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Austin Ekeler
  • Los Angeles Activates Austin Ekeler For Sunday's Game

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (hamstring) has been activated and is cleared to play in Sunday's contest against Buffalo. Ekeler's return coincides with Kalen Ballage (ankle) earning a questionable designation, which could lead to Ekeler getting additional touches in his first game since Week 4. Having proven to be an integral cog in the Los Angeles offense, Ekeler is worthy of starting in nearly all season-long formats, even as he carries some risk due to possible snap count limitations after an extended layoff. The Bills Defense has allowed the sixth-most rushing yards (1,069) to opposing running backs during 2020, working in Ekeler's favor. Those hanging onto Ballage in season-long formats can begin to explore contingency options.

    Nov 28 · Source via Chargers Austin Ekeler
  • Austin Ekeler Set To Return From Injured Reserve

    The Los Angeles Chargers plan on designating running back Austin Ekeler (hamstring) to return from Injured Reserve this week, according to a source. However, it isn't clear if Ekeler will play in Week 12 against the Bills, but he'll practice for the first time since suffering a serious hamstring injury in Week 4. The 25-year-old has been posting videos of himself working out on social media, so he's definitely getting close to a return. Don't expect to have him this weekend, but Week 13 against the Patriots is much more realistic. Ekeler should be stashed in all fantasy leagues, as he'll return to a featured-back role when he's ready. Kalen Ballage has become the Chargers preferred backfield choice in recent weeks, and he'll be a low-end RB2/high-end RB3/flex this Sunday if Ekeler misses another game. The Bills Defense has allowed the 11th-most fantasy points per game to running backs.

    Nov 24 · Source via Chargers Austin Ekeler
  • Austin Ekeler Hints At Return

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (hamstring) hinted at his return on social media on Thursday by posting a video of him running. Ekeler has been on Injured Reserve since Week 4 but appears to be nearing a return. It won't come in Week 11 against the Jets, but there's a chance that the 25-year-old could be back on the field for Week 12 against the Bills or in Week 13 against the Patriots. Either way, it looks like fantasy managers will have Ekeler back in the fold to begin the fantasy playoffs, which begin in Week 14 in most leagues. If for some reason he's available in your league, pick him up now and stash him. The Bolts will continue a committee approach with Kalen Ballage, rookie Joshua Kelley and Troymaine Pope until Ekeler returns. Ballage is the hot hand right now and has RB2 upside in a great matchup with the winless Jets this weekend.

    Nov 19 · Source via Chargers Austin Ekeler
  • Austin Ekeler dynasty ADP slipping

    Nov 18 · Dynasty League Football Chargers Austin Ekeler