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WR Kelvin Benjamin - Buffalo Bills

6-5, 240Born: 2-5-1991College: Florida StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 2014

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Week 6: at Houston Texans

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FBG says: Good matchup. Josh Allen has certainly flashed as a rookie quarterback. Pegged by most as an ultra-raw youngster incapable of beating an NFL defense, Allen has shown poise and surprising mechanics as a downfield passer on occasion. But he's still miles from where he needs to be for fantasy relevance. The Bills are giving Allen a safe, sanitized gameplan of mostly quick-hitters and roll-outs, and he's only testing defenses situationally. It worked beautifully in the upset of Minnesota earlier in the year, with Allen hitting a few receivers in stride down the field. But in general, he's no more than a caretaker, and he throws to the most pitiful receiving corps in football. Kelvin Benjamin looks gassed, career-wise, catching just 8 of his first 26 targets. Zay Jones (just 164 yards on 21 targets) and Charles Clay (99 on 15) scare absolutely no one, presenting no mismatches for Allen to exploit. As a result, there isn't a single element of this passing game that merits any fantasy attention. Even on their "successful" days, they tend to hover around 15 completions and 150-175 yards, and struggle mightily to even approach the end zone. The Texans pass defense has improved on its pitiful, injury-ravaged 2017, but not by much. Kareem Jackson, Tyrann Mathieu, and Jonathan Joseph aren't the most consistent of cover men, but they're playmakers on the ball (a combined 13 pass breakups) and contributing more than they did last season. And the pass rush, led by J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, is almost impossible to contain on the edges. But they're still allowing quarterbacks to complete 68% of their throws, and 3 of their 5 opponents have racked up 277 yards or more. (The two who didn't: Blaine Gabbert and Dak Prescott.) This is often a high-impact unit, one capable of racking up sacks and takeaways on a given week. But in terms of allowing production, it's certainly not a shutdown group. There's simply too much opportunity to create splash plays down the field.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
2 vs LAC 40 0 0 0 3 2 19 1 0 7.9
3 at MIN 41 0 0 0 5 3 29 0 0 2.9
4 at GB 35 0 0 0 6 1 34 0 0 3.4
5 vs TEN 42 0 0 0 5 1 11 0 0 1.1
6 at HOU 0 0 0 0 6 2 43 0 0 4.3
6 at HOU PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 3 * * * *
6 at HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 3 * * * *
6 at HOU PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 2 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Kelvin Benjamin's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 5 vs TEN (5 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Kelvin Benjamin was the most targeted Buffalo receiver (5) but managed only one catch on the day. His lone catch was a nice play action pass where Benjamin was able to run over the coverage of Tennessee's linebackers. Benjamin's only other catchable target was a curl route where he was unable to get out of his break before Allen's pass was on him.

2018 Week 4 vs GB (6 / 1 / 34 / 0 rec)

Kelvin Benjamin had six targets, but only secured one, a long-busted play. Multiple targets to Benjamin were poorly thrown by Josh Allen, including the last target, where Allen led Benjamin into a scary hit that left Benjamin motionless on the ground. Benjamin was able to leave the field under his own power.

2018 Week 3 vs MIN (5 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Kelvin Benjamin was inconsistent on Sunday against Minnesota. He had two early drops, including a red zone slant that would have set up Buffalo with a first and goal inside the five-yard line. He was better later in the game, including a good back shoulder throw. Benjamin has struggled recently with drops, but Josh Allen has continued to look his way in the passing game.

2018 Week 2 vs LAC (3 / 2 / 19 / 1 rec)

After being heavily targeted in week one, Kelvin Benjamin was limited against the Chargers to only three targets but converted one on a post for a touchdown. Benjamin may a good catch on the play in tight coverage to haul in a Josh Allen fast ball. Benjamin was not targeted in the first half.

2018 Week 1 vs BAL (7 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Kelvin Benjamin struggled against the Ravens. Benjamin had two bad drops, one a back-shoulder throw and second an end zone target that should have been a touchdown. Benjamin managed only one catch on a team high seven targets.

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Latest News

Bills | Kelvin Benjamin mediocre yet again (Sun Oct 14, 09:15 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin posted two receptions for 43 yards on six targets in Week 6 against the Houston Texans.

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Bills | Kelvin Benjamin underwhelms again (Sun Oct 7, 04:34 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin was held to just one reception for 11 yards on a team-high five targets in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans.

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Schedule

6@ Houston Texans
7@ Indianapolis Colts
8vs New England Patriots
9vs Chicago Bears
10@ New York Jets
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12vs Jacksonville Jaguars
13@ Miami Dolphins
14vs New York Jets
15vs Detroit Lions
16@ New England Patriots
17vs Miami Dolphins