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Austin Ekeler

RB · Washington Commanders

Height 5'10" Weight 200
DOB 1995-05-17 Age 29.0
College Western State (CO)

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 3 (Tier 1) · ADP (12-team PPR): 1.05, 5th

Fantasy Advice

Ekeler still has little to no competition for his job that led to 107 receptions a season ago. Plus he scored 18 TD last year, and 20 TD in 2021. I might be inclined to put him as my RB1. Except, he is the oldest player in this tier and a little jacked up physically which runs a greater risk of a soft tissue injury. There is no decent handcuff for Ekeler.

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 1
1Bijan Robinson, ATL1122.31.08
2Christian McCaffrey, SF928.01.0318.5
3Austin Ekeler, LAC529.01.0518.8
4Saquon Barkley, NYG1327.32.0115.8
Tier 2
5Nick Chubb, CLE528.42.0215.6
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Commanders To Use More No-Huddle On Offense?

    Headshot for Jayden Daniels

    Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson said that the team is planning to use more of a no-huddle offense this year under new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury. The Commanders are going to have a new-look offense this year with rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels taking over under center after the team traded Sam Howell to the Seattle Seahawks this offseason. Running back Brian Robinson also has new competition in the backfield in the form of do-it-all back Austin Ekeler. A faster pace for Washington's offense could be good for everyone involved, including Robinson, who finished his second season in 2023 with 733 rushing yards and five touchdowns in 15 games played. The Commanders will most likely view the 25-year-old as their preferred early down and between-the-tackles runner, with Ekeler taking valuable targets in the passing game away from B-Rob.

    May 23 · Source via Washington Commanders Jayden Daniels Austin Ekeler Brian Robinson
  • Brian Robinson Jr. Still Considered "Top Back" By Some

    Headshot for Brian Robinson

    According to 33rd Team's Marcus Mosher, Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. is still viewed by some as the No. 1 option on the depth chart. Without question, Austin Ekeler's presence has many believing Robinson's role will significantly reduce. However, Mosher indicated this might not be the case, especially with a change in the coaching staff, including new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, who helped James Conner remain a viable fantasy threat during his time as the head coach in Arizona. Robinson has appeared in 27 games for the Commanders over the last two seasons. Although the 25-year-old wasn't always consistent, he still amassed 1,530 yards and seven touchdowns off 383 carries. He also scored five times on the receiving end. Surely, Ekeler will get his touches. Yet, fantasy managers shouldn't dismiss Robinson, with his ceiling rising even more if Ekeler goes down with an injury at some point in the year.

    May 18 · Source via Washington Commanders Brian Robinson Austin Ekeler
  • Ekeler energized, ready to prove himself again

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    New Commanders running back Austin Ekeler said Monday he's ready to prove himself with his new team.

    Mar 18 · ESPN Washington Commanders Austin Ekeler
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2017LAC93.46.71419721.48.95.9472605.532352727910.332
    2018LAC143.310.21434840.618.511.41065545.232533940410.431
    2019LAC263.016.41660956.922.415.01325574.2231089299310.882
    2020LAC138.313.81041157.925.518.11165304.57165544037.520
    2021LAC304.819.11673161.125.118.82069114.421294706479.283
    2022LAC319.218.81773461.627.819.52049154.49131271077226.753
    2023LAC159.911.41463054.421.818.11796283.51574514368.514

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1MIAL 34-3624.424150.625.921161177.311544711.800
    2@TENL 24-270.0---------------
    3@MINW 28-240.0---------------
    4LVW 24-170.0---------------
    6DALL 17-208.2265068.527.42014271.93064358.800
    7@KCL 17-315.1384063.525.41614453.2102111.000
    8CHIW 30-1319.864666.733.32315291.930879413.411
    9@NYJW 27-620.043967.236.22114473.362722311.500
    10DETL 38-4119.545069.436.12619673.531744812.000
    11@GBL 20-236.0324670.820.01310646.4003263.001
    12BALL 10-206.9365380.324.21610323.20065326.401
    13@NEW 6-03.7343557.427.91714181.2903294.500
    14DENL 7-2418.584972.125.01710515.10175499.800
    15@LVL 21-635.8392640.016.911591.80064297.300
    16BUFL 22-2410.1234564.327.11915654.33043217.000
    17@DENL 9-163.5564772.323.11513463.5402144.001
    18KCL 12-138.4306375.921.71810111.10087385.400

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 2, 1, 2, 3
    Receiving: 39

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1LVW 24-199.2283349.326.91814362.57044369.000
    2@KCL 24-2713.994762.732.02414392.790109556.100
    3JACL 10-389.3293455.719.712451.25088486.000
    4@HOUW 34-2431.924158.628.62013604.62276498.210
    5@CLEW 30-2833.914259.228.2201617310.81144266.510
    6DENW 19-1619.336165.632.33014362.5711610474.700
    7SEAL 23-3730.725577.529.6219313.4411212968.010
    9@ATLW 20-1720.664768.131.92214473.36187243.411
    10@SFL 16-229.8234069.031.0186244.000127395.600
    11KCL 27-3017.094569.232.32119834.37122178.500
    12@ARIW 25-2419.544669.730.3205204.0001511605.510
    13@LVL 20-2710.7244560.021.31610353.500656713.401
    14MIAW 23-1720.444758.828.82315453.00188597.400
    15TENW 17-1414.0174969.021.11512584.83132126.000
    16@INDW 20-321.944160.332.42218673.72244123.000
    17LARW 31-1030.112843.821.9141012212.20244399.800
    18@DENL 28-317.0303348.522.11511343.09044369.001
    WC@JACL 30-3117.3-4665.724.31713352.6924284.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 10, 20, 22, 6, 7, 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 10, 72, 13, 6
    Receiving: 14, 12, 1, 1, 1

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@WASW 20-1611.7194758.018.51515573.801000-00
    2DALL 17-2016.0114563.425.4189546.00099616.800
    3@KCW 30-2419.784974.225.81711555.00066528.710
    4LVW 28-1428.024560.026.720151177.80153289.310
    5CLEW 47-4230.425370.729.32217663.882555310.611
    6@BALL 6-347.5343460.723.213671.170744812.000
    8NEL 24-2721.444575.035.02111645.8211066010.000
    9@PHIW 27-249.7274666.729.02017593.47033237.700
    10MINL 20-2713.4174271.228.81711444.00063155.010
    11PITW 41-3738.525369.723.71811504.552766510.820
    12@DENL 13-2818.964867.628.22012312.580866811.310
    13@CINW 41-2214.9164773.429.71914594.21155459.002
    14NYGW 37-2115.4133346.522.51612675.58142178.500
    15KCL 28-3416.252733.820.01612594.92144235.800
    16@HOUL 29-410.0---------------
    17DENW 34-1318.7113958.229.92017583.411335418.000
    18@LVL 32-3524.427883.930.12816644.001125357.010

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 3, 11, 4, 3, 5, 6, 5, 1, 1, 2, 3, 14
    Receiving: 16, 14, 19, 2, 10, 17, 12, 14

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@CINW 16-139.2325067.627.02019844.4201133.000
    2KCL 20-2316.8164756.624.12016935.810445513.800
    3CARL 16-2125.855671.829.52312594.9211111847.600
    4@TBL 31-381.96435.75.732126.0001122.000
    12@BUFL 17-2718.486072.336.13014443.1401611857.700
    13NEL 0-458.8284359.723.6178364.50094328.000
    14ATLW 20-1719.194460.332.92415795.27099677.400
    15@LVW 30-279.9274162.125.81713604.62044194.800
    16DENW 19-1614.3163764.922.81310454.50033237.710
    17@KCW 38-2114.1183042.319.7147182.57076335.510

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 12
    Receiving: 9, 4

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