WR Russell Gage - Atlanta Falcons
|6-0, 184||Born: 1-22-1996||College: LSU||Drafted: Round 6, pick 2018|
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Russell Gage's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 17 vs TB (13 / 7 / 68 / 0 rec)
He took a quick screen from the left flat for a short gain through contact but Atlanta accepted an offside foul and played the down over. Gage tried to high-hurdle a defender on a third-and-long crossing route and took a massive hit on the way to the ground, only gaining seven on the play and Atlanta punted to end its third series. Gage got open up the right sideline on a go route later in the second quarter but Ryan overshot the receiver, who attempted to win the target with a full-extension dive. Ryan overshot Gage on a bubble screen and then the safety jumped Gage's stop route on the next play with just over a minute in the half. Gage made a nice move on a third-down screen early in the second half, cutting across the grain for a first down after bouncing off indirect contact from a linemen in pursuit. Ryan showed excellent placement between zone defenders, placing the ball behind Gage for a first down near midfield late in the third quarter. Gage kicked off the fourth quarter with a good sit-down in the zone and then made the first defender miss for the first down inside the Tampa 30. Gage earned nine settling udner the zone to get inside the Tampa 25 midway through the fourth quarter. Ryan found Gage on a crossing route on fourth down with a minute left in the game and the receiver dipped way from the safety and extended for the first down near midfield to keep the drive alive. He caught a route at the right sideline with :29 left in the game at the Tampa Bay 15.
2019 Week 16 vs JAX (6 / 5 / 49 / 0 rec, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)
He earned four on the first play of the game with a Jet Sweep to left end. Gage earned four yards near the hash to get Atlanta inside the Jaguars' eight on the second drive of the game. He found Gage on a crossing route for seven yards to end the first quarter. Ryan found Gage in the middle of the second quarter with a slant over the middle for a 17-yard gain on second-and-long. Ryan overthrew Gage on an over route on the next play, forcing a punt. Gage earned three yards on an end-around late in the third quarter and followed up with a stop route up the left flat on third down for a seven-yard gain and a first down.
2019 Week 15 vs SF (6 / 5 / 27 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Ryan targeted Gage on a slant to begin Atlanta's second drive and Gage extended for the catch and the first down. Gage earned a flay sweep for six yards top open Atlanta's third series. Gage earned a quick seven yards up the flat but a holding call on Christian Blake nullified the gain. Gage lost about five yards on second-and-one when Blake missed a blocking assignment and let the cornerback through for the tackle. Later in the drive, Gage worked up field though a nice crease on a receiver screen to the left flat for a first down to get Atlanta inside the 49ers' 35. Gage crossed midfield on a short pass after Ryan scrambled to buy time late in the game.
2019 Week 14 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
He got open on a third-down crossing route but pressure up the middle forced Ryan to deliver the ball over Gage's head. Ryan found Gage for a first down on a nice slant route where he stuck the stem outside with a great head fake and got open over the middle. Gage and Ryan couldn't connect on a tightly-covered slant on third-and-five, leading a 37-yard field goal to cap the second series. Ryan found Gage in the waning seconds of the half on a crossing route with Ryan rolling form pressure.
2019 Week 13 vs NO (9 / 5 / 52 / 1 rec)
He took a slant on third down in the red zone and spun off a defender to get inside the Saints' five at the end of the first quarter, setting up a fourth-and-one. He made a sliding attempt of a throw inches from the marker on third down with three and a half minutes left but he failed to control the ball and the Saints won the challenge of the play that the officials originally ruled a completion. Gage earned atop route for a first-down against zone coverage with a little more than a minute left in the first half. Gage earned 13 yards on a 3rd-and-17 screen-pass with less than a minute remaining in the half. Gage scored on a slant late in the fourth quarter to close the gap to 9 points.
2019 Week 12 vs TB (10 / 8 / 76 / 0 rec)
He earned a five-yard out from slot-right into the flat and gained five more up the flat with a good finish by splitting the defense. Two plays later, Gage gained seven up the left flat with quickness after the catch. Gage earned a slant targeted at helmet level for 10 yards midway through the second quarter. Ryan found Gage up the seam for 19 yards as the inside trips receiver against the Buccaneers zone coverage but turned awkwardly at the catch point and fell to the ground. He returned a play later. Gage led off a fourth-quarter drive with a diving catch for nine yards. Two plays later, he came back for the ball at the left sideline for six yards. Gage converted a fourth down at the left sideline midway through the fourth quarter on an out.
2019 Week 11 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
He earned a slant on the first third-down of the game, earning the ball against a huge cushion on the outside for a first down to reach the Atlanta 40. Gage worked the scramble drill on third and four inside the Carolina five. Ryan threw on the move to his right and Gage nearly made the diving catch in the end zone for the score but safety Tre Boston knocked the ball loose, leading to a third field goal attempt. Ryan climbed the pocket under pressure on second-and-long to find Gage over the middle just before the two-minute warning. Gage made a man miss and earned the first down near midfield on the play.
2019 Week 10 vs NO (5 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)
He took a quick out for three yards on 2nd and 19 during the first drive in Saints territory. Gage earned nine yards in the left flat during the second drive. Gage earned six yards in the flat on a short route settling into zone after an Atlanta penalty that set up a 2nd and 15 mid-way through the second quarter. Gage won a rebound on a contested catch at the boundary but couldn't keep both feet inbounds on a 2nd and 15 pas midway through the third quarter. Gage earned another short check-down in the flat for two yards on second down to reach the Saints' 10 at the end of the third quarter.
2019 Week 8 vs SEA (9 / 7 / 58 / 0 rec)
He gained close to 10 yards in the left flat and up the sideline early in the second series to get Atlanta to midfield. Gage earned a stick route for five yards on second and long to begin the second half. Gage ran the slant late in the third quarter and was wide open but Schaub was once again behind his receiver, leading to a 47-yard field goal. He earned 11 on a stick route with a good push after contact up the middle. Schaub then found Gage for a diving catch across midfield on the next play for another first down with 5:00 left and down 16 points. Gage earned garbage time yardage again with a gain of five in the left flat to reach the red zone. Two plays later, he worked inside the 10 with a short target to the left boundary. He earned a pair of catches over the middle inside the two-minute warning.
2019 Week 7 vs LAR (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
He caught a short slant against zone coverage and took a hard hit by Eric Weddle that folded Gage in half at midfield. Gage got open on a deep slant later in the drive but Ryan threw the ball well behind the receiver. Gage fumbled a punt return when hit hard on the ball late in the game and the Rams recovered the ball In the end zone for another touchdown, putting the Rams up 37-10 with 11 seconds left.
2019 Week 6 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
His first target came late in the third quarter on a short out off an RPO at the Arizona 13. He made a nice grab of a low throw--his third catch of the year.
2019 Week 3 vs IND (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
After seeing time the first two weeks, he did not see the field during this game.
2019 Week 2 vs PHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He dropped a slant thrown high and behind him during the second drive of the first quarter.
2019 Week 1 vs MIN (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
He took a double reverse for a loss of a yard when the Vikings stayed at home on this play late in the first quarter. He made a leaping catch on a crossing route near the boundary on third and long during the third drive of the first half but Ryan threw the ball too high for Gate to land in bounds. He made a tough catch over the middle and was helped off the field after taking a hit ot his shoulder.
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