Josh Palmer

Josh Palmer

WR - LAC
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College: Tennessee
Los Angeles Chargers

2023 Season Outlooks

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.

Palmer took a step forward last season, posting a 72-769-3 receiving line after a 33-353-4 showing as a third-round rookie in 2021. He was on the field a lot (only four wide receivers ran more routes), but he was limited to a 36th-place fantasy finish despite Keenan Allen and Mike Williams missing a combined 11 games. In fact, in the four games the trio played in full together, Palmer was limited to a 10% target share (3.8 per game). That's compared to a 19% share (7.8 per game) when one or both of Allen and Williams were injured. It's still early in Palmer's career, but the 23-year-old is now no higher than fourth in line at wide receiver after the Chargers spent a first-round pick on Quentin Johnston in April's draft. Palmer has fallen well off the fantasy radar.

2023 Fantasy Football Rankings

Standard

#258

PPR

#248

Half-PPR

#234

Superflex

#246

2023 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Rush Yds Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
40.1 462.1 2.6

2023 Average Draft Position (ADP)

Standard

#237

Pick 20.09

PPR

#260

Pick 22.08

Half-PPR

#274

Pick 23.10

Superflex

#269

Pick 23.05

Injury Risk

Injury Risk:
Low

Depth Chart

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