Aug 17, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Cyrus Gray (32) tries to run through the tackle of Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Casey Walker (74) during the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Preseason: Carolina Panthers vs Kansas City Chiefs

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We’ve made it!  Football is back, and with that comes the over analyzing  of the preseason, trying to find any advantage we can for our upcoming drafts.  Many fantasy champions are  made in the preseason. From analyzing rookies to scoping out all of the off-season moves, I will try to help you prepare as well.   This series has to do with fantasy trends from this weeks bevy of preseason games.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my rundowns of the preseason games!  Stayed tuned for breakdowns of every preseason game here.

Benjamin is already a favorite target of Cam Newton. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers vs Kansas City Chiefs

  1. Jonathan Stewart looked good on the ground, picking up two touchdowns with 26 yards on two carries.  Despite his positive performance, he should still be avoided given the fact that he has only played 15 games in the past two seasons.
  2. Kelvin Benjamin ended his night with two receptions for 41 yards.  He looks to be the number one receiver on this team for Cam Newton, and should be drafted everywhere.  Benjamin is in the best situation for him to succeed, with virtually no competition around him and a low enough ADP to minimize the risk.
  3. Travis Kelce had another monster day, grabbing a 43 yard catch for a touchdown.  Kelce has had two impressive performances, but with Anthony Fasano being listed as the starter, Kelce’s performance is irrelevant for now.
  4. Dwayne Bowe was impressive last night following a string of reports from camp stating that he is in the best shape of his life.  He ended his night with six targets, grabbing five for 62 yards.  Bowe could be a nice sleeper pick up given the fact that defenses will be preparing for Jamaal Charles.
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Tags: Cam Newton Carolina Panthers Dwayne Bowe Jonathan Stewart Kansas City Chiefs Kelvin Benjamin

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