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Cam Akers

Cam Akers

RB - LAR

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 212 lbsAge: 23College: Florida State

Week 3 Outlook

LAR @ ARI
Sun 4:25pm ET
93°
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #31
Projection 7.9 pts

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This backfield is a mess. Akers came back from the grave in Week 2. He played 43% of the snaps leading the backfield with 17 touches and 62 total yards. He led the team on early downs, but he was swallowed up in routes by Henderson. Akers also had the edge near paydirt, although it feels more like Sean McVay was flipping a coin. Akers performed well on his targets with 2.25 yards per route run, so we'll see the route split in Week 3. The Cardinals are a matchup for either (or both) backs to take advantage of. The Cardinals are 29th and 28th in second-level and open field yards allowed. They have given up the second-highest explosive run rate. The hits keep coming for Arizona as they are also 32nd in DVOA against receiving backs. Despite allowing the tenth-fewest receptions, they are eighth in receiving yards and tied for the most receiving touchdowns allowed to running backs. Akers and Henderson are both upside RB3s this week.

Cam Akers was a BUY last week, and remains one heading into Week 3. Led the team in carries (15) and RB opportunities (18) after Darrel Henderson earned the bell-cow usage in Week 1.

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