Cam Akers

Cam Akers

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Los Angeles Rams
2022 Fantasy Outlook
A torn Achilles tendon suffered while working out last summer appeared as though it would cost Akers the entire year, but he made a semi-miraculous return by the final week of the regular season and mostly handled the lead role in the Rams backfield during the postseason. Prior to the injury, Akers had been a top breakout candidate, after closing out his rookie year with 221 rushing yards and two TDs in two playoff games. There was no sign of that form when the 2020 second-round pick returned from his Achilles tear for last season's playoffs, as he averaged 2.6 yards on 67 carries without a single run of more than 15 yards. Further complicating the picture, Henderson used his extra opportunities last year to establish himself as a useful option in the Los Angeles offense when he was able to stay healthy alongside Sony Michel. While Michel is now out of the picture, Henderson lingers as a threat to poach both carries and targets, with fifth-round rookie Kyren Williams a dark horse to get involved if Akers really struggles to regain the form he displayed at the end of his own rookie year. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $6.17 million contract with the Rams in July of 2020.
Finds end zone in Week 3 win
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 25, 2022
Akers carried the ball 12 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Cardinals.
ANALYSIS
After taking a back seat to Darrell Henderson in the Rams' opener and splitting the workload fairly evenly in Week 2, Akers appeared to be the team's clear lead back in this one, as Henderson managed only 17 yards on four carries. Akers looked impressive on a 14-yard TD run late in the third quarter for Los Angeles' final points, but he then coughed up a fumble at the goal line in the fourth quarter. That turnover could open the door for Henderson to get more involved again in Week 4 against the 49ers.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Cam Akers' 2022 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 %
16.7%
 
Positive Run %
66.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
68.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.4
 
Rushing TD %
3.3%
 
Touches Per Game
10.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
51.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.02
 
% Team Air Yards
0.2%
 
% Team Targets
2.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.5
 
% Targeted On Route
13.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.82
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the 49ers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
27.1
 
Cornerbacks
51.2
 
Safeties
2.7
 
Linebackers
38.5
 
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2022 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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
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.
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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Regains share of backfield
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 18, 2022
Akers carried the ball 15 times for 44 yards in Sunday's 31-27 win over Atlanta. He added two receptions on three targets for 18 yards.
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Works behind Henderson in Week 1
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 9, 2022
Coach Sean McVay said he wants to see "an increased level of urgency and accountability snap in and snap out" from Akers, who got only three carries off the bench in a 31-10 loss to the Bills on Thursday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
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No production in Week 1 loss
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 8, 2022
Akers rushed three times for no gain and was not targeted in the passing game during the Rams' 31-10 loss to the Bills on Thursday night.
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Returns to full practice
RBLos Angeles Rams
August 29, 2022
Akers (undisclosed) practiced fully Monday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Still in recovery mode
RBLos Angeles Rams
Undisclosed
August 27, 2022
Coach Sean McVay relayed after Saturday's preseason game at Cincinnati that Akers (undisclosed) hasn't reached the point where he can do a full-speed workout, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
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