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:
Kelvin Benjamin goes down with an injury when running a route, doesn't look good. pic.twitter.com/e4VOTjEW5A— Jeff Zell (@Jeff_Zell) August 19, 2015
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 FantasyPros.com.
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="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Panthers?src=hash">#Panthers</a> WR Kelvin Benjamin</p>— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/634114996918702080">August 19, 2015</a></blockquote>
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