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Week 17 Outlook
On August 4th Travis Benjamin announced that he had decided to sit out the 2020 season for the health of his family.
San Francisco has a number of younger wide receivers which would have placed Travis Benjamin on the roster bubble (Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne, Jalen Hurd, Trent Taylor, Dante Pettis). Given he wasn't a lock to make the game-day roster Benjamin wasn't expected to be fantasy relevant in 2020. Benjamin will be 31 years old when the 2021 season commences next year.
Former Chargers WR Travis Benjamin has agreed to a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, per sources.
Benjamin, a former 2012 4th-round pick out of Miami, played four seasons with the Browns before joining the Chargers in 2016. He had a career year in Cleveland in 2015, with 68 receptions for 966 yards and five touchdowns. He’s been a reliable receiver for the Chargers for a few years, but hasn’t put up fantasy-relevant numbers. He’ll add depth to the WR group in San Francisco, but he’s not even a blip on the radar right now for fantasy owners.
Travis Benjamin and the Los Angeles Chargers have mutually agreed to part ways, per Ian Rapoport.
Travis Benjamin unfortunately didn't do much for fantasy football last season with a WR166 finish on the season. Only appearing in 5 games, this was an expected move for the Chargers to make. With that being said, this does open a need for the WR position for that offense opposite Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Don't be surprised if the Chargers look at WR on day two of the draft.
Travis Benjamin had one reception for 13 yards on two targets in the Chargers' 20-17 loss to the Broncos Sunday.
Benjamin lacks the volume to be relevant for fantasy this season.
Travis Benjamin (hip) is listed as active for the Chargers' Week 5 game against the Broncos.
Williams figures to be the Chargers No. 3 wideout alongside Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Benjamin has caught 4 passes for 17 yards so far this season.