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 - 32, 25, 27, 28, 30, 34, 34, 35, 35, 38, 39, 41, 46
RB Redraft PPR - 30, 24, 26, 26, 27, 28, 28, 29, 30, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32, 34, 35, 42, 46
RB Dynasty - 44, 33, 42, 42, 43, 52

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 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 125.0 * * 46.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 108.0 * * 42.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 105.0 * * 36.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 115.0 * * 43.7 * * *

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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: 77
RB: 33
Overall-PPR: 74
RB-PPR: 31

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Latest News

Chargers | Austin Ekeler has big-play knack (Fri Aug 9, 01:27 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler gained 10 or more yards on 17.9 percent of his carries in 2018, which ranked the highest among all running backs with at least 100 carries.

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Chargers | Austin Ekeler efficient in loss (Fri Aug 9, 01:44 AM) - Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed five times for 40 yards and caught three passes for 29 yards in a 17-13 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 8. He also lost a fumble.

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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