Benjamin (quad) has been placed on IR. 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.
Benjamin caught one of four targets for no gain during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Steelers. Benjamin hasn't yet scored or surpassed 15 receiving yards in a contest this season. As an afterthought in the Chargers' offense behind Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler, Benjamin remains off the fantasy radar.
Benjamin (hip) caught one of his two targets for 13 yards in the 20-13 loss Sunday to the Broncos. Playing just 40 offensive snaps, Benjamin was clearly the Chargers' third option at wideout, easily outpacing Andre Patton (16 snaps) in terms of playing time, however that led to little in the way of actual production, registering a fourth consecutive game under 20 receiving yards. It's hard to suggest Benjamin's fantasy outlook will improve, particularly with Mike Williams (back) on the mend and Melvin Gordon back from his early-season holdout.
Benjamin (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Broncos. As is Mike Williams (back), which sets the stage for Benjamin to serve as the Chargers' No. 3 receiver Sunday. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder can break off the occasional big play, but he's logged just four catches on 10 targets for 17 yards in his three games to date this season, despite recording 30 or more snaps in each of those contests.
Benjamin (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Benjamin was a full participant in practice Friday, which bodes well for his game-time status. Considering Mike Williams (back) was also able to practice in full capacity, it appears as if the Chargers will have their top three wide receivers available, likely relegating Benjamin to his customary complementary role. He's seen just 10 targets across three games despite playing 30 or more snaps in each contest.
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