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Experts' Pick
 
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
at DAL, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
at NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 56# 60-
Best Rank# 31# 34-
Worst Rank# 76# 75-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DAL at NYJ-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs DALThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs NYJ-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec2227.5
Rec Yds274257
Rec TD22
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total22.02.1-
Avg Game11.02.1-
Avg Projection5.55.3-
Week 111.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor63 F, Clear-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 114 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
Week 2 at DAL at NYJ
Week 3 vs. CHI at NYG
Week 4 at GB vs. PHI
Week 5 vs. CAR vs. MIA
Week 6 at MIN vs. LAR
Week 7 vs. DET at NE
Week 8 at CAR at SEA
Week 9 vs. DEN vs. GB
Week 10BYE WEEK at NO
Week 11 at NOBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. LV at LAR
Week 13 vs. NO vs. BUF
Week 14 at LAC vs. WAS
Week 15 vs. TB at DAL
Week 16 at KC at ARI
Week 17 at TB vs. SEA
Player Projections Comparison
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
at DAL, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
at NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions4.53.0
Rec Yards46.442.2
Rec TDs0.10.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.20.3
Rush Yards1.21.2
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.55.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
2020 Points 
Week 111.4
Week 210.62.1
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
Total22.02.1
Average11.02.1
Player Targets Comparison
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
2020 Targets 
Week 112
Week 23
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
at DAL, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
at NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Gage has inserted himself into the fantasy starter conversation with a huge performance in week one. The Falcons' high-passing volume attack means opportunity for Gage over the middle of the field every single week. While I expect Gage's target totals to come down slightly as Hurst gets acclimated to the offense, he's still going to be a great FLEX option every single game. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Each of the Falcons wide receivers saw 12 targets last week, including Gage, who turned them into a career-high 114 yards. Not many realize that Gage actually saw 66 targets over the final nine games last year, which is more than enough to be fantasy relevant. While I do expect Hayden Hurst to get more involved as the weeks go on, Gage is someone who can be considered in high-volume games. The Cowboys had Anthony Brown cover the slot in Week 1 and that worked out well, as Cooper Kupp was held to just four catches for 40 scoreless yards last week. Brown did allow all four passes that came his way to be completed, but it clearly wasn't a smash spot, as Kupp has higher odds of getting targeted than Gage does. It's possible that Gage is a Cole Beasley-type player this year who you can use in a pinch, as he's likely going to get six-plus targets per game, even if his ceiling isn't very high. Consider him a decent floor WR4/5-type play.It seemed like he was getting close to playing last week but was ultimately scratched. He did get in limited practices on both Thursday and Friday, so I'd assume he was close to play. The Jets signed Pierre Desir to be their top perimeter cornerback this offseason, but that went south quickly, as he allowed two touchdowns before halftime in his coverage, and that got him a quick seat on the bench. Seriously, he was benched for Nate Hairston at halftime. The other perimeter cornerback (where Aiyuk figures to play 80 percent of his snaps) is Blessuan Austin, who has seen exactly 39 career targets in his coverage. He was a sixth-round pick for the Jets in last year's draft who was forced into starting. He hasn't been horrible, though he's also not someone you need to avoid. Still, it's Aiyuk's first game and he may be on a snap count. He's a boom-or-bust WR5-type option.