Cam Akers

Minnesota Vikings
Running Back #23
Minnesota Vikings
Running Back #23

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Cam Akers Unlikely To Make Vikings Debut In Week 3

Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said it's too soon for running back Cam Akers to make his team debut in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday after the team just acquired him in a trade from the Los Angeles Rams earlier this week. Akers will likely be inactive with an eye toward playing in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers. Akers' fantasy value could be salvaged this year as a complement to Alexander Mattison after wearing out his welcome with the Rams, but fantasy managers must remember that the 24-year-old now has to learn a completely new offense in short order. Mattison will continue to operate as Minnesota's clear lead back this Sunday, with Ty Chandler serving as a change-of-pace option in the backfield.

Sep 22, 2023 2:40 PM EST

Vikings Acquiring Cam Akers From The Rams

The Minnesota Vikings are acquiring running back Cam Akers from the Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday, according to sources. It's unclear what the Vikings are sending the Rams in return. Akers, who wore out his welcome in Los Angeles, will now reunite with his former offensive coordinator, Kevin O'Connell, in Minnesota. The Rams made Akers a healthy scratch in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers after he had just 29 rushing yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in the season opener. He'll form a one-two punch for the Vikings backfield now with Alexander Mattison, who hasn't impressed at all in his first two games as the team's lead back. Akers' fantasy stock had hit rock bottom, but this move gives him a chance to be relevant again, albeit in a pass-happy offense.

Sep 20, 2023 6:36 PM EST

Several Teams Checking In On Cam Akers

Several NFL teams have checked in with the Los Angeles Rams about a potential trade for running back Cam Akers, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Las Vegas Raiders and Cleveland Browns, among others, according to sources. It's still possible the Rams outright release Akers for salary reasons, but the team is actively shopping him and he's more than likely played his last game in LA. Akers had three straight 100-yard rushing games with three touchdowns to close out the 2022 season. The Browns just lost star RB Nick Chubb (knee) for the rest of the year, and the Ravens lost J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) in Week 1, so they are both obvious landing spots for Akers. Depending on where the 24-year-old ends up, he could be back on the fantasy radar again in short order in 2023.

Sep 19, 2023 3:10 PM EST

Rams Engaged In Trade Talks For Cam Akers

The Los Angeles Rams have had trade talks centered around running back Cam Akers, who was the team's starter in Week 1, according to sources. However, he was a healthy scratch in the Week 2 loss to the division-rival San Francisco 49ers on Sunday after being ineffective in the season opener and after a difficult week of practice. Kyren Williams is now the starter in LA's backfield, and Akers' spot is up in the air. The 24-year-old former second-round pick by the Rams in 2020 out of Florida State had just 29 rushing yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in the season-opening win over the Seattle Seahawks. Akers demanded a trade last year and was in the doghouse before finishing strong with three straight 100-yard performances. It remains to be seen how the situation plays out in 2023, but for now his fantasy stock is obviously very low.

Sep 18, 2023 11:07 AM EST

Cam Akers Won't Be Active In Week 2

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers will not be active for the Week 2 game against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers, according to a source. FOX Sports' Jay Glazer also reported that coaches believe Akers is on the trade block and could be traded. Akers started for the Rams in their surprising Week 1 win over the Seattle Seahawks but had a measly 29 yards on 22 carries. There were similar issues between the 24-year-old and the Rams in 2022, but they hung onto him and he finished strong with three straight 100-yard rushing performance. If Kyren Williams is somehow still available in your league, he's a priority pickup, as he will now take over lead-back duties in LA. Ronnie Rivers and rookie Zach Evans should also step into bigger roles moving forward.

Sep 17, 2023 1:22 PM EST

Cam Akers - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers struggled in his first game of the season, as he put up just 29 rushing yards on 22 carries. While the fourth-year back out of Florida St. did get into the end zone, it was evident that the team leaned into using second-year RB Kyren Williams more. This is similar to what happened in 2022, where Akers started the season very slowly, but he did end on a high note and as the clear starter. However, Akers played just 35% of the offensive snaps in Week 1, while Williams played the other 65%, which should scare fantasy managers. Akers has a tough matchup against a San Fransisco 49ers defense that contained the Steelers offense to 41 rushing yards in Week 2. Considering his low snap count and problematic matchup against San Francisco, Akers is mainly a flex play in Week 2.

Sep 16, 2023 6:22 AM EST

Cam Akers Splits Backfield Workload In Week 1

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers ran the ball 22 times for 29 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 1 upset victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Backup Kyren Williams was far more efficient running the football on Sunday with 15 carries for 52 yards and two touchdowns. The backfield seems like more of an even split than originally forecasted and could become a headache for fantasy managers. Akers typically offers very little in the passing game (zero catches in Week 1). If Williams continues to take carries near the goal line, Akers' fantasy value will plummet. Neither back should be trusted against the San Francisco 49ers' defense in Week 2.

Sep 11, 2023 9:55 AM EST

Cam Akers Will Look to Pick Up Where He Left Off In 2022

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers is set to start in the team's regular-season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. The third-year back out of Florida St. had a plodding start to his 2022 season and was even inactive for two games. However, Akers bounced back and ended the year dominating, as he ran for over 100 yards in each of the last three games. Akers had the fifth-most fantasy points among all RBs during the last seven weeks of the season and will try to continue this level of play. Considering this and the lack of competition behind him, Akers should be in your lineup and is a considerably safe RB2/flex play against a weak Seattle rush defense.

Sep 9, 2023 8:05 AM EST

Having a strong offseason

Akers, per coach Sean McVay, is "going to be a central figure in this offense," Cameron DaSilva of TheRamsWire reports.

Jun 16, 2023 1:50 PM EST

Ends on three-game 100-yard streak

Akers rushed 21 times for 104 yards and caught all three of his targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to Seattle.

Jan 8, 2023 6:08 PM EST

Eclipses century mark in loss

Akers rushed 19 times for 123 yards and brought in one of two targets for 10 yards in the Rams' 31-10 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

Jan 1, 2023 5:22 PM EST

Goes off for three scores

Akers rushed 23 times for 118 yards and three touchdowns while catching both of his targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 51-14 win over Denver.

Dec 25, 2022 5:18 PM EST

Finishes with 90 total yards Monday

Akers rushed 12 times for 65 yards and brought in all three targets for 35 yards in the Rams' 24-12 loss to the Packers on Monday night.

Dec 19, 2022 8:35 PM EST

Finds end zone again in win

Akers rushed 12 times for 42 yards and a touchdown while bringing in his only target for one yard in the Rams' 17-16 win over the Raiders on Thursday night.

Dec 8, 2022 8:55 PM EST

Scores two TDs against Seattle

Akers carried the ball 17 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Seahawks.

Dec 4, 2022 7:22 PM EST

Overcomes illness

Akers (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Seattle, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Dec 2, 2022 1:28 PM EST

Still not practicing

Akers (illness) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Dec 1, 2022 5:15 PM EST

Comes down with illness

Akers was held out of Wednesday's practice due to an illness, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

Nov 30, 2022 4:29 PM EST

Little volume in loss

Akers carried the ball eight times for 37 yards in Sunday's 26-10 loss to Kansas City.

Nov 27, 2022 7:27 PM EST

Likely taking over as lead-back

Akers appears set to take over as the top option for the Rams' backfield after the team waived Darrell Henderson on Tuesday, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Nov 23, 2022 12:52 PM EST