QTravis Benjamin
WR LAC (11)
2 months ago

Benjamin underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last week, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Benjamin took advantage of a bruised and battered Chargers offense in the early stages of the 2016 season, cranking out two 100-yard outings and hauling in a pair of touchdown receptions within his first five games with the team. However, his ability to practice was hindered by a knee injury beginning in Week 7, after which he required two DNPs (Weeks 10 and 17). During that stretch, he didn't surpass four receptions or 75 yards in a given appearance, ending the campaign with 47 catches (on 75 targets) for 677 yards and four touchdowns in 14 contests. Last week's procedure was undertaken in order to clean up a Grade 2 PCL sprain but shouldn't impact his readiness for the offseason program, which will kick off on April 3 in Los Angeles.

QTravis Benjamin
WR LAC (11)
3 months ago

Benjamin finished the 2016 season with 47 catches for 677 yards and four touchdowns.

EDGE Analysis

A key offseason addition last year, Benjamin never materialized as a consistent receiving threat during his inaugural season with the Chargers. With Keenan Allen (knee) expected to start next year healthy following yet another season-ending injury and Tyrell Williams emerging as a play-making threat, Benjamin will likely settle in as the team's slot receiver, a role in which the Chargers envisioned for Benjamin before injuries forced the team to reshape its depth chart.

QTravis Benjamin
WR LAC (11)
3 months ago

Benjamin is inactive for Sunday's game aganst the Chiefs, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Benjamin not in action Sunday, Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman are on track to head the Chargers' Week 17 wideout corps.

QTravis Benjamin
WR LAC (11)
3 months ago

Benjamin caught three of his four targets for 75 yards in the loss to the Browns on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

A large portion of Benjamin's stat line came from a 50-yard bomb to open the first quarter, as the speedy receiver was mostly held in check the rest of the way. Despite catching five passes for 131 yards over the last two weeks, Benjamin is still clearly no better than a fourth option within the Chargers passing attack, as Dontrelle Inman, Tyrell Williams, and Antonio Gates have seen more production as of late.

QTravis Benjamin
WR LAC (11)
3 months ago

Banjamin caught two of three targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Benjamin opened the scoring with a 47-yard touchdown grab in the first quarter but was rather quiet for he rest of the day. He continues to serve primarily as a deep threat and had struggled to get involved in the offense to the tune of just four catches for 37 yards over the last five games. Benjamin continues to fight for scraps behind Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams, making him somewhat dependent in big plays for fantasy utility. He will have the opportunity to build on this performance next week against a sorry Browns secondary.

QTravis Benjamin
WR LAC (11)
3 months ago

Benjamin did not catch a single pass in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Benjamin did see 44 snaps on offense Sunday, but he found himself targeted just three times as Philip Rivers looked to Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams often. Considering Benjamin has totaled four catches for 37 yards in the last four weeks combined, it's safe to say he's just a depth option for fantasy purposes at this point in the season.

QTravis Benjamin
WR LAC (11)
4 months ago

Benjamin caught two of his four targets for 24 yards in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Benjamin should have had a big game Sunday, as he was left wide open for what appeared to be a long touchdown early in the fourth quarter, but the speedy receiver instead let the ball carom off his hands. That play seemed to sum up the Chargers offense Sunday, as the entire passing unit in particular was ineffective. For the moment, Benjamin is clearly the third option at the wide receiver spot, as Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman have deservedly become focal points in the Chargers' aerial attack.

QTravis Benjamin
WR LAC (11)
4 months ago

Benjamin snagged just one catch for eight yards in the win over the Texans on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Perhaps more alarming to fantasy owners than Benjamin's lone catch was the fact that he saw just two targets despite quarterback Philip Rivers throwing the ball 30 times, as fellow wide receivers Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams saw an overwhelming share of the targets. Considering Benjamin was coming off a knee injury that forced him to miss Week 10, it's not a given that the 26-year-old was completely healthy following the Chargers' bye week, but the fact that he was able to practice fully all week makes his usage Sunday maddening to say the least. For the moment, Benjamin appears to be relegated to a minor role within the passing attack, but that could easily change if Williams, who was forced to leave Sunday's game with a shoulder injury, would miss any time.

QTravis Benjamin
WR LAC (11)
4 months ago

Benjamin (knee) is officially active for Sunday's Week 12 tilt versus the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, one of Philip Rivers' top targets will be at his disposal against a talented Texans secondary. Benjamin practiced fully all week and should therefore be out there without limitations.

QTravis Benjamin
WR LAC (11)
4 months ago

Benjamin (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Texans, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

EDGE Analysis

Benjamin is officially listed as questionable despite practicing fully all week, but the Chargers' bye week gave him enough time to recover from the injury, and he could be a popular option for quarterback Philip Rivers.