|Date of Birth:||12/29/1989|
|Drafted:||2012 | Round 4 | Pick 100|
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Travis Benjamin scores in Week 17.
Benjamin caught a 62-yard touchdown from Philip Rivers, and he ended up with four receptions for 96 yards and the score against Oakland. The speedy receiver had a 34/567/4 stat line this season, and he'll probably be back as a deep threat for the Chargers in 2018.
Travis Benjamin gets one touch in Week 16.
Benjamin had a -4-yard carry on his lone touch against the Jets. He's a risky fantasy option to conclude the regular season next weekend.
Travis Benjamin gets two touches in Saturday night loss.
Benjamin had a seven-yard carry on a pitch reverse play, and he had a seven-yard reception. He also appeared to have a miscommunication on an interception late in the game, as he ran a route down the field and didn't look for the ball—though it might've just been poorly thrown and behind him. Benjamin has a very low floor in Week 16 against the Jets.
Travis Benjamin touches it three times in win over the Redskins.
Benjamin caught two passes for 21 yards and rushed once for 22 yards. The Chargers' versatile deep threat went for 5/105 against the Chiefs in Week 3, but he won't be a reliable fantasy option against them on Saturday night in a huge AFC West clash.
Travis Benjamin catches four passes in Week 13.
Benjamin gained 68 yards on his four receptions (six targets), including a long of 39 yards for the speedster. It's good to see he's had at least 50 yards in each of the last two games, but Benjamin is still considered more of a boom/bust option right now.
Travis Benjamin catches three passes against the Cowboys.
Benjamin was hot early on, catching a 46-yard deep ball where he got way behind the defense and would've scored if Philip Rivers didn't need to throw it on the run, leading to an under throw. Overall, he had three receptions for 50 yards and added one carry for six yards on the ground. Facing his former team next week, Benjamin will have some boom potential versus the Browns.
Travis Benjamin gets two touches in Week 11.
Benjamin carried once for seven yards on a play where Rivers basically pitched it to him after some pressure and he zoomed to pick up positive yardage. And Benjamin caught 21-yard pass on his lone target against the Bills. He'll be a boom/bust FLEX option against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.
Travis Benjamin gets one carry in Week 10.
Benjamin gained 13 yards on his lone offensive touch in the game, though he was targeted three times in the passing game, including on an overtime interception on a deep ball attempt late in the game. It wasn't an easy play, but ideally Benjamin would've been able to bring down A.J. Bouye after he intercepted the pass. Benjamin will have boom potential against the Bills next week, though he also offers a very low floor.
Travis Benjamin scores in Week 8.
Benjamin caught five of a team-high nine targets for 64 receiving yards while also adding two carries for 14 rushing yards and a touchdown against the Patriots. The speedy receiver did have a miscue on a punt return, as he lost eight yards and was tackled in the end zone for a safety. That aside, he played very well and was a key target for Philip Rivers in the game. Through eight games, Benjamin is on pace for 38 receptions, 608 receiving yards, six receiving touchdowns, 10 rushing attempts, 81 rushing yards, and two punt return touchdowns.
Travis Benjamin beats Denver again in Week 7 win.
Benjamin caught a 42-yard touchdown and returned a punt return 65 yards for a score in a 21-0 victory. He also rushed once for four yards. The speedster has scored all three of his touchdowns this season against the Broncos, and he will continue to operate as the big-play threat against the Patriots next week. He's just a risky FLEX option.
Travis Benjamin gets three touches in Week 5.
Benjamin carried once for 14 yards while adding two receptions for 18 yards. Benjamin could see a slight decrease in playing time with rookie receiver Mike Williams (back) due to make his debut in Week 6, but he'll still be a deep threat for Philip Rivers and the Chargers.
Travis Benjamin catches two passes in Week 4.
The speedy receiver had 21 yards on his two receptions against the Eagles. Benjamin is on pace for 44 receptions, 720 yards, and four touchdowns this season, but he's more of a boom/bust fantasy option.
Travis Benjamin leads Chargers in receiving in Week 3.
Benjamin had five receptions (on eight targets) for 105 yards, including a long of 44 yards where he made a nice catch. The speedy receiver also had a carry of nine yards. There are probably better options, but Benjamin is in the FLEX conversation next week against the Eagles.
Travis Benjamin held to one catch in Week 2 loss.
It went for 11 yards. Benjamin is no higher than the fifth option in the Chargers offense, so there will be more quiet weeks than big ones. He isn't a recommended fantasy option against the Chiefs next Sunday.
Travis Benjamin gets behind the defense in Week 1 loss.
Benjamin caught three passes for 43 yards, including a clutch 38-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to bring the Chargers within three. Unfortunately, they missed a potential game-tying field goal with just seconds left on the clock. They'll try to bounce back in Week 2 against the Cowboys, and Benjamin will try to get behind the defense again.
Travis Benjamin catches 45-yard touchdown in Chargers' third preseason game.
The Chargers opened the game with the ball and went right down the field on the Rams before Benjamin zoomed behind the defense and Philip Rivers hit him with a deep ball for a touchdown. It was Benjamin's only reception of the exhibition, and he could be done for the preseason as most, if not all, the starters won't be playing in Week 4 of the preseason. Benjamin should have some big weeks this season, it's just a matter of placing him in your lineup at the right time.
Travis Benjamin catches 74-yard bomb in preseason opener.
It came off the arm of Kellen Clemens as he ran down the middle of the defense from the slot on the the left side of the formation. Benjamin also had another 15-yard catch on third down with Philip Rivers in at quarterback, which eventually led to a touchdown. It is still unclear when/if rookie Mike Williams will be able to get on the field, but Benjamin will likely be on the field with Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams until then. Despite last night's game, he will be a weak boom-or-bust option.
Benjamin had three receptions on four targets for 75 yards in a loss to the Browns.
The former Cleveland Brown returned home with a big play early in the contest, a 50 yd-pass from P. Rivers in the 1st quarter. Benjamin had a fairly quiet day the rest of the way, however he is looking better than several weeks ago when his knee injury was more noticeable. The Chargers’ wide receiver is expected to have surgery in the off-season, and is not a reliable option for Week 17 against the Chiefs.
Benjamin had two receptions on three targets for 56 yards and a touchdown on Sunday in a loss to the Raiders.
This was the first game since Benjamin’s knee injury in week 6 that he played a significant role. His 47-yard touchdown reception in the first half was the biggest play of the day, and showed that the wideout still has some major speed despite the knee injury earlier in the year. While he only targeted three times on the day, it was an encouraging sign for the final two games of the season, especially this week when Benjamin returns to Cleveland to face his former team. The Browns have given up at least 23 points in every game this season, and although they’ve been worse against than the run than the pass, we expect Benjamin to shine in this matchup. He'll be a FLEX option.
Travis Benjamins catches two passes against the Bucs.
Benjamin had two catches for 24 yards. He has been passed by Dontrelle Inman for targets. Benjamin did look fully healthy when he caught a pass in the flat and zoomed up the sideline for 18 yards, but he seems to be the third option at wide receiver right now. He's worth keeping on your roster, but is a risky option next week against Carolina, albeit one with upside.
Benjamin held to one catch in victory.
With Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams going off, Benjamin caught just one pass for eight yards. He was targeted twice. Coming off an injury, Benjamin could play more next week, and has a good matchup with the Bucs, but is no more than a low-floor FLEX.