Los Angeles Chargers
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  • 2 years
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 LAC 16 82 47 260 5.5 2 2 35 27 279 3 539 5 0 1 4
  Avg 15 116 73 378 5.3 2 2 44 33 342 3 720 5 0 2 5

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 LAC 13 150 98 496 5.1 2 1 52 39 404 3 900 5 0 2 5

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 12/12/2018 12:30pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck, concussion) has been ruled out for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Melvin Gordon is questionable and remains on the fantasy radar, although if he is ruled out or limited prior to kickoff then Justin Jackson would demand RB2 attention.

  • Posted: 12/11/2018 8:35am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (concussion) is unlikely to play Thursday, Dec. 13, in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler was added to the concussion protocol Monday, and there just isn't much time for him to clear it and play Thursday. Melvin Gordon (knee) doesn't look like he's ready, and Justin Jackson could be an RB2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Posted: 12/10/2018 7:17pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck, concussion) was listed as a non-participant in practice Monday, Dec. 10, a walk-through session.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler and Melvin Gordon are each nicked up and question mark on a short week for Thursday's huge game against the Chiefs. If neither can go it would be a combination of Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome in the backfield.

  • Posted: 12/10/2018 1:01pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) is day-to-day with a neck stinger he suffered in Week 14. Ekeler was also evaluated for concussion but was cleared and is not in the league's protocol.

    Huddle Up: Unfortunately, Ekeler has a history of stingers, which are tough to recover from in a week, much less a few days. The Chargers play again in Kansas City on Thursday, so he will obviously be hard-pressed to play. The hope is Melvin Gordon will be able to go this week after missing the last two games, but Justin Jackson would appear to be in line for a heavy workload against the Chiefs if that ends up not being the case.

  • Posted: 12/9/2018 10:29pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) aggravated an ongoing problem with stingers late in the game Sunday, Dec. 9, and will require further testing, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Huddle Up: Schefter opines Ekeler will be hard pressed to play Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs, which is probably doubly true if you subscribe to the theory that the Bolts held out Melvin Gordon Sunday so he'd be ready to roll on the short week. Keep a close eye out for updates.

  • Posted: 12/9/2018 6:49pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (undisclosed) suffered an unspecified injury late in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14. He rushed 15 times for 66 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 28 yards in the 26-21 win.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler had a solid outing, but with his status unclear and Melvin Gordon potentially returning, his fantasy value for a Week 15 showdown with Kansas City is up in the air at the moment.

  • Posted: 12/7/2018 4:16pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler will receive a majority of the playing time at running back with Melvin Gordon sidelined again and will look to play better than he did in Week 13. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in most leagues because it should be a better matchup for Ekeler.

  • Posted: 12/6/2018 4:09pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler likely will receive another start if Melvin Gordon is not able to play in Week 14. He is coming off a disappointing performance last week but can be considered a No. 2 fantasy running back if he starts this week.

  • Posted: 12/5/2018 3:55pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler was held in check last week even though he received 18 touches during the game. He can be a flex option in leagues if Melvin Gordon returns but can be considered a No. 2 running back if Gordon misses another game.

  • Posted: 11/30/2018 1:47pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler will receive most of the playing time at running back against the Pittsburgh Steelers and should continue to be involved in the passing game. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/29/2018 3:50pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) was a full participant at practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 29.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler will be out there Sunday night in Pittsburgh and the second-year tailback could be primed for a big outing with starter Melvin Gordon (knee) sidelined. He has juicy RB2 potential this week, especially in PPR formats, during what figures to be a high-scoring affair.

  • Posted: 11/28/2018 4:17pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler is in line for most of the playing time at running back this week with Melvin Gordon sidelined. He should be involved in the running and passing game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and can be considered a No. 2 running back in all leagues.

  • Posted: 11/26/2018 5:04am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler is expected to receive more work with RB Melvin Gordon (knee) out a few weeks with a Grade 2 sprain of his medial collateral ligament.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler should already be owned in most leagues because of his PPR value. Seventh-round pick Justin Jackson could share the carries with him and might be worth the speculative flyer.

  • Posted: 11/25/2018 6:04pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed five times for 35 and a touchdown and caught 10 passes for 68 yards in a 45-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12.

    Huddle Up: Melvin Gordon left the game with a knee injury, and Ekeler's receiving skills were on full display in his absence. If Gordon misses time, Ekeler will have RB2 upside in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 11/23/2018 3:27pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 12.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler's fantasy value will depend on if Melvin Gordon will be able to play in the Week 12 game. Ekeler could be a flex option in some leagues if Gordon plays but likely would be a No. 2 running back if Gordon is ruled out.

  • Posted: 11/22/2018 6:14pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 22.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler has played a minor role in the offense recently, but Melvin Gordon is nursing a couple injuries heading into Week 12. If Gordon can't play, Ekeler would become a solid flex option against the Cardinals, especially in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 11/21/2018 4:17pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler should receive a handful of touches this week against the Arizona Cardinals but has not posted great numbers over the last few weeks. He could be a possible flex option in deeper leagues but can be avoided in most leagues.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 10:12pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler ran six times for 29 yards and added two receptions for 40 yards against the Denver Broncos in Week 11.

    Huddle Up: After consecutive no-shows, Ekeler looked like the player he was earlier in the season. Some of LA's best work came with he and Melvin Gordon on the field at the same time. Ekeler is a hard guy to trust given his uneven usage, but he's worth holding on a roster outside of shallow leagues.

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 10:59pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler carried the ball three times for 19 yards against the Oakland Raiders in Week 10.

    Huddle Up: That's consecutive disappointing weeks for Ekeler, who averaged almost 77 yards from scrimmage over the team's first seven games. It'd be a tad hasty to cut him loose, but you're probably better off planting Ekeler on the pine until further notice.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 11:21pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler had 34 yards on four combined touches in Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler entered play Sunday averaging nearly 77 yards from scrimmage per game this season before setting season lows in both touches and yards. Don't overreact to it as Ekeler should be in line for a bounce back against the Oakland Raiders in Week 10.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 10:14am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed for 42 yards on 12 carries against the Tennessee Titans in Week 7. He also caught five passes for 26 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler was starting in place of Melvin Gordon but will lose some touches when Gordon returns to the lineup. Ekeler will continue to have a solid role in the offense and could be a flex option for owners most weeks.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 1:32pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed for 60 yards on seven carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler was not involved in the passing game this week but was still able to post solid numbers for fantasy owners. He should continue to be a flex option against most opponents.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 9:30pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed eight times for 25 yards and added two catches for 21 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 versus the San Francisco 49ers.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler has seemingly established himself as the new Danny Woodhead, generally making the most out of roughly 10 touches per game. His 56 total yards in this one were a season low, but a 22-yard TD catch late in the second quarter made him a quality start for fantasy owners once again. Ekeler should be a fine flex option once again in Week 5 against the Oakland Raiders after they coughed up 253 total yards and three scores to the backfield of the Cleveland Browns in Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 2:26pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed for 77 yards on 11 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. He also caught three passes for 21 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler is not a starter but still receives plenty of work in the offense. He should receive a similar workload next week and can be a flex option in numerous leagues.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 7:53pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed five times for 39 yards in the Week 1 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs and he added five receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: The highlight of Ekeler's day was when he high-pointed a ball in the left corner of the end zone in the second quarter for a touchdown. Even with a healthy Melvin Gordon there still appears to be plenty of ball to go around for Ekeler. He should still be targeted as a RB3 or flex fantasy option in PPR fantasy formats. The Chargers hit the road again in Week 2 to face the Bills.

  • Posted: 8/8/2018 12:47pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler is listed as the team's top backup running back on the first unofficial depth chart of training camp.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler came on last season as an effective pass catcher out of the backfield during his rookie campaign. However, he suffered a broken hand which shut him down early. He has some late-round value in standard fantasy leagues, especially as a handcuff to Melvin Gordon. Ekeler also could be a useful option in deeper PPR formats.

  • Posted: 3/10/2018 6:38pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler's (hand) broken hand has fully healed, and he has resumed a workout regimen.

    Huddle Up: With Melvin Gordon handling a bulk of the snaps for the Chargers, Ekeler is only worth stashing on the end of your bench in case Gordon suffers an injury.

  • Posted: 12/27/2017 4:11pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) took part in a full practice session Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler was active in Week 16 but he did not see any offensive snaps. There is opportunity for someone to step up with Melvin Gordon (ankle) in doubt for the finale, but it might be Branden Oliver, not Ekeler, stepping up into a big role.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 9:28am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) is officially active for the team's Week 16 game.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler is expected to be limited to special teams work because of his broken hand and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/22/2017 5:47pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 16 game.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler is dealing with a broken hand, so he may not receive a lot of touches if he is active for the game. Owners probably should keep Ekeler on the bench and use other options.

  • Posted: 12/22/2017 3:20pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 22, but he is still listed as questionable for Week 16 against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler has been limited to single-digit total touch counts over the past five games, and he hasn't found the end zone in each of the past four outings. He remains a very risky fantasy play for Week 16 due to his lack of touches lately.

  • Posted: 12/21/2017 2:55pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler probably will not be able a big factor in the offense because of his broken hand, so owners should look for other options for their lineups.

  • Posted: 12/20/2017 5:26pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler may be active for the Week 16 game, but it is not known what he can do on offense with a broken hand. Owners in all leagues should be able to find other options to use in their lineups.

  • Posted: 12/18/2017 2:01pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) could still play this week despite his broken hand, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

    Huddle Up: We'll have to see how Ekeler progresses this week, but he'll likely be wearing a cast or protective covering if he does play. He's been a pleasant PPR surprise in 2017, but have someone like Kapri Bibbs ready to pick up if needed.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 KC 5 39 0 5 87 1
2 @BUF 11 77 0 3 21 0
3 @LAR 4 47 0 3 24 0
4 SF 8 25 0 2 31 1
5 OAK 6 15 0 1 44 1
6 @CLE 7 60 0 0 0 0
7 TEN 12 42 0 5 26 0
9 @SEA 3 21 0 1 13 0
10 @OAK 3 19 0 0 0 0
11 DEN 6 29 0 2 40 0
12 ARI 5 35 1 10 68 0
13 @PIT 13 21 0 5 22 0
14 CIN 15 66 1 2 28 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @DEN 0 0 0 2 18 0
2 MIA 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 KC 0 0 0 1 6 0
4 PHI 1 35 1 2 23 0
5 @NYG 4 0 0 3 28 0
6 @OAK 1 1 0 1 8 0
7 DEN 7 38 0 4 6 1
8 @NE 2 8 0 1 13 0
10 @JAC 10 42 0 5 77 2
11 BUF 6 40 1 2 18 0
12 @DAL 6 15 0 3 55 0
13 CLE 4 19 0 2 21 0
14 WAS 4 49 0 0 0 0
15 @KC 2 13 0 1 6 0
16 @NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0

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