Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is a mad scientist, in a good way. McVay sees his talent pool and utilizes them in whichever way he feels. This situation has presented us with the Puka Nacua and Tutu Atwell show. Nacua is a revelation and looks like a once-in-a-decade rookie, but don’t sleep on Atwell in fantasy football.
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Should Tutu Atwell Be a Fantasy Waiver Wire Add in Week 3?
Things are differnt in Los Angeles. There is no Cooper Kupp, and now McVay has the freedom to employ all the young guys he drafted the way he wants to. If you don’t believe me, just ask Cam Akers and his healthy inactive from Week 2.
I know those who drafted Kupp want to be optimistic about his return in Week 5, but I am skeptical. Hamstring injuries, especially for aging veterans, are nagging and problematic.
Even if Kupp returns, I don’t see the same target share we are accustomed to. I believe he is hurt most of the year, and when he is healthy, fantasy managers won’t have the confidence to start him with the red “Q” next to his name on fantasy sites.
All this leads me to believe that Chatarius Atwell, Tutu for short, will continue to get opportunities. As far as talent, Atwell has tons. A former second-round pick with over 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore in college, all Atwell has needed is playing time.
I agreed with my colleague Tim Martens that before Week 2, Atwell hadn’t done enough to warrant a pickup, but with a 7-77-1 receiving line Sunday, along with a carry, I believe the time to pick him up is now. The carry is enormous, in my opinion. When McVay is using a wide receiver in ways besides just catching the ball, that guarantees usage in my eyes.
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