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 would give Justin Hardy a run for the No. 4 receiver job, but with that outcome on the periphery, he'll continue 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.
Looking strong in minicamp
WRAtlanta Falcons
June 13, 2019
Head coach Dan Quinn said that Gage's ability to contribute on both offense and special teams makes him "more valuable" heading into the 2019 season, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Gage suited up for 15 games during his rookie season, with 82 percent of his 340 total snaps coming on special teams. Coach Quinn complimenting Gage's versatility is an encouraging sign, but rookie Marcus Green (hamstring) could push him for a Week 1 roster spot if the team elects to keep less than six receivers. The top four slots in the receiving corps are locked down between Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Mohamed Sanu and Justin Hardy, with Gage and Green being the most likely candidates to serve as the No. 5 option and a key special teams contributor.
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How do Russell Gage's 2018 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
6.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.65
 
% Team Air Yards
2.0%
 
% Team Targets
1.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
20.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.7
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 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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Two receptions in season finale
WRAtlanta Falcons
January 1, 2019
Gage hauled in both of his targets, collecting 14 receiving yards during Sunday's 34-32 win against Tampa Bay.
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First career multi-catch outing
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 16, 2018
Gage caught two of four targets, collecting 33 receiving yards during Sunday's 40-14 win against the Cardinals.
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One catch in loss to Baltimore
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 4, 2018
Gage reeled in his lone target for a gain of seven yards during Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Ravens.
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Catches first career pass
WRAtlanta Falcons
October 16, 2018
Gage caught his first career pass during Sunday's 34-29 win over Tampa Bay, a 9-yard gain.
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Ready to play Sunday
WRAtlanta Falcons
September 21, 2018
Gage (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play Sunday against the Saints, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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