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Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby sugbear65 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:02 pm

I picked this guy up across my leagues where I had room. The only real reasoning being I'm an Eagles fan and he looked like he had some juice when he touched the ball last week. Obviously the long touchdown run was nice, but showed good hands, nice acceleration in the pass game as well. Also I've been privy to a few whispers from guys who opinions I respect that he may be worth looking into. But honestly, I know very little about him myself, he wasn't on my radar before Sunday. Was curious if anyone else had done any research, tape, etc on him and had any kind of read on him, good or bad. Is anyone else holding him?

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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby vikesguy » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:20 pm

I'm definitely holding. He'll only keep getting more work. Might as well see what he has. Best case he turns into woodhead lite.
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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby Slackalacker » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:12 pm

I suppose if you have Gordon, or room to hold him in hopes Gordon goes out.

Just like McGuire, Breida, Clement, and all them backups. This last week McGuire showed that spark we hope for in all of our backup holdings.
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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby ColdZealDonkeyStrike » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:55 pm

I think McGuire and Clement are a different type of hold, since they have some chance of carving out a long-term role.
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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby Plank » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:26 pm

Yeah, same as you, I trusted a source also, wish I could remember who, ..

I just know that he is a familiar type back to Rivers, I heard, Sproles/David Wilson hybrid is the comparison I reacted on, so added him where I had room ..
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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby MarcoPolo25 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:03 am

Scooped him up before the season as a FA. Like the fit as a potential Sproles lite type. Rivers likes him and apparently he looked good last week. Full disclosure I haven't watched the highlights. But a definite hold for me.
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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby kamihamster » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:49 am

being a SAN DIEGO charger fan, I still get lots of the local blurbs in my feed and i forget which local reporter (when they had already left us, but were still practicing here) said that Ekleler was the guy to stash as the backup over Oliver. I kept him on my radar and was keeping track of his snap counts hoping to grab him if he started seeing touches... then of course he looks awesome with the few touches he gets and i get out bid on waivers... but ya, he's a guy worth owning
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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby Bot101 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:31 am

I dropped Carson for him this waiver period. Had the room so might as well.

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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby cazzie33 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:43 am

Insurance policy for a constantly dinged up Gordon. Probably not going to get full workload ever at his size but in a ppr could return value should Melvin miss a week or two

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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby abecksta » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:20 am

Just a gut feeling based on internet chatter and an extreme doubt in Melvin Gordon but think he earns himself an every week role. 5-10 carries and 2-3 passes a week with a chance to be a longterm 3rd down back. Definitely jump on while he is free.

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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby abecksta » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:33 am

Just a gut feeling based on internet chatter and an extreme doubt in Melvin Gordon but think he earns himself an every week role. 5-10 carries and 2-3 passes a week with a chance to be a longterm 3rd down back. Definitely jump on while he is free.

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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby MarcoPolo25 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:10 am

abecksta wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:33 am
Just a gut feeling based on internet chatter and an extreme doubt in Melvin Gordon but think he earns himself an every week role. 5-10 carries and 2-3 passes a week with a chance to be a longterm 3rd down back. Definitely jump on while he is free.
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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby frodo2003 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:12 pm

I could pick him up, but I would have to drop Adrian Peterson to do it.
Any thoughts?

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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby jcc6fd » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:40 pm

frodo2003 wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:12 pm
I could pick him up, but I would have to drop Adrian Peterson to do it.
Any thoughts?
I don't have high hopes for AP but I'd hate to drop him for an end of roster type.
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Re: Is holding Austin Ekeler a thing?

Postby jman3134 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:50 pm

Looks like Ekeler is the number 2 now with Oliver out.
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