RB - LAC
According to Austin Ekeler's agent, the Chargers have given permission for the RB to seek a trade.
Ekeler and Los Angeles have made no headway on a new contract, which led to this outcome. The 27-year-old finished as RB1 in half-PPR fantasy leagues last season. Any alteration to his fantasy value would depend on the landing spot.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler has requested permission to speak with other teams about a potential trade.
According to Schefter, the news comes after the Chargers and Ekeler were unable to agree on terms regarding an extension. Ekeler has been one of the most productive fantasy and real-life athletes over the last few seasons, amounting to 1,826 rushing yards, 177 catches and 38 total touchdowns over the last two seasons. Ekeler has been a staple at the top of PPR leagues.
Austin Ekeler rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in Sunday's win against the Los Angeles Rams. He also caught all four of his targets for 39 yards.
Ekeler showed out on Sunday, solidifying his position as the leading RB in fantasy. He has 18 total touchdowns, three more than the next running back, Jamaal Williams, and more than a handful of quarterbacks including Andy Dalton, Kyler Murray and Russell Wilson. Ekeler has been everything and more for fantasy managers who spent a top pick on him. The Chargers close the season against the Denver Broncos next week.
Austin Ekeler (knee) practiced in full on Friday and has been removed from the Chargers' injury report. He will play in Week 17 versus the Rams.
Ekeler has been a steady force this season, amassing 759 rushing yards, 647 receiving yards, and 16 touchdowns en route to ranking as the RB1 in PPR formats. He should continue to be started in 100 percent of leagues this week.
Austin Ekeler was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday.
Ekeler didn't seem to be banged up after seeing 22 touches in Monday's win over the Colts. He should be good to go to play this week against the Rams.
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