Austin Ekeler

  • Height
    5' 9"
  • Weight
    199 lbs
  • BMI
    29.4 (35th)
Austin Ekeler headshot
  • Draft Pick
    Undrafted 2017
  • College
    Western State
  • Age
    27.0

Austin Ekeler Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Atts Rush Yds YPC Rec Rec Yds TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 16 206 911 4.4 70 647 20 21.5 (#2)
2020 10 116 530 4.6 54 403 3 16.5 (#9)
2019 16 132 557 4.2 92 993 11 19.3 (#6)
2018 14 106 554 5.2 39 404 5 11.6 (#28)
2017 14 47 260 5.5 27 279 5 7.6 (#50)
  • College Dominator
    45.7% (96th)
  • College YPC
    6.0 (73rd)
  • College Target Share
    -
  • SPARQ-x
    -

Austin Ekeler Advanced Stats & Metrics

2021

Total Touches

2021

Opportunity Share

2021

Fantasy Points

Austin Ekeler ADP

6.80
(-0.29)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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1.07 Pick
RB4 Rank

Value Over Stream

+8.9
(#4)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

Popularity Index

#104

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Austin Ekeler Injury History

Low
Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Ankle sprain
Week 14 (2021)
1
Concussion
Week 17 (2020)
0
0
Quadriceps strain
Week 14 (2020)
0
1
Hamstring strain & knee hyperextension
Week 4 (2020)
6
6
Neck strain
Week 14 (2018)
1
2
Concussion
Week 14 (2018)
1
1
Hand injury
Week 15 (2017)
0
1

Austin Ekeler College Stats

Year Games Rush Atts Rush Yrds TDs Rec Rec Yrds Tgt Share Age School
2013 9 (RB) 182 1049 (7 tds) 8 27 160 0.0% 18 Western State
2014 11 (RB) 298 1,676 (14 tds) 16 38 417 0.0% 19 Western State
2015 10 (RB) 227 1,637 (19 tds) 21 32 402 0.0% 20 Western State
2016 10 (RB) 232 1,495 (15 tds) 18 18 236 0.0% 21 Western State

Who is Austin Ekeler

In the buildup to the 2017 NFL Draft, Austin Ekeler produced some eye-catching workout metrics. He ran an 83rd percentile 40 time of 4.48 while showcasing exceptional burst and agility. Despite his track record of college dominance and exceptional athletic traits, Ekeler was not selected during the NFL Draft. Instead, he signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent.

Ekeler was always among the most efficient backs in the league during his first four seasons in the NFL. He led all running back with 6.9 yards per touch in 2019. In the same season, he finished No.2 at his position with 92 receptions for 993 receiving yards. Ekeler signed a four-year $24.5m contract extension with the Chargers before the 2020 season, but he continued to be a bit-part player. This all changed in 2021 when Ekeler's production went through the roof.

He played 67.1 percent of the offensive snaps, seeing 16.9 Weighted Opportunities per game. Ekeler had a career-high 206 carries and was No.1 with 94 targets and 647 receiving yards. He was No.4 with a 15.1 percent target share and No.2 with 393 routes run. He committed just three drops. Ekeler also commanded a huge workload inside the red zone. He saw 63 touches inside the 20-yard line, including 10 goal-line carries. Ekeler was an elite performer in the yards created metric, finishing No.3 with 940, and averaged 4.4 broken tackles per game. Ekeler finished the season as the RB2 in fantasy points per game. He can expect another great season in 2022 and is sure to hold a high fantasy ranking if he can once again live up to an early ADP.