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Cam Akers

#1 RB,

Vikings

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ACTUAL 2022

141 FPTS

RANK: 33

2023 SEASON

199 FPTS

RANK: 20

AGE

23 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

5'10'' / 217 lbs

COLLEGE

Florida State

SEASONGPFPTSRANKRUATTRUYDRUTDRUAVERECPTREYDRETD
20231519920th248103674.2292071
20221514133rd18878674.2131170
3yr Ave85191st7531414.197660

Officially moved to IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-08

The Vikings placed Akers (Achilles) on injured reserve Wednesday.

Akers is done for the 2023 season due to a torn left Achilles' tendon suffered during Sunday's win over the Falcons, the second such injury of his NFL career. Previously, Akers was forced to miss most of the 2021 season after rupturing his right Achilles' tendon, but he's now dealing with an issue on the left side. Akers impressed in his brief time with Minnesota, rushing 38 times for 138 yards and a touchdown while securing 11 of 12 targets for 70 yards in six appearances with the team. Now that he's facing a second injury of career-threatening severity, though, there's no guarantee that Akers gets a chance to sign as a free agent in the 2024 offseason, whether with the Vikings or another club.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMTOUCHRANKYDTDAVEYAC%10+20+50+RECYDTD
Home Outdoor 15 89.60.6938th500.53.947%0.90.30.11.190.0
Away Outdoor 11 66.50.6683rd430.04.760%0.90.30.00.880.1
Away Dome 1 06.10.4474th610.04.449%1.00.00.00.000.0
Away Retractable Dome 2 013.30.7826th671.04.042%2.00.00.00.5110.0

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKATTYDTDAVEYAC%10+20+50+SHARERECYDTD
2020 21 LA 13 5 102 45th14562524.349%124131%111231
2021 22 LA 1 0 4 148th5300.6167%0001%3100
2022 23 LA 15 9 141 33rd18878674.252%173046%131170
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

MRI confirms torn Achilles

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-06

Head coach Kevin O'Connell said Monday that Akers underwent an MRI that confirmed he tore his left Achilles' tendon, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Akers showed some promise during his six appearances with the Vikings, rushing 38 times for 138 yards and a touchdown while securing 11 of 12 targets for 70 yards. However, his season will be cut short due to the injury he sustained Sunday against Atlanta. Akers is slated to become a free agent during the offseason but drew praise from O'Connell, so it's possible the Vikings try to bring him back in 2024. Alexander Mattison should continue to serve as Minnesota's lead back moving forward, while Ty Chandler and Kene Nwangwu could also see increased snaps out of the backfield.

Achilles' injury feared

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-05

Coach Kevin O'Connell relayed after Sunday's 31-28 win over the Falcons that the Vikings believe Akers has an Achilles' injury, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.

Akers' injury was initially deemed an ankle issue, but it looks like the running back's Achilles is what's ailing him in the wake of Sunday's contest. If the injury is confirmed, it would be the second time in his career that Akers has hurt his Achilles. If he's forced to miss time, Ty Chandler and Kene Nwangwu would remain on hand to work behind Alexander Mattison in the Vikings' backfield.

Injures ankle Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-05

Akers was forced out of Sunday's game against the Falcons with an ankle injury.

Prior to his exit from Sunday's contest, Akers had carried eight times for 25 yards and caught three passes for 13 yards. In his absence, fellow RB Ty Chandler is available to work behind Alexander Mattison.

Scores first Minnesota TD

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-29

Akers carried the ball nine times for 19 yards and a touchdown and caught his only target for six yards in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Packers.

While he didn't gain much real estate and saw seven fewer touches than Alex Mattison, Akers' six-yard TD run in the first quarter was the biggest play either running back made in the game. Both backs could be in line for much more significant roles in the second half of the season, as Kirk Cousins left Sunday's contest with what could be a season-ending Achilles injury. Akers and the running game could be focus of the offense if rookie QB Jalen Hall is under center in Week 9 against the Falcons.

Workload boost in Week 7 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-23

Akers rushed 10 times for 31 yards and brought in two of three targets for 30 yards in the Vikings' 22-17 win over the 49ers on Monday night.

One game after logging just two touches over nine snaps, Akers' involvement shot up to the highest it's been since his arrival in Minnesota. Akers receiving yardage total was also a season-best figure and allowed him to outgain Alexander Mattison by a 61-42 margin in total yards on the night. The productive performance seemingly sets Akers up for another solid allotment of touches in a favorable matchup on the road against the Packers in Week 8.

Plays just nine snaps

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-16

Akers had one carry for eight yards and one reception for seven yards on his lone target in Sunday's win at Chicago.

Akers played just nine snaps on offense, which is lower than his previous two games with the Vikings. Alexander Mattison played on 43 snaps and had 18 carries for 44 yards. It was a little surprising Akers didn't get more opportunities with Mattison struggling with a 2.4 YPC. Akers could challenge for more playing time but the Vikings continue to use Mattison as the primary back even with underwhelming results.

Gets seven touches in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-09

Akers had five carries for 15 yards and two receptions for three yard on two targets in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

Akers' share of the backfield work increased slightly in his second game with the Vikings, but Alexander Mattison remained the primary running back. Akers played on 21 of the offense's 73 snaps while Mattison played on 37 snaps. Mattison had eight carries and two receptions. Akers will likely remain in a simlar role unless Mattison stumbles.

51 total yards in Vikings debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-02

Akers had five carries for 40 yards and two receptions for 11 yards on two targets in Sunday's win at Carolina.

Akers served as the backup to starter Alexander Mattison as Ty Chandler didn't play any snaps on offense. Akers took over as the lead back on one series and played on 14 of the offense's 48 snaps, while Mattison played 33 snaps. Mattison had more touches (17 carries and one target) and was efficient with 95 rushing yards and a 5.6 YPC. It looks like Akers will have a smaller backup role in the near term if Mattison remains effective as the primary back. However, Akers showed enough of a spark to press for a larger role.

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