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 13 112 * * 84 73 * * *
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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Latest News

Chargers | Austin Ekeler does it all (Sun Dec 8, 09:48 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed eight times for 101 yards and caught four passes for 112 yards and a touchdown in a 45-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14.

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Chargers | Austin Ekeler scores 10th TD of 2019 (Mon Dec 2, 12:44 AM) - Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler caught four passes for 51 yards and a touchdown in a Week 13 loss to the Denver Broncos. Ekeler also ran the ball nine times for 16 yards.

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2019 Schedule

1vs Indianapolis Colts
2@ Detroit Lions
3vs Houston Texans
4@ Miami Dolphins
5vs Denver Broncos
6vs Pittsburgh Steelers
7@ Tennessee Titans
8@ Chicago Bears
9vs Green Bay Packers
10@ Oakland Raiders
11vs Kansas City Chiefs
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Denver Broncos
14@ Jacksonville Jaguars
15vs Minnesota Vikings
16vs Oakland Raiders
17@ Kansas City Chiefs