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13 Kelvin Benjamin WR

Carolina Panthers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%80%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
146795214.2946

Player Updates

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Trio of Panthers receivers pitch in to Sunday victory
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

No Panthers receivers totaled more than five receptions for 47 yards Sunday against Cleveland, but a trio did make decent contributions.

Kelvin Benjamin finished with five catches for 47 yards, including an acrobatic 18-yarder in the second quarter. Fellow wideout Jerricho Cotchery added 46 yards on five receptions while tight end Ed Dickson had two catches for 44 yards. Among them was a huge 34-yarder with time ticking off the clock that iced the victory.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1418620088
Kelvin Benjamin, Greg Olsen benefit from backup
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Going without quarterback Cam Newton, who's sidelined by two fractures in his back, may seem like bad news for the Panthers offense as a whole, but in two games with backup Derek Anderson under center, that hasn't proven to be the case for the team's top two receiving threats, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen.

Benjamin had eight catches for 104 yards Week 15 against Tampa Bay. It was his second game in his last six with more than 75 receiving yards. He's had six of those games in all this season. Two of them have come in Anderson's two starts.

Olsen had 10 catches for 110 yards Week 15 against Tampa Bay. It was his second game in his last seven with more than 75 receiving yards. He's had four of those games in all this season. Two of them have come in Anderson's two starts.

Both players also got 13 targets in Week 15, equaling a season high for Benjamin and setting a season high for Olsen.

Of course, Anderson's 40 pass attempts were more than Newton has had in all but two starts this season, but maybe that's the point. The plays Newton contributes with his legs rob from the potential plays he could make with his arm, which limits Benjamin's and Olsen's targets. If nothing else, it means you should stick with Benjamin and Olsen in Fantasy even if Newton remains sidelined for Week 16 against Cleveland.

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Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin surpasses 100 yards Week 15
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin totaled eight catches for 104 yards during a 19-17 win Week 15 against the Bucs. He was targeted 13 times and his longest catch went 21 yards.

Benjamin surpassed 100 yards for the third time this season. He has 952 receiving yards through 14 games.

The Panthers are back in action Week 16 against the Browns.

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Panthers WR Benjamin held down, but does score in win
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was held to just two receptions Sunday in New Orleans. But one of them got his team kick-started to a blowout victory.

Benjamin caught a 9-yard touchdown pass just over the goal line three minutes into the game. He finished with only 24 yards receiving, however.

He will attempt greater overall production next Sunday against the Buccaneers.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1417737135
History doesn't favor Panthers passing game
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

When Panthers quarterback Cam Newton last faced the Saints at home in Week 9, he threw for 151 yards and an interception. In two meetings with them last year, he threw for 160 and 181 yards. In seven meetings with them for his career, he has averaged just 196.4 passing yards, throwing six touchdown passes, or less than one per game, and five interceptions.

And that's against a team that has historically put up so many points itself that it's forced opponents to abandon the running game, making it historically one of the worst teams against the pass. That's certainly been the case this year. The Saints rank 28th against the pass, allowing 268.4 yards per game, and have given up the seventh-most Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.

And yet that history for Newton is impossible to overlook, especially since the Saints have been more or less the same kind of team during that time. They seem to have him figured out. Certainly, they've gotten enough looks.

That's bad news not only for Newton with the Panthers traveling to New Orleans in Week 14, but also his top target, rookie Kelvin Benjamin, whose production has mirrored Newton's this season. Against the Saints in Week 9, he had two catches for 18 yards.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/7/14TB692261
29/14/14DET246240
39/21/14PIT8115351
49/28/14BAL576281
510/5/14CHI338180
610/12/14CIN749131
710/19/14GB361321
810/26/14SEA494510
910/30/14NO218120
1011/10/14PHI370402
1111/16/14ATL9109221
1311/30/14MIN556300
1412/7/14NO224151
1512/14/14TB8104210
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1712/28/14@ ATL1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2014Carolina Panthers14136795214.251914246
TOTAL14136795214.251914246
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014Carolina Panthers1422.000000.0000
TOTAL1422.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2014Carolina Panthers1411000000
TOTAL1411000000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/240
Birthdate:
2/5/1991
Age:
23
Hometown:
Belle Glade, FL, USA
School:
Florida State
NFL Experience:
0
Awards:
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