Josh Palmer

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6' 1"
210 lbs
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Keenan Allen Ruled OUT for Week 16; Joshua Palmer Remains Top Option
6 months ago

LA Chargers WR Keenan Allen has been ruled out for Week 16 vs Buffalo.

The LA Chargers season has not gone to plan. After bringing in Kellen Moore as the new OC to take QB Justin Herbert to the next level, and drafting WR Quentin Johnston, the Chargers have been one of the NFL’s biggest disappointments. RB Austin Ekeler dealt with injuries early on and hasn’t returned to normal levels of fantasy production, WR Mike Williams landed on the IR, and WR Joshua Palmer was lost to the IR, for a time, himself. Palmer will return in Week 15 but the hardships continue.

Palmer’s return should be seen as a nice addition but Justin Herbert was placed on the IR after surgery to fix a fractured finger and WR Keenan Allen was declared OUT after missing all of the short-week’s practices with a heel injury. Palmer now becomes a replacement rather than a boon.

Replacement QB Easton Stick will, in fact, have Palmer to throw to, but he will also look to spark the breakout of rookie WR Johnston. The pair hooked up late in Week 14 for two deep plays, hinting that the loss of Allen might not be as terrible as one would think. Stick, Palmer, and Johnston are all viable options vs the Raiders.


Allen remains out. Palmer is the WR1 for LAC.

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With the 77th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers have drafted Tennessee wide receiver Josh Palmer. Palmer never had a huge season for the Volunteers, topping out at 484 yards in 2018 and four touchdowns last season, but he showed promise as a deep threat in Knoxville. He's shown ...

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Joshua Palmer Placed on IR
7 months ago

The Los Angeles Chargers placed wide receiver Josh Palmer on the IR before their Week 9 tilt with the NY Jets.

Wide receiver Josh Palmer of the LA Chargers was injured in Week 8. The Chargers placed him on the IR before they played the NY Jets on Monday Night Football in Week 9.

Palmer will be eligible to return after 4 weeks which puts his timetable at a possible Week 13 start. Target opportunities for rookie Quentin Johnston will now increase.

Josh Palmer OUT Week 9; Prime Opportunity for Quentin Johnston Breakout
7 months ago

Los Angeles Chargers rookie wide receiver Quentin Johnston has seen his target share increase, and there is more to come.

The pre-season consensus of Chargers rookie wide receiver Quentin Johnston primarily focused on his role in the offense and anticipated he would await injuries to the receivers ahead of him on the depth chart before his role increased. The only unknown was when that would happen.

That time is now.

With the injury to Mike Williams, the Chargers offense worked to get Johnston more involved and he saw his target share increase in Week 8 to a rosterable level. Johnston’s Week 7 to Week 8 increase from 2 targets to 6 was welcome news for QJ owners. Week 9 will mark an even bigger milestone for Johnston as the knee injury to Joshua Palmer and his OUT designation for Week 9 means an increased role for Johnston and makes him startable as a flex play for the week.


Chargers WR Joshua Palmer Out for Monday
7 months ago

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver has been ruled out for Week 9.

As the Los Angeles Chargers seemed to find their footing as an offense last week, they were dealt another injury blow when wide receiver Joshua Palmer suffered a knee injury in the Week 8 win against the Chicago Bears. The Chargers had already lost Mike Williams for the season, and have ruled Palmer out for the Week 9 tilt with the New York Jets.

Palmer was the Chargers’ second most targeted pass catcher behind Keenan Allen. Rookie Quentin Johnston will see his role continue to elevate, in Palmer’s absence.

Mike Williams Out For Year With ACL Tear
8 months ago

LA Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams tore his ACL in the Chargers win vs the Minnesota Vikings and will be out for the remainder of the season.

Wide receiver Mike Williams of the Los Angeles Chargers was injured on Sunday in the Chargers’ win over the Minnesota Vikings. According to Ian Rappaport on Twitter, via sources, an MRI revealed Williams tore his ACL. Williams will miss the remainder of the season.

Williams missed 4 games in 2022 with a high-ankle sprain. As of Monday morning of Week 3 of the season Williams was the WR13, so the injury is significant to the Chargers as well as fantasy owners.

Fantasy owners should look to Josh Palmer to fill in the target share in Williams’ absence. Rookie WR Quentin Johnston, who was expected to take some time before being productive, may see an increase in production. In deeper leagues, Derius Davis has received limited looks in 2023, and KJ Hill or Keelan Doss may be elevated from the practice squad.