College: LSU | 3 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 184 lbs
Birth Date: 1/22/1996
2020 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 36
Avg Pts: 2.25
Rank: 88 WR
|Week 1||1||Russell Gage 13 receiving yds (1 pts)|
|Week 5||1||Russell Gage 12 receiving yds (1 pts)|
|Week 6||1||Russell Gage 6 receiving yds (1 pts)|
|Week 7||1||Russell Gage 13 receiving yds (1 pts)|
|Week 8||3||Russell Gage 58 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Russell Gage 58 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 10||2||Russell Gage 23 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Russell Gage 23 receiving yds (1 pts)
|Week 11||2||Russell Gage 32 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Russell Gage 32 receiving yds (1 pts)
|Week 12||4||Russell Gage 76 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Russell Gage 76 receiving yds (3 pts)
|Week 13||9||Russell Gage 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . Russell Gage 13 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan
Russell Gage 52 receiving yds (1 pts)
Russell Gage 52 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Playoff Week 1||1||Russell Gage 17 receiving yds (1 pts)|
|Playoff Week 2||3||Russell Gage 27 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Russell Gage 27 receiving yds (1 pts)
Russell Gage 6 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Playoff Week 3||4||Russell Gage 49 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Russell Gage 49 receiving yds (2 pts)
Russell Gage 7 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Playoff Week 4||4||Russell Gage 68 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Russell Gage 68 receiving yds (3 pts)
|No Playoff Match Up|
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. could be used as a slot receiver in 2020, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage hauled in seven of his 13 targets for 68 scoreless yards in Week 17. Gage was covered for most of the day by Sean Murphy-Bunting, who has been emerging as a solid cornerback for the Buccaneers, but Gage still managed to have a decent day. Moving forward to 2020, Gage will likely go undrafted in most 12-team leagues and will only see consistent, significant usage in the Falcons passing game if there's an injury to either Calvin Ridley or Julio Jones. Gage stepped up and performed well after Mohamed Sanu was traded to the Patriots and Ridley went down for the season.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage is in a good place going into Week 17. Gage has caught five or more passes in four of his past five games. This week, Gage and the Falcons face a very favorable matchup against a generous Buccaneers pass defense. The team might be without Julio Jones (knee) in the game as Jones is currently questionable. Jones's absence would provide Gage with more targets, though he might find it harder to get open. Regardless, Gage is essentially a lock for at least six targets and should find his way to at least five catches in the game, making him a solid WR3 or flex in PPR leagues.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage caught five of his six targets for 49 yards during the win over the Jaguars on Sunday. He also added two carries for seven yards. The 23-year-old has taken advantage of the absence of Calvin Ridley (abdomen) and has also recorded at least five catches in four of his last five outings. He will look to close out the year in decisive fashion against the Bucs, with Gage going for eight catches for 76 yards against Tampa at the end of November.
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. caught five passes for 49 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16. He was targeted six times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Gage has been targeted at least six times in four of the last five games but has been held to under 50 yards in each of the last three games. He will have favorable matchup next week but may only be a flex option in deeper leagues.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage has caught five or more passes in three of his past four games. With Calvin Ridley (abdominal) out for the season, Gage is now the team's de facto No. 2 receiver, even though he plays more of a slot receiver-like role. This week, the Falcons face the Jaguars in a game that figures to have a decent amount of scoring. Gage should see at least six or seven targets in the game, which should give him the chance to come down with about five catches for 50 yards, making him a solid WR3 or flex in PPR leagues. His upside is limited due to his 8.9 yards per reception on the year, though, and he isn't a great option in non-PPR leagues because of his lack of yardage production.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage caught five of his six targets for 27 yards in Week 15 against the 49ers. He also added a six-yard rush. The Falcons came away with an impressive victory in the game and they leaned heavily on Julio Jones to get the win. Jones caught 13 passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the contest. Gage has five-or-more receptions in three of his past four games now and is a viable WR3 or flex play in deep leagues, but his upside is limited as he's only topped 60 receiving yards once this year.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage should see his role increase going forward with Calvin Ridley (abdominal) out for the year. Gage has earned at least four targets in each of his past six games, with nine-plus targets in three games over that stretch. Julio Jones (shoulder) and Devonta Freeman (ankle) have been dealing with injuries this week and are both questionable for Week 15 against the 49ers. If one or both of them sit, Gage's upside becomes even higher, making him a must-start in PPR and a more realistic non-PPR option as well. Regardless of Jones and Freeman, Gage is a great WR3 or flex play in PPR as he should have a great chance to catch about five passes for 60-plus yards.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage was held to just two receptions for 17 yards in Week 14 against the Panthers. The Falcons had all of their primary pass-catchers active in the game for the first time since Week 10. Austin Hooper (knee) and Julio Jones (shoulder) saw a combined 14 targets in the game. Hooper had missed the past three games while Jones had missed Week 13. Gage's upside is significantly limited while the team has all its primary pass-catchers healthy. He's basically the new Mohamed Sanu in the offense now, so he could be a low-end WR3 or flex in deep PPR leagues, but in most formats, he can be left on benches or on waivers.
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 6, but is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Fantasy Spin: Gage has caught at least five passes in three of the last five games and has at least 50 yards in three of those games. He has a chance to be a flex option in some deeper fantasy leagues.
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.