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Wide Receiver, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Draft: 2018 Round 6 (20)
College: Louisiana State
DOB: 1996-01-22 Age: 26

Season Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 ATL 15 10 6 63 10.5 0 0 0 - 0 6.3 0.4
2019 ATL 16 74 49 446 9.1 1 4 12 3.0 0 51.8 3.2
2020 ATL 16 110 72 786 10.9 4 2 9 4.5 0 103.5 6.5
2021 ATL 14 94 66 770 11.7 4 0 0 - 0 101.0 7.2
2022 TB 3 21 19 128 6.7 1 0 0 - 0 18.8 6.3
2022 (Projected) TB     60 744 12.4 6 0 0 - 0 110.4  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
Don't look now, but Gage may be walking into a dream role with his new team and is definitely one of the players at or near the top of my sleepers list. I'm a big Matt Ryan fan, but Gage goes from Ryan to The Goat at QB, and with fellow WR Chris Godwin out for the foreseeable future while rehabbing his knee, and TE Rob Gronkowski recently announcing his retirement, Gage is essentially the last man standing when it comes to No.2 targets.

Over the last two seasons, Gage has come into his own with 138 catches for over 1500 yards, and last year, when the Falcons were hit with the loss of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley in the second half of the season, he responded with two 100-yard games and three double-digit target games. But he's not a true WR1 and had his best season in 2020 when playing as the WR3 with both of those guys mentioned above. That bodes well for later this season when Godwin eventually returns. Gage can easily slide into the slot, where he's very comfortable.

Look for Gage to go feast or famine early this season. Defenses will slide coverage to Evans and Gage will have to prove he can command help in coverage. Later, working out of the slot, he will have a chance to develop even better chemistry with Brady as a catch and run target in the middle of the field. I think he's a solid WR2 candidate to start the season on a team that throws the ball as much as anyone in the NFL.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Mike Evans
WR2WR3 Russell Gage
WR3WR4 Julio Jones
WR4WR5 Breshad Perriman
WR5WR6 Scotty Miller
WR6WR2 Chris Godwin
WR7WR7 Jaelon Darden
WR8WR8 Cole Beasley
Buccaneers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Chris Godwin Out, Gage misses practice Friday
Bucs dealing with multiple WR injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 23, 4:12 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) and DT Akiem Hicks (foot) are out. LT Donovan Smith (elbow) TE Cade Otton (personal reasons) is doubtful. WR Russell Gage (hamstring) did not practice Friday and is questionable. RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) was limited and questionable. (Rick Stroud on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Godwin Out, Mike Evans suspended and Gage, Julio Jones and Breshad Perriman all listed as Questionable the Bucs are struggling for healthy quality receivers. Cole Beasley would have to be elevated from the practice squad on Saturday in order to play. Julio is shaping up to be a gametime decision and can't be trusted even if he does play. Perriman and Scotty Miller may get the most targets on Sunday.


Mike Evans gets one-game suspension
Unnecessary roughness with Saints’ CB Marshon Lattimore
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 19, 12:33 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFL suspended Buccaneers’ WR Mike Evans one game for Sunday’s unnecessary roughness with Saints’ CB Marshon Lattimore. Evans was suspended one game for a previous fracas with Lattimore in 2017. (https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter)

FFToday's Take: Evans got into it with Lattimore yesterday during the Bucs-Saints game that resulted in both players being ejected. Tampa Bay is already dealing with multiple injured receivers including Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee). We should see a lot of Breshad Perriman and Russell Gage in Week 3 against the Packers.


Injury Mike Evans expected to play, Julio gametime decision
Knee injury for Julio Jones
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 17, 11:41 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs WR Mike Evans, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a calf injury, is expected to play to play vs. the Saints, per source. Bucs don’t expect to know whether they will have WR Julio Jones, who is Q due to a knee injury, until they see how he feels during pre-game warmups. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Julio lasted one week before coming down with a nagging injury. He will test his knee in warm-ups to see if he can give it a go. In other Bucs injury news, Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and Russell Gage (hamstring) are both expected to play.


Injury Chris Godwin expected to miss some time, hamstring injury
Not a major injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 12, 1:46 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
#Bucs WR Chris Godwin suffered a hamstring strain Sunday night and likely will miss some time, per source. There's optimism it's not a major injury, but Godwin could be sidelined a few weeks. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Godwin wore a non-contact jersey throughout training camp, got on the field Week 1 and now will seemingly miss a few weeks with a hamstring injury. Mike Evans, Julio Jones and Russell Gage will hold down the Bucs passing game until Godwin can return.


Injury Chris Godwin a gametime decision
Wearing a no-contact jersey on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 9, 12:29 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Coach Todd Bowles said the decision on Chris Godwin will come right up until kickoff. (Jenna Laine on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Quite frankly, Godwin doesn't seem ready to play. He hasn't taken a hit in practice this pre-season. It would be a shock if he's isn't on the Inactive list on Sunday. Mike Evans, Russell Gage and Julio Jones should be the top three wideouts for Tom Brady against the Cowboys.


Injury Chris Godwin still not sure about Week 1
Completing recovery from a late-season ACL tear
By: Doug Orth | Tue Sep 6, 8:40 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Godwin (knee) told In the Moment podcast on Tuesday, Sept. 6, that he does not "think any of us know yet (if he will play in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys). “I don’t think any of us know that yet. … I would imagine I have the final say. It’s going to come down to feel. Because I understand what I’m capable of doing on the field when healthy. But I also understand what I’m capable of pushing through. I would love to be there for the entire season, but I think what’s more important is being there for the second half of the season. Being there for what I missed last year," Godwin said. (Tampa Bay Times - Rick Stroud)

FFToday's Take: It certainly appears as if Godwin is leaning toward sitting Week 1. With the Buccaneers being loaded at receiver to begin the season (Mike Evans, Russell Gage and Julio Jones), it makes little sense for Godwin or the team to play if he is not completely ready. He reportedly shed his knee brace Monday, so he is undoubtedly close. Just don't expect vintage Godwin for at least a few weeks.



2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DAL W 19-3 2 2 13 6.5 0 0 0 - 0 1.3
2 at NO W 20-10 6 5 28 5.6 0 0 0 - 0 2.8
3 GB L 12-14 13 12 87 7.3 1 0 0 - 0 14.7

2021 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 PHI L 6-32 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
2 at TB L 25-48 7 5 28 5.6 0 0 0 - 0 2.8
7 at MIA W 30-28 6 4 67 16.8 1 0 0 - 0 12.7
9 at NO W 27-25 8 7 64 9.1 0 0 0 - 0 6.4
10 at DAL L 3-43 3 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
11 NE L 0-25 8 5 49 9.8 0 0 0 - 0 4.9
12 at JAC W 21-14 7 6 62 10.3 1 0 0 - 0 12.2
13 TB L 17-30 12 11 130 11.8 0 0 0 - 0 13.0
14 at CAR W 29-21 6 4 64 16.0 0 0 0 - 0 6.4
15 at SF L 13-31 11 8 91 11.4 1 0 0 - 0 15.1
16 DET W 20-16 5 4 39 9.8 0 0 0 - 0 3.9
17 at BUF L 15-29 5 3 50 16.7 0 0 0 - 0 5.0
18 NO L 20-30 13 9 126 14.0 1 0 0 - 0 18.6

2020 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 SEA L 25-38 12 9 114 12.7 0 0 0 - 0 11.4
2 at DAL L 39-40 9 6 46 7.7 1 0 0 - 0 10.6
3 CHI L 26-30 3 2 26 13.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
4 at GB L 16-30 3 2 22 11.0 0 1 -2 -2.0 0 2.0
5 CAR L 16-23 5 2 16 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.6
6 at MIN W 40-23 4 4 65 16.3 0 0 0 - 0 6.5
7 DET L 22-23 7 6 54 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 5.4
8 at CAR W 25-17 3 2 25 12.5 0 0 0 - 0 2.5
9 DEN W 34-27 6 2 11 5.5 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
11 at NO L 9-24 12 7 58 8.3 0 0 0 - 0 5.8
12 LV W 43-6 5 3 34 11.3 0 0 0 - 0 3.4
13 NO L 16-21 8 4 51 12.8 1 0 0 - 0 11.1
14 at LAC L 17-20 7 5 82 16.4 0 0 0 - 0 8.2
15 TB L 27-31 10 5 68 13.6 1 0 0 - 0 12.8
16 at KC L 14-17 5 4 23 5.8 0 0 0 - 0 2.3
17 at TB L 27-44 11 9 91 10.1 1 1 11 11.0 0 16.2

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