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Kelvin Benjamin

Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 240

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Panthers | Devin Funchess pushing Kelvin Benjamin

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:14:00 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess has really impressed wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl this offseason. Proehl said Funchess is playing at a level that is forcing WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) to keep up and get better. "To be honest with you, where Devin is right now and where Kelvin needs to get to, I think Devin is pushing Kelvin," Proehl said. "He's realizing, 'I've got to get back, I've got to push, because [Funchess] is pretty dang good.' Proehl did admit that Benjamin is still fully recovering from his torn anterior cruciate ligament, however.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin and Funchess seem destined for a dynamic 1-2 punch in 2016, as long as they can stay on the field. The Panthers have no shortage of big targets near the end zone, including Benjamin and Funchess. Benjamin looked good in his first preseason action last week. He's a WR2 option, while Funchess is still more of a low-end WR3 to high-end WR4 consideration.

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

Panthers | No brace for Kelvin Benjamin

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:11:30 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) doesn't plan on wearing a brace to protect the torn anterior cruciate ligament he's healing from. Benjamin said a brace feels uncomfortable. Head coach Ron Rivera agrees with the decision.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin isn't quite at full health, but he should be there at least close when the regular season commences. He's the Panthers' top wideout even after missing last season, but caution should still be used. It's best to draft Benjamin as a low-end No. 2 wide receiver.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Jeffri Chadiha

Panthers | Devin Funchess to be the top dog?

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:21:12 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess could outperform WR Kelvin Benjamin this season, according to beat writer David Newton.

Fantasy Tip: Funchess posted a touchdown in the preseason opener, and Benjamin is reportedly struggling with his conditioning. It's very early in the process, but fantasy owners in early-draft leagues who picked Funchess in the middle rounds might be very pleased with that prognostication. Funchess has plenty of upside but remains a low-end WR3 or flex play in most leagues until he proves drops will not be a problem again.

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

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin still not in shape

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 16:57:00 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin is "struggling with conditioning", according to head coach Ron Rivera, who added his goal is to see Benjamin be able to handle 30 to 35 snaps by the end of the preseason.

Fantasy Tip: It shouldn't come as a surprise that Benjamin isn't quite ready yet coming off of last year's ACL tear, but this is the kind of report that should sound off an alarm for owners hoping he will pick right back up where he left off as a rookie. Benjamin benefited from a lot of negative game scripts in 2014 and the Panthers have already hinted they plan to spread it around in the passing game, so owners should treat him as a high-risk WR2.

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

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin will be limited

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:40:28 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) will receive limited snaps during the first preseason game because he still coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin probably will be limited during the preseason so the team can make sure he is ready for the regular season. He should be one of the main targets in the passing game this season and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.

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

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin receives day off

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 06:36:59 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) received the day off from practice Sunday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin is close to being 100% following his surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament that cost him the entire 2015 season. The odd day off shouldn't be cause for concern at this point, as he stands to have a large target share in the passing game. View Benjamin as a solid target in the middle rounds as a mid-tier No. 3 receiver for your virtual club.

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

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin close to 100%

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:55:11 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is close to top form, head coach Ron Rivera said Saturday, July 30, and wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl said he has been impressed by Benjamin's ability to make contested catches.

Fantasy Tip: His health and a one-year sample size are legit concerns you have to overlook, but Benjamin has all the physical tools to be a dominant receiver. Double-digit touchdowns and WR2 production aren't out of the question.

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

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin ready to practice

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:05:16 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) has been cleared to participate in practice, but head coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin likely will be eased back into practice.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Benjamin will receive much playing time during the preseason, but he should be fine for the start of the regular season. Benjamin should be one of the top targets for Cam Newton this season and will be a weekly starting option for fantasy owners.

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

Panthers | Looking for Devin Funchess to step up

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:58:36 -0700

The Carolina Panthers hope WR Devin Funchess can pick up where he left off at the end of the regular season in 2015. If he can secure the starting job opposite WR Kelvin Benjamin, the team would have an impressive three-headed monster with TE Greg Olsen.

Fantasy Tip: Funchess has a ton of drops last season, as he appeared overwhelmed when thrust into a meaningful role in his rookie season. If he can stay healthy, avoid the drops and make further progress, he might be a worthwhile WR3/4 or flex play in most leagues of 12 or more teams.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin, Luke Kuechly on the side

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:19:49 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) and LB Luke Kuechly (shoulder) are working on the side Tuesday, June 14. Benjamin is working back from a torn ACL and should be ready for training camp.

Fantasy Tip: There is some risk with Benjamin coming back from injury, but he'll be in the upper echelon of WR2 territory in fantasy if he's at full health.

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

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