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Rams praise Cam Akers' pass-catching ability heading into 2021 season

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers reportedly has "no limitations" on how he can be utilized in the team's offense, according to Sean McVay.

What It Means:

Asked about Akers earlier in the month, McVay said "He’s obviously a great runner, but he’s got ability as a pass-catcher coming from the backfield, and we can displace him and put him in the slot or the outside receiver location, there’s not any limitations, but we’ll see how it comes to life." Akers saw just 14 targets in his rookie season, catching 11 of them for 123 yards and 1 touchdown. Consistent involvement in the passing game would provide a massive boost to his outlook, which already includes a role as the Rams' lead back.

numberFire's models project Akers for 1,445.9 rushing yards, 31.1 receptions, 42.2 targets, 253.2 receiving yards, and 14.75 total touchdowns this season. He is the RB7 in our preseason fantasy projections.