Puka Nacua has taken the NFL by storm through two weeks, racking up a league-high 25 catches and 266 yards. The talented rookie has quickly become a favorite in fantasy football leagues, and the only thing that can threaten his “must-start” status is an injury. Sure enough, Nacua is listed as “questionable” for Week 3’s Monday Night Football matchup in Cincinnati, forcing his fantasy owners to check — and recheck — for the latest updates regarding Nacua’s status.
We’ll continue to update this article with news on Nacua until the official active/inactive report comes out on Monday around 6:45 p.m. ET.
Is Puka Nacua playing Monday night Week 3?
UPDATE: Nacua is officially ACTIVE.
Nacua (oblique) got in limited practice sessions on Friday and Saturday, and despite being listed as “questionable,” Rams’ coach Sean McVay said on Saturday that he expects Nacua to play on Monday night against the Bengals.
Nacua was also listed as “questionable” before Week 2, and all he did that week was go out and catch 15-of-20 targets for 147 yards. Clearly, the injury didn’t slow him down, and it doesn’t sound like the talented rookie is any worse for the wear heading into Week 3.
Fantasy owners can feel confident about leaving Nacua in their lineups heading into Monday night. That said, it’s not a bad idea to have a prime-time pivot on your roster just in case Nacua is a surprise scratch. Tutu Atwell is the best choice, as he’d likely see double-digit targets if Nacua is out, and Van Jefferson would also get a boost. Other desperation options include Tampa’s Trey Palmer and Cincinnati’s Trenton Irwin.