Cam Akers
Cam Akers
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Los Angeles Rams
NFI-R
Injury Achilles
Est. Return 3/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
It took until Week 12 for Akers to seize the lead role in the Rams backfield last year. After doing little with 14 carries in Week 1, the rookie took a back seat to Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson the next couple months, never seeing more than 10 touches or 20 offensive snaps in a game. When Akers turned nine carries into 84 yards and a TD against the 49ers in late November, coach Sean McVay finally handed him the reins and the second-round pick never looked back. A powerful runner with a three-down skill set, Akers has 4.47 speed to turn a small crease into a big gain, and he showed it last season with runs of 61, 46, 35 and 25 yards. He finished with a modest 4.3 YPC despite the quartet of long gains, but any inconsistency seemed to be hammered out by season's end, as Akers ran for 221 yards and two TDs in two playoff games. As the 2021 campaign approached, Akers was headed toward a true featured role, but a torn Achilles' that he suffered in July derailed that outcome. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $6.17 million contract with the Rams in July of 2020.
Officially on reserve/NFI list
RBLos Angeles Rams
Achilles
August 31, 2021
The Rams have officially placed Akers (Achilles) on the reserve/non-football injury list, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.
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Akers suffered a torn Achilles in July while readying himself for training camp, kicking it off on the active/non-football injury list. Now with the preseason and roster cuts behind them, the Rams made the procedural move and put him on the reserve version of the list. In Akers' absence, the team is poised to ride Darrell Henderson (thumb) and Sony Michel out of the backfield.
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Overall QB Rating Against
142.9
 
Cornerbacks
39.6
 
Safeties
158.3
 
Linebackers
141.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Cam Akers' measurables compare to other running backs?
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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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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.
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On IR, as expected
RBLos Angeles Rams
Achilles
August 31, 2021
Akers (Achilles) was officially placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Officially on NFI list
RBLos Angeles Rams
Achilles
July 28, 2021
The Rams placed Akers (Achilles) on the active/non-football injury list Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Likely out for year
RBLos Angeles Rams
Achilles
July 20, 2021
The Rams haven't officially ruled Akers out for the season, but tests confirm he suffered a torn Achilles, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Tears Achilles while training
RBLos Angeles Rams
Achilles
July 20, 2021
Akers suffered a torn Achilles while training recently, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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More comfortable in offense
RBLos Angeles Rams
July 10, 2021
Akers said he understands the playbook and blocking schemes better heading into his second season, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN reports.
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