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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
 
 
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Recommended by
68 of 69 experts
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Recommended by
1 of 69 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 3# 18-
Best Rank# 2# 9-
Worst Rank# 9# 25-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total273.8208.2-
Avg Game17.111.6-
Avg Projection250.3162.9-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank2318-
    
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Expert Ranks 
Austin EkelerEzekiel ElliottAdd Player
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
33 m
#5#28-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
4 h
#4#12-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
5 h
#2#16-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
14 h
#4#17-
    
Derek Brown D. Brown
FantasyPros FantasyPros
23 h
#8#17-
    
Matt Donnelly M. Donnelly
Dynasty Vipers Dynasty Vipers
24 h
#2#23-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#4#25-
    
Luke Sawhook L. Sawhook
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#7#16-
    
Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
2 d
#7#14-
    
Bo McBrayer B. McBrayer
Going For 2 Going For 2
2 d
#7#16-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
2 d
#6#22-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#8#22-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Front Yard Fantasy Front Yard Fantasy
3 d
#2#19-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
3 d
#5#18-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
3 d
#4#15-
    
Nick Spencer N. Spencer
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#6#18-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#4#9-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
The Athletic The Athletic
3 d
#2#18-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
3 d
#3#13-
    
Tim Metzler T. Metzler
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 d
#4#18-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 d
#5#19-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
4 d
#7#15-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
4 d
#10#6-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
6 d
#2#19-
    
Andersen Pickard A. Pickard
Prime Time Sports Talk Prime Time Sports ...
6 d
#7#13-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
7 d
#2#21-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
Bally Sports Bally Sports
7 d
#2#25-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
7 d
#4#14-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
1 w
#4#17-
    
Austin Lee A. Lee
365 Fantasy Football 365 Fantasy Football
1 w
#9#11-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
1 w
#7#14-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
1 w
#7#13-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#5#16-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 w
#3#20-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
The Game Day The Game Day
2 w
#2#12-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
2 w
#4#17-
    
Connor Rigg C. Rigg
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
2 w
#5#22-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#6#18-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 w
#4#17-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
2 w
#4#19-
    
David Heilman D. Heilman
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
2 w
#2#23-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#2#20-
    
Jeff Bell J. Bell
Footballguys Footballguys
2 w
#2#16-
    
Matt Olson M. Olson
The Pigskin Pow Wow The Pigskin Pow Wow
2 w
#2#17-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 w
#2#13-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
2 w
#3#21-
    
Wyatt Bertolone W. Bertolone
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
2 w
#4#23-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
2 w
#4#22-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 w
#7#21-
    
David Mendelson D. Mendelson
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
2 w
#7#21-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
3 w
#7#19-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
3 w
#4#23-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 w
#4#15-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
3 w
#7#22-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
3 w
#6#23-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
3 w
#2#23-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
3 w
#2#19-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
3 w
#4#16-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
3 w
#6#23-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 w
#4#16-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
3 w
#6#17-
    
Tommy Garrett T. Garrett
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
3 w
#4#17-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
4 w
#2#15-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
4 w
#2#24-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
4 w
#3#18-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 w
#5#17-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
4 w
#2#18-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
04/26
#5#28-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
04/25
#4#20-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LV vs. TB
Week 2 at KC vs. CIN
Week 3 vs. JAC at NYG
Week 4 at HOU vs. WAS
Week 5 at CLE at LAR
Week 6 vs. DEN at PHI
Week 7 vs. SEA vs. DET
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. CHI
Week 9 at ATLBYE WEEK
Week 10 at SF at GB
Week 11 vs. KC at MIN
Week 12 at ARI vs. NYG
Week 13 at LV vs. IND
Week 14 vs. MIA vs. HOU
Week 15 vs. TEN at JAC
Week 16 at IND vs. PHI
Week 17 vs. LAR at TEN
Week 18 at DEN at WAS
Player Projections Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts220.9208.8
Rush Yards947.1845.8
Rush TDs9.68.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions74.435.5
Rec Yards685.1233.3
Rec TDs5.71.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points250.3162.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Points 
Week 111.73.9
Week 213.515.7
Week 316.723.6
Week 426.520.3
Week 527.923.2
Week 65.511.9
Week 7
Week 818.47.3
Week 98.29.6
Week 1011.917.8
Week 1135.56.8
Week 1215.910.9
Week 1312.44.7
Week 1414.48.0
Week 1514.213.2
Week 1616.2
Week 1717.23.0
Week 1823.99.0
Total273.8208.2
Average17.111.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Targets 
Week 102
Week 292
Week 363
Week 451
Week 553
Week 679
Week 7
Week 8106
Week 933
Week 1063
Week 1176
Week 1288
Week 1353
Week 1446
Week 1544
Week 161
Week 1732
Week 18123
Notes for Player Combination
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Expert 
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. 
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
 Ezekiel Elliott is coming off a down season where some of this could be related to the fact he dealt with a partially torn PCL for much of the season (since Week 4). The spliced-up workload and his declining effectiveness could result from the injury or his advancing age and the toll that the NFL has taken on him. Elliott has amassed 1,938 touches (22 per game) over his six-year career, never handling less than 268 touches in any season. Elliott should be viewed as an RB2 in many formats that could slowly dissolve into a high-end RB3 if Tony Pollard gets more run in 2022.
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
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.Elliott is not as efficient as he used to be, for the second straight year he was under 5.0 yards per touch at 4.5. However, he did have 1,199 yards from scrimmage and 12 touchdowns in the fantasy season. He feels like more of a RB2 than RB1, but at 27 years old, he should have another solid year in him.