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Russell Gage
ATL

WR ATL

#77 Wide Receiver

87 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 6
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 25
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 184
40 Time: 4.50

Weekly Outlook

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.5 39 0.3 5.7
Week 1
If you see Russell Gage, then please call the police. He needs your help. Not even the Falcons are bothering to look for him.

The guy who is supposed to be the new #2 wideout drew just 2 targets in the opener and caught neither of them. Of course, that did actually rank 2nd among Falcons WRs for the game. But 5 other players drew more -- including FB Keith Smith.

Gage will obviously have some better days, but Week 1 showed us why Julio Jones’ departure doesn’t automatically make the next WR relevant. Keep Gage far away from your fantasy lineups until he gives you a reason to use him.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Working primarily as a short-to-intermediate slot receiver, Gage set career highs in 2020 with 110 targets, 72 catches, 786 yards and 4 TDs.
  • He benefited from 7 missed games from Julio Jones. In those, Gage ranked as a top-30 WR three times. He maxed out as the WR8 in Week 17 at Tampa Bay.
  • With Jones active for 9 games, Gage scored only once and ranked as a top-30 WR three times. He maxed out as the WR11 (Week 1 vs. Seattle).
  • Jones, of course, was dealt to the Titans in June. He was on pace for 121 targets last season. His absence is huge for Gage’s spot-start value.
  • Gage benefited from a pass heavy Atlanta offense. Matt Ryan led the league in attempts; Atlanta led the league in pass rate.
  • At WR, no significant add was made in free agency. The Falcons only selected Frank Darby in Round 6 of April’s draft. He’s a long-shot for 2021 value.
  • Of course, Kyle Pitts arrived as the 4th overall pick. Young, uber-athletic and versatile, Pitts projects as an instant focal point for 1st-year HC Arthur Smith.
  • 2021 is a contract year for the LSU product.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Gage wasn’t an explosive playmaker last season. But he flexed some PPR muscle with 72 catches, a tally only 24 WRs beat.

Now with Julio officially off of the roster, Gage will retain some PPR appeal as a WR4/5.

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Falcons WR Russell Gage (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game vs. Washington. Olamide Zaccheaus stepped in as Atlanta’s #2 WR with Gage out last week, catching 3 of 6 targets for 32 yards and a TD. He’s still not much of a Week 4 fantasy option.

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Falcons WR Russell Gage (ankle) is out for Sunday's game against the Giants. That leaves Olamide Zaccheaus, Christian Blake and Tajae Sharp as Atlanta's 2nd through 4th WRs. None of those guys are viable fantasy options. Gage's absence should just mean a few extra targets for WR Calvin Ridley and TE Kyle Pitts.

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Falcons WR Russell Gage suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's loss to the Bucs and is considered "week to week," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "The team will see on Friday if he can possibly go this week vs the Giants, though it appears as a bit of a long-shot at first glance." Gage has just 5 catches on 9 targets for 28 yards through 2 games, so hopefully he wasn't part of your Week 3 plans.

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Falcons WR Russell Gage suffered a knee injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Lions and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Update: Gage returned for the 2nd half.

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Falcons WR Russell Gage (concussion) put in a full practice on Friday. Barring a setback, he's on track to play against the Packers on Monday night. Gage's fantasy value will depend on whether Julio Jones and/or Calvin Ridley suit up.

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