Cam Akers

RB · Minnesota Vikings

Height 5'10" Weight 217
DOB 1999-06-22 Age 24.3
College Florida State

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 16 (Tier 3) · ADP (12-team PPR): 6.11, 71st

Fantasy Advice

This Rams team still doesn't look very good overall because the depth is terrible. That's what you get when you mortgage your top drafts picks for years. Akers could do well, he's got a nice volume opportunity, and the system works. Every RB from here on down has some warts of some sort.

Position Rankings

Tier 3
14Javonte Williams, DEN923.35.109.0
15Jahmyr Gibbs, DET921.53.06
16Cam Akers, LAR1024.36.119.3
Tier 4
17Alvin Kamara, NO1128.17.0912.7
18Travis Etienne, JAC924.63.1211.3
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Cam Akers Unlikely To Make Vikings Debut In Week 3

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    Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said it's too soon for running back Cam Akers to make his team debut in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday after the team just acquired him in a trade from the Los Angeles Rams earlier this week. Akers will likely be inactive with an eye toward playing in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers. Akers' fantasy value could be salvaged this year as a complement to Alexander Mattison after wearing out his welcome with the Rams, but fantasy managers must remember that the 24-year-old now has to learn a completely new offense in short order. Mattison will continue to operate as Minnesota's clear lead back this Sunday, with Ty Chandler serving as a change-of-pace option in the backfield.

    Sep 22 · Source via Vikings Cam Akers
  • Latest On Vikings' RB Room

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    Cam Akers‘ time in Los Angeles came to an expected end earlier this week when he was dealt to Minnesota. The move has led to questions about the Vikings’ pecking order at the running back spot, but the team’s depth chart appears set to remain the same at the top. Alexander Mattison took over RB1 duties […]

    Sep 22 · Pro Football Rumors Vikings Cam Akers Ty Chandler Alexander Mattison
  • Vikes still confident in Mattison after Akers deal

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    This week's trade for running back Cam Akers drew a natural question around the Minnesota Vikings: Will he replace starter Alexander Mattison, who has taken the majority of snaps this season for the NFL's worst rushing offense?

    Sep 21 · ESPN Vikings Cam Akers Alexander Mattison
  • Vikings Acquiring Cam Akers From The Rams

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    The Minnesota Vikings are acquiring running back Cam Akers from the Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday, according to sources. It's unclear what the Vikings are sending the Rams in return. Akers, who wore out his welcome in Los Angeles, will now reunite with his former offensive coordinator, Kevin O'Connell, in Minnesota. The Rams made Akers a healthy scratch in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers after he had just 29 rushing yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in the season opener. He'll form a one-two punch for the Vikings backfield now with Alexander Mattison, who hasn't impressed at all in his first two games as the team's lead back. Akers' fantasy stock had hit rock bottom, but this move gives him a chance to be relevant again, albeit in a pass-happy offense.

    Sep 20 · Source via Rams Cam Akers
  • Browns Hosting Kareem Hunt On Visit; Cam Akers On Radar

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    3:25pm: This process is moving fast. The Browns are hosting Hunt on a Tuesday visit, Adam Schefter of tweets. This marks Hunt’s fourth known visit this offseason. He met with the Vikings, Saints and Colts. As of this past weekend, Indianapolis still had the six-year veteran on its radar. 2:52pm: Nick Chubb‘s gruesome injury […]

    Sep 19 · Pro Football Rumors Rams Browns Cam Akers Kareem Hunt
  • Rams RB Cam Akers Drawing Trade Interest

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    With Cam Akers‘ time with the Rams set to come to an end, multiple suitors appear to have emerged for his services as a mid-season rental. At least four teams have reached out regarding the contract-year back, reports Jordan Schultz of the Score. Schultz names the Buccaneers, Ravens, Raiders and Browns as being among the clubs […]

    Sep 19 · Pro Football Rumors Rams Cam Akers
  • Several Teams Checking In On Cam Akers

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    Several NFL teams have checked in with the Los Angeles Rams about a potential trade for running back Cam Akers, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Las Vegas Raiders and Cleveland Browns, among others, according to sources. It's still possible the Rams outright release Akers for salary reasons, but the team is actively shopping him and he's more than likely played his last game in LA. Akers had three straight 100-yard rushing games with three touchdowns to close out the 2022 season. The Browns just lost star RB Nick Chubb (knee) for the rest of the year, and the Ravens lost J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) in Week 1, so they are both obvious landing spots for Akers. Depending on where the 24-year-old ends up, he could be back on the fantasy radar again in short order in 2023.

    Sep 19 · Source via Rams Cam Akers
  • McVay: Rams 'headed' toward trading RB Akers

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    Rams coach Sean McVay said general manager Les Snead has spoken with "a handful of teams" about a trade for running back Cam Akers, and "that's the direction that we're headed."

    Sep 19 · ESPN Rams Cam Akers
  • Latest On Rams, RB Cam Akers

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    Cam Akers found himself a healthy scratch in Week 2, and his tenure with the Rams is once again in question. When asked about the situation, head coach Sean McVay confirmed the team is still exploring all options with respect to keeping or trading its former lead running back. A report from Sunday indicated the Rams are again […]

    Sep 18 · Pro Football Rumors Rams Cam Akers Zach Evans Royce Freeman Ronnie Rivers Kyren Williams
  • Kyren Williams Scores Twice In Week 2 Start

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    Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams was highly productive in the team's 30-23 loss to the division-rival San Francisco 49ers. With Cam Akers surprisingly being a healthy scratch, the second-year back took on the full workload and did not disappoint. The Notre Dame product carried the ball 14 times for 52 yards and a rushing touchdown, along with catching six of his 10 targets for 48 yards and a receiving touchdown. Williams had the second-most targets on the team and produced despite the difficult matchup. Williams is an RB2 at the very least in the future each week and is a matchup-proof start, considering his volume as long as Akers remains uninvolved. Williams will look to build on last Sunday's performance against the Bengals in Week 3.

    Sep 18 · Source via Rams Cam Akers Kyren Williams
  • Rams Engaged In Trade Talks For Cam Akers

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    The Los Angeles Rams have had trade talks centered around running back Cam Akers, who was the team's starter in Week 1, according to sources. However, he was a healthy scratch in the Week 2 loss to the division-rival San Francisco 49ers on Sunday after being ineffective in the season opener and after a difficult week of practice. Kyren Williams is now the starter in LA's backfield, and Akers' spot is up in the air. The 24-year-old former second-round pick by the Rams in 2020 out of Florida State had just 29 rushing yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in the season-opening win over the Seattle Seahawks. Akers demanded a trade last year and was in the doghouse before finishing strong with three straight 100-yard performances. It remains to be seen how the situation plays out in 2023, but for now his fantasy stock is obviously very low.

    Sep 18 · Source via Rams Cam Akers
  • Rams' Cam Akers Back On Trade Block?

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    After his tenure with the Rams seemed to be over in 2022, Cam Akers could find himself on the move soon. The running back will be a healthy scratch in Week 2, as first reported by Jay Glazer during Fox Sports’ pregame show. Glazer adds that the Rams are looking to trade the 24-year-old. Akers expressed his […]

    Sep 18 · Pro Football Rumors Rams Cam Akers Kyren Williams
  • Cam Akers Won't Be Active In Week 2

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    Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers will not be active for the Week 2 game against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers, according to a source. FOX Sports' Jay Glazer also reported that coaches believe Akers is on the trade block and could be traded. Akers started for the Rams in their surprising Week 1 win over the Seattle Seahawks but had a measly 29 yards on 22 carries. There were similar issues between the 24-year-old and the Rams in 2022, but they hung onto him and he finished strong with three straight 100-yard rushing performance. If Kyren Williams is somehow still available in your league, he's a priority pickup, as he will now take over lead-back duties in LA. Ronnie Rivers and rookie Zach Evans should also step into bigger roles moving forward.

    Sep 17 · Source via Rams Cam Akers
  • Cam Akers - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

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    Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers struggled in his first game of the season, as he put up just 29 rushing yards on 22 carries. While the fourth-year back out of Florida St. did get into the end zone, it was evident that the team leaned into using second-year RB Kyren Williams more. This is similar to what happened in 2022, where Akers started the season very slowly, but he did end on a high note and as the clear starter. However, Akers played just 35% of the offensive snaps in Week 1, while Williams played the other 65%, which should scare fantasy managers. Akers has a tough matchup against a San Fransisco 49ers defense that contained the Steelers offense to 41 rushing yards in Week 2. Considering his low snap count and problematic matchup against San Francisco, Akers is mainly a flex play in Week 2.

    Sep 16 · Source via Rams Cam Akers
  • Cam Akers Splits Backfield Workload In Week 1

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    Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers ran the ball 22 times for 29 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 1 upset victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Backup Kyren Williams was far more efficient running the football on Sunday with 15 carries for 52 yards and two touchdowns. The backfield seems like more of an even split than originally forecasted and could become a headache for fantasy managers. Akers typically offers very little in the passing game (zero catches in Week 1). If Williams continues to take carries near the goal line, Akers' fantasy value will plummet. Neither back should be trusted against the San Francisco 49ers' defense in Week 2.

    Sep 11 · Source via Rams Cam Akers
  • Cam Akers Will Look to Pick Up Where He Left Off In 2022

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    Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers is set to start in the team's regular-season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. The third-year back out of Florida St. had a plodding start to his 2022 season and was even inactive for two games. However, Akers bounced back and ended the year dominating, as he ran for over 100 yards in each of the last three games. Akers had the fifth-most fantasy points among all RBs during the last seven weeks of the season and will try to continue this level of play. Considering this and the lack of competition behind him, Akers should be in your lineup and is a considerably safe RB2/flex play against a weak Seattle rush defense.

    Sep 9 · Source via Rams Cam Akers
  • Ronnie Rivers Efficient In Preseason Finale

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    Los Angeles Rams running back Ronnie Rivers led the team in rushing during their Week 3 preseason loss to the Denver Broncos. The Fresno St. product was the most consistent running back for the Rams this preseason. Rivers ran for 32 yards on six carries in the four drives that he appeared in. The second-year player has shown to be the reliable runner that the team can use for depth purposes, as he more than likely won a roster spot over Royce Freeman. While he still is the No. 3 back at best behind Cam Akers and Kyren Williams, Rivers has earned more trust from the coaching staff with his play this preseason.

    Aug 27 · Source via Rams Cam Akers Royce Freeman Ronnie Rivers Kyren Williams
  • Kyren Williams Impressing In Camp

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    Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams has reportedly been outstanding in both the running and receiving game early in camp. The 22-year-old looks confident and makes plays when the ball is thrown his way. The Rams are reportedly splitting the reps between Williams and Cam Akers in the backfield. The assumption was that Akers is the unquestioned lead back, but that might not be the case. Instead, Williams might work his way into making this a committee approach. Williams didn't do much with the Rams last season, but is expected to have a bigger role this upcoming season.

    Aug 10 · Source via Rams Cam Akers Kyren Williams
  • Offseason In Review: Los Angeles Rams

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    Nothing gold can stay. From Sean McVay‘s 2017 arrival through the 2022 offseason, the Rams treated the football world to a win-now mantra. As draft pick-collecting crusades transpired elsewhere, the Rams’ recovery from a 12-year playoff drought produced two Super Bowl berths and a championship. Evading critics with a George Allen-esque, “eff them picks” M.O. […]

    Jul 11 · Pro Football Rumors Offseason Rams Cam Akers Davis Allen Tutu Atwell Steve Avila Stetson Bennett Malcolm Brown Aaron Donald Ethan Evans Zach Evans Jordan Fuller Todd Gurley Nick Hampton Tyler Higbee Van Jefferson Desjuan Johnson Cooper Kupp Hunter Long Ochaun Mathis Warren McClendon Sony Michel Puka Nacua Bryce Perkins Demarcus Robinson Brett Rypien Ben Skowronek Matthew Stafford Jason Taylor II Kobie Turner Kyren Williams Ahkello Witherspoon Russ Yeast Byron Young
  • Running Back Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@SEAW 30-138.9252834.627.22222291.321000-00
    2SFL 23-300.0---------------

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1


    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1BUFL 10-310.0-1217.94.53300.000000-00
    2ATLW 31-277.2302742.928.61815442.93032189.000
    3@ARIW 20-1212.1262450.025.01212615.081000-01
    4@SFL 9-241.3682837.812.298131.630100-00
    5DALL 10-223.3612030.821.51413332.540100-00
    6CARW 24-100.0---------------
    8SFL 14-310.0---------------
    9@TBL 13-160.3691119.38.85530.600000-00
    10ARIL 17-272.2511016.711.776223.670100-00
    11@NOL 20-276.1332539.121.91414614.360000-00
    12@KCL 10-263.7521629.614.888374.630000-00
    13SEAL 23-2718.564671.928.11817603.5321100.000
    14LVW 17-1610.8232742.220.31312423.5011111.001
    15@GBL 12-2411.5233475.633.31512655.420333511.700
    16DENW 51-1433.714975.438.525231185.133222914.500
    17@LACL 10-3113.8143877.642.921191236.470211010.000
    18@SEAL 16-1914.31061100.039.324211044.95033248.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 14, 1, 6, 1, 2, 2, 4


    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    16@MINW 30-230.0---------------
    17@BALW 20-190.0---------------
    18SFL 24-272.8621320.012.38530.60033103.300
    WCARIW 34-1110.0-3253.331.71917553.240214040.000
    DP@TBW 30-278.3-5880.637.52724482.00033206.702
    CCSFW 20-175.5-3039.018.21413483.6901122.000
    SB@CINW 23-205.0-3956.524.61713211.62043144.700


    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1DALW 20-174.8522432.920.51514392.7901144.000
    2@PHIW 37-191.37934.34.333134.330000-00
    5@WASW 30-106.1371319.113.299616.780000-00
    8@MIAL 17-285.9392021.110.5109353.890111919.000
    10SEAW 23-163.8451825.714.31010383.800000-00
    11@TBW 27-248.4301216.78.365153.0001144.010
    12SFL 20-2314.4141727.414.599849.331000-00
    13@ARIW 38-2815.9125262.726.52221723.431112222.000
    14NEW 24-320.485079.450.832291715.900322311.500
    15NYJL 20-236.7413661.030.51815634.20031-1-1.000
    17ARIW 18-710.6354865.834.22521341.620445213.001
    WC@SEAW 30-2024.6-5372.641.130281314.681224522.500
    DP@GBL 18-3216.1-5196.235.81918905.0011166.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 9, 5, 7
    Receiving: 4

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