Austin Ekeler, RB (LAC)

Continues to lead backfield

Ekeler, who logged 1,558 scrimmage yards and 20 total TDs in 16 games last season, remains firmly atop the Chargers' RB depth chart as training camp approaches, per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN and Daniel Popper of The Athletic.

As long as the 27-year-old remains healthy, he'll be a valuable fantasy asset, especially given his usage as a pass-catcher out of the Chargers' backfield. With Justin Jackson no longer on the roster, Isaiah Spiller, Larry Rountree and Joshua Kelley are in the mix to handle complementary work, and though the team's No. 2 role hasn't been handed to Spiller, it's one that the 2022 fourth-rounder has a solid chance to claim. If so, he'd be the player to target in the event that Ekeler misses any time this coming season.

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Austin Ekeler

Austin Ekeler


Staying in LA with new incentives

Ekeler is expected to remain with the Chargers for 2023 after they added $1.75 million in incentives for the final season of his contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert


Throwing at OTAs

Herbert (shoulder) threw passes to teammates Monday at OTAs, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Joshua Palmer

Joshua Palmer


Sliding down depth chart?

Palmer is part of a WR room that now includes 21st overall pick Quentin Johnston in addition to veterans Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, Eric Smith of the Chargers' official site reports.