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.
Rams' RB Cam Akers ruptured his Achilles while working out and underwent testing that confirmed the injury, per source. He is expected to miss the entire 2021 season. https://t.co/Ti6v52bQoy— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2021
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?