This player has no projection
What You Need to Know:
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:
Akers closed last season in a workhorse role, averaging 22 carries over his last 6 games. That, the departure of Malcolm Brown and HC Sean McVay’s history of producing successful running games gives Akers upside into the top 5 RBs this season.
He’s riskier than most of the other guys he’ll go around in fantasy drafts this summer, though. He only saw extensive action in those 6 games last year, was never heavily involved in the passing game and was actually out-played by Darrell Henderson according to most advanced rushing metrics.
We recommend passing on Akers in Round 1 -- but his upside might be worth taking a shot on if he’s available in the 2nd.