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Russell Gage To Sign With Buccaneers: Fantasy Football Takeaways & Implications (2022)

Russell Gage To Sign With Buccaneers: Fantasy Football Takeaways & Implications (2022)

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In a surprising twist, former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage does not re-sign with his old team and instead signs with the NFC South rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gage will be vying for the No. 3 wide receiver role behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, but he could easily operate as the clear-cut No. 2 if Godwin returns back slowly from injury.

Gage is coming off a stellar year after posting career-highs in yards per route run (1.96) and PFF receiving grade (76.0) while playing more on the outside. Often thought of as a “slot-only” wideout, Gage actually split snaps 50/50 from the slot versus outside in 2021.

He also led the Falcons with a 29% target share since Week 11 — playing 53% of his snaps for the outside — showcasing his ability to earn passing volume alongside the talented Kyle Pitts.

Any receiver in a Tom Brady-led offense should be a sought-after commodity — so consider me in on Gage in 2022. There are plenty of scenarios where Gage continues his success from the tail-end of last season.
– Andrew Erickson

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