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Kelvin Benjamin

Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 240

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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin at a good weight

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:53:21 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin is where he needs to be regarding his weight, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin is one of the bigger receivers in the league and has more of a tight end's physique. That size helps him gain big yards and touchdowns, though. In the two seasons he's played, Benjamin averaged 974.5 yards and eight touchdowns. Give him a look as a WR2.

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

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin's size an asset

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:42:59 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's weight was never an issue, according to general manager Dave Gettleman, and Gettleman said Benjamin doesn't need to be fast to be effective. "Kelvin's speed is vertical," Gettleman said. "He makes it up in a different way. (His) ability to make people miss is to run through them."

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin can be a matchup nightmare, especially in the red zone, but big games tend to be sporadic. He has WR2 upside if he can find some consistency, but it is safer to draft him as a WR3.

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

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin back in shape

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:11:56 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin appears to have worked himself back in shape, in the opinion of beat writer Joseph Person. Head coach Ron Rivera said that Benjamin didn't weigh the reported 280 pounds in April, but he might have been 270 pounds. On the final day of minicamp, Benjamin reached down to catch a pass a couple of inches off the ground and got both feet inbounds.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin appears to have received the wake-up call, but this appears to be an issue that could be an ongoing thing. He has low-end WR2 prowess in fantasy, but he's safer as a WR3.

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

Panthers | Coach defends Kelvin Benjamin

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:22:04 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin has been facing unfair criticism, according to head coach Ron Rivera, and Rivera said Benjamin has "looked great" on the field.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin reportedly arrived at OTAs overweight and not in the best shape, but he hasn't had a history of weight issues. His size makes him a touch matchup, especially in the red zone, and Benjamin can be drafted as a low-end WR2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Charlotte Observer - Jourdan Rodrigue

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SI.com - Albert Breer

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.

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

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.

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

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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