Cam Akers
  • Cam Akers

  • RB
  • , Minnesota Vikings
  • 25
  • 217 lbs
  • 5' 10"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

MIN RB Cam Akers - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 at Atlanta Falcons

Cam Akers’ snap count was down to 24% last week against the Packers, but he still had nine carries and a touchdown. He only gained 19 yards on the ground, but that was still more efficient than starter Alexander Mattison. This is still Mattison’s job and/or a timeshare right now, but keep an eye on that workload balance.

This week, Akers faces an Atlanta defense that ranks seventh in aFPA to opposing running backs. While the offense seems to be trending a little bit in favor of Akers, it’s still not his job, so fantasy managers should continue to wait-and-see with the former Ram.

by Matt Jones

MIN RB Cam Akers - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 at Green Bay Packers

Cam Akers actually saw more opportunities than Alexander Mattison did in Week 7. He managed 61 yards on 13 opportunities. Still not much to write home about but it is interesting that a workload flip might be on the horizon.

Only two running backs have cracked 20 PPR Points against this Packers defense. Both of those got there thanks to high volume. It's hard to picture that being the case for Akers this week. His ranking of RB38 leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully you have better options on your bench.

by Matt Jones

MIN RB Cam Akers - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 vs. San Francisco 49ers

Cam Akers can't seem to get into the mix since coming over from Los Angeles. He tallied a grand total of two opportunities last week. His floor is far too low to start him in this matchup.

by Matt Jones

MIN RB Cam Akers - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 at Chicago Bears

Cam Akers saw seven opportunities to Alexander Mattison's 11 last week. It's hard to gauge where Akers will fit into the gameplan given his short stint with the team so far. It's possible that he begins to work his way in more in the coming weeks.

He's ranked as our RB41 in half-PPR formats. That puts him on the fringe of being flex-worthy, but he's more of a stash while we wait and see how his workload develops.

by Matt Jones

MIN RB Cam Akers - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 vs Kansas City Chiefs

Cam Akers could be a thorn in the side of Alexander Mattison owners as time goes on for this season. He saw five rushes and two receptions.

We have him ranked at RB38 so there are plenty of other options out there. But, he's an intriguing stash even if you don't need him in Week 5.

by Matt Jones

LAR RB Cam Akers - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. San Francisco 49ers

Cam Akers was supposed to be a "central piece" of this offense. Our very own John Daigle, rightly, pointed out on Twitter that Akers was actually out-touched by Kyren Williams when the game was close. Akers came in and finished with 11 carries over the last nine minutes of the game to ice it for the Rams, but only managed four routes.

We have him ranked as RB36 in a very tough matchup. This whole situation is a disaster. If the Rams pick a running back and stick with them, it's a valuable role. But, it didn't look that way in Week 1. He's startable in the flex, but that's about it at this point.

by Matt Jones

LAR RB Cam Akers - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Seattle Seahawks

Cam Akers will look to pick up where he left off last season. Down the stretch, among rushers that saw the volume he did, Akers led the league in rushes inside the 10 and Rush Yards Over Expected. Sean McVay said that Akers will be a "central figure" in the offense in 2023. His first opportunity will come against a Seahawks defense that allowed 10 different running backs to cross 100 yards from scrimmage last season. He's a solid RB2 this week in all scoring formats.

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