Kelvin Benjamin

Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 245
College: Florida State
Birth Place: Belle Glade, Florida
Draft: 2014 1st round (28th pick) by the
  • Kelvin Benjamin caught 1-of-2 targets for 17 yards in the Chiefs' Week 15 loss to the Chargers.
    Advice: Benjamin stood like a statue on the right sideline for his first Chiefs reception. His job down the stretch will be to be a big body for a Chiefs offense that is getting tripped up a bit by injury and the loss of Kareem Hunt. Even if Sammy Watkins remains sidelined, Benjamin will not make fantasy noise in Weeks 16 and 17.
  • Kelvin Benjamin had one reception for 17 yards Thursday in the Kansas City Chiefs' 29-28 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
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  • The Kansas City Star's Lynn Worthy says it's "unlikely" that Kelvin Benjamin will play an extended amount in the Week 15 game against the Chargers.
    Advice: Benjamin has only been in the building for one week and the Chiefs haven't guaranteed that Benjamin will be active on Thursday. If he does suit up, beat reporters don't expect Benjamin to be used as a starting receiver despite Sammy Watkins (foot) being week to week. Even with Patrick Mahomes leading one of the best offenses in the league, Benjamin will be no more than a low-floor WR5 if he ends up being active in Week 15.
  • Benjamin has signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs after being released by the Bills earlier this week.
    Advice: The Chiefs have a need for wide receiver depth with Sammy Watkins (foot) likely out for the rest of the regular season. Benjamin, a major disappointment during his time in Buffalo, still doesn't figure to make a significant impact. The former first-round pick of the Panthers has managed just 23 catches and one touchdown in 12 games this season.
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  • Kelvin Benjamin is not expected to play in Week 14 against the Ravens.
    Advice: With such a short turnaround, Benjamin won't be active against the Ravens this week. Chris Conley will continue being used as the team's default second wideout, as he has on 91.5% of snaps the past three games in place of Watkins. Conley's only seen a 16% target share in that stint. Look for Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce to continue being leaned on against Baltimore's top-ranked pass defense.
  • ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent WR Kelvin Benjamin is visiting the Chiefs on Thursday.
    Advice: Benjamin offered nothing but poor effort his 18 games with the Bills, but he did have two relatively successful seasons in Carolina before being traded. If he is motivated, he could be a solid and cheap depth signing for a team with Super Bowl aspirations like the Chiefs. Kansas City currently has Chris Conley and Demarcus Robinson behind Tyreek Hill and an injured Sammy Watkins.
  • Chiefs signed WR Kelvin Benjamin.
    Advice: It's a one-year contract, so Benjamin will be a free agent in March, but this is one of the best landing spots for Benjamin, who was waived by the Bills two days ago. Benjamin could see significant snaps in the playoffs as the Chiefs No. 3 receiver behind Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins, if Benjamin is able to pick up the offense quickly. Benjamin's signing is bad news for Chris Conley, but Benjamin is only worth a pickup in deep leagues as a bench stash.
  • Free agent WR Kelvin Benjamin went unclaimed on waivers.
    Advice: Benjamin was never going to get claimed for the remainder of his $8-plus million salary. ESPN's Adam Schefter expects Benjamin to resurface quickly. An underachiever in Buffalo, Benjamin should land a veteran minimum deal.
  • Bills waived WR Kelvin Benjamin.
    Advice: It was an overdue move. A complete liability on the field, Benjamin notoriously refused to work on routes with rookie QB Josh Allen before a game earlier this season. Sunday, Benjamin at one point appeared surprised to be targeted. As the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero pointed out, it was an unusual reaction for, you know, a wide receiver. A one-dimensional player who has not been good at his dimension for some time, Benjamin scored two touchdowns in 18 games as a Bill. Going on 28, his phone is not going to be ringing off the hook.