Austin Ekeler
Ht: 5' 10" Wt: 200 Age: 28 Exp: 7 years College: Western State Drafted: Undrafted
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Position Rank: 3rd
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Posted: 9/22/2023 8:51 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and has been ruled out for Week 3.
Huddle Up: There is no timetable for Ekeler, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation. Joshua Kelley should receive most of the work at running back again this week but is probably only a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 9/22/2023 8:08 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) and LB Eric Kendricks (hamstring) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings. LB Joey Bosa (hamstring) and DL Chris Hinton (back) were upgraded to limited practice on Friday, Sept. 22, and are listed as questionable. LB Daiyan Henley (hamstring) and LB Chris Rumph II (hamstring) practiced in full on Friday but are also listed as questionable. WR Mike Williams (ankle) practiced in full all week and has been removed from the injury report.
Posted: 9/22/2023 5:59 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) is not expected to miss a sixth consecutive practice on Friday, Sept. 22.
Huddle Up: Ekeler is definitely one of the few players who can play without practicing all week, but it seems unlikely either side will force the issue this early in the season. Assuming Ekeler sits again, Joshua Kelley is in prime position to put together a week-winning performance against a Minnesota Vikings' defense that got steamrolled on the ground last week by D'Andre Swift and will be focusing on keeping Justin Herbert & Co. in check. Elijah Dotson is also worth consideration in the deepest of leagues considering the state of the running back position right now.
Posted: 9/21/2023 10:02 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) did not practice once again on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: That's five missed practices in a row for Ekeler, who looks likely to sit out once again in Week 3. Joshua Kelley was bottled up in Week 2 in Ekeler's stead but that was in a matchup with an elite Tennessee Titans run defense. The Minnesota Vikings' run defense is much more giving, ranking as the fourth-worst group in the NFL. If Ekeler sits, Kelley is an RB2 and should be in lineups.
Posted: 9/21/2023 9:57 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers LB Joey Bosa (hamstring), RB Austin Ekeler (ankle), LB Eric Kendricks (hamstring) and DL Chris Hinton (back) did not practice on Thursday, Sept. 21. In addition, LB Daiyan Henley (hamstring), LB Khalil Mack (rest), LB Chris Rumph II (hamstring) and WR Mike Williams (ankle) practiced in full.
Posted: 9/20/2023 10:35 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Ekeler was not able to play in the last game and could sit again if he does not practice this week. Fantasy players can monitor the situation but probably will need to use other options in their lineups in Week 3.
Posted: 9/19/2023 12:22 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) does not have a timetable for his return, according to head coach Brandon Staley.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see when Ekeler can return to practice and be ready to play in a game. He is a weekly starting option when healthy, but players will need other options available while he is sidelined.
Posted: 9/17/2023 12:55 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring), who has already been declared out for Week 2's game versus the Tennessee Titans, has a chance to return for Week 3's contest against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: When healthy, Ekeler is a must-start option in all fantasy formats. RB Joshua Kelley is expected to receive the bulk of the carries for the Chargers for as long as Ekeler is sidelined and he should be viewed as a No. 2 or flex option for lineups.
Posted: 9/16/2023 7:09 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) was downgraded to out for Week 2 on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: With Ekeler on the shelf, Joshua Kelley, who tallied 16 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, becomes a starting option. However, temper expectations, as his Week 2 opponent, the Tennessee Titans, sport an elite run defense. Consider Kelley a touchdown-dependent flex option.
Posted: 9/15/2023 10:24 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is listed as doubtful for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players can check the inactive list to see if Ekeler has any chance of playing but should look for other options to use in their lineups. Joshua Kelley likely will receive most of the work at running back if Ekeler sits out and can be a No. 2 back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
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