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AFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 7-10-0

2021 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 33 353 10.7 4 36

Top Josh Palmer News

  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Works with first-string offense

    Palmer worked with the first-team offense during the Chargers' OTAs, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    It's far too early in the offseason to make a definitive claim about Guyton's role heading into the 2022 campaign, but the third-round pick may be the early frontrunner for the No. 3 gig ahead of Jalen Guyton. Palmer quietly came into his own toward the end of his rookie season, compiling 18 receptions, 185 yards and three touchdowns over the final five games. While the Los Angeles offense would be noticeably devoid of speed if the Tennessee product was to earn the other starting wideout spot alongside Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, it would still put Palmer in decent position to post numbers in the Chargers' high-octane aerial attack.

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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Scores in season finale

    Palmer caught four of his nine targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-32 overtime loss to the Raiders. The rookie finished the 2021 season with 33 receptions for 353 yards and four touchdowns.

    It took COVID-19 absences from both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams to force the issue, but Palmer quietly seemed to earn confidence from quarterback Justin Herbert toward the latter half of the season, accumulating 18 receptions, 185 yards and three touchdowns in his last five games. Both Williams and nominal No. 3 starter Jalen Guyton are technically free agents entering this offseason, but given that the Chargers boast the sixth-highest cap space among NFL teams, the team could certainly choose to bring back both players. The rookie's lack of breakaway speed seemingly doesn't make him an ideal candidate to play outside where the aforementioned duo operate, which also throws a wrench in 2022 projections, but it's at least encouraging to have seen Palmer develop some chemistry with Herbert, Los Angeles' ascending franchise signal-caller.

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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Catches three passes in win

    Palmer secured three of five targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 34-13 win over the Broncos.

    Palmer split the Chargers' No. 3 receiver role with Jalen Guyton, as Mike Williams (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of the contest. Palmer played 31 of the team's 67 offensive snaps, one fewer than Guyton. With Keenan Allen and Williams both appearing healthy ahead of a Week 18 matchup with the Raiders, Palmer can't be counted on to fill a significant role in Los Angeles' passing attack in the regular-season finale.

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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Likely headed for smaller role

    Palmer is expected to share the Chargers' No. 3 receiver role with Jalen Guyton in Sunday's game against the Broncos after both Guyton and Mike Williams were activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week, Gavino Borquez of USA Today reports.

    While both Williams and Guyton were on the list last week, Palmer stepped in as the No. 2 wideout behind Keenan Allen and played a whopping 98 percent of the Chargers' offensive snaps and finished with a 5-43-1 receiving line on six targets in a 41-29 loss to the Texans. After Guyton was activated from the list Wednesday, both he and Palmer still looked on track to have regular spots in three-receiver sets this weekend, but Williams' reinstatement Thursday closed the door on that possibility. When Allen, Williams and Guyton were all last available in the same game Week 15 against the Chiefs, Palmer's snap share dropped to 41 percent, with the rookie securing his lone target for a 15-yard gain in that contest.

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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Finds end zone in expanded role

    Palmer recorded five receptions on six targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-29 loss to the Texans.

    Palmer ascended into the second wide-receiver role in the absence of Mike Williams (undisclosed) and Jalen Guyton (illness), and he was surpassed by only Justin Jackson in receiving production. He was involved early, picking up three receptions for 34 yards by the end of two quarters. However, Palmer's most useful fantasy production came in garbage time on a three-yard touchdown catch with 34 seconds remaining in the contest. Palmer should retain a substantial role in Week 17 against the Broncos should the Chargers' receiving corps remain depleted.

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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Set for No. 2 role

    Palmer is expected to be the No. 2 wide receiver for the Chargers entering Sunday's contest with both Mike Williams and Jalen Guyton on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    It'll be interesting to see how the Chargers offense operates with both Keenan Allen and Palmer as the primary options on the field given the two generally tend to run the same routes, but given the lack of available weapons overall Sunday it might simply be a matter of talent trying to overcome scheme deficiencies. Jason Moore, the third-year practice squad receiver with just two catches over the course of his career, will operate as the team's No. 3 wide receiver with Williams, Guyton and Andre Roberts (illness) all sidelined.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Brampton, ON
Age: 22
School: Tennessee
Experience: 2