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  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Joe FlaccoJ. Flacco
QB - NYJ
Joe Flacco
at IND, Sun 4pm EDT
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 42-
Best Rank# 33-
Worst Rank# 49-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CAR at IND-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs CARThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs IND-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total43.80.0-
Avg Game14.6-
Week 214.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather67 F, ClearIndoor-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Joe FlaccoJ. Flacco
QB - NYJ
Joe Flacco
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN
19 rush, 84 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
at BUF
Week 2 vs. KC
16 rush, 93 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
Week 3 vs. CAR at IND
Week 4 at TB vs. DEN
Week 5 at NO vs. ARI
Week 6 vs. NYJ at LAC
Week 7 at MIA vs. BUF
Week 8 vs. JAC at KC
Week 9 vs. LV vs. NE
Week 10BYE WEEK at MIA
Week 11 at DENBYE WEEK
Week 12 at BUF vs. MIA
Week 13 vs. NE vs. LV
Week 14 vs. ATL at SEA
Week 15 at LV at LAR
Week 16 vs. DEN vs. CLE
Week 17 at KC at NE
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Joe FlaccoJ. Flacco
QB - NYJ
Joe Flacco
2020 Points 
Week 18.7
Week 214.8
Week 320.3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total43.80.0
Average14.6
Notes for Player Combination
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Joe FlaccoJ. Flacco
QB - NYJ
Joe Flacco
at IND, Sun 4pm EDT
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Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
The Carolina Panthers remain a run-funnel defense. They've allowed a league-high six rushing touchdowns, and that will probably continue against the Chargers this weekend. While Austin Ekeler technically leads the Chargers' depth chart, he has the same number of carries as teammate Joshua Kelley (35) through two weeks. So while I'm expecting big things from Ekeler, Kelley caps his upside. Both players are strong RB2s this week -- Ekeler will have more value in PPR formats, while Kelley will have more valuable in standard-scoring ones. 
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. 
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. 
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.