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Kelvin Benjamin Injury Update: Panthers WR has torn ACL

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I hate all injuries, but the ones in preseason are especially brutal.  This morning Carolina Panthers second-year wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin had to be carted off the field after going down and appearing to grab his knee.  It was a non-contact injury, and those tend to be the worst kind.  Here is video of the injury from Jeff Zell:

Benjamin had a fantastic rookie year with 73 catches for 1,008 yards and 9 touchdowns.  He was a late-round steal in drafts last season.  You wouldn't have gotten him for the same discount this year- his ADP is 34.2 according to

This could also have an effect on Scam Cam Newton's value.  Newton is a really valuable fantasy asset because of his rushing numbers, but taking away his #1 receiver won't help anything.


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It’s a torn ACL for <a href="">#Panthers</a> WR Kelvin Benjamin</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="">August 19, 2015</a></blockquote>

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