Travis Benjamin
Travis Benjamin
31-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Travis Benjamin in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the 49ers in August of 2021.
Suspended for two weeks
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Suspension
September 15, 2021
Benjamin has been suspended for the two weeks of the season, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Benjamin started training camp with the Giants and then spent some time with the 49ers before ultimately getting cut. The receiver has now been tacked with a two-game suspension that will limit Benjamin if he is able to sign with a new team.
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Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
175 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.36 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
31.75 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Travis Benjamin
Job Battles: Trent Taylor Time
July 3, 2020
In addition to breaking down the backfields in Indianapolis and San Francisco, this article details why a forgotten slot wideout is poised for success with the 49ers.
2020 NFL Team Previews: San Francisco 49ers
May 30, 2020
One quarter away from a Super Bowl title last season, the 49ers will be looking to start a tradition under coach Kyle Shanahan: regular deep playoff runs.
Dynasty Watch: Rising/Falling After the 2020 Draft
April 29, 2020
The Jaguars gave Gardner Minshew new weapons — rather than competition for his job — during the 2020 NFL Draft. Find out which other players weren't so lucky, including some of Minshew's teammates.
NFL Draft: Team Needs and Fantasy Fits (NFC Edition)
April 7, 2020
The Cowboys don't necessarily need to use an early draft pick to replace Randall Cobb, but wouldn't it fun if they did anyway? Enter Penn State's KJ Hamler, who can burn defenders deep while working the slot.
NFL Game Pass Viewing Guide
March 19, 2020
With the announcement of NFL Game Pass access being complimentary for the coming months, our NFL writers put together a viewing guide with some of their favorite games and moments from the archive.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Coming off a 2018 campaign in which he recorded just 12 receptions, seven carries and five punt returns in 12 games, Benjamin is back with the Chargers. Heading into the coming season, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams profile as the team's top wide receiver options, but following the departure of Tyrell Williams, Benjamin looms as the favorite for the No. 3 job. There is some potential for Dylan Cantrell, Geremy Davis or Artavis Scott to make it a competition, but Benjamin has a massive advantage in experience. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old speedster is less likely to have a major role on special teams, as Chargers cornerback Desmond King was one of the league's top return men last season.
It appears as if Benjamin's breakout 2015 season with the Browns might just be an outlier, as the speedy receiver was once again relegated to a decoy option within the Chargers offense in 2017. A third consecutive season with 500-plus receiving yards isn't something to dismiss, but it's telling that the majority of Benjamin's major counting stats (targets, receptions, and receiving yards) all dropped from the previous year. Thanks to the return of oft-injured Keenan Allen, Benjamin acted essentially as a glorified decoy, utilizing his speed to free up the middle of the field for the rest of his teammates. Given the team's depth at the wide receiver position, it's unlikely Benjamin will prove to be anything more than a dangerous utility tool this season.
Benjamin, along with seemingly the entire Chargers team, suffered through a litany of injuries during the 2016 season. Still, the former Cleveland wideout managed to snag 47 passes for 677 yards and four touchdowns, including two games in which he recorded over 100 receiving yards. And that production doesn't even account for the myriad of dropped balls that plagued Benjamin later in the year. However, with the addition of No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Mike Williams, Benjamin's role within the offense could take a step back. Given the Chargers' prolific passing attack, the 27-year-old should still see his fair share of targets, but the 5-10, 175-pounder's boom-or-bust potential likely makes him more suitable for best-ball fantasy formats.
Benjamin, who emerged as Cleveland's de facto No. 1 receiver last year, landed in a good spot. With Malcom Floyd retired, Benjamin should see plenty of work as the team's field-stretcher opposite possession man Keenan Allen. At 5-10, 170, Benjamin is one of the smallest receivers in the league, but he runs a blistering 4.31 40 and put his speed to good use in Cleveland, taking six of his 125 targets for 40-plus yards (T-6th). He won't see much red-zone work, especially with Antonio Gates around, but Benjamin could find the end zone on big plays. And quarterback Philip Rivers represents a significant upgrade over anyone with whom he's ever played.
Benjamin led all Cleveland receivers with three touchdowns in 2014, but it will be tough to replicate that in 2015, as he'll have to earn his playing time first. The team brought in both Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline this offseason to bolster a generally weak position group, and both of those options are likely to land above Benjamin on the 2015 depth chart. That's not to say the 25-year-old won't contribute, but it will be immensely difficult to predict Benjamin's fantasy output on a week-to-week basis. He's been targeted more than five times in a game just twice in his three-year NFL career. There may be a more concrete role for Benjamin in the return game, however.
A torn ACL limited Benjamin to just five games last year, and while the Browns could be scrambling for receivers if Josh Gordon ends up getting suspended for all of 2014, Benjamin may not be recovered in time to earn some of those snaps to begin the season.
Benjamin saw just 37 targets last season, but he displayed the speed and big-play ability that caused the Browns to draft him in the fourth round in 2012. With Josh Gordon and Greg Little firmly entrenched ahead of him on the depth chart, the best-case scenario for Benjamin in 2013, barring injuries, is likely as the Browns' slot receiver.
The prevailing assumption heading into April's draft was Cleveland would spend a high pick on a receiver. That never materialized as the team took quarterback Brandon Weeden with their second first-round selection and subsequently addressed the offensive and defensive lines before drafting Benjamin with the 5th pick of the 4th round. He’s a mid-level prospect, but possesses a trait you cannot teach, blazing speed. He ran the second-fastest 40-time at the combine (4.36) and could be worked into the Cleveland receiver rotation in 2012 as a deep threat. Benjamin posted modest numbers of 41 catches, 609 yards, 16.4 YPC, and three touchdowns in his senior year at Miami (FL). He also served as the team’s punt and kick returner and should fill those roles for the Browns at times to spell Josh Cribbs.
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Cut loose by 49ers
WRFree Agent
Concussion
August 31, 2021
Benjamin (concussion) was released by the 49ers on Tuesday, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.
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Picks up concussion
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Concussion
August 29, 2021
Benjamin exited Sunday's preseason game against the Raiders due to a concussion, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Opting out of 2020 season
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Personal
August 4, 2020
Benjamin announced Tuesday that he intends to opt out of the 2020 campaign, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Injuries could create opportunities
WRSan Francisco 49ers
July 4, 2020
Benjamin (quadriceps) could see more opportunities in training camp following to injuries to Deebo Samuel (foot) and Richie James (wrist), Doug Williams of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Inks deal with Niners
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Quadriceps
March 24, 2020
Benjamin (quadriceps) is signing a one-year contract with the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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