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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
BYE WEEK
 
 
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Updated: Oct 28th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 66-
Best Rank# 47-
Worst Rank# 87-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CARThis is a 0 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs -
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec22.3NAN
Rec Yds203.8NAN
Rec TD1.1NAN
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total40.154.7-
Avg Game5.77.8-
Avg Projection5.0-
Week 75.46.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
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#61-
    
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Hail to Fantasy Football
1 h
#67-
    
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#61-
    
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#68-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
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#52-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
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#62-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
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#71-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#69-
    
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#63-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
5 h
#54-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
5 h
#66-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
7 h
#68-
    
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Fantasy Six Pack
7 h
#72-
    
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10 h
#68-
    
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FTN
11 h
#68-
    
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#68-
    
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#68-
    
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Fantasy Shed
15 h
#67-
    
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15 h
#49-
    
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Real GM
15 h
#68-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
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16 h
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#62-
    
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#67-
    
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Matt Brandon
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New Life Fantasy
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#58-
    
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#47-
    
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21 h
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 114 yds, 0 td
at KC
5 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at DAL
9 tar, 6 rec, 46 yds, 1 td
vs. BAL
8 tar, 5 rec, 95 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. CHI
3 tar, 2 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
at PIT
5 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at GB
3 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
3 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. CAR
5 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
12 tar, 8 rec, 161 yds, 1 td
Week 6 at MIN
4 tar, 4 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
at TEN
9 tar, 9 rec, 68 yds, 1 td
Week 7 vs. DET
7 tar, 6 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
9 tar, 7 rec, 60 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at CARBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. DEN at JAC
Week 10BYE WEEK at CLE
Week 11 at NO vs. NE
Week 12 vs. LV at DET
Week 13 vs. NO vs. IND
Week 14 at LAC at CHI
Week 15 vs. TB at IND
Week 16 at KC vs. CIN
Week 17 at TB vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
BYE WEEK
Receiving
   
Receptions3.9
Rec Yards39.1
Rec TDs0.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.1
Rush Yards0.6
Rush TDs0.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Points 
Week 111.42.0
Week 210.69.5
Week 32.62.3
Week 42.00.0
Week 51.622.1
Week 66.512.8
Week 75.46.0
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total40.154.7
Average5.77.8
Player Targets Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Targets 
Week 1125
Week 298
Week 335
Week 433
Week 5512
Week 649
Week 779
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 Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
BYE WEEK
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We talked about Gage the last two weeks, saying he is a fine bye week replacement now that Julio Jones is back in the lineup, as he just makes the entire offense run that much smoother. Gage has caught 10 balls for 119 yards over the last two games, which is perfect for someone who's available on most waiver wires. The matchup this week is tougher than we expected. The Panthers have Corn Elder covering the slot, and he's done a good job, allowing just 10 catches for 52 yards and no touchdowns on 16 targets. The only slot-heavy receiver who produced against them was Keenan Allen, who did most of his damage outside of Elder's coverage. Knowing the Panthers have allowed the second-fewest yards per reception and the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game to wide receivers, it may not be the best time to play him as anything more than a WR5 with minimal upside.