Chargers RB Austin Ekeler joins Yahoo Fantasy Sports for 2021 NFL season

As fantasy football players and sports fans, we all know who Austin Ekeler is.

Starting running back for the Los Angeles Chargers and fantasy star.

But did you know that Ekeler is also a huge fantasy football fan? Not only is he an avid player, but it's also a way for him to connect with his fans — of both fantasy and sports. And in an effort to further strengthen that connection, we have some big news!

Yahoo Sports is proud to announce a first of its kind season-long partnership with Gridiron Gaming Group founder Austin Ekeler. Ekeler will join the Yahoo Fantasy team as a fantasy football analyst, creating new and unique content for Yahoo Sports.

The running back will create and star in a weekly fantasy show titled “Ekeler’s Edge.” The show will debut later in August and spotlight NFL players who are prone to have a big fantasy week based on his personal experiences facing the opposing defenses in the league. Ekeler will also conduct interviews with other football stars and fantasy enthusiasts from all walks of life.

Combining Yahoo’s award-winning fantasy platform, “Fantasy Football Live,” expert commentary from fantasy football analyst Liz Loza, and Ekeler's insider perspective of league trends and cultivated fan base, the new programming will help fans stay ahead and informed during the football season — and maybe even help you win your fantasy matchup!

Yahoo Sports and Ekeler will also host live conversations throughout the season to answer their fans’ most burning questions, offering unique perspectives for the fantasy community. The new programming will co-stream across Yahoo Sports as well as its associated social platforms including TikTok, and Ekeler's channels, including his popular Twitch channel ( to reach his avid fantasy fans.

Help us welcome Austin to the team for the 2021 season!