Cam Akers
Cam Akers
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
Los Angeles Rams
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Akers was essentially a one-man show in a moribund Florida State offense during his college career, but that experience may have prepared him well for a three-down role in the pros. A strong, compact runner at 5-10, 217, with the power to be an asset in short-yardage situations, Akers ran a 4.47 40 at the combine, showing he can be more than just a grinder. His good vision makes him dangerous in the open field, though he seems to prefer running through tacklers rather than slipping by them. Akers is also a capable receiver, catching 30 of 42 targets for 225 yards and four scores last season. With Todd Gurley off to Atlanta, Akers has an opportunity to make an immediate impact. A backfield committee wouldn't be surprising, though, with holdovers Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown also looking for touches. But of the trio, Akers' skill set makes him the most likely to secure a true lead role. Read Past Outlooks
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Coachspeak proves false
RBLos Angeles Rams
October 19, 2020
Akers played just a single snap during Sunday's 24-16 loss to San Francisco.
ANALYSIS
After head coach Sean McVay suggested the rookie was in line for an increased workload, Akers played a single snap Sunday and didn't touch the football. It was a bit surprising, but Los Angeles only had possession for 8:37 in the first half, and No. 1 back Darrell Henderson rushed just six times. The Rams never had an opportunity to find the offensive rhythm to enable them to turn to Akers. Making matters worse, Henderson impressed again with 14 rushes for 88 yards, and veteran running back Malcolm Brown looks locked into a consistent role as a trusted pass protector. While Akers remains an intriguing long-term fantasy asset, he's also far from a reliable option at this stage of the campaign.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Cam Akers' 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
30.8%
 
Positive Run %
84.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
78.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.4
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
6.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
65.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.02
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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Overall QB Rating Against
68.1
 
Cornerbacks
69.9
 
Safeties
57.7
 
Linebackers
85.9
 
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2020 Cam Akers Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Cam Akers' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
217 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.47 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.63 in
 
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Heading for heavier workload
RBLos Angeles Rams
October 11, 2020
Akers (ribs), who carried nine times for 61 yards in the Rams' 30-10 win over the Washington Football Team on Sunday, is slated for more work in a Week 6 road matchup versus the 49ers, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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Cleared for return
RBLos Angeles Rams
October 9, 2020
Akers (ribs) was a full practice participant Friday and is set to play in Sunday's game against Washington, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
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No practice limitations Thursday
RBLos Angeles Rams
Ribs
October 8, 2020
Akers (ribs) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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Practice reps capped Wednesday
RBLos Angeles Rams
Ribs
October 7, 2020
Akers (ribs) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
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Setting up for return to action
RBLos Angeles Rams
Ribs
October 6, 2020
Coach Sean McVay expects Akers (ribs) to return Sunday at Washington, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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