Surprisingly, this could be a huge boost for the Chargers offense. The receiving group has not looked great, and Palmer was able to string together some really good performances before going down with his knee injury, including a 16-336-1 statline between Weeks 3-7. He should be rostered as a potential FLEX play if he is able to return during the fantasy playoffs.
LAC WR Joshua Palmer - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 9 at New York Jets
Josh Palmer’s good run of form hit a bump in the road against the Bears in Week 8. Palmer came into the game slightly banged up with a knee issue, and he seemed to aggravate the injury during the game. He was able to continue, however, and finished with three receptions for 24 yards. Palmer has three or more grabs in six straight games, though no more than five, and his 24 yards were his lowest since Week 2. Palmer finished as the WR78 in Half-PPR scoring and is the WR55 in points per game.
Assuming he is healthy, we shouldn’t be expected an eruption from Palmer this week, facing the toughest wide receiver matchup in the entire league. The Jets rank first in aFPA to wide receivers, and fantasy managers expecting big things from Palmer should seriously their expectations. It’s hard to trust him as anything more than a high-end WR4 option this week.