5 must-start wide receivers for fantasy football in Week 9

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5.) Puka Nucua vs. Green Bay Packers

One of the candidates for Offensive Rookie of the Year has shown off this season and looks like a second coming of teammate Cooper Kupp. He has been getting no less than 7 targets a game and only has two games under 50 receiving yards.

To make him stand out more, he only has one game where he averaged less than 10 yards per reception. Last week against the Dallas Cowboys, neither he nor Kupp managed to get more than 7.5 fantasy points. However, this could be a bounce back week against the Green Bay Packers, who just gave up 284 yards through the air against the Minnesota Vikings and traded away cornerback Rasul Douglas to the Buffalo Bills.

While Nacua has four games north of 100 receiving yards, he has only recorded two touchdowns. With the Los Angeles Rams’ sitting at 3-5, there is still some hope for them to make a push to the playoffs. In order to keep their hopes alive, they will need to get Nacua and Kupp heavily involved and it starts with going to the frozen tundra and beating the Green Bay Packers.