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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: 25
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#33 4 4.02

Season Stats
ESPN Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2014 CAR 16 145 73 1,008 13.8 9 0 0 - 0 152.8 9.6
2016 CAR 3 22 13 199 15.3 3 0 0 - 0 37.9 12.6
2016 (Projected) CAR     60 792 13.2 6 0 0 - 0 113.2  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
Kelvin Benjamin was one of the early injury causalities of the 2015 season following a torn ACL. The team moved on without him just fine in making the Super Bowl, yet early drafters were left scouring the waiver wire before the first week of the season. All reports on Benjamin’s knee since the surgery have been positive to date. The huge six-foot five-inch receiver has been focusing on regaining strength and conditioning early in preseason workouts. Carolina fully expects him to be healthy and ready to ramp up his activities once training camp opens. Cam Newton has officially taken over as the leader of the offense as both passer and rusher. Nonetheless, Benjamin represents a huge upgrade over what the Panthers lined up on the outside a year ago. Newton may need time to rediscover the chemistry the two shared in 2014 but it shouldn’t take too long before Benjamin is seeing plenty of work in the passing game. Carolina’s top wideout remains outside the top ten fantasy receivers due to lower target upside than his peers and his quarterback’s efficiency running the ball near the goal. If he can show the knee is fully healthy, Benjamin should reach pay dirt enough to provide his owners with quality WR2 level production. Unfortunately, anything less would not validate his current third round price tag. As a player carrying unknown injury risk and limitations in a low volume passing scheme, he may not offer investors as much room for profit unless his value drops prior to your draft.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Kelvin Benjamin
WR2WR2 Ted Ginn Jr.
WR3WR3 Devin Funchess
WR4WR4 Philly Brown
WR5WR5 Kevin Norwood
WR6WR6 Brenton Bersin
Panthers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
K. Benjamin hoping for 35 snaps in Week 1
Conditioning still an issue for WR coming off 2015 ACL tear
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 5, 7:35 pm

Carolina Panthers
HC Ron Rivera says Panthers are still looking for about 35 snaps from Kelvin Benjamin in the opener. (Max Henson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Benjamin has red flags going up all over the place, yet owners are consistently taking him in the third round of drafts. There has been much speculation Carolina will spread the wealth in the passing game this year and it is easy to forget how much of his 2014 production came in garbage time for a much different Panthers' team. Benjamin isn't even guaranteed a prominent Week 1 role and Devin Funchess is beginning to emerge as well. Let another owner take the chance on him as a WR2.


Funchess could outperform Benjamin?
Benjamin's still working his way back into shape
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 15, 4:55 pm

Carolina Panthers
ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton says "it wouldn't surprise me if Devin Funchess outperforms Kelvin Benjamin this year". (Mike Clay on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It is highly unlikely that Benjamin will actually outperform Funchess, but it does speak to the notion Carolina plans to spread the wealth in the passing game in 2016. Benjamin is being drafted this summer as if he is a healthy receiver in tip-top shape whose production as a rookie wasn't highly dependent on negative game scripts when in fact none of those things are true. Benjamin should be treated as a low-end WR2, while Funchess possesses a fair amount of upside as a WR5.



2016 Gamelog Stats
ESPN Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DEN L 20-21 12 6 91 15.2 1 0 0 - 0 15.1
2 SF W 46-27 9 7 108 15.4 2 0 0 - 0 22.8
3 MIN L 10-22 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0

2014 Gamelog Stats
ESPN Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
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 1.8
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
16 CLE W 17-13 12 5 47 9.4 0 0 0 - 0 4.7
17 at ATL W 34-3 5 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
WC ARI W 27-16 7 4 33 8.3 0 0 0 - 0 3.3
DP at SEA L 17-31 10 7 75 10.7 2 0 0 - 0 19.5
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

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