Akers got a vote of confidence Tuesday from coach Jim Schwartz. That's not something you want to read about your kicker heading in to the fantasy playoffs, starting in Week 14 as the Lions travel to Philadelphia.
Akers missed a 31-yard attempt on Thanksgiving against Green Bay, and is just 4-of-6 on field goal attempts over the past five weeks. The Lions worked out six kickers early this week, and Akers confidence can only be so high.
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