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| I was certainly on the Kelvin Benjamin bandwagon at this time last year and still find myself baffled as to why he wasn't able to do more in 2016. Cam Newton may not be the best passer in the league but he doesn't need to be Drew Brees when throwing to a guy who stands six-foot five-inches tall! Cam Newton threw more passes to his tight end than he did to Benjamin. Greg Olsen is a truly great player, but not finding a way to get one of the hardest players to defend more involved in the passing game was a grave mistake not likely to be repeated in 2017. The gap between Benjamin and the next best receiver is sizable so there should be enough targets to make Benjamin a legit WR1 in the fake game. His touchdown upside makes him extremely attractive after the first two rounds and his current sixth round ADP seems criminally low. If Kelvin Benjamin can post top twenty fantasy points on 117 targets and only one 100-plus-yard game, he can be scary good with even the slightest of rebounds from Newton.
| Kelvin Benjamin's Week 7 status in doubt|
Team reportedly a "little concerned" about swelling in knee
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 19, 7:30 pm
|Kelvin Benjamin's knee has swelled up after taking a shot in (Week 6). HC Ron Rivera said the team is a "little concerned." Same knee as before. (AP - Steve Reed)|
FFToday's Take: Benjamin sported a huge bruise on the outside of his left knee late last week, but he returned for a few snaps and ultimately enjoyed his finest game of the season. It is unknown whether that bruise is the issue or if this is related to his Week 3 left knee injury in which he was pulled down backwards. He did not miss a game with that injury, but it sounds as if owners should not plan on having KB available this week, leaving Devin Funchess as a potential low-end RB2 against the Bears.
| Kelvin Benjamin back at practice|
Normal participation in drills
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 28, 11:23 am
|Kelvin Benjamin appears to be feeling fine. Normal participation in drills and no knee brace. (Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Benjamin missed practice Wednesday after suffering a knee injury in Week 3 but his participation is an encouraging sign for his Week 4 availability. Given the state of the Panthers offense and Cam Newton specifically, it will be hard to trust Benjamin if he plays.
| No structural damage to Kelvin Benjamin's knee|
Panther WR left early in Week 3
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 25, 12:30 pm
|#Panthers coach Ron Rivera confirms WR Kelvin Benjamin’s MRI on his knee showed no structural damage. Good news. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Benjamin finished Sunday with 2 catches for 8 yards after leaving in the first quarter with a knee injury. While no structural damage is good news, Benjamin could still miss some time depending on the diagnosis. We should know more about his availability for Week 4 later in the week.