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Travis Benjamin | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (100) / CLE
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Travis Benjamin caught 2-of-4 targets for 24 yards in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to the Bucs.
Benjamin had a chance to give San Diego a sizable second-half lead, but dropped Philip Rivers' would-be 80-yard touchdown catch. Since returning from his PCL injury, Benjamin has drawn target totals of 2 and 4 while losing his starting job to Dontrelle Inman. He'll be a weak WR4 option in Week 14 at Carolina. Dec 4 - 7:39 PM

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Travis Benjamin caught 1-of-2 targets for eight yards Week 12 against the Texans.

Benjamin's only catch came on a screen in which he left yards on the table in the first half. He was also unable to haul in a deep shot after the break. It was a quiet day for Benjamin in his first game back from injury, but he could be asked to do more moving forward after Tyrell Williams (shoulder) left late with an injury.
Nov 27 - 4:35 PM

Travis Benjamin (knee) is active for Week 12 against the Texans.

There was never much doubt after he managed a full week of practices. Benjamin is nothing more than a borderline WR3 in a tough matchup this week, but he will have starting appeal in a good schedule down the stretch. San Diego declared ILB Jatavis Brown (knee), CB Brandon Flowers (concussion), TE Asante Cleveland (concussion, knee), C Max Tuerk, RB Ronnie Hillman, OT Tyreek Burwell, and WR Geremy Davis inactive for Week 12.
Nov 27 - 11:32 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Travis Benjamin (knee, questionable) will play Week 12 against the Texans.

It is not a surprise after Benjamin managed a full week of practice coming out of the bye. Tyrell Williams has established himself as the No. 1 receiver in San Diego, but Benjamin should see plenty of work as well. He is just a borderline WR3 in a tough matchup this week, but Benjamin will be an interesting option in a great schedule during the fantasy playoffs.
Nov 27 - 8:28 AM

Travis Benjamin (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Despite the Q tag, Benjamin turned in a full week of practice and seems very likely to return against the Texans. He'll be a fringe WR3 play in that matchup.
Nov 25 - 3:14 PM

Travis Benjamin (knee) is practicing in full for Week 12.

Benjamin is healthy coming off San Diego's bye. It's an upgrade to the Chargers' downfield attack. Benjamin's return will mean less targets for Dontrelle Inman.
Source: ESPN
Nov 23 - 5:20 PM

Travis Benjamin (knee) practiced on Monday.

Coming off the Chargers' bye week, it puts Benjamin on track to return after missing Week 10. Benjamin's WR3 case has faded as he's played at less than full health. Tyrell Williams is the Bolts receiver to own. Benjamin's return takes the wind out of Dontrelle Inman's standard league sails.
Nov 21 - 3:29 PM

Chargers declared WR Travis Benjamin inactive for Week 10 against the Dolphins.

With the Chargers on bye next week, Benjamin will get at least two weeks to rehab a knee injury which has been bothering him much of the year. With Benjamin out, Tyrell Williams should see plenty of targets in a decent matchup. He is a borderline WR1. San Diego also declared SS Jahleel Addae (collarbone), ILB Jatavis Brown (knee), ILB Denzel Perryman (hamstring), WR Jeremy Butler (ankle), C Max Tuerk, and WR Geremy Davis inactive for Week 10.
Nov 13 - 2:41 PM

Travis Benjamin (knee) missed Friday's practice and is listed as doubtful for Week 10.

Benjamin barely played in Week 9 and didn't practice at all this week. He will be held out through San Diego's Week 11 bye. Expect the Chargers to go heavy on two-tight end, two-wide receiver "12 personnel" formations against the Dolphins with Tyrell Williams, Dontrelle Inman, Antonio Gates, and Hunter Henry on the field together. San Diego has an incredibly favorable rest-of-season pass-defense schedule, so season-long fantasy owners should cling tightly to Benjamin at the end of their bench.
Nov 11 - 2:24 PM

Travis Benjamin (knee) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Benjamin tweaked his PCL in last week's win over Tennessee. He's looking doubtful for Sunday's matchup against Miami. His absence would open up more targets for Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman.
Nov 10 - 2:21 PM

Travis Benjamin (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

Benjamin suffered a setback playing with his PCL sprain last week. He's looking on the doubtful side for Sunday. Benjamin will likely be held out through San Diego's Week 11 bye.
Nov 9 - 4:58 PM

Travis Benjamin exited Sunday's game with an apparent knee injury.

Benjamin could be seen standing on the sideline without a helmet in the second half, and Chargers beat writers seem to believe he won't go back in. Benjamin entered this game dealing with a sprained PCL. If this is it for him today, he'll finish with five yards on one catch. The Chargers' bye is in Week 11, so it's conceivable they'll hold Benjamin out of Week 10 to get him some rest.
Nov 6 - 6:38 PM

Travis Benjamin (knee, questionable) was a full participant at Friday's practice.

So was Tyrell Williams (knee). Per beat writer Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune San Diego, both will play Sunday against Tennessee. Benjamin is playing through a PCL sprain, the same injury that has sapped Seattle's Tyler Lockett of most of his effectiveness this year. He's a tough sell as a WR3.
Nov 4 - 2:00 PM

Travis Benjamin (knee) returned to Chargers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Benjamin wasn't spotted during the portion of practice open to the media, but apparently got some work in. It tentatively puts him on track to suit up against the Titans, though his status is less clear than that of Tyrell Williams. If Benjamin does play, he won't be a recommended WR3 at well less than 100 percent.
Nov 3 - 3:43 PM

Travis Benjamin (knee) remained sidelined Thursday.

Benjamin is looking like a real long shot to suit up against the Titans. He'll likely be formally ruled out on Friday. With Benjamin and Tyrell Williams both ailing, Dontrelle Inman is beginning to look like a legitimate Week 9 play.
Nov 3 - 2:37 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Dexter McCluster
3Kenneth Farrow
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Kenneth Farrow
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Dexter McCluster
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Travis Benjamin
2Jeremy Butler
WR21Dontrelle Inman
2Tyrell Williams
3Geremy Davis
WR31Tyrell Williams
TE1Antonio Gates
2Hunter Henry
3Sean McGrath
4Asante Cleveland
LT1King Dunlap
2Chris Hairston
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Kenny Wiggins
C1Matt Slauson
2Max Tuerk
RG1D.J. Fluker
2Spencer Pulley
RT1Joe Barksdale
K1Josh Lambo