Posted: 8/09/2019 5:08 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Ekeler's value keeps growing the longer Melvin Gordon's holdout lasts. He'll have handcuff value if Gordon returns, but for right now he's a low-end RB3 and climbing.
Posted: 8/09/2019 5:08 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Ekeler has averaged more than five yards per carry and more than 10 yards per catch in each of his first two seasons, and depending on how Melvin Gordon's contract situation plays out, he could have a chance to show what he can do in a much larger role. His ceiling is tied directly to Gordon's status, but Ekeler could be worth reaching for in the middle rounds.
Posted: 7/26/2019 1:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler ran with the first-team offense in the first practice Thursday, July 26.
Huddle Up: Ekeler could be a nice value with Melvin Gordon's holdout expected to be a lengthy one. He's a useful RB3, but it's unknown if he can withstand the full-time role physically. He still has a lot of upside in PPR leagues right now.
Posted: 6/24/2019 12:06 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler said he has focused on improving his route running during the offseason.
Huddle Up: Ekeler has shown some explosiveness as a change-of-pace back to Melvin Gordon, finishing with 959 total yards ad 39 catches last year. He he is too inconsistent to start as a long as Gordon is healthy, but Gordon owners will want to have Ekeler as a handcuff.
Posted: 1/13/2019 9:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler didn't have any carries while posting three grabs for 19 yards on five targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Ekeler was a little banged up coming in, and the Chargers got away from the run early due to a lopsided score on the board. It wasn't a good combination for Ekeler's fantasy owners in postseason leagues. He posted 554 yards and three touchdowns in 2018, and will be a good handcuff for fantasy owners of Melvin Gordon in 2019, as well as a decent PPR option.
Posted: 1/06/2019 8:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed for 29 yards on 11 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card playoff game. He also caught four passes for 14 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Ekeler has received at least 10 touches in four of the last five games and will continue to be involved in the running and passing game moving forward. He has a chance to be a flex option for owners next week against the New England Patriots.
Posted: 1/06/2019 1:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (groin) will participate in pregame workouts before the AFC Wild-Card Game versus the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Jan. 6, to determine if he will be able to play. He was listed as questionable on the injury report but there is optimism that he will be active, according to a source.
Huddle Up: As long as Melvin Gordon remains healthy, Ekeler's touches will be limited. However, he could still be a serviceable option for owners participating in postseason PPR fantasy contests.
Posted: 1/05/2019 7:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (groin) said Saturday, Jan. 5 that he expects to play in the AFC Wild-Card Game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Jan. 6. He said his groin injury is 'very manageable.'
Huddle Up: Ekeler will have a role in the battle, but his touches will likely be limited to no more than 10 or so as long as Melvin Gordon can stay healthy. Still, he's not a bad option for those playing in postseason fantasy leagues, particularly PPR formats.
Posted: 1/04/2019 8:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 4, and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Ekeler should have a good chance to play in the playoff game, but owners will need to check the inactive list to determine his official status. He can be considered a flex option in fantasy leagues since he should receive a decent amount of touches if he is active.
Posted: 1/03/2019 9:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 3.
Huddle Up: Ekeler should be ready to play in the Wild Card playoff game, but owners will know more about his status in the next day or two. He can be considered a flex option in playoff fantasy leagues because of his involvement in the running and passing game.