Posted: 4/08/2020 2:40 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler had an 85.2 percent catch percentage last season, which was the best rate of anyone with 45 receptions.
Huddle Up: Ekeler had just one drop and 92 grabs for 993 yards. He rushed 132 times for 557 yards (4.2 yards per carry) as well, and with Melvin Gordon gone, he should remain one of the top five backs in PPR.
Posted: 3/27/2020 3:12 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler hauled in 92 of his 108 targets last season. The resulting 85.2-percent catch rate led the league among all players with at least 50 receptions.
Posted: 3/06/2020 7:18 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler on Friday, March 6, agreed to a four-year, $24.5 million contract. The deal includes $15 million in guarantees.
Huddle Up: Even while sharing most of the season with Melvin Gordon, Ekeler emerged as a PPR force last season, finishing second among all backs with 92 catches and 993 yards and pacing the position with nine receiving TDs. With Gordon now slated to bolt in free agency, Ekeler is a locked-in PPR RB1 pick and a borderline RB1 in standard drafts.
Posted: 2/24/2020 4:34 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler needs to see 15 to 20 touches per game, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.
Huddle Up: Ekeler is one of the more versatile backs in the NFL, and he finished 2019 with 92 catches and eight receiving touchdowns. There's a good chance he will be he unquestioned top back and a potential RB1 in 2020 if Melvin Gordon doesn't return, but even if Gordon is back, Ekeler can be a RB2 in PPR formats.
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.