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Austin Ekeler

Austin Ekeler is a very safe first-round pick

By FantasyPros Staff | Sat, May 14th 2022, 12:48am EDT

Austin Ekeler is worth drafting at his ADP of 2 as the consensus #5 overall player. With a projection of 18.7 touches per game (13.9 carries and 4.8 receptions), Ekeler has a strong workload that's hard for running backs to come by. He's the top dog among running backs on the Chargers, with Isaiah Spiller and Joshua Kelley behind him. The Chargers have the 10th-worst schedule for running backs.