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Tagged: Austin Ekeler (59 Results)


No timeline for RB Ekeler’s return

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said on Monday that there is “no timetable on his return” in reference to injured star running back AUSTIN EKELER. Ekeler injured his ankleMore in the Chargers season opening loss to the Miami Dolphins and he did not practice last week prior to missing Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans. Ekeler did not miss any games last season and missed only one in 2021. Stay tuned, fantasy owners. Less

Source: NBC Sports


Chargers RB Ekeler dealing with ankle issue

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said on Monday that running back AUSTIN EKELER is day to day after injuring his ankle in the second half of Sunday’s game againstMore the Miami Dolphins. Ekeler’s status for Wednesday’s practice is to be determined. He was unable to finish Sunday’s game, although he did manage 20 touches for 164 yards and a touchdown in the game. Backup running back JOSHUA KELLEY filled in nicely after Ekeler left the game. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Around the NFL: Austin Ekeler

Breathe easy, fantasy football fans. Austin Ekeler won't be traded, and won't be holding out. He'll return to the Chargers offense that he's been putting up huge numbers in for at least another season.   more »



Chargers expect RB Ekeler to attend mandatory minicamp

Disgruntled Los Angeles Chargers running back AUSTIN EKELER was absent from the start of organized team activities to start the week, but head coach Brandon Staley’s expectation is that his topMore running back will be present for the upcoming mandatory minicamp in June. Ekeler requested and received permission to explore a potential trade out of Los Angeles earlier this offseason, but nothing has materialized. Early in April, Ekeler said that he had come to the realization that he would likely need to play one more season for the Chargers before betting on himself in free agency. Stay tuned, fantasy owners. Less


Ian Allan: Durable backs

Austin Ekeler and Najee Harris have both started all 17 games the last two years? Can we count on these guys to stay healthy? Or is running back simply an inherently dangerous position (with every player a substantial risk to have his season ruined)?   more »



Ekeler status remains unchanged in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Chargers GM Tom Telesco said this week that “nothing’s changed” regarding star running back AUSTIN EKELER, who is seeking either a trade or a new contract from his currentMore team. Despite speculation, nothing materialized ahead of last month’s NFL Draft, and it doesn’t sound like any deal is imminent now that the draft is over. As Ekeler enters his seventh NFL season, it appears likely that he will have to play out this season in Los Angeles before getting a new deal from the Chargers or anyone else. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Around the NFL: Los Angeles Chargers

I will be interested to see what the Chargers do at running back during the draft. Do they trade Austin Ekeler? And would they consider selecting Bijan Robinson?   more »



Ekeler’s “worst case scenario”…playing one more season for Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers running back AUSTIN EKELER requested and received permission to explore trade options just a few short weeks ago. With the 2023 NFL Draft approaching, Ekeler admitted this weekMore that he might not end up leaving Los Angeles this season. Ekeler added that “the worst-case scenario right now" is that "I’ll have to play for the Chargers for a year and bet on myself and then be a free agent next year.” Proceed with caution, fantasy owners. Less


Around the NFL: Los Angeles Chargers

I will be interested to see what the Chargers’ offense looks like next summer. They have plenty of talent, and they’ll be operating under a new offensive coordinator.   more »


Factoid: Austin Ekeler

Where do the Chargers go from here? They’ve got some talent, but there also needs to be some changes.   more »


Factoid: Playoff running backs

I saw a news item yesterday talking about how there were three 1,500-yard rushers in the NFL this season, and none of their teams made the playoffs. It was making the point that having a top running back didn't necessarily translate into team success. It depends how you look at it.   more »



Ekeler leads Chargers vs. Rams

Los Angeles Chargers running back AUSTIN EKELER made fantasy owners proud in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. Ekeler turned 14 total touches into 161 yards from scrimmage and 2More touchdowns. Ekeler had the longest run of his career on a second quarter 72-yard touchdown run. He also became the third running back to make at least 100 catches and score at least 15 touchdowns from scrimmage in a single season, joining LaDainian Tomlinson and Christian McCaffrey. Less

Source: Team Blog

Ask the Experts: Who is, and will be, the fantasy MVP?

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through the Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: Who was the first-half fantasy MVP? Who will be the second?  more »



Chargers RB Ekeler continues to roll

Los Angeles Chargers running back AUSTIN EKELER carried his momentum from last week’s three-touchdown performance into Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. Ekeler looked like his usual self against the Browns,More finishing with nearly 200 yards from scrimmage on just 19 touches. Ekeler added a rushing and a receiving touchdown as well. Less

Source: Team Blog


Chargers RB Ekeler shines with 3 touchdowns vs. Texans

Los Angeles Chargers running back AUSTIN EKELER scored 3 touchdowns in Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans. After scoring 20 touchdowns last season, Ekeler went the first three weeks of thisMore season without finding the end zone. That all changed against the Texans, as Ekeler rushed for 2 touchdowns and caught a touchdown for his third of the game. Less

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