The Chargers are losing options in the receiving game little by little this season and though the team still has great options to throw the ball to, it is going to need someone to chip in at a moment’s notice.
That player could be Geremy Davis this week.
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Travis Benjamin is going to miss the next couple of games at minimum, but what is the team really losing there? He has just two catches for three yards on the season and has been replaced as the team’s punt returned by Desmond King.
With Hunter Henry lost for the season, the Chargers are slowly getting some production out of the combination of Antonio Gates and Virgil Green, but they need a quicker guy who can make plays down the field to step up.
Davis made some of those kinds of plays in the preseason and should see some snaps in this game. He has just two regular season receptions in his career but is capable of making plays and he’s a guy who could fly under the Raiders’ radar on defense.
Benjamin has long been the team’s deep threat, but Philip Rivers should try to dial up at least one deep ball to Davis in this game.