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Experts' Pick
 
 
at HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 45# 56-
Best Rank# 33# 42-
Worst Rank# 53# 76-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at HOU vs. DET-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs HOUThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs DET-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec20.313.1
Rec Yds225.6155.1
Rec TD1.91.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total30.234.7-
Avg Game6.05.8-
Avg Projection6.55.0-
Week 63.26.5-
    
Misc 
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIN
6 tar, 4 rec, 96 yds, 1 td
vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 114 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. DET
7 tar, 3 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
at DAL
9 tar, 6 rec, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 3 at NO
4 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
3 tar, 2 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. ATL
8 tar, 4 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
at GB
3 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. CAR
5 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at TB
5 tar, 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
at MIN
4 tar, 4 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at HOU vs. DET
Week 8 vs. MIN at CAR
Week 9 at SF vs. DEN
Week 10 vs. JACBYE WEEK
Week 11 at IND at NO
Week 12 vs. CHI vs. LV
Week 13 vs. PHI vs. NO
Week 14 at DET at LAC
Week 15 vs. CAR vs. TB
Week 16 vs. TEN at KC
Week 17 at CHI at TB
Player Projections Comparison
 
at HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions3.63.9
Rec Yards52.441.0
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.10.2
Rush Yards0.80.8
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points6.55.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 115.611.4
Week 26.410.6
Week 30.52.6
Week 44.52.0
Week 51.6
Week 63.26.5
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total30.234.7
Average6.05.8
Player Targets Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Targets 
Week 1612
Week 279
Week 343
Week 483
Week 55
Week 654
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
 
at HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
MVS is simply a dart throw at the position at this point. He could break off a big play this week, but you're simply stuck hoping that that happens. Otherwise, you're not going to be happy that you started him. He's a low-end FLEX play this week.Gage wasn't heavily targeted last week, but with the Falcons offense back to being a dynamic unit, Gage is an intriguing deep league FLEX option this week. The Lions are surrendering plenty of fantasy points to opposing slot wideouts and Gage could be a sneaky play.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It seems we've gone back to the same old Valdes-Scantling who just can't seem to make anything of his targets. He's seen a rock-solid 30 targets over their five games (6.0 per game), and even with Rodgers playing at an MVP level, Valdes-Scantling ranks outside the top-60 wide receivers. He actually ranks 12th in the NFL with a 36.0 percent share of his team's air yards, so his targets have been highly valuable, too. The only receivers with more deep targets than him (14) are Marquise Brown and Calvin Ridley. He's going to catch a long touchdown one of these weeks and it'll all make sense to those of us who've been following his opportunity. He's going to see the most of Vernon Hargreaves this week, which is a matchup that receivers have feasted on throughout his career, as he's allowed a 69.5 percent catch-rate, 12.8 yards per reception, and a touchdown every 28.3 targets in his coverage. He's certainly someone who the Packers could pick on this week when they do go to the air. Still, we've seen the opportunity before for Valdes-Scantling and he's failed to capitalize, making him a risk/reward WR5 with more upside than most waiver wire options.I mentioned last week that if/when Jones came back to the lineup, it would help everyone involved in the Falcons offense. While Gage finished with just four targets last week, they amounted to four catches for 65 yards. He hasn't seen more than five targets since back in Week 2, which is worrisome when you're playing him for a floor and not necessarily a ceiling. It certainly helps that the Lions opponents have targeted their wide receivers 65.3 percent of the time, which is the second-highest mark in the league. It also helps to know that the Lions have been crushed by slot-heavy receivers. Here are the ones they've played through five games: Keelan Cole 6/143/0, Emmanuel Sanders 6/93/0, Andy Isabella/Larry Fitzgerald 5/47/2, Allen Lazard 3/45/0, and Anthony Miller 4/76/1. It's clearly a weakness between Darryl Roberts and Justin Coleman. Gage should be able to offer a WR4/5-type floor in this game.