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ESPN Fantasy Projection: Akers' 2022 season was as wild as they come. After playing a shockingly minor early-season role, Akers was away from the team for a month before returning and eventually taking over the feature back role. In fact, from Week 13 on, Akers played 73% of the Rams' offensive snaps, handling 70% of the carries (17.3 per game) and 8% of the targets (2.0) during the span. He ranked fifth among RBs in fantasy points during the six-week span. Akers is still early in his prime at age 24 and he's perhaps now back to full health after tearing his Achilles in 2021. He remains positioned atop the Rams' depth chart with minimal competition, so while last season's drama (not to mention an underwhelming receiving role) adds risk, Akers has a path to RB2 production with upside for more.