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Cam Akers

Cam Akers

RB - LAR
Height: 5' 11"Weight: 212 lbsAge: 21College: Florida State

Week 12 Outlook

SF @ LAR
Sun 4:05pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #49
Projection 5.8 pts

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Dynamic and explosive athlete. Incredibly dangerous and elusive in space. Great change of direction ability and tackle breaking. Arm tackles won't bring him down. Great top-end speed and burst in small windows. Phenomenal cut ability and power in his lower body to cut laterally and then explode vertically. Competitor. Fights for yardage when running between the tackles. Powerful for his size and good lower body strength. Has issues in pass protection but has a willingness to attack and good recognition of where the blitz is coming from. Grade A pass catcher out of the backfield. Needs to be used more as a weapon to take advantage of this skill, but can be used all over the formation. Incredibly natural and sticky receiver and then is able to quickly turn and accelerate out of the reception. Concerns involve a potential fumbling issue. Lost three balls in my tape evaluation, but could be primarily out of the desire to do more to help the team. This offense is abysmal and refuses to run through Akers. The OL is putrid and rarely gave Akers a fighting chance. He's constantly overcompensating for the horrible blocking and is often attacked in the backfield before he even has a chance to view the available openings. Difficult to evaluate how his vision is running between the tackles due to the fact that the hole that he chose most likely got closed by the time he got there. Overall, an incredible athlete and will be a great back in the NFL IF he is constantly given the ball in space. Best option and fit for Akers would be as a 3rd down back in the NFL where he's allowed to utilize his strengths and be given the ball in space. He'd be a constant mismatch lined up on linebackers split out wide.

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Cam Akers scores first NFL touchdown on Monday Night Football

Cam Akers rushed five times for 15 yards and caught his lone target for four yards and a touchdown during the Rams' 27-24 victory over the Buccaneers on Monday Night Football.

Fantasy Impact

Akers' four-yard reception in the first half marked the first score of his professional career. His five carries were still behind Darrell Henderson but more than Malcolm Brown on a night where Jared Goff threw 51 passes. With all three Rams' running back fully healthy, this is certainly a backfield to stay away from if possible, though Akers presents the most upside due to his high draft pedigree and Sean McVay's expressed desire for him to take over the job at some point in the season. Akers' likely won't be a recommended fantasy play for Week 12 but is a fantastic bench stash.

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Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings From the Most Accurate Experts photo
Here's a look at fantasy football rankings from our most accurate experts of the 2020 season. These rankings are for half-PPR scoring fantasy football ...
by FantasyPros Staff in FantasyNov 28, 2020
Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 12RB #49RB #41RB #6336
Rest of Season RB #49RB #39RB #563
Dynasty ----
Projections
(Week 12)
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Projections (Week 12)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
8.233.60.20.95.800.15.8
History
Statistics
(avgs.)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week15017.9
Last 3 Weeks29.300.75.7
Season to Date28.700.44.1
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 11@ TB15017.9
Week 10vs. SEA38003.8
Week 8@ MIA35015.4
Week 6@ SF0000
Strength of Schedule
(2020)
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
OppSummary
Next Gamevs. SF26th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesARI, NE, NYJ19th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)NE, NYJ, SEA13th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--21st easiest remaining opponents
Who Should I Start?
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Most Accurate Experts
for Cam Akers
Most accurate experts for Cam Akers
T-1.Husein ShabazzRB #52
T-1.Matt MacCoyRB #47
3.Pierre CamusRB #35
T-4.Scott EngelRB #42
T-4.John HalpinRB #47
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