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  Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
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RB - CHI
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Best Rank# 14# 27-
Worst Rank# 47# 57-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
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Avg Game5.3-
Avg Projection135.3104.2-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Tarik CohenT. Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. DAL at DET
Week 2 at PHI vs. NYG
Week 3 at BUF at ATL
Week 4 vs. NYG vs. IND
Week 5 at WAS vs. TB
Week 6 at SF at CAR
Week 7 vs. CHI at LAR
Week 8 at MIA vs. NO
Week 9BYE WEEK at TEN
Week 10 vs. SEA vs. MIN
Week 11 at TBBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. SF at GB
Week 13 at ARI vs. DET
Week 14 vs. NE vs. HOU
Week 15 vs. NYJ at MIN
Week 16 at SEA at JAC
Week 17 vs. ARI vs. GB
Player Projections Comparison
  Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Tarik CohenT. Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts188.285.8
Rush Yards721.7323.3
Rush TDs6.11.8
   
Receiving
   
Receptions29.666.5
Rec Yards238.0479.4
Rec TDs1.02.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points135.3104.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Tarik CohenT. Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
2019 Points 
Week 14.9
Week 22.5
Week 32.4
Week 47.8
Week 54.9
Week 6
Week 72.9
Week 84.6
Week 91.6
Week 109.7
Week 1113.4
Week 125.4
Week 133.5
Week 143.1
Week 158.5
Week 163.3
Week 176.4
Total0.084.9
Average5.3
Player Targets Comparison
  Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Tarik CohenT. Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
2019 Targets 
Week 110
Week 25
Week 34
Week 45
Week 57
Week 6
Week 712
Week 83
Week 95
Week 104
Week 116
Week 129
Week 134
Week 146
Week 1510
Week 164
Week 1710
Notes for Player Combination
  Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Tarik CohenT. Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The Rams cut Todd Gurley, a former Offensive Player of the Year, this offseason, leaving behind a confusing three-man backfield. Malcolm Brown is supposedly the starter, but second-year Darrell Henderson and rookie Cam Akers are the guys with clear upside. Akers is a phenomenal talent who should win the starting job, it's just unclear how long it will take as he gets used to NFL pass protection and pass-catching. He's a great high-upside pick in the middle rounds.Tarik Cohen has carved out a role that provides significant PPR fantasy value as one of the lead pass catchers in Matt Nagy's offense. Cohen has caught 203 passes over the past three seasons and can be a dynamic player with the ball in his hands, but I believe it's likely the team's preference to help David Montgomery develop into a complete three-down back. The Bears' defense should be better than last year, which would lead to less pass attempts overall. I'm not thrilled about Cohen this year but he's a fine depth pick late in drafts.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Although Akers has the raw tools to be a star, Florida State wasn't very creative with him in the passing game. That isn't likely to be a problem in an offense run by Rams head coach Sean McVay, who is likely to lean heavily on Akers in 2020. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 Cohen had a down year last season (like most others in the Chicago offense), but it was largely just his lack of big plays. He's a lock for at least 70 catches, which makes him someone you can start as a Flex play in half- and full-PPR leagues. He's not going to cut into David Montgomery's carries very much, but with Montgomery potentially missing the first game or two with a groin injury, Cohen could get additional work early. Either way, as he often does, he's likely to outperform his average draft position.
John Hesterman
Dynasty League Football
 Cohen represents a low cost, high upside pick in this season's drafts. His target volume should remain consistently high making him an ideal later round target, especially in PPR formats.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Despite being 7th in total yards, the Rams somehow managed to give only 1500 of them to their RBs. While that's less than ideal, there is room for growth. There are rumblings that the Rams want to do more on the ground and with Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown proving underwhelming to this point, it's entirely possible that by halfway through the season, this is Cam Akers's backfield. Given the huge TD and fantasy point upside that role has previously held, a return to form for the Rams could make the young rookie a fantasy stud. Be very aware that he'll start the season slowly but he could rumble home with a head of steam if things fall his way.Tarik Cohen was awful in 2019, averaging 4.4 yards per target as the Bears offense capitulated. For reference, most pass-catching backs average 6 or higher and the worst I could find was Royce Freeman's 5.1 last year. That's how bad Cohen was. Let's be clear though, Cohen is not a bad player. With Nick Foles now distributing the rock it's very possible Cohen rises back to PPR stardom as a weekly RB2 with flex usage in half-ppr. I'll personally have very few shares as Cohen has zero true upside but if you need a safe weekly PPR starter, here's your man.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Rams were going to draft a running back - we knew that after they interviewed a ton of them in the draft process. What we didn't know was that they'd take one with their first pick in the draft. While Darrell Henderson is a threat to Akers' overall workload, they clearly know what they have in Henderson, and drafted Akers early. It seems like Henderson is going to be the lesser part of the timeshare, while Akers is the early-down back and likely to receive goal-line work. There's a chance Henderson has a bigger role than anticipated, which prevents us from trusting Akers as anything more than a high-end RB3.We knew big play regression was coming for Cohen in 2019, though it hit him more than anyone thought possible. Did you know that Cohen posted RB1-type numbers in 31.3 percent of his games in 2018? That ranked 12th among running backs. His lack of big plays crushed his hopes in 2019, as he went down to just 6.3 percent. Still, his floor stayed intact, highlighting he's still the same player. There's an in-between 2018 and 2019 outcome that's likely in 2020. He's never going to be a workhorse running back, but he's going to beat his current ADP.
Rob Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
Potential three down workhorse on a dynamite offense 
Dalton Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues
Incredible RB prospect who has opportunity to play as a rookie. In an explosive offense who profiles as a workhorse. Should be amongst the top RBs in the game within a few short years. Banking on upside here and the profile to win out.Was 2nd on the Bears in targets last year and had over 100 targets. Was inefficient with those targets, but with no upgrades at RB or WR over the offseason he is likely going to stay in his role and naturally be more efficient this year. Good value.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Both in reality and fantasy, Cam Akers is one of the most exciting rookies coming into the league. He enters an offense that desperately needs a new face at the RB position and I expect Akers to be that guy. Due to COVID, it may take a few weeks, but Akers should finish the season as the clear RB1 on the Rams and has top-24 fantasy potential as well.Cohen enters 2020 as one half the Bears backfield duo. As usual, Cohen's value will come primarily from the passing game with the Bears QB situation in limbo that could make things difficult for Cohen. He's a low-end flex play in full PPR formats.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
My bet for rookie RB to see most touches - skills to be a featured back (with a little pass game improvement), and team clearly lacks confidence in D. Henderson in that role 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Rams may have as many as four members in their RBBC, Akers is the early favorite to be the lead back in one of the most intriguing timeshare situations in the NFL. 
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Akers was a 5-star HS recruit, played behind one of the worst O-Lines in the country at FSU and still put up 1,100 and 8 his freshman year. He can rush, pass, and block, is durable, and was a 2nd round pick by a team that had just spent a 3rd round pick on a RB the year prior. Plus, even in a down year last season, Gurley put up 14 TDs in that offense. Akers is a RB2 with high-end RB1 upside. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
This is one of the most puzzling selections to me in the entire draft. While I wasn't a huge Akers fan heading into the draft, I believed he could have value as a pass-catching back or a player that would thrive being moved out into space. Darrell Henderson is still there and could be the 1st/2nd down back, while Akers assumes the 3rd down work. However, this OL is still horrendous and is not going to help these RBs at all. This could be a David Montgomery type selection in year one, where the talent level is there, but the OL just simply can't hold up. Akers is a very risky pick in Dynasty leagues.Cohen struggled last season, along with the rest of the Chicago Bears offense. If Nick Foles is the starting QB, this offense is going to stay on schedule and Cohen should see a dramatic increase in efficiency. There's a very real chance that Cohen bounces back into the RB2 conversation this season.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Cam Akers has the easiest path to a featured role among these rookie RBs in terms of proven competition in their backfield. Akers also happens to be a baller. @Ihartitz