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Cam Akers 2021 Fantasy Football Profile

Leading up to the start of the 2021 NFL season, we will post 2021 Fantasy Football Profiles for several fantasy-relevant players.

Despite a modest start, Los Angeles Rams rookie running back Cam Akers emerged as a workhorse down the stretch in 2020.

Making his NFL debut against the Dallas Cowboys with 15 touches, Akers exited early -- after three touches -- with a rib injury sustained against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2. That rib injury kept him out of Week 3 and 4 as well. From Weeks 5 to 12, he never exceeded 10 touches.

In that Week 12 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, however, Akers was clearly the team's most productive back as he carried the ball nine times for 84 yards and a touchdown. After that point, he became the clear lead back.

"Probably about midseason, that's when I started to get a good grasp on the run concepts, what the coaches wanted," Akers said after the season (per ESPN). "I just kind of settled in, played football and it showed."

Even though he missed Week 16, only four running backs had more touches than Akers (94) from Weeks 13 to 17.

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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Los Angeles Rams

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Los Angeles Rams rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a post-draft roundup for the Rams in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 4

Players who benefited most from draft: OL Brian Allen, Coleman Shelton and Austin Corbett

The Rams lost center Austin Blythe to the Chiefs in free agency and did not draft a replacement. That means Allen, Shelton and Corbett will compete for the starting job in 2021 and possibly earn the opportunity snap to quarterback Matthew Stafford for several seasons beyond. Allen has the most experience after starting nine games as a second-year pro in 2019, but he has not appeared in a game since suffering a season-ending knee injury that year. Shelton has no NFL experience at the position, and Corbett, who started the past two seasons at guard, has played the position in only the preseason. -- Lindsey Thiry

NFL.com -- Rank: 7

As you undoubtedly know, the Rams are obsessed with trading top draft assets for established veterans, and no amount of oceanfront square footage at a Malibu Airbnb will make them a buzzy team this time of year. Still, we found some intrigue in their first pick at 57 overall: Tutu Atwell, the 155-pound Louisville receiver who became the lightest draft pick to enter the league since at least 2006, per ESPN. Atwell's diminutive build feels like it could be a problem at the next level, but he also adds another element to a solid receiver room that already includes Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson and DeSean Jackson.

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Los Angeles Rams: 2021 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Rams in 2021.

MORE: 2021 NFL Strength of Schedule

WeekDateOpponentTime / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sept. 12vs. Chicago Bears8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 19at Indianapolis Colts1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 26vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 3vs. Arizona Cardinals4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 5Thu., Oct. 7at Seattle Seahawks8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 6Sun., Oct. 17at New York Giants1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 24vs. Detroit Lions4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Oct. 31at Houston Texans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 7vs. Tennessee Titans8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 10Mon., Nov. 15at San Francisco 49ers8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 11BYE
Week 12Sun., Nov. 28at Green Bay Packers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 5vs. Jacksonville Jaguars4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 14Mon., Dec. 13at Arizona Cardinals8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 19vs. Seattle Seahawks4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 26at Minnesota Vikings1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 2at Baltimore Ravens4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 18Sun., Jan. 9vs. San Francisco 49ers4:25 PM / Tickets

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Los Angeles Rams - 2021 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2021 NFL Draft picks selected by the Los Angeles Rams.

257Tutu AtwellWRLouisville
3103Ernest JonesLBSouth Carolina
4117Bobby Brown IIIDTTexas A&M
4130Robert RochellCBCentral Arkansas
4141Jacob HarrisWRUCF
5174Earnest Brown IVDENorthwestern
7233Jake FunkRBMaryland
7249Ben SkowronekWRNotre Dame
7252Chris GarrettEDGEConcordia-St. Paul

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Los Angeles Rams Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2021 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

Jared Goff Average Draft Position

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