Completely held in check
Ekeler carried the ball 14 times for 18 yards and caught two of his three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Patriots.
Given the Patriots offense rarely managed to pose much of a threat, Ekeler and the rest of the Chargers attack was essentially tasked with not making a mistake that could give way to easy points the other way. The end result was one of Ekeler's more futile fantasy outings in his entire career, but the rainy, murky conditions certainly played a part in his ineffectiveness. The dynamic dual threat has struggled on the ground this season, but it could get easier next week against a Broncos defense that has been vulnerable to running backs all season.
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Williams (knee) said in January that he's "slightly ahead" of schedule in his rehab from an ACL tear, Omar Navarro of Chargers.com reports.
Johnston recently said he has a "world of confidence" in himself and expects a "breakout" in 2024 under new Chargers coach Jim Harbaugh, ESPN.com's Kris Rhim reports.
Davis caught his only target for 18 yards in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Chiefs. He also tallied three carries for 17 yards and recorded 69 kick-return yards.
Erickson caught two of his five targets for 29 yards in the 13-12 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
Palmer, who left the 13-12 loss Sunday to the Chiefs early with a knee injury, tallied 38 receptions for 581 receiving yards and two touchdowns across 10 games during the 2023 season.
Everett, who was forced out of the 13-12 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday due to a knee injury, finished the 2023 campaign with 51 catches for 411 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Johnston recorded two receptions on five targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Chiefs.
Ekeler rushed the ball 10 times for 11 yards in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Chiefs. He added seven receptions on eight targets for 38 yards.
Palmer exited Sunday's season finale against the Chiefs with a knee injury.
Everett was forced out of Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a knee injury.