Kelvin Benjamin, WR Buffalo Bills

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WR Corey Coleman traded to Bills

Sunday, August 5, 2018, 9:26pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

The Browns have traded wide receiver Corey Coleman to the Bills for a draft pick.

UPDATE: Browns received a 2020 seventh-round pick in exchange for Coleman.

Related Players: Kelvin Benjamin, Zay Jones

Fantasy Impact:

Coleman has just 718 yards receiving in two seasons since being a first-round pick of the Browns in 2016. In particular, he has struggled to stay healthy, missing 13 games in that time frame. This trade should present him with an opportunity to prove himself, though. Buffalo does not figure to be a high-volume passing offense, but boast very little at wide receiver. Jordan Matthews and Deonte Thompson vacated 87 targets in this offense from a year ago. If Coleman can beat out Zay Jones, there should be a quality role waiting for him. This is also an opportunity for Buffalo to find their wide receiver of the future for quarterback Josh Allen on the cheap. Kelvin Benjamin will be a free agent at the end of 2018.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

Kelvin Benjamin put up some pretty good numbers his first two years in the NFL—1,949 receiving yards. So, many believe he is capable of being an elite receiver in the NFL. There is little doubt he will be the No. 1 target in the Buffalo passing game. He also is in a contract year which usually motivates players for the next paycheck.

Fantasy Downside

Benjamin fell out of favor in Carolina and was traded to the Bills midseason. That's not usually a good sign. Once with the Bills, Benjamin put up modest numbers. In six games with Buffalo, Benjamin caught 16 of his 27 targets for 217 yards and just one touchdown. He also had some minor knee surgery in January but is expected to be 100 percent for Week 1. Another issue is at quarterback for the Bills which could limit Benjamin's numbers.

2018 Bottom Line

At this point, Benjamin is not even considered a fantasy starter and is probably nothing more than a depth option at this point. His ADP is 118 which puts him as an 11th-round pick. If you draft him, don't expect much, although he could surprise some people if the quarterback situation is stable.

2018 Strength of Schedule - BUF
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
2
@BAL
11
LAC
6
@MIN
29
@GB
15
TEN
24
@HOU
25
@IND
30
NE
9
CHI
22
@NYJ
BYE1
JAX
10
@MIA
22
NYJ
19
DET
30
@NE
10
MIA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@SF1250525.000000-2.53.543/6764.2%
2BUF6770812.830000-7.713.743/6863.2%
3NO28024.000000-0.82.87/5911.9%
4@NE41040426.000000-10.414.457/6390.5%
5@DET4581614.500000-11.815.850/6675.8%
6PHI99901311.000000-9.918.969/8284.1%
7@CHI3650621.670000-6.59.561/7284.7%
8@TB3391713.000000-9.912.947/6572.3%
9@NYJ--------------
10NO3420614.000000-4.27.241/4885.4%
11@LAC1200120.000000-2.03.04/656.2%
12@KC--------------
13NE--------------
14IND3381812.670000-9.812.841/6761.2%
15MIA2200210.000000-2.04.037/6358.7%
16@NE5700714.000000-7.012.052/7074.3%
17@MIA2270313.500000-2.74.745/6767.2%
Per game3.4349.430.215.5714.4200000.006.239.6642.64/65.8664.26%
Totals4869237814.4200000.0087.2135.2597/92264.26%