As the 2020 fantasy football season nears, it's time to examine players who could make or break your fantasy team. Here's a look at Los Angeles Rams rookie running back Cam Akers and his fantasy outlook for the season ahead.
Darrell Henderson Jr. seemed poised to take the largest share of backfield touches after the Rams dumped Todd Gurley. But then the team surprisingly used its first 2020 draft pick on Akers. The former Seminole suffered behind awful blocking in college, but that could help him adapt to a deteriorating Rams O-line. Akers also apparently impressed the Rams as a receiver and pass protector. Coach Sean McVay called him a “big-time guy.”
Size: 5'10, 217
Bye Week: 9
Bet on Akers taking charge of the Rams’ backfield. Both the O-line and the offense as a whole have questions to answer, though.
Season Projections for 2020
175carries, 753 yards, 8 rushing TDs; 34 receptions, 255 yards, 2 receiving TDs