Travis Benjamin
Travis Benjamin
29-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Chargers
IR
Injury Quadriceps
Wed Practice: DNP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Coming off a 2018 campaign in which he recorded just 12 receptions, seven carries and five punt returns in 12 games, Benjamin is back with the Chargers. Heading into the coming season, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams profile as the team's top wide receiver options, but following the departure of Tyrell Williams, Benjamin looms as the favorite for the No. 3 job. There is some potential for Dylan Cantrell, Geremy Davis or Artavis Scott to make it a competition, but Benjamin has a massive advantage in experience. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old speedster is less likely to have a major role on special teams, as Chargers cornerback Desmond King was one of the league's top return men last season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Chargers in April of 2019.
Lands on IR
WRLos Angeles Chargers
Quadriceps
October 17, 2019
Benjamin (quad) has been placed on IR.
ANALYSIS
Benjamin hasn't produced much while working behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, but his injury is another hit to the Chargers' depth at wideout and will likely necessitate a move to fortify the position. Currently next up on the depth chart behind the team's top duo are Geremy Davis and Andre Patton.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Travis Benjamin's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
42.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.10
 
% Team Air Yards
10.6%
 
% Team Targets
6.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
13.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
37.5%
 
Drop Rate
18.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Titans pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
69.8
 
Cornerbacks
75.9
 
Safeties
40.4
 
Linebackers
84.1
 
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2019 Travis Benjamin Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Travis Benjamin's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
175 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.36 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
31.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
It appears as if Benjamin's breakout 2015 season with the Browns might just be an outlier, as the speedy receiver was once again relegated to a decoy option within the Chargers offense in 2017. A third consecutive season with 500-plus receiving yards isn't something to dismiss, but it's telling that the majority of Benjamin's major counting stats (targets, receptions, and receiving yards) all dropped from the previous year. Thanks to the return of oft-injured Keenan Allen, Benjamin acted essentially as a glorified decoy, utilizing his speed to free up the middle of the field for the rest of his teammates. Given the team's depth at the wide receiver position, it's unlikely Benjamin will prove to be anything more than a dangerous utility tool this season.
Benjamin, along with seemingly the entire Chargers team, suffered through a litany of injuries during the 2016 season. Still, the former Cleveland wideout managed to snag 47 passes for 677 yards and four touchdowns, including two games in which he recorded over 100 receiving yards. And that production doesn't even account for the myriad of dropped balls that plagued Benjamin later in the year. However, with the addition of No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Mike Williams, Benjamin's role within the offense could take a step back. Given the Chargers' prolific passing attack, the 27-year-old should still see his fair share of targets, but the 5-10, 175-pounder's boom-or-bust potential likely makes him more suitable for best-ball fantasy formats.
Benjamin, who emerged as Cleveland's de facto No. 1 receiver last year, landed in a good spot. With Malcom Floyd retired, Benjamin should see plenty of work as the team's field-stretcher opposite possession man Keenan Allen. At 5-10, 170, Benjamin is one of the smallest receivers in the league, but he runs a blistering 4.31 40 and put his speed to good use in Cleveland, taking six of his 125 targets for 40-plus yards (T-6th). He won't see much red-zone work, especially with Antonio Gates around, but Benjamin could find the end zone on big plays. And quarterback Philip Rivers represents a significant upgrade over anyone with whom he's ever played.
Benjamin led all Cleveland receivers with three touchdowns in 2014, but it will be tough to replicate that in 2015, as he'll have to earn his playing time first. The team brought in both Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline this offseason to bolster a generally weak position group, and both of those options are likely to land above Benjamin on the 2015 depth chart. That's not to say the 25-year-old won't contribute, but it will be immensely difficult to predict Benjamin's fantasy output on a week-to-week basis. He's been targeted more than five times in a game just twice in his three-year NFL career. There may be a more concrete role for Benjamin in the return game, however.
A torn ACL limited Benjamin to just five games last year, and while the Browns could be scrambling for receivers if Josh Gordon ends up getting suspended for all of 2014, Benjamin may not be recovered in time to earn some of those snaps to begin the season.
Benjamin saw just 37 targets last season, but he displayed the speed and big-play ability that caused the Browns to draft him in the fourth round in 2012. With Josh Gordon and Greg Little firmly entrenched ahead of him on the depth chart, the best-case scenario for Benjamin in 2013, barring injuries, is likely as the Browns' slot receiver.
The prevailing assumption heading into April's draft was Cleveland would spend a high pick on a receiver. That never materialized as the team took quarterback Brandon Weeden with their second first-round selection and subsequently addressed the offensive and defensive lines before drafting Benjamin with the 5th pick of the 4th round. He’s a mid-level prospect, but possesses a trait you cannot teach, blazing speed. He ran the second-fastest 40-time at the combine (4.36) and could be worked into the Cleveland receiver rotation in 2012 as a deep threat. Benjamin posted modest numbers of 41 catches, 609 yards, 16.4 YPC, and three touchdowns in his senior year at Miami (FL). He also served as the team’s punt and kick returner and should fill those roles for the Browns at times to spell Josh Cribbs.
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Misses practice Wednesday
WRLos Angeles Chargers
Quadriceps
October 16, 2019
Benjamin (quad) didn't practice Wednesday.
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Nothing doing in loss
WRLos Angeles Chargers
October 14, 2019
Benjamin caught one of four targets for no gain during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Steelers.
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Still a non factor
WRLos Angeles Chargers
October 8, 2019
Benjamin (hip) caught one of his two targets for 13 yards in the 20-13 loss Sunday to the Broncos.
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Listed as active Sunday
WRLos Angeles Chargers
October 6, 2019
Benjamin (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
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Trending in right direction
WRLos Angeles Chargers
Hip
October 4, 2019
Benjamin (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
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