Austin Ekeler
Ht: 5' 10" Wt: 200 Age: 26 Exp: 5 years College: Western State Drafted: Undrafted
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Position Rank: 2nd
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Posted: 1/03/2022 4:03 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler ran 17 times for 58 yards and a touchdown vs. the Denver Broncos in Week 17 on Sunday, Jan. 2. He also caught all three targets for 54 yards.
Huddle Up: With at least a TD in eight straight appearances, Ekeler has a great chance to make it nine vs. a Las Vegas Raiders team he gashed in Week 4 to the tune of 29.5 PPR points. He posted 145 offensive yards and two scores in that one. Keep him locked into lineups.
Posted: 12/27/2021 11:51 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Ekeler should receive a full practice week and be ready for the Week 17 game. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues when he is healthy.
Posted: 12/25/2021 7:17 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (illness) will not play in Week 16 after testing positive Saturday, Dec. 25, for COVID-19, he announced on Instagram.
Huddle Up: RBs Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley will be tasked with carrying the load as one of the elite fantasy backs of 2021 is unavailable. Jackson is a more explosive, big-play type, whereas Kelley might offer a little more upside as a low-volume TD flier. The matchup vs. Houston is so good that both RBs are viable plays in most fantasy football settings.
Posted: 12/20/2021 9:49 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler was not among the six players the team put on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Make of this what you will, because he could be added at any time, but it's an interesting development, nonetheless. For now, prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
Posted: 12/20/2021 6:30 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: The NFL's revised COVID rules give Ekeler a better chance at clearing the protocols in time for Week 16 against the Houston Texans, but he is still very much in a race against time to suit up. If he can go, he'll be an easy RB1 option. If not, it sets up well for Justin Jackson to lead the backfield in touches and return RB2-level production if he can avoid yet another injury.
Posted: 12/17/2021 6:59 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) had a dozen carries for 59 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15. Ekeler also caught four passes for 23 yards.
Huddle Up: Ekeler was theoretically on something of a snap count Thursday night, though his 16 total touches were on par with what's he done for most of 2021. The lead back did score his 17th TD of the year, so it's fair to wonder why Justin Kelley got goal-line carries later on with Ekeler available -- Kelley would fumble inside the one, giving the ball over to the Chiefs. With a few extra days of rest to heal up his ankle, Ekeler should be full speed ahead as an RB1 against Houston in Week 16.
Posted: 12/16/2021 11:53 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) is officially active for the Week 15 game.
Huddle Up: Ekeler will not see his normal workload because of the injury but should still have a decent role in the offense. He can still be a starting option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/16/2021 3:03 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) will play Thursday, Dec. 16, but he won't receive a full workload.
Huddle Up: He averages 12 rushes and 5.7 targets per game. So does that mean he sees 11-15 touches this week? Ekeler's value hinges on his PPR prowess and his 16 touchdowns. If you're limiting that, he falls to a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues.
Posted: 12/15/2021 10:19 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 15, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Ekeler likely will be a game-time decision this week, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He should be a starting option in fantasy leagues if he plays, but Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley could be flex options if Ekeler sits out.
Posted: 12/13/2021 11:16 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 13. The Chargers did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: The Chargers do not seem concerned about Ekeler's injury, but fantasy players should check on the situation in a few days. Ekeler is a main part of the offense for the Chargers and is a must-start option in all leagues if active.
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