Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins reportedly re-injured his foot in Thursday's practice. The Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger reports that Watkins is expected to miss another 4-6 weeks. That timeline would knock him out for the rest of the regular season and potentially cost him playoff games. Kansas City will move forward with WRs Chris Conley, Demarcus Robinson and newly signed Kelvin Benjamin behind Tyreek Hill. Conley is the only viable fantasy option and looks like a boom-or-bust WR3 the rest of the way.
The Chiefs have signed WR Kelvin Benjamin. It's an intriguing landing spot on paper, but Benjamin has simply been bad in Buffalo these past 2 seasons. And it's far too late in the season to expect him to make a fantasy impact. He can be left on your waiver wire.
The Bills have released WR Kelvin Benjamin. The news sounds bigger than it actually is. Benjamin's playing time has been in decline, and he's totaled just 9 targets over the past 3 games. Zay Jones had already emerged as Buffalo's clear #1 WR. Benjamin turns just 28 in February but has now seen his receiving yardage drop each season since he entered the league. We'll see where he lands.
The Bills have named QB Josh Allen their starter for Week 2, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That's no shock after Nathan Peterman's indefensibly bad start against the Ravens in Week 1. If Buffalo's willing to insert its 1st-round pick into that environment, why not go ahead and kick off the Allen Era officially against the Chargers? This, of course, remains a hands-off fantasy situation. Allen, though, brings much more fantasy upside than Peterman with his combo of arm strength and rushing ability. The latter, in particular, makes the Bills rookie stash worthy in 2-QB leagues. Allen's skill set also looks like a better fit for WR Kelvin Benjamin, though we'd like to see Benjamin actually do something before using him in fantasy lineups. Benjamin managed 1 catch on 7 targets at Baltimore.
The forecast for today's Bills-Ravens game calls for a 100% chance of rain and 15 mph winds with gusts up to 21 mph. This had the makings of a low-scoring, run-heavy game anyways, and this weather only makes that more likely. Try to avoid the Bills passing game. Ravens WRs Michael Crabtree and John Brown are still fine WR3s.
Bills insider Sal Capaccio says the team's top 5 WRs are set -- and Corey Coleman isn't 1 of them. That would put him in danger of not making the final roster, as the team is also reportedly enamored with rookie Ray-Ray McCloud as a potential special-teams contributor and reserve WR. Keeping guys like Rod Streater and Andre Holmes over Coleman would seem crazy, but HC Sean McDermott will make the former Brown earn his spot. Coleman is no more than a late-round flier in best-ball leagues at this point. Capaccio says Kelvin Benjamin, Zay Jones and Jeremy Kerley are the Bills' top 3 WRs.
The Bills' team site reports that WR Kelvin Benjamin has "looked leaner, stronger and most importantly faster" on the field during OTAs compared with last year. We obviously have to keep the source of that report in mind, and no one around here is about to get psyched up for an already-inconsistent WR with A.J. McCarron and/or Josh Allen throwing him passes. But it's worth noting that he seems all the way back from meniscus surgery. And with a WR48 ADP in May MFL10 drafting, Benjamin -- the likely #1 in Buffalo -- is worth at least considering in the double-digit rounds of best-ball drafts. We'll see how his ADP and the Bills offense trend through the summer.
Bills HC Sean McDermott said at the Combine Wednesday that WR Kelvin Benjamin is recovering from surgery. It was presumably on the torn right meniscus he suffered on November 19. Benjamin missed the next 2 weeks and was noticeably slowed the rest of the way. McDermott expects him to be ready for the start of the offseason conditioning program in April.
Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He’s playing through a torn meniscus that will eventually require surgery. Benjamin shouldn’t be in in Week 16 fantasy lineups.
Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Patriots after putting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. He’s been ineffective playing through his torn meniscus, totaling just 5 catches over the past 2 games.
Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. He played just 61% of the offensive snaps last Sunday and was limited in practice all this week. Benjamin is a shaky Week 15 fantasy play.
Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins after a limited week of practice. We’ll find out his status by noon ET, but Benjamin can’t be trusted in fantasy lineups after being unable to make it through last week’s game.
Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He re-aggravated his knee injury last weekend, but the fact that he's on the field early in the week gives him a shot to play against the Dolphins on Sunday. He'd be no better than a low-end WR3 for that one.
Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin re-injured his knee in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Colts. He posted a 3-38-1 line on 7 targets before exiting. We'll look for an update on Benjamin after the Snow Bowl.
Update: Benjamin returned late in the 4th quarter for a play but then hobbled off again.
Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) isn't listed on the final injury report after practicing all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. So it doesn’t look like that knee will be an issue. But we'd still have trouble trusting Benjamin in Week 14 fantasy lineups, especially if it’s Nathan Peterman under center.
Bills HC Sean McDermott said WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) "looks good" to play against the Colts this weekend. We'll see. The team has been over-optimistic about Benjamin's status all along. He won't be more than a WR4 in a struggling passing game if he suits up.
Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Patriots. The team continues to label him "day-to-day" with his torn meniscus, but Benjamin doesn't look close to a return. Zay Jones will continue to operate as Buffalo's #1 WR this weekend.
The Bills announced on Monday that WR Kelvin Benjamin has a torn meniscus. The team is calling him day-to-day, but players miss an average of 4.9 games with this injury, according to SportsInjuryPredictor.com. 59% miss 4+ weeks. We'll continue to track Benjamin's status, but don't be surprised if he's sidelined for a few more games. He's droppable in shallower fantasy leagues.
Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) didn't travel with the team to Kansas City and is out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He didn't practice all week and is no lock to return for Week 13. Zay Jones and Jordan Matthews (questionable, knee) figure to serve as Buffalo's top 2 WRs tomorrow.
Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. He didn’t practice all week, though, so we’d be surprised if he plays. WR Jordan Matthews (knee), meanwhile, is also listed as questionable but put in 3 limited practices this week. We’ll find out his status by noon ET on Sunday, but Matthews is just a desperation fantasy play if he suits up.
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