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Austin Ekeler “optimistic” to play Week 1 vs Washington

The Los Angeles Chargers are “optimistic” running back Austin Ekeler will play Week 1 vs the Washington Football Team (per Doug Kyed)

Fantasy Impact: Ekeler was on the sidelines at practice Wednesday having his hamstring worked on by trainers. It seems the injury won’t keep him out of Week 1 which is great news for fantasy managers. Ekeler is currently ranked our RB11 this week. He missed six games with a hamstring injury last year so the injury is worth monitoring.