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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Mike Williams
WR - LAC
at DEN, Sun 4pm EST
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 32# 63-
Best Rank# 23# 48-
Worst Rank# 47# 82-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DEN at CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs DENThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec1622.3
Rec Yds167.9203.8
Rec TD0.91.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total33.340.1-
Avg Game6.75.7-
Avg Projection7.14.7-
Week 70.45.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Mike Williams
WR - LAC
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN
9 tar, 4 rec, 69 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 114 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. KC
4 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
at DAL
9 tar, 6 rec, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. CAR
1 tar, 1 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
3 tar, 2 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at TB
at GB
3 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NO
8 tar, 5 rec, 109 yds, 2 td
vs. CAR
5 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 6BYE WEEK at MIN
4 tar, 4 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. JAC
3 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
7 tar, 6 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at DEN at CAR
Week 9 vs. LV vs. DEN
Week 10 at MIABYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. NYJ at NO
Week 12 at BUF vs. LV
Week 13 vs. NE vs. NO
Week 14 vs. ATL at LAC
Week 15 at LV vs. TB
Week 16 vs. DEN at KC
Week 17 at KC at TB
Player Projections Comparison
 
Mike Williams
WR - LAC
at DEN, Sun 4pm EST
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions3.33.9
Rec Yards53.938.4
Rec TDs0.30.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.10.1
Rush Yards0.40.6
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points7.14.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Mike Williams
WR - LAC
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 16.911.4
Week 21.410.6
Week 31.72.6
Week 42.0
Week 522.91.6
Week 66.5
Week 70.45.4
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total33.340.1
Average6.75.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
Mike Williams
WR - LAC
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
2020 Targets 
Week 1912
Week 249
Week 313
Week 43
Week 585
Week 64
Week 737
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 Williams
WR - LAC
at DEN, Sun 4pm EST
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 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
There have been just two times all season where Williams has seen more than four targets. Week 1, when Tyrod Taylor was under center, and Week 5, when Keenan Allen had to leave the game with back issues. Am I ready to move on? No, not with the way that Herbert has played. We have just too small of a sample size to say he's nothing with Allen in the lineup. He may have the best matchup on the field this week, as he'll play most of his snaps against rookie Michael Ojemudia, a third-rounder who's been bleeding yardage in his coverage. He's allowed 23-of-38 passing for 328 yards and two touchdowns in his coverage to this point, which amounts to a 106.0 QB Rating. That's a massive 14.3 yards per reception, which is perfect for someone like Williams, whose average depth of target is 17.2 yards down the field, which ranks third in the NFL. He's not someone who needs to be played but he is someone who can be plugged in as an upside WR4 considering the Chargers will have trouble moving the ball on the ground. He's a solid leverage play off Allen in tournaments.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.