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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 01: Donnie Jones #8 of the Philadelphia Eagles is congratulated by Beau Allen #94 against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter of a game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 27-13. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 01: Donnie Jones #8 of the Philadelphia Eagles is congratulated by Beau Allen #94 against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter of a game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 27-13. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 26: John Johnson III #43 of the Los Angeles Rams tackles Geremy Davis #11 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the preseason game between the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 26: John Johnson III #43 of the Los Angeles Rams tackles Geremy Davis #11 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the preseason game between the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)

Geremy Davis

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.

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