Russell Gage
Russell Gage
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Atlanta Falcons
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The ultra-athletic Gage got an audition at receiver in 2018 after Atlanta's playoffs hopes disintegrated with a 4-9 start. His workload remained relatively minimal, but Gage proved to be somewhat efficient, hauling in six of 10 targets. What was surprising was his inability to produce explosive gains with those touches, as he accumulated 10.5 yards per catch, a stark drop-off from his 13.6 YPC average during his senior year at LSU. In a best-case scenario, Gage will fully overtake Justin Hardy for the No. 4 receiver job, while continuing to play a key role on special teams. Gage fielded 63.6 percent of the special teams snaps last year for the Falcons, recording seven tackles while serving as one of the primary gunners on punts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.46 million contract with the Falcons in May of 2018.
Ties Jones for team high in targets
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 29, 2019
Gage caught seven of 13 targets for 68 yards during Sunday's 28-22 overtime win against Tampa Bay.
ANALYSIS
The second-year wideout from LSU turned it on over the late stages of 2019, racking up five-plus receptions in five of his final six outings to close out the year. Gage's role within Atlanta's offense increased substantially with the trade of Mohamed Sanu to New England on Oct. 22, as Gage averaged 7.3 targets per game between Weeks 8 and 17 after garnering just eight total targets across his first six appearances. With Calvin Ridley (abdomen) expected to be recovered well in time for OTAs, Gage is expected to enter 2020 as the Falcons' No. 3 option at wide receiver so long as a newly acquired player does not supersede him on the depth chart.
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How do Russell Gage's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
32.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.00
 
% Team Air Yards
9.9%
 
% Team Targets
11.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.2%
 
Drop Rate
6.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.5
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
The rookie out of LSU has been featured all over the field since the Falcons selected him in the sixth round of April's draft. He started off taking snaps at cornerback during rookie minicamp in May and then transitioned over to wide receiver during minicamp and training camp, while also seeing reps on special teams coverage. Gage is highly unlikely to break the top four on the depth chart at either receiver or cornerback, leaving him with the opportunity to pursue playing time as a member of the Falcons special teams coverage unit. Though he possesses a slight frame of 6-foot, 180 pounds, Gage boasts blazing speed as exemplified by his 40-yard dash time of 4.42 seconds at LSU's pro day. He has a long way to go in terms of polishing his skill set to become an offensive or defensive starter, but Gage's track team-caliber speed could lead to him locking down a gunner position on punt coverage.
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Solid Week 16 showing against Jags
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 22, 2019
Gage hauled in five of six targets for 49 yards and ran for seven yards on two carries during Sunday's 24-12 win against Jacksonville.
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Tied for second in targets Week 15
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 15, 2019
Gage caught five of six targets for 27 receiving yards and ran for six yards on his lone rush attempt during Sunday's 29-22 win against the 49ers.
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More work on tap
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 9, 2019
Gage is in line for increased usage with Calvin Ridley (abdomen) expected to miss the rest of the season, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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No designation for Sunday
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 6, 2019
Gage (ribs) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game versus the Panthers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Reps capped Thursday
WRAtlanta Falcons
Ribs
December 5, 2019
Gage (ribs) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
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