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Cam Akers

RB MIN

College: Florida State | 3 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 217 lbs
Birth Date: 1999-06-22
2024 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 46.7
Avg Pts: 2.75
Rank: 66 RB

Free Agent

2024 RTSports Outlook

Akers played seven games last season with the Rams and Vikings. He had 60 carries for 167 yards and had his season end early because of a torn Achilles. Akers did not have a double-digit fantasy game all season. This is the second torn Achilles for Akers, so his career really is in jeopardy at this point. There is a good chance he is not ready for the start of this season. Akers catches the ball well and has good moves in space. He can get to the next level in a hurry because of his top speed. He can be a solid three-down back. Akers has lacked consistency to start his career, which is a concern, and has huge injury concerns going forward.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Akers might be worth a free agent pickup once he is healthy and carves out a role in the offense. But until that happens, don't bother. He carries big risk because of his injury problems.

FreeDraftGuide.com

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 18.90With Los Angeles Rams
Cam Akers 29 rushing yds (2.90 pts)
Cam Akers 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Cam Akers 1 yd TD rush
Week 20.00With Los Angeles Rams
Week 30.00
Week 47.10Cam Akers 40 rushing yds (4.00 pts)
Cam Akers 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)
Cam Akers 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 53.80Cam Akers 15 rushing yds (1.50 pts)
Cam Akers 3 receiving yds (0.30 pts)
Cam Akers 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 62.50Cam Akers 8 rushing yds (0.80 pts)
Cam Akers 7 receiving yds (0.70 pts)
Cam Akers 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 78.10Cam Akers 31 rushing yds (3.10 pts)
Cam Akers 30 receiving yds (3.00 pts)
Cam Akers 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 89.50Cam Akers 19 rushing yds (1.90 pts)
Cam Akers 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Cam Akers 6 yd TD rush
Cam Akers 6 receiving yds (0.60 pts)
Cam Akers 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 96.80Cam Akers 25 rushing yds (2.50 pts)
Cam Akers 13 receiving yds (1.30 pts)
Cam Akers 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
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Player Notes
May 18 9:10pm ET

Free-agent running back Cam Akers appears to be looking to return to the National Football League, with the 24-year-old posting a video on X of himself working out. Akers was once considered one of the NFL's most promising young players. His best season was in 2022, where he finished with 786 yards and seven touchdowns off 188 carries. Unfortunately, after struggling to remain healthy during his career, the Rams, the team he played on for four seasons, cut ties by trading him to Minnesota. Yet, he barely made a blip on the fantasy radar before the Vikings eventually declined to offer him a new contract. With that said, Akers could find himself on a new team for the 2024-25 campaign. However, while his talent has never been much of an issue, he won't do anything for fantasy managers if he can't stay on the field, no matter where he potentially signs.

From RotoBaller

Mar 15 9:01am ET

Dynasty | The Vikings did not extend a contract offer to running back Cam Akers, making him a free agent. Dynasty Analysis: Akers' career has taken a nosedive as injuries have essentially robbed him of a lot of his explosiveness. After a good run in Los Angeles, he just couldn't make it work in Minnesota. With Aaron Jones and Ty Chandler leading the way now, the Vikings just didn't have room on their roster for him. Akers will try to latch on somewhere but his dynasty value (and career) seems to be hanging by a thread.

Mar 13 5:00pm ET

The Minnesota Vikings declined to offer a restricted free-agent tender to running back Cam Akers (Achilles), meaning he is a free agent and can negotiate freely with any team. The former second-round pick was an exciting prospect out of Florida State in 2020 but after two Achilles tears in four years in the NFL, his career has struggled to get off the ground. Akers was traded to the Vikings from the Los Angeles Rams early in the 2023 campaign and rushed 38 times for 138 yards and one touchdown before suffering a major Achilles injury. The 24-year-old might get a chance to play elsewhere, but it'll likely be on a cheap, one-year deal. For now, he remains far from the fantasy radar. The majority of skill players do not recover well from an Achilles tear, never mind two.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 08-Nov-2023: Cam Akers - IR - The Minnesota Vikings placed RB Cam Akers on IR.
  • 20-Sep-2023: Cam Akers - TRD - The Los Angeles Rams traded RB Cam Akers to the Minnesota Vikings.
  • 25-Dec-2021: LAR Cam Akers - Reinstated
  • 31-Aug-2021: LAR Cam Akers - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - ankle
  • 27-Jul-2020: LAR - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2023)
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Week 4@CAR7.1054000211020
Week 5KC3.805150023020
Week 6@CHI2.50180017010
Week 7SF8.10103100230030
Week 8@GB9.509191016010
Week 9@ATL6.8082500313030
Week 10NO0.00000000000
Week 11@DEN0.00000000000
Week 12CHI0.00000000000
Week 13bye
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Week 17GB
Week 18@DET