Austin
Ekeler (#30)

RB - Washington Commanders

Age 28
Exp 8th Season
HT/WT 5'10" / 200 LBS
Bye
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2023 Season Projections
Updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 2:06 PM
2024 Keeper/Dynasty Rankings
Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 3:37 PM
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2023 Stats
GAME RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
Week OPP ATT YDS Y/A LG TD REC TGT CAT% Y/C YDS LG TD TOT LOST
1 MIA 16 117 7.3 55 1 4 5 80.0 11.8 47 35 0 0 0
2 @TEN 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @MIN 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
4 LV 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
6 DAL 14 27 1.9 6 0 4 6 66.7 8.8 35 28 0 0 0
7 @KC 14 45 3.2 6 0 1 2 50.0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0
8 CHI 15 29 1.9 7 0 7 8 87.5 13.4 94 39 1 1 1
9 @NYJ 14 47 3.4 20 2 2 7 28.6 11.5 23 17 0 0 0
10 DET 19 67 3.5 17 1 4 7 57.1 12.0 48 24 0 0 0
11 @GB 10 64 6.4 37 0 2 3 66.7 3.0 6 6 0 1 1
12 BAL 10 32 3.2 6 0 5 6 83.3 6.4 32 14 0 1 1
13 @NE 14 18 1.3 4 0 2 3 66.7 4.5 9 11 0 0 0
14 DEN 10 51 5.1 9 1 5 7 71.4 9.8 49 18 0 0 0
15 @LV 5 9 1.8 6 0 4 6 66.7 7.2 29 12 0 0 0
16 BUF 15 65 4.3 10 0 3 4 75.0 7.0 21 14 0 0 0
17 @DEN 13 46 3.5 6 0 1 2 50.0 4.0 4 4 0 1 1
18 KC 10 11 1.1 6 0 7 8 87.5 5.4 38 9 0 1 0
Career Stats
SEASON RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
YEAR GP ATT YDS Y/A LG TD REC TGT CAT% Y/C YDS LG TD TOT LOST
2017 16 47 260 5.5 35 2 27 35 77.1 10.3 279 38 3 2 2
2018 14 106 554 5.2 41 3 39 53 73.6 10.4 404 44 3 1 1
2019 16 132 557 4.2 35 3 92 108 85.2 10.8 993 84 8 3 2
2020 10 116 530 4.6 27 1 54 65 83.1 7.5 403 28 2 1 0
2021 16 206 911 4.4 28 12 70 94 74.5 9.2 647 40 8 4 3
2022 17 204 915 4.5 72 13 107 127 84.3 6.7 722 23 5 5 3
2023 14 179 628 3.5 55 5 51 74 68.9 8.5 436 39 1 5 4
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Austin Ekeler - Headed to Washington

Ekeler is signing a two-year contract with the Commanders, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Austin Ekeler - Disappointing close to season

Ekeler rushed the ball 10 times for 11 yards in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Chiefs. He added seven receptions on eight targets for 38 yards.

Austin Ekeler - Totals 50 yards in loss

Ekeler rushed 13 times for 46 yards and caught his only target for four yards in Sunday's 16-9 loss to the Broncos.

Austin Ekeler - Lead role resumes under new HC

Ekeler rushed 15 times for 63 yards and caught three of four targets for 21 yards in Saturday's 24-22 loss to the Bills.

Austin Ekeler - Major role reduction in loss

Ekeler rushed five times for nine yards and brought in four of six targets for 29 yards in the Chargers' 63-21 loss to the Raiders on Thursday night.

Austin Ekeler - Typical usage in Week 14

Ekeler carried the ball 10 times for 51 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Broncos. He also caught five of his seven targets for 49 yards.

Austin Ekeler - Could yield carries Sunday

Though Ekeler remains in line to start, Joshua Kelley and Isaiah Spiller are also expected to see work in the Chargers' backfield Sunday against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Austin Ekeler - Could face competition for work

Ekeler may be at risk of losing out on some snaps and touches out of the backfield after Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Wednesday that "competition for carries is going to be something that you can see happening," Kris Rhim of ESPN.com reports. "We're going to keep exploring, making adjustments, so that we can find that rhythm that I've been talking about," Staley said. "We know that Austin is a good running back. We just haven't found any rhythm in the last couple of weeks in the run game. Just need to keep after it and keep working hard in practice."

Austin Ekeler - Completely held in check

Ekeler carried the ball 14 times for 18 yards and caught two of his three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Patriots.

Austin Ekeler - Coughs up third fumble

Ekeler rushed 10 times for 32 yards and caught five of six targets for 32 yards while losing a fumble in Sunday's 20-10 loss to Baltimore.

Austin Ekeler - Costly fumble in loss

Ekeler rushed 10 times for 64 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Packers. He also caught two of three targets for six yards.

Austin Ekeler - 100-plus total yards and touchdown

Ekeler registered 19 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown along with four receptions (on seven targets) for 48 yards in the 41-38 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Austin Ekeler - Touchdowns mask poor outing

Ekeler carried the ball 14 times for 47 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught two of his seven targets for 23 yards in the 27-6 win over the Jets on Monday.

Austin Ekeler - Big receiving game ends slump

Ekeler (ankle) carried the ball 15 times for 29 yards and caught seven of eight targets for 94 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-13 win over Chicago. He also coughed up a fumble, his first of the season.

Austin Ekeler - Logs full practice Wednesday

Ekeler (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday.

Austin Ekeler - Kept in check during loss

Ekeler carried the ball 14 times for 45 yards in the 31-17 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. He also caught one of his two targets for one yard.

Austin Ekeler - Rusty return from injury

Ekeler (ankle) rushed 14 times for 27 yards and caught four of six targets for 35 yards in Monday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Austin Ekeler - Practices fully Thursday

Ekeler (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday.

Austin Ekeler - Likely to return in Week 6

Ekeler (ankle) said Tuesday that he's "99 percent" certain that he'll play Monday against the Cowboys, Kris Rhim of ESPN.com reports.

Austin Ekeler - Practicing Tuesday

Ekeler (ankle) was present at Tuesday's unofficial practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

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