Who Should I Start? Christian McCaffrey or Austin Ekeler

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
21.6 62.4 0.5 5.6 50.6 0.3

Christian McCaffrey News

Christian McCaffrey Scores Touchdown In 12th Straight Game

Friday, September 22, 1:04 AM

San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey tied Jerry Rice's all-time 49ers record by scoring a touchdown for the 12th straight game in Thursday night's dominant win against the New York Giants. McCaffrey, 27, finished the night with 85 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. He also caught all five of his targets for 34 yards receiving. In a juicy matchup against a New York defense that had struggled to stop the run, McCaffrey was his usual self, combining elusiveness with power. His fantasy day was limited by head coach Kyle Shanahan keeping his promise to get other running backs involved, though his 23 touches matched last week's. He has plenty of time to rest up before an October 1 date at home against the Arizona Cardinals.

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 Returns To Practice

Wednesday, September 27, 7:08 PM

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (ankle) returned to a limited practice session on Wednesday. Ekeler didn't practice or play the last two weeks after injuring his ankle in the season opener, so the fact that he was back out on the field on Wednesday is a great sign for his chances of playing in Week 4 against the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Joshua Kelley flopped in his opportunity as the Bolts' lead back the last two weeks, gaining 51 rushing yards on 24 carries (2.13 yards per carry) while catching one pass for a five-yard gain. Ekeler still isn't a lock to be active this weekend and will need to show more the rest of the week at practice, but if he returns, he's a must-start in all fantasy lineups against Vegas.

Christian McCaffrey vs. Austin Ekeler

Still trying to decide between McCaffrey and Ekeler? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Christian McCaffrey is projected to score 21.6 points this week while Austin Ekeler is projected to score 22.4 points.