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Austin Ekeler or Todd Gurley

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley
Expert
Recommendation

75%
Recommended by
71 of 95 experts
25%
Recommended by
24 of 95 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 75% 25%
Top RB Experts67%33%
Top Player Experts80%20%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 14
Best Rank# 6# 9
Worst Rank# 25# 28
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total217.0188.4
Avg Game13.612.6
Avg Projection177.3181.8
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank143
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
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Austin EkelerTodd Gurley
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
10 h
#14#18
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
15 h
#13#18
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
24 h
#17#16
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#14#13
   
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1 d
#19#28
   
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1 d
#13#16
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#13#17
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
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1 d
#13#17
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#15#16
   
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BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#13#17
   
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2 d
#13#15
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#12#17
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
2 d
#14#18
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
2 d
#17#10
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#13#15
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 d
#13#14
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#13#18
   
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2 d
#12#17
   
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#13#18
   
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The Athletic
3 d
#18#23
   
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3 d
#14#17
   
Mark RossM. Ross
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3 d
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Razzball
4 d
#14#25
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
4 d
#14#15
   
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Win My Fantasy League
4 d
#19#12
   
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4 d
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4 d
#14#13
   
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5 d
#17#14
   
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5 d
#13#14
   
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5 d
#16#15
   
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5 d
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5 d
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6 d
#16#17
   
Richard KingR. King
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6 d
#13#11
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
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6 d
#14#15
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
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7 d
#20#11
   
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7 d
#15#13
   
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#16#19
   
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#14#16
   
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#19#16
   
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1 w
#11#17
   
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1 w
#13#15
   
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1 w
#14#16
   
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1 w
#14#16
   
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#12#17
   
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1 w
#14#15
   
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#25#16
   
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1 w
#13#9
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
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1 w
#13#15
   
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2 w
#14#16
   
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#16#15
   
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2 w
#13#24
   
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2 w
#13#16
   
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#19#13
   
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Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#14#15
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#14#15
   
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Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#13#16
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#18#15
   
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Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#14#17
   
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Going For 2
2 w
#6#9
   
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2 w
#15#16
   
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SkullKing Football
3 w
#15#16
   
3 w
#17#20
   
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RotoBaller
3 w
#15#14
   
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The Touchdown
3 w
#7#16
   
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3 w
#19#26
   
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New Life Fantasy
3 w
#13#24
   
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Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#15#18
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#17#14
   
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FTN
2 d
#14#15
   
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4 w
#14#23
   
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3 d
#13#17
   
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4 d
#10#15
   
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06/07
#12#17
   
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4 w
#13#17
   
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06/02
#14#15
   
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1 w
#16#17
   
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05/29
#16#17
   
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05/24
#14#16
   
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4 w
#18#17
   
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Gridiron Experts
1 w
#12#13
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#12#13
   
Kyle AugustK. August
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05/25
#13#19
   
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05/16
#5#11
   
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CBS Sports
05/12
#12#16
   
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05/11
#18#15
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
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05/08
#12#16
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
06/10
#4#16
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#14#16
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#14#15
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#14#16
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#18#13
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN vs. SEA
Week 2 vs. KC at DAL
Week 3 vs. CAR vs. CHI
Week 4 at TB at GB
Week 5 at NO vs. CAR
Week 6 vs. NYJ at MIN
Week 7 at MIA vs. DET
Week 8 vs. JAC at CAR
Week 9 vs. LV vs. DEN
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at DEN at NO
Week 12 at BUF vs. LV
Week 13 vs. NE vs. NO
Week 14 vs. ATL at LAC
Week 15 at LV vs. TB
Week 16 vs. DEN at KC
Week 17 at KC at TB
Player Projections Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts160.0206.5
Rush Yards708.1867.4
Rush TDs4.27.9
   
Receiving
   
Receptions65.346.2
Rec Yards624.5360.8
Rec TDs3.72.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points177.3181.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley
2019 Points 
Week 133.410.1
Week 217.312.7
Week 38.14.3
Week 424.219.0
Week 57.315.7
Week 62.8
Week 718.511.4
Week 88.210.4
Week 99.3
Week 1010.87.3
Week 1113.217.3
Week 121.9
Week 1312.717.5
Week 1427.317.3
Week 158.117.8
Week 166.916.8
Week 178.98.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley
2019 Targets 
Week 171
Week 264
Week 371
Week 4511
Week 5165
Week 64
Week 781
Week 831
Week 94
Week 1024
Week 11123
Week 123
Week 1351
Week 1454
Week 1576
Week 1662
Week 17112
Notes for Player Combination
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley
Expert 
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 returnNo Rams RB averaged over 3.8 a carry. Despite all the Gurley concerns, he still had 250 touches on the year, and graded equally as well in the run as the previous 2 years according to whatever PFF uses. His line play was terrible, 26th in the league. He now steps into just a favorable situation, behind a top 10 run blocking line in 2019, where his pass catching work should pop back up, even if TDs aren't quite as high, to provide another 250 touch season, and borderline RB1 potential as long as the knees allow it.
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.Gurley is going to be given all the touches he can handle in this Falcons offense, if he can stay healthy. If he proves that he can handle a significant workload, he'll easily outperform his ADP this season. However, there are legitimate reasons to doubt that he'll be able to withstand a heavy workload ever again, which makes him an incredibly risky pick.
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 territoryNew team, same cherished bell cow role, unfortunately he doesn't get new knees with move to ATL - at No. 15 RB ADP, feels like a little more risk than reward
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.The Rams offense was in complete disarray last year, as their offensive line started to crumble, which dragged Gurley's efficiency down the drain. He did show that he's still able to handle a big workload down the stretch, finishing with 98 touches over the final five games. Now going to the Falcons, who have one of the better offensive lines in football, with little competition, Gurley could return to RB1 status. It's a high-scoring offense where the running backs have averaged 1,383 yards and 9.7 touchdowns on the ground, while averaging another 572 yards and 4.7 touchdowns through the air over the last three years. With Ito Smith and Brian Hill the only running backs behind him, Gurley should receive most of the work/production.
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.Gurley will have a new lease on life in Atlanta and he did have 14 touchdowns last year, but he also averaged only 3.8 yards per carry, had very few big plays, and his arthritic condition in his knee makes him a dicey flex option.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 Atlanta is a great landing spot for Todd Gurley--he should walk right into the 17.4 touches/game that Devonta vacated. Still a 4th rounder with durability concerns. Initial Gurley projection with Atlanta is 235 carries, 965 rushing yards, 8 rushing TD, 61 targets, 340 receiving yards, 2 receiving TD.