NFL Rumors: Why Fantasy Owners Are Upset At Rams' HC McVay

If you like millions of others around the world subscribe to Fantasy football as you watch the NFL season, you might be frustrated at Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay. 

Especially if fans drafted Ram's running back Cam Akers and wide receiver Allen Robinson.

Let's break it down.

Cam Akers

Akers is an offensive back that is slotted first on the Ram's official depth chart alongside Darrell Henderson Jr., which may also raise some eyebrows in itself, but that being said both runners were expected to share touches throughout games this season. 

However, it seemed like a one-sided affair for LA's running game last night as Akers only carried the ball three times for 0 yards, which likely led to frustration for fans that drafted the 23-year-old runner, who was drafted by the Rams as a second rounder in 2020. 

He suffered a torn Achilles before training camp last year but would make a miraculous return during the playoffs later in 2021 against the 49ers and now starts his 2022 campaign at full health. 

Allen Robinson

Robinson signed with LA this past offseason after his recent four season stint with the Chicago Bears and was projected to receive a decent share of receptions, especially due to wideout Odell Beckham Jr. nursing a torn ACL injury and receiver Van Jefferson out of the lineup due to a knee injury. 

That game plan did not pan out against the Bills last night. 

Robinson received only two targets and finished with just one receptions for 12 yards, shocking fans as they took to social media during the game to vent their frustrations. 

McVay spoke on the lack of touches Robinson received during his postgame presser last night after their stunning loss to the Bills, 31-10. 

Yeah, we just didn't get in much of a rhythm tonight, so it was tough to get anything." McVay said in response to the lack of offensive generated by his squad. "I'd like to get Allen more involved, I'd like to get a lot more guys involved.

Fantasy owners should try to stay optimistic because this is only Week One of a long NFL season and the chances of Akers/Robinson combining for three touches in a game again are pretty slim.  

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