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83 Russell Gage WR

Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

November 23, 2020 12:28 AM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Second-leading receiver in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage caught seven of a team-high 12 targets for 58 receiving yards during Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Saints.

With Julio Jones beleaguered by a hamstring issue from the second quarter on, missing a chunk of second-half action in the process, Gage reached the double-digit threshold in targets for the first time since Week 1. The LSU product started the season promisingly by recording 15 receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown Weeks 1 and 2, but entering Sunday he had averaged just 31.3 receiving yards per game with zero scores in seven appearances since. Gage has garnered six-plus targets in three of his past four games as the Falcons prepare to host Las Vegas in Week 12.

November 11, 2020 11:44 AM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Two catches in win over Broncos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage secured two of his six targets for 11 receiving yards during Sunday's 34-27 win against Denver.

Gage attracted six-plus targets for the second time in three weeks as Calvin Ridley (foot) sat Week 9 against the Broncos, though he was only able to convert a third of his looks into receptions. Atlanta boasts the third-most prolific passing offense in the NFL thus far in 2020, but Gage possesses just two outings of more than 26 receiving yards since Week 2. The emergence of Olamide Zaccheaus, who recorded four receptions, 103 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos, has the potential to mitigate Gage's involvement as the second half of the regular season progresses.

November 6, 2020 03:48 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Cleared for Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage (shoulder/knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Broncos, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Gage closed out the week with a full practice, following limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday. The Falcons should have some targets up for grabs if Calvin Ridley (foot) isn't able to play, but Ridley's absence won't necessarily impact the slot-based Gage when it comes to playing time. Christian Blake replaced Ridley last week.

November 5, 2020 04:56 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Limited at practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage (shoulder/knee) was limited at Thursday's practice, Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports

Gage has contended with a number of injuries this season, including a concussion and the aforementioned shoulder and knee issues. He's still managed to play at least 50 percent of the snaps on offense in six of eight games, and he may be called upon for more this Sunday against the Broncos with Calvin Ridley unable to practice due to a mid-foot sprain. Having said that, Gage will need to get past his own injury first in order to do so.

November 4, 2020 07:08 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Puts in limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage was limited in practice Wednesday due to shoulder and knee injuries, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Meanwhile, Calvin Ridley was unable to practice due to a mid-foot sprain suffered last Thursday at Carolina, a development that may open up some reps for Gage if the former is forced to miss some time. Since opening the season with 15 catches (on 21 targets) for 160 yards a touchdown between the first two games, Gage has only surpassed 50 receiving yards in four of the last six contests. Assuming he can get past his own health concerns, he'll look to get back on track Sunday against the Broncos.

October 30, 2020 02:08 PM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Quiet night in win over Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage reeled in two of his three targets for 25 receiving yards during Thursday's 25-17 win against Carolina.

Gage had gotten on track Weeks 6 and 7 against Minnesota and Detroit by producing 10 combined receptions for 119 yards, but with a quiet performance Thursday night the third-year receiver has now been held under 30 receiving yards in four of his past six outings. Calvin Ridley (ankle) had to exit the divisional win midway through the second quarter due to injury, but thankfully X-rays have come back negative. If Ridley's subsequent MRI has a less favorable outcome, however, Gage would likely be in line for an enhanced workload Week 9 against the 2-4 Broncos.

October 29, 2020 11:48 AM
Falcons' Russell Gage: Set to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gage (knee) doesn't have a designation for Thursday's game in Carolina.

Gage logged a limited offensive snap count (32 percent) during Sunday's loss to the Lions, marking the second time in seven contests in which he didn't earn at least 60 percent. Still, he made an impression in the box score, with six receptions (on seven targets) for 54 yards. Gage's practice reps were capped Monday through Wednesday due to a knee injury, so the Falcons could still be judicious with his workload in Thursday's game even though he won't be taking a questionable tag into the matchup.

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.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultRECYDSAVGLGTD
1Sun 09/13vs SEAL 25-38911412.7240
2Sun 09/20@ DALL 39-406467.7141
3Sun 09/27vs CHIL 26-3022613.0140
4Mon 10/05@ GBL 16-3022211.0130
6Sun 10/18@ MINW 40-2346516.2270
7Sun 10/25vs DETL 22-236549.0160
8Thu 10/29@ CARW 25-1722512.5190
9Sun 11/08vs DENW 34-272115.580
11Sun 11/22@ NOL 9-247588.3170
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020ATL1034243710.42712028
2019ATL164494469.11910025
2018ATL15066310.5220102
Total417979469.82723055
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020ATL1031-2-2.0-2000
2019ATL1644123.06000
2018ATL150000.00000
Total4175102.06000
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2020ATL1000---000
2019ATL161-6-6.00-60
2018ATL1500---000
Total411-6-6.00-60
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/184
Birthdate:
01/22/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Natchez, MS, USA
School:
LSU
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: