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Austin Ekeler or Mike Evans

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Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Mike Evans
WR - TB
 
 
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ECR# 5# 24-
Best Rank# 2# 16-
Worst Rank# 16# 43-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total273.8224.1-
Avg Game17.112.5-
    
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SOS Rank262-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Mike Evans
WR - TB
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LV at DAL
Week 2 at KC at NO
Week 3 vs. JAC vs. GB
Week 4 at HOU vs. KC
Week 5 at CLE vs. ATL
Week 6 vs. DEN at PIT
Week 7 vs. SEA at CAR
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. BAL
Week 9 at ATL vs. LAR
Week 10 at SF vs. SEA
Week 11 vs. KCBYE WEEK
Week 12 at ARI at CLE
Week 13 at LV vs. NO
Week 14 vs. MIA at SF
Week 15 vs. TEN vs. CIN
Week 16 at IND at ARI
Week 17 vs. LAR vs. CAR
Week 18 at DEN at ATL
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Mike Evans
WR - TB
2021 Points 
Week 111.72.4
Week 213.519.5
Week 316.710.6
Week 426.57.5
Week 527.923.3
Week 65.52.7
Week 725.6
Week 818.410.8
Week 98.2
Week 1011.912.2
Week 1135.514.3
Week 1215.91.6
Week 1312.49.9
Week 1414.415.1
Week 1514.21.4
Week 16
Week 1717.210.7
Week 1823.920.9
Total273.8224.1
Average17.112.5
Notes for Player Combination
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Expert 
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
 Mike Evans' consistency in fantasy football is astounding. Over the last eight seasons, he's hit 1,000 or more every year. He's finished as a top 20 wide receiver in weekly fantasy scoring in every season but one. Last season he ranked 11th in red-zone targets and second in total touchdowns at the receiver position. With Tom Brady back in the fold, Evans is a locked-in top 12 option at the receiver position.
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.Mike Evans commanded just a 16% target share throughout the regular season and playoffs, but still finished eighth in both fantasy points per game and overall in half-point scoring. The Buccaneers wide receiver achieved his eighth consecutive 1,000-yard season and set a new career-high with 14 touchdown grabs, breaking his record from 2020. Double-digit touchdowns accompanied by a low target share is usually a sign to fade a wide receiver, but that's hardly the case in a pass-happy offense led by Tom Brady.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Last year I was way off on Ekeler. I didn't think he would hold up. And once again I'm out on Ekeler- not because he's not a good RB, but rather because of his expensive price tag (RB 3) and the looming presence of rookie RB Isaiah Spiller. Spiller is bigger than Ekeler. It's clear the Chargers want to lighten Ekeler's volume. Spiller could easily vulture Ekeler at the goal line. A first-round price tag for a RB who might have his TDs vultured at the goal line is too rich for my blood. I'm out. 
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
Last season was the strongest and healthiest of Ekeler's five-year career. He still fell short of a thousand rushing yards (911), but Ekeler's points come from the receiving game. His 70 receptions for 647 yards were far short of his 2019 numbers, but with Herbert at QB he's not going to see the dump-down passes he did with Rivers. The concern for Ekeler is that he losses some red-zone work with the addition of the rookie, Spiller, but it could have a positive effect of keeping him healthier in the long-run as well.Evans is THE BEST WR at generating step or more of separation vs. single-man coverage in 2021 (min 70 routes), 73% Evans gets over 1000 yards every year and Brady loves him as an end-zone target. Chris Godwin likely misses part of the front of the season, Antonio Brown is gone, and while Gronk is 'retired' Evans is the only returning pass catcher Brady trusts.
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. Still should be a monster in receiving & Red Zone7/27: Mammoth TD Upside takes a slight hit with Godwin cleared so early & Julio Jones still here. But do think Evans still feasts 6/22: Gronk retires, Godwin coming along slowly -- Mike Evans has THE WR1 upside in 2022
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
In PPR formats, has highest Fantasy Points per Touch mark among RBs over the past 3 seasons (min. 30 games)Stat line has been nearly identical in each of 2 seasons with Tom Brady at QB, averaging 72 catches, 1,025 yards and 13.5 TDs in that span
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. 
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.Evans had only 68 receptions for 946 yards in the fantasy season, but he also had 12 touchdowns. Evans has Tom Brady back and he should be in the WR1 / WR discussion.