Josh Palmer
21-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
2021 Fantasy Outlook
It was a surprise to some when the Chargers selected Palmer in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but the Tennessee product quietly emerged as a capable prospect throughout the lead up. A mundane 4.51 40-yard dash and 4.25 shuttle time don't scream impressive deep threat, and true enough, the four-year starter recorded just one game over 100 receiving yards throughout his collegiate career. However, Palmer is a fluid route runner, who uses his 6-1 frame well enough to make contested catches and create wide target spaces. The 21-year-old apparently made a strong impression on the Chargers this summer, winning the No. 3 receiver job while deep threat Tyron Johnson was waived. The Chargers still have Jalen Guyton as a fallback option for the No. 3 spot, but Guyton did next to nothing with regular snaps last season. The job appears to be Palmer's to lose. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $5.03 million contract with the Chargers in July of 2021.
Mundane figures again
WRLos Angeles Chargers
September 19, 2021
Palmer caught two targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.
ANALYSIS
Palmer at least saw his opportunities line up with No. 3 wideout Jalen Guyton (two catches, 13 yards), but it's fair to say the third-round rookie hasn't wowed over the first two weeks. Don't anticipate a change in his fantasy value unless an injury shakes up the top of the depth chart.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Josh Palmer's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
24.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.80
 
% Team Air Yards
3.9%
 
% Team Targets
3.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.7
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Chiefs pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
40.8
 
Cornerbacks
64.6
 
Safeties
20.8
 
Linebackers
50.5
 
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2021 Josh Palmer Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Josh Palmer's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.25 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.98 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
32.88 in
 
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Not No. 3 wideout just yet
WRLos Angeles Chargers
September 13, 2021
Palmer caught his lone target for 17 yards in Sunday's 20-16 win over Washington.
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Locked in No. 3 role
WRLos Angeles Chargers
August 31, 2021
Palmer secured the Chargers' No. 3 receiver role after the team waived Tyron Johnson on Tuesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Three grabs in loss
WRLos Angeles Chargers
August 28, 2021
Palmer secured three of five targets for 26 yards in the Chargers' 27-0 preseason loss to the Seahawks on Saturday night.
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Scores lone touchdown
WRLos Angeles Chargers
August 22, 2021
Palmer caught his lone target for a three-yard touchdown in Sunday's 15-10 preseason loss to the 49ers.
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New target for Justin Herbert
WRLos Angeles Chargers
April 30, 2021
The Chargers selected Palmer in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 77th overall.
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