• Austin Ekeler

  • RB
  • , Los Angeles Chargers
  • 25
  • 195 lbs
  • 5' 10"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Ekeler finished the season as the No. 6 running back (half-PPR) after finishing No. 24 the year before. One of the most versatile running backs in the league, he caught 92 of 108 targets for 993 yards and eight touchdowns, so he would have been the No. 14 fantasy receiver if only his receiving numbers counted! Ekeler would probably be going in the first round if not for the quarterback change in L.A. Philip Rivers was known to pepper his running backs with targets, but Tyrod Taylor didn’t generate big receiving seasons for his backs when he started in Buffalo. (LeSean’s high-water mark in Buffalo was 59 catches in 2017.) I’m expecting Ekeler’s receptions to regress a bit, but he’ll still catch enough balls to have a very good shot to finish in the top 10 in PPR and half-PPR formats.

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Scouting report

by Richard Mejia

LAC RB Austin Ekeler - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at Tampa Bay

He is alive! The dynamic PPR back we have known Ekeler to be finally showed up last week against Carolina as he caught all his 11 targets for 84 yards and added 59 rushing yards and one touchdown. Ekeler had a strong rushing performance as he has had all season, however, is contribution in the passing game made him third-highest scoring back in PPR leagues in Week 3.

Ekeler’s Week 4 matchup presents different challenges as Tampa Bay has given up the tenth-least fantasy points to RBs this season. Regardless of much, it is evident that with Justin Herbert under center, Ekeler will continue to see a healthy dose of targets put of the backfield which will keep him firmly in the RB1 against the Bucs.

2020 Strength of Schedule - LAC

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
21
@CIN
22
KC
30
CAR
3
@TB
4
@NO
BYE31
JAX
1
@DEN
29
LV
24
@MIA
27
NYJ
19
@BUF
5
NE
8
ATL
29
@LV
1
DEN
22
@KC

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

2020 Game Stats

WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@CIN1984004.4213013.008.79.750/7467.6%
2KC1693005.814550413.7514.818.847/8356.6%
3CAR1259104.9211840117.6420.331.356/7871.8%
4@TB212006.0012012.001.42.43/535.7%
5@NO--------------
6BYE--------------
7JAX--------------
Per game12.2562.000.2505.064.2536.0004.258.4711.3015.5539.00/72.0050.41%
Totals49248105.06171440178.4745.262.2156/28850.41%

Previous Games vs. DEN

SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
201913@DEN916001.784511512.7512.716.735/6653.03%
20195DEN37012.3315860165.737.322.346/7065.71%
201817@DEN858107.2500010.0011.811.815/5925.42%
201811DEN629004.832400220.006.98.918/7723.38%
Average6.5027.500.250.254.055.2544.250.256.009.629.6814.9328.50/68.0041.89%
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