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Austin
Ekeler (#30)

RB - Los Angeles Chargers

Age 26
Exp 5th Season
HT/WT 5'10" / 200 LBS
Bye 7
Rank
ADP
FPTS
TIER
2021 Week 6 Projections
Updated: Friday, October 15, 2021 9:09 PM
2021 Season Projections
Updated: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:06 PM
2021 Keeper/Dynasty Rankings
Updated: Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:35 PM
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2021 Stats
GAME RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
Week OPP ATT YDS Y/A LG TD REC TGT CAT% Y/C YDS LG TD TOT LOST
1 @WAS 15 57 3.8 14 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2 DAL 9 54 6.0 20 0 9 9 100.0 6.8 61 20 0 0 0
3 @KC 11 55 5.0 11 0 6 6 100.0 8.7 52 16 1 0 0
4 LV 15 117 7.8 20 1 3 5 60.0 9.3 28 14 1 0 0
5 CLE 17 66 3.9 9 2 5 5 100.0 10.6 53 19 1 2 1
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 5 67 349 5.2 20 4 23 25 92.0 8.4 194 20 3 2 1
Preseason player profiles are written in July and do not reflect in-season updates.
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Austin Ekeler - Ties career high with three TDs

Ekeler carried the ball 17 times for 66 yards and two touchdowns while also securing five targets for 53 yards and an additional score in Sunday's thrilling 47-42 win over the Browns. He also fumbled twice, losing one.

Austin Ekeler - Stellar in Monday's win

Ekeler rushed 15 times for 117 yards and a touchdown, and caught three of five targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 28-14 win over the Raiders.

Austin Ekeler - Another productive day

Ekeler carried the ball 11 times for 55 yards and also caught all six of his targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Chiefs.

Austin Ekeler - Totals 115 yards

Ekeler recorded nine carries for 54 yards and also caught all nine of his targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Austin Ekeler - Scores touchdown in season debut

Ekeler (hamstring) carried the ball 15 times for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-16 win over Washington.

Austin Ekeler - Active for season opener

Ekeler (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against Washington.

Austin Ekeler - Expected to play Sunday

Ekeler (hamstring) is on track to suit up Sunday against Washington, barring any pregame setbacks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Austin Ekeler - Optimism regarding Sunday's status

Coach Brandon Staley noted Friday that he's optimistic Ekeler (hamstring) will play in Sunday's season opener against Washington, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Austin Ekeler - Questionable for Week 1

Ekeler (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener against Washington after returning to a limited practice Friday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Austin Ekeler - Spotted at practice

Ekeler (hamstring) participated in the media-access portion of Friday's practice, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

Austin Ekeler - Logs another missed practice

Ekeler (hamstring) was officially listed as a non-participant in Thursday's practice.

Austin Ekeler - Not taking part in individual drills

Though Ekeler (hamstring) suited up for practice Thursday, he didn't participate in individual drills during the media-access portion of the session, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

Austin Ekeler - Hamstring injury being downplayed

The Chargers are optimistic that Ekeler's hamstring injury won't prevent him from playing in Sunday's season opener at Washington, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

Austin Ekeler - Dealing with hamstring issue

Ekeler was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Austin Ekeler - Working out on side at practice

Ekeler worked off to the side with trainers during the open portion of Wednesday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Austin Ekeler - Sitting out preseason

Coach Brandon Staley said Ekeler and other key starters won't play this preseason, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Week 6 Game Hub: LAC-BAL

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 6's Chargers-Ravens matchup.

Week 5 Game Hub: CLE-LAC

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 5's Browns-Chargers matchup.

Week 4 Game Hub: LV-LAC

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 4's Raiders-Chargers matchup.

Week 3 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras preview notable injuries ahead of Week 3 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

Week 3 Game Hub: LAC-KC

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 3's Chargers-Chiefs matchup.

The Market Report: Week 3

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Kupp, Kyler, Lamar up; Jacobs, Zeke, CEH down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 2 Game Hub: DAL-LAC

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 2's Cowboys-Chargers matchup.

The Market Report: Week 2

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Mixon, Dak, Hurts up; RoJo, OBJ, Aiyuk down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 1 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras preview notable injuries ahead of Week 1 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

Week 1 Game Hub: LAC-Was

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 1's Chargers-Washington matchup.

Week 1 Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for every game.

Market Report: Week of August 9

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Saquon, Mixon, Mooney up; Chark, MT, Henderson down. Get the latest movers and shakers.

Best Ball Tiers: Running Backs

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Ranks, tiers, stats, and analysis for running backs for best ball leagues.

2021 Bell Cow Report

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The quintessential ranking and analysis for running backs, tiered by their tendency to be in a bell cow role.

Fantasy Shells: Cover 2

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Breaking down Cover 2 specifics, with CBs to avoid, top QBs against Cover 2, and more for DFS.

Fantasy Shells: Cover 1

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Breaking down Cover 1 terms, looks, and importance for evaluating fantasy football.

2021 Coach Carousel: Los Angeles Chargers

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Despite an OROY performance from Justin Herbert, Anthony Lynn was shown the door and the Chargers hired former Rams DC Brandon Staley.

Scott Barrett's Week 16 DFS Breakdown

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A position-by-position rundown of Scott Barrett's favorite plays for Week 16 DFS, including stats, ownership, and more.

Top Week 16 DFS Values

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Looking at the most mispriced values for DFS for Week 16 using Scott Barrett's DFS SuperModel!

Week 16 Start/Sit

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If you're facing tough lineup decisions, Graham Barfield and Scott Barrett have some notable start/sit suggestions for leagues of all sizes.

Week 16 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Formerly CB/WR matchups, Wes Huber breaks down matchups to target and avoid at each position for DFS.

Week 15 TNF Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, and player comments ahead of Thursday night's Chargers-Raiders Week 15 matchup.

The XFP Report: Week 15

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Comparing fantasy finishes with expected fantasy finishes for sell-high targets and undervalued DFS plays for Week 15.

Week 14 Injury Roundup

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Dr. Edwin Porras breaks down notable injuries from the previous week, with additional updates for those already out.

Scott Barrett's Week 14 DFS Breakdown

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A position-by-position rundown of Scott Barrett's favorite plays for Week 14 DFS, including stats, ownership, and more.

Week 14 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 14 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Scott Barrett's Week 13 DFS Breakdown

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A position-by-position rundown of Scott Barrett's favorite plays for Week 13 DFS, including stats, ownership, and more.

Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 13

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John Hansen chooses his favorite DFS cash game plays by position for Week 13, along with sample lineup construction from his picks.

Week 13 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 13 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

DFS First Look: Week 13

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An early look at the DFS slate for Week 13, including plays and fades, as well as player situations.

Top Week 13 DFS Values

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Looking at the most mispriced values for DFS for Week 13 using Scott Barrett's DFS SuperModel!

Week 13 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Formerly CB/WR matchups, Wes Huber breaks down matchups to target and avoid at each position for DFS.

The XFP Report: Week 13

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Comparing fantasy finishes with expected fantasy finishes for sell-high targets and undervalued DFS plays for Week 13.

The Market Report: Week 13

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Watson, Henry, Deebo up; Kyler, Kamara, Boyd down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Scott Barrett's Week 12 DFS Breakdown

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A position-by-position rundown of Scott Barrett's favorite plays for Week 12 DFS, including stats, ownership, and more.

Week 12 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 12 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 11 Injury Roundup

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Dr. Edwin Porras breaks down notable injuries from the previous week, with additional updates for those already out.

Week 11 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras previews notable injuries ahead of Week 11 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

The Market Report: Week 11

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Swift, Jacobs, Aiyuk up; Brees, JT, AJG down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 10 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 10 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 9 Injury Report

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Keeping tabs on notable injuries that affect game-time decisions, performance expectations, and start/sit decisions.

Week 5 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 5 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.
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Week 5 Card Market

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Dan Serbia checks in on the card market following Week 4 performances, with notable cards to invest in now and recent sales trends.
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Week 4 Injury Roundup

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Dr. Edwin Porras breaks down notable injuries from Week 4, including timetables for return.
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The Market Report: Week 5

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Hunt, Mixon, OBJ up; Drake, AJG, Fant down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

DFS First Look: Week 4

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An early look at the DFS slate for Week 4, including plays and fades, as well as player situations.

The Market Report: Week 4

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Rodgers, A-Rob, Kamara up; Mixon, OBJ, D-Jax down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

The Market Report: Week 3

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Allen, Sanders, Diggs up; Wentz, RoJo, Sutton down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and more!.

Week 2 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 2 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.
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Special Edition XFP Report: Week 2

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Comparing fantasy finishes with expected fantasy finishes for sell-high targets and undervalued DFS plays for Week 2.

Tuesday Talking Points: Week 2

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Joe Dolan covers hot topics around the league and statistical performances to help with WW adds and roster moves ahead of Week 2.

The Market Report: Week 2

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Russ, CEH, Nuk up; Wentz, Akers, Hurst down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Scott Barrett's Week 1 DFS Breakdown

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A position-by-position rundown of Scott Barrett's favorite plays for Week 1 DFS, including stats, ownership, and more.

Week 1 Contrarian DFS Angles

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A look at Graham Barfield's contrarian DFS plays for Week 1 action.

Week 1 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 1 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

RB Rundown: Training Camp

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Joe Dolan looks at each team's backfield and tries to navigate the RB waters without any preseason games.
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96 Stats

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Countless days of research, social media scavenging, & a headache worth of numbers, here is the ultimate stat breakdown for 2020.

Best-Ball Notebook: Running Backs

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A breakdown of Graham Barfield's RB targets, ADP analysis, and strategy for best-ball drafts.

How Game Script Affects Fantasy

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A look at how neutral situations, leads, and deficits impact fantasy football.

Top-150 vs Yahoo! and ESPN

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A look at notable top-150 players in Fantasy Points' rankings against Yahoo! and ESPN's rankings.

2020 Vantage Points

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In a massive 10,000 word breakdown, Joe Dolan goes team by team, analyzing reports from camp and coaches.
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The Bell-Cow Report

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A follow up to his Optimal RB Strategy, Scott Barrett takes a look at possible bell-cow running backs for 2020.

The Market Report: Post-Free Agency

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Looking at notable upgrades and downgrades across the league after a plethora of free agency moves.

Free Agency Frenzy: Melvin Gordon

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A summary, breakdown, and statistical look at Melvin Gordon’s signing with the Broncos.