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Austin Ekeler

Austin Ekeler

RB - LAC
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 25College: Western State

2020 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 14th
Draft Rank (ECR) #31
Best / Worst #7 / #57
ADP #25

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Ekeler dominated as the lead back early on last season but so much of it was touchdown dependent, then his rushing efficiency suffered dearly. There is a chance he can be a three-down back, but more likely, Justin Jackson will fill the early-down Melvin Gordon role with Ekeler remaining a sturdy fantasy football RB2.

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Austin Ekeler to be part of a running-back-by-committee offense in LA?

With Melvin Gordon now in Denver, Chargers RB Austin Ekeler sits atop the depth chart in Los Angeles, but head coach Anthony Lynn remains adamant that Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley will share the load in the backfield.

Fantasy Impact

Coach Lynn doesn’t want to lose the versatility and flexibility Ekeler brings to the Chargers offense, and thus has said he will be the starter entrenched in a RBBC in Los Angeles. While this may sound like a fantasy downgrade for Ekeler, we’re not particularly worried. Even with the presence of Gordon last season, Ekeler still managed to finish as the fourth-highest scoring RB in PPR leagues. He might not be an every down back, but he’ll be lined up all over the field, and should see a production similar to what he saw last season. He’s currently ranked #14 in FantasyPros consensus RB rankings, but he could easily finish as an RB1 in PPR leagues this year. Draft Ekeler with confidence.

Adam Koffler - 13 weeks ago
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #14RB #6RB #2369
Dynasty RB #13RB #7RB #1721
ADP
ConsensusFFCFantraxMFLCBS
Overall#25#20#26--
Running Backs#14#13#14#11-
ECR vs ADP
Projections
(2020)
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Projections (2020)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
160.1708.64.265.3622.93.71.6177.4
History
Statistics
(avgs.)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week46098.9
Last 3 Weeks25.306.38
Season to Date34.80.25.813.6
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17@ KC46098.9
Week 16vs. LV11056.9
Week 15vs. MIN19058.1
Week 14@ JAC1010427.3
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
OppSummary
Next Game@ CIN5th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesKC, CAR, TB8th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)ATL, LV, DEN20th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--14th easiest remaining opponents
Who Should I Draft?
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Most Accurate Experts
for Austin Ekeler
Most accurate experts for Austin Ekeler
1.Derek LoflandRB #19
2.Matthew Freedman-
T-3.Alan Harrison-
T-3.Thor Akerley-
5.Heath CummingsRB #13
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