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Experts' Pick
 
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
 
 
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Recommended by
17 of 210 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 9# 14-
Best Rank# 1# 5-
Worst Rank# 19# 27-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total9.4111.3-
Avg Game4.711.1-
Avg Projection223.6209.6-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank3110-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. DEN at WAS
Week 2 at WAS vs. DAL
Week 3 vs. ATL at KC
Week 4 at NO vs. LV
Week 5 at DAL vs. CLE
Week 6 vs. LAR at BAL
Week 7 vs. CARBYE WEEK
Week 8 at KC vs. NE
Week 9 vs. LV at PHI
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. MIN
Week 11 at TB vs. PIT
Week 12 vs. PHI at DEN
Week 13 at MIA at CIN
Week 14 at LAC vs. NYG
Week 15 vs. DAL vs. KC
Week 16 at PHI at HOU
Week 17 at CHI vs. DEN
Week 18 vs. WAS at LV
Player Projections Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts258.4182.9
Rush Yards1,160.1845.8
Rush TDs8.85.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions55.583.7
Rec Yards440.4696.5
Rec TDs2.24.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points223.6209.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2020 Points 
Week 16.68.7
Week 22.814.8
Week 320.3
Week 41.4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 1212.9
Week 136.8
Week 1414.6
Week 157.9
Week 1612.8
Week 1711.1
Week 18
Total9.4111.3
Average4.711.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2020 Targets 
Week 191
Week 204
Week 311
Week 41
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 1216
Week 139
Week 149
Week 154
Week 163
Week 177
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
From a talent perspective, Saquon Barkley is the best RB in the NFL when he's on the field. Unfortunately, the issue has been staying on the field the past two seasons. Barkley has played 15 out of a possible 32 games, which makes him a very risky investment at the top of your draft. For fantasy managers to have a shot of competing deep into their playoffs, they need their top draft pick to pull their weight all season long. Earlier on in the off-season, Barkley was being drafted as a top-3 option. He's fallen a little bit in ADP, which is more in line with where he should be going. As a late first-round draft pick, the risk is worth the reward. Anything more than that and you're playing with fire.Ekeler fell short of expectations last season, but missing several games will do that. When he was on the field, Ekeler was still an incredibly relevant fantasy option that displayed his receiving prowess time and time again. Since 2017, he ranks 4th in the NFL in total receiving yards and he's tied for first over that time span with 16 receiving touchdowns. There's very little reason to doubt Ekeler heading into this season and he should be back in the low-end RB1/high-end RB2 conversation in Half PPR formats. Additionally, he does receive a slight bump up in Full PPR formats. You know exactly what you're going to get from him each and every week and that's invaluable in fantasy football.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Saquon's coming off a devastating knee injury. The Giants might ease him back by limiting his touches. Even if they don't, Barkley's running style, which involves plenty of quick stops and starts isn't ideal for an ACL injury. Can he be the same RB? Will he have the same burst of acceleration that made him special? Can he stay healthy? And I speak from personal experience having torn my ACL, albeit 24 years ago. The Giants line isn't very good and the book is still out on QB Daniel Jones. Saquon is too risky in 2021 for me as an early round pick. Note- I heard a prominent fantasy analyst mention on a podcast that Wayne Gallman is Barkley's backup. She was incorrect. Gallman isn't even on the Giants anymore. The backup looks like it's going to be Devontae Booker. With regards to Saquon, let someone else take the chance. PassJoe Lombardi takes over the offensive coordinator duties. He came over from New Orleans with the coaching change. That could be good news for Ekeler. Lombardi likes a lot of quick passes. He used Alvin Kamara a lot out of the backfield. If he uses Ekeler the same way, fantasy owners will be ecstatic. Ekeler is best used in a RBBC. He's not big enough to hold up with a full workload. Still though, he is an excellent receiver. In half point and full point PPR formats, this might be the perfect storm for Ekeler to return to fantasy glory in 2021. The question is Ekeler more like Alvin Kamara or Darren Sproles. My best guess is Sproles which makes him a risky pick in the early rounds.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
ACL recovery has him on track to play Week 1, though he'll likely be limited - it could take a couple weeks, but should eventually return to heavily featured roleFilling the Kamara role for new OC Joe Lombardi, a healthy Ekeler could push his previous receptions career high (92)
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
It's hard to envision Barkley returning to form as a top-5 fantasy RB, especially since targets may be scarce. New York's receiving corps is crowded, and while Barkley won't fall off the map entirely, a major selling point on top-5 upside is his ability and volume as a receiver. With that volume in question, I'm a little lower on him than consensus.It's tough for me not to rank Ekeler even higher, but I'll temper expectations a little bit simply due to the talent of the four other backs ranked ahead of him. Ekeler scored just three touchdowns in 2020, the lowest mark of his career despite logging his second-most touches (170). He scored 11 times in 2019, and it's reasonable to expect positive touchdown regression in 2021. Ekeler's biggest asset is his pass-catching ability. He's secured 146 receptions over his last 26 games, good for 5.6 per contest, or 89.8 over a 16-game season.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After setting the fantasy world on fire his rookie season with over 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns, Barkley hasn't exactly lived up to expectations producing 1,535 total yards and eight touchdowns over 15 games the last two seasons. He tore his ACL early in the season, which should give him plenty of time to bounce back, though his violent running style could take a bit longer in recovery, and he only returned to practice in late-August. The Giants suddenly have more weapons than ever in the passing game, so Barkley is unlikely to come close to the 121 targets he saw in 2018, though he should have more scoring opportunities. There is some risk with Barkley at the top of drafts due to his knee, but when on the field, we know he'll produce.In eight full games with Justin Herbert under center last year, Ekeler saw 63 targets. Over a full 16-game season, that amounts to 126 targets. While I don't expect him to get there, he's one of just two running backs (Christian McCaffrey is the other) who I'm projecting for 100-plus targets in 2021. Targets are worth twice as much as carries, so even if Ekeler winds up getting just 12 carries per game, it's not the end of the world. In fact, he can still finish as a borderline RB1 if he were to hit just 200 carries on the season. The new coaching staff obviously brings on some potential volatility, but there's not much other talent on the roster at running back, so his role should be very safe.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Back at practice, Week 1 remains realistic. Only back w/ the upside to challenge CMacHuge line improvements with Linsley and NOW Slater at OT too, should be Round 2 steal with Top-5 overall upside -- just be wary of coaches preaching an RBBC appraoch.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
Will injuries take their toll? Saquon is a great pick for re-draft, but scares me in bestball.Ekeler not getting goal line carries should not be news. In 2019, Ekeler had 7 carries inside the 5, scoring only twice. Ekeler also scored 11 total TDs that year and finished as the PPR RB4.
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
The good news is that by the time Week 1 rolls around, Saquon Barkley will have had a full calendar year to recover from his ACL/MCL/meniscus injury that he suffered last September. This is the fantastic as fantasy football is more fun when Barkley is healthy. The bad news? It truly sounds as if the Giants want to limit his workload early on this year, and it's tough to blame them considering Barkley is their franchise player at the moment. I'm also a tad concerned with his ultimate PPR ceiling, as Saquon benefited immensely from Eli "dumpoff" Manning back in 2018. He's still an unquestioned three-down bell cow, but I just don't expect that type of insane usage in the passing game again. Still, f antasy managers should expect Barkley's workload -- and therefore his fantasy value -- to increase as the season moves along.This time last year we were anticipating Ekeler to have some struggles as a pass-catcher due to Tyord Taylor entering the season as the Chargers' starting QB. We know what happened next, and now Ekeler's arrow is pointing up in a big way, particularly in full PPR formats. Once he returned from his midseason injury, Ekeler averaged 6.2 catches per games and 90.2 yards per games from Weeks 12-17. Offensive line upgrades combined with a potential Year 2 Justin Herbert leap gives Ekeler a thrilling floor/ceiling combo for 2021 fantasy football leagues.
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
 Austin Ekeler is your classic PPR running back. He's in line for a ton of receptions and all purpose yardage with the Chargers this year. However, TDs are not his strong suit. Ekeler found te end zone just 3 times in 10 games last year. In auction leagues, Ekeler is the poor man's Alvin Kamara. In standard leagues, yards are yards, but his lack of goal line work could hold back his overall value. Still, he's a low end RB1 in all formats.
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Over the last two seasons, Barkley played a total of 15 games combined. The risk of injury is just too great right now for me to take him over some proven guys who stay on the field, even if he is the most talented back in the NFL. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Injuries capped Barkley's 2019 season and completely derailed his 2020 season as he played only two games. I love Barkley's ability, but he needs to stay healthy if he is going to realize his unlimited potential.Ekeler battled some injuries, but still had 138.3 fantasy points in just 10 games. He should be a RB1 playing with Justin Herbert, if Ekeler can stay healthy.