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Running Back, Los Angeles Chargers

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Draft: 2020 Round 4 (6)
College: UCLA
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 212 DOB: 1997-11-20 Age: 23

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2020 LAC 14 111 354 3.2 2 23 23 148 6.4 0 62.2 4.4
2021 LAC 2 6 24 4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.4 1.2
2021 (Projected) LAC   89 339 3.8 1   7 55 7.9 0 45.4  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Los Angeles backfield is certainly about as close to a one-man show as can be found in the NFL right now, but if we're going to talk about another running back in this offense then it should probably be Joshua Kelley. Kelley was a rookie in 2020 and saw immediate playing time as the backup to Austin Ekeler. Ekeler's injury in Week 4 made Kelley one of the highest-priced FAAB acquisitions of the season, but he disappointed in dramatic fashion as he immediately began splitting snaps with the likes of veteran Justin Jackson and journeymen backs Kalen Ballage and Troymaine Pope.

It's reasonable to brush off this lack of immediate success as the coaching staff simply not trusting Kelley to take on such a heavy workload so early into his rookie season, but things didn't get much better as the season went on. He never reached a 60 percent snap rate in any game and he saw double-digit carries in just two of the seven games Ekeler missed. Worse yet, his contributions in the passing game were paltry as he caught just 23 passes for 148 yards and no touchdowns on the season, despite the fact that he did catch all 23 targets that came his way.

If we're to look for some sort of bright side, it should be that the Chargers didn't invest serious assets at the running back position this offseason. They added only sixth-rounder Larry Rountree III, a mediocre athlete who lacks Kelley's speed and agility, who was also not much of a pass catcher in college.

Kelley doesn't have much of a path to playing time unless Ekeler gets hurt, but if that happens again then the upside at running back lies with Kelley. He was a productive college player and he does have the requisite size and speed to be an NFL back. At this point we know that Justin Jackson isn't likely to give us anything from a fantasy standpoint, so at least there's some potential with Kelley.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Austin Ekeler
RB2RB2 Justin Jackson
RB3RB3 Larry Rountree III
RB4RB4 Joshua Kelley
RB5FB1 Gabe Nabers
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
There is no news to report for this player from the past 90 days.

2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
5 CLE W 47-42 2 17 8.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
6 at BAL L 6-34 4 7 1.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.7

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 12 60 5.0 1 0 0 0 - 0 12.0
2 KC L 20-23 23 64 2.8 0 3 2 49 24.5 0 11.3
3 CAR L 16-21 8 43 5.4 0 2 2 9 4.5 0 5.2
4 at TB L 31-38 9 7 0.8 0 3 3 26 8.7 0 3.3
5 at NO L 27-30 11 29 2.6 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 3.8
7 JAC W 39-29 12 29 2.4 0 5 5 24 4.8 0 5.3
8 at DEN L 30-31 7 32 4.6 0 1 1 -7 -7.0 0 2.5
9 LV L 26-31 9 28 3.1 0 5 5 31 6.2 0 5.9
10 at MIA L 21-29 7 21 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.1
11 NYJ W 34-28 4 -2 -0.5 0 2 2 4 2.0 0 0.2
12 at BUF L 17-27 7 35 5.0 1 0 0 0 - 0 9.5
13 NE L 0-45 0 0 - 0 2 2 3 1.5 0 0.3
15 at LV W 30-27 2 8 4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8

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