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Kenyan Drake or Austin Ekeler

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Expert
Recommendation

85%
Recommended by
80 of 94 experts
15%
Recommended by
14 of 94 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 85% 15%
Top RB Experts100%0%
Top Player Experts70%30%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 13
Best Rank# 6# 4
Worst Rank# 27# 25
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total164.2217.0
Avg Game11.713.6
Avg Projection194.0177.3
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank1914
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Kenyan DrakeAustin Ekeler
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
6 h
#12#14
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
7 h
#9#13
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#11#14
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
11 h
#17#13
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
15 h
#13#14
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
17 h
#11#13
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
18 h
#12#14
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
19 h
#27#19
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
20 h
#15#17
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
23 h
#12#17
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
#12#14
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
2 d
#16#17
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
2 d
#11#17
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#16#13
   
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#12#13
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
#9#12
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#11#12
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
2 d
#10#13
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#12#13
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#12#16
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#11#13
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#12#15
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#11#16
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
3 d
#23#13
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
3 d
#12#14
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
4 d
#14#20
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
4 d
#10#15
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#8#19
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
5 d
#12#16
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
4for4.com
5 d
#11#14
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
5 d
#13#17
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
5 d
#14#19
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
6 d
#13#11
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
6 d
#12#15
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
6 d
#11#13
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
6 d
#12#14
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
6 d
#12#14
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
6 d
#14#12
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
6 d
#12#17
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
7 d
#6#13
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
7 d
#11#14
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
7 d
#11#25
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
1 w
#10#13
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
1 w
#11#13
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 w
#12#14
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 w
#11#13
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 w
#12#16
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
Redshirts Fantasy Football
1 w
#10#13
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
1 w
#8#13
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 w
#10#13
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
1 w
#10#15
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
1 w
#10#19
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
1 w
#9#14
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 w
#6#14
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#11#13
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 w
#13#18
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#8#14
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 w
#8#6
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#11#12
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#9#15
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
2 w
#12#15
   
2 w
#12#17
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 w
#19#15
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
3 w
#11#7
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 w
#10#19
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#12#13
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
3 w
#8#14
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#12#15
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#12#17
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
4 w
#10#14
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 w
#8#14
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
Redshirts Fantasy Football
4 w
#9#13
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
20 h
#6#10
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#11#12
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
06/07
#11#13
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
4 w
#11#13
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
Lukas Kacer
06/02
#12#14
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
1 w
#10#16
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#11#16
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#11#14
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
4 w
#10#18
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#14#12
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#16#12
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#12#13
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#13#5
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#11#12
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#11#18
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#11#12
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
4 w
#12#4
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#12#14
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#11#14
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#11#14
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
6 d
#18#16
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#16#18
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF at CIN
Week 2 vs. WAS vs. KC
Week 3 vs. DET vs. CAR
Week 4 at CAR at TB
Week 5 at NYJ at NO
Week 6 at DAL vs. NYJ
Week 7 vs. SEA at MIA
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. JAC
Week 9 vs. MIA vs. LV
Week 10 vs. BUFBYE WEEK
Week 11 at SEA at DEN
Week 12 at NE at BUF
Week 13 vs. LAR vs. NE
Week 14 at NYG vs. ATL
Week 15 vs. PHI at LV
Week 16 vs. SF vs. DEN
Week 17 at LAR at KC
Player Projections Comparison
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts208.9160.0
Rush Yards952.9708.1
Rush TDs7.64.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions54.465.3
Rec Yards422.1624.5
Rec TDs2.33.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points194.0177.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
2019 Points 
Week 12.733.4
Week 24.817.3
Week 35.28.1
Week 47.324.2
Week 57.3
Week 67.02.8
Week 75.818.5
Week 88.2
Week 924.29.3
Week 104.110.8
Week 118.013.2
Week 12
Week 135.112.7
Week 146.727.3
Week 1538.68.1
Week 1630.46.9
Week 1714.38.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
2019 Targets 
Week 137
Week 266
Week 367
Week 455
Week 516
Week 694
Week 748
Week 83
Week 944
Week 1072
Week 11712
Week 12
Week 1355
Week 1435
Week 1517
Week 1646
Week 17411
Notes for Player Combination
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Expert 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
A risky first round pick, but a guy essentially in a contract year who could be a 3-down back in what I think will be one of the best offenses in the league this season. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Drake should put up insane numbers this season in this offense. There are a lot of great options in the top-10 RBs right now, but Drake truly has the potential to explode this season. A top-5 finish is not out of the question.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.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Kenyan Drake is 26 years old, but only 456 career carries with a 4.8 YPC average. He was the RB3 weeks 9-16 with 20.3 ppr ppg. 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
ARI RBs ranked 3rd in FAN PTS per Touch in 2019, and only D. Henry, CMC were better at RB in FAN PPG from Weeks 9-17 after Drake seized control of backfield92 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 territory
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
ARZ threw to the RB 103 times last year. Assuming Edmonds gets his 20 or so like 2019, That should provide a safe floor for Drake in 2020. ARZ Kenyan Drake was a different beast: ARZ: 18.9 touches per game, 15.9PPG, 8 TDs MIA: 11.5 touches per game, 7.6PPG, 0 TDs Normally, I might be concerned about the limited sample, but the only person he didn't come in and immediately replace last year was of course not on the roster last year, 7th round pick, Eno Benjamin. His contract is interesting after 2020, in that there isn't one, so enjoy the rideI'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 return
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's crazy to see Kenyan Drake not getting the respect he deserved when he performed the way he did under Kliff Kingsbury last year. Since coming over in Week 9, he was the No. 4 running back through the remainder of the fantasy season, and the Cardinals liked him enough to move on from David Johnson and not draft a running back until the seventh round.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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Drake was a star for the Cardinals, in 8 games he had 814 yards from scrimmage and 8 touchdowns in 2019. The Cardinals have signed him to a one-year deal and he should be the featured back with RB David Johnson gone. Drake is a RB1 with upside.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.