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at LAR, Sun 8pm EDT
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
vs. SEA, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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ECR# 26# 70-
Best Rank# 8# 43-
Worst Rank# 43# 94-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LAR vs. SEA-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs LARThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs SEA-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec21.728.1
Rec Yds212.6300.7
Rec TD1.11.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total114.3109.1-
Avg Game7.16.8-
2019 Average7.16.8-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAR vs. SEA
Week 2 vs. ATL at DAL
Week 3 at SEA vs. CHI
Week 4 vs. CLE at GB
Week 5 vs. NYG vs. CAR
Week 6 vs. ARI at MIN
Week 7 at WAS vs. DET
Week 8 at PHI at CAR
Week 9 vs. PIT vs. DEN
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at MIN at NO
Week 12 vs. WAS vs. LV
Week 13 at BAL vs. NO
Week 14 at CIN at LAC
Week 15 vs. SF vs. TB
Week 16 vs. PHI at KC
Week 17 at NYG at TB
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 15.011.4
Week 25.810.6
Week 319.82.6
Week 42.92.0
Week 57.31.6
Week 62.36.5
Week 70.05.4
Week 86.12.5
Week 93.61.1
Week 10
Week 112.95.8
Week 124.13.4
Week 1314.611.1
Week 142.313.8
Week 158.612.8
Week 1624.12.3
Week 174.916.2
Total114.3109.1
Average7.16.8
Player Targets Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Targets 
Week 1512
Week 259
Week 393
Week 453
Week 545
Week 664
Week 727
Week 8123
Week 976
Week 10
Week 11512
Week 1285
Week 13118
Week 1467
Week 15410
Week 1685
Week 17810
Notes for Player Combination
 
at LAR, Sun 8pm EDT
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
vs. SEA, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
With Amari Cooper potentially limited in this game, Michael Gallup might have to step up as the Cowboys' #1 target. The Rams do have one of the top shadow corners in the league in Jalen Ramsey, who could be covering Gallup if Cooper is limited or doesn't play. However, I expect the Cowboys' passing game to have a very productive week overall and Gallup's potential role as the WR1 for Prescott in a shootout makes him a high-upside WR3. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We don't know if Amari Cooper will be shadowed by Jalen Ramsey, but if he's not, Gallup will see plenty of the shutdown cornerback. That's because we typically don't see Ramsey move into the slot, and it's a similar story with Gallup, as he was in the slot just 11 percent of the time last year. It appears that it'll be Ramsey and Troy Hill on the perimeter, which is less-than-ideal for Gallup. Hill played very well when promoted into a full-time role last year, allowing just 23 catches for 304 yards and a touchdown on 51 targets in his coverage. Was it a flash in the pan? He'd been extremely below average in his prior four years in the league. There are a lot of changes to the Rams, including their defensive scheme, so it's difficult to take much away from last year when they allowed just 11.97 yards per reception, which was the sixth lowest in the league. Until we know the pecking order in the Cowboys offense, Gallup should be looked at as a mid-to-low-end WR3, though it does help that Cooper may be dealing with some sort of ailment that could lessen his involvement in the gameplan.Did you realize Gage saw 66 targets over the Falcons' final nine games? That's a 117-target pace over the course of a season. Sure, Calvin Ridley missed three games and Austin Hooper missed a few games, but Gage was involved and saw at least nine targets on four separate occasions. While developing the new relationship with Hayden Hurst, it's possible Gage is one of Matt Ryan's favorites over the middle of the field. We don't know for certain who will cover the slot for the Seahawks, though it appears that safety Ugo Amadi may be that guy. He played late in the season and allowed 12-of-13 slot targets to be completed for 97 yards. That's a high catch rate, but just 7.46 yards per target. Still, given the strength of the Seahawks secondary, particularly on the back end, we could see Gage get funneled five-plus targets. If you're in a PPR format and looking for a WR5-type floor, Gage can fill that role.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
If you're looking for a Cowboys receiver to start on Sunday Night Football, it actually might be Michael Gallup. Gallup gets an amazing matchup, while Cooper - most likely - has to deal with Jalen Ramsey all game long. Gallup's a back-end WR2 this week with tremendous upside.Gage should see some work as the starting slot receiver in this Falcons offense, but it's likely not going to be enough to warrant a starting spot in a fantasy lineup. Gage can remain on your bench in deep leagues.