Los Angeles Chargers
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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 15 121 77 407 5.4 3 2 44 33 342 3 749 6 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 14 159 106 554 5.2 3 1 53 39 404 3 958 6 0 2 6

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 1/13/2019 2:17pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler didn't have any carries while posting three grabs for 19 yards on five targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler was a little banged up coming in, and the Chargers got away from the run early due to a lopsided score on the board. It wasn't a good combination for Ekeler's fantasy owners in postseason leagues. He posted 554 yards and three touchdowns in 2018, and will be a good handcuff for fantasy owners of Melvin Gordon in 2019, as well as a decent PPR option.

  • Posted: 1/6/2019 1:53pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed for 29 yards on 11 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card playoff game. He also caught four passes for 14 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler has received at least 10 touches in four of the last five games and will continue to be involved in the running and passing game moving forward. He has a chance to be a flex option for owners next week against the New England Patriots.

  • Posted: 1/6/2019 6:52am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (groin) will participate in pregame workouts before the AFC Wild-Card Game versus the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Jan. 6, to determine if he will be able to play. He was listed as questionable on the injury report but there is optimism that he will be active, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: As long as Melvin Gordon remains healthy, Ekeler's touches will be limited. However, he could still be a serviceable option for owners participating in postseason PPR fantasy contests.

  • Posted: 1/5/2019 12:44pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (groin) said Saturday, Jan. 5 that he expects to play in the AFC Wild-Card Game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Jan. 6. He said his groin injury is 'very manageable.'

    Huddle Up: Ekeler will have a role in the battle, but his touches will likely be limited to no more than 10 or so as long as Melvin Gordon can stay healthy. Still, he's not a bad option for those playing in postseason fantasy leagues, particularly PPR formats.

  • Posted: 1/4/2019 1:14pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 4, and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler should have a good chance to play in the playoff game, but owners will need to check the inactive list to determine his official status. He can be considered a flex option in fantasy leagues since he should receive a decent amount of touches if he is active.

  • Posted: 1/3/2019 2:24pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler should be ready to play in the Wild Card playoff game, but owners will know more about his status in the next day or two. He can be considered a flex option in playoff fantasy leagues because of his involvement in the running and passing game.

  • Posted: 1/2/2019 3:24pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 2.

    Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see if Ekeler is in any danger of missing the Wild Card game. He has rushed for three touchdowns in the last four games and would see a decent amount of touches if he plays this week. He can be considered a flex option in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/30/2018 6:27pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed eight times for 58 yards and a touchdown in a 23-9 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler saw some extra action after Melvin Gordon left with an ankle injury. Gordon said after the game that he would be fine for the playoffs, but if the injury turns out to be serious, Ekeler would be worth a look in playoff contests.

  • Posted: 12/28/2018 2:11pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler should receive a limited number of touches this week against the Denver Broncos but may only be considered a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 12/27/2018 1:54pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler likely will be the No. 2 running back this week and should also have a role in the passing game. He can be considered a flex option in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/26/2018 3:11pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler has missed the last few games but should serve as the No. 2 running back in Week 17. He could receive a bigger role if the team decides to limit Melvin Gordon during the game. He can be considered a flex option in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/24/2018 10:41am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) is expected to return from a two-week absence and play in Week 17 against the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: Justin Jackson capably filled in as Melvin Gordon's complement in Week 16, but the Chargers seem to prefer Ekeler's big-play ability over Jackson, at least for now. With an AFC West Division title still a possibility, expect Los Angeles to play everyone as it normally would, meaning Ekeler could have some flex appeal.

  • Posted: 12/21/2018 11:07am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler can obviously be dropped in all leagues that wrap up their season with a Week 16 championship game. His absence frees up the Chargers to put as much on Melvin Gordon's plate as he can handle, making him an even stronger RB1 than he already was. Justin Jackson will serve as his primary backup.

  • Posted: 12/20/2018 1:57pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 20, and is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Justin Jackson likely will serve as the backup running back with Ekeler not expected to play. He probably will receive a handful of touches but can be avoided in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/19/2018 3:09pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.

    Huddle Up: It appears like Ekeler will not be able to play this week, so owners should keep him on the bench. Melvin Gordon likely will return to the lineup for Week 16 and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy running back.

  • Posted: 12/18/2018 3:11pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) was not able to practice Tuesday, Dec. 18.

    Huddle Up: Even if Ekeler plays, Melvin Gordon is expected to return this week. Ekeler can't be started given the injury and his relegated role.

  • 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.

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
17 @DEN 8 58 1 0 0 0
P1 @BAL 11 29 0 4 14 0
P2 @NE 0 0 0 3 19 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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