Austin
Ekeler (#30)

RB - Los Angeles Chargers

Age 27
Exp 6th Season
HT/WT 5'10" / 200 LBS
Bye 8
Rank
ADP
FPTS
TIER
2022 Week 4 Projections
Updated: Sunday, October 2, 2022 11:54 AM
2022 Season Projections
Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 4:13 PM
2022 Keeper/Dynasty Rankings
Updated: Monday, September 26, 2022 12:21 PM
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2022 Stats
GAME RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
Week OPP ATT YDS Y/A LG TD REC TGT CAT% Y/C YDS LG TD TOT LOST
1 LV 14 36 2.6 8 0 4 4 100.0 9.0 36 13 0 0 0
2 @KC 14 39 2.8 8 0 9 10 90.0 6.1 55 21 0 0 0
3 JAX 4 5 1.2 3 0 8 8 100.0 6.0 48 12 0 0 0
4 @HOU 13 60 4.6 20 2 6 7 85.7 8.2 49 21 1 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 4 45 140 3.1 20 2 27 29 93.1 7.0 188 21 1 1 0
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Austin Ekeler - Explodes for three total touchdowns

Ekeler carried the ball 13 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Texans. He added six receptions on seven targets for 49 yards and a touchdown.

Austin Ekeler - Absent on the ground

Ekeler carried the ball just four times for five yards and caught all eight of his targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 38-10 thrashing at the hands of the Jaguars.

Austin Ekeler - PPR maven in loss

Ekeler tallied 14 carries for 39 yards and also registered nine receptions (10 targets) for 55 yards in Thursday's 27-24 loss.

Austin Ekeler - Inefficient despite win

Ekeler tallied 14 carries for 36 yards and also corralled four receptions for 36 yards in Sunday's 24-19 win over the Raiders.

Austin Ekeler - Continues to lead backfield

Ekeler, who logged 1,558 scrimmage yards and 20 total TDs in 16 games last season, remains firmly atop the Chargers' RB depth chart as training camp approaches, per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN and Daniel Popper of The Athletic.

Austin Ekeler - Two TDs caps off historic season

Ekeler registered 16 carries for 64 yards and also caught five of his 12 targets for 35 yards to go along with two total touchdowns in Sunday's 35-32 overtime loss to the Raiders.

Austin Ekeler - Tops century mark once more

Ekeler (illness) tallied 17 carries for 58 yards and one touchdown to go along with three receptions for 54 yards in Sunday's 34-13 win over the Broncos.

Austin Ekeler - Activated off COVID list

Ekeler has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, per the NFL's official transaction report.

Austin Ekeler - Not cleared for Week 16

Ekeler announced on Instagram that he tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday and won't play Sunday against the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Austin Ekeler - Not confident in playing Week 16

Ekeler (illness) acknowledged earlier this week during his weekly appearance on Yahoo Sports' "Ekeler's Edge" fantasy football show that his chances of returning from the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Sunday's game against the Texans aren't "looking good." "Just dealing with this day to day, you know, we have new protocols in place, I had to get tested every day and have two negative tests, no symptoms," Ekeler said, recounting his experience since testing positive for the virus earlier this week. "And so right now I can tell you, it's not looking good. Just because of the history of COVID and how long it usually takes to dissipate or at least for your body to beat it."

Austin Ekeler - Tests positive for COVID-19

The Chargers placed Ekeler on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday after he tested positive for the virus, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Austin Ekeler - Not practicing Wednesday

Ekeler wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Austin Ekeler - Misses practice, Week 16 status cloudy

Ekeler didn't practice Monday, but he wasn't among the seven Chargers placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Austin Ekeler - Headed to COVID-19 list

The Chargers are expected to place Ekeler on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Austin Ekeler - Curiously minimized in loss

Ekeler (ankle) carried the ball 12 times for 59 yards and a score in Thursday's 34-28 loss to the Chiefs. He also caught all four of his targets for 23 yards.

Austin Ekeler - Suits up Thursday night

Ekeler (ankle) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against Kansas City, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Austin Ekeler - Likely to suit up Thursday

Ekeler (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Chiefs, is expected to play, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Austin Ekeler - Dealing with ankle soreness

In reference to Ekeler (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Thursday night's contest against Kansas City, coach Brandon Staley said Wednesday, "Austin is just sore, but we're going to make sure before the game that he's feeling OK," Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

Austin Ekeler - Deemed game-time decision

Ekeler (ankle) is slated to work out prior to Thursday night's game against Kansas City before a determination is made on his playing status, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Austin Ekeler - Questionable for TNF

Ekeler (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against Kansas City.

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