Zach Pascal

Indianapolis Colts
Wide Receiver #17
Indianapolis Colts
Wide Receiver #17

Zach Pascal News

Just three receptions Sunday

Pascal had three receptions for 14 yards on six targets in Sunday's win at San Francisco.

Analysis: Pascal led the team in targets and didn't do much with them, but some of that can be excused by the rainy and windy conditions. He worked as the No. 2 receiver with T.Y. Hilton out and should continue to get a steady workload with both Hilton and Parris Campbell sidelined.

Oct 25, 2021 11:48 AM EST

Just three receptions Monday

Pascal had three receptions for 48 yards on five targets in Monday's loss at Baltimore.

Analysis: Pascal started at receiver opposite Michael Pittman and played on 59 of the offense's 69 snaps. He was also third on the team in targets. His usual significant workload bodes well for a bounceback against Houston next week.

Oct 12, 2021 12:46 PM EST

Four-catch effort in win

Pascal brought in four of five targets for 44 yards in the Colts' 27-17 in over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: Pascal gained 41 of his yards on one reception where he flashed some nice after-the-catch skills, so the remainder of his three grabs went for just three yards. The veteran possession receiver's yardage total qualified as a season-high figure, but Pascal will look to build up his overall numbers in Week 5 Monday night road matchup against the Ravens.

Oct 3, 2021 3:17 PM EST

Just two receptions Sunday

Pascal had two receptions on seven targets for 31 yards in Sunday's loss at Tennessee.

Analysis: It wasn't a great game for Pascal as he dropped a potential catch near the goal-line and failed to make a few potential catches. It was a positive he was second on the team in targets and some of his off day could be the result of Carson Wentz being limited with two sore ankles.

Sep 27, 2021 9:43 AM EST

Returns to practice Thursday

Pascal (illness) was able to practice Thursday, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Analysis: Pascal missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness but his return Thursday suggests the slot receiver isn't in danger of sitting out a juicy Week 3 matchup with a Titans secondary that's been the most generous in the league to opposing receivers in the early going. The only damper on Pascal's outlook Sunday is the possible absence of starting quarterback Carson Wentz (ankle), whom Erickson said wasn't spotted at practice Thursday.

Sep 23, 2021 12:04 PM EST

Misses practice with illness

Pascal missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness.

Analysis: The good news is that Pascal wasn't placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Assuming that doesn't change, he'll have a good chance to return for Sunday's game against the Titans, looking to build on a strong start to the season (three TDs on 11 targets in two games). It is possible Pascal has to catch passes from backup QB Jacob Eason instead of banged-up starter Carson Wentz (ankles).

Sep 22, 2021 1:23 PM EST

Back in end zone Sunday

Pascal secured five of six targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' 27-24 loss to the Rams on Sunday.

Analysis: Pascal crossed the goal line for the third time in two games when he recorded an eight-yard scoring grab late in the third quarter in connection with Carson Wentz (ankle). The veteran is clearly a red-zone factor in coach Frank Reich's scheme, which helps make up for the fact Pascal doesn't flash much explosiveness between the 20s. He'll look to continue his hot start in a Week 3 road matchup against the Titans, although his outlook would undoubtedly suffer if Jacob Eason was forced to start the contest in Wentz's stead.

Sep 19, 2021 2:22 PM EST

Logs pair of scores in loss

Pascal secured four of five targets for 43 yards and two touchdowns in the Colts' 28-16 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

Analysis: Pascal stepped up as a red-zone threat for new quarterback Carson Wentz with T.Y. Hilton (IR-neck) unavailable, getting into the end zone from 10 and 11 yards out in the second and fourth quarters, respectively. While chunk plays are far from his forte, the veteran wideout brings a sure-handed, reliable presence that it wouldn't be difficult to envision Wentz getting very comfortable with as the season unfolds. Pascal will look to continue his strong form when the Colts tangle with the Rams at home in Week 2.

Sep 12, 2021 3:45 PM EST

Returning to practice

Pascal was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday morning, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Pascal returns to practice along with QB Carson Wentz (foot) and starting center Ryan Kelly. Pascal's absence coincided with WR T.Y. Hilton's surgery for a disc injury in his neck, ruling the veteran out for at least three games. Pascal seemed to be competing with Parris Campbell for slot snaps earlier this summer, but the Colts may now use him as a replacement for Hilton, at least early on in the season. They kick things off with a Week 1 home game against the Seahawks.

Sep 2, 2021 8:00 AM EST

Should be available for Week 1

Pascal (undisclosed) should be eligible for activation from the reserve/COVID-19 list after five days, as long as he remains asymptomatic and continues to return negative tests, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Pascal, quarterback Carson Wentz (foot), and center Ryan Kelly (undisclosed) are all considered close contacts of a Colts' staff member who tested positive. Pascal will be forced to miss a handful of practices, but as long as they continue to pass through the league's health and safety protocols without setbacks, he and his teammates should be back in action well before Sept. 12's season opener against Seattle. Given that T.Y. Hilton (neck) is expected to miss multiple weeks, Pascal looks destined for an increased role in Indianapolis' passing game alongside Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell.

Aug 31, 2021 3:20 AM EST

Moves to COVID-19 list

The Colts placed Pascal (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Analysis: Pascal was one of three players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by Indianapolis on Monday, alongside quarterback Carson Wentz and center Ryan Kelly. The wideout looks slated for an increased role in Indianapolis' aerial attack with T.Y. Hilton (neck) out multiple weeks, but he will first have to fully clear the league's protocols for COVID-19. An exact timetable for Pascal's return remains undisclosed, and he has just under two weeks before the regular-season kickoff Sept. 12 versus Seattle.

Aug 30, 2021 10:28 AM EST

Increased role without Hilton

Pascal will likely see the largest increase in playing time with T.Y. Hilton out with a neck injury, Stephen Holder reports. Pascal is likely to start at receiver opposite Michael Pittman.

Analysis: Pascal is likely to start outside opposite Pittman with Parris Campbell in the slot. However, both Campbell and Pascal were used frequently in the slot last season and Pascal was used in multiple roles. It may take a week or two to figure out how a passing game without Hilton and with new quarterback Carson Wentz may distribute targets. Mike Strachan could be a factor at wide receiver after a strong preseason, but the offense also has three viable pass catching tight ends that could help take over the targets that Hilton would have commanded. Either way, Pascal looks set to play a prominent role.

Aug 29, 2021 9:11 PM EST

Four receptions Saturday

Pascal caught all four of his targets for 41 yards in Saturday's preseason win at Minnesota.

Analysis: Pascal started opposite Michael Pittman at wide receiver with T.Y. Hilton sitting out. Pascal will remain a steady presence in the Indy passing game and filling in at several roles, but may not have much upside for targets if both Hilton and Parris Campbell stay healthy.

Aug 22, 2021 9:39 AM EST

Signs second-round tender

Pascal signed his restricted free agent tender, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: The Colts' use of a second-round tender all but ensured Pascal wouldn't receive an offer sheet. He'll stick around in Indianapolis, where T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell represent the competition for playing time at wide receiver. Pascal had a top-three role for most of last season, but he could drop down to No. 4 if everyone is healthy (a big 'if) in 2021.

Apr 19, 2021 7:01 AM EST

Extended second-round tender

The Colts placed a second-round tender on Pascal on Tuesday, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Any team that gives Pascal an offer sheet would have to give up a second-round pick if Indianapolis decides not to match, which means the restricted free agent will almost certainly remain a Colt next season. Whether Pascal chooses to sign the tender or negotiate a separate contract with the Colts remains to be seen.

Mar 16, 2021 12:24 PM EST

Solid end to regular season

Pascal secured two of four targets for 41 yards during Week 17's 28-14 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Pascal wasn't able to maintain his two-game scoring streak Week 17, but he did once again log an impressive average catch distance (20.5). The 26-year-old caught 44 of 71 targets for 629 yards and five touchdowns across 16 regular-season games in 2020, a nearly identical replication of his 2019 statline. He'll continue operating in a starting role alongside T.Y. Hilton and Michael Pittman during Saturday's wild-card matchup in Buffalo.

Jan 6, 2021 11:23 AM EST

Catches long touchdown pass

Pascal caught three of six targets for 64 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Pascal got off to a great start as he hauled in a 42-yard touchdown pass to help his team build a 14-point lead at halftime. He didn't do quite as much with the rest of his looks, but he still led the team in receiving yardage for the second straight game and has three touchdowns in those contests to take his total to five for the season. Pascal has emerged as a regular contributor most weeks and will look to finish the regular season on a high in next Sunday's matchup with a poor Jaguars defense.

Dec 27, 2020 3:44 PM EST

Finds end zone twice

Pascal recorded five receptions on six targets for 79 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15 against the Texans.

Analysis: Pascal paced all Colts receivers in receptions and yards, narrowly beating out T.Y. Hilton in each statistic. However, he made his primary impact with two touchdown grabs, which came from 11 and five yards. Pascal had recorded only one reception in each of his last three games, but benefitted from Michael Pittman's inability to command targets. He'll face a stiffer test in Week 16 against the Steelers.

Dec 20, 2020 2:13 PM EST

Records long catch in Week 14 win

Pascal collected one of his two targets for a 27-yard reception during Sunday's 44-27 win against the Raiders.

Analysis: The Old Dominion product continues to demonstrate an ability to make plays downfield, as he finds himself with a yards-per-catch average exceeding 13.0 for a second consecutive year. Pascal's two total touchdowns restrict his fantasy upside, but he ranks third on the team in targets (55) behind T.Y. Hilton and Nyheim Hines heading into a Week 15 matchup against Houston's No. 24 pass defense.

Dec 15, 2020 5:50 PM EST

Targeted once in win

Pascal caught his lone target for 11 yards in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Pascal finished second to rookie Michael Pittman among Colts' wide receivers with an 80 percent snap share. However, it was T.Y. Hilton who stole the show with an 8-110-1 performance, while Pascal finished with his lowest yardage total of the season. Pascal's consistent usage is encouraging, but it's tough to depend on him in fantasy at this point.

Dec 8, 2020 2:14 PM EST

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