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Austin Ekeler

Austin Ekeler

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 24College: Western State

Week 15 Outlook

Sun 4:05pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #17
Projection 10.2 pts


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Over the last five weeks, this duo has racked-up a massive 164 touches, or 32.8 per game. Gordon has 102 of them while Ekeler has 62, though Ekeler has kept pace and has actually scored 4.7 more PPR points in that time. After allowing just one team of running backs rush for more than 85 yards over the first eight games, the Vikings have started to show some vulnerability, allowing three of their last five opponents to total 103-plus rushing yards, including a 176-yard, two-touchdown performance from the combination of Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny. The downside is that outside that game against the Seahawks, they've allowed just three running backs to finish better than the RB20. They 123.5 total yards per game they've allowed to the position ranks 10th-best, so it's highly unlikely we get two top-20 running backs against them this week. One thing to note is that running backs have totaled just 53 receptions against them, the third-lowest mark in the NFL, though it's tough to put Ekeler in normal company considering he's tallied at least four receptions in 10-of-13 games. The gamescript could go south, making Ekeler a bit more appealing than usual, which lowers Gordon into middling RB2 territory against the team that's allowed just five rushing touchdowns this year. Ekeler can remain in lineups as a mid-to-low-end RB2 who might outperform Gordon.

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Austin Ekeler explodes versus Jacksonville

Austin Ekeler rushed eight times for 101 yards and had four receptions for 112 yards and one touchdown in the Chargers' 45-10 win over the Jaguars Sunday. He was targeted five times.

Fantasy Impact

Ekeler carried fantasy owners with Sunday's mammoth effort. He continues to produce and is a must-start for the fantasy playoffs.

Justin Mackey - 5 days ago
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 15RB #17RB #15RB #2733
Rest of Season RB #20RB #17RB #255
Dynasty RB #24RB #12RB #297
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week1010427.3
Last 3 Weeks4705.317.7
Season to Date370.25.614.9
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 14@ JAC1010427.3
Week 13@ DEN160412.7
Week 11vs. KC240813.2
Week 10@ OAK190210.8
Strength of Schedule
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Next Gamevs. MIN25th easiest opponent
Playoffs (?)JAC, MIN, OAK8th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--13th easiest remaining opponents
Austin Ekeler


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