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Kelvin Benjamin

Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 240

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin trying to shape up

Mon, 08 May 2017 13:08:43 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin has been receiving extra treatment at the Panthers' facility for purposes of general fitness and well-being, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Much was made of Benjamin's physique last week when he reported for offseason activities overweight and out of shape.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin has a large frame as is, but the reported 280 pounds is too much. Whether or not that number was true is one thing, but Benjamin is trying to get into football shape. Assuming he can do so, he's a WR2 candidate again this year. He achieved WR2 status in 2014 and 2016.

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

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin's option exercised

Tue, 02 May 2017 11:12:14 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's fifth-year option was picked up Tuesday, May 2.

Fantasy Tip: It's ironic that Benjamin's option was "exercised" just a few days after reports that Benjamin has ballooned to 280 pounds this offseason. Benjamin has a big frame, but he'll need to drop significant weight before the season starts. If he can get back into shape he'll warrant WR2 consideration, but don't be surprised to see WR3 numbers or worse from him at the end of the season. The stars just aren't aligned with Benjamin's physique and Cam Newton's perpetual erroneousness.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin's weight causing concern

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:50:35 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin is overweight, according to head coach Ron Rivera, and it's a concern. Benjamin, listed at 6-5, 245 pounds, was rumored to weigh 280 pounds, but Rivera disputed the report. He did not offer a specific weight, but he said Benjamin is a "little heavy" right now and is working hard to lose the weight.

Fantasy Tip: KB is a big dude, so weighing north of 250 isn't that much of a concern, but 280 is a big tight end in today's NFL. Assuming he manages his weight properly, there is no reason to be overly concerned this time of the year. Benjamin is a WR2 in most fantasy setups.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin's option to be exercised

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:36:04 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's fifth year option for the 2018 season will be picked up, according to general manager Dave Gettleman.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin missed the entire 2015 season due to injury and faded after a strong start in 2016, but he's still the best receiver the Panthers have. He'll be two years removed from ACL surgery at the start of the 2017 season, although he needs a healthy Cam Newton to realize his full potential. If Newton is good to go by Week 1, Benjamin can be considered a fantasy WR3 with big upside.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin deadline looming

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:41:33 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin has a May 2 deadline for the team to pick up his fifth-year option, which figures to be around $8 million.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin had 10 fewer catches for 67 fewer yards and two fewer touchdowns last season than in his rookie year in 2014. It was a 63-941-7 line, which is not bad at all, but it puts him in the low-end WR2 range. Was this a microcosm of him returning from a torn ACL, or is Benjamin just not on the WR1 path he projected towards? This year will likely answer that. His yards per reception jumped more than a yard to 14.9 yards per catch, and he presents a solid choice as a midrange WR2.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin posts 93 yards, TD

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:56:18 -0800

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin rolled up six receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in the Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin disappeared for fantasy owners when it mattered most in the fantasy playoffs (Week 13 through 15), posting just five grabs for 49 yards and no scores in three games. He finished up the final two games with 10 grabs for 158 yards and two touchdowns, but overall it was a disappointing season for Benjamin and his fantasy owners.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin gets into end zone

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:48:39 -0800

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (back) posted four receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Week 16 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He was targeted eight times.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin was on the injury report this week with a back injury, but he shined through with his best stat line since mid-September. It was a good finish for fantasy owners who continued to trust him through thick or thin.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin on track to play

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:56:55 -0800

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin has been a disappointment for owners in the last few weeks because he has not had more than three catches in any of his last five games. He probably will see some targets in Week 16, but owners probably will be able to find better options to use.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin practices in full

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:20:02 -0800

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin has caught only five of the 17 targets thrown to him over the last three games and has been held to 20 yards or less in each of those games. Owners may want to consider benching Benjamin if they have better options but could also use him as a low-end No. 3 receiver or a flex option.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin listed as limited

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:41:05 -0800

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin should be able to play in Week 16 but has not been a big factor over the last few weeks. He has recorded only five catches 49 yards in his last three games. Benjamin could be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in some leagues, but owners should also keep him on the bench if they have better options.

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