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Kelvin Benjamin | Wide Receiver | #13

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (28) / CAR
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Kelvin Benjamin (shoulder) practiced again on Friday.
He'll be all systems go for Sunday night's game in Seattle. Dec 2 - 2:59 PM

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

Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer said he was going to do "a little something today," so whatever he did wasn't much. Regardless, it looks like he's on track to play Sunday night against Seattle. Benjamin is No. 23 in RotoPat's Week 13 wide receiver rankings.
Dec 1 - 2:29 PM

Kelvin Benjamin (shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday.

Benjamin initially hurt his shoulder in the Week 12 win over the Saints. He again hurt it last Sunday against the Raiders, but was able to play through the issue to a catch a 44-yard touchdown. Benjamin should play against the Seahawks but he'll be hard to trust as anything more than a WR3.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 30 - 3:28 PM

Kelvin Benjamin caught 2-of-5 targets for 53 yards and one touchdown in the Panthers' Week 12 loss to the Raiders.

Benjamin was held catch-less on two targets in the first half and experienced a ton of frustration on the sidelines in the second half after being taken off the field. He was seen yelling at the coaching staff and had to be consoled by WRs coach Ricky Proehl. Benjamin later answered back with a 44-yard touchdown over the top of Sean Smith in the fourth quarter. He also appeared to aggravate his left shoulder injury from Week 11. Benjamin has seen a total of nine targets the past two games. He'll be a mere WR3 next week at the Seahawks.
Nov 27 - 8:14 PM

Kelvin Benjamin caught 3-of-4 targets for 56 yards in the Panthers' Week 11 win over the Saints.

It was the first time in six games Benjamin failed to eclipse 70 yards. He missed a series in the first half after landing hard on his left shoulder, but was no worse for the wear after returning. Benjamin made one of the most important plays of the game on a late third down, skying for a first down reception. The grab enabled the Panthers to all but run out the clock. Benjamin will be a locked-in WR2 for Week 12 against the Raiders.
Nov 18 - 12:05 AM

Kelvin Benjamin (arm/shoulder) returned to Thursday's game against the Saints after missing one series.

Crisis averted. Benjamin has cleared 70 yards in five straight games, and could easily make it six this evening.
Nov 17 - 9:27 PM

Kelvin Benjamin (left arm/shoulder) was forced to the locker room in the second quarter of Thursday's game against the Saints.

Benjamin landed hard on his upper body at the end of a 19-yard catch. He got up with his arm dangling, and was headed to the locker room in short order. Devin Funchess is now opposite Ted Ginn in two-receiver sets.
Nov 17 - 9:10 PM

Kelvin Benjamin caught 7-of-12 targets for 84 yards in the Panthers' Week 10 loss to the Chiefs.

Benjamin did all of his damage on quick slants, boxing out the Chiefs' smaller cornerbacks. He was tackled at the four-yard line on one of those slant grabs, and Cam Newton ran it in on the next play for the touchdown. Benjamin's biggest play was a costly lost fumble at his own 35-yard line with the game tied 17-17 with 20 seconds left in regulation. The Chiefs kicked a game-winning field goal as the clock hit zeroes. Benjamin should rebound Thursday night against the Saints.
Nov 13 - 4:49 PM

Kelvin Benjamin caught 5-of-7 targets for 76 yards in the Panthers' Week 9 win over the Rams.

Benjamin has now gone over 70 yards in four straight games. A bit unpredictable this season, Benjamin is finally establishing a floor. With half the year in the books, Benjamin is on pace for 72/1,086/8. The numbers are strikingly similar to his rookie season. Benjamin is a WR2 who will mix in the occasional WR1 week.
Nov 6 - 7:45 PM

Kelvin Benjamin caught 2-of-5 targets for 73 yards in the Panthers' Week 8 win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy owners should be pleased Benjamin came away with over 70 yards in a game where he was draped in coverage by Patrick Peterson. Benjamin beat Peterson only once -- on a 23-yard gain -- and got his other catch in the first half deep down the right sideline on a catch and run. Expect Benjamin to have more production when the Panthers face the Rams' secondary in Week 9.
Oct 30 - 4:35 PM

Kelvin Benjamin caught 8-of-14 targets for 86 yards in the Panthers' Week 6 loss to the Saints.

Benjamin could have had a much bigger day, but a 30-yard diving catch was overturned in the first half and a potential 24-yard touchdown wasn't meant to be when Benjamin was only able to get one foot in bounds in the end zone. Benjamin also dropped a pass and jumped way too early for another ball that should have been caught. Benjamin was peppered with targets, leading the team with six more than Ted Ginn. The Panthers are heading into their bye.
Oct 16 - 6:29 PM

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is active for Week 6 against the Saints.

Jonthan Stewart (hamstring) and Cam Newton (concussion) are also good to go. Benjamin is a legit WR1 in a tasty matchup. Inactive for the Panthers are CB James Bradberry, CB Robert McClain, DT Paul Soliai, DT Vernon Butler, LT Michael Oher, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, and LB Jeremy Cash.
Oct 16 - 12:02 PM

Despite being listed as questionable, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Kelvin Benjamin (knee) will play against the Saints in Week 6.

After being limited in practice this week, Benjamin is ready to go as an elite WR1. Six different receivers have cleared 80 yards against the Saints in four games, boding well for Benjamin against New Orleans' undermanned cornerback unit.
Oct 16 - 12:45 AM

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is questionable for Week 6 against the Saints.

Benjamin got in another limited practice Friday after popping up on the injury report Thursday. He should be good to go, but it'll be worth checking back again Sunday. Benjamin is a high-end WR1 in a shootout.
Oct 14 - 1:00 PM

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

It's his first appearance on the injury report this year. Coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers are just being "smart" with Benjamin in the wake of last year's ACL surgery. He'll be fine for Week 6. In a glorious matchup against the Saints' non-existent secondary, Benjamin is a WR1.
Oct 13 - 3:01 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Corey Brown
3Brenton Bersin
WR21Ted Ginn
2Devin Funchess
WR31Devin Funchess
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Scott Simonson
LT1Michael Oher
2Daryl Williams
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Chris Scott
C1Ryan Kalil
2Gino Gradkowski
RG1Trai Turner
RT1Mike Remmers
K1Graham Gano