3 Chargers who are due for a huge game against the Raiders in Week 4

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2. Joshua Palmer

Joshua Palmer did next to nothing for the Chargers in the first two weeks of the season. He followed that up by making a costly fumble against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 to commit the first Chargers turnover of the season. When that happened, many expected Palmer's playing time to be cut for Quentin Johnston.

That ultimately will not happen as Mike Williams tore his ACL in Week 3 and will be out for the remainder of the 2023 season. Palmer is now going to have to step up as the WR2 next to Keenan Allen and has big shoes to fill.

That being said, the tape has been really positive for Palmer. The third-year receiver has been able to gain separation this season. Heck, the Chargers offense did not skip a beat once Williams suffered his injury in Week 3 as Palmer corraled in a tip-drill touchdown catch in the second half.

This is a bad Raiders secondary and Palmer should have all the chances in the world. Vegas actually did a decent job of containing Keenan Allen last time these two teams played and all the focus is going to be on him after the game he had last week.

That should open the door for Palmer to get favorable matchups and to be schemed as the first option in various play designs. This feels like the kind of game against the Raiders where Palmer can flirt with 100 receiving yards and potentially find the end zone again.