Fantasy Football: 5 potential team fits that could keep Austin Ekeler an RB1 in 2024

Austin Ekeler is having a rough season in 2023 and could be looking for a new opportunity next season.

Dec 3, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30)
Dec 3, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Buffalo Bills

Outside of the colder weather in Western New York, this would be a terrific situation for Ekeler. He would be part of a fast, up-tempo offense with a quarterback in Josh Allen that knows how to spread the ball around.

The Bills also don't have a defined situation in the backfield. James Cook looks to be a good option for the future but Latavius Murray is aging and the other running backs on the roster are Ty Johnson and Leonard Fournette, who has yet to play a game for the team. Nyheim Hines, a player similar to Ekeler, is also there but has missed this entire season due to injury.

Ekeler would come in and be the team's starting running back right out of the gate, splitting time with Cook. He is an upgrade over Hines as a running back and could be a perfect safety-value option for Allen in the passing game as he is perhaps the best receiving back in the entire league.