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Travis Benjamin | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (100) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Travis Benjamin hauled in 4-of-5 targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 17 win over the Raiders.
Benjamin took advantage of broken coverage to score from 62 yards out in the third quarter. It was his fourth receiving score of the season, and he added another touchdown on a punt return in Week 7. Despite the big plays, Benjamin recorded just 663 yards from scrimmage in his second season with the Chargers and is owed $5.75 million in 2018. It would not be a surprise if he is asked to take a pay cut or released. Sun, Dec 31, 2017 09:10:00 PM

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Travis Benjamin caught 2-of-4 targets for 21 yards in the Chargers' Week 14 win over the Redskins.

Benjamin was fairly quiet as Tyrell Williams was the recipient of Rivers' long passes this Week. Benjamin had a bad drop on 3rd down, but the game was well out of hand at that point. Benjamin should be avoided for the fantasy playoffs in Week 15 against the Chiefs.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 07:52:00 PM

Travis Benjamin caught 3-of-3 targets for 50 yards in the Chargers' Week 12 Thanksgiving win over Dallas.

Benjamin ripped a 46-yard gain early on, then was quiet the rest of the way. He did see an uptick in usage when Mike Williams left with a first-quarter knee injury. Either way, Benjamin isn't a big enough part of the Chargers' offense for legitimate fantasy viability. He does get a plus matchup in a "revenge" game against the Browns next on the docket, for whatever that's worth.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 07:43:00 PM

Travis Benjamin (abdomen) and Mike Williams (knee) are expected to play Thursday against the Cowboys.

Both were listed as questionable following a limited week of practice, but there never seemed to be any real concern. With Benjamin, Williams, and Tyrell Williams all vying for targets behind Keenan Allen, it is unlikely any of them return consistent fantasy value.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 10:12:00 AM

Travis Benjamin caught 5-of-9 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown while adding 14 yards on two carries rushing in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

Benjamin caught a 24-yard touchdown in the 4th Quarter on a double move to pull the Chargers within five with eight minutes to go in the game. He also had a 41-yard touchdown pulled off the scoreboard due to a questionable call on a pick play that was ruled offensive pass interference. Benjamin also cost the Chargers two points on a horrendous play in which he dropped a punt, recovered it and ran 10 yards backwards into the end zone where he was tackled for a safety. Benjamin has now scored in back to back games, but his nine targets Sunday were more than he had over his previous four games combined. He's still not a fantasy option moving forward with the Chargers on bye next week followed by a game with Jacksonville.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 07:51:00 PM

Travis Benjamin took his only target 42 yards for a touchdown and returned a punt for a score in the Chargers' Week 7 win over the Broncos.

Benjamin apparently loves playing Denver. He has scored seven touchdowns since joining the Chargers last season, and four of those have come against the Broncos. He added two more to the tally on Sunday, returning a punt 65 yards to open the scoring in the first quarter and taking a pass 42 yards to ice the game in the fourth. Despite the big game and great matchup against the Patriots, Benjamin will not be a fantasy option next week.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 07:30:00 PM

Travis Benjamin caught 2-of-3 targets for 18 yards in the Chargers' Week 5 win over the Giants.

The boom/bust Benjamin has now posted 21 yards or fewer in 3-of-5 games. He's about to become even more volatile with Mike Williams (back) inching closer to his NFL debut.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 06:03:00 PM

Travis Benjamin caught 2-of-5 targets for 21 yards in the Chargers' Week 4 loss to the Eagles.

Benjamin now has 11 catches for 180 yards through four games, putting him on pace for 44/720. He's been a thorn in Tyrell Williams' side, but isn't providing bankable standalone fantasy value.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 08:18:00 PM

Travis Benjamin delivered five catches for 105 yards on eight targets Sunday in the Chargers’ Week 3 loss to the Chiefs.

He also took an end-around for a nine-yard gain in the first quarter. Benjamin secured the game’s longest catch, beating Terrance Mitchell for a 44-yard gain down the right sideline. That also came in the first quarter. Consistency continues to elude Benjamin, though his speed will always be a game-changer. The 27-year-old deep threat will try to stay hot against the Eagles in Week 4.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 09:13:00 PM

Travis Benjamin caught 1-of-3 targets for 11 yards in the Chargers' Week 2 loss to the Dolphins.

The Chargers run plenty of three-wide sets, but Benjamin is deep down the list for targets in L.A. He's not going to see enough volume to warrant a fantasy pickup despite scoring a touchdown against Denver in Week 1.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 08:02:00 PM

Travis Benjamin caught 3-of-4 targets for 43 yards and one touchdown in a loss to the Broncos in Week 1.

He beat the secondary on a seven route for the 38-yard score, and it almost helped the Chargers pull off the comeback on the road. The Chargers used three-wide sets for about half of their plays in both the first and second half, but there likely won't be enough targets for Benjamin to be used in most fantasy leagues.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 01:52:00 AM

Travis Benjamin caught 1-of-2 targets for a 45-yard touchdown in Saturday's third preseason game.

Benjamin got behind the Rams' entire defense with his scorching speed, and Philip Rivers dropped a perfect dime. Coming off a dismal first year in San Diego, 27-year-old Benjamin wraps up the preseason with three catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Not bad. Benjamin is a legitimate big-play threat when healthy — he never really was in 2016 — but WR4 is probably his ceiling with Keenan Allen back healthy.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 01:12:00 AM

Travis Benjamin hauled in his only two targets in Sunday's preseason opener against the Chargers, posting two grabs for 89 yards and a touchdown.

Benjamin is the team's biggest downfield threat and he showed tremendous burst and speed on his 74-yard catch and score. There are plenty of mouths to feed with Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams in the mix, but even if those three stay healthy there should be a decent role for Benjamin. However, he doesn't project as much of a fantasy option outside of the deepest of formats.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 11:36:00 PM

ESPN's Eric Williams reports the Chargers will look to use Travis Benjamin as a punt returner.

Benjamin returned nine punts last year with limited success, but he was slowed by a knee injury which ultimately required surgery after the season. He has been a successful returner in the past, and the Chargers need to find new ways to utilize him considering their suddenly crowded receiver corps. Even with the added return value, Benjamin does not project as a usable fantasy option in standard leagues at this point.
Source: ESPN
Mon, May 22, 2017 10:21:00 AM

Travis Benjamin underwent right arthroscopic knee surgery last week.

He played through a PCL issue for much of 2016. The injury helped make the $6-million-per-year wideout a disaster his first season in San Diego. Benjamin caught only 47 balls in 14 games, and was plagued by mental mistakes. Benjamin turned 27 last month. He is clearly behind Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams in San Diego, and finished 2016 behind Dontrelle Inman, as well.
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 06:37:00 PM

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2Austin Ekeler
3Justin Jackson
4Russell Hansbrough
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Austin Ekeler
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Austin Ekeler
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Keenan Allen
2Travis Benjamin
3Geremy Davis
4Artavis Scott
5Nelson Spruce
WR21Tyrell Williams
2Mike Williams
3Dylan Cantrell
4Isaiah Burse
5Andre Patton
WR31Travis Benjamin
TE1Virgil Green
2Sean Culkin
3Braedon Bowman
LT1Russell Okung
2Cole Toner
3Sam Tevi
LG1Dan Feeney
2Donavon Clark
3Kaleb Eulls
C1Mike Pouncey
2Spencer Pulley
3Scott Quessenberry
RG1Forrest Lamp
2Brett Boyko
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Michael Schofield
K1Caleb Sturgis
2Roberto Aguayo