Austin Ekeler 2021 Fantasy Football Tip: Los Angeles Chargers RB Is Elite PPR Option

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2023

Frank Ammirante offers his Austin Ekeler 2021 Fantasy Football Tip And Outlook. See The Game Day’s full 2021 fantasy football draft coverage.

Austin Ekeler 2021 Fantasy Football Tip

Austin Ekeler 2020 Fantasy Football Recap

Austin Ekeler 2020 Fantasy Football Ranking (PPR)

110th Overall, RB28 (Per FantasyPros)

Austin Ekeler 2020 Stats

  • 116 rushing attempts
  • 530 rushing yards
  • 1 rushing touchdown
  • 4.6 rushing yards per attempt
  • 65 targets
  • 54 receptions
  • 403 receiving yards
  • 2 receiving touchdowns
  • 7.5 yards per reception
  • 10 games

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Austin Ekeler 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Ekeler has established himself as one of the top receiving backs in the NFL, totaling 146 catches in 26 games over the past two seasons. He’s also exceeded 100 carries in three straight seasons, helping him surpass 900 yards from scrimmage in each of those campaigns.

The 26-year-old will remain a focal point in the passing game for the Los Angeles Chargers this season, especially after establishing chemistry with Justin Herbert last year. With tight end Hunter Henry departing in free agency, Ekeler may see more short targets this year as well and will continue to be one of the team’s top receiving threats after Keenan Allen. He may lose some carries to Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley, however, after both helped fill in for him when he was hurt last year.

Ekeler will also benefit from an improved offensive line, which added first-round draft pick Rashawn Slater as well as Corey Linsley and Matt Feiler. The coaching staff also got better with former Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi signing on as the offensive coordinator for new head coach Brandon Staley. It’s always good to have someone from the Sean Payton coaching tree join your offense, especially in regards to running backs.

The biggest key for Ekeler will be health, as he missed six games last year with a torn hamstring. While he finished the year strong after returning from the IR, the new coaching staff will need to manage his workload to ensure that his 5-foot-10, 200-pound frame doesn’t take too much of a beating. If he can stay on the field, he has the potential to rack up 1,500 total yards and double-digit touchdowns, which would make him an RB1 in PPR formats.

Austin Ekeler 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Value (PPR)

Ekeler has a good chance to set career-highs across the board in an offense that should be among the best in the NFL. His pass-catching skills give him a high floor, since a reception is much more valuable than a rushing attempt in PPR leagues. He projects to be a top-10 RB and is being drafted as such, as his ADP is 10.0 in preseason PPR drafts. If he’s still available at the end of the first round or beginning of the second round, take him.


Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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