Who Should I Start? Cam Akers or Brian Robinson Jr.

Week 5 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
14.0 82.8 0.5 1.0 10.7 0.1

Cam Akers News

Cam Akers Could See Decent Role In Vikings Debut

Sunday, October 1, 1:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings running back Cam Akers is making his debut for the team in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, and the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says that we could see a lot of him on Sunday. Alexander Mattison is still the starter, but the Vikings are going to ride the hot hand in the backfield against the Panthers this weekend, especially if Akers shows something and is able to hold onto the football. Akers was acquired from the Los Angeles Rams before Week 3, but he didn't make his debut last weekend in the loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Mattison has had a rough start in 2023, carrying the ball 39 times for 155 yards (4.0 yards per carry). Akers wasn't good at all in the season opener with the Rams, but a change of scenery could do him well and raise his fantasy value if Mattison continues to be mediocre.

Week 5 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
15.2 85.7 0.6 1.3 11.2 0.1

Brian Robinson Jr. News

Brian Robinson Jr. A Strong Option Against Chicago

Wednesday, October 4, 2:17 PM

After seeing a tough matchup in Week 4, Brian Robinson Jr. could have a big bounce-back performance in Week 5. The Commanders are taking on the Chicago Bears in a matchup where they're currently six-point favorites and expected to be playing in a positive game script. Not only that, but when Washington has led this season, they've heavily favored a game plan where Robinson sees plenty of work on the ground. With those factors in mind, it wouldn't be surprising to see the second-year back put up RB1-like numbers against Chicago. Consider him a locked-in starter this week.

Cam Akers vs. Brian Robinson Jr.

Still trying to decide between Akers and Robinson Jr.? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Cam Akers is projected to score 14.0 points this week while Brian Robinson Jr. is projected to score 15.2 points.