Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
vs 16 16
vs 23 19
@ 3 14
@ 7 15
vs 6 14
vs 12 16
BYE
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vs 7 15
@ 4 14
vs 3 14
@ 2 13
@ 10 15
vs 29 21
vs 25 20
@ 8 15
vs 18 17
@ 28 21
@ 29 21
Player Outlook
Akers' remarkable recovery from a torn Achilles was one of the best stories of 2021. But getting back on the field was one thing; now he needs to show that he's regained the explosiveness that made him a Round 2 pick back in 2020. Akers did not top 55 rushing yards in a game or score a touchdown after his return despite 67 carries in four postseason games. That inefficiency, along with questions about his role in the passing game, are why you should wait until Round 4 to draft Akers in redraft leagues. Akers is more valuable in Dynasty leagues because he'll still be just 23 years old at the start of the year, but he's still best viewed as a mid-range No. 2 back in that format as well.

Fantasy Stats

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Fantasy Points
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2022
2021 3 0.60 3 10 11
2020 625 4.31 2 1 11 123 1 906.4
3y Avg. 314 4.19 1 0 7 66 0 435.4
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41%
Roster
17%
Start
#27
RB Rank

Fantasy News

  • Rams' Cam Akers: No timetable for return to practice

    Coach Sean McVay acknowledged Monday that he doesn't have a timeline for when Akers and Darrell Henderson -- who are both dealing with soft-tissue injuries -- can return to practice, noting, "It could be anywhere between two days, one day, a week," Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports. Though McVay's estimate for how long the Rams might be without their top two backs isn't specific, it does sound like neither player's issue is viewed as a long term one, with the team simply preferring to play it safe at this stage of the preseason. While Akers and/or Henderson are sidelined, added practice reps will be available for Kyren Williams and Jake Funk.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Set to miss practice time

    Coach Sean McVay relayed that Akers is dealing with a "soft tissue" injury and is slated to miss some practice time, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports. The same applies to fellow running back Darrell Henderson, with McVay noting that neither will practice until they can work at "full speed" in team drills. With the team's top two backfield options unavailable for the time being, Kyren Williams and Jake Funk saw added practice reps Monday, per Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic, and they figure to do so until Akers and/or Henderson rejoin the mix.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Looking better after full offseason

    Coach Sean McVay recently said Akers has been "getting more comfortable" and "caught up to speed" following his Achilles tear last year, ESPN's Sarah Barshop reports. Akers surprisingly made it back for the playoffs after tearing his Achilles in mid-July, but he didn't look like the same player that ran for 221 yards and two TDs in two playoff games the previous year. The strong finish to his rookie season had Akers going in the second round of fantasy drafts before his injury last summer, and he still has the potential to justify that price tag if he can handle a three-down role in McVay's offense. On the other hand, he'll lose a lot of work to Darrell Henderson and/or other backs if he looks like he did in January and February.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Continuing to progress

    Akers is aiming to make "big strides" this offseason after making a quicker than expected recovery from a torn Achilles suffered last July, Greg Beacham of the Associated Press reports. Despite picking up the serious injury just before training camp, Akers was given a chance to return at some point during the 2021 campaign when the Rams opted to place him on the reserve/non-football injury list on Aug. 31 versus injured reserve, the latter of which would have made him ineligible to play. He eventually was activated prior to Week 16 and made his season debut Week 18, and during the Rams' run to a Super Bowl LVI victory he served as the team's primary running back. In those five games, though, Akers averaged just 2.4 yards on his 72 carries, corralled 11 of 13 passes for 86 yards and didn't score a touchdown. During Thursday's media appearance, he relayed, "I wouldn't say I did well. ... I did what I was supposed to do, but obviously that's not enough for me." As he puts the injury further in the rearview mirror, the soon-to-be 23-year-old (in June) will look to fulfill his standing as a 2020 second-round pick, with his primary competition Darrell Henderson, a three-year pro.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Stifled in Super Bowl win

    Akers rushed 13 times for 21 yards and brought in three of four targets for 14 yards during the Rams' 23-20 win over the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday. Akers comfortably paced the backfield in carries even with Darrell Henderson making his return from injured reserve, but as was the case most of the postseason, he found running room very much at a premium. The second-year back nearly outpaced his rushing yardage total through the air on just three touches, underscoring the tough sledding he encountered on the ground. Naturally, the Super Bowl win for his team is the ultimate consolation, and Akers could also certainly be heartened by the fact he made a very rapid recovery from the Achilles tear he suffered in July. With a full offseason ahead of him to get back to full strength, the FSU product will undoubtedly aim for a major comeback effort in the Rams' 2022 title-defense season.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Puts in full practice Thursday

    Akers (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. After not practicing at all last week, Akers has ramped up his activity level in short order this week, going from limited at Wednesday's walkthrough to all drills one day later. As a result, the Rams have their top two running backs -- also, Sony Michel -- ready for a Super Bowl LVI matchup with the Bengals. The question mark that remains in Los Angeles' backfield is the status of Darrell Henderson (knee), whose window to return from injured reserve is about to close. Fortunately, coach Sean McVay expressed optimism earlier this week that Henderson has a "good chance" to be available Sunday, per Stu Jackson of the team's official site. In the end, though, Akers should get the larger share of touches among the trio, with Michel and potentially Henderson mixing in behind him.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Limited Wednesday

    Akers (shoulder) was a limited participant at Wednesday's walk-through practice, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Akers didn't practice at all during the first week of prep for Super Bowl LVI, so Wednesday's development displays a degree of progress from the shoulder injury that he suffered during the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 30. In three playoff games (including two starts) during the Rams' current run, he's averaged 2.8 yards on 54 carries and hauled in five of six targets for 62 yards. During that same stretch, fellow running back Sony Michel has averaged 3.3 yards on 24 rushes while combining for minus-8 yards on three catches. Akers' progress in the Rams' final two practice sessions of the season likely will determine whether he enters the weekend with a designation for Sunday's matchup with the Bengals.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: No activity Thursday

    Akers (shoulder) didn't participate in Thursday's walkthrough, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Akers has yet to practice this week since sustaining a shoulder injury during the Rams' win in the NFC Championship Game against the 49ers, but he also has more than a week to get healthy ahead of a Super Bowl matchup with the Bengals. He played through the issue this past Sunday, turning 14 touches into 50 yards from scrimmage. Meanwhile, fellow running back Sony Michel couldn't find much traction to the tune of 12 total yards on 11 touches. Akers will have four more chances to mix into drills before L.A. next takes the field on Sunday, Feb. 13.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: No practice Wednesday

    Akers (shoulder) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Akers missed a portion of the first half of the Rams' recent win in the NFC Championship Game against the 49ers due to a shoulder injury, resulting in his second-lowest share of offensive snaps (39 percent) since making his season debut Week 18 following an Achilles tear suffered in July. Still, he was far more efficient than backfield mate Sony Michel, taking 14 touches for 50 yards from scrimmage versus the latter's 11 touches for 12 total yards on 57 percent of those plays. The Rams likely are easing Akers into preparation for a Super Bowl matchup with the Bengals on Feb. 13, but his status will be one to monitor to make sure he's set to play in the season finale.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Mostly held in check

    Akers rushed 13 times for 48 yards and brought in his only target for two yards during the Rams' 20-17 win over the 49ers in their NFC Championship Game matchup on Sunday. Akers navigated a shoulder injury that led to a brief exit from the contest in the first half, and while his final yardage total was nothing to write home about, he was more efficient than during a difficult divisional-round performance against the Buccaneers. The second-year back fumbled twice in that game and also was held to 2.0 yards per carry, while Sunday's performance saw him at least average a slightly more palatable 3.7 per tote and not turn the ball over. Akers did outpace Sony Michel by only three carries, but that was partly the byproduct of the former's aforementioned temporary in-game absence. Given Akers is arguably the more explosive and higher-upside option of the two, it's likely he maintains a lead-back role in the Super Bowl LVI matchup versus the Bengals on Sunday, Feb. 13.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Returns to NFC Championship Game

    Akers (shoulder) has returned to Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the 49ers, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Akers hurt his shoulder in the first half but gained clearance to return prior to halftime. He'll return to a leading role in the Los Angeles backfield.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Hurts shoulder in NFCCG

    Akers (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against San Francisco, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Akers went to the locker room to have the injury examined after rushing six times for 31 yards and adding a two-yard catch in the NFC Championship Game. Sony Michel will take over as the Rams' leading backfield option in Akers' absence.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Struggles mightily in playoff start

    Akers ran 24 times for 48 yards and caught all three targets for 20 yards Sunday. He also lost two fumbles in a 30-27 win over the Bucs. Akers was finally given the keys to the Rams' backfield, but the end results were not what many were expecting. The Buccaneers do boast one of the premier rush defenses in the league -- spearheaded by dominant nose tackle Vita Vea -- so that should be factored into the rough go of things under a national spotlight. Sony Michel finished with just one carry for four yards, so it appears that Sean McVay believed Akers to be the superior option to use in this particular matchup. The 49ers' rush defense is no slouch either, but Akers figures to find a bit of relief in next week's matchup.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Approaches 100 scrimmage yards

    Akers rushed 17 times for 55 yards in Monday night's 34-11 wild-card round win over the Cardinals. He also caught one of two targets for 40 yards. Akers entered the game behind Sony Michel but went on to lead the Rams in carries, adding some elusiveness to Michel's power-based style. Although he wasn't particularly efficient with his rushes overall, Akers made a big play in the passing game, hauling in a trick-play throw from wideout Odell Beckham during the second half. With nearly 20 touches and 100 scrimmage yards in just his second game back from an Achilles injury, Akers' importance is growing ahead of Sunday's NFC divisional-round matchup versus the Buccaneers.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Sees eight touches in 2021 debut

    Akers (Achilles) rushed five times for three yards and caught all three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the 49ers. Akers made his 2021 debut in Week 18 after missing practically the entirety of the regular season with an Achilles injury. The 21-year-old was eased back into action with just eight total touches while Sony Michel (21-43-0) retained his lead-back role. Akers is more versatile of an asset and provides more upside than the current veteran starter, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Akers carve out a larger role -- assuming good health -- in a showdown between the Rams and Cardinals in the first round of the playoffs.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Officially active Week 18

    Akers (Achilles) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers. The 22-year-old was activated from injured reserve Dec. 25 and was inactive for the past two games, but he'll make his season debut after recovering from the Achilles injury he suffered in July. Sony Michel is expected to lead the Rams' backfield again Sunday, and Akers is set to be eased in before potentially taking on a larger workload in the playoffs.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Small role expected in debut

    Akers (Achilles) is in line to make his season debut Sunday against the 49ers, though he's expected to handle only a limited role, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Rams activated Akers from injured reserve Dec. 25, but he's been inactive for both of the past two contests after being listed as questionable in advance of both games. After another week of full practices, however, Akers entered the regular-season finale without a designation, putting him on track to make his season debut following his recovery from the torn Achilles' tendon he suffered in mid-July. Though Akers finished his rookie campaign as the Rams' lead back, he's expected to be eased back into the mix as the top change-of-pace option behind Sony Michel, who is averaging 4.6 yards per carry since stepping into the top role Week 13. Akers' opportunities are expected to increase during the Rams' upcoming playoff run, though if Michel continues to shine as a ballcarrier, Akers may end up seeing most of his snaps on passing downs.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Likely to return in Week 18

    Coach Sean McVay relayed Monday that he expects Akers (Achilles) to make his season debut Sunday against the 49ers, J.B. Long of the Los Angeles Rams Radio Network reports. "I think you let him go," McVay said. "I think he's ready." Since the Rams activated Akers from the reserve/non-football injury list Dec. 25, he's been ramping up for his first game action since suffering a torn Achilles in mid-July. He was inactive for back-to-back contests while doing so, but McVay now appears comfortable getting Akers back in the mix. How much work he may be able to handle remains to be seen, especially with Sony Michel coming off a fifth consecutive outing with at least 79 yards from scrimmage. More than likely, Akers will handle a complementary role in Week 18 and into the playoffs.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Officially out Week 17

    Akers (Achilles) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Even though Akers was listed as questionable despite being a full participant in practices Wednesday through Friday, head coach Sean McVay made it clear heading into the weekend that the running back wasn't in line to make his season debut. Since being restored to the 53-man roster Dec. 25, Akers has now been inactive for two straight games, but he hasn't experienced any reported setbacks in his recovery from the surgery he underwent in July to address a torn Achilles' tendon. McVay indicated that Akers will likely be cleared to play in the Jan. 9 regular-season finale versus the 49ers, though the 22-year-old may not fill a major role behind lead back Sony Michel.
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  • Rams' Cam Akers: Will not play Sunday

    Akers (Achilles), who is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, will not play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. This isn't surprising as head coach Sean McVay said Friday that the running back is unlikely to make his season debut. The Rams intend to take a cautious approach with the 2020 second-round pick as he works his way back from an Achilles tear suffered in mid-July. Akers has been practicing for just over a week now and hasn't experienced any setbacks, but the Rams aren't likely to give him his first snaps of the season until the Jan. 9 regular-season finale versus the 49ers.
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