WR Travis Benjamin - Los Angeles Chargers
|5-10, 172||Born: 12-29-1989||College: Miami (FL)||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2012|
Week 14: at Jacksonville Jaguars
FBG says: Neutral matchup. If not for a stellar second half last week, Philip Rivers may not have been in line to start in Week 14 against the Jaguars. Play from Rivers has certainly dropped off this season, as he is on pace for near a career-high in interceptions and his fewest passing touchdowns in 12 years. While the yards are there with the Chargers often playing catch-up or in tight games, Rivers has simply been off in many cases this year. Still, he is supporting reasonable fantasy performances from the likes of Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry, and Austin Ekeler. Allen has slightly picked things up over the past few weeks, hauling in 22 receptions from 29 targets for 207 yards and two touchdowns over his last three games. Ekeler has also continued to contribute through the air with either a touchdown or over 100 receiving yards in five of his last six games. Hunter Henry did have a clunker last week with just two receptions for 10 yards, but he had been steadily producing in all preceding games and sees a plus matchup this week. The Jaguars secondary had another impressive outing last week as they held both Chris Godwin and Mike Evans in check, holding each to just four receptions and a combined 103 receiving yards with no touchdowns. Play from both A.J. Bouye and D.J. Hayden has been relatively solid. However, Tre Herndon has been a liability and is battling through an injury that further weakens his ability to perform. In addition, the Jaguars safeties have been very inconsistent while starter Ronnie Harrison has been sidelined since early in Week 12 and could miss this week as well. This should all help add upside to boom or bust receiver Mike Williams, who relies upon deep ball production for his fantasy viability. Keenan Allen, on the other hand, should be in for a decent challenge primarily against Hayden. Hunter Henry looks to have a ton of upside, especially if linebacker Myles Jack is unable to suit up again after missing Week 13 with a knee injury. The Jaguars defense has not given up a ton of fantasy points to tight ends, but reasonably strong coverage from these cornerbacks along with clear weaknesses and injuries at safety and linebacker should afford a solid opportunity for Henry to be productive--especially considering this defense gave up five receptions for 61 yards to the struggling O.J. Howard last week.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Travis Benjamin's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 6 vs PIT (4 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Benjamin got two red zone targets, but one took him out of bounds in the end zone and the other saw him stopped short of the end zone. He had a deep target that was off line and dropped another short target on a forgettable night for the whole team.
2019 Week 5 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Benjamin saw just two targets all game, one of which resulted in a nice leaping grab along the sideline for his longest reception of the year, a gain of thirteen yards.
2019 Week 1 vs IND (3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Even with Mike Williams leaving the game early due to injury, Benjamin didn't see a whole lot of looks. He rarely gets targets that are consistent enough to provide fantasy value, and this game was no different. He was unable to shake loose for anything deep downfield (his specialty), although he did have a step on his defender late on a deep out and was way overthrown by Philip Rivers.
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