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Running Back, Los Angeles Chargers

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College: Western State, Colo.
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 200 DOB: 1995-05-17 Age: 25

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 LAC 13 47 260 5.5 2 35 27 279 10.3 3 83.9 6.5
2018 LAC 14 106 554 5.2 3 53 39 404 10.4 3 131.8 9.4
2019 LAC 16 132 557 4.2 3 108 92 993 10.8 8 221.0 13.8
2020 LAC 10 116 530 4.6 1 65 54 403 7.5 2 111.3 11.1
2020 (Projected) LAC   150 645 4.3 3   71 675 9.5 4 174.0  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
With Melvin Gordon now in Denver, the Chargers backfield has been opened up for 2019 breakout back Austin Ekeler. The team retained backup Justin Jackson who battled injuries in 2019, while also adding rookie Joshua Kelley in the fourth round of this year's NFL Draft. Still, it's widely believed that Ekeler will see the lion's share of the touches which should give him enough volume to remain a quality fantasy option here in 2020.

Of course, the monstrous 10.8 yards per reception that Ekeler produced in 2019, along with his eight receiving touchdowns will almost certainly see some regression, but he did also only contribute three rushing touchdowns on the season which should theoretically see a bit of an increase, especially if he sees more work near the goal line here in 2020.

There's some concern that Ekeler might not be the receiving weapon he was with Philip Rivers at the helm, especially given that run-heavy quarterbacks like Taylor typically do not pass as often to their running backs, but Taylor has shown an ability to get the ball to pass-catching running backs in the past, as LeSean McCoy caught an average of 47 passes per season during the three seasons when Taylor was the primary starter. That's a far cry from the 92 receptions that Ekeler had in 2019, of course, but it's certainly not a death sentence for Ekeler's ability to finish as an RB1 in fantasy.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Austin Ekeler
RB2RB2 Kalen Ballage
RB3RB4 Justin Jackson
RB4RB3 Joshua Kelley
RB5RB5 Troymaine Pope
RB6FB6 Gabe Nabers
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Gametime decision for Keenan Allen
Mixed reports on status
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 27, 7:15 am

#Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is in a similar situation today vs. the #Broncos as he was last week. He’ll be a game-time decision pending a workout, but Allen will push to play if he can possibly go. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Adam Schefter is reporting that Allen is not expected to play. Allen ended up being active last week but didn't see the field very much and ended up being a fantasy dud posting 1 catch for 17 yards. Even if gets cleared to play, it will be hard for fantasy owners to trust this situation. With Hunter Henry out, we could see a lot of pass work going to Austin Ekeler.


Injury Ekeler expected to play, Keenan Allen a gametime decision
Mike Williams also a gametime decision
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 17, 7:00 am

#Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (quadriceps) is expected to play tonight against the #Raiders, while WRs Keenan Allen (hamstring) and Mike Williams (back) are true game-time decisions, per sources. Both receivers were sore Sunday and the short week doesn’t help. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Chargers could be without their top two receivers in Thursday night's matchup against the Raiders. If that happens, Tyron Johnson and Jalen Guyton would likely be the top two wide receivers for Justin Herbert. Johnson finished with a 6-55-1 line last week after Williams left with a back injury. Both would be flex considerations in this scenario.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at CIN W 16-13 19 84 4.4 0 1 1 3 3.0 0 8.7
2 KC L 20-23 16 93 5.8 0 4 4 55 13.8 0 14.8
3 CAR L 16-21 12 59 4.9 1 11 11 84 7.6 0 20.3
4 at TB L 31-38 2 12 6.0 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 1.4
12 at BUF L 17-27 14 44 3.1 0 16 11 85 7.7 0 12.9
13 NE L 0-45 8 36 4.5 0 9 4 32 8.0 0 6.8
14 ATL W 20-17 15 79 5.3 0 9 9 67 7.4 0 14.6
15 at LV W 30-27 13 60 4.6 0 4 4 19 4.8 0 7.9
16 DEN W 19-16 10 45 4.5 0 3 3 23 7.7 1 12.8
17 at KC W 38-21 7 18 2.6 0 7 6 33 5.5 1 11.1

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 IND W 30-24 12 58 4.8 1 7 6 96 16.0 2 33.4
2 at DET L 10-13 17 66 3.9 1 6 6 67 11.2 0 19.3
3 HOU L 20-27 9 36 4.0 0 7 7 45 6.4 0 8.1
4 at MIA W 30-10 18 60 3.3 1 5 5 62 12.4 1 24.2
5 DEN L 13-20 3 7 2.3 0 16 15 86 5.7 0 9.3
6 PIT L 17-24 5 14 2.8 0 4 3 14 4.7 0 2.8
7 at TEN L 20-23 5 7 1.4 0 8 7 118 16.9 1 18.5
8 at CHI W 17-16 3 3 1.0 0 3 2 19 9.5 1 8.2
9 GB W 26-11 12 70 5.8 0 4 4 23 5.8 0 9.3
10 at LV L 24-26 6 19 3.2 0 2 2 29 14.5 1 10.8
11 KC L 17-24 5 24 4.8 0 12 8 108 13.5 0 13.2
13 at DEN L 20-23 9 16 1.8 0 5 4 51 12.8 1 12.7
14 at JAC W 45-10 8 101 12.6 0 5 4 112 28.0 1 27.3
15 MIN L 10-39 7 19 2.7 0 7 5 62 12.4 0 8.1
16 LV L 17-24 4 11 2.8 0 6 5 58 11.6 0 6.9
17 at KC L 21-31 9 46 5.1 0 11 9 43 4.8 0 8.9

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 KC L 28-38 5 39 7.8 0 5 5 87 17.4 1 18.6
2 at BUF W 31-20 11 77 7.0 0 3 3 21 7.0 0 9.8
3 at LAR L 23-35 4 47 11.8 0 3 3 24 8.0 0 7.1
4 SF W 29-27 8 25 3.1 0 3 2 31 15.5 1 11.6
5 LV W 26-10 6 15 2.5 0 3 1 44 44.0 1 11.9
6 at CLE W 38-14 7 60 8.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 6.0
7 TEN W 20-19 12 42 3.5 0 7 5 26 5.2 0 6.8
9 at SEA W 25-17 3 21 7.0 0 2 1 13 13.0 0 3.4
10 at LV W 20-6 3 19 6.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.9
11 DEN L 22-23 6 29 4.8 0 2 2 40 20.0 0 6.9
12 ARI W 45-10 5 35 7.0 1 11 10 68 6.8 0 16.3
13 at PIT W 33-30 13 21 1.6 0 8 5 22 4.4 0 4.3
14 CIN W 26-21 15 66 4.4 1 5 2 28 14.0 0 15.4
17 at DEN W 23-9 8 58 7.3 1 1 0 0 - 0 11.8
WC at BAL W 23-17 11 29 2.6 0 4 4 14 3.5 0 4.3
DP at NE L 28-41 0 0 - 0 5 3 19 6.3 0 1.9
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

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