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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EST
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Oct 28th, 2020
86%
Recommended by
42 of 49 experts
14%
Recommended by
7 of 49 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 108# 133-
Best Rank# 92# 95-
Worst Rank# 137# 177-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LAR at CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs LARThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CAR-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total40.140.1-
Avg Game6.75.7-
Week 75.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Mike GesickiRussell GageAdd Player
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
24 m
#110#123-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
49 m
#112#134-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 h
#112#123-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 h
#93-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
2 h
#106#135-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 h
#101#100-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
3 h
#112#125-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 h
#110#139-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#110#136-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
4 h
#112#126-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
4 h
#93#107-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
4 h
#111#133-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
6 h
#105#133-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
7 h
#106#141-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#91#133-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
11 h
#106#133-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
11 h
#106#133-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
15 h
#105#130-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
15 h
#95-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
15 h
#105-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
15 h
#108#133-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
15 h
#98#163-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
15 h
#110#125-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
16 h
#111#135-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
16 h
#106#126-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
17 h
#108#133-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
18 h
#112#134-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
18 h
#106#133-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
18 h
#106#117-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
19 h
#106#130-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
20 h
#106#133-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
20 h
#104#107-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
21 h
#92#98-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
21 h
#101#98-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
21 h
#98#177-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
22 h
#108#141-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
22 h
#105#128-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
22 h
#132#121-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
23 h
#122#130-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
24 h
#122#130-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#106#127-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#106#127-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#137#118-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
#105#124-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#105#145-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#101#94-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
1 d
#87#114-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
#107#113-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#91-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE
5 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 114 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. BUF
11 tar, 8 rec, 130 yds, 1 td
at DAL
9 tar, 6 rec, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 3 at JAC
3 tar, 1 rec, 15 yds, 1 td
vs. CHI
3 tar, 2 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. SEA
3 tar, 1 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
at GB
3 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at SF
6 tar, 5 rec, 91 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
5 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. NYJ
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at MIN
4 tar, 4 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. DET
7 tar, 6 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. LAR at CAR
Week 9 at ARI vs. DEN
Week 10 vs. LACBYE WEEK
Week 11 at DEN at NO
Week 12 at NYJ vs. LV
Week 13 vs. CIN vs. NO
Week 14 vs. KC at LAC
Week 15 vs. NE vs. TB
Week 16 at LV at KC
Week 17 at BUF at TB
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 13.011.4
Week 219.010.6
Week 37.52.6
Week 41.52.0
Week 59.11.6
Week 60.06.5
Week 75.4
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total40.140.1
Average6.75.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Targets 
Week 1512
Week 2119
Week 333
Week 433
Week 565
Week 624
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
 
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EST
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Over their last two games, Gesicki has totaled eight targets and turned them into 5/91/0. Meanwhile, Adam Shaheen and Durham Smythe have combined for eight targets and turned them into 7/88/3. This is not great news. What is great news is that it's not likely to keep up. In those two games, Gesicki has run 50 routes, while Shaheen has run 14, and Smythe has run just four of them. Still, Gesicki's fantasy finishes have been maddening: 24, 2, 15, 45, 7, 76. That's extremely boom-or-bust, and now having a rookie quarterback under center isn't likely to help his consistency, as they're likely to go a bit more run-heavy. One bit that you should know is that Gesicki has been working with the scout team all year, so he should have chemistry with Tagovailoa from day one. The Rams aren't a team who's been great against tight ends, allowing both George Kittle and Tyler Kroft to finish as top-two options against them. Targets have been funneled to them due to their cornerback talent, and that's led to a league-leading 64 targets against them. They're allowing a pedestrian 1.61 PPR points per target, so it hasn't been a smash spot without a lot of volume, but Gesicki should be in the TE1 conversation 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.