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Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 18-
Best Rank# 6# 10-
Worst Rank# 23# 28-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total107.622.1-
Avg Game7.73.7-
Avg Projection177.7184.7-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank2231-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 at TEN vs. BUF
Week 2 vs. CAR vs. ATL
Week 3 vs. DAL at ARI
Week 4 vs. CHI at SF
Week 5 at GB vs. DAL
Week 6 vs. BAL vs. CAR
Week 7 at JACBYE WEEK
Week 8 at SEA vs. SF
Week 9BYE WEEK at TB
Week 10 vs. HOU vs. ARI
Week 11 vs. DET at NO
Week 12 at DAL at KC
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. SEA
Week 14 vs. PHI vs. LV
Week 15 at WAS at GB
Week 16 at MIN vs. DEN
Week 17 vs. IND at LAC
Week 18 at PHI at SEA
Player Projections Comparison
 
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts231.0254.3
Rush Yards937.81,087.9
Rush TDs6.07.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions52.636.9
Rec Yards375.4295.7
Rec TDs2.41.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points177.7184.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
2021 Points 
Week 12.7
Week 26.9
Week 315.4
Week 424.6
Week 50.9
Week 60.0
Week 7
Week 80.0
Week 9
Week 10
Week 115.6
Week 125.3
Week 137.4
Week 1415.5
Week 155.4
Week 162.8
Week 1710.2
Week 184.91.3
Total107.622.1
Average7.73.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
2021 Targets 
Week 13
Week 23
Week 37
Week 46
Week 51
Week 60
Week 7
Week 80
Week 9
Week 10
Week 116
Week 125
Week 139
Week 143
Week 158
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Week 1843
Notes for Player Combination
 
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Expert 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
6/14: Moving all around. Every practice is another take on how active Barkley has been. No competition added. Beefy line additions. Can Brian Daboll revive him?! Ideal offseason so far6/14 - Henderson already hurt, Kyren Williams broke leg. Akers might be fed 20+ touches a week & if he returns to rookie form he'll win leagues at this price PLUS he is 100% healthy & rumored to be even more active in the passing game. LOVE his 4th round value right now
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
With O line, head coach upgrades it's worth a look back at his rookie numbers as a reminder of what a healthy Barkley is capable ofMiraculously returned from blown Achilles after half-year of rehab, but lacked previous explosiveness - will the offseason help him finally regain it?
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
Once a locked-and-loaded top-five fantasy football selection, Barkley is now routinely selected in the third round. His inability to stay healthy has hindered him from being able to recapture his rookie form in addition to the Giants' h0rrible situation on offense. But under a new coaching staff and vastly improved offensive line, there's reason to buy back in on Barkley at a massive discount. In 5 games last season when Barkley played a full snap share with Daniel Jones under center, the Giants RB averaged 16.2 PPR points per game (RB10). Backup Devontae Booker out-scored Barkley on a per-game basis in all other games played (10.0 vs 9.1).It's clear that the experts and sharps are convinced that Cam Akers sucks at football after he averaged an abysmal 2.4 yards per carry during the 2021 season after returning from his Achilles injury - the worst mark of any running back with at least 70 carries. But his inefficient production is partially related to the juggernaut of run defenses he faced down the stretch - San Francisco 49ers (twice) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers - when in fact no Rams RB ran efficiently. 95% of his rushing yards in 2021 came after contact - the highest mark in the NFL. Did I also mention he was never even supposed to come back at ALL last season due his Achilles injury? If Travis Etienne came back from his injury and failed to perform, would that be held against his draft stock? There's simply too much emphasis placed on Akers' production when touch volume is the key driver to fantasy success at running back. In the Rams' divisional playoff win versus the Buccaneers, Akers played 81% of the Los Angeles offensive snaps and out-touched Sony Michel (signed with Miami this offseason) 27 to three. I expect Akers to be dialed back in as the top RB next season in Sean McVay's consistent 1RB offense, where the team's lead back averages 20-plus touches per game. Darrell Henderson has proven he's nothing more than a replaceable running back that the Rams continue to try and replace. Not to mention, Akers has a cakewalk of soft-run defenses to open the season against the Bills, Falcons and Cardinals. Won't take long for Akers to pay off his early Round 4 ADP in a high-powered offense.
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
Last season was nightmare fuel for Saquon Barkley. In his return from the ACL injury, he posted his career's lowest breakaway run rate (3.1%, per Playerprofiler.com) and yards after contact per attempt (2.69, per PFF). With Joe Judge and Jason Garrett's special brand of season-destroying special sauce gone, Barkley has all the motivation to crush this year as a pending free agent. With the additions of Jon Feliciano, Mark Glowinski, and first-round pick Evan Neal to pair with holdover Andrew Thomas, the blocking upfront should be much improved. A massive bounce-back campaign could be brewing.Cam Akers wasn't expected to return last year in time for the playoffs, but he pulled it off. He saw snap shares from 39% to as high as 81%. While he racked up volume in the process with 18.7 touches per game, his efficiency numbers were middling at best. His 2.31 yards after contact per attempt was a far cry from the 2.96 he rattled off in his rookie season (per PFF). With a full offseason to hopefully recoup any lost juice and return to his first-year form, Akers has the upside to be a workhorse in one of the best offenses in the NFL.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Barkley missed 4 games in the fantasy season with injury and he had only 807 yards from scrimmage and 4 TDs averaging just 4.3 yards per touch in those 12 fantasy games. Between his health and the Giants horrible supporting cast, they are wasting a generational talent.The good thing with Cam Akers being injured so early in the season was that he returned for the playoffs and he will be ready for a full offseason. There is some concern that Darrell Henderson Jr. could cause a split in the backfield, but Akers is the better fantasy option of the two and he should be a RB2.