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Cam Akers tear Achilles, will miss 2021 season

With Akers out, Darrell Henderson gets the bump.

Los Angeles Rams mini camp at SoFi Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

It’s a brutal game, football. And every year we get grueling real-life injuries that impact the fantasy game. Today it’s 22-year-old stud Cam Akers, who led the Rams in rushing last year as a rookie.

There’s no way around it, it’s a brutal blow for Akers in real life and for fantasy enthusiasts who were banking on a big season in Year 2. So while we hope for a full recovery for Akers, we have to adjust in the fake game.

Darrell Henderson should be valued as a rock solid RB2 for your fake teams moving forward, even if the Rams bring in a veteran presence to help solidify the backfield (losing Malcolm Brown to the Dolphins means this backfield could use another body). Anyway, yours truly gave up a 2022 2nd round pick for Henderson about five minutes ago, so I’d love to hear how badly I just got hosed.

What say you, dynasty draftniks? What are you comfortable giving up for Henderson?