Benjamin turned in a productive game, hauling in seven passes for 75 yards. He was Cam Newton's favorite option, picking up a team-high 10 targets. Benjamin was solid early in the contest, but didn't really pick up his big gains until the game was nearly out of hand. With Carolina fighting to get back in the game, Benjamin hauled in catches of 12, 15 and 28 yards in the fourth quarter.
Benjamin also had a shot at a third touchdown, but could not get both feet in bounds after making a tremendous catch in the back of the end zone in the second quarter.
Olsen caught two of three passes thrown his way for 27 yards. He has 84 catches for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns this season. Benjamin turned in five targets into one catch for 9 yards. He finishes his rookie campaign with 73 catches for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns.
The Panthers will advance to the first round of the playoffs next week against Arizona.
Going without quarterback Cam Newton, who's sidelined by two fractures in his back, may seem like bad news for the
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.
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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