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Experts' Pick
 
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
at DAL, Sun 1pm EDT
John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
at CLE, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 56# 73-
Best Rank# 31# 46-
Worst Rank# 76# 89-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DAL at CLE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs DALThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs CLE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec1010.5
Rec Yds137.5142
Rec TD01.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total11.41.7-
Avg Game11.41.7-
Avg Projection5.54.3-
Week 111.41.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 114 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
5 tar, 2 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at DAL at CLE
Week 3 vs. CHI at PHI
Week 4 at GB vs. JAC
Week 5 vs. CAR at BAL
Week 6 at MIN at IND
Week 7 vs. DET vs. CLE
Week 8 at CAR vs. TEN
Week 9 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 10BYE WEEK at PIT
Week 11 at NO at WAS
Week 12 vs. LV vs. NYG
Week 13 vs. NO at MIA
Week 14 at LAC vs. DAL
Week 15 vs. TB vs. PIT
Week 16 at KC at HOU
Week 17 at TB vs. BAL
Player Projections Comparison
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
at DAL, Sun 1pm EDT
John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
at CLE, Thu 8pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions4.52.4
Rec Yards46.433.1
Rec TDs0.10.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.20.2
Rush Yards1.20.7
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.54.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
2020 Points 
Week 111.41.7
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
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Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total11.41.7
Average11.41.7
Player Targets Comparison
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
2020 Targets 
Week 1125
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
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Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Russell GageR. Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
at DAL, Sun 1pm EDT
John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
at CLE, Thu 8pm 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.He only walked out of last week's game with two catches for 17 yards, but the encouraging sign for Ross was that he was an every-down player. He actually led all Bengals skill-position players in snaps. Zac Taylor also seemed to take it easy on Burrow in his first game, giving him a bunch of short throws, allowing him to ease into the NFL in a tough matchup. Knowing how often Burrow was under duress, it's no wonder we didn't see many deep passes. The Browns registered a sack on 6.9 percent of dropbacks last year and 7.1 percent in Week 1, so it's not likely he'll have a lot of time to look downfield in this game. The difference in this matchup is the cornerback play, though, as the Browns don't have near the cornerback or safety talent that the Chargers do. The downside is that their best cornerback, Denzel Ward, typically sticks at LCB, which is where Ross runs most of his routes. They moved him around, so it's not exclusive, and it's possible they decide to have Ward shadow A.J. Green. Ross is someone who should be owned in fantasy leagues, but he's still a boom-or-bust WR5 until we see Burrow and him connect. He's a one-play upside tournament play in DFS, though.