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Austin Ekeler or Clyde Edwards-Helaire

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Clyde Edwards-HelaireC. Edwards-Helaire
RB - KC
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Expert
Recommendation

60%
Recommended by
57 of 95 experts
40%
Recommended by
38 of 95 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 40% 60%
Top RB Experts67%33%
Top Player Experts--
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 15
Best Rank# 6# 8
Worst Rank# 25# 36
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total217.00.0
Avg Game13.6
Avg Projection177.3161.2
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank1429
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Austin EkelerClyde Edwards-Helaire
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
11 h
#14#16
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
16 h
#13#11
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#17#11
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#14#23
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#19#11
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#13#14
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#13#18
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#13#14
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#15#11
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#13#14
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
2 d
#13#17
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#12#14
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
2 d
#14#19
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
2 d
#17#14
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#13#16
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 d
#13#18
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#13#17
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#12#14
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
#12#19
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
3 d
#17#20
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
3 d
#15#12
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
3 d
#13#14
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 d
#18#30
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#14#18
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
4 d
#13#15
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
4 d
#14#27
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
4 d
#14#13
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4 d
#19#13
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
4 d
#17#8
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
4 d
#14#15
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
5 d
#17#13
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#13#36
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#16#11
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#13#17
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
5 d
#15#19
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
6 d
#16#10
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
6 d
#13#24
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
6 d
#14#13
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
7 d
#20#22
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
7 d
#15#18
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#16#13
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
4for4.com
1 w
#14#13
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 w
#19#27
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 w
#11#12
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 w
#13#9
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
1 w
#14#18
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
1 w
#14#13
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 w
#12#11
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
1 w
#14#13
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 w
#25#14
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
1 w
#13#22
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
1 w
#13#12
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 w
#14#15
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 w
#16#17
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
2 w
#13#23
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 w
#13#15
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
2 w
#19#17
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#14#13
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#14#16
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#13#14
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#18#12
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#14#13
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 w
#6#24
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#15#13
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
3 w
#15#13
   
3 w
#17#18
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 w
#15#16
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
3 w
#7#27
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 w
#19#14
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#13#10
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#15#13
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#17#33
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
2 d
#14#12
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 w
#14#16
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
4 d
#13#23
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#10#11
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#12#15
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
4 w
#13#16
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
06/02
#14#9
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#16#20
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#16#15
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#14#13
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
4 w
#18#14
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#12#17
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#12
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#13#15
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#5#12
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#12#18
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#18#16
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#12#28
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
06/10
#4#11
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#14#11
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#14#10
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#14#85
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#18
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Clyde Edwards-HelaireC. Edwards-Helaire
RB - KC
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN vs. HOU
Week 2 vs. KC at LAC
Week 3 vs. CAR at BAL
Week 4 at TB vs. NE
Week 5 at NO vs. LV
Week 6 vs. NYJ at BUF
Week 7 at MIA at DEN
Week 8 vs. JAC vs. NYJ
Week 9 vs. LV vs. CAR
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at DEN at LV
Week 12 at BUF at TB
Week 13 vs. NE vs. DEN
Week 14 vs. ATL at MIA
Week 15 at LV at NO
Week 16 vs. DEN vs. ATL
Week 17 at KC vs. LAC
Player Projections Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Clyde Edwards-HelaireC. Edwards-Helaire
RB - KC
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts160.0159.5
Rush Yards708.1694.8
Rush TDs4.26.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions65.344.6
Rec Yards624.5405.0
Rec TDs3.73.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points177.3161.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Clyde Edwards-HelaireC. Edwards-Helaire
RB - KC
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
2019 Points 
Week 133.4
Week 217.3
Week 38.1
Week 424.2
Week 57.3
Week 62.8
Week 718.5
Week 88.2
Week 99.3
Week 1010.8
Week 1113.2
Week 12
Week 1312.7
Week 1427.3
Week 158.1
Week 166.9
Week 178.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Clyde Edwards-HelaireC. Edwards-Helaire
RB - KC
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
2019 Targets 
Week 17
Week 26
Week 37
Week 45
Week 516
Week 64
Week 78
Week 83
Week 94
Week 102
Week 1112
Week 12
Week 135
Week 145
Week 157
Week 166
Week 1711
Notes for Player Combination
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Clyde Edwards-HelaireC. Edwards-Helaire
RB - KC
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Ekeler should see a drop-off in overall targets with Tyrod Taylor now at QB, but it won't be as much as some people are projecting. Ekeler's chances of repeating as the RB6 simply aren't there again this season, but he's going to be a fantastic RB2 option for your roster.Clyde Edwards-Helaire is going to be very hard to stop in this Chiefs offense. He should become the starter immediately over Damien Williams and has RB1 potential in 2020.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 The Kansas City Chiefs have averaged the following over the last 3 seasons: 282 rush attempts, 99 RB receptions, 4.43 rush yards per attempt, 7.4 RB yards per reception, 11.6 rushing touchdowns, 8.3 RB receiving tds Let's say, CEH only gets 60% of workload, going only on averages, he would finish with: 169 rush attempts, 60 receptions, 7 rush td, 5 rec td, 750 rush yards, 440 receiving yards He would finish with 251 PPR points. This would have had him ranked 9th last season ahead of Alvin Kamara, Saquon Barkley, Joe Mixon, Mark Ingram, and others. @BlakeAHampton
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
92 catches, 8 rec. TDs unlikely repeated, but bump in run game with M. Gordon gone should get him back to 225-ish touches, and into upper RB2 territoryOvervalued in early ADP (No. 14 RB) given likelihood that he'll be on the slight low side of a platoon, but he can be Ekeler-like as a high FAN PTS per Touch type
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After seeing Ekeler's contract extension this offseason, it seemed a little light for a workhorse, leading many to believe they'd draft a running back early on. They waited until the fourth round to select UCLA's Joshua Kelley, who's a bigger complementary back. The Chargers offense isn't likely going to be as high scoring as it was with Philip Rivers under center, but Ekeler remains the top dog in the backfield. Still, don't just anticipate this offense is going to be as potent, or that he'll have as many scoring opportunities, which is why he's best-suited as a high-end RB2 than an RB1.I had Edwards-Helaire as my top running back in this year's class due to the way he fits the NFL today. He's a true three-down back who can catch 80-plus passes out of the backfield, while running for 1,000-plus yards. Landing with the Chiefs was a dream scenario, especially in the first round. Over the last seven years, running backs who've been drafted in the first round have averaged 280.7 touches in year one. 75 percent of them have finished as an RB2 or better. Don't think this is Darwin Thompson all over again, as he was a sixth-round pick last year, and those average just 29.8 touches in year one. This is Edwards-Helaire's backfield after Andy Reid said he's better than Brian Westbrook on film. You don't take those players off the field very often. He's worth a second-round pick and would be a steal in the third round.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Ekeler had 1,550 yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns while splitting touches with RB Melvin Gordon for 12 games. Gordon leaving for Denver should give him an increased workload, but Ekeler's quarterback situation is less than ideal and they added Cam Akers in the NFL Draft, which could create a RBBC.Edwards-Helaire should be the lead running back on one of the best offenses in the NFL, but Andy Reid is not afraid to use a RBBC, which makes Edwards-Helaire a RB2 with upside.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
I'm bad at ranking outliers. Had a career high 132 carries last year, yet to go over 560 rushing yards. Makes his money in the passing game, which now unknown. Can't be more efficient than last year: 108 targets, 92 receptions. I think it would be safe(?) to pencil him in for 1000 total yards and 5 TDs. Which would put him in the RB20s range. 20 touches a game without Gordon(4 games)23.75ppg 12 touches a game with Gordon(12 games)14ppg. 6 rushes a game with Gordon The Chargers were 28th in att last year and that still leaves almost 17 rushing attempts per year Gordon also got a healthy 55 targets in his 12 games, albeit with Rivers, Melvin also paced as RB11 after his return107 RB targets spread out to the Chiefs RB position last year. Due to injury, and coaching decisions, no RB played more than 35% of the snaps. If CEH can consolidate the targets and take charge on the backfield(like they seemingly drafted him to do), he might just be awesome. If you thought he might've been a product of the LSU offense, feel free to rely on that excuse in KC as well, should work just fine.