5 biggest fantasy football flops in 2023

  • Packers second-year WR has quiet season
  • Free-agent RB becomes a non-factor on new team
  • Stud RB has the worst year of his career by far

Tennessee Titans cornerback Roger McCreary (21) takes down Carolina Panthers running back Miles Sanders.
Tennessee Titans cornerback Roger McCreary (21) takes down Carolina Panthers running back Miles Sanders. / Denny Simmons / The Tennessean / USA
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Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
Jan 7, 2024; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) runs after a catch in Week 18. / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

There was probably no player in fantasy football more disappointing that Austin Ekeler this season.

After looking for a better contract and a trade this offseason, Ekeler responded with a huge game in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. But then he got hurt and he just seemed to slow down entirely after that.

Ekeler rushed for just 628 yards and five touchdowns this season while averaging only 3.5 yards per attempt. But what was most disappointing was his lack of production in the passing game, which has always been his biggest strength.

After catching 107 passes in 2022, Ekeler had only 51 receptions this season. Whether that had anything to do with the change to Kellen Moore at offensive coordinator is anyone's guess, but Ekeler struggled mightily this season. To make matters worse, he also had a bit of a fumble problem.

Ekeler will turn 29 years old this offseason and there is a strong chance he won't be playing for the Chargers next season, which means dynasty managers will need to keep a close eye on where he may end up and decide whether he is worth relying on going forward.

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A top five selection in most all fantasy leagues this season, Ekeler may not be taken in the first three rounds next year.