Cam Akers

Cam Akers

22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Los Angeles Rams
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.
Struggles mightily in playoff start
RBLos Angeles Rams
January 23, 2022
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.
ANALYSIS
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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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Cam Akers' 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
60.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
200.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.2
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
8.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
61.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
7.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.54
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.0
 
% Targeted On Route
37.5%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.25
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
73.3
 
Cornerbacks
82.2
 
Safeties
41.5
 
Linebackers
81.6
 
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2021 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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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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Approaches 100 scrimmage yards
RBLos Angeles Rams
January 17, 2022
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.
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Sees eight touches in 2021 debut
RBLos Angeles Rams
January 9, 2022
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.
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Officially active Week 18
RBLos Angeles Rams
January 9, 2022
Akers (Achilles) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
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Small role expected in debut
RBLos Angeles Rams
January 9, 2022
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.
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Logs another full practice
RBLos Angeles Rams
January 5, 2022
Akers (Achilles) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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