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Experts' Pick
 
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 26th, 2020
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2 of 158 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 94# 130-
Best Rank# 74# 105-
Worst Rank# 116# 164-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CHI vs. TEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CHIThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs TEN-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total22.09.6-
Avg Game11.04.8-
Week 210.61.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
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The Fantasy First Down
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Mundo Fantasy
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Scott EngelS. Engel
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The Fantasy Champions
13 h
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16 h
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
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Fantasy Hot Read
18 h
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The Fantasy Footballers
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Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
18 h
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
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1 d
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Roto Street Journal
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
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Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
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Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
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1 d
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Andy VandaA. Vanda
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1 d
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Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
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Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
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Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
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Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
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Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
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Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
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Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
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Dale DeMottD. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
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Justin GeorgeJ. George
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Andy SingletonA. Sing...
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Donald GibsonD. Gibson
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Jared SmolaJ. Smola
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Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
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Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
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Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 d
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
2 d
#90#136-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#101#119-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 d
#86#136-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
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Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
2 d
#95#126-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
#95#130-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
2 d
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Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
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QB List
2 d
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Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
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Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
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Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 d
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Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
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John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
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The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
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Roto Ranks
2 d
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Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
2 d
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John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
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Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
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Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
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Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
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Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
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Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 d
#95#126-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
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Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
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Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
2 d
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
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Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
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Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 d
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Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 d
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Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
2 d
#102#126-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 d
#94#131-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
2 d
#94#151-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
2 d
#83-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#94#119-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#90#130-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
#94#119-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 d
#86#114-
    
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Important Nonsense
2 d
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Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#102#123-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 d
#100#126-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 d
#86#131-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#87#132-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 d
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#101#132-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#100#130-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#88#131-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 d
#100#119-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
#113#152-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#86#137-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
2 d
#94#131-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
2 d
#95#131-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
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Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
#98#136-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
2 d
#78#130-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
2 d
#101#130-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
2 d
#90#132-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
#57#110-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 d
#86#136-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
2 d
#94#132-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
2 d
#100#119-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
2 d
#96#133-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
#77#134-
    
2 d
#96#132-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#84#137-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
2 d
#95#132-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 d
#90#131-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
#86#119-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
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Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
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Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
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SmittyS.
SleeperU
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Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 114 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
6 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at DAL
at IND
Week 3 vs. CHI vs. TEN
Week 4 at GB at HOU
Week 5 vs. CAR at SEA
Week 6 at MIN vs. ATL
Week 7 vs. DETBYE WEEK
Week 8 at CAR at GB
Week 9 vs. DEN vs. DET
Week 10BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 11 at NO vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. LV vs. CAR
Week 13 vs. NO vs. JAC
Week 14 at LAC at TB
Week 15 vs. TB vs. CHI
Week 16 at KC at NO
Week 17 at TB at DET
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
2020 Points 
Week 111.48.0
Week 210.61.6
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total22.09.6
Average11.04.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
2020 Targets 
Week 1124
Week 292
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's not going away anytime soon. Since taking over for Mohamed Sanu in that role, Gage has totaled 87 targets over a span of 11 games, which amounts to 7.9 per game. Over the course of a season, that would amount to 127 targets. Here's a list of big-name players who saw fewer targets than that in 2019: DeVante Parker, Davante Adams, Courtland Sutton, Chris Godwin, Amari Cooper... do you catch my drift? His targets aren't worth as much as those guys, but he's a reliable player in fantasy because of his target floor. The Bears have Buster Skrine covering the slot, and while he played well in 2019, slot receivers have fared well this year. First, it was Danny Amendola racking up 5/81/0 on seven targets, and then it was Golden Tate catching all five of his targets for 47 yards. Again, not sexy, but worth a spot-start in such an injury-plagued week. With the Bears defending the run so well, we saw Matthew Stafford rack up 42 pass attempts while Daniel Jones hit the 40 mark. If the Falcons go down a similar path, which seems likely, Gage should be able to fill a WR4-type role on your fantasy team. He's reminding me of 2018 Adam Humphries who finished as a top-30 wide receiver, but you always knew his ceiling was limited.The fact that Cook has scored three touchdowns has saved him from looking like an ugly top-six pick this year, though it's not his doing. The Vikings offense has only run 48.0 plays per game because their defense can't get off the field, and it's led to Cook totaling just 29 touches through two weeks. The two starting running backs who've gone against the Titans haven't had that problem, as they've both (James Robinson, Melvin Gordon) totaled at least 18 touches, and that's despite the Titans winning both those games. Titans opponents have averaged 66.5 plays per game this year, which would be a welcomed sight for all Vikings players who've been forced to be too efficient with minimal plays. The 5.15 yards per carry the Titans have allowed to this point is the fourth-highest mark in the league, though it was expected to be a strength of theirs this year with their talented front seven. Maybe the loss of interior defensive lineman Jurrell Casey matters more than most thought? There were also nine running backs who totaled at least five receptions against the Titans last year, so Cook's floor should be fine, and we all know his ceiling in this offense. Trot him back out there as a solid RB1 this week. With the Vikings not running many plays, Mattison has totaled just 14 touches through two weeks, which makes it difficult to trust him as anything more than a desperation RB5. He does remain one of the better handcuffs in the league, though.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Moving forward, in any matchup, Gage deserves consideration as a WR3. This offense is simply too high-powered and pass-happy to ignore what Gage is doing on the field. Currently, Gage is the WR14 through two weeks in all of fantasy football. In a matchup that might see Julio sit, Gage could easily see 8-10 targets, which is a solid bet to return WR3 production.