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Top Larry Rountree III News

  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Lackluster rookie season

    Rountree finished his rookie campaign with 36 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown across 12 games.

    Coming out of training camp, Rountree was billed as a bludgeoning short-yardage back, but the rookie sixth-round pick was hardly effective in that role despite Los Angeles' desperate need to develop a complement to lead option Austin Ekeler. Instead, Rountree found himself a healthy inactive by the midway point of the season, and eventually served purely as special-teams depth from Week 12 onward. It's hard to imagine Rountree emerges as a capable backup to Ekeler even after 2020 draft pick Joshua Kelley underwhelmed for the second straight season, but neither back will be a clear-cut No. 2 option if the team opts to re-sign Justin Jackson who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Inactive Sunday

    Rountree (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Giants.

    With Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley all healthy, Rountree finds himself as the odd man out. The rookie six-round pick has 36 rushing attempts for 87 yards and a touchdown across 10 appearances this season, but as long as the aforementioned trio is healthy, Rountree is likely a nonfactor in all fantasy formats.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: No offensive snaps in win

    Rountree played all five of his snaps on special teams in Sunday's 41-22 win over the Bengals.

    Rountree is currently operating as the Chargers' No. 4 running back, working behind starter Austin Ekeler and top backups Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley. Barring absences from one or more of the players ahead of him, the 22-year-old rookie should remain far off the fantasy radar heading into the Chargers' Week 14 game against the Giants.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Inactive versus Denver

    Rountree is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

    Rountree, who logged just two carries for five yards in Week 11, is the odd man out Sunday, with Justin Jackson, Joshua Kelley and Darius Bradwell candidates to provide support behind top back Austin Ekeler.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Two carries in win

    Rountree carried the ball two times for five yards in the 41-37 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

    After scoring a touchdown last week, Rountree was ineffective Sunday night as he recorded only five total yards. However, the rookie running back played a season-high 25 percent of offensive snaps. Expect the Chargers to continue to utilize Rountree both as a backup to Austin Ekeler and as a goal-line back throughout the rest of the season.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: First career rushing touchdown

    Rountree recorded five carries for 10 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-20 loss against the Vikings.

    Rountree scored a one-yard rushing touchdown near the goal line with 1:30 left in the first half. This marks the 2021 sixth-round pick's first touchdown of his career. Rountree has been utilized infrequently, primarily functioning in short-yardage situations. With Austin Ekeler recording a massive 47.5 snaps per game, Rountree's value will come if he is able to assert himself as a reliable goal-line back.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: One carry in win

    Rountree carried the ball one time for one yard in Sunday's 27-24 win against the Eagles.

    Rountree tallied just one of the team's 21 carries as Joshua Kelly took most of the backup workload. The rookie was unable to make the most of his singular carry, continuing to show his ineffectiveness on the ground as he has averaged only 2.5 yards on 29 carries over the 2021 season thus far. With Austin Ekeler back healthy and Justin Jackson (quad) set to return from injury in the coming weeks, Rountree will continue to see a minimum workload going forward.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Four carries in loss

    Rountree carried the ball four times for 11 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Patriots.

    The Chargers ran just 18 designed runs on an afternoon in which the Patriots sat on the ball with a successful rushing attack. One game after serving as a healthy inactive, Rountree at least managed to pick up a handful of carries, but he hardly did anything with the opportunities. Primarily a short-yardage ballcarrier, Rountree is averaging a pitiful 2.5 yards-per-carry through 28 attempts this season.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Inactive Sunday

    Rountree is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

    With Rountree inactive Sunday, Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson are on hand to work behind starting RB Austin Ekeler versus Baltimore in Week 6.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Zero offensive snaps

    Rountree did not see an offensive snap in Sunday's 47-42 win over the Browns.

    Rountree was somewhat surprisingly benched in favor of Joshua Kelley, who made his season debut Sunday and played 26 snaps. The rookie hadn't necessarily been effective in a limited workload to begin the season, but it's still surprising to see him lose his backup role to Kelley, who reportedly struggled throughout the preseason.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Logs 11 carries in win

    Rountree carried the ball 11 times for 31 yards in Monday's 28-14 win over the Raiders.

    Rountree handled a number of critical carries in the second half as the Chargers attempted to salt away the game, but he looked as plodding as the porous 2.8 yards-per-carry would indicate. Part of that could simply be because the rookie was given a number of short-yardage attempts, but, in any case, the results weren't pretty. Rountree did out-snap backup Justin Jackson by a 22 to 11 margin, but it seems relatively clear the duo would essentially split the workload in the event Austin Ekeler were to miss time.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Limited usage

    Rountree rushed four times for three yards and failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 30-24 win against the Chiefs.

    Rountree finished with 11 offensive snaps, landing ahead of Justin Jackson (seven) who didn't gain a yard on two carries. Austin Ekeler is the workhorse in this backfield, and we can't project who would take over if he went down. Most likely, it would be a hot-hand approach.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Poor outing in loss

    Rountree lost a combined two yards on his only target and carry in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

    One week after recording eight carries for 27 yards, the rookie sixth-round pick took a back seat to Justin Jackson from a yardage perspective (29 total yards) and snaps (16 to 10 in favor of Jackson). The snap totals at least reflect a close competition for the backup role behind Austin Ekeler, but the extra usage of both Rountree and Jackson could essentially boil down to whether or not the Chargers are playing from behind.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Clearly grabs backup role

    Rountree carried the ball eight times for 27 yards in Sunday's 20-16 win over Washington.

    While the yardage total was nothing to write home about, the fact Rountree outsnapped supposed No. 2 back Justin Jackson by a 28-to-11 margin was certainly consequential, and the rookie ballcarrier even mixed in alongside Austin Ekeler during the many two-back offensive sets Sunday. It appears as if Rountree's excellent training camp has cemented his status as the back to roster should Ekeler go down with an injury.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Gets another extended look Saturday

    Rountree rushed six times for 27 yards, brought in both targets for eight yards and gained 33 yards on two kickoff returns in the Chargers' 27-0 preseason loss to the Seahawks on Saturday night.

    The rookie is seemingly being given every opportunity to lay claim to the No. 3 running back job, and perhaps Saturday's performance clinched it for him. Rountree logged 22 carries over three preseason games, turning in solid performances on the ground both Saturday and against the Rams on Aug. 14. The victor of the job battle between Rountree and Joshua Kelley will likely be revealed by Tuesday's final cutdowns.

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  • Chargers' Larry Rountree: Does little with increased work

    Rountree carried the ball eight times for 12 yards and also caught all four of his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 15-10 preseason loss to the 49ers.

    Rountree was more effective than Darius Bradwell and Joshua Kelley, but only by a slim margin as the Chargers offense as a whole struggled to do anything of note. It's becoming increasingly clear the 2021 sixth-round pick has played his way onto the 53-man roster, but it's entirely possible Rountree's excellent training camp may have pushed him into the frontrunner role for the No. 3 job ahead of the aforementioned Kelley and Bradwell. Justin Jackson, the presumed backup to Austin Ekeler, has missed over a week with a groin injury and remains without a timetable for return, which only complicates the depth chart order further. At the very least, Rountree has emerged as an intriguing backup to monitor in the coming weeks.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Raleigh, NC
Age: 23
School: Missouri
Experience: 2