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RB Austin Ekeler - Los Angeles Chargers

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 20): Ekeler didn't play the committee (or even lead at some times) back role he had in Week 10, but he still scored in the blowout and could play a bigger role on Thanksgiving with Melvin Gordon having a short rest week. Ekeler is at least a high injury upside handcuff on a surging Chargers team.

Week 12: at Dallas Cowboys

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
8 at NE 17 2 8 0 1 1 13 0 0 2.1
10 at JAX 23 10 42 0 5 5 77 2 1 22.9
11 vs BUF 32 6 40 1 2 2 18 0 0 11.8
12 at DAL PROJ-Dodds * 5 * * 3 * * * *
12 at DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 5 * * 3 * * * *
12 at DAL PROJ-Bloom * 8 * * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 11 vs BUF (6 / 40 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Ekeler had eight touches in the game, and even managed a score on a nice 21-yard scamper midway through the fourth quarter. But to temper that enthusiasm just a bit, it should be noted that EKeler was a non-factor for the majority of the game with the outcome still in the balance. He didn't really get a large workload until the game had essentially been decided, and it was time to rest starter Melvin Gordon.

2017 Week 10 vs JAX (10 / 42 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 77 / 2 rec)

Ekeler was the primary offense for the Chargers. His first touchdown came on a dump off where he outran Myles Jack to the edge and then powered through a poor effort-level Jalen Ramsey tackle. He kept his balance down the sideline and then ran it in with the quickness. His next score came on a dump off but this one was more about his open field speed. With nothing but green in front of him, Ekeler outran the Jaguars D for the score. As a runner, he showed great agility and explosion but his lack of size and power shows up often.

2017 Week 8 vs NE (2 / 8 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

Ekeler had just three offensive touches in the game, but looked good with the ball. He took a 6-yard toss to the outside, getting tripped up a yard shy of a first down, in the first half. And he collected his lone reception on a 4th and 2 grab with the clock running late in the fourth quarter. Somehow, despite being tackled inbounds with nine seconds left, the Chargers got up to the line to spike it with one second left.

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Schedule

12@ Dallas Cowboys
13vs Cleveland Browns
14vs Washington Redskins
15@ Kansas City Chiefs
16@ New York Jets
17vs Oakland Raiders