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Panthers | Devin Funchess the new No. 1?

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:53:31 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess is the leading candidate to replace WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) as the X receiver, and head coach Ron Rivera said Funchess' high football IG will ease the transition.

Fantasy Tip: Funchess should see an uptick in targets with Benjamin sidelined, especially in the red zone where he can use his size advantage. Any rookie is going to be inconsistent, but Funchess shoud be a serviceable WR3.

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

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin was big deep threat

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:50:25 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) led the Panthers with eight catches on throws over 20 yards downfield last year. The rest of the team had six such catches combined. Benjamin is out for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Fantasy Tip: There's no question the Panthers have lost their best wide receiver. Benjamin opened up the field for Carolina and was a big red-zone threat. Again, Devin Funchess' value increases the most with the loss of Benjamin. Jerrico Cotcher, Ted Ginn Jr. and Philly Brown shouldn't be overlooked, however.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin has torn ACL

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:39:38 -0700

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) tore his anterior cruciate ligament Wednesday, Aug. 19. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Fantasy Tip: This is a huge blow for the Panthers, and a decent blow for Cam Newton's fantasy value, too. Devin Funchess is probably the biggest benefactor with Benjamin out. Jerricho Cotchery, Philly Brown and Ted Ginn Jr. all have increased value as well. Funchess should now be viewed as a low-end WR3 to high-end WR4. Cotchery, Brown and Ginn have lower value, but are still worth drafting or adding to your fantasy roster(s).

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin has sprained knee

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:21:27 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) was unofficially diagnosed with a sprained left knee. He'll have an MRI.

Fantasy Tip: A knee sprain could have him back within a matter of weeks. However, an MRI will give him a clearer outlook. As it stands, if he misses the first couple of weeks, he falls to a low-end WR2.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin carted off

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:02:39 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (leg) was carted off at practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, with a left leg injury. Benjamin cut towards the sideline while running a route and went down. He wasn't able to put weight on the leg.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin was a solid WR2 in fantasy, but he has been dogged by conditioning issues and a slew of injuries. Keep an eye on his status as it's too early to speculate.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin dressed Tuesday

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 06:45:19 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (back) is in full pads for practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, but he could still be limited with a sore back.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin is a solid WR2 candidate in fantasy.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin sits Monday

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:31:24 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (back) sat out of practice Monday, Aug. 17, with soreness in his back from the preseason game over the weekend.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin is a steady WR2 candidate in fantasy.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin healthy

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:52:41 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) said his hamstrings are fine and that he is 100% healthy entering training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin missed some time this offseason because of a hamstring injury, but it appears he is ready for the start of camp. He is coming off a solid 2014 season and should be the No. 1 target in the passing game. He likely will be selected in the early to middle rounds of drafts this season.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin at playing weight

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:30:44 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin said he is currently at his playing weight a week before training camp begins. Benjamin said he has changed his conditioning and diet in order to stay in shape.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin was nine pounds overweight earlier this offseason, so it's encouraging that he's done what he needed to do to get back into playing shape. He should be the Panthers' best option at wide receiver again this year. Take him as a WR2 in your fantasy drafts.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin to be ready

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:38:38 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) is expected to be 100% ready for training camp, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin gave some red flags with his lack of conditioning that led to hamstring issues this offseason. If he doesn't have any further setbacks, he's a good WR2 to target this season.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin scores twice

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:48:29 -0800

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin led the team with seven catches on 10 targets for 75 yards and two scores in a 31-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional-round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 10.

Fantasy Tip: One of Benjamin's touchdowns came in garbage time, but he enjoyed a solid outing overall, especially given the opponent. He is a great upside pick for fantasy owners heading into next season.

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Panthers | Quiet night for Kelvin Benjamin

Sat, 03 Jan 2015 18:26:16 -0800

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin had four catches for 33 yards in the team's wild-card playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Jan. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin's four catches and seven targets actually led the team, but his 33 yards ranked fifth. Carolina's passing attack was quiet in general, and the competition isn't going to be any easier in the next round of the playoffs.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin sans Haden today

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:18:14 -0800

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin won't face Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (shoulder) Sunday, Dec. 21, who is out with a shoulder injury.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin ($7,100; 14.2% of your cap) is a decent gamble as a low-end WR1 on FantasyScore. The absence of the stud corner gives Benjamin even more of a promising outlook.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin travels with team

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:22:39 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) traveled with the team and is on track to play Sunday, Oct. 19, in Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin ($6,700; 13.4% of your cap) is a decent option on FantasyScore this week against the Green Bay Packers.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin still not cleared

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:43:41 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) still needs to pass one more concussion tests before being cleared to play in Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Benjamin will be able to play. Benjamin costs $6,700 on FantasyScore and could be a good option if he plays.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin yet to be cleared

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:27:47 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion), who looked good while practicing in full Friday, Oct. 17, has yet to be cleared by an independent doctor in the concussion protocol. Head coach Ron Rivera expects Benjamin to be cleared Saturday, Oct. 18. "He looked good on the field," Rivera said. "He practiced well. He was sharp. I really don't think he had a (mental error). He took a lot of reps today, which I understand is part of protocol." Benjamin passed sideline concussion tests in Week 6 and was allowed to return to the game.

Fantasy Tip: All indications are pointing toward Benjamin playing against the Green Bay Packers, especially if he passes his test tomorrow. If he's playing, he's not a bad option for your FantasyScore lineups for $6,700 (13.4% of cap).

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin practices in full

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:12:46 -0700

Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17. He is listed as questionable for Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin may be a game-time decision, so owners will need to check the inactive list to see if he is playing. Benjamin costs $6,700 on FantasyScore but may be too much of an injury risk for owners to use.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin practicing with helmet

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:05:57 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) practiced with his helmet on Friday, Oct. 17, and appeared to look good while doing every drill. The Charlotte Observer's Joe Person believes that Benjamin will play in Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin remains in the concussion protocol, and he's questionable for Sunday morning. You'll have the luxury of knowing early whether he's playing, but he remains a risk at FantasyScore for $6,700 (13.4% of cap).

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin questionable

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:46:20 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin costs $6,700 (13.4% of cap), so he's a big risk this weekend against the Packers. If he doesn't play, Jerricho Cotchery ($3,200) may deserve a flier as a sleeper play. Greg Olsen would likely see a heavy amount of targets, as well.

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Panthers | Jerricho Cotchery a sneaky start?

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:48:23 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery could be a sneaky start this week if WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) is unable to play. Even with Benjamin in the lineup last week, Cotchery saw 10 targets in a tie with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Tip: The Panthers will likely need to air the ball out frequently on the road against the pass-happy Green Bay Packers. Cotchery would be a nice option for a value play ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) on FantasyScore if Benjamin is out.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin not on the field

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:54:41 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin still has time to be cleared to play in Week 7, but it does not look good at this point. Benjamin has a price of $6,700 on FantasyScore, but owners may want to avoid using him because of his uncertain status.

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

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin has mild concussion

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:41:50 -0700

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, because of a mild concussion. Benjamin is currently going through the concussion protocol.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor Benjamin's status throughout the week to see if he has a chance to play in Week 7.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin not practicing

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:47:12 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (undisclosed) was not present during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to look out for updates on his situation over the next day to get a better idea of his status. Benjamin costs $6,700 on FantasyScore and could be a solid starting option if he plays.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin working the middle

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:54:14 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin took four big hits on catches Sunday, Oct. 12, and held on to the ball. He has been reliable running routes over the middle except for a fumble last week.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin is a legit WR3 on FantasyScore, and it appears the team's confidence is growing in him.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin scores again

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:50:50 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) was able to play in the Week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens, and he finished with five receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted a team-high nine times.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin has found the end zone in three of his first four NFL games, emerging as a solid WR2 or flex fantasy receiver in most formats.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin should play

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:31:59 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin should be able to play in Week 3 unless he suffers a setback before the game. Owners would have to spend $5,100 on Benjamin at FantasyScore this week, and Benjamin could be a No. 3 wide receiver or flex option for some owners.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin shows growing pains

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:40:15 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin looked good in his first NFL game in Week 1, but he showed growing pains on route running, downfield blocking and with dropped passes in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions. The team graded Benjamin a 70 out of 100 in Week 1 for poor routes and a lack of blocking. He was graded at 93 last week despite catching only two passes for 43 yards. Benjamin also had three drops against the Lions after having a high drop rate of 9 percent at Florida State in 2013.

Fantasy Tip: As with any rookie, Benjamin will have his ups and downs this year. Be careful not to rely on him too much, especially when the team doesn't have much depth at his position. Play the matchups with Benjamin in daily fantasy football, but be prepared for some disappointment along the way.

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

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin returns to full practice

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:31:18 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: After a nice Week 1 performance, Benjamin struggled with drops and looked more like a rookie in Week 2. There may be better options than Benjamin against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week at FantasyScore.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin does not practice

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:50:41 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Even with the injury concern, Benjamin still may not be worth the $5,100 (10.20% of cap) in FantasyScore because of a bad match up against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Look elsewhere this week.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin has knee taped

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:33:45 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) had his right knee taped Monday, Sept. 15, but appeared to be walking fine.

Fantasy Tip: It is unclear exactly what Benjamin's injury is, if there even is an injury, but it doesn't appear to be serious.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin in sync with QB

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:39:06 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin has built a strong relationship with QB Cam Newton both on and off the field, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera said that when Benjamin lines up and sees a cornerback in a certain position or a safety too tight, Benjamin can look at Newton and they know immediately what to do.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin is likely going to need some time to develop into a consistent fantasy force, but the rookie has the size and athleticism to be a threat immediately, especially in the red zone. He will take up just 9% of you cap ($4,500) in FantasyScore, and considering his touchdown potential, he is worth taking a chance on as a bargain option to free up salary for some bigger names at other positions.

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Panthers | Might not be settled at WR

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:36:40 -0700

The Carolina Panthers will keep six wide receivers with WRs Jason Avant, Kelvin Benjamin, Brenton Bersin, Philly Brown, Jerricho Cotchery and Tavarres King as the projected members of the 53-man roster. The team could still look to pick up a receiver or kick returner off waivers after the final roster cuts Saturday, Aug. 30.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin being prepped as No. 1 WR

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:47:59 -0700

Carolina Panthers rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin is being prepped as the team's No. 1 wide receiver in practices. "We've done some things defensively to put him in situations where he's being jammed, where he's being pressed, he's being doubled, he's being rolled to," head coach Ron Rivera said. "He's going to have to get used to it." Some were worried whether Benjamin would struggle with his route running at the NFL level, but wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl said Benjamin is more than capable. Benjamin has developed good chemistry with QB Cam Newton off the field, and the team hopes it'll carry over to game situations.

Fantasy Tip: There are pretty high expectations for Benjamin in his rookie year as he effectively replaces Steve Smith as the team's go-to receiver. Benjamin will receive plenty of looks, but he'll also receive plenty of attention from opposing defenses. He's been impressive so far, but he'll surely go through growing pains in his first season and be inconsistent for fantasy owners. Don't draft him as anything more than a WR4.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin takes part in practice

Sat, 02 Aug 2014 09:03:04 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) was able to participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin may practice Saturday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) may practice Saturday, Aug. 2, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin not practicing

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:07:55 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is not participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Fantasy Tip: It did not appear earlier in the week that this was a serious issue. It is likely the team is just being cautious with Benjamin.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin sitting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:40:43 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is out of practice Thursday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin is a low-end WR4 or a good WR5.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin feeling good

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:07 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) said his knee felt better Tuesday, July 29, and he could be back sooner than expected. Benjamin suffered a bruised left knee in practice Sunday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: As long as he's healthy, Benjamin could be the Panthers' No. 1 wide receiver and perhaps their main red-zone threat. Still, he's no more than a WR4 in redraft leagues.

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin feels great

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:41:23 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) said he woke up feeling great Tuesday, July 29. Benjamin said he will wait for the OK from trainers before returning.

Fantasy Tip: This appears to be good news and Benjamin should not miss much practice time.

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Panthers | No timetable for Kelvin Benjamin

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:33:34 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) doesn't have a timetable for his return after bruising his left knee, but he is expected to be back in days, not weeks. Head coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin should be back before the end of training camp Aug. 12. So far in camp, Benjamin has looked really good and hasn't dropped a pass during team drills while running with the first-team offense. WR Jason Avant moved up to the first-team offense Monday, July 28, with Benjamin out.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin's injury isn't serious, but he could miss some valuable time with the starters in camp, especially since he's a rookie. Don't expect too much of Benjamin in his first year in an offense that doesn't have many other legitimate receiving threats.

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