Who Should I Start? - Week 2

Austin Ekeler or Amari Cooper

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
at WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 14# 28-
Best Rank# 3# 14-
Worst Rank# 56# 48-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET at WAS-
Matchup Rank123-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total33.416.6-
Avg Game33.416.6-
Week 133.416.6-
    
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WeatherIndoor80 F, Clear-
    
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  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND
12 rush, 58 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 96 yds, 2 td
vs. NYG
9 tar, 6 rec, 106 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at DET at WAS
Week 3 vs. HOU vs. MIA
Week 4 at MIA at NO
Week 5 vs. DEN vs. GB
Week 6 vs. PIT at NYJ
Week 7 at TEN vs. PHI
Week 8 at CHIBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. GB at NYG
Week 10 at OAK vs. MIN
Week 11 vs. KC at DET
Week 12BYE WEEK at NE
Week 13 at DEN vs. BUF
Week 14 at JAC at CHI
Week 15 vs. MIN vs. LAR
Week 16 vs. OAK at PHI
Week 17 at KC vs. WAS
  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
2019 Points 
Week 133.416.6
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  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
2019 Targets 
Week 179
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  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
at WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Detroit had a hard time stopping RB David Johnson last week and Ekeler is making people forget about RB Melvin Gordon. He is a RB1 on the road this week.Cooper looked good in the season opener and he should have WR1 value against a suspect Washington secondary.
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
Ekeler scored three touchdowns in Week 1, but perhaps even more importantly, he played three times as many snaps as Justin Jackson. A big chunk of Ekeler's fantasy value comes from his role in the passing game -- he put up 96 yards and 2 of his 3 TDs last week as a receiver out of the backfield -- and his targets should only grow now that Hunter Henry is set to miss at least a month of action. Ekeler has emerged as a bonafide RB1, and that's how he should be treated for a Week 2 trip to Detroit. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
You were warned that the Colts didn't allow a 100-yard rusher last year, but you were also warned that Ekeler would be the leader of that Chargers backfield in a 65/35 split. The lack of rushing yards (58) didn't hold Ekeler back at all, as he racked up another 96 yards through the air and scored three total touchdowns en route to the No. 2 running back finish of the week. Jackson looked very good as well, though Ekeler has the job on lock. Ekeler will have to do something similar this week, as the Lions run defense is legit. We saw David Johnson rack up six catches for 55 yards and a touchdown through the air against them last week, which is a continuation of what we saw from the Lions defense last year when they allowed seven running backs to tally four or more receptions against them, including four running backs who caught at least six balls. With the offensive line a bit shaky, expect Rivers to rely on Ekeler in the passing game again. He needs to be in lineups as a middling RB2 who doesn't need to gain a whole lot on the ground to be fantasy relevant.