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  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Kenneth Dixon
RB - BAL
Kenneth Dixon
 
 
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ECR# 58# 70-
Best Rank# 41# 48-
Worst Rank# 83# 84-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total79.90.0-
Avg Game5.7-
Avg Projection77.756.3-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank812-
    
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  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Kenneth Dixon
RB - BAL
Kenneth Dixon
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. KC vs. BUF
Week 2 at BUF at CIN
Week 3 at LAR vs. DEN
Week 4 vs. SF at PIT
Week 5 vs. OAK at CLE
Week 6 at CLE at TEN
Week 7 vs. TEN vs. NO
Week 8BYE WEEK at CAR
Week 9 at SEA vs. PIT
Week 10 at OAKBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. DEN vs. CIN
Week 12 vs. ARI vs. OAK
Week 13 at PIT at ATL
Week 14 vs. CIN at KC
Week 15 at KC vs. TB
Week 16 vs. BAL at LAC
Week 17 at DEN vs. CLE
  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Kenneth Dixon
RB - BAL
Kenneth Dixon
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts88.551.8
Rush Yards340.3271.7
Rush TDs2.31.9
   
Receiving
   
Receptions29.719.9
Rec Yards250.8147.8
Rec TDs1.60.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points77.756.3
   
  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Kenneth Dixon
RB - BAL
Kenneth Dixon
2017 Points 
Week 11.8
Week 20.0
Week 30.6
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
Kenneth Dixon
RB - BAL
Kenneth Dixon
2017 Targets 
Week 12
Week 20
Week 31
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
Kenneth Dixon
RB - BAL
Kenneth Dixon
Expert 
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.After a torn MCL delayed Dixon's NFL debut in 2016, a torn meniscus ended his sophomore season before it began. He also received a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's PED policy before the injury, so there are red flags galore heading into his latest comeback. Yet he once seemed poised to assume an expanded role in Baltimore's backfield, so he's a tempting late-draft flier.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Could be in for a workhorse workload if Gordon goes downCould easily be named starter in season
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.Had Dixon not suffered a season-ending injury last season, we may just be talking about him as a top 15 running back headed into this fantasy season. The fact is that Baltimore raved about him so don't be shocked if he gets a crack at touches even with Alex Collins ahead of him for now.
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. Don't forget about the guy that the Ravens were extremely high on coming into last year before he suffered a season-ending injury. While I expected him to compete for the starting job, Dixon was dealing with an injury during training camp and is reportedly on the roster bubble. He's just a backup at this point in time.
Staff Rankings
QB List
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.Dixon has been hyped as a potential star running back for the Ravens for a long time now, but I think that's about dead with the rise of Alex Collins. Will Dixon get work? Yes, but I don't think he's going to be much more than a change-of-pace back with Javorius Allen as the passing-down back. I'm a believer in the idea that Collins earned this gig last year and that John Harbaugh isn't giving it away easily.
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.I like Dixon enough to take a risk on him due to the fact that he could see plenty of work if he's fully healthy and ready for the season. Camp reports will go a long way to seeing if he is poised to cut into Alex Collins' workload, but I still expect Dixon to see work in the passing game either way.