Chargers RB Austin Ekeler due for monstrous performance vs. Ravens

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If you own running back Austin Ekeler on one of your fantasy teams, congratulations. There is a strong possibility that he will yet again rack up some points for you this weekend.

Los Angeles is set to square off against a Ravens pass defense that ranks 28th in the league, allowing 296.4 yards per game. Furthermore, Baltimore has specifically been susceptible to opposing running backs.

Most recently, Colts RB Jonathan Taylor took a screen in the flat on 3rd-and-15 and went 76 yards untouched for a touchdown. In addition, Indianapolis ran wild, averaging 8.1 yards per carry.

A combination of poor coverage and missed tackles in the open field has led to the Ravens allowing big plays nearly every week, with linebackers Patrick Queen and Malik Harrison being the primary culprits.

The two have allowed a combined 30 receptions for 347 yards.

Queen and Harrison were expected to take leaps from their rookie seasons, especially while Baltimore has been without veteran L.J. Fort, who is dealing with a knee injury. However, that has not been the case.

Ravens defensive coordinator Wink Martindale said the issues are a reflection of the two players giving their best effort, but perhaps trying to do too much.

After a slow start in Week 1, the multi-dimensional Ekeler has averaged close to 19 touches, 121.5 total yards over the last four games.

On top of that, Ekeler has seven total touchdowns, which is tied for the most in the NFL with Titans RB Derrick Henry.