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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EST
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Oct 29th, 2020
93%
Recommended by
125 of 135 experts
7%
Recommended by
10 of 135 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 47# 63-
Best Rank# 38# 48-
Worst Rank# 71# 82-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. MIN at CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs MINThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec1622.3
Rec Yds198.6203.8
Rec TD1.61.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total31.140.1-
Avg Game5.25.7-
Avg Projection5.94.7-
Week 70.95.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingRussell GageAdd Player
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
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#40#67-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
3 m
#44#67-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
4 m
#39#69-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
4 m
#50#63-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
5 m
#49#68-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
9 m
#45#55-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
10 m
#50#55-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
10 m
#46#67-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
11 m
#64#55-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
12 m
#44#62-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
13 m
#62#58-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
14 m
#42#66-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
15 m
#47#58-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
15 m
#38#71-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
16 m
#48#62-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
17 m
#47#62-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
24 m
#47#67-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
25 m
#50#69-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
26 m
#47#55-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
28 m
#45#67-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
30 m
#46#88-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
30 m
#50#42-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
30 m
#59#64-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
30 m
#47#51-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
37 m
#48-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
40 m
#47#67-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
41 m
#57#64-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
42 m
#47#53-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
42 m
#45#63-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
48 m
#53-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
53 m
#46#63-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
56 m
#46#69-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
60 m
#49#69-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
1 h
#46#64-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 h
#46#68-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
1 h
#51#68-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
1 h
#54-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
1 h
#49#64-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
1 h
#48#58-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 h
#43#56-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
1 h
#47#67-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 h
#44#52-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
2 h
#46#66-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#44#69-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#46#66-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
2 h
#56#61-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 h
#46#66-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 h
#48#62-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
2 h
#47#70-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
2 h
#46#67-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 h
#43#67-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#48#81-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
2 h
#41#49-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
2 h
#43#66-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 h
#46#64-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 h
#46#82-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 h
#44#62-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
3 h
#44#66-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 h
#66-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
3 h
#40#73-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 h
#52#63-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
3 h
#46#65-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
3 h
#46#58-
    
Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
3 h
#46#73-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
3 h
#56#61-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
3 h
#46#69-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 h
#45#67-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
3 h
#37#53-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 h
#58#49-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#47#68-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
3 h
#46-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
3 h
#46#68-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
4 h
#47#55-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
4 h
#47#54-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
4 h
#47#56-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
4 h
#58#61-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
4 h
#45#65-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
4 h
#45#64-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
4 h
#44#79-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
4 h
#36-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
4 h
#45#64-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
5 h
#46#63-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
5 h
#45#63-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
5 h
#50#60-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
5 h
#50#67-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
5 h
#46#60-
    
5 h
#47#45-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
5 h
#25#67-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
5 h
#45#65-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
6 h
#47#69-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
6 h
#48#79-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#51#65-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
6 h
#54#61-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
7 h
#48-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
7 h
#47#69-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
8 h
#50#52-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
8 h
#50#55-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
8 h
#47-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
8 h
#49#76-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
8 h
#51#63-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
9 h
#38#48-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
9 h
#43#63-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
9 h
#48#68-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
9 h
#48#69-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
10 h
#41#62-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
11 h
#46#55-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
11 h
#48-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
11 h
#37#47-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
13 h
#38#62-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
13 h
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Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
16 h
#63#60-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
16 h
#46#66-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
17 h
#41#64-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
18 h
#50#69-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
18 h
#50#68-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
19 h
#47#68-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
22 h
#46#69-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
23 h
#45#71-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
24 h
#71#56-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
1 d
#45#75-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#47-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#46#54-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#45#69-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#47#69-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 d
#47-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#47#65-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#37#47-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
1 d
#51#71-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#54#65-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 d
#45#68-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 d
#45#67-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
#48#87-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 d
#43#72-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#50#61-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 d
#41#62-
    
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
4 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
7 tar, 6 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
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
 
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EST
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions3.23.9
Rec Yards47.338.4
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.20.1
Rush Yards1.60.6
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.94.7
   
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 70.95.4
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total31.140.1
Average5.25.7
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 747
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EST
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
MVS failed to bring in any of his four targets last week in a fine matchup. Against the Vikings corners, MVS has low-end FLEX appeal, but he should be avoided if you have the chance.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
He's been targeted deep 14 times this year, which ranks as the third-highest mark in the league. Why haven't his numbers been bigger then? Well, he's caught just three of them. Despite lacking other options in the offense, his targets and performance have slowly been declining. He's still seen at least four targets in every game, so there's always a chance he blows up with Rodgers. It also doesn't hurt that he's playing against the Vikings team who he had his best performance of the season against back in Week 1 when he totaled 4/96/1 on six targets. Cameron Dantzler is the cornerback he'll see much of the time in coverage, a rookie who's allowed 316 yards and four touchdowns on just 37 targets in coverage. The Vikings have allowed a total of 11 receivers to hit double-digit PPR days, so Valdes-Scantling is someone you can consider playing as a boom-or-bust WR5 if you're looking for a ceiling.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.