Cam Akers

Overall Rank
RB66
2023
Height
5' 10"
Weight
217 lbs
BMI
31.1
(75th)
Draft Pick
2.20
(2020)
College
Florida State
Age
25.0
Best Comparable Player
Marlon Mack
Workout Metrics
4.47
85th
108.7
90th
121.4
66th
20
53rd
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Bench Press
High School Metrics
39.8%
(91st)
College Dominator
5.0
(29th)
College YPC
12.3%
(88th)
College Target Share
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Cam Akers - Out for Season with torn Achilles
8 months ago

Cam Akers suffered the second torn Achilles of his career in Minnesota’s week 9 win against the Falcons and will miss the remainder of the season.

Just when Akers was starting to emerge back to fantasy relevance, his season is now over after suffering a torn left Achilles in week 9. After tearing his right Achilles with the Rams back in 2021, Akers is no stranger to recovering from this injury. Doctors still consider suffering a second Achilles tear to be career-threatening even with the previous tear happening to his other leg.

 

Alexander Mattison reclaims his role as the unquestioned starter with Akers’ injury. Ty Chandler is expected to be the RB2 for the Vikings going forward. While they haven’t given up on him yet, the Vikings have every reason to look for other options after Mattison has averaged a miserable 3.5 ypc this season. Fantasy managers in deeper leagues should add Ty Chandler and wait to see how this backfield shakes out over the next few weeks.

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Betting the Spread: Week 18

January 7, 2023
Week 18 in the NFL season can be tricky. However, there is still value to be had in the betting markets. What NFL spreads and totals provide the most value for bettors this week? Which...
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Week 15 MNF Showdown: Rams vs Packers

December 19, 2022
The Packers are allowing a mouth-watering 24.7/123.6/.77 stat line on average to opposing backs. I'm taking a stand with Akers this week to post season-high numbers in a dream matchup against the Pack. Watson has...
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Akers Traded to Vikings; Mattison Role in Question
9 months ago

The Los Angeles Rams have sent running back Cam Akers and a conditional 7th-round pick in 2026 to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a conditional 6th-round pick in 2026.

The Los Angeles Rams have seen enough of Cam Akers, and the Minnesota Vikings have seen enough from Alexander Mattison to know he is not their bellcow. The much-maligned RB first found himself in Sean McVay’s dog house early last season, but bridges seemed to be mended after Akers averaged 19 touches for 102 yards per game over the Rams final six contests. We’ll never know the why, but Sean McVay finally had enough of the former Seminole and sent him on his way.

 

Cam Akers now reunites with fomer Offensive Coordinator Kevin O’Connell as well as his former Passing Game Coordinator Wes Phillips. The last time these three men shared a meeting room, Akers was averaging 18 touches per game across four playoff games en route to a Super Bowl. The Vikings incumbent, Alexander Mattison, has been one of the NFL’s most disappointing RBs of the 2023 season, averaging a pitiful 3.28 yards per touch and just 42 yards per game.

 

Expect a committee early on as Akers gets up to speed, with Mattison taking a back seat once the Vikings’ new back is fully acclimated.

Cam Akers Surprise Inactive, On Trade Block
9 months ago

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers was a surprise inactive Sunday, and is expected to be on the trade block, according to Jay Glazer and Ian Rapoport.

Cam Akers, the much-maligned RB for LA, is once again the subject of trade talks. Early Sunday morning, Jay Glazer reported that Akers would be inactive for the Week 2 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. This was a shock for fantasy owners after Akers, seemingly on the outs last year, started Week 1 with middling production (22 rushes for 29 yards), and was vultured at the goal line by Kyren Williams on two touchdowns.

This isn’t new for Akers, seemingly going through a Groundhog’s Day scenario with the Rams, being on the outs with head coach Sean McVay. The team is exploring all options such as a trade, or the more likely scenario that he gets cut.

What this resulted in on Sunday was Kyren Williams being the lead back against a stout 49ers defense, resulting in 14 carries for 52 yards, 6 catches for 48, and two scores once again. The team has found its lead back in Williams, leaving Akers on the outs.

Kyren Williams RB2 Role Clear
10 months ago

Los Angeles Rams expected to “feature both [Cam] Akers and Williams”, according to the Atheltic’s Jourdan Rodrigue.

Kyren Williams and Cam Akers could be sharing the backfield this year in LA. Akers looked poised to take over this running back room for 2023, but Kyren Williams’s preseason work has made a case for a 1a/1b situation. Williams could have “a bigger impact in the passing game” and according to Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic, an area where Williams excelled both this offseason and back at his days for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

This news may not shift Cam Akers’ pass-catching role (he had a career-high 13 receptions in 2022), but it affects Williams’ future value. After spending most of the year hurt last year, Williams has seized the RB2 and 3rd down pass-catching role in this offense bereft of valuable pass-catchers outside of Cooper Kupp. Williams is worth a late-round flyer in deeper leagues and dynasty formats.