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What to do with Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage in Week 17 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage ahead of the Falcons Week 17 matchup against the Bucs.

Calvin Ridley #18 of the Atlanta Falcons stretches for a pass that falls incomplete against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

It’s the last week of the 2020 NFL regular season, and despite things being all but over for the Atlanta Falcons, it’s actually not a bad week to squeeze one more decent fantasy football performance out of their wide receivers. They’re facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, a team that both Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage had some success against the last time they played.

Fantasy Football analysis: Falcons WRs Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage

With Julio Jones likely out of action again this week, Ridley and Gage should have things, mostly, to themselves. That was the case the last time they played the Bucs, in Week 15. Ridley had a monster outing in that one, catching 10 passes on 14 targets for 163 yards and a touchdown, his best game of the season. Gage caught five passes on 10 targets for 68 yards and a score of his own.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Ridley’s the second-most expensive receiver in DraftKings this week ($8,500), but there’s a high likelihood of success given his current four-game streak with more than 100 yards. Gage is a bargain at $5,100. In traditional fantasy, Ridley is a solid WR1, and Gage is worth a shot at WR3 or Flex.