RB - LAC - IR
Week 7 Outlook
Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) has officially been placed on IR and will miss the team’s next three games.
Ekeler will now be out until at least Week 8, and the team could decide to hold him out through their Week 10 Bye just to play it safe with his injury. Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson are both in line for an increased workload while Ekeler is out for at least three games.
Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 5, but head coach Anthony Lynn still does not know if he’ll be placed on short-term IR.
It was reported that Ekeler could miss four to six weeks, but maybe it’s less than that if the Chargers don’t think he’ll need the full three weeks on IR. For those with Ekeler, hang tight and hope that he’s back sooner rather than later. In the meantime, Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson will shoulder the load out of the backfield.
Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) received a second opinion on his injury from Week 4 and is still on course to miss four to six weeks.
No surgical procedure is required, so Ekeler will be in full-blown rehab mode until he returns to the field in hopefully a little over a month. The Chargers are likely to put him on IR ahead of Week 5 to open up a roster spot and potentially bring in another RB as insurance. The team worked out Kalen Ballage, but it’ll be Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson leading the way out of the backfield for the Chargers while Ekeler is out. Both Kelley and Jackson make for intriguing fantasy options. Kelley has seen more carries this season, but Jackson has been hurt most of the year. Expect some sort of time share between the two backs for the next four to six weeks in Ekeler’s absence.
An MRI Tuesday revealed that Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler is dealing with a Grade 2 hamstring strain and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Josh Kelley and Justin Jackson will take over the Chargers' backfield in his absence. Kelley, a rookie out of UCLA, has played well this year, but fumbling has been an issue. Jackson returned to the field Sunday after missing time with a quad injury. Both RBs are unproven, but the lead back in Los Angeles has RB2 value. Kelley and Jackson should be rostered in all formats moving forward.
RB Austin Ekeler reportedly suffered a serious hamstring injury in Sunday’s Week 4 loss to the Buccaneers. He will most likely be placed on the injured reserve and could return at some point during the regular season.
Ekeler exited Sunday’s Week 4 loss again the Buccaneers early with a hamstring injury. He will most likely be placed on the injured reserve and is week-to-week. Ekeler will return at some point during the season, but no official timetable was given. Look for Josh Kelley and Justin Jackson to lead the Chargers’ backfield while Ekeler is sidelined.