Travis Benjamin Fantasy News

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 2:40pm

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

It's not unreasonable to think that Browns WR Travis Benjamin came into training camp on the bubble. His days as the heir apparent as a return man took a hit in 2014. There are plenty of other small, quick guys on the roster -- though, to be fair to Benjamin, he towers over some of the other players in the receiver room with his 5-10 frame.

Sunday, he made a case that there's still room for him.

On its surface, it wasn't a day that's going to blow you away. Camp hasn't had many highlights to speak of regardless, but it was a day where Benjamin was something that can't be overstated in a receiver: reliable.

Here were the key plays from Benjamin:
- Josh McCown finds Benjamin deep.
- McCown quick throw to Benjamin in front of Pierre Desir.
- McCown finds Benjamin underneath.
- McCown goes over the top to Benjamin for 15+ yards.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said it's pretty much a numbers game as far as Cleveland's WRs, as you add Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline to Andrew Hawkins, plus Taylor Gabriel coming off of a strong rookie season, Vince Mayle coming in as a draft pick, plus guys like Rodney Smith and others trying to squeeze in, and, on top of that, Terrelle Pryor showing signs that maybe he can make the transition from quarterback to receiver. Someone has to get pushed out. Benjamin finds himself in with the group fighting for a spot. But it's worth noting that Benjamin was seeing time with the first team.

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 7:00pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The practice-squad player whom the Browns called up to take the place of suspended wideout Josh Gordon will not play Sunday.

According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, the Browns announced wideout Phil Bates has been ruled out of tomorrow’s game against the Ravens. It’s unclear why Bates won’t play, but the club did say it was not an injury-related decision, per the Beacon Journal. Bates did not accompany the club to Baltimore, according to the report.

Fantasy Impact:

With Gordon and Bates out, the Browns have five available receivers: Travis Benjamin, Taylor Gabriel, Andrew Hawkins, Marlon Moore and Rodney Smith. However, Hawkins is questionable with a thumb injury, though he did put in a limited practice on Friday after not practicing Wednesday. (The club had Thursday off.)

Browns suspend Josh Gordon

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 3:39pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Cleveland Browns have suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon for an unspecified violation of team rules one day before their season finale against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Browns announced the suspension in a release Saturday. Wide receiver Phil Bates has been promoted from the practice squad to replace Gordon on the active roster.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say that Gordon and rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel were absent from the Browns' walk-through Saturday morning, and the team had trouble locating them, a source close to the team told ESPN's Pat McManamon. It officially ends a very disappointing season for Gordon and his owners. Gordon appeared in only five games this season. He missed the first 10 games while serving a league-issued suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Reports this year out of Browns camp said Gordon appeared lost on the field upon returning from his 10 game suspension. He's got a long way to go in terms of staying out of trouble before the start of the 2015 season and he's going to continue to be a risky own because of that.

Gordon also was late getting onto the practice field Friday and emerged from the team's facility for the outdoor workout wearing teammate Travis Benjamin's jersey.

TNF Browns/Bengals Inactives: Andrew Hawkins INACTIVE

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:20pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Browns

Johnson Bademosi CB
Jordan Cameron TE
Pierre Desir CB
Andrew Hawkins WR
Robert Nelson DB
Vinston Painter T
Glenn Winston RB

Bengals

Giovani Bernard RB
Vontaze Burfict OLB
Will Clarke DE
Leon Hall CB
Rey Maualuga MLB
Dane Sanzenbacher WR
Andre Smith T

Fantasy Impact:

Taylor Gabriel, Miles Austin and Travis Benjamin all get a small bump, but this is not an attractive matchup against a good Bengals secondary and weather may be an issue. Gabriel is our highest-ranked Browns receiver (#43 in standard formats).

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Browns WR Travis Benjamin (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Browns WR Travis Benjamin (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 1:07pm

Chronicle-Telegram - [Full Article]

Browns WRs Miles Austin, Andrew Hawkins, and Travis Benjamin are locks, while Nate Burleson is too valuable to release after Josh Gordon was suspended for the season by the NFL. Charles Johnson is attempting to hang onto his job under heavy pushes from undrafted rookies Taylor Gabriel and Willie Snead, with Marlon Moore a longshot.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson has gotten a bit of hype as a potential sleeper with Josh Gordon out, but he's still fighting for a roster spot.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:47pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Browns WR Travis Benjamin had a big day, catching a deep throw from QB Johnny Manziel and making several other catches. Benjamin is coming back from ACL surgery, and his role in the offense seems to be growing -- especially when Josh Gordon is out.

Johnny Manziel gets first team reps

Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:35am

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has taken his first snaps in training camp with Cleveland's starters.

Manziel is trying to beat out Brian Hoyer for the starting job. The former Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M had worked exclusively with Cleveland's second-string offense until Monday.

On his first play of 11-on-11 drills, Manziel completed a 40-yard pass to Travis Benjamin. The wide receiver came back to grab the underthrown ball. Moments later, Manziel's tipped pass intended for Josh Gordon was intercepted by safety Donte Whitner.

Browns coach Mike Pettine had promised he would give Manziel time with the first-unit offense, and he decided to do it as the team prepares for Saturday's exhibition opener in Detroit.

Fantasy Impact:

Reports yesterday said Manziel was closing the gap on Hoyer, but still other writers felt that was media driven and not really the case at all. It's not uncommon for a different QBs on the depth chart to get reps with the first team.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:31am

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

One of the NFL's most dangerous punt returners is done for the year. Browns return man Travis Benjamin will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL, coach Rob Chudzinski announced on Monday.

"Travis obviously is a big part of what we do and has been in terms of the return game," Chudzinski said. "It's a tough loss for us, but we'll have some guys step up."

Fantasy Impact:

The Browns D/ST has less upside with Benjamin done for the season. He was always a threat to bring one back.

Monday, October 28, 2013, 12:35pm

Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter - [Full Article]

Browns WR Travis Benjamin tore his ACL and will require surgery.

Fantasy Impact:

Benjamin's role was mostly as a punt returner and he will likely be replaced by Devone Bess.

Friday, September 13, 2013, 6:45pm

Browns WR Travis Benjamin (thigh, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 2.

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:38pm

Browns WR Travis Benjamin (thigh) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7:00pm

Browns WR Travis Benjamin (thigh) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Monday, June 10, 2013, 11:13pm

Ohio.com - [Full Article]

Travis Benjamin’s role could expand with Josh Gordon suspended. As minicamp closed, the 5-10, 175-pound Benjamin, 23, received praise from quarterback Brandon Weeden.

“Travis had at least as many catches if not more than anybody in camp,” Weeden said. “His route running is phenomenal, probably because he’s so fast. Guys have to honor him running by them. He’s been getting in and out of breaks so well. Whether it’s in-breaking routes or out-breaking routes, he’s really found a knack of getting separation and giving me a chance to complete some balls. He’s had a lot of catches this camp. He’s stuck out.”

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