FALLER – Kelvin Benjamin (WR, CAR)
Following the 2014 season, Kelvin Benjamin was easily the top wideout on the Carolina Panthers. Before the 2015 season even began, however, he was lost for the season. Still, an MVP effort from Cam Newton catapulted the Panthers to the top of the NFC and a Super Bowl appearance. So, it was with that backstory that we entered 2016 with many predicting Benjamin’s return would serve as an upgrade for Carolina.
Unfortunately for Benjamin, the Panthers, and those who drafted the 25-year-old, that has not been reality. Instead, Carolina has regressed significantly and Benjamin has struggled to find the end zone. While he may occasionally post a solid amount of catches and receiving yards, he hasn’t caught a touchdown pass since Week 4. This past week against New Orleans, he was targeted just three times, his lowest total since Week 3, while his yard total was the lowest since the aforementioned Week 4.
While he’s producing enough to warrant keeping him on your team, and perhaps continuing to start, his inability to score is seriously putting a damper on his fantasy potential this season.
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