With the receiving corps otherwise intact, Benjamin will be in street clothes for a second consecutive contest. Behind Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins, expect Chris Conley to step into three-wide sets, while Demarcus Robinson and Gehrig Dieter pick up any lingering snaps.
With Sammy Watkins (foot) back in the lineup, Benjamin is the odd man out in an otherwise healthy receiving corps. Aside from Tyreek Hill and Watkins, Chris Conley and Demarcus Robinson should scoop up the remaining reps at wide receiver in the snowy conditions at Arrowhead Stadium.
Benjamin collected just two passes for 26 yards on five targets in the final three weeks of the 2018 season.
Benjamin was released by the Bills in early December after his role with the club continued to diminish. After sitting a week to get acclimated, Benjamin got his chance to contribute with Sammy Watkins (foot) unavailable. He logged a maximum of 12 offensive snaps in his three weeks with the club and heads into the offseason as a free agent. Benjamin should find some suitors, but he's unlikely to secure a long-term deal after a disastrous 2018.
Benjamin was targeted twice but did not record a catch during Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Seahawks.
Benjamin's performance was undoubtedly a frustrating experience for fantasy owners who placed faith in the recently acquired receiver considering Benjamin had an easy touchdown bounce off his chest on one of his targets but then somehow was able to bring in a much more difficult pass on the other, only for Benjamin to be ruled out of bounds. If Sammy Watkins (foot) remains out Week 17, Benjamin should have a decent opportunity for a rebound performance against a Raiders secondary that has allowed the most touchdowns to wideouts in 2018 (2.3 per game).
The star-crossed 2014 first-round pick made his Chiefs debut and was able to get on the stat sheet, hauling in a sideline pass from Patrick Mahomes down to the Chargers' four-yard line early in the third quarter. The big-bodied Benjamin could well fill an important complementary role over the final two games of the regular season if Sammy Watkins (foot) remains sidelined, and his presence may prove even more important in the postseason if the latter is placed on injured reserve. Benjamin will look to make further strides in the offense against the Seahawks in a Week 16 Sunday night battle.
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||2||26||13.0||17||0||0||0||1|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|