Cam Akers is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He played college football at Florida State, and was drafted by the Rams in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
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Cam Akers Is Starting, Week 1, What Happened To
To begin the season, Sean McVay and the Rams’ coaches kept their backfield strategy under wraps, declining to say who of Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson Jr. would start.
When the Rams’ offence stepped onto the field for the first time against the Bills on Thursday night, everyone expected it to be Akers. However, the Rams surprised everyone.
Akers now seems healthy and should be in charge of Los Angeles’ backfield, but given the team’s track record, anything can happen at any time.
But in the long run, that matters more. This week, Akers is likely to receive the majority of the touches among the Rams’ running backs against the tenacious Bills defence.
Akers’ upside is somewhat constrained by the matchup, but he should still have enough opportunities to please fantasy managers. The youthful running back appears to be a good chance to perform as long as expectations don’t go out of control.
What Happened To:
Running back Cam Akers has not played an offensive snap yet.
From a fantasy perspective, Cam Akers essentially redshirted in 2021.
He played in the Rams’ season finale against the San Francisco 49ers and during the postseason but missed the vast majority of the season while recovering from an Achilles tear.