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Austin Ekeler

Austin Ekeler

RB - Washington Commanders

Height: 5' 9"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 28College: Western Colorado

2024 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #102
Best / Worst #66 / #126
ADP #53

Roster %

 
Yahoo
99%
 
ESPN
85%
 
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DraftKings
Austin Ekeler agrees to two-year deal with the Commanders

Austin Ekeler is signing with the Commanders on a two-year deal worth up to $11.43 million.

Fantasy Impact

Ekeler finds a new home after spending the first seven seasons of his career with the Chargers. He will likely step into the lead role with Brian Robinson handling a short-yardage and goal line role. It was a step back for Ekeler last season in efficiency, but he'll look to bounce back now with the Commanders.

Ari Koslow6 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler drawing interest from Giants

Austin Ekeler is slated to test the open market when free agency begins this week after the Chargers appear ready to move on from their star running back. One team reportedly interested in Ekeler is the New York Giants, who are likely moving on from their own star runner in Saquon Barkley.

Fantasy Impact

Ekeler showed signs of slowing down in 2023 and he is likely headed for a passing-catching role wherever he lands. That being said, the Giants' offense should be improved from the 2023 season and would be a decent landing spot for Ekeler. In addition to Ekeler, the Giants have also been rumored to have interest in Tony Pollard. Stay tuned.

Matthew Adam6 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler expected to explore free agency

The Chargers are expected to let Austin Ekeler explore free agency.

Fantasy Impact

Ekeler has spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Chargers, initially playing behind Melvin Gordon before eventually taking over the lead role. He could still return to the Chargers under new coach Jim Harbaugh, but he'll test free agency.

Ari Koslow8 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler runs for 46 yards in Week 17

Austin Ekeler carried the ball 13 times for 46 yards and caught one of his two targets for four yards while losing a fumble in a 16-9 loss to the Broncos in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact

Ekeler's late-season slide continues as he's been held to one touchdown over his past seven games and only has eight catches in over the past three contests. The veteran running back will look to regroup ahead of a Week 18 matchup against the Chiefs.

Matthew Adam16 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler logs 86 total yards in Week 16

Austin Ekeler rushed the ball 15 times for 65 yards and caught three passes for 21 yards in Saturday's 24-22 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Impact

Ekeler had decent efficiency on Saturday with 4.3 yards per carry on 15 attempts, but that didn't translate into much fantasy success for him. He wasn't able to get in the end zone at all, and although his three receptions on the ground is solid, it wasn't enough to elevate his performance that much. He's been very disappointing this year and is a candidate to be benched for the remainder of the season.

Leo Sells17 weeks ago