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Experts' Pick
 
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 3# 5-
Best Rank# 1# 2-
Worst Rank# 9# 9-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total90.5273.8-
Avg Game12.917.1-
Avg Projection233.0250.6-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank2823-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CLE vs. LV
Week 2 at NYG at KC
Week 3 vs. NO vs. JAC
Week 4 vs. ARI at HOU
Week 5 vs. SF at CLE
Week 6 at LAR vs. DEN
Week 7 vs. TB vs. SEA
Week 8 at ATLBYE WEEK
Week 9 at CIN at ATL
Week 10 vs. ATL at SF
Week 11 at BAL vs. KC
Week 12 vs. DEN at ARI
Week 13BYE WEEK at LV
Week 14 at SEA vs. MIA
Week 15 vs. PIT vs. TEN
Week 16 vs. DET at IND
Week 17 at TB vs. LAR
Week 18 at NO at DEN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts233.3222.7
Rush Yards1,029.9980.1
Rush TDs7.69.8
   
Receiving
   
Receptions85.575.7
Rec Yards691.6662.4
Rec TDs3.25.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points233.0250.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Points 
Week 118.711.7
Week 219.713.5
Week 34.016.7
Week 426.5
Week 527.9
Week 65.5
Week 7
Week 818.4
Week 910.68.2
Week 1016.111.9
Week 1117.935.5
Week 123.515.9
Week 1312.4
Week 1414.4
Week 1514.2
Week 16
Week 1717.2
Week 1823.9
Total90.5273.8
Average12.917.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Targets 
Week 190
Week 269
Week 326
Week 45
Week 55
Week 67
Week 7
Week 810
Week 953
Week 10106
Week 1187
Week 1218
Week 135
Week 144
Week 154
Week 16
Week 173
Week 1812
Notes for Player Combination
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Expert 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
The biggest gamble of 2022 drafts: league-winning upside vs. season-ending injury downsideIn PPR formats, has highest Fantasy Points per Touch mark among RBs over the past 3 seasons (min. 30 games)
Justin Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football
The most dynamic exciting player in the NFL when he is on the field, but can he stay healthy? that's the gamble you have to take with CMCThis 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.
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
We all know the deal with CMC. When healthy, he's easily the best player in all of fantasy football. He played in four games in 2021 with at least a 50% snap share and his PPR fantasy finishes were RB1, RB3, RB4 and RB3. McCaffrey averaged 26 fantasy points per game. Considering the extent of CMC's injuries have not resulted in major surgeries or completely torn ligaments, I like him bouncing back to form in 2022. I like that the Panthers are already putting him in preseason bubble wrap to make sure he's full-go for Week 1. Four of the Panthers' 5 wins last season came when CMC was active and playing.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.
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
The injury concerns for Christian McCaffrey are justified. Since 2020 he's dealt with an ankle sprain, thigh injury, AC joint sprain, and high ankle sprain, missing 18 games. When he's on the field, though, he's still a top-three running back. Last season in the five games he played at least 48% of the snaps, he averaged 20.1 (0.5 PPR) fantasy points per game. This would have placed him as the RB3 in weekly fantasy scoring behind only Jonathan Taylor and Derrick Henry. 
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
When McCaffrey is healthy, he is arguably the best fantasy running back in the NFL. The problem is he has played only 10 games the last two years and he is never healthy at the end of the year. He is going to be one of the most intriguing fantasy players of 2022 as fantasy managers grapple with the talent versus the risk of injury.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.