Cam Akers Fantasy Football Managers Fume over RB's Lack of Snaps in Rams Opener

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 9, 2022

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - JUNE 8: Cam Akers #3 of the Los Angeles Rams leaves the field following mini camp on June 8, 2022 at the team's facility at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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Fantasy football players who took a chance on Cam Akers are not happy.

The Los Angeles Rams running back had three carries for zero yards during Thursday's 31-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He was clearly behind Darrell Henderson Jr. (13 carries) in the running back rotation, and even Brandon Powell got a carry for the Rams.

Akers' lack of production and opportunity drew plenty of reactions:

PFF Fantasy Football @PFF_Fantasy

Cam Akers managers watching Darrell Henderson get all the work<a href="https://t.co/EYJvHBOPBS">pic.twitter.com/EYJvHBOPBS</a>

Field Yates @FieldYates

Rams RB Cam Akers did not play in the first quarter. <br><br>Darrell Henderson handled all 4 carriers.

Christopher Harris @HarrisFootball

Brandon Powell with as many runs called for him as Cam Akers <a href="https://t.co/3SNVR4coMm">pic.twitter.com/3SNVR4coMm</a>

BTSC Steelers @btsteelcurtain

Cam Akers owners not happy. Henderson owners: 😁

Rich Eisen @richeisen

We have our first fantasy football question of the year: where in the world is Cam Akers?

✝️ @FEsquiat

No Cam Akers?! Confusion… kick returner getting attempts over him. EXCUSE ME??!!!


Bruh I'm seeing everybody in the backfield for the Rams BUT Cam Akers 😤 should've never drafted him in fantasy.

S’Von Barksdale @shav457

Cam Akers managers punching air rn 😭

Nathan Jahnke @PFF_NateJahnke

Rams RB snap count after 4 drives<br><br>Darrell Henderson 22<br>Cam Akers 2<br><br>Out of 24 plays

The Volume @TheVolumeSports

Cam Akers fantasy owners right now <a href="https://t.co/beInPuwcha">pic.twitter.com/beInPuwcha</a>

NBC Sports EDGE Football @NBCSEdgeFB

Fantasy managers looking for Cam Akers… <a href="https://t.co/KxR2c4uXeU">pic.twitter.com/KxR2c4uXeU</a>

Seth Walder @SethWalder

Rush yards over expectation, per NFL Next Gen Stats<br><br>Henderson: +7 on 7 carries<br>Akers: -7 on 2 carries

Dwain McFarland @dwainmcfarland

5 of 32 snaps for Cam Akers in the first half isn't good.<br><br>This isn't a timeshare it is a takeover by Darrell Henderson. <a href="https://t.co/XeP8ktXiHh">https://t.co/XeP8ktXiHh</a>

There was always a risk involved with drafting Akers. Not only is he splitting time in the backfield with Henderson, but he also tore his Achilles before last season and played just a single game in the regular season before appearing in four playoff games.

It is still incredibly early in the season, and Akers figures to have some type of role in the loaded Rams offense.

But it was a concerning role for fantasy football players in the opener Thursday.