Russell Gage
WR ATL (10)
Sun 1/3/21 6:07 PM

Gage corralled nine of his 11 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Buccaneers.
EDGE Analysis
Calvin Ridley outpaced Gage by one in the targets department, but the former LSU Tiger prevailed over his Crimson Tide teammate in establishing team-highs in both catches and receiving yards. Gage proved himself to be a productive option with Julio Jones (hamstring) unavailable for the final quarter of the regular season, totaling 23 catches for 264 yards and two receiving TDs while adding a 39-yard passing score to Ridley during a Week 14 loss to the Chargers. Gage's season-long totals of 72 receptions, 786 yards and five total TDs all represent career bests as he enters his fourth year under contract with the Falcons in 2021.

Russell Gage
WR ATL (10)
Mon 12/28/20 8:50 AM

Gage secured four of five targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 17-14 loss to Kansas City.
EDGE Analysis
He equaled Hayden Hurst for second in targets behind Calvin Ridley's team high of nine, but Gage was held under 50 receiving yards for the first time over his past four outings. The 24-year-old had established himself as a high-floor fantasy option of late with four or more catches in four straight games, adding two receiving scores and a 39-yard passing touchdown between Weeks 13 and 15. Sunday's outing, however, represented his second-lowest receiving yards total since Week 5. The Falcons will now face off against the Buccaneers to close out 2020, an opponent against whom Gage accumulated five catches for 68 yards and a TD when the NFC South rivals last played Dec. 20.

Russell Gage
WR ATL (10)
Sun 12/20/20 5:11 PM

Gage caught five of 10 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Buccaneers.
EDGE Analysis
Gage delivered an impactful opening drive, pulling in a 27-yard catch on a deep post before notching his fourth score of the season by virtue of a five-yard catch the very next play. The third-year wideout now finds himself in the midst of a three-game scoring streak after throwing a 39-yard TD to Calvin Ridley during last Sunday's loss to the Chargers. With seven or more targets in each of his past three appearances, Gage's anticipated volume for Week 16 may largely hinge on whether Julio Jones (hamstring) can return to the lineup.

Russell Gage
WR ATL (10)
Sun 12/13/20 9:48 PM

Gage secured five of seven targets for 82 yards, adding a 39-yard touchdown pass during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Chargers.
EDGE Analysis
Gage logged four-plus receptions and 50 or more receiving yards for a second consecutive game, but his long TD pass to Calvin Ridley was undoubtedly a crucial addition to his output. Gadget-play TDs such as these may come few and far between for Gage, but regardless of the route taken, the 24-year-old delivered for those who relied on him in fantasy playoff matchups. A Week 15 showdown against Tampa Bay provides for an encouraging forecast, as the Buccaneers have surrendered the ninth-most receiving yards to opposing WRs.

Russell Gage
WR ATL (10)
Sun 12/6/20 7:34 PM

Gage hauled in four of eight targets for 51 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 21-16 loss to New Orleans.
EDGE Analysis
Julio Jones' return to the lineup from a hamstring injury did not deplete Gage's role, as the third-year man logged more targets, receptions and receiving yards than he did Week 12 against the Raiders while Jones was inactive. Gage also secured his first receiving TD since Week 2, bringing an end to the 24-year-old's nine-game scoring drought. With eight-plus targets in two of his past three outings, he remains the third WR option for the Falcons heading into a Week 14 matchup at the Chargers.

Russell Gage
WR ATL (10)
Mon 11/30/20 2:19 PM

Gage corralled three of his five targets for 34 receiving yards during Sunday's 43-6 win against the Raiders.
EDGE Analysis
Gage earned his fourth start of the 2020 campaign while Julio Jones (hamstring) missed Atlanta's Week 12 matchup because of injury. The third-year wideout from LSU finished tied for third on the team in targets behind Calvin Ridley (nine) and Hayden Hurst (eight), but he was held under 35 receiving yards for the third time in his past four outings. If Jones is able to make it back for a Week 13 matchup against the Saints, Gage would slide down to the No. 3 position in the receiving corps. He reeled in seven of a season-high 12 targets for 58 receiving yards when the Falcons and Saints last met Nov. 22.

Russell Gage
WR ATL (10)
Mon 11/23/20 12:24 AM

Gage caught seven of a team-high 12 targets for 58 receiving yards during Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Saints.
EDGE Analysis
With Julio Jones beleaguered by a hamstring issue from the second quarter on, missing a chunk of second-half action in the process, Gage reached the double-digit threshold in targets for the first time since Week 1. The LSU product started the season promisingly by recording 15 receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown Weeks 1 and 2, but entering Sunday he had averaged just 31.3 receiving yards per game with zero scores in seven appearances since. Gage has garnered six-plus targets in three of his past four games as the Falcons prepare to host Las Vegas in Week 12.

Russell Gage
WR ATL (10)
Tue 11/10/20 7:16 PM

Gage secured two of his six targets for 11 receiving yards during Sunday's 34-27 win against Denver.
EDGE Analysis
Gage attracted six-plus targets for the second time in three weeks as Calvin Ridley (foot) sat Week 9 against the Broncos, though he was only able to convert a third of his looks into receptions. Atlanta boasts the third-most prolific passing offense in the NFL thus far in 2020, but Gage possesses just two outings of more than 26 receiving yards since Week 2. The emergence of Olamide Zaccheaus, who recorded four receptions, 103 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos, has potential to mitigate Gage's involvement as the second half of the regular season progresses.

Russell Gage
WR ATL (10)
Fri 11/6/20 3:45 PM

Gage (shoulder/knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Broncos, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Gage closed out the week with a full practice, following limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday. The Falcons should have some targets up for grabs if Calvin Ridley (foot) isn't able to play, but Ridley's absence won't necessarily impact the slot-based Gage when it comes to playing time. Christian Blake replaced Ridley last week.

Russell Gage
WR ATL (10)
Thu 11/5/20 4:53 PM

Gage (shoulder/knee) was limited at Thursday's practice, Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports
EDGE Analysis
Gage has contended with a number of injuries this season, including a concussion and the aforementioned shoulder and knee issues. He's still managed to play at least 50 percent of the snaps on offense in six of eight games, and he may be called upon for more this Sunday against the Broncos with Calvin Ridley unable to practice due to a mid-foot sprain. Having said that, Gage will need to get past his own injury first in order to do so.