Austin Ekeler
Ht: 5' 10" Wt: 200 Age: 24 Exp: 3 years College: Western State (Colo.) Drafted: Undrafted
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Position Rank: 5th
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Week 12
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Week 12
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.
Posted: 10/07/2019 3:51 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed three times for seven yards and caught 15 of his 17 targets for 86 yards in a 20-13 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Ekeler was targeted early and often after the Chargers fell behind early, but fantasy owners shouldn't ignore the fact that he was barely used in the run game now that Melvin Gordon is back in the mix. Ekeler isn't going to catch 15 passes every game, and he could be more of a PPR flex option going forward.
Posted: 9/30/2019 1:24 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed 18 times for 60 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins and he added five grabs for 62 yards and a score.
Huddle Up: Ekeler has been a fantasy stud through the first four games, but he is going to have to share the wealth with Melvin Gordon, who ended his holdout recently. Anthony Lynn will definitely find a way to keep Ekeler involved, however, although his fantasy value will certainly take a hit.
Posted: 9/23/2019 3:44 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed nine times for 36 yards and caught all seven of his targets for 45 yards in a 27-20 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Ekeler hasn't had any huge rushing performances, but when you throw in his steady contributions in the passing attack, you can count on him for solid RB2 production in PPR formats as long as Melvin Gordon decides to hold out.
Posted: 9/15/2019 8:20 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed for 66 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries against the Detroit Lions in Week 2. He also caught six passes for 67 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Ekeler has been a big part of the offense for the Chargers over the first two weeks and has posted four touchdowns during that span. He will continue to receive plenty of touches while Melvin Gordon is still holding out and should be a No. 2 running back in leagues.
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