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Kelvin Benjamin

26-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers

2016 Receiving Stats

Rec

63

Yds

941

TD

7

Avg

14.9

Tar

118

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Through two games, during which he went 13-199-3, it looked like Benjamin, one year removed from ACL surgery, might be a top-10 WR. But from Weeks 3-17, he never once cracked 95 yards, and despite his...

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2017 ADP:  60.57

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  11

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.

August 9, 2017  –  Kelvin Benjamin News

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Benjamin caught both of his targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Wednesday's preseason opener against the Texans.

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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
2012 21 CFB 13 30 495 4 16.5 - - - - - - 2 33 - 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 CFB 14 54 1011 15 18.7 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
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 16 63 941 7 118 14.9 8.0 10 3 1 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
2012 21 CFB 13 5.9 8.2 7.1 2 38 - - - 0 3 - - -
2013 22 CFB 14 13.7 17.5 15.6 4 72 - - - 0 0 - - -
2014 23 CAR 16 9.7 14.2 12.0 5 63 17 7 3 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 CAR 16 8.5 12.4 10.5 4 59 15 6 3 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Kelvin Benjamin – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

801

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Kelvin Benjamin was on the field for 801 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

2

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Kelvin Benjamin was on the field for 2 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 925 1
2016 801 2
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 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
3 Min 61 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Atl 58 0 3 39 1 7 13.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 TB 46 0 5 70 0 9 14.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
6 @NO 60 0 8 86 0 14 10.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Ari 46 1 2 73 0 5 36.5 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @LA 53 1 5 76 0 7 15.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 KC 57 0 7 84 0 12 12.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 NO 33 0 3 56 0 4 18.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Oak 43 0 2 53 1 6 26.5 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Sea 34 0 2 18 0 9 9.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
14 SD 53 0 1 11 0 4 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
15 @Was 43 0 2 20 0 4 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Atl 52 0 4 63 1 8 15.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 @TB 58 0 6 93 1 7 15.5 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 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:   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 )

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin reported to training camp at 243 pounds, Steve Reed of The Associated Press reports.

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Benjamin appears to be near his listed weight of 245 pounds at the start of training camp, Jodie Valade of ESPN.com reports. "He looked really good," head coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday. "We aren't going to get into numbers, but he is where he needs to be."

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Benjamin appeared to be back at a reasonable playing weight by the end of the Panthers' minicamp, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Benjamin had his fifth-year option exercised by the Panthers on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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Head coach Ron Rivera said he is concerned about Benjamin's weight again, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Benjamin will have his fifth-year option picked up by the Panthers, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 out on Cam Newton's MVP campaign. Benjamin wasn't especially efficient as a rookie, with only 7.0 YPT and two catches of 40-plus yards. But that was in a passing game that generated only 7.0 YPA (22nd) - last year's Panthers had 7.7 (8th). Benjamin isn't fast, his 4.6 40 time is below average, but at 6-5, 245, he's the biggest wideout in the league. As such, it's unsurprising he was able to leverage 17 red-zone looks and seven targets inside the 10 into nine scores as a rookie. Benjamin is on track to be a full participant in training camp, and if he proves he's all the way back we imagine he'd reprise his role as the team's top target. Last year's second-round draft pick Devin Funchess showed flashes, but never established himself, and speedster Ted Ginn made big plays but was erratic and dropped too many passes. Benjamin did have some conditioning issues during training camp, which could lead to a limited snap count early in the season.

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.