capacity with Parris Campbell also set to compete for a larger role after an injury-plagued rookie season.

April 26, 2020 8:15 AM EST

Zach Pascal: Gets extended

Pascal signed a one-year contract extension with the Colts on Monday.

Analysis: Pascal was scheduled to become an exclusive rights free agent in March, but his extension ensures he'll remain in the fold for Indianapolis through the 2020 season. The 25-year-old took advantage of a number of injuries to the Colts' pass catchers to lead the team in receiving yards (607) while reaching the end zone five times.

December 30, 2019 1:13 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Just one reception Sunday

Pascal had just one reception for six yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Carolina.

Analysis: The Colts didn't throw many passes (Jacoby Brissett was just 14-of27 for 119 yards passing) due to a large lead gained on special teams and via the run. Pascal still started and played on 50 of the offense's 64 snaps. He should get more work next week at Jacksonville.

December 23, 2019 3:08 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Makes four grabs

Pascal caught four of six targets for 44 yards in Monday night's 34-7 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Pascal led the Colts in catches and receiving yards despite top wideout T.Y. Hilton returning from injury. Although it was Hilton who topped Indy with nine targets, Pascal at least made the most of his looks, going for a team-long 24-yard reception as well. Even with Hilton back, Pascal should remain rather involved offensively, keeping his stock relatively stable going into the last two weeks of the season.

December 16, 2019 8:33 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Another strong performance

Pascal caught five of nine targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-25 loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Pascal has stepped up with T.Y. Hilton (calf) sidelined. After setting a new career high with 109 receiving yards last week, Pascal pulled down his fifth touchdown of the season from 12 yards out in the third quarter. As long as Hilton remains out, Pascal is an enticing plug-in option at the wide receiver position.

December 8, 2019 2:42 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Tops 100 receiving yards

Pascal hauled in seven of his 10 targets for 109 yards in the team's Week 13 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Pascal leapt up the depth chart with T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand) both ruled out prior to the game. However, only more targets were funneled to him when Chester Rogers (knee) exited the game after just two plays. Pascal took advantage by recording several big plays -- including three receptions of 20 yards or more and another that went for 19 yards. Pascal has shown flashes of brilliance without other key Colts' offensive weapons around, so his outlook for Week 14 against the Buccaneers will likely depend on the health of Hilton, Campbell and Rogers.

December 1, 2019 4:34 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Held without a catch Thursday

Pascal logged 59 of a possible 67 snap on offense in Thursday's 20-17 loss to the Texans, but did not catch his only target in the game.

Analysis: Pascal's 88 percent snap share was tops among the Colts' wideouts Thursday, but that's because the team limited T.Y. Hilton to 25 snaps in his return from a calf injury. The team's next game isn't until Dec. 1 against the Titans, at which point Pascal could possibly have some added competition for playing time, with both Parris Campbell (hand) and Devin Funchess (collarbone) candidates to return to action in Week 13.

November 22, 2019 10:12 AM EST

Zach Pascal: Can't turn targets into production

Pascal hauled in two of his six targets for 17 yards in the team's Week 11 win against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Pascal led the team with six targets but his lone significant reception came in on the team's second drive when he turned a short pass into a 14-yard gain. Though Pascal has struggled to build on his Week 9 breakout against the Steelers, he has earned at least six targets in each of his past three games. With the Colts playing their Week 12 contest against the Texans on Thursday, it's unlikely that T.Y. Hilton (groin), Parris Campbell (hand) and Devin Funchess (collarbone) will return. That should clear the way for Pascal to see plenty of volume once again.

November 17, 2019 7:39 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Gets two touches Sunday

Pascal had one reception for eight yards and one carry for 12 yards in Sunday's win at Kansas City.

Analysis: The Colts had just one reception among receivers other than T.Y. Hilton as Pascal's output was limited by a run-heavy game plan. Pacal got the start opposite Hilton and had the most snaps (42) among the non-Hilton receivers. However, Pascal, Chester Rogers (40) and Deon Cain (42) all had similar playing time. None of the receivers other than Hilton look like viable options in most formats given how the Colts spread out the few non-Hilton receiver targets.

October 7, 2019 12:21 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Reels in four catches

Pascal caught four of seven targets for 72 yards during Sunday's 31-24 loss to Oakland.

Analysis: Getting more exposure with the absence of T.Y. Hilton (quadriceps), Pascal put up double his previous reception total Sunday, including a diving 23-yard catch in traffic in the fourth quarter. He hadn't been much of a factor in the passing game early on in the season, but now has 125 yards and a touchdown over the past two weeks. His value is obviously dependent on Hilton's status next week versus the Chiefs.

September 29, 2019 3:55 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Could top depth chart Sunday

Pascal could be the top wide receiver on the depth chart Sunday with T.Y. Hilton (quad) listed as doubtful on the official injury report for Sunday's game against Oakland.

Analysis: Pascal has started the last two games after Devin Funchess went on injured reserve, but that hasn't translated to many targets as he has just two receptions (one for a touchdown). It may be Deon Cain and Paris Campbell who become the primary receivers Sunday even if Pascal starts again, though the Colts have spread the ball around evenly after Hilton.

September 27, 2019 2:30 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Gets first touchdown catch

Pascal had two receptions on three targets for 53 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown, in Sunday's win over Atlanta.

Analysis: The touchdown catch was Pascal's first reception of the season. Pascal continues to get the start as the No. 2 receiver opposite T.Y. Hilton, but this was the first game he was a factor in the passing game. The Colts split playing time pretty evenly between the receiver group after Hilton as Pascal had 30 snaps on offense, Paris Campbell had 30 snaps, Deon Cain had 37 snaps and Chester Rogers had 27 snaps. There's not a lot of reason to think Pascal will emerge from the pack as a fantasy impact player despite his showing Sunday, as he's been more valued for his blocking and special teams play.

September 23, 2019 2:34 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Not targeted in loss

Pascal played 23 snaps on offense without a target during Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Pascal also played 13 snaps on special teams. While Pascal wasn't targeted during the Week 1 loss, it's possible that he could see an increased role in Indianapolis' offense going forward with Devin Funchess (shoulder) having suffered a broken collarbone. In any case, he remains locked in as the Colts' kick returner.

September 9, 2019 9:37 AM EST

Zach Pascal: Makes 53-man roster

Pascal made Indy's 53-man roster, 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Pascal will likely serve as the team's kick returner and provides veteran depth at wide receiver. He's not likely to be on the field for many plays on offense, however.

August 31, 2019 10:09 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Gets work on special teams

Pascal did not have a reception in Thursday's preseason game, but had two kick returns for 43 yards. He played 11 snaps on offense and seven on special teams.

Analysis: Pascal isn't likely to be a starter on offense, but it looks like he could win the kick return job and be an asset on special teams. He could win the No. 5 WR role as a result.

August 9, 2019 11:11 AM EST

Zach Pascal: Sees some work with starters

Pascal took snaps with the starting offense in spring practices, Kevin Bowen of ESPN 1070 The Fan reports.

Analysis: The Colts were missing T.Y. Hilton (ankle) and easing second-round rookie Parris Campbell into the offense. Despite making some noise late last season, Pascal is unlikely to land any higher than fourth or fifth on the depth chart, presumably serving as outside depth behind Hilton and Devin Funchess. The 24-year-old Pascal may even need to battle for his roster spot, with competition from Daurice Fountain, Marcus Johnson, Deon Cain (knee) and a slew of undrafted players.

June 27, 2019 1:01 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Limited production in 2018

Pascal totaled 268 yards and two touchdowns on 27 catches in 16 games in 2018.

Analysis: Pascal went undrafted in 2017 and didn't see any regular season action until this year. He operated as a depth for Indianapolis and flashed potential, highlighted by a five catch, 68 yard, one touchdown performance against Houston in Week 14, that could lead to a larger role for him with the Colts in 2019.

January 15, 2019 1:54 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Listed as active

Pascal (knee) is active for Saturday's wild-card contest with the Texans.

Analysis: This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Pascal managed to register a full practice Thursday. What might be more difficult to discern is Pascal's impact on the offense, as T.Y. Hilton (ankle) and Dontrelle Inman (shoulder/finger) are both active as well, making the rookie wideout no better than fourth on the team's depth chart. Pascal did register his best game as a professional Week 4 against the Texans, recording six receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown, but that was in large part due to a depleted receiving corps that has since gotten healthier in the ensuing weeks.

January 5, 2019 12:15 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Status up in air for wild card

Pascal (knee) is officially questionable for Saturday's wild-card contest against he Texans.

Analysis: Pascal has increased his participation in practice each day this week, so he's certainly trending in the right direction for the game. Official word on his status likely won't arrive until inactives surface Saturday, but the wideout is an afterthought for most playoff pools with just 27 total grabs over 16 games this season.

January 3, 2019 3:01 PM EST

Zach Pascal: Limited at practice

Pascal (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Andrew Walker of Colts.com reports.

Analysis: The limited participation represents an upgrade after Pascal was listed as a DNP on Tuesday's estimated injury report. He played through the knee injury in a Week 17 win over Tennessee, failing to draw any targets despite playing 43 snaps on offense. Pascal, Dontrelle Inman (shoulder), Chester Rogers and Ryan Grant (toe) have all been sharing playing time behind T.Y. Hilton (ankle). Rogers is the team's only wideout without an injury designation, but Grant is the only one who seems to be in real danger of missing Saturday's playoff game at Houston.

January 2, 2019 1:17 PM EST

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