RB Austin Ekeler - Los Angeles Chargers

5-10, 200Born: 5-17-1995College: Western State (CO)Drafted: ---

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Summary

Ekeler has finally provided the Chargers with a complement for Melvin Gordon, one that's both dependable and dynamic. Despite missing 2 games, Ekeler posted 958 yards from scrimmage at 6.6 per touch, which landed third among all qualifying backs. His usage may not be particularly heavy - when he and Gordon were both available last year, Ekeler averaged just 8.5 touches. But he's explosive enough to maximize those opportunities, and he's a no-brainer play whenever Gordon is out or limited. Gordon's holdout threat makes Ekeler even more appealing; he wouldn't dominate the backfield, but would almost certainly lead the way in both phases of the offense. In PPR formats, that gives him a sporadic RB1 ceiling with a RB3 floor, good for solid draft value after the top 25 backs come off the board. (July 25)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 27, 19, 21, 24, 25, 25, 28, 28, 31, 31, 37, 38, 41
Overall Redraft - 61, 37, 38, 57
RB Redraft PPR - 24, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 28, 28, 29, 29, 31, 31, 40
Overall Redraft PPR - 60, 39, 39, 51, 53, 53, 60
RB Dynasty - 46, 33, 37, 39, 43, 44

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2017 LAC 16 47 260 2 35 27 279 3 2
2018 LAC 14 106 554 3 53 39 404 3 1
2019 LAC 16 132 * * 108 92 * * *
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 160.0 * * 54.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 108.0 * * 45.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 14.0 110.0 * * 40.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 120.0 * * 44.4 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Austin Ekeler's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 64
RB: 28
Overall-PPR: 66
RB-PPR: 29

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