• Austin Ekeler

  • RB
  • , Los Angeles Chargers
  • 26
  • 195 lbs
  • 5' 10"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Ekeler finished as the No. 29 running back (half-PPR) in just 10 games last season. The previous year, he finished No. 6. More than just about everyone else at his position, Ekeler’s value will depend on the scoring format. He’s a top 10 back in full PPR, but more of a high-end RB2 in standard formats. In his eight healthy games with Justin Herbert at quarterback, Ekeler averaged 18.4 touches (including 6.5 receptions on 7.9 targets) for 104 total yards and 0.38 touchdowns. The resulting 15.9 PPG is what David Montgomery scored as last year’s No. 4 running back. The Chargers added Corey Linsley in free agency and tackle Rashawn Slater with the No. 13 pick in the draft, so the offensive line unit should be much improved in 2021. This all points to a bounceback season for Ekeler.

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Scouting report

by Neil Dutton

LAC RB Austin Ekeler - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 vs. Ravens

Week 5 was another excellent week for Austin Eekler in his strong start to the 2021 campaign. Against the Browns, Ekeler saw a season-high 17 rushing attempts. He only managed 66 yards, but he found the end zone twice on the ground. Ekeler also saw five targets, his fourth game in a row with at least five looks, and scored a receiving touchdown for the third game in a row. Ekeler has six combined scores in his last three games. After a quiet Week 1, Ekeler has averaged 24.5 fantasy points per game in Half-PPR formats over the last four weeks. He is currently the RB2.

Ekeler is a weekly must-start in fantasy, and his Week 6 matchup should in no way deter his fantasy managers. The Ravens rank 26th in aFPA to RBs. They've allowed six rushing touchdowns to opposition backfields through five games, while only the Jets have allowed more receiving yards to tailbacks. If Mike Williams is forced to sit out due to injury, Ekeler and Keenan Allen should both get a bump in targets in Week 6.

2021 Strength of Schedule - LAC

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
26
@WAS
13
DAL
19
@KC
28
LV
8
CLE
20
@BAL
BYE16
NE
22
@PHI
12
MIN
6
PIT
9
@DEN
10
@CIN
25
NYG
19
KC
21
@HOU
9
DEN

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

Game Stats

WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@WAS1557103.8000000.0011.711.747/8158.0%
2DAL954006.00961096.7813.522.545/7163.4%
3@KC1155005.00652168.6716.722.749/6674.2%
4LV15117107.80328159.3326.529.545/7560.0%
5CLE1766213.885531510.6027.932.953/7570.7%
6@BAL67001.174480712.005.59.534/5660.7%
Per game12.1759.330.670.174.884.5040.330.505.338.9616.9721.4745.50/70.6764.50%
Totals73356414.88272423328.96101.8128.8273/42464.50%