Austin Ekeler corrected his ankle in the game against the Giants last week, and his status is up during the Chargers’ Week 15 game against Kansas City. He will likely be “problematic”, at best, for Thursday Night Football, and his availability will have a big impact on the fictional RB standings and the starting point of the team’s decisions. surname. Knowing the latest injury updates – and Ekeler’s handcuff(s) – will be key before your first squad call of the week.
We’ll continue to update this article with news about Ekeler until the official active/inactive report is released on Thursday around 6:50 p.m. ET. For all the latest fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fosystem.
Does Austin Ekeler play on Thursday nights?
Chargers don’t practice on Mondays, but The injury report lists Ekeler as “DNP.” Tuesday’s trauma report should tell us more about the situation, although it still may not tell us everything. There’s certainly a chance he won’t train for a short week and compete, but he could easily record limited and non-competitive exercises, so we’ll have to monitor this situation before Monday. Five.
If he plays, you’ll start him, even risking a Week 13 Darrell Henderson or Boston Scott situation where they’ve been active but barely see the field. We’d be surprised if the Chargers, who have true Super Bowl aspirations, decided to play with Ekeler’s health for a short week, so we’re comfortable taking that risk. Kansas City is just a neutral game for the RBs, but we know Ekeler’s take-up work sets him apart from most other defenders, especially in the PPR leagues.
If he doesn’t compete, we could see a close even split between Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley. Jackson seems to have a slight edge and has a better reception record, so he’s the best player here on paper. Of course, teams aren’t afraid to do something imaginary owners never expected (like the Lions got Craig Reynolds in Week 14), so we’re not going to pretend there’s no risk involved at all. this. Unfortunately, we’ll have to make some risky decisions no matter what happens here.
With Ekeler currently out of our charts, we have Jackson as RB29 in standard and RB25 in PPR . tournaments. Kelley has RB36 in PPR and RB34 in standard. Again, it’s hard to know exactly what will happen here, as both can see touches and take chances.