Josh Palmer has been a Dynasty darling since he was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers. Can he break out early in his second season and return a significant value to his WR73 average draft position (ADP)? Andrew Erickson certainly thinks so since he has Palmer as his WR62. Let’s dive into Palmer’s 2022 fantasy football prospect.
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Joshua Palmer worked with the Chargers first-team offense on the last few OTAs
According to The Athletic’s Daniel Popper, Los Angeles Chargers WR Joshua Palmer worked with the team’s first-team offense in recent OTA drills. (Source: The Athletic)
Fantasy Impact: Palmer is a 2021 third-round pick who showed hints as a playmaker as a rookie but received limited opportunities on the field until the end of the season. Chargers WRs Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are firmly entrenched as the team’s top two WRs, but it seems Palmer could have a leg up on Jalen Guyton for the WR3 spot on the depth chart. With 11 staffers becoming the standard for most NFL offenses and an expected high dose of three WR sets, Palmer could see a significant increase in goals in 2022. Players from good offense and the Chargers fit the bill. With an offense led by superstar QB Justin Herbert and a head coach who scoffs at the idea of being 4th, there should be plenty of fantasy spots in Los Angeles. Palmer’s status within the Chargers’ WR pecking order should be monitored during training camp, but early indications are that he could be a potential steal late in drafts.
– By Sam Ryner
Josh Palmer 2022 fantasy football prospect
Mike Williams’ free-hand return to the Chargers puts a slight damper on the sophomore breakout for Josh Palmer. But there’s still some fantasy appeal to listing option #3 in a Justin Herbert-led offense.
As a freshman, Palmer averaged over seven goals per game and had one touchdown with a 60% snap percentage in his three games. He was also extremely efficient in the end zone, catching three of his total five end zone targets for TDs.
His separation skills — 71st percentile equals Keenan Allen and 92nd percentile vs. singles coverage — further show his versatility.
— Andrew Erickson
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