David Akers | Detroit Lions | K
2013 Experience: 15th season
Fantasy Football Outlook: Whether it was a groin injury, confidence problems or both, David Akers had arguably his worst season in his career. Akers missed 13 field goals but he did have 42 opportunities on the season, but in the off-season, the 49ers moved on from the veteran and Akers will replace Jason Hanson in Detroit.
Another solid situation for Akers and perhaps a change of scenery will be best for his confidence. Playing in a dome won’t hurt either as he moves away from windy Candlestick Stadium. Look to Akers as a draft able option for your starting kicker. He has a chance to rebound and should at least be a functional weekly starter, if healthy.
|Free Agent||FG’s Made||40+||PAT’s|
|2013 Projected Stats||31||10||37|
2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for David Akers here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
With the addition of David Akers to San Francisco former veteran Joe Nedney retired from the game as his knee is shot. Akers will be a viable go to kicker for the 49ers but his days as an elite fantasy kicker are done for the foreseeable future. Look to Akers as a starter in 14-team leagues and deeper as this team has a bad quarterback situation once again.
|Free Agent||FG’s Made||40+||PAT’s|
|2011 Projected Stats||27||10||24|
David Akers has had one heck of a career with the Philadelphia Eagles but it appears his time has run out as the team selected Alex Henery (most accurate kicker in NCAA history) to replace him as a fourth round pick. Akers is rumored to be headed to ethier the Cowboys or Redskins when free agency begins.
Of the two teams Akers would continue to be a top five fantasy kicker if he goes to the Cowboys but is a top 12 kicker at best if he’s with the Redskins. While the Cowboys have David Buehler on the team, speculation has it that they can afford to cut him because the new kickoff rule helps aged veteran like Akers.
David Akers was on a three year drought until the 2008 season when he finally started producing good fantasy numbers. I have to believe his up grade in production (and his fallout) was because
of the emergence of Brian Westbrook in the Eagles’ offense. In Akers worst three fantasy seasons, Westbrook was having his best years. In the past two years, Westbrook and the running game struggled. With Westbrook gone, I guess I would have to say Akers should see more field goal opportunities. Then again, kicking can be a crapshoot so who knows.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: For the second season in a row David Akers put together a great fantasy season. Both years Akers has completed 32 or more field goals and 43 plus pat’s.
Before 2008 Akers had a few down years, and I believe that was because Brian Westbrook was at the top of his game. As soon as Westbrook slowed down, Akers started playing like the top end kicker fantasy owners came to expect in his early days.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Both Westbrook and Donovan McNabb are gone and for most kickers that would be a problem. Thankfully, the Eagles still have a good team and Kevin Kolb will move this team up and down the field.
Look for Akers to continue his success and the offense will probably have drive stop when they get close to the red zone. This will give Akers plenty of opportunities.
- Good Offense
- Coach Trusts Him
- Not Many Chances From 50 Plus