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Kelvin Benjamin

25-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers

2016 Receiving Stats

Rec

13

Yds

199

TD

3

Avg

15.3

Tar

21

2016 Receiving Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

After a productive rookie season, though one plagued by dropped passes, Benjamin looked like the Panthers' No. 1 receiver for the foreseeable future. Then he tore his ACL in training camp and missed o...

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2016 ADP:  45.08

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  7

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 245   DOB: 2/5/1991  College: Florida State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kelvin Benjamin Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $7.664 million deal with the Panthers in June of 2014.

September 18, 2016  –  Kelvin Benjamin News

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Benjamin caught seven balls on nine targets for 108 yards and two scores during Sunday's win over the 49ers.

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Kelvin Benjamin NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2014 23 Car 16 73 1008 9 145 13.8 7.0 15 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2016 25 Car 2 13 199 3 21 15.3 9.5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Kelvin Benjamin Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2014 23 Car 16 9.7 14.2 12.0 5 63 17 7 3 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 Car 2 19.0 25.5 22.2 7 100 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Kelvin Benjamin – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

104

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Kelvin Benjamin was on the field for 104 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Kelvin Benjamin was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 925 1
2016 104 0
Kelvin Benjamin 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Den 52 0 6 91 1 12 15.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 SF 52 0 7 108 2 9 15.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
3 Min
4 @Atl
5 TB
6 @NO
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Ari
9 @LA
10 KC
11 NO
12 @Oak
13 @Sea
14 SD
15 @Was
16 Atl
17 @TB

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Kelvin Benjamin  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   245 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.61 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time:   4.39 sec
POOR
Cone Drill:   7.33 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   34.88 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   33 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   119 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   13 reps
WEAK
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Kelvin Benjamin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Benjamin played about 15 more snaps than coach Ron Rivera would have liked during Thursday's season opener against the Broncos, the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Benjamin hauled in six of 12 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 21-20 loss to the Broncos.

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Head coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin may play fewer snaps this season than he did as a rookie in 2014, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

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Head coach Ron Rivera said the goal is still for Benjamin to play 30-35 snaps in Thursday's regular-season opener against Denver, even though the third-year wideout is "back in football shape", Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

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Benjamin caught three passes for 27 yards on six targets in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.

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Benjamin could play into the third quarter of Friday's preseason game against the Patriots, ESPN's David Newton reports.

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Benjamin caught two passes for 29 yards on three targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.

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Benjamin has occasionally struggled with his conditioning during training camp, ESPN's David Newton reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Let's start with the positives: Benjamin is only one of eight rookie receivers since the start of the millennium to post a 1,000-yard season, and he scored nine times, largely on account of his massive 6-5, 240-pound frame. He did this in a passing game that generated only 7.0 YPA (22nd) and 23 passing TDs (T-15th). Conversely, Benjamin averaged a meager 7.0 YPT (31st among the league's 41 100-target WR), had only two catches of 40-plus yards and tied for the league lead in drops with 10. Benjamin is also on the slow side (4.6 40), though he requires far less separation from opposing DBs given his size and huge catch radius. Heading into Year 2, it was reasonable to project some improvement, but alas Benjamin suffered a torn ACL in August and will miss the 2015 season.

2014

If any team needed to draft a receiver in the first round, it was the Panthers. With Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell gone, Carolina had 31-year old placeholders Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant atop the depth chart, but two veteran possession threats were not going to cut it on what’s presumably a contending team. Enter the 6-5, 241-pound Benjamin with the 28th overall pick. He may be on the slow side for a true No. 1 (4.6 40), and his hands and focus were questionable at times in college. But he’s a good athlete and a massive target with a huge catch radius. As long as he doesn’t underwhelm in camp, Benjamin should start out of the gate and be a frequent red-zone target.