The Pats have been trying to get Sanu for a while according to various stories. He's a real solid addition to the receiving group, and if anything, it puts a dent in the fantasy value of Dorsett, Meyers and Harry going forward. Sanu had 50 catches and 650 yards receiving each of the last three seasons with 33 catches and 313 yards this season. It's another nice target for Tom Brady.
For the Falcons, it could mean a bump in snaps and production for Ridley who was playing on about 71% this year, while also opening the door for more time for guys like Hardy and Gage who look to be next up on the Falcons depth chart.
ATL WR Russell Gage - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 10 at New Orleans Saints
In Week 8, Gage was the number three wide receiver for the Falcons. He had seven receptions on nine targets for 58 yards. Gage played 59% of snaps, while Justin Hardy only played 15% of snaps. The Falcons had a bye in Week 9.
Gage could benefit from Eli Apple shadowing Julio Jones and Marshon Lattimore shadowing Calvin Ridley. However, Gage is more likely to be Matt Ryan’s fourth receiving option behind Austin Hooper. The Saints are 12th against wide receivers, per our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. Also, Matt Ryan could be under a lot of pressure because the Saints are top ten in sack rate and QB hit rate. 4for4’s rankings expert, John Paulsen, has Gage ranked as a mid-range half PPR WR5.