WR Justin Gage - Tennessee Titans
|6-4, 217||Born: 1-25-1981||College: Missouri||Drafted: Round 5, pick|
2010 Week 1 vs OAK (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gage has the trust of his QB but is not the first read. He slmost caught a tough one over the middle, with defenders all over him, but in the end didn't record a catch.
2010 Week 2 vs PIT (5 / 4 / 74 / 0 rec)
Gage was the only Tennessee receiver that had an impact early in the game. He caught two nice receptions on the opening drive for the Titans, but did not contribute again until the final two drives of the game. After the onsides kick was recovered, Gage broke down the sidelines and found a soft spot in the prevent defense to come up with a big 30 yard reception. It set up an end-zone shot for the Titans, but the game was all but over at that point. He finished the game with just five targets.
2010 Week 3 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Gage had a quiet but effective day, working nicely with Young on third down. He drew a key pass interference penalty from the Giants to set up a Chris Johnson touchdown. He showed his concentration and skills as a possession receiver by snagging a low pass from Young across the middle for a first down. No Titan receiver saw massive production as they spread the ball well and leaned heavy on the running game.
2010 Week 4 vs DEN (3 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Gage had a slow start to the game with a poor drop over the middle and seemed to disrupt his chemistry with Young all day. He caught a few nice passes over the middle, and was able to exploit one on one match ups and get to the inside on seam routes but did little else for Young and this offense.
2010 Week 10 vs MIA (9 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Gage had a deep ball thrown his way, and he jumped up, had the ball in his hands, and dropped it. This is the kind of pass that Vince Young needs to be throwing to Moss, as Gage has proven to be inconsistent.
2010 Week 11 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)
Gage only had one catch in this game vs. Hall but it came as Hall slipped and fell over. Gage is lost in this offense with the number of targets for whichever QB is playing and the run heavy nature of it.
2010 Week 12 vs HOU (5 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
Justin Gage was the most productive wide receiver for the Titans on Sunday against the Texans. He had four catches of 9 or more yards as well as a 19 yard reception that (along with a facemask penatly) moved the Titans in to a goal to go situation with fewer then two minutes to go. Unfortunately the drive was ruined by Rusty Smith's third interception of the day. All told, Gage was the best offensive player on the field for Tennessee on Sunday. He showed good hands and worked hard to get open on most routes. With Randy Moss and Nate Washington playing so poorly, Gage could find himself in the starting lineup again sooner then later.
2010 Week 13 vs JAX (4 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Gage caught a single pass from Kerry Collins in week 13. He split the defenders to find an open space in the middle of the field for a 1st down grab. He was targeted on a few other plays but Collins was unable to hit him with an accurate pas
2010 Week 14 vs IND (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Gage had a target but similar to Moss, is too far on the receiver depth chart for this run heavy team.
2010 Week 15 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)
Gage made a beautiful stretching catch on a short end zone fade. His line reads 1-1-1, with 2 targets to his credit.
2009 Week 1 vs PIT (11 / 7 / 78 / 1 rec)
Justin Gage had a big night in the box score, but it could have been even bigger. Gage dropped two passes, one in the end zone. Still, he was a very dependable target for Kerry Collins all night, finding soft spots in the zone and absorbing punishment to move the chains. He had one long gain overturned by one of the many illegal formation penalties on the Titans, but otherwise he did not look dangerous on his downfield targets, even though he drew a weak penalty call on Troy Polamalu, who him blanketed on an attempted longball. Gage has Collins trust, but the number of targets he gets will go down significantly when the Titans can establish the run and have their full compliment of targets in the passing game.
2009 Week 2 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Justin Gage was held to a modest two receptions and 27 yards on Sunday. He did have the longest catch among the wide receivers with a 15 yard reception. Like the other receivers, Gage was not asked to go downfield often and a lack of targets (only 4 compared to 11 in week 1) seemed to put him a little out of sync with the rest of the offense. Gage did have three critical blocks on Chris Johnson running plays, helping spring the back for large gains in the open field.
2009 Week 3 vs NYJ (10 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Gage once again was targeted frequently, and he once again had multiple bad drops. Gage did flash great hands when the ball was thrown outside of his frame, but his drops were on easy catches. He also shows little to no ability to make anything happen after the catch.
2009 Week 4 vs JAX (5 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Gage has been marginalized in the passing game plan by Kenny Britt's good early play and the plethora of receiving TEs the Titans have on the roster. He was overthrown on his early target when the game was still close, but he also hauled in the best catch of the day in the second half - a twisting one-hander at the sidelines.
2009 Week 5 vs IND (7 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Justin Gage was the most targeted Titan receiver on this night, but turned in a performance he would probably like to forget. Gage continues to drop passes on a weekly basis and one has to wonder how much longer Jeff Fisher will count on him in critical situations. Gage had a 3rd down pass bounced directly of off his hands and was later targeted in the end zone but could not break free from Colts rookie CB Jacob Lacey. His lone reception of the night came on a nice sideline catch over the top of his defender.
2009 Week 6 vs NE (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gage was targeted three times by quarterback Kerry Collins, including two downfield pass attempts, but was unable to make a catch. Gage's only real contribution on Sunday came when he tackled Junior Seau after Seau recovered a Titans' fumble in Patriot territory.
2009 Week 8 vs JAX (5 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)
Starting Titans' wideout Justin Gage had three grabs against Jacksonville, all in the 10-15 yard range as Gage ran mostly intermediate routes against the Jaguars. QB Vince Young did not throw very often, resulting in both a minimal performance for Gage but still keeping him as the top target and the receiver with the most yardage. Gage is a very risky fantasy option as the Titans do not throw a ton and when they do throw they tend to spread the wealth.
2009 Week 9 vs SF (8 / 4 / 97 / 0 rec)
Starting Titan wideout Justin Gage led the Titans in receiving once again in Week 9, this time racking up over 20 yards per catch. Gage often worked to stretch the field, highlighted by a 33-yard leaping grab in the fourth quarter where he elevated between two defenders and held on to the ball as one took out his legs, leading to a hard landing. Gage also added a deep catch of 49 yards in the first quarter where he beat coverage and reeled in a perfectly placed pass from Vince Young.
2009 Week 15 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 43 / 2 rec)
Gage made his presence felt, as his only two catches were for touchdowns. Both catches were thrown to him in the end zone, so it's safe to say that he is a prime red zone target when Vince Young is slinging the ball.
2009 Week 16 vs SD (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Justin Gage had four targets against the Chargers in Week 16 but zero catches on Christmas night. Gage did start but was not a factor in the game as San Diego basically shut down the Titans' passing attack the entire night.
2009 Week 17 vs SEA (7 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Gage did not do much to distinguish himself this game, but made no mistakes either.
2008 Week 1 vs JAX (6 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Gage received five of his targets in the first half. He was utilized mostly on short and intermediate routes, and had some chances near the end zone. He was overthrown at the three yard line, and was forced out at the two yard line on another play after turning a short pass into good yardage. He did, however drop a catchable pass and another pass intended for him was intercepted. Gage ran good routes, and managed to get open deep once in part to his route running but was overthrown.
2008 Week 2 vs CIN (7 / 5 / 59 / 1 rec)
Gage was Collins' favorite target on the day and hauled in Tennessee's only touchdown reception. On the play, Gage caught a hitch route at the Cincinnati three and was able to turn up field and reach the end zone.
2008 Week 4 vs MIN (10 / 5 / 92 / 0 rec)
While Gage and fellow wide receiver Justin McCareins both saw double digit targets, Gage was clearly the receiver being used to go deep more often. Early on, while QB Kerry Collins was on-target with his throws, Gage was able to convert his looks into significant gains all over the field as he had little difficulty beating the coverage and getting open (though he did drop a third down pass in the second quarter that would have resulted in a first down). In the later stages of the game, however, Collins rarely put the ball in a position where Gage could make the reception, and as a result, while Gage racked up four catches for 73 yards in the first half, he added only one more for 19 yards in the second.
2008 Week 8 vs IND (4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Gage had only one catch for six yards in the game and dropped a big pass on a third down that would have kept a drive alive deep in Indianapolis territory in the fourth quarter.
2008 Week 9 vs GB (5 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gage was unable to pull in any of the balls thrown his way. To be fair, he was always in tight coverage, and Collins is not the most accurate of passers. It was clear from the outset that the Titans wanted to get the ball in his hands; it's just that they weren't able to do it.
2008 Week 10 vs CHI (9 / 4 / 47 / 1 rec)
Although Gage was the most targeted wide receiver for the Titans, he only managed to catch four balls for 47 yards and a touchdown. Gage caught what would have been a touchdown in the first quarter, but he was flagged for offensive pass interference and the play was called back. The Titans' first drive of the second half, Gage caught a 12 yard touchdown pass slanting across the middle to give the Titans the lead.
2008 Week 11 vs JAX (6 / 4 / 147 / 2 rec)
Gage made the most of his opportunities, catching several deep passes and running well after the catch on each of his receptions. He was able to get open deep by running excellent routes and using his size to ward off the defenders and gain yards after securing the passes. The only ball thrown to him that he did not catch was thrown too high and intercepted.
2008 Week 12 vs NYJ (5 / 1 / 37 / 0 rec)
Gage saw five targets come his way and was only able to bring in one ball for a big gain of 37 yards. It was Tennessee's longest gain from scrimmage, as well as Gage's only catch as there were few bright spots in the 19 minutes that the Titans offense had the ball.
2008 Week 13 vs DET (5 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
Gage had a quiet day as did all of the Titans receivers. He caught two of his four targets and was used for short passing primarily. Although he was targeted deep one time and missed hooking with Kerry Collins on the go route.
2008 Week 14 vs CLE (6 / 2 / 18 / 1 rec)
Gage was targeted six times and caught a nine yard touchdown. On two of the six targets, the ball was intercepted. Gage continues to be Collins' favorite receiver but it did not seem like he was getting much separation Sunday against a Browns secondary that has been playing well as of late.
2008 Week 15 vs HOU (3 / 3 / 76 / 0 rec)
Justin Gage started, but was not the receiver that Collins was most often looking for when he was taking shots downfield. He appeared to be the second option in the passing game, as Collins appeared to prefer to take what the defense gave him and tried to connect with the other receivers. He was the most reliable receiver and made the tough catches when asked. Of his two missed targets, one was a pass interference penalty on the Houston defender who prevented a potential touchdown by tripping up Gage on the five yard line just before half time.
2008 Week 16 vs PIT (8 / 5 / 104 / 1 rec)
Gage was able to make the most of his limited opportunities. While one play did get the bulk of his production, he was also able to make a few other athletic catches. His longest reception was 34 yards. Gage seems to be Collins' most capable receiver.
2008 Week 19 vs BAL (18 / 10 / 135 / 0 rec)
Justin Gage was the only one receiver who was able to consistently get open and catch the ball. He converted his 18 targets into ten receptions, as he was able to find open spots in the middle of the field. His day did not start well as his first target was on a pass just thrown outside of his reach while on a crossing route. He caught the next six throws in his direction before being the target of a pass into double coverage while in the end zone. Gage's sure hands were also on display as he made sure to secure the ball immediately after catching it as the defensive backs were intent on knocking the ball out every chance they got.
2007 Week 1 vs JAX (3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Gage was asked to run short and intermediate routes, caught half of the passes thrown to him and had a marginal impact on the passing game.
2007 Week 5 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Gage saw his targets dispersed throughout the game, primarily on first and third downs when the Titans lined up three to four receivers.
2007 Week 6 vs TB (5 / 4 / 82 / 0 rec)
Gage led the Titans in receiving yardage, finishing with 82 yards on four receptions. He showed a nice skill set, making a few acrobatic catches. Gage was targeted five times in the game.
2007 Week 7 vs HOU (7 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)
Gage used his exceptional height in making a leaping catch for 24 yards over the middle of the field in the second quarter. He drew a questionable interference penalty in the end zone that put the ball on the Texans one yard line and set up Tennessee's first touchdown. He had a nice first half catching four balls for 40 yards. Gage bobbled a big catch out of bounds for an incompletion late in the game as the Titans were driving to get in field goal range with less then a minute left. He only had one catch for eight yards in the second half.
2007 Week 8 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Gage finished with two receptions for 19 yards on four targets. He did have a 44 yard gain called back for offensive pass interference, as Gage pushed off his defender to make the grab.
2007 Week 9 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Justin Gage was targeted three times in the game. He caught two passes for 23 yards. He picked up a first down right before the half and the Titans were able to score a field goal as the first half ended.
2007 Week 10 vs JAX (9 / 7 / 90 / 1 rec)
Gage was the most targeted receiver and was used on a variety of pass plays. He proved willing to battle Jacksonville's secondary and managed to get open on a variety of pass plays, across the middle, along the sideline, short and intermediate routes. He caught several passes in traffic and ran well after the catch, gaining several of his yards after securing the ball.
2007 Week 11 vs DEN (10 / 6 / 66 / 0 rec)
Gage led the Titans in targets, receptions, and receiving yards. His looks came predominantly on shorter and medium routes, and he had a good nose for the first down marker, as five of his six catches moved the chains. He also had one of the four crucial Titans' drops.
2007 Week 12 vs CIN (7 / 4 / 98 / 0 rec)
Gage was the man that Vince Young looked to when he wanted to go deep. On his first catch he got behind the defender and appeared to be on his way to a touchdown but he lost his balance and stepped out of bounds at the seven yard line. He was able to find holes in the zone defense and served as a reliable target when Young needed to get a first down. He was targeted one more time in the end zone on the last long drive.
2007 Week 13 vs HOU (8 / 5 / 64 / 1 rec)
Gage made a nice catch on a well thrown ball to his back shoulder in the right corner of the end zone, and came down with his feet in bounds for the second of two Vince Young touchdowns in the third quarter of this game. Gage had his fourth straight game with at least four catches and sixty yards, and has earned his spot in the starting lineup over Brandon Jones.
2007 Week 15 vs KC (6 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
Gage played wide receiver at college at the University of Missouri and did well coming back to the state. He was a top target for Young while catching three passes for 45 yards.
2007 Week 16 vs NYJ (6 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Gage saw six targets in the game and made the most of his speed, catching three balls for 48 yards. He was the deep threat for the Titans as he and Vince Young were able to hook up on a pretty 29 yard pass play.
2007 Week 17 vs IND (9 / 7 / 104 / 0 rec)
Justin Gage is the veteran leader of the receiving corps. He runs crisp routes and is able to get open against the Colts coverage. He was in the right place at the right time on his longest reception. The reception came when Bo Scaife was hit as the ball arrived and it bounced up right into Gage's hands as he was trailing on the play. Gage has good hands as he was able to haul in six of his eight targets, with one of his catches coming on the rebounded pass intended for Scaife. When the game was still in doubt in the fourth quarter, he was the receiver that Collins looked for when an important play was needed.
2007 Week 18 vs SD (5 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Gage dropped an early pass, caught a 19 yarder soon after, and wasn't heard from all that much for the remainder of the afternoon. He was involved in a strange play where both he and Chris Davis ran the same deep route down the sideline to the same exact spot. If nothing else, the play truly illustrated the issues there are with the Tennessee passing game, and it would be an all-time upset if Gage is one of Vince Young's primary targets in the passing game in 2008.
2006 Week 5 vs BUF (2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Gage came in to play in the fourth quarter of the team's blowout win. He caught both balls thrown his way for 17 yards.
2006 Week 9 vs MIA (6 / 2 / 51 / 0 rec)
The Bears were trailing 14-10 at halftime and began their first drive of the second half at their own 25. On the first play, Gage caught a 17 yard pass only to have the ball stripped by Yeremiah Bell. The fumble was returned to the Chicago 12 yard line. Three plays later, Harrington hit Welker for a touchdown and a 21-10 lead. For the game, Gage caught two passes for 52 yards.
2005 Week 1 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Gage started the game and was only targeted twice, resulting in one catch for ten yards. His lone catch was nearly turned into a touchdown as he caught the ball in stride and was stopped on the Redskins' one yard line. The other pass that was targeted for Gage was batted at the line of scrimmage.
2005 Week 2 vs DET (2 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Gage caught one ball for 21 yards on the game. He had started the previous game, but came off the bench in week two. With Kyle Orton keying on Muhsin Muhammad, Gage didn't see much action.
2005 Week 5 vs CLE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gage saw his only target in the second quarter of the game.
2005 Week 8 vs DET (4 / 2 / 47 / 0 rec)
Gage made a 25 yard catch near the end of the first half. He was targeted in the red zone, but the ball was thrown outside and Gage had made the cut inside. Gage made a 22 yard reception near the end of the game.
2005 Week 9 vs NO (8 / 4 / 28 / 1 rec)
Gage stepped into the starting lineup after the season ending injury to Mark Bradley last week. He caught four passes for 28 yards and also caught the Bears' only touchdown reception of the game. One of the balls thrown in his direction was badly overthrown and was intercepted by the Saints' Dwight Smith.
2005 Week 10 vs SF (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Gage did not have much of an impact on this game with only one catch for six yards on two targets. The weather limited the opportunities of all receivers.
2005 Week 11 vs CAR (7 / 7 / 81 / 0 rec)
Gage looked like the number two receiver the Bears have expected him to be a number of times over the last two years. He led the Bears with seven catches for 81 yards and an outstanding toe tapping catch on the sidelines. Gage used his size advantage over the smaller Panthers' corners to shield the ball from them and catch seven of the eight balls thrown his way.
2005 Week 12 vs TB (8 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec)
Gage had very similar numbers to Muhammad catching four passes for 32 yards on the same number of targets. He had two receptions in the second quarter, starting the drive which led to a 25 yard field goal and the Bears second score of the game. His longest catch was for 13 yards in the second quarter on a long drive that eventually led to a punt.
2005 Week 13 vs GB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gage was targeted only once and the pass was incomplete. He lost considerable time and opportunities to Bernard Berrian, who recently retuned from injury.
2005 Week 14 vs PIT (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Gage caught an 11 yard pass in the first quarter.
2005 Week 15 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Gage was reported as the starter at wide receiver, but wasn't as much a part of the offense as third wide receiver Bernard Berrian. He had half as many targets as Berrian, but managed two catches for 29 yards.
2005 Week 16 vs GB (4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Gage was targeted primarily on slants over the middle in third down sets.
2005 Week 17 vs MIN (8 / 6 / 67 / 1 rec)
With so many others sidelined for various reasons, Gage was really the only productive player for the Bears from a fantasy perspective. He was targeted early and often, though never on any deep routes. It was mostly underneath stuff. His reception to target ratio was excellent, as only two passes intended for him failed to reach the target. He was tackled at the 5 yard line following an early first quarter reception, but didn't come close to scoring again until his late touchdown in the fourth quarter. With so many similarly talented receivers in the stable, it's difficult to recommend Gage very highly either for playoff fantasy or for 2006, but for this game at least he had a solid outing.