Three reasons why so many love LA Rams RB Cam Akers in 2021 FF?

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If you truly do not know who LA Rams running back Cam Akers is, or why is such an integral component to the team’s hopes for good things in 2021, pull up a hot cup o’ joe and let me explain what’s going on.  You see, the story all began in the 2020 NFL season. The LA Rams entered the season with the belief that they could deploy a committee of rushers, similar to the scheme of the nearby rival San Francisco 49ers.

Well, the offense enjoyed some benefits from the rushing game. Unfortunately, it was sort of a hit-or-miss thing. The week after running back Darrell Henderson put up 114 yards on the Buffalo Bills, he was held to eight rushes for 21 yards. In fact, Henderson would not put up more than yards rushing in a game for the rest of the season. His teammate, Malcolm Brown, peaked in game one when he put up 79 rushing yards and two touchdowns against the visiting Dallas Cowboys.

It was only Cam Akers who seemed to get stronger, much stronger, as the season wore one. He announced his arrival when he rushed for 171 yards against a rather stingy New England Patriots defense. But the true how-do-you-do-introductions occurred in the LA Rams playoff matchups, when Akers put up 221 yards and two touchdowns in just 46 rushes, to average 4.8 yards-per-carry against two of the NFC’s best teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers.

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It was enough to sell the rather rookie-skeptical head coach of the LA Rams that Cam Akers was indeed the real deal, and that he would handle the lion’s share of the offense rushing duties this season.

This is a full top ten running back discussion, and you can catch the talk about the LA Rams running at 43:30 – Cam Akers. So what’s to talk about? Well sit down in that chair right there and let me tell you how it’s going.