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Kelvin Benjamin

24-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

73

Yds

1008

TD

9

Avg

13.8

Tar

145

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 massiv...

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2015 ADP:  44.89

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  5

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 5"   WT: 240   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.

August 19, 2015  –  Kelvin Benjamin News

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Benjamin suffered a torn ACL on Wednesday and will miss the entire 2015 season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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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
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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
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Kelvin Benjamin – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

925

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Kelvin Benjamin was on the field for 925 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Kelvin Benjamin was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

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2014 925 1
Kelvin Benjamin 2014 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 @TB 57 0 6 92 1 8 15.3 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Det 59 0 2 46 0 8 23.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Pit 55 0 8 115 1 11 14.4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Bal 65 0 5 76 1 9 15.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 Chi 56 0 3 38 0 11 12.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6 @Cin 66 0 7 49 1 8 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
7 @GB 52 0 3 61 1 6 20.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 Sea 43 0 4 94 0 7 23.5 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
9 NO 47 0 2 18 0 10 9.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Phi 72 0 3 70 2 7 23.3 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Atl 59 0 9 109 1 13 12.1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
12 @Min 54 0 5 56 0 12 11.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 @NO 59 1 2 24 1 5 12.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
14 TB 71 0 8 104 0 13 13.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
15 Cle 68 0 5 47 0 12 9.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
16 @Atl 42 0 1 9 0 5 9.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Ari 0 0 4 33 0 7 8.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Sea 0 0 7 75 2 10 10.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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:   240 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, who was carted off the field Wednesday after injuring his left knee in practice, is slated to undergo an MRI, the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Per the report, coach Ron Rivera indicated that preliminary indications are that Benjamin suffered a sprained knee during a one-on-one drill Wednesday. Benjamin, who is coming off a rookie campaign in which he notched 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns, is thus slated to miss some time, though at this stage it's too early to accurately predict whether the 24-year-old wideout's Week 1 status is in danger.
Benjamin was carted off the field with an apparent left knee injury during Wednesday's practice, Jeff Zell of WCCB Sports reports.

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The injury was suffered when Benjamin went to plant his left foot while cutting back during a route, causing him to immediately fall to the ground in pain clutching his left knee. Being that it was a non-contact injury, the initial signs don't look good out of Carolina as Benjamin may have to miss a portion of the 2015-16 season. Although still not official, Devin Funchess, Philly Brown, and Jerricho Cotchery are in line to move up the depth chart.
Benjamin (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, the Panthers' official site reports.

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Benjamin took a couple days off after dealing with some soreness in the wake of Carolina's first preseason game. He caught three passes for 36 yards and a touchdown in the contest, suggesting that his hamstring is no longer a major concern. Benjamin is locked in as Carolina's No. 1 wide receiver, with the team likely to use a rotation behind him.
Benjamin (hamstring) caught 3-of-5 targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason opener against the Bills.

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Benjamin (hamstring) confirmed that he'll be good to go once the Panthers' training camp practices commence. "I feel great," Benjamin noted Thursday. "I told the trainers that I'm full to go the first day."

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Moreover, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer relays that coach Ron Rivera says that Benjamin arrived to training camp in great shape, a nugget that should put to rest any previous concerns surrounding Benjamin's weight and conditioning. Benjamin, who recorded 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns in 16 games as a rookie last season, is thus slated to reprise his role as a starting wideout for the Panthers, this time around with promising 6-foot-4 rookie Devin Funchess slated to work opposite him.
Coach Ron Rivera expects Benjamin (hamstring) to be full-go once training camp opens on July 30, NFL.com reports.

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A pair of separate hamstring injuries slowed Benjamin during the Panthers' offseason workouts, but the second-year wideout should be good to go for training camp, at which point we'll have to see what his conditioning level is after having reported to the team's OTAs eight-to-nine pounds overweight. As a rookie, Benjamin recorded 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns in 16 games. This season, he's locked in as a starting receiver for the Panthers, with 6-foot-4 rookie Devin Funchess now slated to work opposite Benjamin.
Benjamin (hamstring) sat out Thursday's practice, as expected, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.

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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.