2014 DRAFT GUIDE
 #32 Cedric Benson
 Pos: Running Back
NFL Team: ---
Injury: OK
 Experience: 8
College: Texas
Height: 71
Weight: 227
Born: 12/28/1982
 Year  Tm  Gm  Rush  Yds  TDs  Fum  Catch  Yds  TDs  Tgt 
2012GNB571248111497015
2011CIN152731067621582022
2010CIN1632111117528178137
2009CIN1330112516017111024
2008CIN1221474721201850-

Summary

Running Back Rank: #299All Players: #1161
Benson signed with the Packers shortly before the start of the season and eventually grabbed the starter's job for the team. Unfortunately, Benson injured his foot Week 5 and missed the rest of the season, requiring surgery on the Lis franc injury. Benson has 345 total yards in five games before the injury. He rushed for 80-plus yard two of five games. He averaged just 3.5 yards per carry, though, which wasn't too impressive. Benson had three straight 1,000-yard seasons before last year. At age 30 and coming off a major foot injury, his best days are likely behind him. Benson can still help in spot duty but don't expect him to carry the load at running back anymore. Benson doesn't have great speed, but runs with power and has good moves for his size. Benson can also do alright in the passing game, catching 14 or more passes six straight seasons.
FANTASY OUTLOOK
Benson isn't much of a fantasy help these days. He might help in a pinch if he gets a start or two but don't expect much. He could get around 600 total yards and a few scores if he ends up getting consistent work in a reserve role.

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Notes

Free-agent RB Cedric Benson (Packers) is working out and hopes to land a tryout with an NFL team.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
The Green Bay Packers are not re-signing RB Cedric Benson (foot) Wednesday, April 24. The team wanted to get an update on a foot issue he is dealing with.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to meet with free agent RB Cedric Benson (foot) Wednesday, April 23. Benson is almost completely healed from a lisfranc injury.
Fantasy Impact: Benson could get a chance to compete for the starting job in Green Bay if he can prove he is healthy.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Free-agent RB Cedric Benson (foot) is getting closer to 100 percent, and he is on teams' radars.
Fantasy Impact: Benson is likely to get a chance from some team this year.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
The Green Bay Packers may be willing to re-sign impending free-agent RB Cedric Benson this offseason but likely would give him only a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Impending free-agent RB Cedric Benson (Packers) paid fines for a trio of traffic citations in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. He still faces another animal at-large citation based on allegations that his two Rottweilers attacked 17 calves on a neighbor's farm in December. Benson goes to court on that citation Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Cedric Benson could very well return as the team's starting running back in 2013. 'I think there's a chance for that,' Benson said. 'At least I sure hope there is. I've been around a long time, and I know it's a strange league. But I really hope I get another chance here.'
Fantasy Impact: We aren't so sure that happens as the Packers seem likely to try to get younger at the position.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent Cedric Benson (foot) is still wearing a walking foot on his surgically repaired foot but believes he will be ready for the start of training camp.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent Cedric Benson (foot) indicated that he would like to re-sign with the Packers this offseason.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
The Green Bay Packers feel the need to find a lead back heading into the 2013 season, and that man may not be on the current roster. The Packers shuffled through as many as six running backs this season and weren't satisfied with any of their options. Among the unrestricted free agents they could target this offseason include St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson, Miami Dolphins RB Reggie Bush, Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones and New York Jets RB Shonn Greene. Green Bay would likely be interested in Jackson in the secondary market because he'll be 30 this year. The Packers had some success using RBs DuJuan Harris, Alex Green and James Starks, but only enough to occasionally draw an opponent's safety into the box. 'If you're running the ball and they're closing the middle of the field and bringing an extra guy down, it obviously plays to our strengths as a pass group,' running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said. 'There were times when I thought we forced their hand and they had to stop it, but we'd obviously like to be more consistent and more productive from start to finish.' Harris has plenty of potential, but his lack of size led him to wear down at the end. Green Bay is unlikely to take another chance with RB Cedric Benson and the team might not be willing to pay Starks $1.323 million given his injury history.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

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