Is Joshua Palmer playing tonight? Chargers vs Cowboys Monday Night Football update

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Fantasy football owners who took the risk of drafting Mike Williams likely turned to Joshua Palmer to fill the void after Williams suffered a torn ACL. Even those that didn't draft Williams could have benefitted as Palmer was a smart waiver-wire pickup considering he was the new WR2 of the Chargers.

When Palmer gets the chance to play more and be a bigger part of the offense he has been somewhat reliable. However, that all goes out the window if Palmer is also missing the game with injury and that suddenly became a possibility on Sunday.

Despite practicing all week with no problem, Palmer was a surprise addition to the Chargers injury report on Sunday. Palmer has officially been listed as questionable with a groin injury.

Is Joshua Palmer playing on Monday Night Football?

The Chargers have not yet released an official designation for Palmer but it looks promising that Palmer will play. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that both he and Joey Bosa are expected to play on Monday Night Football.

Fantasy owners and Chargers fans alike can all breath a sigh of relief.

Full Chargers injury report vs Cowboys:

In addition to Palmer and Bosa, there are several other Chargers who head into Week 6's game with a questionable (or worse) status. Those players include:

  • Donald Parham (wrist) - Questionable
  • Nick Williams (back) Questionable
  • Alohi Gilman (heel) - Doubtful

Players on the IR/PUP/NFI for the Chargers include Mike Williams, Jalen Guyton, Corey Linsley, JT Woods, Otito Ogbonnia, Andrew Trainer and Amechi Uzodinma. None of these players will suit up.

Full Cowboys injury report vs Chargers:

The Cowboys injury report looked long early in the week but it has been cleaned up as the week has gone along. The following players enter Monday on the injury report:

  • Chuma Edoga (illness) - Questionable
  • Juanyeh Thomas (hamstring) - Doubtful
  • C.J. Goodwin (pectoral) - Out
  • Leighton Vander Esch (neck/concussion) - Out

The Cowboys have a much longer list of players on the IR who are not playing in this game. Those players are Josh Ball, Trevon Diggs, David Durden, Peyton Hendershot, DeMarvion Overshown, John Stephens Jr. and Matt Waletzko.