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Jan 7, 2024 6 44 12 0 4
Dec 31, 2023 0 0 0 0
Dec 23, 2023 5 47 19 0 4
Dec 14, 2023 4 113 79 1 17
Oct 29, 2023 3 24 9 0 2
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 38 581 15.29 2 6 6.00 646.4
2022 72 769 10.68 3 4 4.00 895.6
2021 33 353 10.70 4 6 6.00 533.1
3y Avg. 52 561 10.79 4 5 5.00 734.3
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Season marred by injuries

    Palmer, who left Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Chiefs early with a knee injury, tallied 38 receptions for 581 receiving yards and two touchdowns across 10 games during the 2023 season. When Palmer was healthy, the third-year receiver seamlessly stepped up in the absence of Mike Williams (knee) and established himself quickly as a reliable target opposite Keenan Allen for quarterback Justin Herbert. The 24-year-old had at least seven targets in four straight games prior to leaving the Week 8 contest against the Bears due to a knee sprain that drew an injured-reserve stint. With cap woes possibly impacting the return of both Allen and Williams, Palmer could see a significant role in 2024 alongside first-round pick Quentin Johnston in an offense that figures to see major changes from a coaching perspective.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Hurts knee in Week 18

    Palmer exited Sunday's season finale against the Chiefs with a knee injury. Prior to his departure from the contest, Palmer caught six of his 10 targets for 44 yards. With Keenan Allen (heel) already out, the Chargers' available wide receivers in Palmer's absence are Quentin Johnston, Alex Erickson, Keelan Doss and Derius Davis.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Cleared to play Week 18

    Palmer has cleared concussion protocol and will play Sunday against the Chiefs, Eric Smith of the Chargers' official site reports. Palmer's absence due to a concussion was limited to one game. He was a limited participant in all three of the Chargers' practices during the week, but that was enough to gain clearance for the season finale. With Keenan Allen (heel) ruled out, Palmer will be one of the top targets for Easton Stick against a Kansas City secondary that could be resting some of its top players.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Limited Wednesday

    Palmer (concussion) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Palmer sat out the Chargers' Week 17 loss to Denver with a concussion, but his ability to open Week 18 prep with a limited practice suggests he's made some incremental progress through the five-step protocol for head injuries. He'll likely need to put in a full practice by the end of the week in addition to gaining clearance from an independent neurologist in order to have a chance at playing in Sunday's season finale versus Kansas City. If he clears the protocol, Palmer could serve as the No. 1 wideout for quarterback Easton Stick, as Keenan Allen (heel) has missed the Chargers' last three games and doesn't appear to be trending toward a return in Week 18 after he was sidelined for Wednesday's practice.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Won't play against Broncos

    Palmer (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. With both Palmer and Keenan Allen (heel) unavailable, rookie Quentin Johnston, Jalen Guyton and Alex Erickson are expected to work as the top wideouts for quarterback Easton Stick in the Chargers' depleted passing attack. If Palmer's able to clear concussion protocol, he'll have one more chance to play Week 18 against the Chiefs before Los Angeles' season comes to an end.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Not practicing Thursday

    Palmer (concussion) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Palmer also missed Wednesday's session and now has one more chance to practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Broncos. The same goes for fellow wideout Keenan Allen (heel), who along with Palmer was spotted doing some agility work and running off to the side with trainers Thursday. If neither receiver is cleared to play Week 17, the Chargers would be left with Quentin Johnston, Alex Erickson and Jalen Guyton as their presumptive top three wideouts.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: In concussion protocol

    Palmer didn't practice Wednesday due to a concussion. Palmer played 61 offensive snaps and logged five catches on eight targets for 47 yards in this past Saturday's 24-22 loss to the Bills, but he was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol at some point after the game, according to Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times. The Chargers were also without Keenan Allen (heel) at Wednesday's practice, so for the time being, Quentin Johnston, Alex Erickson and Jalen Guyton are the Chargers' top healthy receivers as Sunday's game in Denver approaches.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Leading receiver on eight targets

    Palmer had five receptions on eight targets for 47 yards in Saturday's 24-22 loss to the Bills. Palmer continued to serve as the Chargers' No. 1 wideout after Keenan Allen (heel) was forced to miss his second week of action in a row. The former finished as his team's leading receiver, but he failed to recreate last week's long touchdown grab. Palmer's eight targets tied tight end Gerald Everett (7-42-0) for the team lead in that category as well. The end result was a solid receiving line from Palmer, who has a chance to close out the year as the Chargers' top outside option if Allen is unable to return against either the Broncos next Sunday or the Chiefs in Week 18.
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  • Chargers' Josh Palmer: WRs to Sit

    Palmer did well in his return from a six-game absence with a knee injury in Week 15 at Las Vegas with 21.3 PPR points, but you don't want to chase points with him in Week 16 against Buffalo. He scored on a 79-yard touchdown pass from Easton Stick, but otherwise he had three catches for 34 yards on three targets. Even if Keenan Allen (heel) remains out again in Week 16, Palmer didn't see a spike in targets against the Raiders. And Stick should struggle against the Bills, even at home. At best use Palmer as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in deeper leagues.
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  • Chargers' Josh Palmer: Week 16 Waiver Priority List

    Keep an eye on Keenan Allen (heel), who missed Week 15 at Las Vegas, but Palmer is worth adding whether Allen plays or not moving forward. Palmer returned against the Raiders after missing the previous six games with a knee injury and caught four passes for 113 yards and a touchdown on four targets. Easton Stick is the new quarterback for the Chargers with Justin Herbert (finger) out, but Stick should lean on Palmer, especially since the Chargers will likely be trailing in Week 16 against the Bills. Palmer can be used as a No. 3 receiver in all leagues, with his value higher if Allen remains out.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Catches long touchdown in loss

    Palmer brought in all four targets for 113 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' 63-21 loss to the Raiders on Thursday night. Palmer provided the highlight of the game for the Chargers on an otherwise mostly miserable night, finally putting Los Angeles on the board with a 79-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter. The third-year pro who'd just been activated from injured reserve Tuesday after a six-game absence due to a knee sprain was serving as the team's top receiver with Keenan Allen (heel) sidelined for the contest. Palmer is expected to reprise that role in a Week 16 home matchup against the Bills on Saturday, Dec. 23.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Returns from IR

    The Chargers activated Palmer (knee) from injured reserve Tuesday. Palmer has missed the Chargers' last six games, but after turning in three limited practices last week and then being estimated as a full participant on Monday's practice report, he looks set to return to the lineup Thursday against the Raiders. In his last five appearances before landing on IR with a right knee sprain, Palmer made a fantasy splash with 19 catches for 360 yards and a touchdown, but he could struggle to replicate that production down the stretch. The Chargers placed franchise signal-caller Justin Herbert (finger) on injured reserve Tuesday, so Palmer will instead be on the receiving end of passes from Easton Stick, who will make his first career start Thursday.
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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Full participant on estimate

    Palmer (knee) was listed as a full participant on Monday's practice estimate. The Chargers didn't actually take the practice field Monday, but if they had, Palmer would have been in line for his first uncapped practice since having his 21-day practice window opened this past Wednesday. Palmer will need to be activated from injured reserve in order to play Thursday against the Raiders, but he seems to be trending in the right direction for a banged-up Chargers offense that's likely to be without quarterback Justin Herbert (finger) for at least Thursday's game and listed wide receiver Keenan Allen (foot) as a non-participant Monday.
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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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