Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage failed to record a reception in the team's 43-3 loss to the Cowboys in Week 10. Gage was coming off a solid Week 9 performance, catching seven passes for 64 yards. But the Falcons offense was off the rails early and simply never recovered. Gage saw only three targets in a game that saw quarterback Matt Ryan sent to the bench in the second half. The Falcons will now have to play Thursday night against the Patriots and Gage will be a very dicey fantasy proposition to quick off Week 11.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage should be considered a flex play in Week 10. Gage is now the second-most important player in this passing game after Kyle Pitts with Calvin Ridley currently out (personal). Gage has seen at least six targets and recorded at least 64 yards in the last two games he has played, and this is the type of production you should expect from him while his role is larger. The Cowboys allow the eighth-most fantasy points to wideouts, so the 25-year-old does have flex value this week.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage produced a solid effort in Sunday's win over the Saints. Gage tallied a season-high seven receptions on eight targets, placing second on the team with 64 yards. The 25-year-old was a safety blanket over the middle of the field for quarterback Matt Ryan, as evidenced by his 9.1 yards per reception. Gage wasn't targeted against the Panthers but has eclipsed 60 yards in two of his last three games, scoring a touchdown in one of them. He could enter the WR3 conversation as a high-floor option if Ryan continues to trust him on the short-yardage throws. A favorable Week 10 matchup against Dallas awaits.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (groin) was a full participant during Thursday's practice session and said he's "feeling good, ready to roll." A limited participant on Wednesday. Gage is now on track to suit up against the Saints after upgrading his activity level. The LSU product could be needed now more than ever with Calvin Ridley (personal) sidelined ahead of a matchup with a Saints team that has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to wideouts. The matchup is good, but quarterback Matt Ryan may not have time to get the ball out to his receivers against a fearsome Saints front, downgrading the outlook of Gage slightly.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (groin) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice. It's unclear when Gage sustained the injury, but it perhaps helps to explain his zero-target, zero-catch game last weekend against the Panthers. It's still a good sign that the 25-year-old is starting the week off in a limited fashion, as they'll need him out there versus the Saints with Calvin Ridley (personal) away from the team indefinitely. Gage figures to absorb a healthy amount of targets moving forward, so long as he is healthy and active.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage is not a viable fantasy play in Week 8. The receiver posted a season-best four receptions for 67 yards and a score on seven targets last week but overall has been ineffective in 2021. What's encouraging is he has seen at least six targets in the last two games. Nevertheless, Gage will need to put up better numbers and show consistency before he ends up in your lineup.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage enjoyed a solid game in his return to the field in a Week 7 win over Miami. Gage caught four passes for a season-high 67 yards, hauling in his first touchdown catch of the season on a long, 49-yard reception. The 25-year-old seems to be past the ankle issue that sidelined him for about a month- and he could be poised to deliver on the preseason hype surrounding him with the Falcons offense humming. Gage could be on the flex radar in Week 8 against a reeling Panthers team.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage is returning just in time for a tasty matchup against the Dolphins. Gage has been dealing with an ankle injury that has kept him sidelined for about a month of action, but he has returned to full practice sessions this week. The 25-year-old takes on a Dolphins defense that has surrendered the third-most fantasy points per game to wideouts. Gage could see a few more targets funnel his way if the Dolphins devote all their resources to stopping Calvin Ridley. He's best avoided in redraft formats but could be worth taking a shot on in DFS formats.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (ankle) was not on the team's injury report Wednesday. Gage hasn't played since Week 2 as he has been dealing with an ankle injury, but his full practice session Wednesday indicates that he is on track to return to the field Sunday against the Dolphins. The 25-year-old could potentially be returning at the right time, as quarterback Matt Ryan has the Atlanta offense humming at the moment. Ryan has thrown for 868 passing yards and eight touchdowns, while leading a Falcons offense that has scored 27-plus points in each of their last two games heading into a favorable matchup against Miami.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (ankle) returned to practice on Monday after missing the team's last three games. But coming out of the team's Week 6 bye, it looks as if Gage is ready to return to the field for a Week 7 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. The Falcons were without both Gage and Calvin Ridley (personal) in their Week 5 game in London, but both of their top two receivers should be available for quarterback Matt Ryan this Sunday. Gage was a popular breakout candidate in the preseason with Julio Jones now in Tennessee, but he was a disappointment in his first two games before his injury, catching just five of his nine targets for 28 yards. Take a wait-and-see approach with Gage before considering picking him up off the waiver wire.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (ankle) will not travel to London for the Week 5 game against the New York Jets. It will be Gage's third straight absence. No. 1 receiver Calvin Ridley also won't travel due to a personal issue, which means Olamide Zaccheaus and Tajae Sharpe will be the team's top receivers in a really good matchup. Behind them, the Falcons will ask the likes of Christian Blake and rookie Frank Darby to step up. Rookie first-round tight end Kyle Pitts, who has disappointed through his first four games, could be in for his best game of the season, even though the Jets defense has yet to allow a touchdown to a tight end this year. With his top two receivers out of action, quarterback Matt Ryan falls into the low-end QB2 picture.
Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Calvin Ridley (undisclosed) and Russell Gage (ankle) were not spotted during the portion of practice open to the media Thursday. It's not yet clear why Ridley was absent, though it's noteworthy as he was able to suit up for Wednesday's session. Gage looks like he'll go down as a non-participant for Thursday after missing Wednesday as well, meaning he's trending towards missing a third consecutive game Sunday against the Jets. The big news here is the status of Ridley as the team prepares to leave for London Thursday, so stay tuned for an update later in the afternoon.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (ankle) didn't practice again on Wednesday. Gage has missed the last two games and isn't off to a good start ahead of Week 5 against the New York Jets. He was a popular breakout candidate in the preseason with Julio Jones gone, but so far that hasn't come to pass. Gage doesn't need to be rostered in 12-team leagues right now. Olamide Zaccheaus and Tajae Sharpe combined for three catches and 30 yards on five targets in the Week 4 loss to the Washington Football Team. Calvin Ridley, who has 42 targets compared to Zaccheaus' 13 through four games, is the only fantasy relevant receiver in Atlanta at the moment.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (ankle) has been ruled out for the second straight game in Week 4 against the Washington Football Team after missing practice all week. The 25-year-old was a popular breakout candidate in the preseason with Julio Jones now with the Titans, but Gage went without a catch in the season opener and had five receptions for only 28 yards in Week 2. With Gage out last weekend, Olamide Zaccheaus was second in targets (six) behind No. 1 wideout Calvin Ridley. He caught three of the six looks for 32 yards and a touchdown in the win over the New York Giants. Tajae Sharpe saw just one target. Zaccheaus will be a flex option, but only in much deeper leagues.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (ankle) didn't practice on Thursday. Gage didn't participate on Wednesday either, and it's not good news, mainly since he already missed a game, having sat for the Week 3 matchup against the New York Giants. With Friday practices usually considered the measuring stick regarding a player's availability, fantasy managers will have a better idea about his status for Sunday's matchup against the Washington Football Team. However, if Gage can't go again, Cordarrelle Patterson could benefit the most from a fantasy standpoint.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (ankle) was unable to practice on Wednesday to begin the week. Gage was injured in Week 2 and sat out the Week 3 win over the New York Giants. The 25-year-old pass-catcher didn't have a single catch in the season opener and caught five passes for 28 yards before his injury in Week 2. It hasn't been a good start for him in what was supposed to be his breakout season now that Julio Jones is in Tennessee. Olamide Zaccheaus stepped up with Gage out last week, catching three of his six targets for 32 yards and a touchdown. Tajae Sharpe caught his only target for six yards. Calvin Ridley will remain the only receiver worth trusting in fantasy if Gage misses another game in Week 4 against the Washington Football Team.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (ankle) has been ruled out for the team's Week 3 contest against the Giants. Gage failed to practice Wednesday and Thursday and was not spotted at Friday's practice- so it's not surprising to see him ruled out for Sunday. Gage, who is considered week-to-week with an ankle injury that he suffered during Week 2 against Tampa Bay, will get his next chance to return in Week 4 against Washington. Fellow wideout Calvin Ridley should command an even larger target share Sunday against New York, as should tight end Kyle Pitts. Olamide Zaccheaus will be the next man up as the team's WR2, though he's more of a dart-throw in fantasy circles.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (ankle) didn't practice on Thursday. Gage logged his second straight 'DNP' after failing to record any practice activity on Wednesday as well. The 25-year-old was reportedly considered week-to-week and is a long shot to suit up against the Giants on Sunday. Gage's absence should grant opportunities for both Olamide Zaccheaus and Christian Blake- though neither player is worth turning to in fantasy formats given how unproven they are at the NFL level. Calvin Ridley and Kyle Pitts look like even better starts against New York's pass defense with Gage out of the picture.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (ankle) is considered week-to-week with an ankle injury that he suffered in the Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source. The Falcons will wait until Friday to see if Gage can possibly suit up in Week 3 against the New York Giants, although he appears to be more of a long shot as things stand now. Gage was a popular sleeper in fantasy during the preseason with Julio Jones out of town, but he has just five catches on nine targets for 28 yards through two weeks and now looks likely to sit out this Sunday and possibly beyond. He's an early season drop candidate in standard-sized leagues. If Gage misses Week 3, Christian Blake and Olamide Zaccheaus should see more playing time, but they aren't realistic weekly starting options for fantasy managers. If anything Calvin Ridley and tight ends Kyle Pitts and Hayden Hurst will see more targets.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage finished with five receptions for 28 yards on seven targets in Sunday's blowout loss to Tampa. Gage didn't record a single yard last week but was more involved in Week 2 though the final numbers weren't all that great. The WR should be considered the WR2 on the team behind Calvin Ridley but that doesn't mean it will translate to solid weekly production. As a result, Gage should remain off fantasy teams for now until it's clear his numbers are better.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage is not a fantasy-worthy play this week against the Buccaneers. Last week, though the Falcons struggled, the receiver laid a goose egg and couldn't muster even a single yard. Gage is expected to be the WR2 behind Calvin Ridley this season and should be third in line for targets behind Ridley and rookie Kyle Pitts. Though the Bucs were generous against the Cowboys' receivers last week, Gage hasn't proven he deserves a starting spot on your team this week after the Week 1 no-show.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage saw two targets, but failed to catch a pass in Sunday's blowout loss to Philadelphia. Gage was slated to see a large role in 2021 with Julio Jones out of the picture, though that didn't materialize in Week 1. There's certainly less volume to be had, as Arthur Smith brought a more balanced attack to Atlanta, though Gage should still garner more targets moving forward. He'll get a chance to bounce back against Tampa Bay in Week 2. Gage exceeded 50 receiving yards with a score in each game against the Buccaneers last year.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage will get a chance to show what he can do with a bigger role in the offense in a favorable matchup against the Eagles in Week 1. Gage sneakily compiled 110 targets last season, hauling in 72 catches for 786 yards and four touchdowns, even as the third option behind Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. Even if he takes a backseat to Ridley and talented rookie Kyle Pitts, Gage should see enough looks to make an impact for fantasy purposes against an Eagles defense that ranked 25th in fantasy points per game allowed to opposing receivers last year. His ceiling will depend on if the game turns into a shootout, but Gage should give fantasy managers a solid floor as a flex play in Week 1.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage is expected to be the number-two wideout in new head coach Arthur Smith's offense in 2021. Gage set career-highs across the board in 2020 and was one of just 35 wide receivers to eclipse the 100-target mark. With All-Pro Julio Jones out of the picture, Gage will likely be tasked with more responsibility in the offense. While his season-long splits with and without Jones were largely no different, Gage finished the year strong in four games without Jones, averaging 8.3 targets per game while netting at least 65 receiving yards in three of the four contests. More targets should be available to him, making him an interesting late-round fantasy wideout. However, it's worth noting that the Falcons won't be the pass-heavy offensive attack they were in years past under Smith, which could hamper the fantasy upside of a secondary target such as Gage.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage knows that his role has increased after the trade that sent Pro Bowler Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans. Gage will go from being the No. 3 wideout to the No. 2 behind Calvin Ridley. The sixth-rounder has seen his opportunities and production rise in each season since his rookie year in 2018. The 25-year-old had a career-high 72 catches for 786 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games (eight starts) in 2020. In the seven games that Jones missed last year due to injury, Gage was targeted 45 times and caught 30 passes for 340 yards and two scores. Atlanta's offense is expected to use Gage in multiple spots throughout the season. With more opportunities and more production coming his way with Jones no longer around, Gage will be a nice WR4 target with upside.
|Week||Matchup||Temperature||Spread||O/U||Team Total||Rush Yds||Rush Tds||Receptions||Rec Yds||Rec Tds|
Looking for an edge on your opponents, or the house? Awesemo’s NFL player profiles are a fantastic place to start. We’ve got everything you need for your betting decisions, fantasy football matchups and NFL DFS lineups, including the latest player news, inactives, injury reports, depth charts, spreads, totals, and more, for every single game from the NFL week ahead.
The Importance of the Latest NFL Player News Today
Whether you’re in a season long re-draft league with your buddies, or competing on DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo! NFL player news is extremely important for your lineups. Head on over to Awesemo for the latest news, populated within minutes of it happening so that you can be sure to stay up to date on all the important happenings of the day for your fantasy football lineups.
NFL News for Your Favorite Player or Team
Want to find out the latest on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers? Or what Patrick Mahomes has been up to and how that will affect your Kansas City Chiefs, Awesemo’s NFL player news pages are the perfect one-stop-shop for everything you need to know to keep you in the loop. Get the latest NFL player news today simply by searching for your favorite player.
NFL News During Best Ball Drafting Season
Sometimes the greatest edge to be had can be to get on top of news before your friends do. If you were getting ready to draft two years ago when the Tyreek Hill news came out that he wouldn’t be suspended, that was a huge edge based on the latest NFL player news information.
NFL News and Rumors: Latest Today
Just speculation can be important. We’ve all heard of coach-speak. Maybe John Gruden hints that Josh Jacobs didn’t look great in practice this morning, all of a sudden you can hop on the waiver wire and check out which Las Vegas Raiders running backs are available to supplement your roster.
NFL Showdown Slates
Perhaps the biggest edge in showdown is finding out that late breaking NFL player news when NFL lineups are released right before kickoff. If a player is unexpectedly out, that could mean one other player suddenly becomes fantasy football viable and you can roster them in your ESPN Fantasy Football, Yahoo Fantasy Football, DraftKings or FanDuel lineups.
NFL Player Game Logs
Included on every NFL Player News page are their game logs for the past four seasons, so you can see exactly how they did game by game. Which players have tendency to have higher booms and bigger bust weeks? Which players score better in PPR as opposed to standard scoring? All this is searchable and sortable on each player profile page.
NFL Depth Charts
Once breaking NFL news happens – say an injury or a change in personnel, our NFL depth charts will be updated to reflect the most recent NFL news so you can adjust your fantasy football lineups on ESPN fantasy, Yahoo fantasy, and more. You can also search for your team’s depth chart simply by looking for a player on that team. This is a helpful tool to know which players might be higher on their team’s NFL depth charts and whether or not they might be able to move up or move down.
The importance of Average Draft Position
We have tailored our NFL Player Profile Pages to fantasy football players, allowing you to see all the relevant information you’ll need when drafting your fantasy football lineups on DraftKings, FanDuel, ESPN fantasy, Yahoo fantasy or another management system. Each player page will include the latest news for where players are being drafted, in the aggregate on those sites, so’ll you’ll be able to get a good idea for what round to target that player in your draft.
The Importance of NFL Fantasy Football Game Logs and Fantasy Points
Our NFL player profile pages include fantasy points per game and game logs for each of the last four seasons, so you can see how well a player has fared against certain competition, at home or on the road, or just how their track record is trending so you know when they might be a bargain to draft in your fantasy football leagues.
NFL News + Player Profile Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use these NFL Player Profile Pages?
You can use them in a number of different ways. We have fantasy football stats listed for each player, as well as general NFL stats. Additionally, the NFL news section of the page will help you stay up to date on the latest information for your fantasy football drafting. We also have a fantasy football ADP listed at the top so you can see where a player is currently being drafted.
How do I use the NFL News section?
The NFL news section of the player profile pages is scrollable in chronological order, so you will get the latest news first. Make sure you dont miss anything by checking back whenever you can.
How up to today is your player news section?
Thanks to the magic of the interwebs, our player news section is updated often within seconds or minutes of it coming out, so you wont have to wait to find out the latest NFL news for your favorite team or player.
Is every player covered?
Yes. There might be a short lag as we upload more NFL players into the system during NFL draft time, but shortly after, all the NFL players from the draft will be added so you can get started with your dynasty league fantasy football drafting.
What Do the NFL Player Profile Pages Include?
Everything you could possibly want in a player write up. For wide receivers and running backs they will have all the key stats like receptions, targets, yards per route, and total fantasy points, by each year.
We also have basic metrics like height, weight, age, college and draft pick and year included.
Are NFL Trade Rumor Covered in the Player News?
Yes! As you can see from this Julio Jones write up from his player page, we updated his news section as soon as the news broke.
“The Atlanta Falcons are not expected to trade quarterback Matt Ryan this offseason, according to sources. “The Falcons have not had any trade conversations about Ryan or their star wide receiver Julio Jones. And every expectation is both players are going to be on the roster in 2021,” NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero said. New head coach Arthur Smith plans to run a similar offense to the one Kyle Shanahan used when Ryan won MVP in 2016. Atlanta would be on the hook for more than $44 million in dead money in 2021 if they traded Ryan before June 1. Atlanta may decide to take Ryan’s heir-apparent at No. 4 overall in the draft, but the 35-year-old signal-caller is expected to stay put for at least another season. Ryan and Jones got it going to end the regular season and could be in line for bounce-back campaigns under Smith in 2021. Consider Ryan a midrange QB1 heading into next season.”
What Sites’ Scoring Systems are Togglable?
You can sort through each off the biggest fantasy scoring systems and websites to see how a player performed on that respective site. ESPN fantasy, Yahoo fantasy, DraftKings, and FanDuel are included, as well as both standard scoring and point per reception (PPR) scoring systems.
Will I be Able to See a Players game logs?
Yes! You can search by year, and by scoring type on each player profile page.
What stats are listed at the top of every NFL Player Profile Page?
What Career and Game Log Stats are Listed on an NFL Player Profile Page for Wide Receivers and Running Backs?
What Career and Game Log Stats are Listed on an NFL Player Profile Page for Quarterbacks?
What Positions do NFL Depth Charts Cover?
Anything that can affect your fantasy football lineup. So, we’ve got QB, RB, WR, TE and K listed.
Who is Alex “Awesemo” Baker?
Alex Baker is the number one daily fantasy sports player in the world. Here at Awesemo we use his industry leading projections for all our daily fantasy sports. Now, Alex is using his data skills and putting them towards fantasy football to help you draft better.
Why Aren’t Defensive Positions Listed on your Player Profile Pages?
Although we all like to hear about the goings on in the trenches from time to time, these NFL news player profiles are strictly designed for fantasy football players, best ball drafters and NFL DFS enthusiasts. Our goal is to help you win your league by provided the latest NFL news for your fantasy football drafting, and your ESPN fantasy, Yahoo fantasy, DraftKings and FanDuel lineups.
Alex Baker has been playing daily fantasy professionally since 2015 under the handle Awesemo. Working his way up from the smallest stakes, he has been the #1 overall ranked player in DFS since 2017 on the strength of his predictive models for sports. As the competition has gotten more sophisticated, Alex has used game theory to build a winning strategy combining his fantasy and ownership projections. To this day, he still participates in almost every DFS tournament available.