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Austin Ekeler or Dalvin Cook

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 4-
Best Rank# 2# 2-
Worst Rank# 9# 11-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total273.8172.3-
Avg Game17.113.3-
Avg Projection250.6224.1-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank2319-
    
Misc 
    
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Jon Jeune J. Jeune
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Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
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#2#3-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
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Austin Lee A. Lee
365 Fantasy Football 365 Fantasy Football
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Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
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Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
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Aaron Larson A. Larson
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Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
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Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
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Site Rankings S. Rankings
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
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Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
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#5#2-
    
Connor Rigg C. Rigg
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
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Guilherme Gianni G. Gianni
Fantasy Futebolista Fantasy Futebolista
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Michael Beller M. Beller
The Athletic The Athletic
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Alex Caruso A. Caruso
Footballguys Footballguys
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Matthew Hill M. Hill
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Adam Stark A. Stark
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Nick Spencer N. Spencer
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Wyatt Bertolone W. Bertolone
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Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
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Billy Mansell B. Mansell
IDP Army IDP Army
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Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
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Justin Lampkin J. Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football Clock Management F...
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Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
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Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
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Des Bieler D. Bieler
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Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
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Tom Strachan T. Strachan
NFL Best Ball NFL Best Ball
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#5#2-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
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Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
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David Heilman D. Heilman
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Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
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Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
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Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
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Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
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Steven Pintado S. Pintado
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Adam Murfet A. Murfet
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Tim Metzler T. Metzler
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Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
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Kyle Williams K. Williams
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Brandon Funston B. Funston
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Smitty S.
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Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
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Nate Marcum N. Marcum
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Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
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Jeff Bell J. Bell
Footballguys Footballguys
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Luke Sawhook L. Sawhook
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Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
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Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
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John Hesterman J. Hesterman
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Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
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Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
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Michael Hauff M. Hauff
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Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
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Mike Maher M. Maher
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David Mendelson D. Mendelson
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
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Matt Donnelly M. Donnelly
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Seth Miller S. Miller
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Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
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Kyle Krajewski K. Krajewski
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Craig Phillips C. Phillips
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Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
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Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
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Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
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Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
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Jody Smith J. Smith
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#7#5-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
The Athletic The Athletic
05/25
#2#5-
    
Andersen Pickard A. Pickard
Prime Time Sports Talk Prime Time Sports ...
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Brad Evans B. Evans
Bally Sports Bally Sports
05/24
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Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
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Scott Engel S. Engel
The Game Day The Game Day
05/25
#2#4-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
05/17
#4#12-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
05/16
#4#6-
    
Matt Olson M. Olson
The Pigskin Pow Wow The Pigskin Pow Wow
05/14
#2#5-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
05/24
#2#6-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
05/11
#7#3-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
05/10
#4#6-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
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Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
05/06
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Tommy Garrett T. Garrett
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
05/03
#4#6-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
05/02
#2#5-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
05/01
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Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
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Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LV vs. GB
Week 2 at KC at PHI
Week 3 vs. JAC vs. DET
Week 4 at HOU at NO
Week 5 at CLE vs. CHI
Week 6 vs. DEN at MIA
Week 7 vs. SEABYE WEEK
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. ARI
Week 9 at ATL at WAS
Week 10 at SF at BUF
Week 11 vs. KC vs. DAL
Week 12 at ARI vs. NE
Week 13 at LV vs. NYJ
Week 14 vs. MIA at DET
Week 15 vs. TEN vs. IND
Week 16 at IND vs. NYG
Week 17 vs. LAR at GB
Week 18 at DEN at CHI
Player Projections Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts222.7284.2
Rush Yards980.11,268.1
Rush TDs9.89.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions75.747.7
Rec Yards662.2360.6
Rec TDs5.41.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points250.6224.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
2021 Points 
Week 111.714.4
Week 213.514.8
Week 316.7
Week 426.54.4
Week 527.9
Week 65.520.3
Week 7
Week 818.47.8
Week 98.212.2
Week 1011.917.8
Week 1135.519.5
Week 1215.98.3
Week 1312.4
Week 1414.434.2
Week 1514.29.1
Week 16
Week 1717.21.3
Week 1823.98.2
Total273.8172.3
Average17.113.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
2021 Targets 
Week 107
Week 293
Week 36
Week 456
Week 55
Week 672
Week 7
Week 8102
Week 933
Week 1065
Week 1174
Week 1287
Week 135
Week 1443
Week 1543
Week 16
Week 1733
Week 18121
Notes for Player Combination
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Expert 
Justin Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football
This is the safest 1st round pick for me, Ekeler is a true duel threat, running and receiving the football. He is still young and an explosive offense that will score more often than not.Dalvin Cook sees plenty of touches bust most importantly he continues to get the goal line touches year after year. Last year he struggled to turn those into touchdowns, I would expect an increase in that category for him.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
In PPR formats, has highest Fantasy Points per Touch mark among RBs over the past 3 seasons (min. 30 games)His ceiling scales as high as any RB ahead of him, but he's never played more than 14 games in any of his 5 seasons
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
Austin Ekeler isn't used as a true three-down workhorse, but it's hard to tell based on the actual amount of touches he sees in the Los Angeles Chargers offense. At 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, Ekeler finished 8th in the NFL in total touches (276) and 14th in touches per game (17.2). But the raw touches hardly showcase the fantasy value Ekeler possesses, because he often commands an extremely high-share of high-value targets ie. targets and red-zone opportunities. His 13.9% target share and 70 receptions ranked second behind only Najee Harris. Ekeler's 18 red-zone touchdowns and 63 red-zone touches ranked first and second respectively. With such a secure role as a receiver out of the backfield and as a featured red-zone weapon in a high-powered offense, it's hard to imagine a healthy Ekeler not returning at least top-5 fantasy status in 2022. He wrapped a bow on the 2021 season as the RB3 in points per game and RB2 overall in half-point scoring.Same old song and dance for Dalvin Cook in 2021. The Minnesota Vikings running back was a workhorse when healthy, averaging 22 touches per game (5th) and 15.2 fantasy points per game (RB11). But the market seems to have soured on the consensus No. 2 pick from a season ago, because he missed four games and his production didn't align with his usage. His ADP has fallen to the back of Round 1, and it's unwarranted based on the impending touchdown regression Cook will experience in 2022. His 15 goal-line carries ranked fourth in the NFL last season, but he converted just three into scores. Considering Cook averaged 16 TDs from 2019-2020, his meager 6 TDs from last season look like a blip on the radar.
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
 The injury bug has lightly nipped at Dalvin Cook in each of the last three seasons. Over that span, he's gutted out it, though, and only missed four games while dealing with a torn labrum, dislocated shoulder, groin strain, and left shoulder sprain. Despite the injury history, Cook will "shoulder" the load for the Vikings again in 2022. When he was on the field last year, he averaged 21.8 touches and 106.4 total yards per game as the RB11 in weekly fantasy scoring. He's still a top 5-10 option and 20 touches per game machine this year.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
5/2: Line beefed up, but Spiller is also most legit RB he's ever had to share a backfield with 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Ekeler had a breakout elite RB1 year with 1,459 yards from scrimmage and 18 touchdowns in the fantasy season. He should be an elite RB1 playing with Justin Herbert in 2022.Cook failed to top 1,500-yards from scrimmage and double-digit touchdowns in the fantasy season for the first time since 2018, but he still finished with 1,301 yards from scrimmage and 6 touchdowns. He is still a RB1, but health is a big question mark headed into 2022.