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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
vs. ATL, Thu 8pm EDT
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 27th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 126-
Best Rank# 5# 91-
Worst Rank# 20# 113-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. ATL at CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs ATLThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CAR-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total73.740.1-
Avg Game10.55.7-
Week 73.65.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoorIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Mike DavisRussell GageAdd Player
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
2 h
#5#113-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
3 h
#16#98-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
3 h
#15-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
8 h
#20#108-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#11#91-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LV
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 114 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at TB
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 8 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
at DAL
9 tar, 6 rec, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 3 at LAC
13 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 8 rec, 45 yds, 1 td
vs. CHI
3 tar, 2 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. ARI
16 rush, 84 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
at GB
3 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at ATL
16 rush, 89 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 9 rec, 60 yds, 1 td
vs. CAR
5 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CHI
18 rush, 52 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
at MIN
4 tar, 4 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at NO
vs. DET
Week 8 vs. ATL at CAR
Week 9 at KC vs. DEN
Week 10 vs. TBBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. DET at NO
Week 12 at MIN vs. LV
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. NO
Week 14 vs. DEN at LAC
Week 15 at GB vs. TB
Week 16 at WAS at KC
Week 17 vs. NO at TB
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 10.011.4
Week 27.510.6
Week 315.12.6
Week 417.12.0
Week 520.91.6
Week 69.56.5
Week 73.65.4
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total73.740.1
Average10.55.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Targets 
Week 1012
Week 289
Week 393
Week 463
Week 5105
Week 634
Week 757
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
vs. ATL, Thu 8pm EDT
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He had brutal matchups each of the last two weeks against the Bears and Saints, and while he was able to sneak in a touchdown against the Bears, he wasn't as fortunate against the Saints. I wouldn't be too worried, as he totaled 12 of the 13 available touches to Panthers running backs. Here's a pretty crazy stat: Despite not taking over the starting job until Week 3, Davis has broken the most tackles (35) in the NFL. He's also sitting there as the No. 9 running back in PPR formats. As long as McCaffrey is out (this might be the last game), Davis needs to be played. Most people see the matchup against the Falcons and think of a slot machine that just delivers fantasy points. While it is for most positions, not many have realized they've allowed the fifth-fewest yards per carry (3.53) to running backs through seven games. Where Davis will make his mark, however, is through the air, as the Falcons have allowed a league-leading 110.0 PPR points through the air alone to running backs, which amounts to 15.7 PPR points per game. We saw Davis take advantage of that back in Week 5 when he tallied nine receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown against them. The 89 yards he rushed for was also the highest total the Falcons have allowed this year. It's possible that the workhorse is wearing on Davis and starting to affect his efficiency, but I'll blame the matchups for much of it. Get him back into lineups as a rock-solid RB1 this week.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.