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Rams activate RB Cam Akers from injured reserve, won’t play in Week 16 vs. Vikings

Los Angeles gets a reinforcement in the backfield.

Cam Akers #23 of the Los Angeles Rams runs with the ball during open practice at SoFi Stadium on June 10, 2021 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

Saturday update: The Rams have activated Akers from injured reserve. The running back has recovered from his Achilles injury and should be in consideration for the lead role as he gets more reps. Akers will not play against the Vikings in Week 16, but he is expected to return to the field at some point.

The Los Angeles Rams designated RB Cam Akers to return from injured reserve on Thursday afternoon. Akers, who hasn’t played all season after suffering a torn Achilles, could be back some time in the playoffs, per coach Sean McVay. The fact Akers was designated to come off IR at some point is encouraging for his recovery. We break down the potential impact.

Cam Akers injury impact: Fantasy football

This will have more of an impact on NFL DFS come playoff time. Akers isn’t expected to be back this upcoming week or next week, which would likely be the fantasy football championship in your season-long league. Akers’ return gives the Rams another option at running back, one that many believed would end up leading L.A. this season. We aren’t sure how much work Akers will get or if he’ll be in game shape by the time the Rams are in the playoffs. Either way, he’s someone to consider moving forward.