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Kelvin Benjamin

Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 240

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin's weight gain overblown

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:50:32 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's reported weight gain this offseason is being overblown, according to general manager Dave Gettleman. Gettleman expects Benjamin to be ready to go for training camp next month. A team source said Benjamin, who played at 245 pounds as a rookie last year, showed up to workouts in April nine pounds overweight. "It really is much ado about nothing. Right now he's only five pounds off his playing weight. That's it," Gettleman said after the team wrapped up their three-day minicamp. Benjamin has had weight problems before, as he took a redshirt year in college after being 20 pounds overweight. He had 73 catches for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014, but he missed 10 of 14 practices during organized team activities and minicamp with injuries to both his hamstrings.

Fantasy Tip: Injuries to his legs already in offseason workouts and reports of weight gain aren't what you want to hear from an impressive rookie looking to improve in his second season. However, it's still early in the offseason, and Benjamin should be viewed as a strong WR2 in fantasy leagues heading into draft season.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin reported overweight

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:59:34 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) showed up 8 or 9 pounds overweight, and head coach Ron Rivera believes Benjamin's hamstring injury could be a result of that. "It could be as simple as weight," Rivera said in an attempt to explain why Benjamin suffered another hamstring injury just as he returned from one. "He did come in a little heavy and he had to work himself into shape. Or diet or something. We're going to take a look at it and make sure it's not a chronic issue with him. He's too good a football player to have on the sideline."

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin is a very good WR2, but showing up overweight and two hamstring injuries give us some pause. Monitor his progress in training camp.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Charlotte Observer - Jonathan Jones

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin misses practice

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:10:37 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) did not take part in practice Wednesday, June 17, because of a hamstring injury. It is not the same hamstring he injured earlier this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin does not need to push himself this offseason, so he probably will not be back on the field until training camp. Benjamin likely will be the top receiver for Carolina this season and could be a middle-round pick in most drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin readying for grind

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 19:14:04 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin is working on ways to take care of his body better this offseason in order to handle the grind of a 16-game schedule. He is also working on running better routes.

Fantasy Tip: The Panthers added Devin Funchess in the draft and Ted Ginn Jr. in free agency to bolster the receiving corps. If either of those two can step up their game, it will be harder for teams to double team Benjamin therefore freeing him up for more production. Fantasy owners in standard leagues will want to start looking K.B.ís way in the middle of Round 3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - David Newton

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin takes part in practice

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:06:53 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) participated in practice Thursday, June 11.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin has been sitting out because of a hamstring injury, but it does not appear to be serious. He is coming off a solid season with 1,009 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Benjamin should be the top receiving option for the Panthers this season and could be an option in the middle rounds of drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Steve Reed

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin returning soon

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:58:18 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) may return to full participation in organized team activities Tuesday, June 9, after taking some repetitions Monday, June 8. Benjamin injured his hamstring last month and has not participated in OTAs.

Fantasy Tip: As long as Benjamin does not see a setback with his nagging hamstring injury, he should be good to go for the rest of OTAs, minicamp and training camp. Benjamin should be considered a low-end WR1 or high-end WR2 going into drafts this offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - David Newton

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin out again

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 08:09:07 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) is out of practice Thursday, June 4.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin remains a solid WR2 unless the injury continues to creep up later.

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Panthers | Extra snaps for Devin Funchess

Sun, 31 May 2015 16:29:47 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess has been seeing extra snaps while WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) is sidelined, and head coach Ron Rivera said the extra work for Funchess has been an unintended plus.

Fantasy Tip: Funchess has a great chance to open the year as Carolina's No. 2 receiver, and he has the size to create some matchup problems, especially in the red zone. For now, draft him as a low-end WR4 with some upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Panthers.com - Bryan Strickland

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin still out

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:27:01 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) sat out organized team activities Thursday, May 28, as he continues to nurse a sore hamstring.

Fantasy Tip: It was expected that Benjamin was going to sit out OTAs this week, so this isn't a big surprise. The key is for him to rest it long enough so that it doesn't get aggravated when he returns. As long as he's healthy heading into the season, he should be drafted as a WR2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - David Newton

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin nursing injury

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:55:53 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) is nursing a strained hamstring he suffered last week, according to a source. Benjamin is not likely to participate in organized team activities next week.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin's injury is relatively minor, especially at this point in the offseason as he should be ready to go for training camp. Benjamin had a stellar rookie campaign and there's no reason to believe he shouldn't be able to see similar success in his second season.

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