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Cam Akers

RB LAR

College: Florida State | 2 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 217 lbs
Birth Date: 6/22/1999
2022 Bye Week: 7

Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 117 RB

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2022 RTSports Outlook

Akers tore his Achilles' before the start of last year and missed the entire season, but was able to return for the last game of the year and played in the playoffs. He did get a lot of work in the playoffs, having at least 13 carries all four playoff games. He did not top 60-rushing yards in any of the playoffs games and fumbled twice. He showed a little rust. Akers will be the starter from day one this year. He has a little competition for carries, though, which could take some work from him on a weekly basis. Akers is a good fit for the Rams offense. He lacks a little thump, but 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 is a legit three-down back.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Akers can take a huge leap forward this season. His value would be higher if he got a little more work in the passing game but he can still post good numbers. Consider him a low-end No. 1 back or top No. 2. Expect around 1,500 total yards, 40 receptions and double-digit scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

After Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers tore his Achilles tendon in July last offseason, he was expected to miss the entire 2021 campaign. However, he managed to make a superhuman comeback, returning to the field in the regular-season finale and contributing to L.A.'s Super Bowl run. Sure, his stats were unimpressive; he totaled just 172 yards on 2.6 yards per carry in the playoffs. That means little though considering the nature of the injury he had suffered just six months prior. More importantly than the yardage, Akers received 67 of the 99 carries by Rams running backs in the playoffs. Most of the others were claimed by Sony Michel, who left the Rams for the Dolphins this offseason. With the Rams not adding a notable RB in free agency and waiting until the fifth round to draft one in this year's draft, Akers is slated to be the team's clear-cut number one back for 2022. We've already seen flashes of what he can do in such a role, as he had a game with 31 touches and 194 scrimmage yards toward the end of the 2020 season. With the Rams having a potent offense, Akers should be a sure bet in fantasy barring another injury. Akers has been drafted as the RB15 in fantasy drafts lately, offering a lot of value at that spot given his role on a high-powered offensive unit.

After Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers tore his Achilles tendon in July last offseason, he was expected to miss the entire 2021 campaign. However, he managed to make a superhuman comeback, returning to the field in the regular-season finale and contributing to L.A.'s Super Bowl run. Sure, his stats were unimpressive; he totaled just 172 yards on 2.6 yards per carry in the playoffs. That means little though considering the nature of the injury he had suffered just six months prior. More importantly than the yardage, Akers received 67 of the 99 carries by Rams running backs in the playoffs. Most of the others were claimed by Sony Michel, who left the Rams for the Dolphins this offseason. With the Rams not adding a notable RB in free agency and waiting until the fifth round to draft one in this year's draft, Akers is slated to be the team's clear-cut number one back for 2022. We've already seen flashes of what he can do in such a role, as he had a game with 31 touches and 194 scrimmage yards toward the end of the 2020 season. With the Rams having a potent offense, Akers should be a sure bet in fantasy barring another injury. Akers has been drafted as the RB15 in fantasy drafts lately, offering a lot of value at that spot given his role on a high-powered offensive unit.

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Aug 2 6:30pm ET

Los Angeles Rams running backs Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson Jr., the team's two most veteran running backs, have been splitting first-team snaps pretty evenly so far in training camp. So far, both of them look explosive and healthy, and they're are also clearly going to be a factor in the passing game. "I look at it as we've got two starting backs," head coach Sean McVay said. "Those guys are great complements (to) one another, but I see them as both starting-caliber players." Henderson has suffered a variety of injuries the last few years, and Akers returned late last year from an Achilles tear. Akers looks to have bulked up in a positive way, which should make him a more dangerous runner. Akers should be the primary back, but at his current ADP as an RB2, he'll be a bit risky if Henderson stays healthy and steals valuable touches from him.

From RotoBaller

Jul 25 5:13pm ET

Dynasty | Jaguars running back James Robinson will not begin training camp on the PUP list. Dynasty Analysis: It's huge news for Robinson and his dynasty coaches while those with shares of Travis Etienne will be somewhat disappointed. Robinson is seven months removed from his December Achilles tear and seems to be following in the steps of Rams' back Cam Akers, who also successfully rehabbed-and-returned in the same season from his own Achilles tear in 2021. Expect the team to take it easy on the soon-to-be 24-year-old Robinson to ensure he can be eased into a larger workload but, without setback, it seems Jacksonville will begin the season with a 1-2 punch of Robinson and Etienne. Robinson is found as an intriguing RB43 value, certain to rise as long as he remains off the trainer's table.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jul 3 12:10am ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers reported he's 100% after tearing his Achilles last season. While getting back on the field from such an injury is a feat in itself, the 23-year-old wasn't satisfied with his play upon returning. "I wasn't happy with my postseason performance. I just felt like I left a lot on the field. There was more out there to be had," Akers said before adding he's committed to working hard this offseason in hopes of becoming a top-three option at the position in 2022-23. Nevertheless, despite Akers' production during the playoffs being somewhat discouraging, he seems determined to turn things around. Managers shouldn't forget about him during fantasy drafts, especially after all of the elite options have come off the board. Still, nobody should be reaching too far for him, either.

From RotoBaller

Jun 21 5:20pm ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (Achilles) said at mandatory minicamp that he's 100% healthy, and The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue expects Akers to have a higher volume of pass-catching opportunities in the offense this year. Some fantasy managers may be worried that he had just 2.4 yards per carry and 2.31 yards after contact per attempt after returning in the postseason from a preseason torn Achilles. But Akers, from all accounts, will be fully healthy entering the 2022 regular season and should be the team's go-to backfield option in an explosive offense. Rodrigue has no reason to believe that Akers won't be productive as a top-20 fantasy back this year, for what it's worth.

From RotoBaller

Jun 20 6:13pm ET

Dynasty | Rams running back Cam Akers said he is 100% Dynasty Analysis: It appears to be "all systems go" for DLF's RB9. It was 11 months ago when word came out that Akers had torn his Achilles and would be undergoing surgery, a devastating blow for the running back and dynasty coaches relying on him. What followed was many coaches selling out for nearly any compensation in return as most believed it would be a career-threatening injury. Instead, Akers return late in the season and played an important role in the team's Super Bowl run, adding a spark to the run-game. Now months out from his post-season return, Akers said he's "100%" and it appears as though the team will be leaning on him even more, including integrating him more as a receiver. As long as Akers' health holds, he's a strong bet to rise in our dynasty rankings during the 2022 season. He turns 23 on June 22nd.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jun 15 12:13pm ET

Dynasty | Rams running back Cam Akers won't be satisfied until he's considered one of "the top three running backs in the league." Dynasty Analysis: Akers' miraculous recovery from his 2021 off-season Achilles tear reset the bar of expectation for running backs returning from an injury which, previously, carried dire forecasts for future performance. But Akers still wasn't satisfied with his performance following his return and has been grinding this off-season. About his off-season thus far, he said: "No vacations. Only one trip home. That's probably the only time I left L.A. I've been here every day working and they can attest to it. 8 o'clock in the morning every day." It certainly appears Akers is 100% healthy and taking on a huge workload to prepare for an expanded role in 2022. Head coach Sean McVay has been mercurial when it comes to running back usage, but all signs point to Akers being the lead back and, if so, should pile up fantasy points in the high octane offense. Still only 22, Cam Akers is listed as DLF's RB8 and is in fine position for a further rise into the 2022 season.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Feb 14 9:20am ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers and the team's ground game just could never get it going in the 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday. Akers carried the ball a team-high 13 times for only 21 yards (1.6 yards per carry) and added three catches for 14 yards on four targets. The 22-year-old averaged less than three yards a carry in four playoff games for the Rams, but you have to remember that he suffered a torn Achilles back in training camp last summer. It was a small miracle that he played at all this year. The 22-year-old will have all offseason to train ahead of his third season in the NFL, where he should be the Rams bell-cow back. Especially with Sony Michel likely to depart in free agency, Akers will have a clear path to RB1 utility in this Rams offense in 2022.

From RotoBaller

Feb 13 10:30pm ET

Rams' RB Cam Akers averaged a dismal 1.6 yards per carry on 13 attempts in Sunday's win in Cincinnati.

Feb 13 3:10pm ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers is expected to handle the majority of the carries during Super Bowl LVI versus the Bengals. Akers sustained a shoulder injury during the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers and had been questionable to take the field. The 22-year-old hasn't played well throughout his three postseason appearances, accumulating only 151 yards off 54 carries. Nevertheless, with some much-needed time off, Akers should be near 100 percent. As a result, DFS participants should consider him the preferred option out of the Rams' backfield on Sunday.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 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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