RB - LAC
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After seeing Ekeler's contract extension this offseason, it seemed a little light for a workhorse, leading many to believe they'd draft a running back early on. They waited until the fourth round to select UCLA's Joshua Kelley, who's a bigger complementary back. The Chargers offense isn't likely going to be as high scoring as it was with Philip Rivers under center, but Ekeler remains the top dog in the backfield. Still, don't just anticipate this offense is going to be as potent, or that he'll have as many scoring opportunities, which is why he's best-suited as a high-end RB2 than an RB1.
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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.
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.
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|ECR||Best||Worst||# of Experts|
|Draft||RB #10||RB #5||RB #20||65|
ECR vs ADP
|Rush Att||Rush Yds||Rush Tds||Recs||Rec Yds||Rec Tds||Fumbles||Points|
|Rush Yds||Rush Tds||Recs||Points|
|Last 3 Weeks||25.3||0||6.3||8|
|Season to Date||34.8||0.2||5.8||13.6|
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|OPP||Rush Yds||Rush Tds||Recs||Points|
|Week 17||@ KC||46||0||9||8.9|
|Week 16||vs. LV||11||0||5||6.9|
|Week 15||vs. MIN||19||0||5||8.1|
|Week 14||@ JAC||101||0||4||27.3|
Joe Mixon RB-CIN
recommended by 63% of experts
Kenyan Drake RB-ARI
recommended by 52% of experts
Miles Sanders RB-PHI
recommended by 46% of experts
Nick Chubb RB-CLE
recommended by 26% of experts
|1.||Derek Lofland||RB #14|
|5.||Heath Cummings||RB #7|
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