Fantasy football managers have been hit hard by injuries so far this season, and Week 6 has not been any kinder. Players like Justin Fields and Deebo Samuel have all spent time in the locker room already.
The news kept coming, though, as it was revealed that Joshua Palmer now has a groin injury. What’s the latest news on the WR, and should fantasy managers expect to have him available on Monday Night Football?
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Is Joshua Palmer Going To Play Week 6?
Analysis last updated at 9:43am EST on Monday, October 16.
During the early window of games on Sunday, news rolled out that Palmer has suffered a groin injury and is listed as questionable for Monday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 15, 2023
It’s currently unclear when Palmer suffered the injury, but an injury this late in the week popping up is never a good sign.
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While Palmer isn’t a top-tier fantasy WR, he was in plenty of starting lineups this week as a WR3 play due to the upside he presents as the No. 2 option in the WR room for the Los Angeles Chargers.
Editor’s Note: Palmer is expected to play tonight on Monday Night Football.
Potential Fantasy Options If Palmer Is Out Includes Quentin Johnston and Michael Gallup
Unfortunately, with this news coming in this late after the early window has kicked off, the options to turn to and play instead are limited. If you have another top-36 WR from our PFN Consensus Rankings for Week 6 available for you from the remainder of Sunday, they’re worth plugging in to ensure that you don’t get left with a zero in your starting lineup if Palmer can’t suit up.
However, if you’re left looking to the waiver wire, there’s a possibility that Chargers rookie WR Quentin Johnston is available for you to plug in. He would be the WR2 for this offense if Palmer can’t play.
Otherwise, on the other side of this projected high-scoring matchup, Michael Gallup is widely available and would be a fine dart-throw pivot option for the potential that he finds the end zone in a favorable matchup.
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