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Experts' Pick
 
 
vs. NYG, Thu 8pm EDT
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
vs. DAL, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Sep 18th, 2021
96%
Recommended by
179 of 187 experts
4%
Recommended by
8 of 187 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 9# 15-
Best Rank# 4# 6-
Worst Rank# 15# 20-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NYG vs. DAL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform a little better than their average vs NYGThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform a little better than their average vs DAL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att257
Rush Yds12626
Rush TD10
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total16.111.7-
Avg Game8.111.7-
Avg Projection14.314.2-
Week 18.811.7-
    
Misc 
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC
20 rush, 90 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
at WAS
15 rush, 57 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. NYG vs. DAL
Week 3 at BUF at KC
Week 4 at ATL vs. LV
Week 5 vs. NO vs. CLE
Week 6 vs. KC at BAL
Week 7 at GBBYE WEEK
Week 8 at DEN vs. NE
Week 9BYE WEEK at PHI
Week 10 vs. TB vs. MIN
Week 11 at CAR vs. PIT
Week 12 vs. SEA at DEN
Week 13 at LV at CIN
Week 14 vs. DAL vs. NYG
Week 15 at PHI vs. KC
Week 16 at DAL at HOU
Week 17 vs. PHI vs. DEN
Week 18 at NYG at LV
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. NYG, Thu 8pm EDT
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
vs. DAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts18.112.7
Rush Yards75.456.2
Rush TDs0.70.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.14.9
Rec Yards22.640.6
Rec TDs0.10.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points14.314.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Points 
Week 18.811.7
Week 27.3
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Week 9
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Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
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Week 15
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Week 18
Total16.111.7
Average8.111.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Targets 
Week 150
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Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. NYG, Thu 8pm EDT
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
vs. DAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
While Gibson didn't put up dominant numbers from a fantasy perspective, it's extremely encouraging to see that he logged 23 total touches against the Chargers. The Los Angeles run defense didn't exactly figure to be an easy matchup either, so fantasy managers shouldn't have been expecting a blow-up performance. He was still featured in this offense though and he should be heavily relied upon again this week with Heinecke in at QB. Additionally, the usage of JD McKissic and Jaret Patterson - 3 total touches - is extremely encouraging for Gibson's managers. Gibson has a tougher matchup against the Giants on paper, but they just allowed Melvin Gordon to average 9.2 YPC on them. Gibson should see north of 20 touches again this week and he deserves to be viewed as a top-12 RB again in week two. Otherwise, McKissic and Patterson can be dropped in every redraft league unless you're holding onto them as Gibson's insurance policy. 
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
Gibson sustained a minor shoulder injury in Week 1 but has been practicing and should be good to go for Week 2. He also lost a costly fourth-quarter fumble inside his own 5-yard line that set up the Chargers for the game-winning touchdown. Still Week 1 was encouraging for Gibson stakeholders. He carried 20 times for 90 yards and added three catches for 18 yards. He also played 65% of Washington's offensive snaps, a percentage he reached in only two games last season. And J.D. McKissic saw just one target while Gibson saw five. Gibson has already proven to be a dynamic runner, and we know he can catch. Expanded usage in the passing game is the key to his rise to stardom. This isn't an easy matchup for Gibson, though. The Giants gave up the 10th-fewest rushing yards in 2020, and their Week 1 run defense was reasonably good other than a fourth-quarter lapse that led to a 70-yard TD run by Melvin Gordon.In the Chargers' season opener against Washington, Ekeler carried 15 times for 57 yards and a touchdown, producing decent fantasy numbers even though this pass catcher extraordinaire didn't see a single target. It was the first time Ekeler had gone targetless since November 2018. That seems like an anomaly, particularly since Herbert targeted his backs 156 times in 2020. Rountree, the rookie from Missouri, appears to have won the battle for the RB2 job. He played 22 snaps, Justin Jackson played 11, and Josh Kelley didn't play.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
 Ekeler is a borderline RB1 given his ceiling, but it's hard to pencil him in among the top-12 after he failed to haul in a reception last week. Ekeler's strength is in his pass-catching ability, and while his rushing TD in Week 1 was certainly encouraging, we'll need to see him more involved as a pass-catcher before moving him higher in the rankings.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Giants were 20th against fantasy running backs, Gibson is a good bet for 20 touches on Thursday and he should be a low-end RB1 this week.The Cowboys were 8th against fantasy running backs, but a strong running game is not the strength of the Buccaneers offense. Ekeler should have a huge role against the Cowboys D and he should be a solid RB1 option.