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Austin Ekeler or Joe Mixon

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Expert
Recommendation

97%
Recommended by
89 of 92 experts
3%
Recommended by
3 of 92 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 100% 0%
Top RB Experts100%0%
Top Player Experts100%0%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 13
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 13# 25
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total190.4217.0
Avg Game11.913.6
Avg Projection197.1177.3
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank1314
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Joe MixonAustin Ekeler
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
28 m
#7#13
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#8#13
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#8#16
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#4#13
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
4 h
#5#15
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
8 h
#8#16
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
10 h
#5#17
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
11 h
#6#13
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
15 h
#7#14
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
19 h
#8#14
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#5#20
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#9#18
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#5#15
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#7#14
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#5#19
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 d
#7#13
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 d
#7#16
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
4for4.com
2 d
#8#14
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 d
#7#17
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#11#12
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
#6#12
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 d
#7#19
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
3 d
#4#11
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
3 d
#7#15
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
4 d
#7#13
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
4 d
#9#17
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
4 d
#8#14
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
4 d
#5#14
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
4 d
#7#12
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
4 d
#8#17
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
4 d
#7#13
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
5 d
#7#14
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
5 d
#5#25
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
5 d
#3#13
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
5 d
#7#16
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
5 d
#9#13
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
5 d
#7#13
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
5 d
#7#14
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
5 d
#9#13
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
5 d
#7#16
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
Redshirts Fantasy Football
6 d
#7#13
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
6 d
#11#13
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
6 d
#5#13
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
6 d
#13#15
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
6 d
#6#19
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
7 d
#7#14
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
7 d
#10#14
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
7 d
#7#17
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7 d
#9#13
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 w
#5#18
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#9#15
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#5#6
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#10#12
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#12#15
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
2 w
#9#15
   
2 w
#7#17
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 w
#8#15
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
2 w
#8#7
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 w
#8#19
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 w
#9#13
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
2 w
#10#14
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
3 w
#7#13
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 w
#7#15
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#5#17
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
4 w
#7#14
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 w
#6#14
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
Redshirts Fantasy Football
4 w
#6#13
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 w
#4#13
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
4 w
#8#12
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
4 w
#9#13
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
3 w
#7#13
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
Lukas Kacer
06/02
#6#14
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
5 d
#9#16
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#7#16
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#7#14
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
7 d
#10#12
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#7#18
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
5 d
#7#12
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#8#12
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
05/20
#9#14
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#4#13
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#10#5
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#10#12
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#8#18
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#4#12
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
4 w
#9#4
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#8#14
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#6#14
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#9#14
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 d
#11#16
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#8#18
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#4#19
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC at CIN
Week 2 at CLE vs. KC
Week 3 at PHI vs. CAR
Week 4 vs. JAC at TB
Week 5 at BAL at NO
Week 6 at IND vs. NYJ
Week 7 vs. CLE at MIA
Week 8 vs. TEN vs. JAC
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. LV
Week 10 at PITBYE WEEK
Week 11 at WAS at DEN
Week 12 vs. NYG at BUF
Week 13 at MIA vs. NE
Week 14 vs. DAL vs. ATL
Week 15 vs. PIT at LV
Week 16 at HOU vs. DEN
Week 17 vs. BAL at KC
Player Projections Comparison
  Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts268.6160.0
Rush Yards1,150.7708.1
Rush TDs7.34.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions41.465.3
Rec Yards310.5624.5
Rec TDs1.83.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points197.1177.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
2019 Points 
Week 11.733.4
Week 22.717.3
Week 315.48.1
Week 46.324.2
Week 510.97.3
Week 63.92.8
Week 76.418.5
Week 813.78.2
Week 99.3
Week 1015.110.8
Week 1116.313.2
Week 127.9
Week 1313.012.7
Week 1424.627.3
Week 1515.68.1
Week 167.36.9
Week 1729.68.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
2019 Targets 
Week 137
Week 256
Week 327
Week 455
Week 5116
Week 634
Week 728
Week 843
Week 94
Week 1032
Week 11312
Week 120
Week 1345
Week 1445
Week 1537
Week 1626
Week 17111
Notes for Player Combination
  Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Joe Mixon has always had the talent to be a fantasy football star, but the offenses he's been tied to have struggled the past several seasons. Now, the Bengals have Joe Burrow leading the offense and this should be one of the league's most unstoppable units. If that's the case, there are going to be plenty of scoring opportunities for Mixon in 2020. If you miss out on the "Top 5", don't worry about it...scoop up Mixon and celebrate.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.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Mixon jumps off the page as an RB who did a lot with nothing last year, but I'm nervous about a potential holdout. 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Finished in backend of RB1 class each of past 2 seasons despite tough environment - if rookie QB J. Burrow can deliver on hype, that's a big boon for Mixon92 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 territory
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's one thing to project a breakout for a player due to an increase in opportunity. It's another thing to project a breakout due to an increase in offensive production. Mixon got the opportunity last year under Zac Taylor, as he totaled 18-plus touches on 10 different occasions. But he'll need the offense to take a step forward in 2020 if he wants to ascend into stardom, as he's been an RB2 or better in just 57 percent of his games over the last two years. You must pay attention to his contract status as you approach drafts because Mixon has stated he'll hold out without an extension. This is a real thing with running backs, as they're trying to preserve their health while cashing in on a second contract. Stay tuned.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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Mixon had a horrible start to the season, but finished the year strong and he had 1424 yards from scrimmage and 8 touchdowns on the season. The Bengals should have a new quarterback in 2020 with their first overall pick, which should make him a more consistent RB1 in 2020.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.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
How many more terrible situations does he have to survive before he finally gets a real supporting cast? The team has finished in the bottom half of the league in yards and points the last 3 seasons. Mixon manages to survive as RB34(rookie year where he only started 7 games), 9, and 13.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 return