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at NYG, Mon 8pm EST
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 28# 124-
Best Rank# 21# 92-
Worst Rank# 53# 158-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at NYG at CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs NYGThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CAR-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total83.240.1-
Avg Game11.95.7-
Week 79.65.4-
    
Misc 
    
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Expert Ranks 
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
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Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
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#27#127-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
52 m
#34#127-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
2 h
#52#122-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
2 h
#21#135-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
2 h
#27#137-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
2 h
#28#118-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 h
#25#137-
    
2 h
#25#130-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 h
#54#118-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 h
#28#116-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 h
#52#131-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 h
#28#124-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 h
#52#127-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 h
#28#101-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#21#118-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
2 h
#24#118-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
3 h
#25#128-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
3 h
#28#122-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 h
#21#135-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
3 h
#25#131-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
3 h
#27#126-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#25#135-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#24#118-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
3 h
#24#137-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
3 h
#25#128-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
3 h
#25#137-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
3 h
#28#100-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
3 h
#25#116-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
3 h
#11#81-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
3 h
#27#128-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
3 h
#32#122-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
3 h
#27#131-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
3 h
#28#131-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
3 h
#42#122-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 h
#11#131-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
3 h
#25#118-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
3 h
#25#116-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
3 h
#25#131-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
3 h
#25#130-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
3 h
#28#114-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
3 h
#27#94-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
3 h
#28-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
3 h
#27#134-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#25#134-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 h
#11#137-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
3 h
#28#128-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
3 h
#27#135-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
3 h
#34#102-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
3 h
#21#102-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
3 h
#25#134-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
3 h
#34#102-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
3 h
#31#126-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 h
#27#116-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
3 h
#41#133-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
3 h
#25#116-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#10#139-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
3 h
#24#134-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
3 h
#24#137-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#25#102-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#25#134-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
3 h
#24#181-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 h
#28#82-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
3 h
#27#128-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 h
#25#96-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
4 h
#27-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
4 h
#25#134-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
4 h
#53#128-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 h
#11#127-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
4 h
#53-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
4 h
#24#127-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
4 h
#28#137-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
4 h
#25#137-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
4 h
#27#128-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
4 h
#25#135-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
4 h
#21-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
4 h
#21#128-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
4 h
#25#134-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
4 h
#25#98-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
4 h
#27#131-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
5 h
#59#124-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
5 h
#25#131-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
5 h
#25#126-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
5 h
#12#134-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 h
#21#158-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
5 h
#28#93-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
5 h
#25#131-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
5 h
#25#128-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
5 h
#25#126-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
6 h
#27#131-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
6 h
#25#142-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
6 h
#28#127-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
6 h
#25#116-
    
Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#25#142-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
6 h
#10#124-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
6 h
#25#137-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
6 h
#25#134-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
6 h
#21#100-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
6 h
#88#93-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
6 h
#25#135-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
6 h
#34-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
6 h
#28#135-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
7 h
#25#102-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#41#101-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
7 h
#28#104-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
7 h
#28#124-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
7 h
#45#101-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
7 h
#28#128-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
7 h
#34#154-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
7 h
#28#128-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
8 h
#25#127-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
8 h
#28#127-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
8 h
#24#132-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
8 h
#27#119-
    
8 h
#25#88-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
8 h
#25#132-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
8 h
#28#129-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
9 h
#25#136-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
9 h
#43#97-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
9 h
#25#152-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#31#129-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
9 h
#28#123-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
10 h
#25-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
11 h
#12#97-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
11 h
#53#102-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
11 h
#25-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
11 h
#34#147-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
11 h
#57#128-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
12 h
#52#92-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
12 h
#62#128-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
14 h
#21#92-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
14 h
#27-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
16 h
#46#124-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
16 h
#17#138-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
19 h
#58#121-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
19 h
#22#133-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
21 h
#23#135-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
22 h
#44#135-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#17#107-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#63#136-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#23#136-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#36#92-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
2 d
#22#139-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 d
#15#133-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NO
17 rush, 66 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 114 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. CAR
7 rush, 23 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
at DAL
9 tar, 6 rec, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 3 at DEN
13 rush, 53 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
3 tar, 2 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. LAC
20 rush, 111 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 6 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
at GB
3 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CHI
17 rush, 106 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
5 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. GB
23 rush, 113 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
at MIN
4 tar, 4 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at LV
13 rush, 34 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
7 tar, 6 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at NYG at CAR
Week 9 vs. NO vs. DEN
Week 10 at CARBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. LAR at NO
Week 12 vs. KC vs. LV
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. NO
Week 14 vs. MIN at LAC
Week 15 at ATL vs. TB
Week 16 at DET at KC
Week 17 vs. ATL at TB
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 18.211.4
Week 28.710.6
Week 37.32.6
Week 412.82.0
Week 512.51.6
Week 624.16.5
Week 79.65.4
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total83.240.1
Average11.95.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Targets 
Week 1312
Week 229
Week 343
Week 493
Week 555
Week 624
Week 727
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 NYG, Mon 8pm EST
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Jones had been looking terrific on the ground the past several weeks, but his deficiencies in the receiving game reared their ugly head yet again last week. Jones now has four drops on 26 targets this season. With Fournette healthy now and right behind him on the depth chart, he can't afford to continue to drop the football. Jones is hanging on by a thread to this job and one more drop, or missed blitz pickup, and Jones could be riding the bench for a very long time. He's still worth rolling out as a mid-range RB2 due to the other available options, but he absolutely comes with risk.Gage looked to be a solid play last week due to the matchup. He was injured in the first quarter, but he came back in and put up a respectable fantasy outing. However, Gage is still nothing more than a low-end FLEX play.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Jones is running hard and it shows in the numbers. The 3.32 yards after contact that he's averaging ranks ninth among running backs with 50 carries. Still, Bruce Arians decides to share the work with Fournette. I really thought Jones had extended that leash, but apparently not. The Giants have been better against the run than expected, allowing just 3.93 yards per carry on the season, which ranks as the 11th-lowest in football. Despite six running backs seeing 12-plus carries, just one of them has been able to crack the 100-yard barrier, so it has not been a smash spot on the ground. Through the air is somewhat of a different story, as the 1.85 PPR points per target the Giants have allowed to running backs ranks as the second-highest mark in football. Five running backs have been able to amass 39-plus receiving yards against them this year. Knowing Fournette ran 25 routes last week while Jones ran just 15 isn't ideal for Jones' role in the passing game. His drop in the second quarter is likely what sealed his fate. Because of that, Fournette saw seven targets, catching six of them for 47 yards. Jones is still the preferred option but it appears to be closer than we thought, especially if Fournette's usage in the passing game keeps up. Jones should be considered a low-end RB2 while Fournette is squarely in the RB3 conversation.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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Giants are 22nd against fantasy running backs, Jones should be a solid RB2 on the road this week.