Is Puka Nacua playing tonight? (Latest injury update for Rams vs. Bengals in NFL Week 3)

The latest injury update for Los Angeles Rams rookie receiver Puka Nacua.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Rams rookie receiver Puka Nacua is listed as questionable for Monday night’s matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, but he is expected to play, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 

This is a great sign for the Rams, who are already without star wideout Cooper Kupp due to a hamstring injury. 

Nacua has been arguably the best rookie in the NFL so far this season, making over 10 catches in each of his first two games.

Puka Nacua injury status for Week 3 game against Cincinnati Bengals

The Rams are listing Nacua as questionable, but he’s expected to play in Week 3 against Cincinnati.

Best Puka Nacua prop bet for Week 3 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Puka Nacua OVER 67.5 receiving yards

The Rams rookie has seen an absurd 35 targets through the first two games of the season, leading the NFL with 25 receptions. He’s turned those catches into 266 receiving yards.

If Nacua sees anywhere near that usage on Monday, he should easily clear 67.5 receiving yards. As long as Cooper Kupp is out, the OVER on Nacua seems to be like a must bet. 

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Puka Nacua injury history

Nacua was banged up at times during his career at BYU, but the oblique injury is his first in the NFL since being drafted. 

He has not missed time with the Rams yet this season.

When is Puka Nacua coming back?

Nacua is expected to play in Week 3 against the Bengals despite being listed as questionable with an oblique injury.

Los Angeles Rams next 5 opponents

  • Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Sept. 25
  • Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 1
  • Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday Oct. 8
  • Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 15
  • Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 22
  • Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Oct. 29

Cincinnati Bengals injury report

  • Joe Burrow – questionable, calf
  • Irv Smith – doubtful, hamstring

Los Angeles Rams injury report

  • Puka Nacua – questionable, oblique

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