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  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Darren Sproles
RB - PHI
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total79.911.4-
Avg Game5.73.8-
Avg Projection77.758.5-
    
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  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Darren Sproles
RB - PHI
Darren Sproles
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. KC vs. ATL
Week 2 at BUF at TB
Week 3 at LAR vs. IND
Week 4 vs. SF at TEN
Week 5 vs. OAK vs. MIN
Week 6 at CLE at NYG
Week 7 vs. TEN vs. CAR
Week 8BYE WEEK at JAC
Week 9 at SEABYE WEEK
Week 10 at OAK vs. DAL
Week 11 vs. DEN at NO
Week 12 vs. ARI vs. NYG
Week 13 at PIT vs. WAS
Week 14 vs. CIN at DAL
Week 15 at KC at LAR
Week 16 vs. BAL vs. HOU
Week 17 at DEN at WAS
  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Darren Sproles
RB - PHI
Darren Sproles
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts88.548.9
Rush Yards340.3210.0
Rush TDs2.31.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions29.730.4
Rec Yards250.8251.7
Rec TDs1.61.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points77.758.5
   
  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Darren Sproles
RB - PHI
Darren Sproles
2017 Points 
Week 11.84.5
Week 20.05.8
Week 30.61.1
Week 411.8
Week 52.8
Week 60.9
Week 710.4
Week 82.1
Week 9
Week 1021.9
Week 1111.8
Week 127.0
Week 134.0
Week 144.9
Week 15-0.1
Week 16
Week 17
  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Darren Sproles
RB - PHI
Darren Sproles
2017 Targets 
Week 128
Week 204
Week 310
Week 42
Week 56
Week 62
Week 74
Week 81
Week 9
Week 105
Week 112
Week 123
Week 133
Week 143
Week 151
Week 160
Week 170
  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Darren Sproles
RB - PHI
Darren Sproles
Expert 
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Could be in for a workhorse workload if Gordon goes downWill see pass game work in what looks to be his final season
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Ekeler finished his rookie campaign as PPR's RB45 despite receiving his first carry (a 35-yard TD) in Week 4. There's a solid chance he'll outperform a RB62 ADP that's weirdly later than his standard RB59 placement, but there's little upside in selecting a change-of-pace back likely stuck in that role even if Melvin Gordon gets injured. 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Ekeler will score a few touchdowns as he gets some third-down work like last season, but even if Melvin Gordon were to go down with an injury, it seems likely that Ekeler would split to backfield with Justin Jackson, essentially limiting Ekeler's ceiling to a flex play.Sproles may be old, but he has been an RB3 or better in 5 of the past 6 years he was healthy including two years ago. The Eagles are saying he will get plenty of snaps, and while his workload will clearly be limited, it should be enough to warrant flex starts once the bye weeks and injuries roll in.
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I expect Ekeler to be the primary backup to Melvin Gordon rather than Justin Jackson. Let's not forget that Ekeler was a top-20 back in three weeks last year (including a #3 finish in Week 10). Still, as it stands, Ekeler is a handcuff to Gordon, just one that could be a good fantasy option if Gordon gets hurt. 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Ekeler looked good in limited work last season, and if Melvin Gordon were to go down, he would likely split work with Justin Jackson.Sproles is consistent when getting work but should be the third running back option this season, as a 35-year-old and coming off a knee injury, I don't think we can count on him seeing a big workload on offense.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It seemed that while the Chargers used Ekeler in an extended role while Melvin Gordon was dinged up last year, they wanted to upgrade their depth chart. While some will see that they didn't draft a running back until the seventh-round and think Ekeler is fine, you have to know that Justin Jackson (that pick) would've gone earlier if he didn't have so much mileage on his body. He was best-suited for a backup role, while Ekeler is likely the new Branden Oliver. He's going to be 35 years old this season, so there's plenty of reason to worry about his production, but whenever he's been on the field, he's done a fine job. In the first year of Doug Pederson's offense, he totaled 146 touches for 865 yards and four touchdowns. Many are chasing Jay Ajayi, but he was playing less than 30 snaps per game down the stretch in 2017. Prior to getting hurt, Sproles played 34 and 50 snaps in the first two weeks of 2018. By bringing him back, he'll be part of the gameplan, but he may take on a lesser role with Corey Clement emerging. Sproles remains the only running back to have played more than 43 snaps under Pederson, and he did it four times in 17 games. Rumors from training camp suggest that he looks like the same player he's always been, which would mean he'll make the 53-man roster.