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83 Russell Gage WR

Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

October 27, 2020 04:40 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Activity limited in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage (knee) was a limited participant during Tuesday's practice, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Gage's knee issue resulted in his activity being restricted for the second straight day, but the Falcons thus far haven't suggested that his availability for Thursday's game against the Panthers is in any peril. Though the injury played a part in Gage playing only 32 percent of the offensive snaps in the Falcons' Week 7 loss to the Lions, the slot specialist still managed six receptions for 54 yards on seven targets.

October 26, 2020 07:48 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Listed as limited
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage (knee) was listed as limited on Monday's practice estimation, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Gage left Sunday's 23-22 loss to the Lions for a spell but was able to return to action. In the process, he ended up hauling in six of his seven targets for 54 yards, while logging 24 of a possible 75 snaps on offense. We'll get a better idea of Gage's status for Thursday night's game against the Panthers once the Falcons take the practice field Tuesday.

October 26, 2020 02:16 AM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Another solid effort in Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage caught six of his seven targets for 54 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-22 loss to Detroit.

Julio Jones led the way for Atlanta with nine targets, but Gage landed in a three-place tie for second in that department alongside Calvin Ridley and Hayden Hurst. Gage managed just two receptions and 21.3 receiving yards per game Weeks 3 through 5, but he's rebounded over his past two appearances by producing 10 combined receptions for 119 yards. Operating within an Atlanta passing attack that has thrown the ball at least 36 times in every game this season, Gage remains a viable deep-league fantasy play as the No. 3 WR option. His Week 8 matchup is less than enticing, however, as he'll face a Panthers defense Thursday night that has surrendered the third-fewest receiving yards to opposing wideouts (795).

October 25, 2020 03:08 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage (knee) returned to Sunday's game against the Lions, Jeff Schultz of The Athletic reports.

Gage suffered the knee injury on the first offensive drive but returned to action in the third quarter. He'll slot in as the No. 3 wide receiver behind Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley for the remainder of the game.

October 25, 2020 01:28 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Heads to locker room
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage was forced out of Sunday's game versus the Lions with a knee injury, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Gage rolled up awkwardly on his own leg on the Falcons' first offensive drive, but he was able to walk under his own power to the locker room. Olamide Zaccheaus is expected to operate as the No. 3 wide receiver behind Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley for the time being.

October 19, 2020 03:12 AM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Flashes potential in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage corralled all four of his targets for 65 receiving yards during Sunday's 40-23 win against the Vikings.

The third-year wideout produced 15 receptions, 160 receiving yards and a touchdown during the first two weeks of the season, but he fell into a slump over his subsequent three outings. Gage exited the Falcons' Week 3 loss because of a head injury after fielding just 12 offensive snaps, and he managed just four combined receptions for 38 yards in Week 4 and 5 outings against Green Bay and Carolina. The 24-year-old bounced back in a big way against Minnesota's injury-depleted secondary, logging the fourth-best receiving total of his 37-game career. Gage will next face a Detroit defense that held Jacksonville to 5.1 yards per pass attempt during a Week 6 win.

October 16, 2020 03:48 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Ready for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Minnesota.

Gage figures to handle his usual role in the slot, where the Vikings have been using rookie first-round pick Jeff Gladney in recent weeks. With Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley both cleared to play, Gage is no better than third in the pecking order for targets, though it could work in his favor if the Falcons end up chasing a deficit and facing conservative coverage schemes that make it easier to throw short passes.

October 15, 2020 04:32 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Limited in practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage (shoulder) was listed as limited on Thursday's injury report, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Gage received 62 percent of the snaps on offense during a Week 5 loss to the Panthers, but the workload didn't show up in the box score, as he managed two catches (on five targets) for 16 yards. The performance occurred in the midst of Julio Jones (hamstring) sitting out, so Gage himself may have been inhibited by his shoulder injury. Jones has been listed as a DNP this week, and if the absence continues into Sunday's game in Minnesota, Gage could be in line for a number of targets, assuming he's active.

October 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Nursing shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Gage only caught two of five targets for 16 yards during Sunday's loss to the Panthers while playing a season-low 62 percent of snaps, not counting Week 3, when a concussion forced him out early. The slot specialist's struggles of late may have been at least been partially due to the shoulder injury, though it's encouraging that he wasn't forced to miss practice entirely. Gage will work to shed his injury designation and get fully healthy in time to face the Vikings this weekend.

October 12, 2020 12:12 AM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Shut down by Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage caught two of his five targets for 16 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Panthers.

The LSU product burst onto the scene at the start of 2020 with 15 receptions, 160 yards and a touchdown between Weeks 1 and 2, but he has averaged just two catches and 21.3 receiving yards per game in three appearances since. Gage suffered a concussion during Atlanta's loss to Chicago and was limited to just 12 offensive snaps in Week 3, but he has been active for every game this season. He remains listed without an injury designation heading into a Week 6 showdown against a Vikings defense that allowed 217 receiving yards and three receiving TDs to Seattle on Sunday night.

October 6, 2020 11:08 AM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Quiet night in Green Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage hauled in two of his three targets for 22 receiving yards during Monday's 30-16 loss to the Packers.

Perhaps because he exited Atlanta's Week 3 loss to Chicago with a concussion, the third-year receiver was eased back into the mix against Green Bay on Monday night. That may explain the fact that Olamide Zaccheaus, who is typically No. 4 on the WR depth chart, tripled Gage in targets Week 4. With Julio Jones (hamstring) having exited Monday's contest because of injury, Gage may remain a top two or three wideout option for the Falcons heading into a matchup against Carolina's seventh-ranked pass defense.

October 3, 2020 03:40 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: All set for Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage (concussion) does not carry an injury designation into Monday's matchup against the Packers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

This reinforces Gage's practice status over the past two days after the wide receiver left the Week 4 contest early with a concussion. Both Calvin Ridley (ankle/calf) and Julio Jones (hamstring) were listed as limited participants in Saturday's practice, although the fact both are considered questionable for Monday bodes well for the Falcons having their full arsenal available in the prime-time matchup.

October 2, 2020 04:48 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Upgrades to full practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage (concussion) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

The Falcons haven't yet announced that Gage has cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol, but it appears as though he's at least progressed to the later stages. Julio Jones (hamstring) and Calvin Ridley (ankle/calf) were both limited participants in Friday's practice, but it looks as though all three starting wideouts have a fair shot at getting healthy enough to suit up in Green Bay on Monday. Of course, Gage will need to attain full medical clearance before he's able to retake the field.

October 1, 2020 04:20 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Limited in first Week 4 practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Gage exited the Falcons' 30-26 loss to the Bears over the weekend with the head injury, but his presence on the field in any capacity four days later indicates that he's made some progress through the NFL's concussion protocol. Along with Gage, fellow starting wideouts Julio Jones (hamstring, limited participant) and Calvin Ridley (ankle, non-participant) were on the Falcons' initial Week 4 injury report, but all three seemingly have realistic hopes of gaining clearance for Monday's game against the Packers.

September 27, 2020 03:08 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Done for day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage had been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game versus the Bears due to a head injury, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

While it hasn't been confirmed, Gage is expected to have a concussion. With Julio Jones (hamstring) already sidelined, Christian Blake, Olamide Zaccheaus and Brandon Powell should all handle a decent workload the rest of the game.

September 27, 2020 02:12 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Exits Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage is being evaluated for a possible head injury and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bears, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

With Gage iffy to return and Julio Jones (hamstring) already inactive, the Falcons' top options at wideout are currently Calvin Ridley, Christian Blake and Olamide Zaccheaus.

September 21, 2020 02:36 AM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Keeps momentum going Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage caught six of his nine targets for 46 receiving yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 40-39 loss to the Cowboys.

If Gage's involvement over the latter stages of 2019 wasn't convincing enough to consider him a legitimate fantasy pickup in drafts, Weeks 1 and 2 have gone a long way toward changing that stance. Gage attracted eight targets per game Weeks 12 through 17 last year, though part of that can be explained away by the fact that Calvin Ridley missed three games during that span with an abdominal injury. However, with Ridley back in the lineup to kick off the 2020 campaign, Gage is continuing to be a fantasy presence, having accumulated an outstanding 21 targets over the first two weeks of the year and translating those opportunities into 15 catches, 160 receiving yards and a touchdown. The third-year receiver now draws a matchup against a Bears defense that refused to allow a single Giants wideout to eclipse 50 yards Sunday.

September 14, 2020 01:20 AM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Huge Week 1 against Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage corralled nine of 12 targets for a career-high 114 receiving yards during Sunday's 38-25 loss to the Seahawks.

Gage picked up right where he left off at the tail end of 2019 when he filled in as the No. 2 option at wide receiver while Calvin Ridley missed three games with an abdomen injury. The former LSU Tiger averaged eight targets per game between Weeks 12 and 17 last year, and he demonstrated a high PPR floor during that span by collecting 32 total catches. Gage owns just one touchdown on 68 offensive touches for his career, but as long as he is the No. 3 receiver in Atlanta's passing game he will remain fantasy relevant. The 24-year-old projects to be a popular waiver-wire pickup based on both opportunity and talent as he prepares for a Week 2 matchup against the Cowboys.

September 13, 2020 03:12 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Returns to Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage (head) was cleared to return to Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Gage left briefly to be examined after a hard hit from Jamal Adams in the first half, but the receiver apparently cleared concussion protocol and returned to the game.

September 13, 2020 02:56 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Having head examined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage left Sunday's game against the Seahawks to be evaluated for a head injury, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Late in the first half, Gage was banged-up and made a visit to the sideline tent, per Jason Butt of The Athletic. Considering a head injury was noted, Gage may be going through the concussion protocol to determine whether a return is possible. If he's unable to reenter the game, he'll finish Week 1 with five catches for 54 yards.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultRECYDSLGTD
1Sun 09/13vs SEAL 25-389114240
2Sun 09/20@ DALL 39-40646141
3Sun 09/27vs CHIL 26-30226140
4Mon 10/05@ GBL 16-30222130
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020ATL733134311.12712023
2019ATL164494469.11910025
2018ATL15066310.5220102
Total387868529.92723050
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020ATL731-2-2.0-2000
2019ATL1644123.06000
2018ATL150000.00000
Total3875102.06000
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2020ATL700---000
2019ATL161-6-6.00-60
2018ATL1500---000
Total381-6-6.00-60
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/184
Birthdate:
1/22/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Natchez, MS, USA
School:
LSU
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: