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Puka Nacua

#5 WR,

Rams

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ACTUAL 2022

- FPTS

RANK: -

2023 SEASON

31 FPTS

RANK: 167

AGE

22 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'2'' / 205 lbs

COLLEGE

BYU

Puka Nacua Fittingly surpasses expectations

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07 17:42:03

Nacua corralled all four of his targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-20 win over the 49ers.

Nacua wasn't expected to do much from a fantasy perspective Sunday after the Rams announced that they would be removing the breakout star from the contest once he gained 29 yards to set the new rookie all-time record for receiving yards in a single season. The BYU product came one yard shy of Bill Groman's previous mark of 1,473 yards (1960) when he caught a 19-yard touchdown to cap off Los Angeles' opening drive Sunday. Nacua didn't see another target until the start of the third quarter when he railed off a pair of short receptions to clinch -- not one, but two -- NFL rookie records after also passing Jaylen Waddle's 104 receptions set in 2021. Nacua's final rookie slash line of 105/1,486/6 is more than the Rams or any front office could have hoped for from a fifth-round selection. The 23-year-old can continue shattering expectations for the Rams in the upcoming wild-card round of the playoffs.

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