Russell Gage
Russell Gage
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Atlanta Falcons
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.46 million contract with the Falcons in May of 2018.
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.
ANALYSIS
The rookie sixth-round draft choice is a project, but Atlanta hopes that with enough coaching and repetition, the former collegiate defensive back can transform into a viable contributor on special teams coverage, with occasional spot duty as a slot receiver. If there's any single demonstration of the Falcons' intentions for him, it's that 201 of his 214 snaps this season have come on special teams. With limited offensive opportunity, Gage has caught both of his targets, logging 16 receiving yards on the year. If he is involved in the passing game Sunday at the Packers, there's a chance he registers his first career touchdown -- going up against a defense that's allowed 17 wide receiver scores in 2018 (fourth-most).
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Advanced NFL Stats
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
0.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.32
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Atlanta FalconsFalcons 2018 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

711
217
676
209
526
170
185
45
146
35
19
7
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Cardinals pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Dec 16th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
85.3
 
Cornerbacks
76.0
 
Safeties
87.4
 
Linebackers
95.1
 
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More Fantasy News
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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Won't play Sunday
WRAtlanta Falcons
Knee
September 14, 2018
Gage (knee) has been ruled out against the Panthers on Sunday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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Misses practice with knee issue
WRAtlanta Falcons
Knee
September 12, 2018
Gage didn't participate in practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Fully healthy for minicamp
WRAtlanta Falcons
June 12, 2018
Gage (hamstring) returned as a full participant for the start of Falcons minicamp Tuesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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