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Russell Gage ruled out for TNF Week 8 vs. Ravens

We break down the news that Russell Gage has a hamstring injury. What it means for Week 8 and beyond.

Atlanta Falcons v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Russell Gage of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers jogs to the locker room after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on October 9, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.
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Wednesday update: Gage has been formally ruled out against the Ravens Thursday.

Tuesday update: Gage did not practice again Tuesday, which likely makes him questionable at best to play in Thursday’s game against the Ravens.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will look to get back on track in Week 8 on Thursday Night Football when they take on the Baltimore Ravens. One player they’d like to see more involvement from is wide receiver Russell Gage. He did not practice Monday ahead of Thursday’s game, according to the team’s injury report.

Fantasy football implications for Week 8

Gage is playing through a hamstring injury and did record 39 yards on four catches in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers. He’s not been able to have a big outing yet, although he could get some more separation against Baltimore’s secondary Thursday.

If Gage is unable to play on a short week, look for the Buccaneers to give Scotty Miller more snaps. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans could also see more targets if Gage doesn’t play. From a fantasy standpoint, Gage is a high-risk option even if he does suit up in Week 8.