Sean McVay sent a note to Cam Akers in Week 1 by barely giving him any playing time and only calling three running plays when he was on the field. Darrell Henderson Jr. was the clear-cut favorite in the Rams backfield through the opener, but things changed on Sunday contrary to the Falcons.
In Week 2, Akers carried the ball 15 times for 44 yards, also catching two of three targets for 18 yards. He didnt score a touchdown, but he was the most well-liked when the Rams wished to run the ball. That much was clear.
Henderson still got his opportunities, too. He rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown, carrying the ball 10 times. He had not been targeted in the passing game, that was somewhat surprising. Though Akers out-touched Henderson 17-10, McVay got both players involved, that was perceived to function as plan all offseason.
In accordance with Dave Richard of CBS Sports, it had been Henderson who actually got more snaps than Akers, playing 56% of the snaps in comparison to only 44% for Akers. They are unofficial snap counts, and the state numbers wont be released until Monday morning, but its interesting to note that Henderson played a lot more than Akers.
Cordarrelle 59% (10/12 3rd/4th downs; 4/4 snaps in the 10)
A. Williams 25%
C. Huntley 5%
D. Henderson 56% (8/10 3rd/4th downs; 8/12 snaps in the 10)
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This is clearly a fantasy football owners nightmare no matter which running back you possess. Its impossible to learn which running back McVay will prefer in confirmed week, and its own much less if one player separated himself from another on Sunday.
These were both effective, though Henderson averaged 1.8 more yards per carry than Akers did. For the present time, the Rams backfield will demand patience since it doesnt look like theres a clear-cut starter fourteen days in to the season.