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Chargers WR Josh Palmer (concussion) missed practice again on Thursday. He's now a long shot to be cleared in time for this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks.

Chargers WR Joshua Palmer is in concussion protocol and didn't practice on Wednesday. So his status for this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks is now in doubt. With WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) also iffy, the Chargers might be down to WRs DeAndre Carter, Michael Bandy and Jason Moore behind Mike Williams.

7:11pm EDT 10/17/22

As expected, Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is inactive for tonight's game vs. the Broncos. He was listed as doubtful, but he got in 3 limited practices this week and is targeting a return this Sunday vs. the Seahawks. Josh Palmer and DeAndre Carter get another game as Los Angeles' #2 and #3 WRs, respectively.

The Chargers list WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) as doubtful for Monday night's game vs. the Broncos. Allen said earlier today that he's not planning on playing against Denver and is targeting a Week 7 return. We'll track his status next week. Josh Palmer and DeAndre Carter will again serve as Los Angeles' #2 and #3 WRs on Monday.

ESPN’s Lindsay Thiry reports that Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) doesn’t expect to play Monday night against the Broncos. She adds that he’s “targeting” Week 7 for a return from the issue that has dogged him since the opener. We’ll continue tracking Allen’s status

Chargers WR Mike Williams drew 13 targets in Sunday's win over the Browns. That marked a 38.2% share of Justin Herbert pass attempts. He turned them into 10 catches for 134 yards. Williams' numbers topped his nearest teammates by 7 targets, 6 receptions and 101 yards. WR Keenan Allen remained out with his hamstring injury. That left WR Joshua Palmer to rank 2nd with 6 targets. DeAndre Carter slipped back to 3rd in playing time among Chargers wideouts and drew only 2 looks.

11:40am EDT 10/9/22

Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Browns. He was limited in practice all week after seeing his snaps scaled back in last Sunday’s win over the Texans. That leaves Palmer as a risky Week 5 fantasy play.

Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. He managed limited practices all week. We'll check his status Sunday morning. If Palmer's good to go, then Keenan Allen's continued absence -- he'll miss a 3rd straight game with his hamstring injury -- leaves room for plenty of upside. If Palmer can't go or is limited, then DeAndre Carter will be worth a look in deep leagues and DFS formats.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Texans. We'll see if he can make it back for Week 5. Allen's absence keeps Josh Palmer in the WR3 mix for another week.

Chargers WR Mike Williams caught a 15-yard TD in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. And that marked his only reception among 6 targets. With WR Keenan Allen out (hamstring), Williams tied for just 3rd in looks behind WR Joshua Palmer (9) and RB Austin Ekeler (8). TE Gerald Everett joined him at 6. QB Justin Herbert -- playing through a rib injury -- completed just 55.6% of his passes. Palmer caught 6 balls and led the team with 99 receiving yards. Everett managed just 2 receptions for 25 yards.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Jaguars. Like QB Justin Herbert, Allen went from limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday to no practice on Friday. HC Brandon Staley on Friday afternoon labeled Allen "50/50" to play against Jacksonville. We'll look for further updates on his status, but this game doesn't kick off until 4:05 pm ET on Sunday.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is out for Thursday night's game vs. the Chiefs. His injury isn't believed to be serious, but he was always unlikely to play on the short week. We'll see if he can make it back for Week 3. Allen's absence will push Josh Palmer onto the field in 2-WR sets and puts him on the WR3/Flex radar.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Chargers WR Keenan Allen's hamstring injury is not expected to be a "long-term" deal. But Pelissero confirms that Allen is "unlikely" to be ready for Thursday night's showdown with the Chiefs. That's obviously a big loss for the Chargers but frees up targets for Austin Ekeler, Mike Williams, Josh Palmer and Gerald Everett. See where all those guys sit in the Week 2 Rankings.

Chargers WR Josh Palmer has cleared the league’s concussion protocol. He took part in individual drills on Wednesday. Palmer, 23 next month, remains a WR5 to target in fantasy drafts.

Insider Jordan Schultz hears that the Chargers are "ecstatic" with WR Josh Palmer's progress and expects an "expanded role with more targets" for the 2nd-year wideout. “He’s got the complete route-tree and he’s hyper-competitive attacking balls," a team source told Schultz "Major worker: One of the best players in camp." Palmer appears locked into the Chargers' #3 WR job. He faces stiff target competition from WR Keenan Allen, WR Mike Williams and RB Austin Ekeler. But QB Justin Herbert should elevate Palmer's per-target production. He's a nice bench stash on fantasy rosters.

Chargers WR Josh Palmer sustained a concussion in Saturday's preseason game, HC Brandon Staley said. He should be cleared in plenty of time for Week 1, but we'll keep an eye on his progress through the league's protocol.

The Athletic's Daniel Popper expects a "big jump" from Chargers WR Josh Palmer this season. He's coming off a 33-353-4 line as a rookie last year, with 3 of those 4 scores coming over the final 5 games. "On top of solid hands and sharp route-running, Palmer has an outstanding work ethic," Popper writes. "He is regularly the last player on the practice field. He throws with [QB Justin] Herbert after practice more than any other receiver on the roster." Palmer is the favorite for #3 WR duties in Los Angeles this year -- although he'll probably need a Keenan Allen or Mike Williams injury to find reliable weekly fantasy production.

Chargers HC Brandon Staley singled out WR Jalen Guyton for having a "fantastic" offseason. "This guy made a lot of big plays for us in the spring," Staley said. "He came in, physically, just in great shape. He's moving great. I thought that he was able to move around. He really did a nice job on special teams." That last sentence is notable. It's possible that Guyton's biggest contribution comes on special teams this season with Josh Palmer reportedly the favorite for the #3 WR job. But we're not counting Guyton out of that race just yet. He brings speed that Palmer, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams don't possess. It'll be a situation to monitor in training camp and preseason action.

The Chargers ran Josh Palmer as their 3rd WR in Tuesday's opening practice of mandatory minicamp, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic. That puts him ahead of Jalen Guyton, who spent 2021 beating the then-rookie in playing time. Guyton was also reportedly working as a punt-team gunner Tuesday for the 1st time since joining the team. That could be another signal of a lighter offensive role for Guyton. Palmer has stood well ahead of Guyton as the 3rd Chargers WR in ADP throughout draft season. He's a decent option at low-WR6 ADP -- and a good addition to Justin Herbert teams.

Per Gilbert Manzano of the Los Angeles Daily News, Bolts WR Josh Palmer has “proved” he’s “destined to be a top playmaker for [Justin] Herbert in 2022.” We’d call that phrasing a bit aggressive. Still, Palmer came out of the draft as a winner, as L.A. opted against adding a WR. Following a 33-353-4 line as a rookie, the 22-year-old is an enticing late-round flier in deep formats.

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