NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) is expected to play against the 49ers today. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so don't expect him to be at 100%. But Allen still belongs in season-long lineups in a plum matchup. WR Travis Benjamin (foot) is also expected back for the Chargers today, per Rapoport. It's all good news for QB Philip Rivers.
Chargers TE Travis Benjamin (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Rams. Tyrell Williams and Mike Williams will serve as the #2 and #3 WRs, but neither is a strong fantasy play vs. a tough group of Rams CBs.
Chargers TE Travis Benjamin (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Rams after a limited week of practice. He was reportedly close to playing last weekend, so we’re expecting him to give it a go here. Benjamin isn’t a fantasy option, though, against a stout Rams secondary.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Bills. That opens up extra snaps for Tyrell Williams and especially Mike Williams. Both guys are upside WR4s.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bills. He was in a walking boot as of Wednesday. We’ll get Benjamin’s official status by noon ET on Sunday, but he shouldn’t be in your Week 2 fantasy plans. His absence would push a few extra targets to WRs Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams and Mike Williams.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin has missed the first 2 practices of the week with a right foot injury. He was in a walking boot on Wednesday. Benjamin played 57% of the offensive snaps and saw 5 targets last week, so his absence would be significant -- and a boost to WRs Tyrell and Mike Williams.
Chargers TE Hunter Henry suffered a torn ACL in Tuesday's OTA session, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. "Did it during a drill, running downfield, untouched," Schefter tweeted. Freed from Antonio Gates' shadow, Henry was a prime breakout candidate entering his 3rd NFL season. He'll now miss the entire 2018 campaign. With Virgil Green now sitting atop the depth chart, the Chargers might consider bringing Gates back. The loss of Henry dings QB Philip Rivers' fantasy outlook and frees up targets for WRs Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after the season, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. It was presumably to address the sprained PCL Benjamin suffered in Week 6. He played in 8 of the final 10 games but topped 56 yards in just 1 of those. He did so in 3 of his first 6 games. A healthier Benjamin will be a boon to San Diego's offense in 2017, but he might have trouble besting this past year's 47-677-4 line. Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams figure to sit ahead of Benjamin on the depth chart going forward.
On the same day they announced their relocation to Los Angeles, the Chargers named Anthony Lynn their new HC. Lynn has 17 seasons of experience in the NFL, but all but 1 of those were spent as a special teams or RB coach. Lynn was promoted to OC in Buffalo prior to Week 3 of this past season and was then named interim HC for the season finale. The Bills averaged 25.8 points per game under Lynn's watch -- a mark that would have ranked 8th league-wide. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Chargers are hoping to retain OC Ken Whisenhunt and hire Gus Bradley as DC.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin is inactive for today's game vs. the Chiefs. He wasn't on the injury report, so it looks like he's a healthy scratch. Benjamin finishes his 1st season in San Diego with a 47-677-4 line in 14 outings.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin drew just 3 targets in Sunday's loss to the Panthers and caught none of them. He has toyed with relevance in returning to his usual playing time while working back from a knee injury, but this is not a guy you want to trust in your fantasy football lineups over the final few weeks.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (knee) is active for today’s game against the Texans. He put in a full week of practice, so the knee shouldn’t be much of an issue. Benjamin is still no better than a WR4, though, in his 1st action since Week 9 and facing a tough Houston pass defense.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (knee) will play against the Texans today. He's listed as questionable but put in a full week of practice. The knee doesn't seem like it'll be an issue, but Houston's 3rd-ranked WR defense makes Benjamin a shaky fantasy option.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Texans. He put in a full week of practice and is expected to play. He’s a shaky fantasy option, though, in his 1st action since Week 9 and facing a tough Houston pass defense.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Dolphins. Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman will serve as San Diego’s top 2 WRs. Both are fantasy options — Williams a WR2 with upside and Inman a fine WR3.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (knee) didn’t practice all week and is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. San Diego is finally going to sit him until that sprained PCL heals up. Benjamin’s absence turns Dontrelle Inman into a WR3 option in the plus matchup.
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