Kelvin Benjamin Injury Updates

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 (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.

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) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Sean McDermott labeled him "day-to-day." Benjamin avoided a serious injury but is no better than 50/50 to play against the Chiefs this weekend.

Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin has no ligament damage in his right knee, HC Sean McDermott said Monday. That should at least rule out a long-term absence. We're still waiting for more details on the injury and Benjamin's status for this weekend's game vs. the Chiefs.

Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin injured his knee on the 1st possession of Sunday's game against the Chargers and was quickly ruled out for the rest of the day. We'll pass along more details as soon as we get them.

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bears after returning to practice on Friday. He sat out early in the week with knee swelling. HC Ron Rivera labeled Benjamin “probable” after Friday’s workout — a tag that’s no longer an option on the official injury report. Fantasy owners can pencil Benjamin into fantasy lineups for now. Just check back Sunday morning to make sure he’s active.

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is not listed on the final Week 4 injury report. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday, so that knee shouldn’t be an issue against the Patriots this weekend. Despite QB Cam Newton’s struggles, Benjamin is worth getting into fantasy lineups for that plus matchup.

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. He did do some stretching and rode a stationary bike, per insider Joe Person. Benjamin dodged a serious knee injury but is still no better than 50/50 for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

An MRI on Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's left knee revealed no structural damage, ESPN's David Newton reports. "Now it is how fast Benjamin responds to treatment," Newton adds. "Too early to tell for this week." So it sounds like Benjamin is iffy for Week 4 but avoided a long-term injury. We'll track his progress throughout the week. WR Devin Funchess and RB Christian McCaffrey will be the 2 best target bets in Carolina for however long Benjamin is out.

A source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin avoided a major knee injury and is "fine." Benjamin's injury was particularly worrisome because it's the same left knee in which he tore his ACL 2 years ago. It sounds like he dodged a repeat of that. We should get more details over the next 24 hours.

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Saints with a left knee injury. The leg was bent awkwardly beneath him after making a catch in the 1st quarter. This is the same knee in which Benjamin tore his ACL back in 2015. Stay tuned for updates.

Update: Benjamin has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen told reporters after Sunday's win over the Bills that he has a broken foot. We should get a timetable for his return sometime over the next 24 hours, but Olsen figures to be sidelined upwards of 8 weeks. He's a candidate for IR-designated-to-return. The injury strips Carolina of its most reliable pass-catcher. Olsen has posted 77+ catches and 1,000+ yards in 3 straight seasons. And he hasn't missed a game since his 2007 rookie year. Ed Dickson will step in as the Panthers' starting TE but won't be much of a fantasy option. Most of Olsen's target figure to go to Kelvin Benjamin, Christian McCaffrey and Devin Funchess.

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (shoulder) is not listed on the team's final injury report. He was held out of Wednesday's practice but returned to a limited workout on Thursday and was a full-go on Friday. The shoulder isn't a concern, but a matchup with CB Richard Sherman and the Seahawks leaves Benjamin as a WR3 for Week 13.

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with a knee issue. HC Ron Rivera said afterward that Benjamin's knee is "sore." That's better than him suffering a new injury during practice. You can tentatively expect Benjamin to play against the Saints this weekend, but check back tomorrow for another update.

Beat writer Joseph Person called Panthers WR Devin Funchess the “star” of OTAs. The Michigan product has shown “terrific” hands while looking more “fluid” as a route runner. Checking in at 6’4, 225 pounds, there’s plenty of room for the 22-year-old Funchess to grow. He’s an intriguing target in drafts, especially if Kelvin Benjamin (torn ACL) struggles to reach pre-injury form.

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is expected to be a "full go" for the start of training camp this summer, according to insider Joe Person.  Benjamin missed the entire 2015 season after tearing his ACL in camp last August.  “Kelvin has worked his fanny off,” GM Dave Gettleman said at the Combine. “He really has taken the bull by the horns. Like any other young kid it took him a couple weeks to get over the woe-is-me stuff and understand it’s time to go. He’ll be doing some things this spring and he’ll be ready to go for training camp.”  Benjamin resumed jogging in December and has recently started cutting.  He'll be almost 13 months removed from the injury when the 2016 season kicks off.  Benjamin was a top 16 WR as a rookie and will be playing with an improved Cam Newton this year.

Per multiple reports, Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin hurt his left knee at practice Wednesday morning and left the field on a cart. He reportedly put no weight on the leg as he was helped to the cart. We'll obviously be watching for updates on a pretty serious situation for the player, team and fantasy drafters. Benjamin would leave a lot of targets on the field if his injury proves serious.

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin is ready for the start of training camp.  That wasn't a given at certain points this offseason, when he was overweight and sidelined by hamstring injuries.  “I'm looking to go full when we go into camp," Benjamin said. “I’m feeling good. I’m looking forward to it. I’m excited."  We'll continue to track the 2nd-year WR's health and conditioning, but don't consider it a concern for now.

Panthers HC Ron Rivera expects WR Kelvin Benjamin to be a full-go for the start of training camp.  It was a rough offseason for the 2nd-year receiver.  Benjamin reported to OTAs overweight and then dealt with injuries to both hamstrings.  He'll be worth keeping a close eye on in August.  After a 15th-place PPR finish as a rookie, Benjamin is being selected in the late 3rd round of drafts this summer.

 
 
 

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