David Akers Fantasy News

Saturday, November 30, 2013, 11:20am

Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

Jim Schwartz gave embattled kicker David Akers a public vote of confidence after he missed his fifth kick of the season in Thursday’s 40-10 win over the Green Bay Packers, but the Detroit Lions are planning to work out kickers next week as they weigh their options at the position.

Akers, who signed a one-year deal to replace long-time kicker Jason Hanson in April, has made just 15 of 20 field-goal attempts this year and the Lions rank 29th in the league in field-goal percentage.

Fantasy Impact:

Akers missed a 31-yarder on Thanksgiving against the Packers and is coming off a shaky season with the 49ers, so the Lions have to play this one smart as the playoffs drawn near. Akers is safe - for now.

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Lions sign K David Akers
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10:21am

Adam Caplan, Twitter - [Full Article]

K David Akers has agreed to a deal with the Lions, according to his agent, Jerrold Colton.

Fantasy Impact:

Akers was terrific in 2011 before a brutal 2012 season, where he missed 10 of 19 FGs beyond 40 yards. If he can get his mojo back, he should get plenty of opportunities since the Lions usually do a solid job of moving the ball.

49ers release David Akers
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 6:42pm

The San Jose Mercury News - [Full Article]

The 49ers released kicker David Akers on Wednesday.

In two seasons with the 49ers, Akers made 73 of 94 field goal attempts and was perfect on all 78 extra-point attempts.

In 2011, Akers set an NFL record with 44 field goals, 52 field-goal attempts and 166 points. He also tied the NFL record for longest field goal with a 63-yarder in the 2012 season opener at Green Bay.

Fantasy Impact:

He made just 29 of 42 field goals in 2012, which led to his release.

49ers sticking with David Akers
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:30pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

David Akers has earned the right to kick for the 49ers in the playoffs, Jim Harbaugh said Thursday.

Akers, who struggled in the regular season, won a six-day completion against new addition Billy Cundiff, who the 49ers signed last week.

49ers sign Billy Cundiff
Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 12:02pm

Matt Maiocco, Twitter - [Full Article]

Kicker Billy Cundiff is signing with the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact:

David Akers remains with the team, so at this point it's not clear who will kick for the 49ers next week. They may hold a competition and release the loser before the Divisional Round.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 12:52pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

With David Akers struggling, 49ers are bringing kickers to San Francisco for workouts, including Billy Cundiff and Justin Medlock.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 10:54am

San Francisco Chronicle - [Full Article]

David Akers missed a 39-yard field-goal attempt late in the first quarter of Sunday night's win over New England, his latest misstep in a wildly inconsistent season. Akers is 25-for-35 on field-goal tries this season, and head coach Jim Harbaugh clearly is losing patience.

"Specialists sometimes only get four or five opportunities a game, and you've got to make the play," Harbaugh said Monday. "You've got to see him do it, got to see him make those plays."

Harbaugh insisted Akers is still part of the team. Asked if there was any thought to making a change, Harbaugh replied, "No, not at this time."

Fantasy Impact:

Fantasy owners should probably at least think about going another direction with the inconsistent Akers. According to the story, the breakdown on Akers this season: He's 8-for-8 inside 30 yards, 10-for-12 from 30 to 39 yards, 6-for-10 from 40 to 49 yards and 1-for-5 from 50 yards and beyond.

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49ers will stick with Colin Kaepernick
Monday, December 3, 2012, 9:20am

The Sacramento Bee - [Full Article]

Jim Harbaugh all but quashed any notion that Colin Kaepernick's bad pitch and the 49ers' subsequent loss would lead to a change at quarterback.

"I will let you know if there's a change," Harbaugh said afterward. "But right now, I feel as if (the starter vs. Miami) it would be the same this week. And I'm proud of Kap - proud of the way he played. He did some things, some really good things, under a lot of heat and duress and handled himself well, gave our team a chance to win."

Fantasy Impact:

Kaepernick was 21-for-32 for 208 yards in the game and rushed for 84 more yards, including a 50-yard run that set up David Akers' go-ahead field goal late. But, he also committed the game's biggest error - an errant pitch to Ted Ginn with 3:06 remaining and the 49ers in control of the game. Still, Kaepernick's fantasy value is way higher than Alex Smith's, and this week's matchup against the Dolphins should put CK around the low-end QB1 area.

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