Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
@ 25 23
@ 15 21
vs 14 21
vs 28 24
vs 23 22
@ 20 22
@ 7 19
vs 29 25
vs 22 22
vs 6 19
BYE
- -
@ 8 19
vs 15 21
@ 19 22
vs 24 23
@ 30 25
vs 7 19
@ 23 22
Player Outlook
Gage's move to the Buccaneers has made him an interesting No. 3 receiver for Fantasy managers to consider. A year removed from leading Falcons receivers in catches and yards (and finishing top 20 among all wideouts in catch rate and yards per route run), Gage will settle into the Bucs' pass-happy offense as no worse than a third option. That role may elevate to the second option if Bucs wideout Chris Godwin isn't ready for the start of the season as he comes back from a torn ACL. Clearly, if Godwin is out, Gage would be close to a No. 2 Fantasy receiver as the guy starting opposite Mike Evans in the Bucs offense led by Tom Brady. But even when Godwin is back in the swing of things, Brady's offense has proven to support as many as four pass-catchers. We like the idea of drafting Gage with a pick starting in Round 9 in PPR (Round 10 or 11 in non-PPR).

Fantasy Stats

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Receptions
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Receiving Yards
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Receiving Touchdowns
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Rushing Yards
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Average Yards per Rush
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Fantasy Points
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2022
2021 66 770 11.67 4 0.00 976.9
2020 72 786 10.92 4 9 4.50 1096.8
3y Avg. 62 667 10.76 3 7 3.50 825.5
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76%
Roster
34%
Start
#49
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Fantasy News

  • Buccaneers' Russell Gage: Not practicing Thursday

    Gage (leg) is not participating in Thursday's practice scrimmage against the Dolphins, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Coach Todd Bowles said Gage suffered a leg injury during Wednesday's practice, per Laine, but he declined to offer further details about the wideout's health. Quarterback Tom Brady (personal) plans to remain away from the Buccaneers until after the team's Aug. 20 preseason matchup against the Titans, and wide receivers Mike Evans (hamstring) and Chris Godwin (ACL) are also dealing with injuries, so Tampa Bay's offensive personnel will be relatively limited at practice.
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  • Buccaneers' Russell Gage: Limps off during scrimmage

    Gage exited Wednesday's practice scrimmage against the Dolphins with an apparent left foot or ankle issue, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Gage walked off the field under his own power, though he seemed to be in discomfort while doing so. The severity of Gage's injury will need to be monitored, given that he'll likely be primed for a key role in Tampa Bay's offense if healthy. The Buccaneers already have Mike Evans (hamstring) dealing with minor issue and Chris Godwin (knee) working his way back from a torn ACL.
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  • Buccaneers' Russell Gage: Stellar start to camp

    Gage enjoyed another productive day at training camp Saturday, recording at least five receptions, including two touchdowns, Brianna Dix of the team's official site reports. Dix notes that Gage's success hasn't just been limited to Saturday, as he's been a go-to target for Tom Brady to varying degree in each session thus far. Gage has flashed in multiple ways, including making impressive catches on crossing patterns, near the sideline and in the end zone. The arrival of Julio Jones may keep Gage as the No. 3 wideout to start the season even while Chris Godwin (knee) is finishing his recovery from ACL surgery, but the veteran's quick chemistry with Brady still bodes very well for his chances of hitting the ground running in the Buccaneers' air attack.
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  • Buccaneers' Russell Gage: Healthy as training camp opens

    Gage, who dealt with an unspecified injury earlier in the offseason, was able to participate in the first practice of training camp Wednesday without limitations, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Gage also got some new competition for snaps and targets in the form of multi-time Pro Bowler Julio Jones, who agreed to a one-year deal with the Buccaneers on Tuesday. While the playing-time matter will sort itself out throughout camp and preseason, Gage was notably at full health for Wednesday's opening session despite his prior limitations, drawing the praise of head coach Todd Bowles in the process.
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  • Buccaneers' Russell Gage: Looks primed for key role

    Quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday that Gage will play a "very important" role in Tampa Bay's offense, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Gage inked a three-year, $30 million dollar with the Buccaneers early on in free agency, and Brady is now talking up his involvement on "a pass-heavy offense," which seems indicative that the two have already established some chemistry. While Chris Godwin (knee) works his way back from a Week 15 ACL tear Gage stands to operate as the No. 2 wideout behind Mike Evans, a role which could certainly involve significant and high-value targets from Brady, especially if Godwin is unavailable for the early portion of the season.
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  • Buccaneers' Russell Gage: Moving south to Tampa

    The Buccaneers and Gage agreed to terms of a contract Tuesday on a three-year, $30 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Gage is coming off back-to-back productive seasons in Atlanta in which he totaled at least 66 catches and 770 yards and exactly four touchdowns per year. He'll kick off the upcoming campaign as the No. 2 wide receiver in Tampa Bay behind Mike Evans due to Chris Godwin's ongoing recovery from a Week 15 ACL tear. Considering Godwin may not be healthy for a good portion of the season, Gage should be on the receiving end of numerous passes per game from Tom Brady.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Explosive performance in finale

    Gage caught nine of 13 targets for 126 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Saints. Gage posted his most receptions and yards since since Week 13 (11 catches for 130 yards) and caught his third touchdown of the season -- his first since Week 15. The 25-year-old slot receiver took over as Matt Ryan's favorite target when Calvin Ridley (personal) left the team Week 7, registering 61 receptions for 742 yards and four touchdowns in the final 12 weeks of the season. The fourth-year pro is set to become a free agent this offseason and likely will garner interest around the league after registering 1,556 yards and eight touchdowns in 30 games over the last two seasons.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Posts 50-yard effort in loss

    Gage brought in three of five targets for 50 yards in the Falcons' 29-15 loss to the Bills on Sunday. Gage co-led the Falcons in receptions on a very modest day for Atlanta's passing attack while checking in second in receiving yardage to Kyle Pitts. The veteran wideout now has at least 50 receiving yards in five of the last six games going into the Week 18 finale versus the Saints.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Four catches in modest performance

    Gage brought in four of five targets for 39 yards in the Falcons' 20-16 win over the Lions. He also lost a fumble. The veteran gave way to Kyle Pitts as the linchpin of the pass-catching corps for the week, but Gage still checked in as a distant runner-up to the rookie tight end in receptions, receiving yards and targets. Gage has no fewer than four catches in six consecutive games going into a Week 17 road matchup against the Bills.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Stays hot with third TD this year

    Gage had eight receptions (11 targets) for 91 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-13 loss to San Francisco. Gage continued his recent run of success with another strong fantasy outing. The veteran wideout is averaging 7.3 receptions and 86.8 receiving yards with two total touchdowns over the last four weeks, establishing himself as Atlanta's top receiving option after Calvin Ridley's (personal) mid-season departure. Gage will look to keep this hot streak rolling against the Lions next Sunday.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Team leader in receiving yards

    Gage secured four of six targets for 64 yards in the Falcons' 29-21 win over the Panthers on Sunday. Gage's receiving yardage total paced the Falcons on the afternoon and served as his fourth straight useful fantasy performance. The veteran's numbers were nowhere near as spectacular as his Week 13 output of 11 receptions for 130 yards, but he's now logged at least six targets in four straight contests and at least 62 receiving yards in three consecutive. Gage's next opportunity to build on his encouraging run comes in Week 15 against the 49ers on the road.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Standout effort in loss

    Gage brought in 11 of 12 targets for 130 yards in the Falcons' 30-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also lost a fumble. The veteran lit up his old team repeatedly throughout the afternoon, leading to career-best reception and receiving yardage totals. Gage has been productive in multiple games this season, but he's also had a trio of catch-less efforts that help render him one of the more unpredictable wideouts around the league. Nevertheless, Gage now has posted at least five grabs in three consecutive contests, giving him plenty of momentum ahead of a Week 14 visit to the Panthers for an NFC South clash.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Productive in Week 12 win

    Gage caught six of seven targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-14 win over Jacksonville. Gage put Atlanta ahead 21-3 with a 12-yard touchdown in the third quarter, doubling his season touchdown total. He also led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards. If Calvin Ridley (personal) remains on the reserve/non-football injury list, Gage will continue to work as the Falcons' de facto No. 1 wide receiver in Week 13 against the Buccaneers.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: No receptions in blowout loss

    Gage did not record a reception on three targets in Sunday's 43-3 loss to the Cowboys. Gage appeared to be on pace for a solid game when he made an impressive leaping catch on a deep ball in the first quarter, but Dallas challenged the ruling and the potential big play was overturned as the ball slightly grazed the turf. The 25-year-old only saw two more targets before the Falcons mailed it in for what turned out to be a blowout loss. Olamide Zaccheaus had two receptions for 22 yards on seven targets, so Gage's inconsistent play this year may have moved him down the target pecking order in Atlanta. He will try to get back on track against a tough Patriots defense this upcoming Thursday.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Seven catches in Week 9 win

    Gage caught seven of eight targets for 64 yards in Sunday's 27-25 win over New Orleans. Gage is working as Atlanta's top option at wide receiver with Calvin Ridley (personal) on the non-football injury list. He caught all six of his first-half targets for 55 yards but didn't play much of a role in the second half, as slot receiver Olamide Zaccheaus (two touchdowns) and the versatile Cordarrelle Patterson (126 receiving yards) led the Falcons' passing attack. Gage set a season high in catches here and has eclipsed 60 receiving yards twice in his last three games heading into a Week 10 matchup with the Cowboys.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Dealing with groin issue

    Gage was limited at Wednesday's practice by a groin injury, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports. Gage and Tajae Sharpe led Falcons wide receivers with respective 68 percent snap shares this past Sunday against the Panthers without Calvin Ridley, who missed his second game of the season due to personal reasons. The result was no targets for Gage, while Sharpe paced Atlanta with 58 yards receiving on five catches and six targets. Now, Gage is tending to a health concern, which could inhibit his viability in the short term.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Not targeted in loss

    Gage played 36 offensive snaps but didn't record any stats during the Falcons' 19-13 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. Gage came off a three-game absence to produce a solid performance (four catches for 67 yards and a touchdown) against the Dolphins in Week 7. While he tied Tajae Sharpe with 36 offensive snaps in Week 8 -- most among wideouts -- Gage was held without a target. With Calvin Ridley (personal) out for an unspecified amount of time, Gage is expected to see high snap totals, but his production is likely to be sporadic.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Scores in return from injury

    Gage (ankle) brought in four of six targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 30-28 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. Gage made a splashy return from a three-game absence due to an ankle injury, sharing runner-up status in receptions and coming in second in receiving yardage on the day for the Falcons. Gage also found the end zone for the first time this season on a 49-yard scoring grab that appeared to unfold due to a blown coverage early in the third quarter. Now apparently back to full health, Gage will look to continue serving as a dependable No. 2 receiving option for Matt Ryan in a Week 8 divisional home matchup against the Panthers.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Avoids injury report

    Gage (ankle) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports. Gage hasn't played since Week 2 due to an ankle injury, but thanks to a Week 6 bye, he looks like he'll wind up missing only three games as a result. He wasn't very efficient in his two appearances this season, recording five catches (on nine targets) for 28 yards. Gage will join Calvin Ridley in the lineup Sunday at Miami after the latter missed Atlanta's last game in London due to a personal issue.
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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Returns to practice Monday

    Gage (ankle) was back at practice Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Gage missed the last three games with an ankle injury, but it appears the bye week was beneficial for him, as he has returned to practice ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins. Matt Ryan has relied heavily on his running backs and tight ends with Gage and Calvin Ridley (personal) sidelined, but he may have his top two wideouts available for the first time since Week 2. Gage caught five of seven targets for 28 yards during his last healthy outing.
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