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Chargers WR Josh Palmer (knee) is out for Monday night's game vs. the Jets. That will pretty much force the Chargers to put rookie WR Quentin Johnston in an every-down role. Palmer's absence obviously makes Johnston a better Week 9 fantasy bet, but he's still a shaky play against the league's top-ranked WR defense. It'll be WRs Derius Davis and Simi Fehoko behind WRs Keenan Allen and Johnston.

Chargers WR Josh Palmer (knee) did not practice on Thursday. He battled through this injury last week but managed just three catches for 24 yards on a deflated 68% snap rate. Between the knee and a matchup vs. the Jets' top-ranked WR defense, Palmer is shaping up as a shaky Week 9 fantasy play.

Chargers WR Josh Palmer hurt a knee on his first catch of Sunday night's game vs. the Bears. This is presumably the same knee that had him questionable coming in. We'll update Palmer's status when we know more, but it's tough to imagine him playing again tonight.

Update: Palmer had his knee re-taped and returned to the game.

Chargers WR Josh Palmer (knee) is active for tonight’s game vs. the Bears. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so it’s safe to assume he’ll be operating at less than 100% tonight.

Chargers WR Josh Palmer (knee) and TE Gerald Everett (hip) are game-time decisions for tonight's meeting with the Bears, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "There is more optimism that Palmer can play than Everett," Rapoport adds. Everett should not be in Week 8 fantasy lineups. Palmer is a tricky situation with the late kickoff. We won't get Chargers inactives until a little before 7 pm ET. If you're hoping to use Palmer, you need an alternative rostered from either this game or Monday night's Raiders-Lions game.

Chargers WR Josh Palmer (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game vs. the Bears. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so his availability for this one is seemingly in serious jeopardy. We’ll look for further updates on Palmer’s status, but we won’t get the Chargers’ inactives until a little before 7 pm ET on Sunday.

Chargers WR Josh Palmer (knee) missed his second straight practice on Thursday. It's officially time to worry about his status for Sunday night's game vs. the Bears. We'll see if Palmer gets on the practice field tomorrow and how he's listed on the final injury report.

Chargers WR Josh Palmer (knee) was held out of Wednesday's practice. He's coming off a big 5-133-0 line in the loss to the Chiefs and seemed to come out of that one fine. We're tentatively expecting Palmer to play vs. the Bears on Sunday night but will update his status again tomorrow.

Chargers WR Josh Palmer led the team with 5 receptions and 133 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. The yardage set a career high, up from the 106 he managed twice last November. Palmer's 7 targets trailed only WR Keenan Allen (9) and beat everyone else on the team by at least three. It was the first time this year Palmer exceeded 4 receptions or reached 80 yards. But it was also his fourth straight game with at least 7 targets and 60+ yards. Palmer looks like a solid weekly low-end WR3 with upside into WR2 range. A Week 8 matchup with the Bears looks favorable for everyone.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen hauled 7 of 11 targets for a team-leading 85 receiving yards and 1 TD in Week 6’s loss vs. the Cowboys. His teammate Joshua Palmer also had a solid game, finishing with 4 catches and 60 yards in the contest. Fantasy managers wondering if there would be a post-bye week spike in usage for rookie WR Quentin Johnston were sorely disappointed. The former TCU standout saw just 2 targets and failed to record a catch on Monday night. Looking under the hood a little bit, Johnston only played on 47.2% of the Chargers' offensive snaps in the contest, per PFF. It’s a long season, but the immediate signs are pointing toward Palmer being the stronger fantasy candidate. We’ll see if this holds true in Week 7 vs. the Chiefs.

Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (groin) is active for tonight's game vs. the Cowboys. He was added to the injury report on Sunday, adding risk to his fantasy outlook tonight. Palmer is available if you waited on him in season-long leagues, but he's a fade in one-game DFS contests.

Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (groin) is expected to play vs. the Cowboys tonight, "barring a setback," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Palmer was curiously added to the injury report as questionable on Sunday. It adds some risk to using him in Week 6 fantasy lineups. We'll get the Chargers' inactives around 7 pm ET tonight.

The Chargers added WR Joshua Palmer to the injury report as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the Cowboys with a groin issue. We don't have any other details right now, but you might want to replace Palmer in your starting lineup if you have another viable option.

Chargers WR Quentin Johnston posted just 1 catch for 18 yards in Week 4. Johnston garnered an end zone target and a deep target, but both plays were near-misses broken up by the DB. On the day, the rookie ran 22 routes -- thrid on the team behind Josh Palmer (30) and Keenan Allen (30). Johnston wil remain a low-floor fantasy option following a Week 5 bye.

Chargers WR Mike Williams has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL and will miss the rest of the 2023 season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The timing of the injury at least gives Williams a good chance to be ready for the start of the 2024 campaign. He turns 29 in about a week and is officially signed with the Chargers for next season. But his contract currently carries a $32.5 million cap hit. Williams will need to restructure that deal to remain with the team. His absence for the rest of this season leaves behind big opportunity. Williams averaged 8.7 targets on a 21.3% share through three games. WR Josh Palmer is the better immediate bet for production with Williams out. But first-round rookie WR Quentin Johnston is the higher-upside longer-term bet. WR Keenan Allen, RB Austin Ekeler (once healthy), and TE Gerald Everett should also see a bit more volume without Williams.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Chargers fear WR Mike Williams may have suffered a "potentially" season-ending left knee injury in Sunday's win over the Vikings. He'll have an MRI today to confirm the diagnosis. Losing Williams would present opportunity to rookie WR Quentin Johnston and third-year WR Josh Palmer. Each will be worth a look on the waiver wire this week, with Johnston carrying more upside.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen racked up 20 targets, 18 catches, and 215 yards in Sunday's win at Minnesota. He even added a 49-yard TD pass to WR Mike Williams in the third quarter. Allen claimed 42.6% of QB Justin Herbert's pass attempts, in a game Williams left late with an injury. Allen looks like a weekly must-start as long as he remains healthy. Williams tallied 7 receptions and 121 yards on 8 targets, which ranked a distant second. WR Josh Palmer posted a 4-66-1 receiving line on 7 targets. He'll be worth claiming off the waiver wire in many fantasy football leagues this week, if Williams appears to be in danger of missing the Week 4 home date with the Raiders.

The Athletic's Daniel Popper writes that Chargers WR Josh Palmer "appears" to be ahead of WR Quentin Johnston on the depth chart. "Palmer has been earning more first-team reps in three-receiver packages alongside Keenan Allen and Mike Williams," Popper adds. "Johnston is still in the very early stages of his development and has struggled with drops. His role early in the season will be geared toward specific concepts that allow him to play fast. Palmer, meanwhile, has the full trust of quarterback Justin Herbert and the coaching staff. He has been a regular playmaker in training camp." We certainly won't be shocked if Palmer out-snaps Johnston in Week 1. But we'd expect the rookie's role to grow throughout the season. Johnston remains an exciting fantasy pick, even though we won't be able to trust him in Week 1 lineups. Palmer, meanwhile, is a fine pick at the very end of best-ball drafts.

Chargers WR Josh Palmer missed offseason practices with an undisclosed injury. He's the Chargers' projected WR4, per The Athletic’s Daniel Popper, behind Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and rookie Quentin Johnston. (No surprise there.) We’ll keep an eye on Palmer’s participation in training camp, but he’s only worth drafting in deep fantasy formats.

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