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

Updated: Oct 29th, 2020
74%
Recommended by
86 of 116 experts
26%
Recommended by
30 of 116 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 130# 141-
Best Rank# 92# 122-
Worst Rank# 192# 164-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CAR at MIA-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CARThis is a 2 star matchup. TEs perform worse than their average vs MIA-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total40.142.2-
Avg Game5.77.0-
Week 75.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Russell GageTyler HigbeeAdd Player
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
4 m
#131-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
5 m
#142#163-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
7 m
#127#212-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
17 m
#130#173-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
23 m
#125-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
25 m
#116#153-
    
Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
26 m
#142#153-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
28 m
#124#183-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
33 m
#137#153-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
38 m
#126#143-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
39 m
#134#143-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
39 m
#100#125-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
40 m
#113-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
55 m
#93#143-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
56 m
#135#143-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
56 m
#125-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
58 m
#135#125-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
59 m
#138#125-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 h
#116#125-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
1 h
#102#125-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#101#155-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
1 h
#127#143-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
1 h
#126#161-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
1 h
#104#120-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 h
#124#163-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 h
#130#143-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 h
#102#153-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
1 h
#128#141-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 h
#154#143-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 h
#122-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
2 h
#128#144-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 h
#102#126-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 h
#127#144-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
2 h
#127#154-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
2 h
#119#164-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 h
#132#154-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 h
#128#144-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
2 h
#132#126-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
3 h
#135#147-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
3 h
#119#124-
    
3 h
#88#154-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
3 h
#132#144-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
3 h
#129#144-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 h
#116#179-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
3 h
#132#126-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
3 h
#136#126-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
4 h
#152#144-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
4 h
#102#154-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
4 h
#129#154-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
4 h
#136#156-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
4 h
#135#159-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
4 h
#123#150-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
4 h
#135#126-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
4 h
#132#167-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
4 h
#164-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 h
#136#144-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
5 h
#182#126-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
5 h
#97#162-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
5 h
#102-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
6 h
#128#127-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
6 h
#147#155-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
6 h
#128#145-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
6 h
#92#163-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
6 h
#128#145-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
7 h
#137#140-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
7 h
#138#140-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
7 h
#147#129-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
8 h
#125#174-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
8 h
#108#127-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
9 h
#101-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
9 h
#92#115-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
9 h
#135-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
9 h
#114#151-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
10 h
#124#148-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
11 h
#138#140-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
13 h
#145#148-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
13 h
#121#163-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
14 h
#133#140-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
15 h
#136#127-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
16 h
#136#160-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
16 h
#135#151-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
16 h
#135#127-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
18 h
#125#111-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
20 h
#136#148-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
20 h
#130#160-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
20 h
#139#151-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
21 h
#138#127-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
22 h
#138#127-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
22 h
#145#172-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
23 h
#97-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
23 h
#107#118-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
24 h
#192#122-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
1 d
#94#112-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#136#127-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#136#127-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 d
#164-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#132#140-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#134#140-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#92#110-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
1 d
#139#127-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#133#140-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#133#143-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#143#129-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#130#140-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#95#122-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#163#143-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
2 d
#134#140-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 d
#133#137-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 d
#130#140-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#133#140-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
#177#143-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 d
#141#161-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#121#143-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#130#140-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#130#140-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 d
#113#133-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 114 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
4 tar, 3 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at DAL
9 tar, 6 rec, 46 yds, 1 td
at PHI
5 tar, 5 rec, 54 yds, 3 td
Week 3 vs. CHI
3 tar, 2 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
at BUF
2 tar, 2 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at GB
3 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
4 tar, 3 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. CAR
5 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
at WAS
2 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at MIN
4 tar, 4 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
at SF
4 tar, 3 rec, 56 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. DET
7 tar, 6 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
Week 8 at CAR at MIA
Week 9 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. SEA
Week 11 at NO at TB
Week 12 vs. LV vs. SF
Week 13 vs. NO at ARI
Week 14 at LAC vs. NE
Week 15 vs. TB vs. NYJ
Week 16 at KC at SEA
Week 17 at TB vs. ARI
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
2020 Points 
Week 111.44.0
Week 210.623.4
Week 32.66.0
Week 42.02.0
Week 51.61.2
Week 66.55.6
Week 75.4
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total40.142.2
Average5.77.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
2020 Targets 
Week 1124
Week 295
Week 332
Week 434
Week 552
Week 644
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
 
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
Russell Gage
Russell Gage
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
at MIA, Sun 1pm EST
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
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.With Higbee a late scratch last week, Everett stepped into a slightly bigger role, running 20 routes, which is a number Higbee hasn't hit since Week 1. It's still not a lot of routes, as the Rams essentially let Johnny Mundt run 14 routes as well in Higbee's role. The Dolphins are one of just two teams who've yet to allow a touchdown to tight ends. It's not just that, either, as they've yet to allow a tight end more than 44 yards. It's impressive when you see that George Kittle was one of the tight ends they played when he caught four passes for 44 yards on eight targets, so he wasn't short on volume, either (that was the game Jimmy Garoppolo was benched). This is a Rams tight end group that hasn't had a single player get more than five targets in a game all season, so don't feel the need to play any of them, though Everett is on the TE2 radar if Higbee is out again. If Higbee plays, I wouldn't aim to play either of them.