After compiling a total of 41 catches for 717 yards and 5 touchdowns in his first three seasons with the Cleveland Browns, WR Travis Benjamin has had a breakout season in the final year of his contract. Through 10 games, Benjamin has amassed 48 catches for 736 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Here is how Benjamin's production would project over a full 16-game season:
Benjamin, the team's leading receiver to date in 2015, is on pace to reach over 1,000 yards receiving. The leading receiver for the Browns in 2014 was Andrew Hawkins with 824 yards. The last receiver to have over 1,000 yards receiving for the Browns was Josh Gordon in 2013, when he had 1,646 yards in a partial season.
With the Browns making the change to QB Johnny Manziel for the final six games, though, will that have an impact on whether Benjamin can get to 1,000+ yards receiving? In four games with Manziel, Benjamin had 16 catches for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns -- an average of 84.75 yards receiving per game. In six games with McCown, Benjamin had 32 catches for 397 yards and 1 touchdown -- an average of 66.17 yards per game, but with more targets and catches.
Benjamin only needs 264 yards receiving over the final six games, which is an average of 44 yards receiving per game. Regardless of the quarterback under center, it would seem likely that Benjamin will be able to eclipse the century mark. What do you think, Browns fans? Will Benjamin get over 1,000 yards, or will opposing defenses keep him in check the rest of the way?
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