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Austin Ekeler

Austin Ekeler

RB - LAC

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 27College: Western Colorado (CO)

2022 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #3
Best / Worst #2 / #10
ADP #3

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Austin Ekeler isn't used as a true three-down workhorse, but it's hard to tell based on the actual amount of touches he sees in the Los Angeles Chargers offense. At 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, Ekeler finished 8th in the NFL in total touches (276) and 14th in touches per game (17.2).

But the raw touches hardly showcase the fantasy value Ekeler possesses, because he often commands an extremely high-share of high-value targets ie. targets and red-zone opportunities.

His 13.9% target share and 70 receptions ranked second behind only Najee Harris. Ekeler's 18 red-zone touchdowns and 63 red-zone touches ranked first and second respectively.

With such a secure role as a receiver out of the backfield and as a featured red-zone weapon in a high-powered offense, it's hard to imagine a healthy Ekeler not returning at least top-5 fantasy status in 2022. He wrapped a bow on the 2021 season as the RB3 in points per game and RB2 overall in half-point scoring.

5/2: Line beefed up, but Spiller is also most legit RB he's ever had to share a backfield with

Ekeler had a breakout elite RB1 year with 1,459 yards from scrimmage and 18 touchdowns in the fantasy season. He should be an elite RB1 playing with Justin Herbert in 2022.

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