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Insider Doug Kyed hears that the Chargers are "optimistic" that RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) will be able to play in Sunday's opener vs. Washington. It's good news, but Ekeler's practice participation levels on Thursday and Friday will tell the story. Stay tuned.

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Chargers RB Austin Ekeler isn't listed on the Week 2 injury report. He, of course, got in just 1 limited practice last week due to a hamstring injury. Ekeler ended up playing 58% of the snaps in the opener, carrying 15 times and surprisingly finishing without a single target. Expect his role to expand vs. the Cowboys this Sunday.

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Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is active for today’s game vs. Washington. He only got in a limited practice on Friday this week, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said this morning that Ekeler will be a “full go” today. We still have some added risk baked into his Week 1 projection -- but Ekeler would be tough to keep out of fantasy lineups. RB Joshua Kelley is a healthy scratch for Los Angeles, another sign that Ekeler is good to go. Justin Jackson and Larry Rountree will play behind Ekeler today.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) will be a "full go" for today's opener vs. Washington, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's a bit surprising after Ekeler got in just a limited practice on Friday. But it continues to sound like his absence on Wednesday and Thursday was precautionary. At this point, Ekeler should be locked into Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is expected to play against Washington on Sunday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ekeler was held out of Wednesday and Thursday's practices as a "precaution," Rapoport adds. The hamstring issue adds risk to Ekeler's Week 1 fantasy outlook, but he retains RB1 upside. We'll continue to look for updates on any type of limitations on Ekeler this weekend.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. Washington. He put in a limited practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. HC Brandon Staley is reportedly "optimistic" that Ekeler will be able to play. We'll continue to look for updates on his status heading into the opener. The game kicks off at 1 pm ET on Sunday, so we'll get the Chargers' inactives around 11: 30 am. Ekeler will obviously come with elevated risk in fantasy lineups if he plays.

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