Joshua Palmer, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
Second-year receiver Joshua Palmer ascended into the third-receiver role for the Chargers. In his rookie season he caught 33 passes for 353 yards and four touchdowns. Palmer was a bit of a dark horse headed into training camp, but he leaped over Jalen Guyton with a strong preseason.
Right now he gets a tiny piece of Chargers offense and to get that at the end of a fantasy draft is golden. He’s one significant injury away to either Keenan Allen or Mike Williams, from being a major piece in this offensive machine.
Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Buffalo Bills
What we just said about Joshua Palmer can be applied here. The Chargers, like the Bills, have an offense everyone wants a small piece of it. So is McKenzie a big enough piece? Well there are a lot of mouths to feed in Buffalo. That’s just reality.
Between Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis, and now Jamison Crowder, McKenzie has some stairs to climb. Then there’s Dawson Knox and James Cook to consider. After all, this is McKenzie’s sixth NFL season and his best season was in 2020 when he caught 30-of-34 targets for 282 yards and five touchdowns.
He took a big step back last season and Cole Beasley became a casualty this season so they could get one more look at McKenzie. He’s a stash at best, but one injury to Diggs, Davis or Crowder and McKenzie is in what should be the most potent offense in the league.