The good news for Henderson owners is they won't have to worry about Akers in the regular season. It sounds like the Rams would have to get into the playoffs, which, certainly isn't out of question at this point. Running backs coming off Achilles injuries don't often find success again, but this looks like great news for Akers and is something to watch. He's progressing well from the injury, according to the rest of the story.
LAR RB Cam Akers - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 15 vs New York Jets
Cam. Akers. League. Winner.
What else is there to say about the rookie after his performance last week against the New England Patriots where he had 29 carries for 171 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 23 yards. Akers looked downright Gurley-esque in his performance as he ripped off huge chunks of yardage running hard through huge lanes. Now fully entrenched as this team’s workhorse back, it appears Akers will be given every opportunity to touch the football moving forward.
The New York Jets rank 11th in aFPA to RBs this season, however, they are fresh off of surrendering 142 rushing yards to the duo of Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde. As one of the top rushing teams in the league, expect the Rams to run the ball a lot more down the stretch to make their playbook full of play-action more effective. Akers is a low-end RB1 this week.