Austin Ekeler

FPPG: 13.8  |  FanDuel Salary: $7,700
FPPG: 13.8  |  FanDuel Salary: $7,700
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Austin Ekeler (hamstring) returning to Chargers practice Wednesday

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (hamstring, injured reserve) returned to practice Wednesday.

What It Means:

Ekeler may not get cleared for Sunday's Week 12 matchup against the Buffalo Bills but it means he will be back within the next three weeks. Kalen Ballage has been filling in admirably as the Chargers' lead back in recent weeks but Ekeler will reclaim the starting role upon return. Joshua Kelley will also likely see a downtick in touches. Justin Jackson (knee) is out for at least one more game.

Ekeler averaged 21.0 touches and 17.3 FanDuel points over the first three games before injuring his hamstring. He has earned the sixth-best offensive grade and third-best rushing grade from Pro Football Focus among all backs with at least 25 carries this season.