Why Austin Ekeler is an RB1 Bargain

A detailed analysis of Austin Ekeler's fantasy prospects for 2020.

Austin Ekeler has served as one of football’s most efficient producers over the past three years. And yet, in an offseason that saw the Chargers send Melvin Gordon III out of town, the fantasy world still seems unsure of whether to treat him as a fantasy ace. Ekeler may not be a prototypical workhorse back, but there’s still no reasonable argument against his RB1 status.

  • He’s been among fantasy’s more dynamic backs since entering the league.

  • Whenever he’s been in the driver’s seat - as he will be in 2020 - he’s also been extremely consistent in his awesomeness.

  • The Chargers offense is in transition but still lacks complementary playmakers in the passing game.

  • Ekeler comes at a slight ADP discount from his peers, who offer very similar upsides and downsides.

He’s Electric, and He’s Top Dog Again

While playing tag-team with a healthy Melvin Gordon III, Ekeler has been ultra-dynamic, if not exactly predictable, from week to week.

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