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Wide Receiver, Carolina Panthers

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Draft: 2014 Round 1 (28)
College: Florida State
Ht: 6’5”  Wt: 234 DOB: 1991-02-05 Age: 23
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#39 5 7.12

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2014 CAR 14 - 128 67 952 14.2 9 0 0 - 0 149.2 10.7
2014 (Projected) CAR       55 724 13.2 6 0 0 - 0 108.4  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
The team's top selection in the 2014 draft, Kelvin Benjamin brings a huge 6'5” frame and plenty of hope to a passing attack that lost franchise leader Steve Smith. Concerns over Benjamin's rawness, propensity for drops and lack of optimal speed do not trump the fact that he is a physical mismatch for just about any single defensive back in the league. In this capacity, the Panthers are hoping he can quickly emerge as one of the league's deadliest red zone targets while also giving Cam Newton a much larger window to complete his passes. Positive reports from training camp have raved about his ability to digest the playbook and make plays in the red zone. For fantasy purposes, his touchdown potential alone gives him WR3/flex upside but he likely won't see enough volume to crack the top-40 receivers in 2014.

Comment: Should start as a rookie and may lead the wideouts in production... which says something about the Panthers passing attack.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Kelvin Benjamin
WR2WR2 Jerricho Cotchery
WR3WR3 Philly Brown
WR4WR4 Brenton Bersin
WR5WR5 DeAndre Presley
Panthers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Cam Newton nursing foot injury
Panthers QB fighting through obvious discomfort on MNF
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Nov 11, 9:30 am

Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton isn't just dealing with his surgically repaired ankle. The Carolina Panthers quarterback has two bad wheels right now. Newton is nursing a right foot injury the Panthers training staff believes might be the result of compensating for the lingering soreness in his left ankle, a source told FOX Sports. The combination of lower-leg issues could explain why Newton has appeared to be sluggish, particularly on Monday night while he was trying to escape Philadelphia Eagles pass rushers during a 45-21 loss for the Panthers. "That ain't the same Killa Cam," former Panthers wide receiver and current New England Patriot Brandon LaFell tweeted during the game. "Gotta get healthy." Newton was limping for much of the game and jogged gingerly to and from the sideline between series. Following one of the Eagles' nine sacks of him, Newton was stretching his groin or hamstring area, so he might have tweaked a muscle in that region as well. Newton threw the first of three interceptions and DeAngelo Williams lost a fumble on Carolina's first three plays from scrimmage. The turnovers led to 10 points for the Eagles. Newton finished 25 of 40 for 306 yards and two fourth-quarter TDs to Kelvin Benjamin. More tellingly, Newton ran for only 6 yards. "I have to protect the football better," Newton said. "I can't throw the football up for grabs and have to understand the difference between giving my guys a chance or opportunity and risking the football. In the pocket, man I got to do better." This has been an injury-plagued year for Newton dating to his ankle surgery in the spring, a procedure he acknowledged recently was "bigger than I thought." He also suffered a rib injury in the preseason, which led to his being inactive for the Panthers' season-opening win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In addition to those ailments, Newton is battling a thumb issue on his throwing hand that's forced him to wrap it during games. Newton's foot issue hasn't been listed on the team's injury report. He hasn't missed practice time for any injuries since September. Newton is on pace to come in below last year's mark of 585 yards rushing, which was the lowest of his first three NFL seasons. (Fox Sports)

FFToday's Take: While a dynamic player like Newton isn't ever "safe" to drop until he's sidelined for an extended period of time, the bloom really is off the rose and his Week 11 matchup against the Falcons doesn't look quite as sweet.

Injury Kelvin Benjamin cleared to play
Panthers WR gets concussion clearance from doctor
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 19, 5:11 am

Carolina Panthers
Panthers rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) has been cleared, source says. He’ll play today vs. the Packers. (Ian Rapoport via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like Benjamin will be on the field today against Green Bay. He's a solid WR2 but keep in mind the Packers haven't allowed any wide receiver to gain more than 82 yards (Calvin Johnson).

Injury Kelvin Benjamin practices Friday, Questionable
Still needs to be cleared by independent doctor
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 17, 1:00 pm

Carolina Panthers
Panthers rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin is questionable to play Sunday against Green Bay with a concussion. He participated fully at practice Friday, but he still must be cleared by an independent doctor before being allowed to play against Green Bay. (Charlotte Observer)

FFToday's Take: The Panthers are likely to see receive final word on his status tomorrow. The expectation is that he will be cleared so fantasy owners can pencil him in their lineups for now. The Packers have been decent against fantasy wideouts ranking 22nd in FPts/Allowed to the position.

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at TB W 20-14 8 6 92 15.3 1 0 0 - 0 15.2
2 DET W 24-7 8 2 46 23.0 0 0 0 - 0 4.6
3 PIT L 19-37 11 8 115 14.4 1 0 0 - 0 17.5
4 at BAL L 10-38 9 5 76 15.2 1 0 0 - 0 13.6
5 CHI W 31-24 11 3 38 12.7 0 0 0 - 0 3.8
6 at CIN T 37-37 8 7 49 7.0 1 0 0 - 0 10.9
7 at GB L 17-38 6 3 61 20.3 1 0 0 - 0 12.1
8 SEA L 9-13 7 4 94 23.5 0 0 0 - 0 9.4
9 NO L 10-28 10 2 18 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.8
10 at PHI L 21-45 7 3 70 23.3 2 0 0 - 0 19.0
11 ATL L 17-19 13 9 109 12.1 1 0 0 - 0 16.9
13 at MIN L 13-31 12 5 56 11.2 0 0 0 - 0 5.6
14 at NO W 41-10 5 2 24 12.0 1 0 0 - 0 8.4
15 TB W 19-17 13 8 104 13.0 0 0 0 - 0 10.4

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