Posted: 11/29/2020 10:37 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler caught 11 passes for 85 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 12. He also rushed for 44 yards on 14 carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Ekeler returned to the lineup after missing time because of an injury and was a focal point on offense for the Chargers. He will continue to have a big role in the running and passing game next week and should be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/29/2020 2:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 12's game against the Buffalo Bills, although he is unlikely to serve as the bell cow, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Despite the anticipated reduced workload this afternoon, Ekeler is still worthy of consideration as a starting option in all fantasy leagues, particularly PPR formats. However, Ekeler could see his projected role expand if the Chargers decide to rest RB Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf) versus the Bills.
Posted: 11/28/2020 9:25 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: Ekeler should play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills and will be a high-end RB2 as a main focus of the offense.
Posted: 11/27/2020 7:50 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) has not been ruled out of playing Sunday, Nov. 29, in the team's Week 12 game against the Buffalo Bills, head coach Anthony Lynn said Friday, adding that he 'has a chance.' Lynn said Ekeler will be evaluated further Saturday.
Huddle Up: Reading between the lines, it still sounds like Ekeler's return may be a week away, but let's see what Saturday reveals.
Posted: 11/26/2020 1:00 am UTC
Updating a previous story, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Posted: 11/25/2020 6:56 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) will participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. The team will have 21 days to add him to the active roster.
Huddle Up: Ekeler appears to be close to returning to the lineup, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation. He should be a weekly starting option in all leagues when he is ready to play again.
Posted: 11/24/2020 7:15 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is set to return to practice for the first time this week since suffering a significant hamstring injury in Week 4, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. It remains uncertain if Ekeler will play in Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Considering the Chargers are 3-7, Ekeler hasn't practiced in roughly two months and he would only be getting a few days of work in at best this week even if practiced Wednesday, it seems unlikely he'll get the nod versus the Bills. A much more likely scenario has him coming back in Week 13 against the New England Patriots - giving the few fantasy owners that got by without him or those traded for him recently at least one look at what he might mean to their hopes in the fantasy postseason.
Posted: 11/13/2020 2:03 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) posted a video of himself on social media running sprints Thursday, Nov. 12. 'The time draws near,' Ekeler wrote in the post.
Huddle Up: Ekeler was handling a heavy workload prior to the injury, and when he does return, he should regain the lead role in short order.
Posted: 10/22/2020 4:56 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) will be returning 'later rather than sooner,' according to head coach Anthony Lynn, who categorized Ekeler's injury as 'very serious.'
Huddle Up: That isn't an encouraging update from Lynn as initially there was some optimism that Ekeler could be back in a month, which could've meant a return in Week 8 or 9. Now, that sounds unlikely. The original recovery timeline was 4-8 weeks, and if it's on the later side we might not see Ekeler until late November or even December. That gives Justin Jackson and/or Joshua Kelley more time to provide fantasy value.
Posted: 10/09/2020 8:03 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Oct. 9.