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Josh Palmer
ADP: N/A
Bye: 8
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 23.3
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
40 Time: 4.57
Speed Score: 96.30
Burst Score (Rank): 119.80 (43%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.22 (51%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.04 (52%)

Josh Palmer's Weekly Outlook

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We’ll have detailed analysis of this player’s performance added here after each week’s game. Weekly outlooks are posted Tuesday at 1pm EST each week.

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Josh Palmer's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#70 Wide Receiver

100.3 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 53.8 680.9 5.5 1.7 0.4

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Basic StatsJosh Palmer's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • Palmer caught 33 of 49 targets for 353 yards and 4 TDs in his 2021 rookie season.
  • He finished 4th among Chargers WRs in snaps and routes – behind Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Jalen Guyton.
  • Palmer seemed to pass Guyton on the depth chart by the end of the season, though. He played more snaps and ran more routes than Guyton in 3 of their final 4 games together.
  • Palmer beat Guyton in Pro Football Focus receiving grade and yards per route run.
  • The Chargers didn’t make any significant additions at WR this offseason, leaving Palmer as the favorite for the #3 WR job.
  • Allen and Williams return as the clear top-2 WRs. RB Austin Ekeler is back after racking up 94 targets last year. TE Gerald Everett replaces TE Jared Cook, which should be a lateral move in terms of targets.
  • Palmer and Guyton combined for 97 targets last season. Palmer will need to capture a big chunk of that work if he’s going to be a reliable fantasy starter this year.
  • Palmer should at least benefit from a fast-paced, pass-heavy offense. The 2021 Chargers ranked 6th in both situation-neutral pace and situation-neutral pass rate. They finished 3rd in pass attempts. HC Brandon Staley and OC Joe Lombardi are back.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Palmer ascended to the #3 spot on Los Angeles’ depth chart by the end of his 2021 rookie season and is the favorite for that spot this season.

He’ll play in a fast-paced, pass-heavy Chargers offense. But competing with Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Austin Ekeler and Gerald Everett, Palmer might struggle for enough targets to be a reliable fantasy play.

He’s more handcuff to Allen and Williams than standalone starter.

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Mike Williams, WR LAC

12:25pm EST 1/13/23

Chargers downgrade Williams to out

The Chargers have downgraded WR Mike Williams from questionable to out for Saturday night's game against the Jaguars, because of the back injury he suffered in Week 18 against the Broncos. That boosts the outlook for Chargers WRs Josh Palmer and DeAndre Carter, who have each moved up our WR rankings for the week. HC Brandon Staley has taken a lot of flak this week for the way he handled starters in a game his team didn't need. But he at least did coaches everywhere a service by clearly reminding everyone why you rest key players in those situations. We'll see about Williams' status for Round 2, if the Chargers advance.

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Chargers WR Mike Williams missed practice for a 3rd straight day Thursday, with the back injury he suffered in the Week 18 loss to the Broncos. He is officially questionable for Saturday's game against the Jaguars and sure doesn't look like a great bet based on his practice schedule. We've seen Williams go later in recent full-playoffs drafting. WR Josh Palmer, however, has not risen at the same time. He looks like an attractive option across playoff fantasy football formats this week.

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Chargers HC Brandon Staley plans to play starters in Sunday's game vs. the Broncos. A win would lock up the AFC's #5 seed for the Chargers, meaning a Round 1 game vs. the Jaguars or Titans. A loss would open the door for the Ravens to take the #5 seed with a win over the Bengals. That'd push the Chargers down to #6 and mean a Round 1 game vs. Cincinnati. “Our approach is definitely going to get shot to win this ballgame and play as well as we can play heading into the playoffs,” Staley said. “I think that there’s certainly an advantage to be in the No. 5-seed, from where I stand, so we’re going to try and get there.” Staley did add that he'd consider sitting banged-up players. But, as of now, we're projecting full playing time for QB Justin Herbert, RB Austin Ekeler and WRs Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.

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Chargers WR Keenan Allen dominated the receiving work in Monday night's win over the Colts. He racked up 11 catches for 104 yards on 14 targets, 45.2% of the team's total pass attempts. WR Mike Williams and RB Austin Ekeler tied for 2nd with 4 targets apiece on a limited passing night. Williams caught all 4 for 76 yards. The Chargers get a home date with the Rams in Week 17, a matchup that has been near-neutral for WR scoring on the year.

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Chargers QB Justin Herbert threw for 313 yards in Sunday's narrow victory over the Chargers. But he added 2 INTs and no TDs, falling short of 10 fantasy points in many formats. WR Keenan Allen led the receiving with 8 catches for 86 yards among 9 targets. WR Mike Williams added 4-67 on 8 targets. WR Josh Palmer caught all 5 of his looks for 49 yards. It was Herbert's 3rd straight game with more than 300 yards and fewer than 2 TDs. Next comes a Colts defense that allowed 460 yards to Kirk Cousins on Saturday and 7 combined TD passes over the past 2 games.

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Josh Palmer, WR LAC
Dynasty MVP 102.9
Position Rank #60 WR
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