Austin Ekeler will play "a lot" Sunday

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said RB Austin Ekeler will play "a lot" on Sunday against the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: 

The Chargers will be getting Melvin Gordon back after he ended his holdout last week but did not play in Week 4 against the Dolphins, so this will be his season debut. But the Chargers are going to limit the workload of Gordon, meaning there will be plenty of work for Ekeler, which he deserves to have. Ekeler is currently the No. 2 running back in PPR scoring behind only Christian McCaffrey. Even when Gordon gets back up to speed, the Chargers would be silly not to keep playing Ekeler and there will be enough fantasy potential from both running backs. And even for this week, in a limited role, Gordon has flex, or even RB2 potential. Our latest PPR rankings here at 4for4 have Ekeler at No. 8 and Gordon at No. 21, as Denver has been getting chewed up by the run game this season.

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