Austin Ekeler Injury Update Solidifies Fantasy Outlook in Week 15
Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler has reclaimed lead back duties since returning from injury in Week 12.
While Ekeler is currently dealing with an injured quad, he is expected to play in Week 15 against the Las Vegas Raiders, which solidifies his fantasy outlook as a top fantasy RB.
Austin Ekeler Fantasy Outlook
Dealing with a leg injury on a short week could've kept Ekeler out, but his fantasy managers can breathe a sigh of relief.
Ekeler averaged 15.7 attempts and 5.3 targets in his first three games to begin the season, racking up 126.0 yards from scrimmage per game before getting injured in Week 4. Since his return in Week 12, he's seeing 12.3 rushes and a whopping 11.3 targets per game, becoming a go-to option for rookie QB Justin Herbert. He has averaged a terrific 19.3 PPR points in his last three games.
Ekeler's increased production since returning makes him a locked-in RB1 for Week 15. He has a mouth-watering matchup against a Raiders defense that is allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to RBs (29.29) this season.
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