Ekeler is fresh off a 146 yards from scrimmage performance against the Atlanta Falcons and could be leaned on in the passing game with Mike Williams and Keenan Allen dealing with injury issues. Ekeler hauled in all nine of his targets in Week 14 and could see a similar workload against the Raiders. Ekeler is our third ranked running back for Week 15.
LAC RB Austin Ekeler - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Kansas City
Ekeler had a fine day last week against the Denver Broncos as he carried the ball 10 times for 45 yards and caught all three of his targets for 23 yards and a touchdown. Ekeler is clearly not at 100% healthy, but he still managed to salvage his fantasy game with a score.
This week Ekeler takes on the Kansas City Chiefs who are ranked 22nd in aFPA to RBs this season. With the Chargers to play without Keenan Allen and Hunter Henry once again, Ekeler will once again be leaned to carry the offensive load. Even at less-than-ideal health, Ekeler is still a strong RB1 this week.