Russell Gage
Russell Gage
23-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.
Log first catch since opener
WRAtlanta Falcons
October 6, 2019
Gage hauled in one of two targets for 12 receiving yards during Sunday's 53-32 loss to the Texans.
ANALYSIS
The second-year wideout was able to bounce back quickly from a concussion suffered in the season opener against Minnesota, suiting up in all four of Atlanta's games since but never getting more than one offensive touch or fielding even 25 percent of the offensive snaps. Neither Gage or Justin Hardy has emerged as the Falcons' No. 4 option at wide receiver, as Atlanta gets set for a Week 6 matchup against an Arizona secondary that has held up reasonably well in Patrick Peterson's (suspension) absence thus far in 2019, ranking among the NFL's best 20 teams in terms of receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns allowed to opposing wideouts.
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Advanced NFL Stats
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
13.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.08
 
% Team Air Yards
3.9%
 
% Team Targets
2.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
13.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Atlanta FalconsFalcons 2019 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Rams pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Rams
Sunday, Oct 20th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
87.5
 
Cornerbacks
76.1
 
Safeties
115.4
 
Linebackers
75.4
 
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2019 Russell Gage Split Stats
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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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No offensive impact against Eagles
WRAtlanta Falcons
September 17, 2019
Gage was targeted once but did not record a reception during Sunday's 24-20 win against Philadelphia.
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Gearing up Sunday
WRAtlanta Falcons
September 15, 2019
Gage (concussion) will play in Sunday's game versus the Eagles.
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Questionable for Sunday
WRAtlanta Falcons
Concussion
September 13, 2019
Gage (concussion) is considered questionable for Sunday's Week 2 matchup with Philadelphia, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
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Limited in practice Thursday
WRAtlanta Falcons
Concussion
September 12, 2019
Gage (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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No practice Wednesday
WRAtlanta Falcons
Concussion
September 11, 2019
Gage (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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