2014 Fantasy Football Sleeper Candidate: Kelvin Benjamin Will Shine

By Luis Tirado Jr.
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Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is a man on a mission these days. The speedy rookie of the Carolina Panthers has some obstacles ahead, but nothing will stop him of pursuing the ultimate goal of scoring plenty of touchdowns for his team. Despite some uncertainty about the longevity of quarterback Cam Newton due to injury, Benjamin should still be a viable threat in the Panthers’ offensive system. Throughout training camps and preseason football, Benjamin has shown glimpses of being a key contributor in giving the Panthers a much needed boost in their passing game.

As the majority of receivers for the Panthers bolted via free agency, it created a huge opportunity for Benjamin to become a true receiving threat on the team and step up into a starting role. As he keeps standing out every single time he is on the field, many project him to be a true sleeper candidate when it comes to fantasy football.

It’s no secret that while many owners would rather go after more established veteran receivers to rack up fantasy points, making Benjamin a priority on your draft list should be done as he will deliver in the clutch. He’s projected to put up some big numbers this season which can only result in bigger smiles for owners everywhere.

Benjamin should make a huge impact this season provided that Newton can stay healthy and make him his go-to option. With no other real offensive threat options to throw to, a synergy is expected to happen between the two that should result in plenty of touchdowns and big plays as the season progresses.

If you have an extra pick between the middle and late rounds of your fantasy football draft, make drafting Benjamin a reality. Doing so will enable you to reap the benefits of the strong possibility that Benjamin will enjoy a breakout season.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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