Is anyone concerned about Ekeler cutting into his touches? Not enough to push him out of the RB1 ranks or anything drastic but enough to distance him from the top 5 RBs?
Gordon finished well below his 2016 and 2017 carry numbers, as Ekeler averaged 6.5 carries in games they both played. I could see something like 200ish carries and 50-60 catches as a reasonable projection for him for next year, which seems to me to be a bit below where I'd project the top 5 backs in terms of touches. Assuming his YPC and TD rates regress a bit more towards his career averages I'd think his 2019 projections are more likely to be in the range of the likes of Le'Veon, Connor, Chubb, and Mixon than the elite top 5 RB1s.