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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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1 of 122 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 44-
Best Rank# 11# 26-
Worst Rank# 27# 57-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CAR vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs CARThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs CAR-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total23.513.3-
Avg Game11.86.7-
Week 214.89.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather78 F, Clear throughout the day.78 F, Clear throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN
19 rush, 84 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
at CIN
8 tar, 4 rec, 37 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. KC
vs. KC
Week 3 vs. CAR vs. CAR
Week 4 at TB at TB
Week 5 at NO at NO
Week 6 vs. NYJ vs. NYJ
Week 7 at MIA at MIA
Week 8 vs. JAC vs. JAC
Week 9 vs. LV vs. LV
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at DEN at DEN
Week 12 at BUF at BUF
Week 13 vs. NE vs. NE
Week 14 vs. ATL vs. ATL
Week 15 at LV at LV
Week 16 vs. DEN vs. DEN
Week 17 at KC at KC
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
2020 Points 
Week 18.73.7
Week 214.89.6
Week 3
Week 4
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Week 17
Total23.513.3
Average11.86.7
Player Targets Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
2020 Targets 
Week 118
Week 2410
Week 3
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Notes for Player Combination
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Guess who ranks sixth in the NFL in carries? Ekeler... and Kelley. They both have 35 carries through two games. Ekeler has been more efficient and has two more targets, but Kelley is a real thing in fantasy. He has the same number of carries as fellow rookies Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jonathan Taylor. Here's a crazy stat: Kelley totaled 23 carries in Week 2. Melvin Gordon didn't hit that number in any game through his last two years with the Chargers. Want more good news for these backs? A robust 56.1 percent of the production the Panthers have allowed to skill-position players has gone to running backs. No other team in the league has a number higher than 50.2 percent. Running backs have averaged 34.9 more PPR points per game than quarterbacks have against this Panthers defense. It's a limited sample size, sure, but you get the point. They've now allowed 33 rushing touchdowns to running backs over their last 18 games, while no other team in the league has allowed more than 19 in that span. Kelley has eight carries inside the red zone, while Ekeler has four to his name. I'm still siding with Ekeler as the one to play considering his passing-game usage, but the gap is shrinking. Ekeler needs to be played as a sturdy high-end RB2 while Kelley should be considered a high-end RB3, at minimum with the role he's walked into.How happy was Allen to see Justin Herbert under center? He was targeted 10 times by the rookie, connecting on seven of them for 96 yards, while the rest of the receivers combined for just six targets. There was an episode of Hard Knocks this preseason where I watched Herbert go over to Allen and said something to the effect of, "I'm just here to get the ball to you, man. Consider me your assistant," or something like to that effect. It's clear he's a fan of Allen's game. The Panthers have Corn Elder covering the slot, a third-year cornerback who's seen just 10 career targets in his coverage. On those targets, he's allowed seven catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns. When the Chargers aren't running the ball all over the Panthers, they should be targeting Allen over the middle of the field. Knowing Allen saw a 30.3 percent target share in Herbert's first start, you should feel confident starting him as a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 with a solid floor.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Panthers are the worst fantasy running back defense in the league, which should bode well for Ekeler. He is a RB1, even with Joshua Kelley in the mix.The Panthers are 8th against fantasy wide receivers, Allen is a WR3 this week at home against a Panthers D that has played receivers tough, but has been terrible in almost all other respects.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Are you ready for the Austin Ekeler explosion that's about to happen? Ekeler bounced back from week one and saw a significant workload in the receiving game with Herbert at QB, which will be the case against for week three. The Chargers are going to look to run the ball over and over again in this matchup and they should have no problem doing so against the Panthers defense that ranks 1st in fantasy points allowed to opposing RBs. Ekeler has overall RB1 upside in this matchup.Allen bounced back in a big way last week and put together a solid performance with Herbert behind center. He saw 10 targets and was able to reel in 7 of them for 96 yards. While this is a fantastic matchup on paper for Allen, the Chargers may not need to throw much to win this game. That limits Allen's ceiling, but he's still a fine low-end WR2 option.