Puka goes Nuka
Go all in on Puka in both dynasty and redraft leagues and let me tell you why. Puka Nacua started his career being drafted out of BYU in the fifth round with the 177th overall pick.
In two years at BYU, he played in 21 games, but showed excellent versatility with 91 receptions, 1430 yards, 16 total touchdowns (five of which were rushing touchdowns). With Puka’s big frame standing 6’2” 205 pounds, this gives Matthew Stafford a big target downfield and in the end zone.
In Puka’s first game, he tore up the competition recording 10 receptions on 15 targets for a whopping 119 yards.
That is good enough for the Rams rookie debut record in reception yards and only the fourth player in NFL history to record 10 receptions and 100 yards in their first NFL game. Puka started each play with burst off the line whether it was a run or pass play, running crisp routes and finding open holes in the Seahawks' defense.
We should continue to see such play from Puka for not only weeks but for years to come. He played 70% on the perimeter and 30% in the slot against the Seahawks.
For the next three weeks, his targets and job will be safe while Cooper Kupp is on Injured Reserve. Once Kupp comes back, Puka will still be a safe bet with Kupp primarily lining up in the slot for the majority of plays.
Puka will have at least three more years after this one to learn and play alongside Kupp which will not only help take coverage away from him but also give a chance to learn from the star veteran.
Everyone should be looking forward to what Puka can bring to this offense and fantasy teams going forward. Buy this guy everywhere.