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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
at BAL, Sun 1pm EDT
Deebo Samuel
WR - SF
BYE WEEK
 
 
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Updated: Oct 16th, 2021
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 3-
Best Rank# 2-
Worst Rank# 15-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at BAL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform a little better than their average vs BALThis is a 0 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs -
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total96.379.0-
Avg Game19.315.8-
Week 527.913.1-
    
Misc 
    
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Expert Ranks 
Austin EkelerDeebo SamuelAdd Player
    
Rudy Gamble R. Gamble
Razzball Razzball
11 m
#17-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
12 m
#4-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
22 m
#4-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
31 m
#2-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
35 m
#7-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
1 h
#4-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
2 h
#2-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
2 h
#4-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 h
#7-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
2 h
#4-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 h
#4-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
2 h
#11-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
3 h
#8-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
3 h
#4-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
3 h
#4-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
4 h
#4-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
5 h
#4-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
7 h
#12-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
8 h
#4-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
9 h
#25-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
10 h
#15-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
11 h
#1-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
11 h
#4-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
11 h
#4-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
11 h
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Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
12 h
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Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
12 h
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Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
13 h
#15-
    
Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
14 h
#4-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
15 h
#4-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
15 h
#4-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
15 h
#4-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
16 h
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Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
16 h
#4-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
16 h
#4-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
16 h
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Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
17 h
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Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
17 h
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Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
17 h
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Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
17 h
#4-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
17 h
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Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
18 h
#4-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
18 h
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Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
18 h
#4-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
18 h
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Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
18 h
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Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
19 h
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David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
19 h
#4-
    
Ryan Sitzmann R. Sitzmann
The IDP Guru The IDP Guru
19 h
#3-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
20 h
#4-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
20 h
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Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
20 h
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Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
20 h
#4-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
20 h
#4-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
20 h
#2-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
21 h
#2-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
21 h
#4-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
21 h
#4-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
21 h
#16-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
21 h
#4-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
22 h
#4-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
22 h
#2-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
22 h
#4-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
22 h
#4-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
22 h
#4-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
23 h
#4-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
24 h
#4-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
1 d
#4-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
1 d
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Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
1 d
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Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
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Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
2 d
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Husein Shabazz H. Shabazz
SleeperWire SleeperWire
2 d
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Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
FTN FTN
2 d
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Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
2 d
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Heath Capps H. Capps
Fake Teams Fake Teams
2 d
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Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
2 d
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Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
2 d
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Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
2 d
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Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
2 d
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Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
2 d
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Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
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Mike Randle M. Randle
BettingPros BettingPros
2 d
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Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
2 d
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Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome Beast Dome
2 d
#4-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 d
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Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 d
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Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
2 d
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Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
2 d
#18-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
2 d
#4-
    
Derek Dennington D. Dennington
The Good Old Boys Fantasy Football Podcast The Good Old Boys ...
2 d
#4-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
2 d
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Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
2 d
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Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
2 d
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Dan Yanotchko D. Yanotchko
EDSFootball EDSFootball
2 d
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Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
2 d
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Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
2 d
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Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
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Mitchell Carl M. Carl
Rise or Fall Rise or Fall
2 d
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Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
2 d
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Jonathan Stone J. Stone
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
2 d
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Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
2 d
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Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
2 d
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The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
2 d
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Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
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Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
2 d
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Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
2 d
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Mundo Fantasy MX M. Fantasy MX
Mundo Fantasy Mundo Fantasy
2 d
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Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
2 d
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Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#4-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 d
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Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
2 d
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Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
2 d
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Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
2 d
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Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
2 d
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Kyle August K. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown Fantasy Football S...
2 d
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Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
2 d
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Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
2 d
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Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
2 d
#4-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
2 d
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Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
2 d
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Sosa Kremenjas S. Kremenjas
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
2 d
#4-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
Fanball Fanball
2 d
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Scott Bogman S. Bogman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#4-
    
Matthew Williams M. Williams
The Athletic The Athletic
2 d
#3-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
2 d
#3-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
2 d
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Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
2 d
#2-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
2 d
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Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
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Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
2 d
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Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
2 d
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Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
2 d
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Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
#4-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
2 d
#4-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
2 d
#4-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
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Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
2 d
#3-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
2 d
#3-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
2 d
#5-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
2 d
#4-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#4-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
2 d
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Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
2 d
#2-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
2 d
#4-
    
Dale DeMott D. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
2 d
#4-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 d
#17-
    
Kevin Roberts K. Roberts
Breaking Football Breaking Football
2 d
#4-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
2 d
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Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
2 d
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Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
2 d
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Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
2 d
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Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
2 d
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Travis Seel T. Seel
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
2 d
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Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
2 d
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Nader Saba N. Saba
SleeperWire SleeperWire
3 d
#15-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
3 d
#4-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
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Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
3 d
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Bob Van Duser B. Van Duser
Dynasty Rewind Dynasty Rewind
3 d
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James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
3 d
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Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
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Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
3 d
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Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
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Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
4 d
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Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
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Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
4 d
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Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
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Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
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Kent Weyrauch K. Weyrauch
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Deebo Samuel
WR - SF
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at WAS
15 rush, 57 yds, 1 td
at DET
12 tar, 9 rec, 189 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. DAL
9 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 9 rec, 61 yds, 0 td
at PHI
8 tar, 6 rec, 93 yds, 0 td
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at KC
11 rush, 55 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 52 yds, 1 td
vs. GB
10 tar, 5 rec, 52 yds, 0 td
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. LV
15 rush, 117 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 28 yds, 1 td
vs. SEA
13 tar, 8 rec, 156 yds, 2 td
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. CLE
17 rush, 66 yds, 2 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 53 yds, 1 td
at ARI
9 tar, 3 rec, 58 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 13 yds, 1 td
Week 6 at BALBYE WEEK
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. IND
Week 8 vs. NE at CHI
Week 9 at PHI vs. ARI
Week 10 vs. MIN vs. LAR
Week 11 vs. PIT at JAC
Week 12 at DEN vs. MIN
Week 13 at CIN at SEA
Week 14 vs. NYG at CIN
Week 15 vs. KC vs. ATL
Week 16 at HOU at TEN
Week 17 vs. DEN vs. HOU
Week 18 at LV at LAR
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Deebo Samuel
WR - SF
2021 Points 
Week 111.722.9
Week 213.510.1
Week 316.75.2
Week 426.527.7
Week 527.913.1
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total96.379.0
Average19.315.8
Player Targets Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Deebo Samuel
WR - SF
2021 Targets 
Week 1012
Week 298
Week 3610
Week 4513
Week 559
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
at BAL, Sun 1pm EDT
Deebo Samuel
WR - SF
BYE WEEK
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Ekeler has logged at least 17 touches in each of his last three games, including a season-high 22 in Week 5. But talking about his touches to open this blurb is really burying the lead: Ekeler has scored six times in that span. Yep, six! Continue to lock him into lineups as a top-5 play each and every week. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Ekeler is so good that he scores touchdowns even when he's not trying to. Near the end of the game last week, Ekeler was given a red zone carry and was simply trying to go down to keep the clock running, but the Browns defense (wisely) pulled him across the goal line and Ekeler's fantasy managers rejoiced. In all seriousness, Ekeler was dominant in week five against the Browns and put up a whopping 30.4 Half PPR points. Up to this point of the season, Ekeler now ranks fourth in the NFL in red zone rush attempts with 18. All of last season - albeit in 10 games - Ekeler had just 18 red zone rush attempts when all was said and done. The receiving work is still there for the talented RB and he's getting valuable scoring opportunities each and every game with this newfound usage close to the end zone. He's slowly worked his way up my rest-of-season rankings after each game and there's no reason why we should view him as anything less than a top-5 option for the remainder of the year. In this matchup against the Ravens, who are allowing the 7th-most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season, Ekeler's a smash start. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Ravens are just 27th against fantasy backs and Ekeler has been a Top-10 fantasy option each of the last 4 weeks. He should be an elite RB1 on the road this week.