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Austin Ekeler or Leonard Fournette

Who Should I Start? - Week 15

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - JAC
Leonard Fournette
at OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
vs. MIN, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8# 17-
Best Rank# 4# 15-
Worst Rank# 18# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at OAK vs. MIN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs OAKThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs MIN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att21.319.9
Rush Yds87.882.8
Rush TD0.80.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total165.6193.1-
Avg Game12.714.9-
Avg Projection15.010.2-
Week 146.327.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather54 F, Clear63 F, Clear-
    
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  Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - JAC
Leonard Fournette
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. KC
13 rush, 66 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 28 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
12 rush, 58 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 96 yds, 2 td
Week 2 at HOU
15 rush, 47 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
at DET
17 rush, 66 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 67 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. TEN
15 rush, 66 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
9 rush, 36 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 7 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at DEN
29 rush, 225 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
at MIA
18 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 62 yds, 1 td
Week 5 at CAR
23 rush, 108 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 4 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
3 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
16 tar, 15 rec, 86 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. NO
20 rush, 72 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 46 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
5 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at CIN
29 rush, 131 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
at TEN
5 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 118 yds, 1 td
Week 8 vs. NYJ
19 rush, 76 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 7 rec, 60 yds, 0 td
at CHI
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 19 yds, 1 td
Week 9 vs. HOU
11 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
12 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 10BYE WEEK at OAK
6 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 29 yds, 1 td
Week 11 at IND
8 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 7 rec, 34 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
5 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
12 tar, 8 rec, 108 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at TEN
24 rush, 97 yds, 2 td
12 tar, 9 rec, 62 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 13 vs. TB
14 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
11 tar, 9 rec, 53 yds, 0 td
at DEN
9 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 51 yds, 1 td
Week 14 vs. LAC
15 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 3 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
at JAC
8 rush, 101 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 112 yds, 1 td
Week 15 at OAK vs. MIN
Week 16 at ATL vs. OAK
Week 17 vs. IND at KC
  Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - JAC
Leonard Fournette
at OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
vs. MIN, Sun 4pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts17.87.0
Rush Yards72.232.6
Rush TDs0.60.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions5.24.9
Rec Yards40.447.1
Rec TDs0.10.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points15.010.2
   
  Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - JAC
Leonard Fournette
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
2019 Points 
Week 17.433.4
Week 28.717.3
Week 39.28.1
Week 424.524.2
Week 519.77.3
Week 611.82.8
Week 714.518.5
Week 813.68.2
Week 97.29.3
Week 1010.8
Week 115.713.2
Week 1227.9
Week 139.112.7
Week 146.327.3
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - JAC
Leonard Fournette
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
2019 Targets 
Week 167
Week 266
Week 387
Week 435
Week 5716
Week 664
Week 728
Week 873
Week 964
Week 102
Week 11712
Week 1212
Week 13115
Week 1465
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - JAC
Leonard Fournette
at OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
vs. MIN, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
Fournette had his worst performance of the season in Week 14, but we're considering that an anomaly. He's been heavily involved in the pass and run games all year, averaging 18 carries and five receptions per game throughout the course of the season. He should get right back on track against a weak Raiders defense. He's still a strong RB1.It still feels risky playing Ekeler with Melvin Gordon siphoning plenty of touches, but Ekeler has been extremely efficient all season. He's averaging over four receptions per game over the last five, and he has scored in three of the past four weeks. Keep on rolling him out as a solid RB2.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Even in a game the Jaguars lost 45-10, Fournette racked up 21 opportunities. Knowing D.J. Chark is likely out for this game, he could see even more targets than he's used to. The Raiders started the year extremely strong against the run, but have tailed off over the last six games, allowing 589 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns on 138 carries. Those totals include the Jets and Chiefs backfields, who've failed to do much of anything on the ground all year. During that stretch, they've also allowed 25 receptions for 264 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Add that all up and you have 142.2 total yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game allowed. We know Fournette gets 90-plus percent of the Jaguars touches. Based on points per opportunity (which we know Fournette gets a ton of), the Raiders have allowed the seventh-most PPR points per opportunity. Fournette should be in lineups as a stable RB1 who has very little risk.Over the last five weeks, this duo has racked-up a massive 164 touches, or 32.8 per game. Gordon has 102 of them while Ekeler has 62, though Ekeler has kept pace and has actually scored 4.7 more PPR points in that time. After allowing just one team of running backs rush for more than 85 yards over the first eight games, the Vikings have started to show some vulnerability, allowing three of their last five opponents to total 103-plus rushing yards, including a 176-yard, two-touchdown performance from the combination of Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny. The downside is that outside that game against the Seahawks, they've allowed just three running backs to finish better than the RB20. They 123.5 total yards per game they've allowed to the position ranks 10th-best, so it's highly unlikely we get two top-20 running backs against them this week. One thing to note is that running backs have totaled just 53 receptions against them, the third-lowest mark in the NFL, though it's tough to put Ekeler in normal company considering he's tallied at least four receptions in 10-of-13 games. The gamescript could go south, making Ekeler a bit more appealing than usual, which lowers Gordon into middling RB2 territory against the team that's allowed just five rushing touchdowns this year. Ekeler can remain in lineups as a mid-to-low-end RB2 who might outperform Gordon.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Oakland is just 24th against fantasy running backs, Fournette should have a big game on the road against a Raiders D that has hit a wall the last three weeks.Ekeler sees enough work in the passing game to warrant RB2 value at home against the Vikings 9th ranked fantasy running back defense.
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