- Puka Nakua getting it done for fantasy managers who played him
News: 6 hours agoNacua (oblique) practiced on a limited basis Friday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Spin: Per Adam Grosbard of The Orange County Register, Nacua got back on the practice field Friday after sitting out Thursday's session, but the rookie wide receiver still isn't able to handle a full workload due to a lingering oblique injury. Nacua will have one more chance to get back to all activity Saturday before the Rams potentially hand him a designation for Monday's game at Cincinnati.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Nacua was selected in the fifth round of April's draft. Statistically speaking, the BYU product was the most effective wide receiver in this year's rookie class on a per-route basis, as his career (3.48) and 2022 (3.72) YPRR both ranked first. He posted respectable 43-805-6 (19% target share) and 48-625-5 (27% share) receiving lines while also adding 39-357-5 on the ground during his two seasons at BYU. The Rams have major wide receiver depth issues behind Cooper Kupp (Van Jefferson, Ben Skowronek and Tutu Atwell are next up), so Nacua could play an immediate role. His progress is worth monitoring, though he's only worth a late flier in deeper leagues.