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Travis Benjamin | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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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. May 22 - 10:21 AM
Source: ESPN

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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.
Jan 31 - 6:37 PM

Chargers declared Travis Benjamin inactive for Week 17 against the Chiefs.

Benjamin was not on the final injury report, but he was slowed by a knee injury over the second half of the season. Signed to a four-year, $24-million contract in March, Benjamin recorded 677 yards and four scores in his first season with the Chargers, but 394 of those yards and two of the touchdowns came in the first five weeks. With Tyrell Williams on the rise and Keenan Allen certain to be ready for Week 1, Benjamin should open 2017 as at best the No. 3 receiver, and he will need to hold off Dontrelle Inman for that role.
Jan 1 - 3:02 PM

Travis Benjamin caught 3-of-4 targets for 75 yards in the Chargers' Week 16 loss to the Browns.

In a #RevengeGame for Benjamin against his former team, Benjamin got loose for an early 50-yard reception to help set up Antonio Gates' short-yardage score. A big-play specialist who doesn't see much volume, Benjamin has been a boom-bust WR4/flex option all year. The Chargers will wrap up 2016 versus Kansas City.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Travis Benjamin caught 2-of-3 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 15 loss to the Raiders.

Benjamin made the first big play of the game on a 47-yard touchdown bomb, only to go into hibernation thereafter. While Benjamin always offers the potential of breaking a big play, his involvement in San Diego's passing attack has faded over the course of the season. Essentially a poor man's Tyler Lockett, Benjamin will be a boom-bust WR4/flex against the Browns in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:21:00 PM

Travis Benjamin was held without a catch on three targets in San Diego's Week 14 loss to the Panthers, "adding" a -2 yard rush.

Benjamin has been a complete and utter disaster since returning from his PCL injury, catching three passes for 32 yards across three games. It might behoove the Chargers to shut him down.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 06:27:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 07:39:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 04:35:00 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.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 11:32:00 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.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 08:28:00 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.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 03:14:00 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
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 05:20:00 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.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 03:29:00 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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 02:41:00 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.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 02:24:00 PM

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3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
FB1Derek Watt
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2Dontrelle Inman
3Geremy Davis
4Artavis Scott
5Jamaal Jones
WR21Tyrell Williams
2Travis Benjamin
3Mike Williams
4Isaiah Burse
5Da'Ron Brown
WR31Dontrelle Inman
TE1Hunter Henry
2Antonio Gates
3Sean McGrath
4Jeff Cumberland
5Asante Cleveland
LT1Russell Okung
2Chris Hairston
3Kenny Wiggins
LG1Dan Feeney
2Brett Boyko
3Dillon Deboer
C1Matt Slauson
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