Who Should I Start? Austin Ekeler or Josh Jacobs

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
22.4 69.1 0.6 4.8 49.7 0.4

Austin Ekeler News

Austin Ekeler Officially Inactive For Week 4

Sunday, October 1, 2:51 PM

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (ankle) is officially inactive for Week 4 versus the Las Vegas Raiders. Ekeler has now missed three consecutive games heading into Los Angeles' bye week. Joshua Kelley will operate as the Chargers' lead back once again, though his stats over the duration of Ekeler's absence have been uninspiring. Here's merely a fantasy RB3/FLEX at this point.

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
22.8 117.9 0.9 2.2 22.9 0.2

Josh Jacobs News

Josh Jacobs Looking To Breakout In Week 4

Friday, September 29, 5:03 PM

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs rushed for 62 yards on 17 carries on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also added three receptions for 18 yards on five targets. Jacobs has been underwhelming in his first three games this season. Last year's rushing champ has not looked like the explosive runner he was last season. That inefficiency could be due to the Raiders offensive line, which ranks 13th ahead of Week 4 per PFF, or Jacobs missing all of training camp and preseason due to his holdout. This week, the Raiders take on the Los Angeles Chargers, who give up 4.4 yards per carry to opposing running backs. Jacobs is undoubtedly the workhorse and goal-line back on his team, accounting for 45 of 50 running back carries this season, good for 90% of carries. With Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in concussion protocol, the game plan could shift towards relying on Jacobs and the run game to carry the offense on Sunday. Jacobs is a solid RB1 with upside against the Chargers this week.

Austin Ekeler vs. Josh Jacobs

Still trying to decide between Ekeler and Jacobs? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Austin Ekeler is projected to score 22.4 points this week while Josh Jacobs is projected to score 22.8 points.