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Oct 29, 2023 3 24 9 0 2
Oct 22, 2023 5 133 60 0 13
Oct 16, 2023 4 60 26 0 6
Oct 1, 2023 3 77 51 0 7
Sep 24, 2023 4 66 30 1 10
Player Outlook
Palmer took a major step forward in 2022, more than doubling his target, catch, and yardage totals from his rookie year. We were expecting he would take another step forward in Year 3, but then the Chargers drafted Quentin Johnston in Round 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft. As the roster is currently constructed, Palmer looks locked in as WR4, and no better than sixth on the team in target share. That means you can leave Palmer on the redraft waiver wire until an injury or two opens up an opportunity. He's a solid hold in Dynasty leagues as he's still just 24 years old and both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have an extensive injury history. It's quite possible Palmer replaces one of them in the starting lineup in 2024.

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2023 23 377 16.39 1 0.00 395.6
2022 72 769 10.68 3 4 4.00 895.6
2021 33 353 10.70 4 6 6.00 513
3y Avg. 52 561 10.79 4 5 5.00 734.3
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Won't be activated Week 14

    Palmer (knee) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Palmer had his 21-day window to return from injured reserve opened Wednesday, but he won't be activated prior to Sunday's clash with Denver. The 24-year-old wide receiver is eligible to continue practicing with his teammates for at least two more weeks, so he could be a candidate for activation from IR ahead of the Chargers' Week 15 game versus the Raiders next Thursday.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Limited after return designation

    Palmer (knee) was a limited participant Wednesday in his return to practice. After the Chargers designated Palmer for return from IR on Wednesday, the team will now have a three-week window to evaluate him in practice before potentiall adding him back to the 53-man roster. The Chargers haven't ruled Palmer out from making his return to the lineup Sunday against the Broncos, but he'll likely need to upgrade to full practice participation Thursday or Friday in order to get the green light to play.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Practice window opens

    The Chargers designated Palmer (knee) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The transaction opens up a 21-day window wherein Palmer can be activated from IR and added to the 53-man roster at any point. His presence would be a notable boost to the Chargers' receiving corps, which is lacking in reliable contributors beyond No. 1 option Keenan Allen. Depending on how confident the Chargers are in Palmer's health coming out of their three practices this week, he could be available to play as early as this Sunday versus Denver.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Could play again in 2023

    Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Palmer (knee) hasn't been ruled out from returning from injured reserve this season, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Palmer has already missed the required four games while on IR, and though the Chargers aren't closing the door on the receiver playing again this season, he doesn't look to be a candidate to play Sunday against the Patriots. While Palmer has been sidelined with the knee injury, the Chargers have been leaning on Keenan Allen, Quentin Johnston and Jalen Guyton as their top three receivers.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: No timetable for return

    Coach Brandon Staley declined Wednesday to offer an expected recovery timetable for Palmer (knee), Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports. Palmer, who is already on IR, will need to miss at least the Chargers' next three games but could be out longer as he works his way back from a right knee sprain. His absence creates space for rookie first-round pick Quentin Johnston and veteran Jalen Guyton to work behind top wideout Keenan Allen in three-receiver sets.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Working back from knee sprain

    Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Wednesday that Palmer is recovering from a knee sprain, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Palmer was placed on injured reserve prior to Monday's win over the Jets and is thus not eligible to return to action before Week 13. Beyond that, the wideout's timetable for a potential return has yet to be mapped out. In Palmer's absence for the next three weeks, rookie Quentin Johnston and Jalen Guyton will be in store for added snaps behind the Chargers' top receiver, Keenan Allen.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Goes on IR

    The Chargers placed Palmer (knee) on injured reserve Sunday. Palmer had already been ruled out in advance of Monday's game against the Jets, but his move to IR ensures that he'll miss at least three additional contests beyond that. The Chargers brought back another receiver in Jalen Guyton (knee) from the PUP list in a corresponding move, but rookie first-round pick Quentin Johnston will be the wideout most likely to benefit from Palmer's absence in terms of getting more snaps and drawing more targets. Palmer will be eligible to return from IR beginning with the Chargers' Week 13 matchup with New England on Dec. 3.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Will not play Monday

    Palmer (knee) will not play Monday against the Jets, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports. Palmer didn't log a practice rep this week, so it's hard to be surprised by this outcome. Rookie Quentin Johnston might have to be a critical member of the passing game as a result, especially in the continued absence of Mike Williams (knee, done for the season). Expect Keenan Allen, Johnston and some combination of Derius Davis and Simi Fehoko to see the majority of the receiver snaps in three-wideout sets.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Won't play Monday

    Palmer (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Jets, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports. Palmer didn't log any reps in practice this week, so the Chargers' decision to rule him out for Monday's contest comes as little surprise. Rookie Quentin Johnston could end up seeing an expanded profile on offense sans Palmer, especially in the continued absence of Mike Williams (knee), who is out for the season. Along with Johnston and No. 1 wideout Keenan Allen, the Chargers could lean on a combination of Derius Davis and Simi Fehoko in three-receiver sets.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Still not practicing

    Palmer (knee) isn't practicing Friday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Palmer missed practice Thursday, so what the wideout is able to do Saturday, if anything, will be telling with regard to his chances of suiting up Monday night against the Jets. If Palmer ends being limited or out, though, rookie first-rounder Quentin Johnston would be slated to see added Week 9 opportunities alongside fellow WR Keenan Allen.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Misses Thursday's practice

    Palmer (knee) was officially a non-participant in practice Thursday. Palmer now has two more chances to return to practice ahead of Monday night's game against the Jets. If the wideout ends up limited or out Week 9, however, Quentin Johnston would be in line to see added opportunities alongside the Chargers' top pass catcher Keenan Allen.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Not seen at Thursday's practice

    Palmer (knee) wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. The Chargers' upcoming injury report will confirm Palmer's participation level either way, but the wideout did appear to be dealing with a knee issue during a portion of this past Sunday's win over the Bears, per Popper. Palmer, who finished up the contest, ended up catching three of his four targets for 24 yards while logging 47 of a possible 69 snaps on offense.
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  • Chargers' Josh Palmer: Sit Him (Lineup Decisions)

    The good news is that Palmer should be OK. The bad news is that this is not the right matchup for him against the Jets receivers. I would still prefer him over Johnston in PPR play because, if he's right, he should still warrant more targets than the rookie. But he'll need a deluge of targets to even come close to 15 PPR points. If you start Palmer, expect around 11 PPR points. I'd rather chance it with Josh Downs, Jahan Dotson or Demario Douglas.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Suffers injury, but finishes game

    Palmer (knee) temporarily exited Sunday's contest to have his right knee examined, only to return later and finish with three catches on four targets for 24 yards in a 30-13 win over the Bears. Palmer appeared to have hurt the same knee that he injured in last week's loss to Kansas City. It was a positive sign that he returned and was able to finish the contest, but it is worth noting that two of Palmer's three receptions Sunday occurred before he went down in the first quarter. While no one would have questioned his toughness had he sat out the rest of the contest, it sounds like the receiver was playing at a limited capacity. Another piece of evidence in support of that theory was that No. 3 wideout Quentin Johnston (5-50-0) ended up having his most productive game of the season. The Chargers' first injury report of Week 9 should help clear up Palmer's status ahead of a Monday Night Football clash with the Jets.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Appears to aggravate knee injury

    Palmer limped off the field in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Bears while grabbing the same right knee that he hurt in his previous game against the Chiefs, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Palmer missed practice Wednesday and Thursday due to the injury but managed to suit up Sunday after logging a limited session Friday. He caught two passes for 18 yards but stayed down after his second catch. Palmer eventually limped off the field and to the blue medical tent for further evaluation, but an official injury designation has yet to be provided by the team.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Suits up versus Chicago

    Palmer (knee) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Bears. Palmer missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but after his return to a limited session Friday he was listed as questionable heading into the weekend. With Palmer's availability against Chicago confirmed, the wideout figures to remain a key cog in the Chargers' Week 8 passing game alongside PPR stalwart Keenan Allen in the absence of any in-game setbacks or limitations, with Quentin Johnston and Derius Davis also candidates to mix in. In his team's 31-17 loss to the Chiefs last weekend, Palmer caught five of his seven targets for a season-high 133 yards.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Questionable after limited practice

    Palmer (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears after practicing in a limited fashion Friday. Palmer missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but his return to a limited session Friday suggests that he has a chance to play through his knee issue this weekend. Per Daniel Popper of The Athletic, Palmer sported a sleeve on his right leg while doing drills Friday. With the Chargers kicking off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, Palmer's fantasy managers will likely want to keep a close eye on news pertaining to the wideout to get a sense of whether he's trending toward playing or sitting out. If Palmer ends up being inactive for the contest or is available only in a limited capacity, rookie first-round pick Quentin Johnston could step into a heightened role behind No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Still not practicing

    Palmer (knee) wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Palmer didn't practice Wednesday, so his continued absence a day later puts the focus clearly on what the wideout is able to do during Friday's session. If Palmer ends up sitting out Sunday against the Bears or is available to play only limited snaps, Quentin Johnston would be in line to see added opportunities alongside top wide receiver Keenan Allen.
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  • Chargers' Josh Palmer: Flex Starter (Lineup Decisions)

    The Bears defense is slowly improving against the pass, but this is a step-up in competition for them and a step-down in competition for the Chargers. It's easy to start Palmer as at least a flex with the upside for him to capture a top-20 finish if his quarterback improves his accuracy and his running backs don't improve their efficiency. I'd roll with Palmer over Courtland Sutton, Josh Downs, DeAndre Hopkins and Zay Flowers.
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  • Chargers' Josh Palmer: WRs to Start

    I was wrong about Palmer in Week 7 at Kansas City, and he was spectacular against the Chiefs with five catches for 133 yards on seven targets. He now has at least seven targets in four games in a row, and he scored at least 14.6 PPR points in two of those outings. He's clearly become a go-to target for Justin Herbert without Mike Williams (ACL) on the field, and Palmer should be considered a borderline starter in all leagues against the Bears. Chicago just allowed two receivers in Jakobi Meyers and Davante Adams in Week 7 to score at least 12.7 PPR points, and Keenan Allen and Palmer should follow suit in Week 8.
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