Benjamin did not record a catch on three targets in the 20-17 overtime loss to the Jaguars on Sunday. He also carried the ball once for 13 yards.
Benjamin's final target was a costly one, as quarterback Philip Rivers tossed up a deep errant duck in the waning moments of overtime, easily falling into the waiting arms of A.J. Bouye and setting up the Jaguars' game-winning field goal. It was a disappointing day overall for Benjamin, who followed up an astounding Week 8 performance against the Patriots with an utter dud. He'll look to get back on track against the Bills next week.
Benjamin caught five of his team-leading eight targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in the 21-13 loss to the Patriots on Sunday.
Much of Benjamin's production came in the fourth quarter, as the Chargers attempted a furious rally to no avail. Still, it was a surprise to see the speedy wide receiver thrown to as often as he was, given he saw six targets combined in the last three games. That was largely thanks to the Patriots' emphasis on stopping Keenan Allen, who saw a season-low five targets. Following the team's bye, Benjamin will once again have his work cut out for him when the Chargers take on the Jaguars in Week 10.
Benjamin turned his only target into a 42-yard touchdown during Sunday's game against the Broncos. He also scored on a 65-yard punt return in the 21-0 win.
Benjamin was a difference maker on a day the offense struggled to move the ball, opening the scoring with an explosive return in the first quarter and capping it off with a deep strike in the third. While he remains one of the team's top deep threats, the multitude of options ahead of him on the depth chart makes him an unpredictable fantasy contributor. Benjamin will match up with a porous New England defense in Week 8, but he remains heavily reliant on big plays for production.
Benjamin did not record a catch in the 17-16 win over the Raiders on Sunday.
Benjamin saw his snap count totals dip drastically from the previous week, perhaps due to the return of 2017 first-round pick Mike Williams, who played in his first NFL game after missing the first five weeks thanks to a herniated disk in his back. It's clear Benjamin is no better than the fifth-best option on offense, with the Chargers keen on highlighting the emerging Hunter Henry and Melvin Gordon, as well as nominal starting wide receivers Tyrell Williams and Keenan Allen. As a result, it's tough to project Benjamin putting together consistent numbers moving forward.
Benjamin caught two of his three targets for 18 yards and also added a 14 -yard run during Sunday's 27-22 win over the Giants.
Benjamin has now seen his targets decrease for a second straight week, having registered five in the week prior. It's certainly disconcerting given 2017 first-round pick Mike Williams appears to nearing a return to the field following a preseason back injury. Once the Clemson product does return, there's a chance Benjamin could be relegated to the fourth option among wide receivers, behind nominal starters Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams, and the aforementioned Williams.
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