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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
John Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
John Brown
WR - BUF
vs. NE, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Oct 29th, 2020
74%
Recommended by
57 of 77 experts
26%
Recommended by
20 of 77 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 67# 81-
Best Rank# 47# 31-
Worst Rank# 93# 91-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CAR vs. NE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CARThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs NE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec22.312.7
Rec Yds203.8160.2
Rec TD1.11
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total40.131.4-
Avg Game5.76.3-
Avg Projection5.05.4-
Week 75.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Russell GageJohn BrownAdd Player
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
14 m
#75#82-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
41 m
#60#43-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
1 h
#66#81-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
2 h
#67#74-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 h
#69#81-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#68#77-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 h
#69#45-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#68#81-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
4 h
#68#81-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
5 h
#62#36-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
6 h
#66#81-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
7 h
#69#81-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
7 h
#69#71-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
7 h
#64#80-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
7 h
#71#81-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
8 h
#67#50-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
8 h
#68#81-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
8 h
#70-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
9 h
#57#48-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
9 h
#68-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
9 h
#70#81-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
9 h
#59#30-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
10 h
#75#82-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
10 h
#55-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
10 h
#75#82-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
10 h
#75#47-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
11 h
#54#37-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
11 h
#93#79-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
12 h
#48-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
12 h
#67#45-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
12 h
#69#82-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
12 h
#68-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
12 h
#63#71-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
12 h
#62#75-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
13 h
#69#82-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
13 h
#55-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
13 h
#65#81-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
13 h
#61#38-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
14 h
#67#81-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
14 h
#56#40-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
14 h
#56#84-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
14 h
#47-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
15 h
#74#82-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
15 h
#68-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
15 h
#65#82-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
16 h
#61#57-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
18 h
#52#47-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
18 h
#71#84-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
19 h
#69#82-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
19 h
#63#91-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
20 h
#66#81-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
21 h
#68#82-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
22 h
#72#82-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
1 d
#68#82-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 d
#67#82-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#49-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#84#64-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
1 d
#62-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
1 d
#68-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#55#31-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#67#45-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
1 d
#68#81-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
1 d
#67#81-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#68#81-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#53-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#47-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
#87#61-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 d
#72#85-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#65#81-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#61#83-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#67#80-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#67#81-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#65#81-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 d
#63#85-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#45-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
#63#48-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 d
#62#87-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
John Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
John Brown
WR - BUF
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 114 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
10 tar, 6 rec, 70 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at DAL
9 tar, 6 rec, 46 yds, 1 td
at MIA
6 tar, 4 rec, 82 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. CHI
3 tar, 2 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
vs. LAR
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at GB
3 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
at LV
5 tar, 4 rec, 42 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. CAR
5 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
at TEN
Week 6 at MIN
4 tar, 4 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
4 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. DET
7 tar, 6 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
Week 8 at CAR vs. NE
Week 9 vs. DEN vs. SEA
Week 10BYE WEEK at ARI
Week 11 at NOBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. LV vs. LAC
Week 13 vs. NO at SF
Week 14 at LAC vs. PIT
Week 15 vs. TB at DEN
Week 16 at KC at NE
Week 17 at TB vs. MIA
Player Projections Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
John Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
John Brown
WR - BUF
vs. NE, Sun 1pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions3.92.6
Rec Yards39.139.7
Rec TDs0.20.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.10.1
Rush Yards0.60.5
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.05.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
John Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
John Brown
WR - BUF
2020 Points 
Week 111.413.0
Week 210.614.2
Week 32.60.0
Week 42.04.2
Week 51.6
Week 66.50.0
Week 75.4
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total40.131.4
Average5.76.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
John Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
John Brown
WR - BUF
2020 Targets 
Week 11210
Week 296
Week 332
Week 435
Week 55
Week 644
Week 77
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
John Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
John Brown
WR - BUF
vs. NE, Sun 1pm EST
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.It seemed like a wise move to hold Brown out against the Jets, as it seems like he's been trying to play through injuries, and it's clearly affected his productivity, as he hasn't topped 42 yards since back in Week 2. He didn't practice at all last week, so there's no guarantee he makes it back for this week. The Patriots have allowed just the 11th fewest fantasy points to wide receivers, but it's not because they've been great. They've faced the second-fewest targets in the league (101) through their six games. So, from an efficiency standpoint, they're actually one of the worst secondaries in the league. We've already watched nine wide receivers total 11.5 or more PPR points against them, a mark that just 13 receivers hit against them through 16 games last year. The one Brown would see the most of is J.C. Jackson, who has actually been their best cornerback, allowing just 7.63 yards per target and a 64.5 QB Rating in his coverage. Given the limited volume against the Patriots, it might just be best to ensure Brown is healthy before sticking him in lineups, especially with Allen struggling a bit over the last three weeks.