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  Chargers | Bolts win fourth straight to close year    Sun Jan 3, 09:14 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert completed 22 of his 31 passes for 302 yards and three touchdowns and added a rushing score in a 38-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17. RB Austin Ekeler rushed seven times for 18 yards and caught six passes for 33 yards and a touchdown, and WR Mike Williams hauled in six of his seven targets for 108 yards and a score. RB Justin Justin Jackson rushed nine times for a team-high 72 yards, and TE Donald Parham caught three of his four targets for 37 yards and a touchdown.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler suffers injury    Sun Jan 3, 06:23 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (concussion) suffered a concussion during the Week 17 game and will not return.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler catches a score    Sun Dec 27, 09:47 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed 10 times for 45 yards and caught all three of his targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in a 19-16 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 16.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler tallies 79 total yards    Fri Dec 18, 12:15 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (quadriceps) carried the ball 13 times for 60 yards against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 15. He also caught four passes for 19 yards.

Footballguys view: Ekeler was used mostly as an inside runner and never got free for a big gain. Kalen Ballage got the short yardage touchdown to limit Ekeler to a modest and barely adequate fantasy output in the good matchup.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler will be in uniform    Thu Dec 17, 07:09 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (quadriceps) is officially active for the Week 15 game.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler should play    Thu Dec 17, 09:32 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (quadriceps) is expected to play Thursday, Dec. 17, against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Footballguys view: Ekeler is one of the top fantasy plays this week. In PPR formats, Ekeler is always a RB1 (especially in PPR formats) and will be a big part of what the team wants to do on offense.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler questionable for Thursday    Wed Dec 16, 05:40 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (quadriceps) was limited at practice Wednesday, Dec. 16, and is listed as questionable for the game Thursday, Dec. 17, against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Footballguys view: Ekeler is a PPR king....always has been and so long as he's healthy you're starting him as a RB1/RB2 option.

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  Chargers | Tuesday's practice report for LA Chargers    Tue Dec 15, 04:20 PM

Los Angeles Chargers OT Bryan Bulaga (concussion), CB Chris Harris Jr. (foot), and LB Denzel Perryman did not practice for a second consecutive day Tuesday, Dec. 15. DT Cortez Broughton (non-injury) and LB Emeke Egbule (non-injury) were added to the injury report Tuesday and also did not practice. S Nasir Adderley (shoulder), WR Keenan Allen (hamstring), RB Austin Ekeler (quad), TE Hunter Henry (hip), DE Uchenna Nwosu (back, shoulder) and WR Mike Williams (back) were limited. DE Joey Bosa (shin) was added to the injury report Tuesday and was also limited. LS Cole Mazza (knee), RB Troymaine Pope (neck), WR Joe Reed (ribs) and OG Trai Turner (neck, eye) practiced in full.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler does not practice    Mon Dec 14, 06:10 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 14. The Chargers did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

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  Chargers | Monday's practice report for LA Chargers    Mon Dec 14, 05:00 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Nasir Adderley (shoulder), WR Keenan Allen (hamstring), OT Bryan Bulaga (concussion), RB Austin Ekeler (quad), CB Chris Harris Jr. (foot), TE Hunter Henry (hip), LB Uchenna Nwosu (back, shoulder), LB Denzel Perryman (back), RB Troymaine Pope (neck), WR Joe Reed (ribs), OG Trai Turner (neck, eye) and WR Mike Williams (back) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 14. LS Cole Mazza (knee) was limited. The Chargers held a walkthrough Monday, so the report is an estimation.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler tallies 146 total yards    Mon Dec 14, 01:40 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler ran the ball 15 times for 79 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14. He also caught all of his targeted throws for 67 yards.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler totals 68 scrimmage yards    Sun Dec 6, 10:18 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed eight times for 36 yards with four grabs for 32 yards on nine targets in Week 13 against the New England Patriots.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler plays well in return    Sun Nov 29, 05:37 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler caught 11 passes for 85 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 12. He also rushed for 44 yards on 14 carries during the game.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler likely to play    Sun Nov 29, 09:07 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 12's game against the Buffalo Bills, although he is unlikely to serve as the bell cow, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Ekeler getting 12-15 touches is still better than most running backs. Err on the side of playing him.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler activated    Sat Nov 28, 04:25 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 28.

Footballguys view: This is still no guarantee that he'll play, or play his usual complement of snaps. The Chargers play an early game so we'll have more clarity on his Week 12 status tomorrow morning. For now, Ekeler is the best Chargers running back play if active, but not a safe play.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler not ruled out    Fri Nov 27, 02:50 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) has not been ruled out of playing Sunday, Nov. 29, in the team's Week 12 game against the Buffalo Bills, head coach Anthony Lynn said Friday, adding that he 'has a chance.' Lynn said Ekeler will be evaluated further Saturday.

Footballguys view: Consider Ekeler a what the heck flex or PPR RB2 if he can go on Sunday. The Chargers are likely to err on the side of holding him out, but you never know.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler set for return    Wed Nov 25, 08:00 PM

Updating a previous story, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler to practice Wednesday    Wed Nov 25, 01:56 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) will participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

Footballguys view: The window for Kalen Ballage is almost coming to a close. He could have one more week or so of fantasy relevance but Ekeler is close to returning. The team will have 21 days to add Ekeler to the active roster.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler to practice this week    Tue Nov 24, 02:15 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is set to return to practice for the first time this week since suffering a significant hamstring injury in Week 4, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Footballguys view: A good sign for the Chargers best back here. It remains uncertain if Ekeler will play in Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills. We'll see how Ekeler looks once he's out there and if the team wants to build his stamina for a week or so in practice. Upon his return, Ekeler has RB1 every-week starter potential for Fantasy GMs in PPR formats.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler making progress    Thu Nov 12, 09:03 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) posted a video of himself on social media running sprints Thursday, Nov. 12. 'The time draws near,' Ekeler wrote in the post.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler not close to returning    Thu Oct 22, 12:56 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) will be returning 'later rather than sooner,' according to head coach Anthony Lynn, who categorized Ekeler's injury as 'very serious.'

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler lands on IR    Fri Oct 9, 04:03 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Oct. 9.

Footballguys view: Ekeler will miss at least three weeks with his hamstring injury. Week 11 after the Chargers bye is a good target date for his return. Joshua Kelly and Justin Jackson will split the work while Ekeler is out.

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  Chargers | Thursday's practice report for LA Chargers    Thu Oct 8, 06:46 PM

Los Angeles Chargers DE Joey Bosa (triceps, knee), OT Bryan Bulaga (back), RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring), OG Trai Turner (groin) and WR Mike Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 8. QB Tyrod Taylor (ribs, chest) was limited. S Nasir Adderley (shoulder), OL Dan Feeney (elbow), S Rayshawn Jenkins (groin), LS Cole Mazza (ankle), Kenneth Murray (ankle), OT Storm Norton (knee) and DT Jerry Tillery (ankle) practiced in full.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler likely out at least a month    Mon Oct 5, 03:05 PM

Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring, knee) is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks with a hamstring injury and a hyperextended knee, according to a source via ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Footballguys view: Ekeler is in the process of seeking a second opinion on his injuries and recovery timetable. The Chargers move forward with Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson as the top two players in their backfield.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler headed to IR    Mon Oct 5, 12:31 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is likely headed to the Reserve/Injured list with a serious hamstring injury.

Footballguys view: The move to IR puts Ekeler out of action for at least three weeks. In fact, most are speculating that Ekeler could be out from 4-6 weeks with this Grade 2 hamstring injury. Joshua Kelley takes over as the top back but we'll see more from Justin Jackson too while Ekeler misses time.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler injury update    Sun Oct 4, 01:52 PM

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) suffered a hamstring during the Week 4 game and is considered questionable to return.

Footballguys view: Ekeler was holding his hamstring when he left the field and didn't look like he wanted to stretch or put weight on his leg. Joshua Kelley becomes the lead back now.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler totals 143 scrimmage yards    Sun Sep 27, 09:58 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed 12 times for 59 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers and he added 11 receptions for 84 yards on his 11 targets with a fumble lost.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler racks up 148 total yards    Mon Sep 21, 12:16 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler carried the ball 16 times for 93 yards in a Week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He also caught four passes (on four targets) for 55 yards.

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  Chargers | More of the same ahead for Austin Ekeler?    Mon Sep 14, 04:47 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler will remain a priority in the offense moving forward, but head coach Anthony Lynn told reporters Monday, Sept. 14, that the new scheme will limit check downs to running backs.

Footballguys view: Ekeler got almost seven targets per game in 2019 but in the season opener he was targeted just one time. More of the same means that Ekeler won't be targeted as much. In games where the Chargers fall behind, Ekeler should see plenty of passes thrown his way. However, if the game is close then we should see something like what we saw in Week 1. Ekeler is still a RB2 with upside for Fantasy GMs in PPR leagues.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler enjoys solid afternoon    Mon Sep 14, 02:15 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler had 19 carries for 84 yards on Sunday, Sept. 13, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He also caught one pass for three yards.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler gets top receiving grade    Tue Jul 7, 06:45 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler's receiving grade of 94.2 over the last three seasons ranks No. 1 among all running backs, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Ekeler is one of the league's best weapons, especially when it comes to catching passes out of the backfield. With Melvin Gordon (Broncos) moving on in free agency, the Chargers backfield belongs to Ekeler. He's been the lead back before (when Gordon was banged up), averaging 99 yards from scrimmage and scoring 7 times over 7 games in the lead role. Ekeler is a low-end RB1 for Fantasy GMs with a current ADP of RB12 (2.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler hard to handle last season    Mon May 11, 10:46 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler averaged a broken tackle on 25.8 percent of his 132 rush attempts in 2019, according to Sports Info Solutions. The mark was the highest among all backs with at 100 carries.

Footballguys view: Ekeler doesn't break tackles with incredible power but instead gets through tackles with a low center of gravity and leg drive. He's tough to get a handle on and you can see that on film. The advanced data backs that up obviously.

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  Chargers | Three-man committee for Chargers in 2020?    Wed May 6, 10:11 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RBs Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson and rookie Joshua Kelley are all expected to remain involved in the offense this season, according to comments made by office coordinator Shane Steichen.'All three of those guys are going to share the load. They all bring something unique,' Steichen said.

Footballguys view: Ekeler is the main back for the Chargers even if he doesn't get the most carries. What he does as a receiver and a runner makes him a RB1 for Fantasy GMs, standard or PPR leagues. Jackson is a slashing runner who we're interested in seeing get more time. Kelley is the attacking and most punishing runner of the group. The rookie from UCLA does not avoid contact but rather invites it and dares defenders to take him on. We'll see how he fits into this rotation, perhaps working primarily on short-yardage and goal-line situations in 2020.

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  Chargers | No RB better through air than Austin Ekeler    Tue Apr 14, 11:46 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler was credited with a receiving grade of 93.6 last season - just ahead of Christian McCaffrey (92.4) for the best mark by a running back, according to Pro Football Focus.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler led in YPT    Fri Apr 10, 02:23 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler in 2019 led all running backs with an average of 6.9 yards per touch.

Footballguys view: Ekeler is dangerous in space and can make defenders look silly in the open field. With Melvin Gordon (Broncos) moving on in free agency, Ekeler gets a larger role with the Chargers for the 2020 season. He's a RB1 for Fantasy GMs, especially in PPR leagues.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler converts    Wed Apr 8, 10:40 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler had an 85.2 percent catch percentage last season, which was the best rate of anyone with 45 receptions.

Footballguys view: Ekeler can make plays happen with the ball in his hands. The Chargers rewarded him with a new contract this offseason and he's at the top of the depth chart with Melvin Gordon moving on to the Broncos in free agency. Ekeler is a RB1 for Fantasy GMs in 2020.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler wildly efficient in 2019    Thu Mar 26, 11:12 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler hauled in 92 of his 108 targets last season. The resulting 85.2-percent catch rate led the league among all players with at least 50 receptions.

Footballguys view: Ekeler didn't drop a pass last year so the passes that didn't connect were simply bad passes. With Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback, we should see Ekeler continue to be a 90-catch guy for the offense. Ekeler is a RB1 for Fantasy GMs, especially those in PPR formats.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler lands 4-year deal    Fri Mar 6, 02:18 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler on Friday, March 6, agreed to a four-year, $24.5 million contract. The deal includes $15 million in guarantees.

Footballguys view: The Chargers are moving on from Melvin Gordon and Ekeler is clearly their top guy. He had nearly 1,000 yards receiving last year on 92 catches. Ekeler is an RB1 for Fantasy GMs and should be a first-round pick later this summer.

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  Chargers | More work for Austin Ekeler?    Sun Feb 23, 11:34 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler needs to see 15 to 20 touches per game, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

Footballguys view: We'll see if the Chargers end up force-feeding Ekeler the ball in 2020. With Melvin Gordon likely to move on in free agency, that leaves the top spot at the running back position open for the Chargers. We should see a mix of Ekeler and Justin Jackson at the position.

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  Chargers | Nine touches for Austin Ekeler    Sun Dec 22, 10:48 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed four times for 11 yards and caught five of his six targets for 58 yards in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 16.

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  Chargers | Eighty-one yards for Austin Ekeler    Mon Dec 16, 01:29 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler caught five passes for 62 yards against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Dec. 15. He also carried the ball seven times for 19 yards.

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  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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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler goes over 100 receiving yards    Tue Nov 19, 12:19 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed five times for 24 yards in Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs while adding eight grabs for a game-high 108 yards on 12 targets.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler scores in Week 10    Fri Nov 8, 12:34 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler ran six times for 19 yards against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, Nov. 7. He also caught two passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Footballguys view: Ekeler showed ability to get through traffic on his score and continues to be one of the most dangerous passing game weapons for the Chargers. His volume has gone down since Melvin Gordon returned, but he's still a solid RB2/Flex play against the Chiefs next week.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler nets 93 total yards    Sun Nov 3, 10:35 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed 12 times for 70 yards and caught all four of his targets for 23 yards in a 26-11 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week .

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler totals five touches, TD    Sun Oct 27, 04:22 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed three times for just three yards in Week 8 against the Chicago Bears and he added two catches for 19 yards and a touchdown.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler a popular target    Sun Oct 20, 10:03 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed five times for seven yards and caught seven of his eight targets for 118 yards and a touchdown in a 23-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 7.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler held to 28 yards    Mon Oct 14, 01:08 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler gained 14 yards on five carries against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6. He also had 14 yards on three catches.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler catches 15 passes    Sun Oct 6, 11:51 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed three times for seven yards and caught 15 of his 17 targets for 86 yards in a 20-13 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 5.

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