College: LSU | 2 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 184 lbs
Birth Date: 1/22/1996
Depth Chart: WR1.2
2019 Bye Week: 9
Questionable - Ribs
Total Pts: 64.5
Avg Pts: 5.38
Rank: 81 WR
|Week 1||2.30||Russell Gage 13 receiving yds (1.30 pts)|
Russell Gage 1 reception (1.00 pts)
|Week 5||2.20||Russell Gage 12 receiving yds (1.20 pts)|
Russell Gage 1 reception (1.00 pts)
|Week 6||1.60||Russell Gage 6 receiving yds (0.60 pts)|
Russell Gage 1 reception (1.00 pts)
|Week 7||2.30||Russell Gage 13 receiving yds (1.30 pts)|
Russell Gage 1 reception (1.00 pts)
|Week 8||12.80||Russell Gage 58 receiving yds (5.80 pts)|
Russell Gage 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
|Week 10||6.30||Russell Gage 23 receiving yds (2.30 pts)|
Russell Gage 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
|Week 11||5.20||Russell Gage 32 receiving yds (3.20 pts)|
Russell Gage 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
|Week 12||15.60||Russell Gage 76 receiving yds (7.60 pts)|
Russell Gage 8 receptions (8.00 pts)
|Week 13||16.20||Russell Gage 52 receiving yds (5.20 pts)|
Russell Gage 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Russell Gage 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Russell Gage 13 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan
|Week 14||8.70||4-35yds / 0.2TDs projected|
|Playoff Week 1|
|Playoff Week 2|
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (ribs) was a limited practice participant on Wednesday. He wasn't alone. Julio Jones (shoulder), Calvin Ridley (toe) and Austin Hooper (knee) were all limited as well. Assuming Gage is able to play in Week 14, his upside varies greatly depending on which of the other three hobbled Falcons pass-catchers are good to go. If Jones, Ridley and Hooper all suit up, Gage is tough to trust in any format. If one of them sits, Gage is a decent PPR play. If two or more sit, Gage is worth starting in all formats. Gage has 13 catches for 128 yards and a touchdown over his past two games.
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Fantasy Spin: Gage has been targeted 19 times over the last two games and has posted at least 50 yards in three of the last five games. He may lose some targets if Julio Jones returns to the lineup but could still be a possible flex option in deeper leagues.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage was heavily involved in the offense once again this week. He was targeted nine times in the game and wound up with five catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. He's earned nine or more targets in three of his past five games now. The team was without Julio Jones (shoulder) and Austin Hooper (knee) in Week 13 and Gage stepped up in their absence. The Falcons have a long week of rest before their Week 14 game against the Panthers, so both players could return, which would significantly hurt Gage's value. For now, hold on to Gage until further information is provided.
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. had five receptions, 52 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints.
Fantasy Spin: With Julio Jones a late scratch, Gage moved into the No. 2 role, being targeted nine times and scoring his first touchdown in the NFL. Gage figures to slide back into a tertiary spot in Week 14 against Carolina, but if Jones' injury is more serious than initially believed Gage could retain some short-term appeal.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage had a season-high eight catches in a Week 12 game where he was targeted 10 times. This week, Gage figures to be similarly involved in the offense as the team is likely going to be without tight end Austin Hooper (knee) again and star receiver Julio Jones (shoulder) could be out as well. If Jones is indeed out, Gage will be the team's No. 2 receiver behind Calvin Ridley and could be a strong play in PPR leagues with the potential for around seven or eight catches. In non-PPR, he isn't a very attractive option as he's yet to score a touchdown and has only topped 60 receiving yards once this year.
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. caught eight passes for 76 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. He was targeted 10 times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Gage had his best game of the season this week and should continue to serve as the No. 3 receiver for the Falcons. He should see a handful of targets this week against the New Orleans Saints and could be a flex option in some deeper leagues.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage had a career-best day in Week 12 against the Buccaneers. He caught eight of his ten targets for 76 yards in the game. All three of those stats were season-highs for Gage and his eight catches led the team in Week 12. Gage has at least four receptions in three of four games since Mohamed Sanu was traded to New England. He's a viable low-end WR3 or flex in deep PPR leagues going forward.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage has earned 18 targets over his past three games. Unfortunately, he hasn't done a ton with them, catching 13 passes for 113 yards. Still, from a player who was seeing only one or two targets a game max for the first half of the season, it's been a promising upward trend. In Week 12, Gage and the Falcons face a very favorable matchup against a Buccaneers Defense allowing the second-most passing yards per game this year. Julio Jones (foot) is currently questionable for the game. If he ends up sitting, Gage becomes almost a must-start in PPR leagues. If Jones plays, Gage could be the third target behind Jones and Calvin Ridley in a game where the Falcons put up a lot of yards and points. He's worth consideration as a WR3 or flex in PPR leagues assuming Jones is in. Bump him up to a low-end WR2 if Jones sits.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage had an underwhelming performance in Week 11 against the Panthers, catching two of his four targets for 32 yards. He tied with Justin Hardy for third on the team in targets in the game, but it was the Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones show in Week 11 as the star wideouts combined for 14 catches and 234 yards on 16 targets. Gage is still someone to keep an eye on. He has 18 targets over his last three games and the team will likely continue to involve him with Austin Hooper (knee) sidelined for at least a few more weeks. He'll be a potential flex or WR3 play in deep leagues with a favorable matchup against the Buccaneers in Week 12.
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. caught two passes for 32 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11. He was targeted four times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Gage has been targeted 18 times over the last three games but has been held to under 35 yards in each of the last two games. He could be a flex option in deeper leagues next week because of the matchup but can also be benched if owners have better options.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage has earned 14 targets over his last two games. While he hasn't done too much with them from a yardage standpoint, gaining only 81 total yards the past two games, his 11 catches over the past two games certainly inspire hope in PPR formats. To add to the attraction for Gage, the Falcons will be without Austin Hooper (MCL) in Week 11 and likely won't have running back Devonta Freeman (foot) as well. That opens up a lot of potential targets for Gage. Expect him to see six or seven targets in Week 11 against the Panthers, giving him a good chance to catch five passes, warranting a WR3 or flex start in PPR formats.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage was surprisingly effective in the team's first game without Mohamed Sanu in Week 8. Prior to Week 8, Gage hadn't logged more than 16 snaps in a game all year and had only eight targets over seven games. However, against the Seahawks in Week 8, Gage was the team's clear No. 3 receiver, logging 47 snaps and catching seven of his nine targets for 58 yards. The Falcons have a tough matchup against the Saints in New Orleans this week, but fantasy owners in deep PPR leagues needing a bye week replacement receiver could consider Gage as a potential WR3 or flex. Matt Ryan (ankle) should return this week, making the Falcons passing game more potent and making Gage more attractive as an option as well.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage had his best game of the year by a longshot in Week 8, catching seven of his nine targets for 58 yards, all season-highs. He hadn't been targeted more than twice in a game yet this year, but backup quarterback Matt Schaub featured him heavily. Gage was the second-most-targeted Falcon in Week 8, behind Julio Jones and ahead of Calvin Ridley and Austin Hooper. With Mohamed Sanu gone, there will be an opportunity for more targets going forward for all the Falcons' pass-catchers but don't expect this to be a trend. Gage should remain on waivers in all leagues, especially with the Falcons' bye coming up in Week 9.
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. could receive 'more looks' following the trade of WR Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage will be the next man up inside now that Mohamed Sanu is playing for the Patriots. Buried on the depth chart this year, Gage has only four catches on eight targets for 44 yards, but he has a chance to step up in Atlanta's high-powered offense in three-receiver sets. The 23-year-old second-round player is just one to watch for now in deep leagues, though, and he won't be an attractive streamer in deep leagues or DFS if Matt Ryan (ankle) can't play in Week 8 against the Seahawks. The Falcons go on bye in Week 9.
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (toe), P Matt Wile (quad) and CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (groin) were unable to practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 6 versus the Arizona Cardinals. S Ricardo Allen (knee) and WR Julio Jones (hip) remained a limited in practice Friday, Oct. 11, but did not appear on the injury report. RB Kenjon Barner (knee), OG Jamon Brown (concussion), WR Russell Gage Jr. (hip), S Damontae Kazee (concussion) and C Alex Mack (elbow) fully participated in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (toe), P Matt Wile (quadricep) and CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (groin) didn't practice Thursday, Oct. 10. RB Kenjon Barner (knee), S Damontae Kazee (concussion) and G Jamon Brown (concussion) were full participants. S Ricardo Allen (knee), WR Russell Gage Jr. (hip) and C Alex Mack (elbow) were limited.
Atlanta Falcons OT Matt Gono (back) was limited in practice all week but has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles. WR Russell Gage Jr.(concussion, hamstring) was limited in practice for a second straight day Friday, Sept. 13, and is listed as questionable. DT Deadrin Senat (back) was not given a practice designation Friday but was removed from the injury report. OG Wes Schweitzer (shoulder) and RB Kenjon Barner (ankle) each logged a full practice Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.
Atlanta Falcons OT Matt Gono (back), OG Wes Schweitzer (shoulder), WR Russell Gage Jr. (concussion) and RB Kenjon Barner (ankle) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 12. DT Deadrin Senat (back) fully participated in practice.
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11. OT Matt Gono (back) and OG Wes Schweitzer (shoulder) were limited during practice, while DT Deadrin Senat (back) fully participated in practice.