• Russell Gage

  • WR
  • , Atlanta Falcons
  • 25
  • 184 lbs
  • 6' 0"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
If not for the arrival of Kyle Pitts, Gage would be projected higher than the WR4-type numbers that he’s currently slated for. Gage was relatively unaffected by Julio Jones’s availability in the Atlanta offense last year, averaging 7.1 targets per game with Jones and 6.6 targets per game without him. Since Jones is out of the way, Gage projects to be the second or third option in the passing game after Ridley and perhaps Pitts.

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Scouting report

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Russell Gage - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Russell Gage firmly takes over the WR2 role in Atlanta with Julio Jones now in Tennessee. Gage averaged about seven targets per game in 2020 and in the seven games since the Falcons' Week 10 bye, Gage had five games with at least 50 yards, four games with at least five catches and three games out of the last five with a touchdown. Gage settled in nicely in Atlanta's offense, with or without Julio Jones.

Fantasy Downside

While Gage will now be the WR2 in Atlanta, he will undoubtedly be no higher than third on the pecking order, maybe even fourth. TE Kyle Pitts will absolutely be featured in the offense and RB Mike Davis could also see targets out of the backfield. That will highly limit the fantasy potential for Gage, who only caught four touchdown passes last season.

2021 Bottom Line

Gage can still be a decent deep play as a WR4, maybe a WR3/Flex. But he won't see the target share to be a consistent, week-to-week option behind Ridley and Pitts (and perhaps even Davis).

2021 Strength of Schedule - ATL

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
29
PHI
17
@TB
12
@NYG
3
WAS
18
NYJ
BYE23
@MIA
8
CAR
14
@NO
32
@DAL
9
NE
21
@JAX
17
TB
8
@CAR
15
@SF
30
DET
11
@BUF

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1SEA911401212.6700000.0011.420.455/7969.6%
2@DAL646197.6700000.0010.616.662/7582.7%
3CHI2260313.0000000.002.64.612/6817.6%
4@GB2220311.001-200-2.002.04.047/7067.1%
5CAR216058.0000000.001.63.640/6561.5%
6@MIN4650416.2500000.006.510.551/8063.8%
7DET654079.0000000.005.411.424/7532.0%
8@CAR2250312.5000000.002.54.539/7055.7%
9DEN211065.5000000.001.13.139/7154.9%
10BYE--------------
11@NO7580128.2900000.005.812.849/6279.0%
12LV3340511.3300000.003.46.469/7888.5%
13NO4511812.7500000.0011.115.152/6777.6%
14@LAC5820716.4000000.0013.818.841/5771.9%
15TB56811013.6000000.0012.817.859/6590.8%
16@KC423055.7500000.002.36.362/6891.2%
17@TB99111110.111110011.0016.225.261/7284.7%
Per game4.5049.130.256.8810.920.130.56004.506.8211.3247.63/70.1368.04%
Totals72786411010.9229004.50109.06181.06762/112268.04%
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