Puka Nacua

Puka Nacua

23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Rams
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Puka Nacua in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a four-year, $4.08 million contract with the Rams in June of 2023.
Posts 181 rec yards in playoff loss
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 14, 2024
Nacua caught nine of 10 targets for 181 yards and a touchdown while rushing once for minus-2 yards in Sunday's 24-23 wild-card round loss to the Lions.
ANALYSIS
Nacua delivered a stellar performance in his playoff debut after a record-setting rookie season, highlighted by a 50-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. The game's pivotal play was an incomplete pass to Nacua, though, as a Detroit defender grabbed his jersey on a third-down target from Matthew Stafford in the final minutes. A penalty would have set the Rams up in field-goal range, but the missed call led to a punt, and Detroit proceeded to run out the final 4:07, putting an end to Nacua's magical rookie season. After racking up 105 catches, 1,486 receiving yards and six touchdowns in the regular season, Nacua has gone from an unheralded fifth-round NFL Draft pick in 2023 to one of the league's most coveted targets in fantasy drafts heading into the 2024 season.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Puka Nacua's 2023 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
84.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.51
 
% Team Air Yards
33.8%
 
% Team Targets
28.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.6%
 
Drop Rate
8.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.2
 
% Targeted On Route
29.1%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
2.71
 
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99687%
73264%
65757%
43037%
25422%
21719%
686%
333%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
See where Puka Nacua lined up on the field and how he performed at each spot.
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2023 Puka Nacua Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Puka Nacua's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
205 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.36 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.32 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.62 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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5 days ago
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NFL Reactions: Key 2023 Statistics Bound to Regress in 2024
10 days ago
Matthew Stafford and the Rams were a pleasant surprise in 2023 and should be even better in 2024 with the help of a higher completion rate.
Fantasy Football Rankings: Thoughts on RotoWire's Initial Projections for 2024
13 days ago
Try as he might, RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian couldn't find a way to bump Josh Allen from the QB1 spot. Teammate Stefon Diggs was a tougher projection, as were some other aging WRs.
Target Breakdown: 2023 WR Season Review & 2024 PPR Rankings
18 days ago
Puka Nacua was the leader of a 2023 rookie class that outperformed expectations, setting the table for a 2024 class that comes with far more hype thanks to mega prospects Marvin Harrison and Malik Nabers.
Best Ball Strategy: Early Round Surprises and Steals for 2024 NFL Best Ball
19 days ago
Despite his monster finish to this past season, Aaron Jones is going well outside the Top 50 in early drafts on Underdog.
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Fittingly surpasses expectations
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 7, 2024
Nacua corralled all four of his targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-20 win over the 49ers.
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Will exit after notching record
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 7, 2024
The Rams plan to remove Nacua from Sunday's game against the 49ers once he records 29 receiving yards, which would allow him to break the single-season rookie receiving record of 1,473 yards, Jay Glazer reported on "Fox NFL Sunday."
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Just 28 yards from rookie record
WRLos Angeles Rams
December 31, 2023
Nacua (hip) caught five of eight targets for 118 yards and rushed twice for 19 yards in Sunday's 26-25 win over the Giants.
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Suiting up Sunday
WRLos Angeles Rams
December 31, 2023
Nacua (hip) is active for Sunday's game at the Giants, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Should play through hip injury
WRLos Angeles Rams
Hip
December 29, 2023
Nacua will miss Friday's practice with a hip injury and will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game at the Giants, but head coach Sean McVay said the wide receiver is still expected to play, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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