Austin Ekeler
Ht: 5' 10" Wt: 200 Age: 29 Exp: 7 years College: Western State Drafted: Undrafted
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Posted: 7/09/2024 8:23 pm GMT
Washington Commanders RBs Brian Robinson Jr. (11.4) and Austin Ekeler (10.1) ranked first and second among qualified pass-catchers, respectively, in yards after catch per reception in 2023, according to Pro Football Reference.
Huddle Up: Ekeler did his damage with the Los Angeles Chargers last season. His average was not too much more than his career norms. The bigger surprise is Robinson, who has been labeled as more of a power back who does not contribute much in the passing game. Robinson's ranking was obviously boosted by a 51-yard catch-and-score in Week 10, but he was also no stranger to picking up chunks of yards after the catch either. Robinson has a real shot of returning high-end RB2 fantasy value in new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury's uptempo attack this season.
Posted: 6/11/2024 1:44 pm GMT
Washington Commanders RB Austin Ekeler was spotted returning kicks at minicamp Tuesday, June 11.
Huddle Up: This wouldn't add anything much more than a heightened injury risk to his fantasy value. He'll be a RB2 in PPR leagues and a flex candidate in non-PPR formats.
Posted: 3/19/2024 1:05 am GMT
Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Austin Ekeler (Chargers) officially signed with the Washington Commanders Monday, March 18. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but an earlier report stated it is a two-year contract worth as much as $11.43 million.
Posted: 3/11/2024 11:02 pm GMT
Impending free-agent RB Austin Ekeler (Chargers) agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Washington Commanders Monday, March 11, worth as much as $11.43 million, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Ekeler likely will share playing time with Brian Robinson Jr. but should see a decent amount of touches each game. He probably can be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option most weeks next season.
Posted: 3/11/2024 8:38 pm GMT
Impending free-agent RB Austin Ekeler (Chargers) has received preliminary interest from the Washington Commanders and Las Vegas Raiders, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Ekeler will be part of a committee if he signs with either the Commanders or Raiders but probably would still see a good amount of touches during games. He should be involved in both the running and passing game no matter where he signs and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in most leagues.
Posted: 3/10/2024 11:08 pm GMT
The New York Giants are "looking at" Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent RB Austin Ekeler and Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB Tony Pollard in free agency, ESPN's Dan Graziano wrote on Sunday, March 10.
Posted: 2/26/2024 6:39 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler is expected to test the free-agent market, according to sources Monday, Feb. 26.
Huddle Up: Ekeler's value has plummeted after a down season averaging just 3.5 yards per carry. Where he ends up will determine much of his value but entering free agency, it's difficult to see his ceiling being more than an aging RB2.
Posted: 2/12/2024 10:22 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent RB Austin Ekeler is a player head coach Jim Harbaugh said he would like the team to re-sign this offseason.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see where Ekeler plays next season. He is coming off a disappointing 2023 season but still probably will be able to find a starting a job with a team. He can be a starting option in most fantasy leagues if he plays better next season.
Posted: 1/08/2024 3:16 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed 10 times for 11 yards and added 38 yards on seven receptions in a 13-12 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 18.
Posted: 1/01/2024 12:48 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed 13 times for 46 yards in Week 17 against the Denver Broncos, while posting a 4-yard catch on two targets.
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