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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Held in check in debut
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 14, 2020
Akers rushed 14 times for 39 yards and had a four-yard reception during Sunday's 20-17 win over Dallas. He played 24 of 73 offensive snaps.
ANALYSIS
While the rookie started for the Rams, he never got it going against Dallas and quickly played second fiddle to veteran Malcolm Brown. Brown was the superior back Sunday and finished with 110 yards from scrimmage and scored both of Los Angeles' touchdowns. In fact, it's a bit discouraging that Akers struggled while Brown made it look relatively easy against a mediocre Cowboys' defense. However, don't forget, Brown also scored two touchdowns in Week 1 last year and then was hardly a fantasy factor thereafter. Looking ahead to a Week 2 matchup against Philadelphia, Akers should probably be viewed as a risky start in most settings -- especially since fellow running back Darrell Henderson will likely be more involved in the game plan after missing a lot of time during training camp and playing only five snaps Sunday.
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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 %
28.6%
 
Positive Run %
85.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
56.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.6
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
15.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
62.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.04
 
% Team Air Yards
0.8%
 
% Team Targets
3.6%
 
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
64.4
 
Cornerbacks
62.2
 
Safeties
39.6
 
Linebackers
105.8
 
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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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At bottom of depth chart
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 8, 2020
Akers is listed as the No. 3 running back behind Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson (hamstring) on the Rams' first unofficial depth chart of the 2020 season.
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Part of three-man RB committee
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 8, 2020
Rams head coach Sean McVay said Monday he expects to use a three-man backfield "rotation" consisting of Akers, Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson (hamstring) in Los Angeles' Sept. 13 season opener versus the Cowboys, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. "That's a three-back rotation that you feel really good about," McVay said. "Exactly how those carries will be distributed is something we'll determine really as the week progresses and as the game unfolds."
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Potential timeshare on tap
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 5, 2020
Akers and Malcolm Brown have been taking first-team running back reps for the Rams of late, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
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Fumbles in scrimmage
RBLos Angeles Rams
August 23, 2020
Akers lost a fumble during Saturday's scrimmage, Jordan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Could land in committee
RBLos Angeles Rams
July 21, 2020
Coach Sean McVay mentioned Akers, Malcolm Brown, Darrell Henderson (ankle) and John Kelly as options to take carries in 2020, per The Helliepod podcast.
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