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Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Date of Birth:  02/05/1991
Age:  30
Height  6'5"
Weight:   245
College:  Florida State
Drafted:  2014 | Round 1 | Pick 28
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Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE


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Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin has been suspended by the NFL for two games.

Benjamin is currently a free-agent after a controversial stint with the Giants this summer, and overall this suspension doesn't have a big impact from a fantasy perspective.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

The Giants are releasing Kelvin Benjamin.

Benjamin was looking to make the Giants roster after converting to tight end, but it's not a great sign that he's being let go at the start of camp. We'll see if the former first-round pick gets another shot with a team soon, but he's not a must-hold in dynasty leagues.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

The Giants are signing Kelvin Benjamin, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Benjamin—a former first-round pick by Dave Gettleman in Carolina—is being signed as a tight end, which is better suited for his size in today's NFL. New York is already strong at the position with Evan Engram and Kyle Rudolph, but Benjamin showing enough to make the team would give them yet another weapon for Daniel Jones. Now 30, the veteran would be a potential weapon in scoring territory with the Giants.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches one pass in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

It went for nine yards. Benjamin's regular season ends with 25 receptions for 380 yards and one touchdown in 15 games between Buffalo and Kansas City. He could have a role in the red zone next month, but the Chiefs are hoping Sammy Watkins (foot) can return.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin makes Chiefs debut in TNF loss.

Benjamin was targeted twice and caught one pass for 17 yards, which could have been a touchdown if he was able to keep his balance on the sideline. The former first-round pick could become a factor in the fantasy championship with Patrick Mahomes confident enough in his arm strength and ball placement to give him a chance in one-on-one situations, but he won't be much more than a weak FLEX in Week 16.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin is active for the Chiefs.

Benjamin is making his Chiefs debut a week after signing with the team. He's not a highly-recommended fantasy option for the second week of the fantasy playoffs, as he's likely to be the No. 4 receiver even with Sammy Watkins (foot) out. Benjamin will likely need a touchdown—and his role might only be in the red zone—to deliver fantasy value this week.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

The Chiefs are signing Kelvin Benjamin, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Kansas City has a deep receiving group already, so this adds even more depth for a team headed to the postseason. Benjamin is not a recommended fantasy pickup as someone that'll likely be the fourth receiver at best behind Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Chris Conley (not to mention Travis Kelce and the running backs), but he could be a difference-maker as another big weapon in the red zone in real life. This is a good spot for Benjamin to rebuild his value.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin has been released by the Bills.

A first-round pick of the Panthers in 2014, Benjamin was traded to Buffalo last year for a third- and seventh-round picks, but he never found his footing with the Bills. This is a definite surprise, but it's not exactly shocking after the big-bodied wideout failed to establish himself as a No. 1 target for rookie quarterback Josh Allen, especially considering he once declined to run routes with the young signal-caller before a game earlier this season. Benjamin finishes his Buffalo career with 39 receptions, 571 yards, and two touchdowns in 16 games. He will now hit waivers and could perhaps find a new team that's in playoff contention.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches two passes in Week 13.

Benjamin gained 20 yards on his two receptions, and he also had a drop and a pass intended for him intercepted. Many have questioned the big receiver's effort, but no matter the effort he's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups heading into the fantasy playoffs.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches 32-yard pass in win over the Jaguars.

It was his only reception of the game. Benjamin has struggled this year, and he's unlikely to break out of it with a matchup against Xavien Howard coming up in Week 13. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin did not catch a pass against the Jets.

Benjamin is obviously off the fantasy radar right now, and it wouldn't be surprising if the Bills cut the former first-round pick of the Panthers at some point this season.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches four passes in Week 9.

Benjamin was targeted a team-high nine times against the Bears, gaining 40 yards on his four receptions. The big receiver can't be trusted in fantasy lineups right now.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches two passes against the Patriots.

Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore shadowed Benjamin throughout the night, and he basically shut down the massive receiver. Benjamin was targeted seven times in the Week 8 loss, catching two passes for 45 yards; and one reception was a 40-yarder where Benjamin probably got away with a push-off. Veteran quarterback Derek Anderson appeared frustrated with Benjamin on at least one occasion, and the former first-round pick hasn't quite played like a No. 1 receiver to this point in the season. He'll look to have his first 75-yard game of the year next week against Chicago.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches four passes in Week 7.

Benjamin gained 71 yards on his four receptions (five targets) in the Bills' loss to the Colts. This was Benjamin's highest receiving total of the season, as he hadn't hit the 50-yard mark prior to this game. The big receiver is difficult to trust against Stephon Gilmore and the Patriots next week.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin caught two passes for 43 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

It was Benjamin's season-high for yards thanks to a 39-yard reception. The former first-round pick has hurt his stock perhaps more than anyone this year as he potentially hits free agency after the season, and apparently declining to work on routes before the game with Josh Allen doesn't help his value at all. Benjamin gets a beatable cornerback group next week against the Colts, but there are probably more reliable fantasy options to consider in all formats.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin caught one pass for 11 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Benjamin was targeted a team-high five times, but it's been a struggle for the big-bodied receiver so far this season. While he doesn't need to be owned in redraft leagues, perhaps he can make an impact with a softer schedule over the next handful of weeks. The Bills travel for Houston for Week 6.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches one pass in Week 4.

Benjamin's lone reception in the Bills' loss went for 34 yards. Benjamin took a big hit from Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and briefly left the game to be evaluated for a possible concussion, but he was able to return. Benjamin is on pace for 28 receptions, 368 yards, and four touchdowns this season.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin is being evaluated for a head injury.

Benjamin went to the locker room and is presumably headed into concussion protocol. We'll update you if he returns to the game or is ruled out.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin caught three passes for 29 yards in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Benjamin was shadowed by Xavier Rhodes in a game that Buffalo led throughout and aired it out just 22 times, but he dropped a would-be touchdown on a slant that Josh Allen placed right in his belly. So far, KB has disappointed fantasy owners, but we'll see if he can get going with the schedule lightening up after he tough stretch to start the year. Consider him a FLEX option against the Packers next week.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (hip) was a full participant in practice.

After a limited session yesterday, a full participation should mean Benjamin is ready to go for Week 3. We'll update you if Benjamin happens to be listed on the injury report, but expect him to play against the Vikings. He's a riskier FLEX with a matchup against Xavier Rhodes and company.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (hip) was limited in practice.

It's just the start of the week, so a limited participation was a good sign. This is just something to keep an eye on. We'll track Benjamin's practice status throughout the week and up until the official injury report for the game is released sometime Friday.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin scores in loss to the Chargers.

Benjamin caught a three-yard touchdown on a nice throw by Josh Allen on the final possession of the game, and he finished with two receptions for 19 yards. Keep the big-bodied receiver out of lineups against Xavier Rhodes and the Vikings in Week 3, but the schedule lightens up starting in Week 4.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches one pass in Week 1.

Benjamin was targeted seven times against the Ravens, but he was in the same boat of most Bills player in that he struggled to get anything going. Benjamin gained ten yards on his lone reception. He'll look to bounce back next week against the Chargers.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin has looked "night and day" compared to last season.

Dominic LoVallo of BuffaloBills.com outlined why he believes Benjamin could have a big jump in production in his first full season with the Bills. LoVallo writes that the fourth-year receiver is now healthy and that "during OTAs Benjamin looked leaner, faster, stronger and he looks like he can jump a lot higher." Benjamin says he couldn't even bend his right leg last season and "it was bad," but he would tough it out and do his best. LoVallo also says Benjamin "will get number one receiver targets" this season. In 2017 between Carolina and Buffalo, Benjamin had just 78 targets, catching 48 passes for 692 yards and three touchdowns. In his first two NFL seasons (aside from 2015 when he missed the year due to a torn ACL), Benjamin had lines of 73/1,008/9 and 63/941/7. If Benjamin is indeed night and day compared to last season, he should his numbers a lot closer to starting fantasy WR production in 2018.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin held to one reception in playoff loss.

It went for nine yards. Benjamin didn't do much since joining the Bills at midseason, but he was dealing with a torn meniscus and battled through it—and a full offseason with the team and a potential change at quarterback via free agency or the draft could give him multi-score upside in 2018. KB will be a decent bounce-back candidate.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin contained as Bills advance to the postseason.

Benjamin caught just two passes for 27 yards, but it was enough to help the Bills get a huge win and make the postseason for the first time this century. KB finishes the season between Buffalo and Carolina with a combined 48/692/3 line in 14 games, and he will look to make a big impact in the playoffs, though it starts in an unenviable spot against Jacksonville next Sunday.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin caught five passes for 70 yards against the Patriots.

Benjamin won some battles against Stephon Gilmore on the perimeter, but it wasn't enough to avoid an eventual blowout. KB could see a lot of the lanky Cordrea Tankersley in Week 17 with the Bills fighting for a playoff spot, but he should be a FLEX option against the Dolphins.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is active against New England.

Benjamin continues to battle through the knee injury that he'll need surgery on after the season. He'll have to contend with Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, but he is the number one wide receiver for Buffalo. All things considered, there are better FLEX options than Benjamin for Week 16.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) will be questionable for Week 16.

Benjamin continues to deal with the knee issue that's plagued him for most of the year, and he's been limited throughout practice this week again. Consider him a game-time decision for Sunday against the Patriots, but we'd expect him to give it a go. Benjamin's game status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Christmas Eve.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin gets two targets against the Dolphins.

Miami has done an excellent job on receivers as of late, and this was no different. Benjamin did catch both of his targets, gaining 20 yards, but hopefully you didn't trust him in fantasy lineups in a matchup with Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard and a secondary that's been lights out lately. Things won't be much easier against Stephon Gilmore and the Patriots in Week 16.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is active against the Dolphins.

Benjamin has been dealing with knee issues throughout the year, but he’ll be out there in a big game with AFC wild card implications. The big receiver does have some risk today, as Xavien Howard has been a lockdown corner recently and could be on him for much of the day—and Benjamin has a risk of aggravating the knee injury like he has a couple times this season.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is officially questionable for Sunday.

Benjamin was limited in practice all week with the knee issue that's been nagging him for most of the year, but he'll probably be out there against the Dolphins. The Bills do play in the early games on Sunday, so we'll know Benjamin's status by 11:30 AM ET, but he has a difficult matchup with a Dolphins secondary that's been playing very well recently.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin scores against the Colts.

Benjamin left briefly with another knee issue, but thankfully he appeared OK when he re-entered the game. Overall, he had three receptions on eight targets for 38 yards and a touchdown, with the score coming on a fade route in the second quarter. It was Buffalo's only touchdown until overtime, as the offenses couldn't get much going in the snowy conditions. Benjamin will be a starting option in fantasy lineups next week versus the Dolphins.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) returns against the Colts.

After a near-ten-minute drive by Indianapolis to tight the game, Benjamin is back in there as his team tries to drive for a field goal to win the game.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin limps off against the Colts.

Benjamin just laid out for a deep ball from Joe Webb in the fourth quarter, and he stayed down for a minute before limping off to the sideline with some help. This could be a re-aaggravation of the knee issue that's bothered him all season, but we'll update you as more information becomes available. Benjamin has the only touchdown of the game in snowy Buffalo right now.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is officially active for Week 14.

He practiced fully during the week, so this was fully expected. The big receiver does have some upside against a subpar Colts secondary, but starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is out with a knee injury. Rookie Nathan Peterman might look Benjamin's way a lot if he's comfortable throwing to him, so there's some upside for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) was a full participant in practice.

The big receiver missed the last two games while dealing with his bothersome knee, but he's ready to return on Sunday. Benjamin does offer some upside against a Colts secondary that hasn't been good against opposing receivers, so you can consider him a low-end FLEX option for Week 14.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is out for Week 13.

Benjamin didn't practice again today, and Bills head coach Sean McDermott went ahead and ruled him out ahead of Sunday's game versus New England. None of Buffalo's wide receivers are recommended fantasy options against a Patriots defense that's been playing very well lately. Consider Benjamin 50/50 for the first week of the fantasy playoffs in Week 14.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) did not practice today.

Despite not having structural damage to his knee, it looks like Benjamin will miss his second-straight game this week. The official injury report will be released tomorrow, so his status might be easier to predict then.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) didn't practice today.

After he didn't practice all week before missing Sunday's game over the Chiefs, this isn't a great start to the week for Benjamin. The big receiver doesn't have any structural damage, but he still might miss a second-straight game this week against the Patriots. We'll update you with his practice status tomorrow.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) has been ruled out for Week 12.

This is not a surprise, as Benjamin was not able to practice at all this week. Fortunately, it's not a serious knee injury for Benjamin, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss more than just this Sunday against the Chiefs.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) isn’t practicing today.

Benjamin seems highly unlikely to suit up on Sunday against the Chiefs, which is a slight downgrade for Tyrod Taylor. No Buffalo receiver gets a big enough boost to be in the FLEX conversation for standard leagues if Benjamin is out.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is day-to-day.

The Bills already announced on Monday that Benjamin didn't suffer any ligament damage to his knee, so this was pretty much expected. Benjamin won't practice today, but there's still a chance he plays this Sunday against the Chiefs. Check back in on his practice status Thursday and Friday.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin does not have any ligament damage to his knee.

This is excellent news, as it looked like Benjamin might've suffered another serious knee injury yesterday against the Chargers. Bills head coach Sean McDermott says they are still evaluating the injury, so it's possible he still misses time, but it might just be another scare like he had earlier in the year.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin gets carted off against the Chargers.

Benjamin was hurt on Buffalo;s opening drive after he caught a short post and appeared to be hit right on the knee. He's currently being carted to the locker room, so this doesn't look good. Before leaving, Benjamin had the one reception for 20 yards, and hopefully he's able to come back at some point to make more big catches for his team. It doesn't look like he'll be back today, though.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin gets six targets in Bills debut.

Benjamin was the number one guy for Tyrod Taylor, and considering the performance of the Bills overall, it was a solid first game in Buffalo. Benjamin caught three passes for 42 yards against the Saints, with a long of 21 yards. He was targeted in the end zone in the game, but couldn't quite come up with it. Benjamin should be a good FLEX option against the Chargers in Week 11.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin will not play tonight against the Jets.

Multiple reports just came out ahead of the active/inactive list set to be released in just over ten minutes, and Benjamin will not be active for the game. Considering he just arrived with the team after being traded from Carolina on Tuesday, this isn't surprising. The Bills will have their usual cast of characters tonight versus the Jets, and none of them are highly-reccomended fantasy options. If you want to play a Bills receiver, Jordan Matthews is likely the safest bet for fantasy points. Benjamin should be ready for Week 10 against the Saints.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

The Bills acquired WR Kelvin Benjamin from the Panthers, according to Adam Schefter.

This one is a shocker, as the 5-3 Panthers sent their number one receiver to their former defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and the Bills in exchange for a third- and seventh-round draft pick. McDermott got to watch Benjamin on the practice field every day, so he probably liked what he saw and wanted to bring him on to his playoff-contending squad. This move probably isn't good for Benjamin's fantasy value, especially for this week as the Bills play Thursday night against the Jets—he might not even be active for the game. However, there's a chance quarterback Tyrod Taylor and Benjamin form a great connection quickly, leading to a sustainment of his fantasy value. On the Carolina side of things, Devin Funchess will now step up as the number one wide receiver, but this could mean even more targets underneath for running back Christian McCaffrey. Rookie Curtis Samuel should also see his snaps increase after this move, but he's not a recommended fantasy pickup outside of deeper leagues.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches 25-yard score in Week 8 win.

Benjamin caught three passes for 39 yards and the touchdown, which saved his fantasy day in a game where offensive production wasn't really there for either team. KB is on pace for 64 receptions, 950 yards, and four touchdowns at the midway point of the season. With an easy schedule down the stretch, he's a buy-low candidate with the hopes that Cam Newton's accuracy and protection both improve. The Panthers take on the Falcons in Week 9.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches three passes against the Bears.

Benjamin was targeted six times in the game, gaining 65 yards on his three receptions. The big receiver did have a huge hand in a pick-six by the Bears, as he had a slant route go off his hands on what looked like it might've been a subpar route. The Panthers should have a better week offensively next Sunday, and Benjamin has a nice matchup against the smaller corners of the Buccaneers.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) will play today, according to Adam Schefter.

Benjamin was dealing with knee soreness and reportedly swelling, but he's good to go against the Bears. His presence is good for Cam Newton and the offense overall, and Benjamin can be inserted into fantasy lineups as a FLEX/WR2 option.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) did not practice today.

The big receiver is dealing with a sore knee still, and though his lack of practice time is a slight concern, he's expected to be ready for Sunday against Chicago. The official injury report for the game will be released some time tomorrow.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) did not practice today.

It's probably a precautionary day or day of rest for Benjamin, who's expected to be fine for Week 7 against the Bears. The hope was that Benjamin would be closer to 100% from his knee issue after the team's mini bye, but he hasn't missed any games and there's no reason to panic.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches nine passes against Philadelphia.

Benjamin gained a team-high 99 yards on his nine receptions (13 targets) in the game, working as a reliable for option for Cam Newton throughout the entire game. Though he did have one drop on a hitch-type of route where he looked like he could've picked up some nice yardage, Benjamin made some very nice catches and took advantage of the Eagles corners. He'll remain a good option in Week 7 against the Bears.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin scores in Week 5 win.

It was a nice catch on a beautiful, 31-yard dime from Cam Newton, and Benjamin finished with four catches for 58 yards and the touchdown. Carolina has a short week to face the Eagles on Thursday night, and it should be a good matchup for KB against unpolished Rasul Douglas and smaller Jalen Mills. He's a quality WR2 play.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is officially active against the Lions.

Benjamin's knee forced him to be limited some throughout the week, but he's ready to go against the Lions. The big receiver is a solid option in fantasy lineups.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) was a limited participant in practice today.

It's a step in the right direction after Benjamin did not practice yesterday. Benjamin is expected to play on Sunday, but the Foxborough turf apparently gave him some issues in their Week 4 win.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) did not practice today.

He's on the injury report, but the team is probably just taking it easy with their top receiver. Benjamin is coming off a four-catch, 104-yard game against New England.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin goes over 100 yards against the Patriots.

The big receiver, who didn't show any limitations after his knee scare last Sunday, caught all four of his targets and gained 104 yards, including a long of 43 yards. The Panthers were able to pickup big chunk plays down the field against New England, and Benjamin was a big part of that. He should be a good option next week against the Lions.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game.

There wasn't really any doubt, but Benjamin will play against the Patriots this weekend. He was a full participant in practice yesterday and today, so Benjamin is probably 100% (close to it, at least) for the game. You can insert Benjamin into your lineup as a WR2/FLEX option.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is on track to play on Sunday.

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said this today at his press conference after practice. Benjamin's knee injury is not considered serious, and it was more of a scare than anything. The Patriots are not an easy matchup, but fantasy owners can insert Benjamin into their fantasy lineups as a guy that could be playing behind against a high-scoring Patriots team.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) did not practice today.

This was expected, but Benjamin—who does not have structural damage in his knee—might be out there tomorrow or Friday for practice. The Panthers could certainly use him in a game against New England they'll probably need to score some points in.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin does not have structural damage to his knee, the team announced.

This is obviously great news and lines up with last night's report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. It sounds like Benjamin could be ready to go on Sunday against New England, but we'll know more in the coming days.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin caught two passes for eight yards before leaving Sunday's game with a knee injury.

The injury isn't expected to be serious, but we'll have an update when one is provided. It still seems like there's a good chance he misses next week's matchup with the Patriots, but at least he shouldn't miss an extended period of time. Even if he's healthy for Week 4, Benjamin is hurting due to Cam Newton's struggles.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

It is not believed that Kelvin Benjamin suffered a serious knee injury, according to Ian Rapoport.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says one source said the receiver is "fine." This is great news after Benjamin had the knee of the ACL he tore a couple years ago bent back, which knocked him out for the game. We should know more for sure over the next few days.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) has been ruled out against the Saints.

Benjamin had his knee bent back badly early in the game, so unfortunately this might be a serious injury for Carolina's number one receiver. The offense is down Greg Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin as they attempt to make a comeback, down 17-6 against the Saints.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin is officially questionable to return against the Saints.

It's officially being classified as a knee injury. Hopefully Benjamin is able to return, but we'll let you know when he either returns to the game or is ruled out.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin leaves game with apparent leg injury.

Benjamin had his leg bent back awkwardly against the Saints, and he walked off the field with a heavy limp. It might not be that serious, but it was the leg he had ACL surgery on a couple years ago. We'll update you with more information as it becomes available.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin caught six passes for 77 yards in Sunday's win over the Bills.

Benjamin bounced back from a quiet Week 1, and he should get better as Cam Newton knocks more rust off. KB gets an appetizing matchup with New Orleans in Week 3, and he will be a strong WR2 play. Benjamin had 11 catches for 142 yards last year in two games against the Saints, so hopefully he can find the end zone this year.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin held to one catch in season opener.

It went for 25 yards. Benjamin was harmed by an inconsistent Cam Newton, but he struggled to gain separation for much of the day. He should be better next week against the Bills' smaller cornerbacks, though rookie Tre'Davious White might be able to stick with him. Benjamin will be a low-end WR2/FLEX.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin draws praise from the Panthers for his preseason play.

Though he entered OTAs overweight, the 6'5" receiver looks far from overweight or out of shape right now. Benjamin caught eight passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns in his limited action this preseason, despite only playing one series with Cam Newton through the three preseason games. Newton said Benjamin has had "an unbelievable training camp." Head coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin is playing "very, very physical" and "he’s running really good routes, he’s a great target, and he presents a good target to the quarterback." Benjamin's weight looks like a thing of the past at this point.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches touchdown from Cam Newton in Week 3 of the preseason.

It was Newton's first preseason action this year as he worked through shoulder soreness, and he ended his only series by hitting Benjamin with a nine-yard slant for a touchdown. Benjamin had four receptions for 36 yards and the touchdown in the game. He looks very good so far this preseason, looking sharp and plucking the ball our of the air using all hands. Benjamin is going around 50 overall in fantasy drafts, and his scoring output will likely determine whether he lives up to that slot.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin catches both targets in exhibition against Tennessee.

The big Panthers receiver had 31 yards on his two receptions. His weight and conditioning don't seem to be much of an issue at this point. We'll see if Benjamin's quarterback Cam Newton can get out there for the team's third preseason game.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Benjamin catches 23-yard touchdown in preseason opener.

KB finished his short time on the field with two catches for 40 yards and the score, which was a beautiful catch in the front corner of the end zone over Jonathan Joseph. Benjamin is looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2016 season, and this was a good first step.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin reported to training camp at 243 pounds.

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Benjamin was "about 270" in April. 270 is obviously not ideal, but Benjamin did say he was in a "dark place" after the passing of his mother. The good news is the receiver is closer to his playing weight, and training camp should help get him in better shape for the season. Benjamin probably doesn't carry a lot of yardage upside, but he definitely has double-digit touchdown potential this year.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

The Panthers are OK with Kelvin Benjamin's weight.

Head coach Ron Rivera wouldn't reveal his weight, but said the big receiver is "where he needs to be." Benjamin's weight was a concern this offseason, but he seems to have the situation settled. Cam Newton's number one receiver is now a season removed from his ACL tear and will look to be more productive this season. Benjamin has 1,949 yards and 16 touchdowns through his two seasons played in the NFL and is currently going in the 9th round of fantasy drafts.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin said "I need to be in the best shape of my life."

Benjamin said he wants to be dominant and let his teammates know he's "back" this season. When Benjamin reported to the team, he was slightly overweight, which he said was "dissapointing," but at least he realizes being in great shape is important and will help him get to the level he wants to reach. Now a full season removed from his ACL tear, Benjamin is someone that offers 1,000-yard, double digit touchdown potential.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin received some "extra treatment" during the Panthers mini camp to get in better shape.

Benjamin reported to the team a little overweight, so he's getting in shape. While you would like to see Benjamin be in tip-top shape with his weight under control, he should have no problem getting to his playing weight for the season. Benjamin will have good touchdown upside this season.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman says the team will pick up Kelvin Benjamin's fifth-year option.

This isn't a surprise. Last season, Benjamin had nearly 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns in his return from a torn ACL in 2015. He's someone a big target Cam Newton can trust, especially on jump ball situations and in the red zone. Benjamin will be with the Panthers through the 2018 season.

Kelvin Benjamin had six catches for 93 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Bucs.

Benjamin had a disappointing 2016 season, but he still finished with 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns in his first year back from a torn ACL. KB will open 2017 as Cam Newton's #1 receiver and should be in for a bounce back if he can stay healthy.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin bounces back in Week 16.

Benjamin had four catches for 63 yards and a touchdown after back-to-back bad performances in Week 14 and Week 15. Cam Newton was able to connect with the big bodied Benjamin against some of Atlanta's smaller corners. Benjamin will be a WR2/FLEX next week against Tampa Bay.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin caught just two-of-four targets against the Redskins.

He had two catches for 20 yards. He was followed by Josh Norman for some of the game, but Benjamin has been struggling for a few weeks now. He's just a FLEX option.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

San Diego shuts down another receiver, this time Kelvin Benjamin.

Benjamin had one catch for 11 yards against the Chargers. Benjamin has struggled along with the Panthers offense recently. He's not an inspiring fantasy option.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Benjamin catches just two-of-nine targets in loss.

He turned the two catches into just 18 yards. He couldn't do anything against the Seahawks in Seattle. On paper, next week looks like a better draw, but the Chargers did just hold another big receiver in Mike Evans in check. Benjamin is just a weak FLEX.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday.

He should be good to go for Sunday against the Seahawks, but isn't a great option in a tough matchup. Come back to check his status in the next couple of days.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin held without a catch for much of the game; eventually scores 44-yard touchdown.

Benjamin finished with two catches for 53 yards and a score. Spending much of the day getting locked up by Sean Smith, KB eventually got deep down the left sideline for a touchdown. It was Benjamin's first double-digit fantasy performance since Week 2. He's not a good start next week in Seattle.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Kelvin Benjamin (shoulder) caught three passes for 56 yards in Thursday night's win over the Saints.

Cam Newton connected with Benjamin on a clutch first down pass late in the game to basically end it, but he was quiet besides that. However, he did injure his shoulder early on, and spent a lot of time on the sidelines. He has a good chance at a bounce back next week against Oakland.

Kelvin Benjamin | Free Agent TE

Benjamin loses crucial fumble in Sunday's loss.

The big wideout caught 7 passes for 84 yards, getting stripped by Marcus Peters on his final catch, which led to the game-winning field goal for Kansas City. The Panthers are now 3-6 heading into Thursday night's matchup with the Saints, where Benjamin will be a WR1 in an expected shootout. The Saints won 41-38 in the first meeting this season.

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