Posted: 2/20/2021 6:11 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler leads all players with 1,432 yards after the catch since the start of the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus data.
Huddle Up: Ekeler finished with 54 catches last season -- way down from his career high of 92 in 2019 -- but don't forget he missed six games with a bad hamstring injury, and his averages of 6.5 targets and 5.4 receptions per game weren't too far off his 2019 figures. He's a solid low-end RB1 in PPR league drafts this offseason.
Posted: 1/03/2021 11:23 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (concussion) suffered a concussion during the Week 17 game and will not return.
Huddle Up: Ekeler dealt with various injuries this season but should be the starting running back for the Chargers again next season. He should be a weekly starting option in 2021.
Posted: 12/28/2020 2:47 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: The touchdown reception was just his second score of the year, but between his 10-plus carries per game and impact in the passing game, Ekeler remains a high-end RB2, especially in PPR formats.
Posted: 12/18/2020 5:15 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Ekeler accounted for 60 of the team's 96 rushing yards but watched on as Herbert and Kalen Ballage both scored on one-yard plunges. Like many of the Chargers, Ekeler entered play dinged up, but he'll get a few extra days to rest up for Denver.
Posted: 12/18/2020 12:09 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (quadriceps) is officially active for the Week 15 game.
Huddle Up: Ekeler likely will receive his normal workload this week against the Las Vegas Raiders and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/17/2020 2:32 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (quadriceps) is expected to play Thursday, Dec. 17, against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Huddle Up: He'll be an RB2 in PPR leagues and has regained his hold as the leader of the backfield.
Posted: 12/16/2020 10:40 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Ekeler will be a top-tier RB2 if active Thursday. He carried the ball 15 times for 78 yards and caught all nine of his targets for another 67 yards in Week 14 against the Atlanta Falcons. The versatile back is receiving a heavy workload, despite playing just 60% of the offensive snaps in each of his last two games.
Posted: 12/14/2020 11:10 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will know more about Ekeler's status later in the week. He has been a big part of the running and passing game since returning from his injury and should see plenty of touches if he plays in Week 15. He should be a weekly starting option in all leagues.
Posted: 12/14/2020 6:40 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Ekeler was the engine on Sunday, leading the team in both rushing and receiving. The dual-threat's fresh legs should help him over the season's final three weeks, including this Thursday against a Raiders team that fired its defensive coordinator after a blowout loss this afternoon. He's a definite RB1 in PPR formats in Vegas.
Posted: 12/07/2020 3:18 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: The game got out of hand, so the Chargers took Ekeler out of the game, likely so he didn't aggravate his previous injury for no real good reason. He remains a must-start fantasy option when he is active. The Chargers are back in action in Week 14 against the Atlanta Falcons.