#2 David Akers
 Pos: Kicker
Injury: OK
 Experience: 17
College: Louisville
Height: 70
Weight: 200
Born: 12/9/1974
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Kicker Rank: #23All Players: #399
Akers had a dreadful season for the 49ers last year. He scored 131 points but could have posted much better numbers. He made just 69 percent of his field goals, a terrible number for a starting kicker these days. He was plagued by a pelvis injury that bothered him much of the season, though, which likely impacted his play some. He is healthy now and will be given first shot at the starting kicking duties for the Lions. He won't be handed the job but it is his to lose. Akers has at least 131 points five straight seasons. Akers remains an accurate kicker (when healthy) with a strong leg. He will struggle on some really long kicks at this stage of his career, but will play in an offense that gives him plenty of chances for field goals and extra points. He has 30-plus field-goal attempts six straight seasons.
Akers is a good buy-low candidate. He struggled last season but still produced for fantasy teams. He can produce good numbers once again in a very good Lions' offense. Another season with around 130 points seems about right for Akers.

comments about David Akers


Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said impeding free-agent PK David Akers, LB Rocky McIntosh, C Dylan Gandy and FS John Wendling will not be re-signed.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions P Sam Martin (groin) normally handles kickoff duties, but he said Wednesday, Dec. 18, he felt a pull on the inside of his right groin during warmups before the Week 15 game against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Dec. 16. While Martin punted during the game, PK David Akers handled kickoffs as well as his placekicking chores. The team might employ the same split in the Week 16 game against the New York Giants.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz gave PK David Akers a public vote of confidence after he missed his fifth kick of the season in Thursday's 40-10 win over the Green Bay Packers, but the Lions are planning to work out kickers next week as they weigh their options at the position. Akers, who signed a one-year deal to replace long-time kicker Jason Hanson in April, has made just 15 of 20 field-goal attempts this year and the Lions rank 29th in the league in field-goal percentage.
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the team is still confident in PK David Akers even though he missed two field goals during the team's Week 2 game.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions PK David Akers had a successful 63-yard field goal off the right goalpost in practice Monday, Aug. 19, and any doubts about his leg strength after an injury-plagued 2012 should be put to rest.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions PK David Akers (hernia) is still working his way back to full strength, and he did not work with the kickoff units in practice Friday, Aug. 2. PKs Sam Martin and Havard Rugland worked with the kickoff units, with Martin only simulating kicks and Rugland blasting three through the back of the end zone.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions PK David Akers admitted that he's still not 100 percent following the aggravation that brought on lingering effects of his double hernia surgery last offseason. He hasn't been doing much kicking in organized team activities so far. He's taking it slow so he can be ready to go by training camp.
Fantasy Impact: This isn't a great sign. He needs to get healthy in a hurry. Otherwise, the Lions could be auditioning other kickers.
Source: KFFL.com
Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions PK David Akers's deal is for one year and $1.005 million. He has a $940,000 salary with $35,000 fully guaranteed. He has a $65,000 signing bonus and a $620,000 cap number.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions PK David Akers' one-year deal with the team is for $940,000, with a signing bonus of $65,000.
Source: KFFL.com
The Detroit Lions signed PK David Akers, who is a left-footed kicker. The team's new punter, P Blake Clingan, reportedly struggled holding for two lefties in his tryout, and he said it was like a different language.
Source: KFFL.com


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