Benjamin caught his lone reception for 11 yards in Sunday's 26-21 victory over the Bengals. One week after snagging his first touchdown of the season, Benjamin promptly fell back down to earth, posting his fifth game this season with one or fewer catches. It's difficult to recommend starting Benjamin until he factors more into the offense given he's averaging 1.9 targets this season.
Benjamin caught both of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in the 33-30 win over the Steelers on Sunday. He also carried the ball for a yard. Benjamin's touchdown accounted for all of his yardage, as the speedy receiver broke free for a 46-yard touchdown after burning single coverage. The return of Tyrell Williams (quadriceps) relegated Benjamin to the fourth receiving option, but his speed has quietly made him slip into the rotation more as of late. It would be difficult to recommend starting Benjamin for fantasy purposes, but his presence has been undeniably positive for an offense that has seemingly only gotten better as the year has progressed.
Benjamin caught all three of his targets for 47 yards in the win Sunday over the Cardinals. Benjamin had played in 50 total offensive snaps the previous three weeks combined but saw 44 on Sunday as a direct result of Tyrell Williams' quadriceps injury, which nearly kept him off the field entirely despite him being cleared for the contest. The speedy receiver simply doesn't receive enough looks currently to be a consistent fantasy option, but Benjamin would stand to benefit greatly if Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams or Mike Williams were to miss substantial time.
Benjamin did not record a catch during the 23-22 loss to the Broncos on Sunday. Benjamin did see three targets, but the 29-year-old was unable to corral any of them. It's difficult to suggest Benjamin should be used in fantasy format at this point, as he's caught or carried the ball six times in six games this season.
Benjamin took a carry for minus-two yards in the 20-6 win over the Raiders on Sunday. Benjamin has played in just 31 offensive snaps over the past two weeks as the speedy receiver has largely been used as a decoy in the passing game. A potentially difficult matchup against the Broncos next week won't make Benjamin an attractive fantasy option any time soon.
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