Austin Ekeler, RB Los Angeles Chargers

General Info

  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 195 lbs
  • DOB: 05-17-1995
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Most Recent News

Rapoport: Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) expected to play

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 12:24pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon, who injured his knee and came back in the game last weekend, is dealing with a little knee sprain. But it's nothing that makes his availability in doubt.

Related players: Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson

Fantasy Impact:

Gordon should get a nice-sized workload assuming he can stay healthy enough to remain in the game, but he's obviously not going to be 100-percent against the Patriots. After Gordon's touchdown against the Ravens, Ekeler and Jackson worked a couple of drives before Gordon came back in with the contest a one-possession game.

Scouting Report

Week 19 at New England Patriots

The Chargers go west to east for the second consecutive week to take on the Patriots in New England with a trip to the AFC Championship game on the line. The Bolts have the second-lowest implied team total of the eight remaining teams, however, at just 21.5 points. New England ranks 15th in aFPA to RBs. However, Melvin Gordon gets most of the volume in this backfield, making Ekeler nothing more than a contrarian play.

2018 Strength of Schedule - LAC
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
28
KC
21
@BUF
20
@LAR
13
SF
19
OAK
17
@CLE
10
TEN
BYE16
@SEA
19
@OAK
7
DEN
29
ARI
11
@PIT
30
CIN
28
@KC
5
BAL
7
@DEN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1KC539007.805871517.4018.623.622/8226.8%
2@BUF1177007.00321037.009.812.824/5742.1%
3@LAR4470111.75324038.005.18.118/5234.6%
4SF825003.122311315.5011.613.623/6833.8%
5OAK615002.501441344.0011.912.923/6435.9%
6@CLE760008.570000-6.06.021/6035.0%
7TEN1242003.50526075.206.811.842/4495.5%
8BYE--------------
9@SEA321007.001130213.003.44.49/5117.6%
10@OAK319006.330000-1.91.920/5635.7%
11DEN629004.832400220.006.98.918/7723.4%
12ARI535107.0010680116.8016.326.325/6936.2%
13@PIT1321001.62522084.404.39.349/6377.8%
14CIN1566104.402280514.0015.417.439/5768.4%
15@KC--------------
16BAL--------------
17@DEN858107.250001-11.811.815/5925.4%
Per game7.5739.570.210.075.232.7928.860.213.7910.369.2712.0624.86/61.3642.03%
Totals106554315.233940435310.36129.8168.8348/85942.03%