• Russell Gage

  • WR
  • , Atlanta Falcons
  • 25
  • 184 lbs
  • 6' 0"
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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).

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Russell Gage - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs Buccaneers

With some players sitting out in Week 17, including Julio Jones, Gage has moved up into WR3 territory for the final week of the season as the complementary piece to Calvin Ridley. Gage had a 5-58-1 line against the Bucs in Week 15.

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Russell Gage - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs Chiefs

Gage has turned in a very solid season playing a complementary role to Calvin Ridley. He has at least 50 yards receiving yards in four of his last five games and has touchdowns in two of his last three games. He's a deep flex play, but still a bit of a risk in championship week.

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Russell Gage - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs Buccaneers

With Julio Jones still banged up, and likely out for Week 15, Russell Gage has continued to fare pretty well in his absence. He has at least 50 receiving yards in the last four weeks and double-digit PPR fantasy points in three of the last four weeks. If you're in a pinch, you could do worse than take a flyer on Gage against the Buccaneers. You don't need to get too cute, though.

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Russell Gage - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 vs Broncos

Gage could be line for a starting role and an increased role with Calvin Ridley likely not playing. Gage hasn't scored in six games, but with fewer options for Matt Ryan, that streak might come to an end Sunday against an average Broncos defense.

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Russell Gage - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 vs Bears

Gage has been one of the surprises of the early portion of the season with 160 yards and a touchdown in two weeks. If Julio Jones is limited, Gage could continue to see an increased role after playing almost 83 percent of the snaps last week against Dallas. He makes an appearance inside our top 50 WRs at No. 46.

by Pete Behnke

ATL WR Russell Gage - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In Week 16, Gage played 51% of snaps, finished with five receptions on six targets for 49 scoreless yards, 49 air yards, 13% of the team targets, and 13% of the team air yards.

The Falcons are out of the playoff picture but they were essentially out of the picture after a 1-7 start to their season. Monitor Week 17 news closely, but the Falcons are planning on playing their starters at the time of writing this blurb. It is unknown how long the starters will play but the starters could play the majority of the game if it stays competitive. This matchup has one of the highest over/unders (48) of the week.

Tampa Bay’s defense is third-worst against wide receivers, per our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. 4for4’s rankings expert, John Paulsen, has Gage ranked as a half PPR WR4. Gage is a risky start but does have a plus matchup in the final week of the season.

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