Sit/Start Fantasy Options For Week 17: Running Backs

Start: Austin Ekeler — Los Angeles Chargers (vs DEN)

Austin Ekeler has not had a great year running the ball. However, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been a productive player. After finishing with 59 rushing yards in Los Angeles’ loss to the Chiefs, Ekeler has cracked the century mark just once in 14 games. However, he has reached the end zone 10 times on the ground — and seven times through the air. Because of his ability to star in the passing game as well as on the ground, Ekeler remains a top-tier option…especially against a team as bad as the Texans. LA’s star missed last week’s loss after testing positive for Covid. If he is cleared to play, you should start him — but keep track of his status leading up to Sunday’s tilt.

Image Source: USA TODAY Sports