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WR Kelvin Benjamin - Carolina Panthers

6-5, 240Born: 2-5-1991College: Florida StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 28

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Summary

Kelvin Benjamin's fifth-year option (for 2018) was picked up by the Panthers on May 2, 2017. There had been speculation that this move would not happen because Benjamin reported to a post-NFL-Draft OTA 'a little heavy' according to head coach Ron Rivera. Benjamin's conditioning was not elite during 2016 according to multiple accounts out of Charlotte - he's going to have to do much better this season than his 2016 line of 118 targets for 63/941/7 receiving if he's to generate a big-money second contract at the pro level. In response to the criticisms he heard in early May, Benjamin has been doing extra work with the trainers during the balance of the month - he stated on May 18 that he needs 'to be in the best shape of (his) life' this season, and continued: 'I was really kind of disappointed [in his weight] - I wanted to come in and set the bar high for myself and let my teammates know that KB is back this year and he's ready to roll.' Stay tuned to see how 'in shape' Benjamin is when training camp opens - another report of being over-weight/under-conditioned would be a red flag here, friends. (May 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 23, 5, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 25, 26, 26, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 36, 37, 38
Overall Redraft - 57, 12, 41, 42, 46, 46, 56, 57, 59
WR Redraft PPR - 24, 5, 15, 21, 22, 23, 23, 25, 26, 26, 26, 27, 28, 28, 28, 29, 31, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 38
Overall Redraft PPR - 59, 12, 42, 45, 46, 54, 56, 57, 59
WR Dynasty - 26, 15, 21, 24, 28, 29, 33, 36, 40
Overall Dynasty - 58, 42, 56, 59, 59, 69

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 CAR 16 0 0 0 145 73 1008 9 1
2016 CAR 16 0 0 0 118 63 941 7 1
2017 PROJ-Dodds 16 0 * * 68 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 68 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 69 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 67 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 59
WR: 26
Overall-PPR: 54
WR-PPR: 25

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2017 Schedule

1@ San Francisco 49ers
2vs Buffalo Bills
3vs New Orleans Saints
4@ New England Patriots
5@ Detroit Lions
6vs Philadelphia Eagles
7@ Chicago Bears
8@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9vs Atlanta Falcons
10vs Miami Dolphins
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12@ New York Jets
13@ New Orleans Saints
14vs Minnesota Vikings
15vs Green Bay Packers
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17@ Atlanta Falcons