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Josh Palmer questionable for Week 5 vs. Browns

We break down the news that Josh Palmer is dealing with an ankle injury. What it means for Week 5 and beyond.

Joshua Palmer #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers gets set against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on September 15, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Friday PM Update: Palmer is questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Browns.

The Los Angeles Chargers have a tough test ahead of them in Week 5. While they take on the Cleveland Browns, they have to do so on the road and have a 1 p.m. ET kickoff. This doesn't usually fare well for west coast teams having to travel. As they prepare for the matchup, they released their practice report on Thursday. Wide receiver Josh Palmer has been limited in both practices so far, dealing with an ankle injury.

Fantasy football implications

Los Angeles will have to rely on their passing game to stay in this matchup. I’m not sure their run defense could stop me right now, much less Nick Chubb, who has been the best running back in the NFL to this point in the season. Quarterback Justin Herbert needs all the weapons he can get. If Palmer is active, I think he has flex appeal in your fantasy football leagues, especially if Keenan Allen sits.

If Palmer ends up not being able to play, DeAndre Carter would be the beneficiary to get the uptick in targets. Carter would only be a lineup sub for you if Allen is also ruled out for the game. If both Allen and Palmer are out, Carter would backup Mike Williams and should have solid flex appeal regardless of league format.