Monday, November 6, 2:12 PM
Minnesota Vikings running back Cam Akers (Achilles) underwent an MRI to determine the extent of his Achilles injury that he suffered in the Week 9 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Unfortunately, Akers is confirmed to have suffered a torn Achilles for the second time in his short NFL career. The 24-year-old tore his right Achilles in 2021 as a member of the Los Angeles Rams, and he tore his left Achilles on Sunday. Obviously, the former second-round pick will miss the remainder of the 2023 season, and his career could be at risk of being cut short. With him out of the picture, Alexander Mattison will remain the Vikings' starter. Ty Chandler is likely to assume the RB2 role once again.
Thursday, February 29, 6:21 PM
Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) posted videos on social media on Thursday of him running on a field and on a treadmill five and a half months after suffering a torn Achilles in Week 1 of last season. The 25-year-old will be hoping to get a new contract from the Ravens this offseason, but Baltimore could also bring back Gus Edwards, and they've been connected to some big-name impending free-agent RBs as well. Justice Hill and Keaton Mitchell (knee) are still under contract with the Ravens. Even if Dobbins fully recovers from his injury and sticks in Baltimore, his extensive injury history -- he's played in only nine games the last three years -- and the fact that the Ravens will likely have plenty of competition in the backfield, doesn't inspire a ton of confidence in his 2024 fantasy value.
Still trying to decide between Akers and Dobbins? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Cam Akers is projected to score 14.0 points this week while J.K. Dobbins is projected to score 15.6 points.