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Russell Gage injury: What status means for Week 4 fantasy football

Russell Gage is dealing with a hamstring injury for Week 4. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Russell Gage #17 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers makes a reception against the Green Bay Packers during the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Games status: Russell Gage is active for Week 4 SNF vs. Chiefs.

Game day update: The Bucs expect to have Russell Gage active for Week 4 vs. the Chiefs, per Ian Rapoport. Notably, Chris Godwin and Julio Jones are both expected to be active as well, which could impact Gage’s workload.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are limping into a Sunday night Super Bowl rematch with the Kansas City Chiefs with a number of injuries clouding their group of wide receivers. Among them is Russell Gage, who is listed as questionable this week with a hamstring injury. After practicing on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday this week, Gage sat Friday, in what the team labeled as a rest day.

However, all signs point toward Gage suiting up this week. Head coach Todd Bowles did not include Gage on a list of players he said Friday would be a game-time decision, a list that includes fellow wideouts Chris Godwin and Julio Jones.

Fantasy football implications

Gage played a big role last week with most of the Bucs’ other receivers sidelined. He caught 12 passes on 13 targets in Week 3, totaling 87 yards and scoring a touchdown. Those numbers are unlikely to hold this week with Mike Evans due back from his one-game suspension.

The Bucs could still put Gage into a starting role this week with Godwin and Jones on the bubble. But that only makes Gage a little more of a risky player for fantasy football lineups.