Austin Ekeler
Ht: 5' 10" Wt: 200 Age: 24 Exp: 3 years College: Western State (Colo.) Drafted: Undrafted
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Position Rank: 7th
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Week 20
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Week 20
Posted: 12/23/2019 3:48 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: His rushing totals have fluctuated since Melvin Gordon returned to the backfield, but his explosiveness and his steady role in the passing game should keep him in PPR lineups.
Posted: 12/16/2019 6:29 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Like seemingly everyone else with the Chargers, Ekeler also fumbled the ball, though a hustling Keenan Allen was able to punch it out of bounds. Ekeler wasn't great on Sunday, but he'll have a chance to rebound against the Raiders in Week 16.
Posted: 12/09/2019 2:48 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: This is the extreme end of Ekeler's upside, but even with Melvin Gordon seeing a majority of the carries, Ekeler's versatility and explosiveness have allowed him to remain a RB2 option.
Posted: 12/02/2019 5:44 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Outside of Christian McCaffrey, Ekeler might be the best receiving back in all of football. Sunday's touchdown right before halftime gave him seven receiving scores on the year and 10 total. He doesn't get nearly as many touches as Melvin Gordon, but Ekeler has retained RB2 value by consistently maximizing his opportunities.
Posted: 11/19/2019 5:19 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Ekeler is a stud catching the ball out of the backfield, and he has remained a fantasy must-start option despite the return of Melvin Gordon after his holdout. The Chargers are off until Week 13 after their bye.
Posted: 11/08/2019 5:34 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: It was a mostly quiet evening for Ekeler, who took a backseat to Melvin Gordon on the ground and was unusually quiet as a receiver, too. At least he managed to salvage his value with a late touchdown, which is something he's shown a knack for this season, having scored nine times with at least one in six of 10 games. He should be a solid option in Week 11 against the Chiefs.
Posted: 11/04/2019 3:35 am UTC
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 .
Huddle Up: It was Ekeler's first extensive action in the run game since Melvin Gordon returned, so fantasy owners shouldn't expect this type of usage going forward. Relying almost entirely on his production as a receiver, Ekeler has been reduced to a risky flex option in PPR formats.
Posted: 10/27/2019 8:22 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Ekeler didn't have a lot of touches, totaling five to just 10 for Melvin Gordon. The yards were hard to come by for both against a tough Bears defense. He remains more of a RB3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers at home.
Posted: 10/21/2019 2:03 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Ekeler has barely been used as a runner since Melvin Gordon returned, but he remains an important part of the passing attack. He has a solid flex candidate with RB2 potential in PPR formats.
Posted: 10/14/2019 5:08 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: LA's offense never got going until late, and Ekeler was used sparingly with a season-low eight touches. The Chargers need to find ways to work around their o-line trouble, which could mean more short passes. Ekeler should stay in RB3 territory against the Titans in Week 7.
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