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Kelvin Benjamin | Wide Receiver | #13

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (28) / CAR
Contract: view contract details

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Kelvin Benjamin underwent knee surgery after the season but is expected to be ready for OTAs.
Benjamin suffered a torn meniscus in the first quarter of his first game with the Bills after they acquired him from the Panthers at the trade deadline. He ended up playing through it, but Benjamin was obviously never 100 percent. Benjamin is under contract for one more year at $8.459 million. Feb 28 - 9:30 AM

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Kelvin Benjamin caught 1-of-2 targets for nine yards in the Bills' Wild Card loss to the Jaguars.

Playing through a knee injury for almost the entirety of his six games as a Bill, Benjamin was a comprehensive bust in Buffalo, while the Panthers' offense improved without him. Benjamin is supposed to be a jump ball winner, but playing on one leg, he found himself routinely blanketed with no other Bills wideout capable of commanding defensive attention. The Bills can retain Benjamin for the $8.459 million club option the Panthers exercised last spring, but can also cut him without penalty (if he passes his physical). With zero wide receiver depth to speak of, the Bills will probably give Benjamin a do-over in 2018.
Jan 7 - 4:44 PM

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) wasn't listed on the Bills' final injury report for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Jaguars.

He'll give it a go despite being limited at practice this week. Benjamin has cleared 50 yards just once in his last seven games while playing through a torn meniscus. This would be a tough matchup for Benjamin even if he were healthy. DFS players should be looking at other options this week.
Jan 5 - 2:16 PM

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

He's been playing through a torn meniscus. Injured and going against one of the league's top secondaries, Benjamin won't be a recommended fantasy play for Sunday's Wild Card game at Jacksonville.
Jan 4 - 3:49 PM

Kelvin Benjamin absorbed two-of-three targets for 27 yards Sunday in the Bills' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

2017 has been an eventful season for Benjamin, who was traded from Carolina to Buffalo at this year’s trade deadline. He's cleared 50 yards just once since joining the Bills, but has essentially been playing on one leg. Benjamin is almost certain to undergo knee surgery this offseason, but until then, he'll continue to gut it out. The Bills head to Jacksonville next Sunday for their first playoff game in 18 years.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:34:00 PM

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) isn't listed on the Week 17 injury report.

Benjamin hasn't looked fully healthy playing through his MCL injury but didn't have any setbacks last week. Coming off season highs with Buffalo in Week 16, he'll remain the favorite for targets.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 03:46:00 PM

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is practicing Thursday.

He was officially "limited." Sitting out Wednesday and returning Thursday has become Benjamin's routine as he continues to play through a knee injury which probably should have him on the sidelines. It would be a shock if he is not out there against the Dolphins.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:01:00 PM

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) will not practice Wednesday.

It's the standard routine for Benjamin, who should play Sunday against Miami.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 09:51:00 AM

Kelvin Benjamin hauled in 5-of-7 targets for 70 yards in the Bills' Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

Benjamin was very clearly less than 100 percent, but he did a great job using his body to create throwing windows against Stephon Gilmore all game. He also out-muscled the corner for what looked like a touchdown just before halftime, but it was dubiously called back on replay. He went up over Gilmore again on the last play of the third quarter and somehow gained some yards after the catch for a 35-yard gain. That was his final catch of the game, but this was an impressive performance from a receiver playing on basically one leg. He will look to keep it going in a must-win game against the Dolphins next week.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:50:00 PM

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is active for Week 16 against the Patriots.

With the Bills in must-win mode to break the longest playoff drought in the league, Benjamin will continue to play through a knee injury which probably should have him on the sidelines. That said, he has not been a great fantasy option since coming to Buffalo and is an even worse bet while hobbled. Buffalo declared WR Andre Holmes (neck), CB E.J. Gaines (knee), RG John Miller (ankle), CB Breon Borders, OT Conor McDermott, TE Logan Thomas, and WR Brandon Reilly inactive.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 11:34:00 AM

Kelvin Benjamin (questionable, knee) is expected to play Week 16 against the Patriots.

Benjamin will gut it out in a must-win game for Buffalo, though he'll be doing so at much less than 100 percent. He hasn't been close to healthy since arriving at the trade deadline and will "eventually" need surgery, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. None of it sounds promising. Benjamin had his best game of the season against New England back in Week 4 (four catches for 104 yards), but he's a risky WR4 for championship week.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 08:02:00 AM

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is questionable for Week 16 against the Patriots.

He'll be limited again in Friday's practice. With Andre Holmes and Jordan Matthews already out, we'd guess Benjamin again plays through his meniscus injury. At less than 100%, Benjamin is of no help to fantasy owners.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 10:18:00 AM

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

It looks like Wednesday was just a much-needed maintenance day for Benjamin. The receiver will likely keep playing through his knee injury, but he has not been particularly effective and is always at a risk of an in-game setback. That makes him someone to avoid in fantasy.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 11:39:00 AM

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

Coach Sean McDermott calls Benjamin a "tough dude" for playing through his knee issue every week, but Benjamin hasn't been even remotely usable in fantasy since joining the Bills. He's been hurt most of the time. Benjamin will likely require some sort of clean-up procedure on his knee in the offseason.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 09:36:00 AM

Kelvin Benjamin played 37-of-63 (59 percent) snaps Week 15 against the Dolphins.

Benjamin was questionable for this game because of a knee injury, and he spent some time on the sidelines in the second quarter. That missed time helps explain his depressed snap share, but it is something we will likely continue to see with Benjamin playing on a clearly unstable knee. Benjamin cannot be trusted in starting lineups in the fantasy Super Bowl.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 09:54:00 AM

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