Expect LA Rams to use Malcolm Brown at the goal line, to the dismay of Cam Akers
Fantasy football drafts will be gearing up for 2020 NFL football soon. Since the green light for NFL football is still a go, each fantasy player should be prepping for their league’s draft. The LA Rams might throw a wrench into some plans for fantasy enthusiasts.
The Rams have a plethora of offensive talent from which to build your fantasy team. However, how many times have you drafted the featured running back and see his backup vulture away touchdowns in goal-line sets? It’s very possible that fans will see LA Rams running back Cam Akers on the sideline, which his teammate Malcolm Brown scores the touchdowns.
If you are new to fantasy football, one of the earliest tags you learn is the vulture. Let’s say Akers plays every play on the drive until the Rams get within five yards of scoring. Brown comes in to replace Akers and scores the touchdown. Brown vultured that touchdown away from Akers.
Big bruiser Brown
Brown is better suited as the running back near the goal line. He stands 5-feet-11 and weighs 222 pounds. Brown is more physical than Akers and has more bulk to absorb the hits from running between the tackles.
As a Rams player, Brown has carried the ball 197 times for 769 yards with six touchdowns. He scored five rushing touchdowns last season. Unfortunately, he isn’t much of a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield. For his career, he has caught 20 passes for 165 yards with one touchdown. Akers is better suited as the multi-purpose running back. Brown is going to be the up-the-gut runner, or in other words, the vulture.
Expect Akers to get lots of rushing and receiving yards. He will break away from the defense to score some distance touchdowns. Do you really want the smaller Akers to run into the middle of the defense? Akers will be a star rookie running back in 2020. However, Brown’s number will be called when the Rams get to the end zone. He might even score more touchdowns than Akers. Let’s see how it all plays out.