Los Angeles Chargers
  • 5'10"
  • 200
  • 23
  • 2 years
  • Western State (Colo.)
  • n/a

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
2017 LAC 16 82 47 260 5.5 2 2 35 27 279 3 539 5 0 1 4

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 9:30am ET

    Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) suffered a broken hand during the team's Week 15 game and will miss the rest of the 2017 season, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Melvin Gordon will receive most of the work at running back in the last two games of the season and should be a No. 2 running back or flex option in both games.

  • Posted: 12/16/2017 8:09pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) suffered a hand injury against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Dec. 16, and is questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: If Ekeler's injury turns out to be serious, it will mean even more touches for the already busy Melvin Gordon.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 4:51pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed four times for 19 yards in Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns and he added two receptions for 21 yards on three targets.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler has been a decent RB3 or flex fantasy play in leagues of 12 or more teams, but he'll likely need something to happen to Melvin Gordon before he is a fantasy must-start across the board.

  • Posted: 11/23/2017 5:43pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler caught three passes for 55 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12. He also rushed for 15 yards on six carries against the game.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler has been involved in the running and passing game over the last few months and will continue to receive a decent amount of touches each game. He has a chance to be a flex option in deeper leagues next week because of the matchup.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 8:02pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed six times for 40 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills and he added two receptions for 18 yards.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler has been carving out a nice little role for himself recently, although Melvin Gordon still continues to be the unquestioned No. 1 back. Still, Ekeler has proven he can be relied upon as an RB3 or flex fantasy option. The Chargers meet the Cowboys on Thanksgiving in Week 12.

  • Posted: 11/12/2017 7:05pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler ran 10 times for 42 yards and a fumble and caught five passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10.

    Huddle Up: It's too soon to call Ekeler the next Danny Woodhead for the Chargers' offense, but his usage is creeping up, and he could have flex value in PPR formats going forward. He needs to be owned in almost all leagues at this point.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 8:20pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed seven times for 38 yards in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos and he added four receptions for six yards and a score.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler picked up the slack with Melvin Gordon struggling a bit against Denver's front seven. The rookie is pretty shifty and appears to be someone head coach Anthony Lynn wants to incorporate much into the plan, sort of like a poor man's Danny Woodhead. However, as long as Gordon is healthy then Ekeler's fantasy ceiling is rather limited.

  • Posted: 10/8/2017 5:01pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed four times for zero yards and he added three catches for 28 yards on six targets in Week 5 against the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: Head coach Anthony Lynn said earlier in the week that he wanted to get Ekeler more touches, and the rookie did see a bump in action after one run and five catches through the first four games. Still, he'll need to do a lot more before he is a fantasy regular.

  • Posted: 10/3/2017 12:53pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler is expected to see an uptick in action going forward, as the team looks for ways to get the ball in his hands.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler has five receptions for 47 yards and he took his first NFL handoff 35 yards for a score in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He isn't someone to target yet outside of the deepest of fantasy leagues, but he is a player to monitor going forward as the struggling Chargers look for a spark.

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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