College: Arizona State | 2 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 207 lbs
Birth Date: 4/13/1999
2022 Bye Week: 13
Total Pts: 25
Avg Pts: 1.47
Rank: 98 RB
Benjamin found the field some his second season in the NFL, rushing for 118 yards and a touchdown in nine games. He will try to move up the depth chart this year and get a little more playing time with the Cardinals. Benjamin has the makeup of a three-down back. He is an elusive back with good wiggle and speed. He will try to make the big play too much, though, causing some indecisiveness.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Benjamin might get a little more work this year but probably not enough to be fantasy relevant. He could get around 300 or 400 total yards with a few scores.
|Week 7||0.70||Eno Benjamin 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)|
|Week 9||9.90||Eno Benjamin 39 rushing yds (3.90 pts)|
Eno Benjamin 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Eno Benjamin 21 yd rushing TD
|Week 10||2.20||Eno Benjamin 22 rushing yds (2.20 pts)|
|Week 11||2.50||Eno Benjamin 15 rushing yds (1.50 pts)|
Eno Benjamin 5 receiving yds (0.50 pts)
Eno Benjamin 1 reception (0.50 pts)
|Week 13||1.80||Eno Benjamin 1 rushing yd (0.10 pts)|
Eno Benjamin 12 receiving yds (1.20 pts)
Eno Benjamin 1 reception (0.50 pts)
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Arizona Cardinals running back Eno Benjamin is viewed as a "lock" to win the backup running back job out of training camp, according to Blake Murphy of Revenge of the Birds. Benjamin has been competing with veteran Darrel Williams for the No. 2 role behind incumbent starter James Conner. The backup role became vacant when Chase Edmonds departed for Miami this past offseason. Benjamin hasn't seen much usage throughout two pro seasons, totaling just 118 rushing yards, 42 receiving yards, and one touchdown. However, he has looked great throughout camp, and it appears that his time has come to climb to No. 2 on the depth chart.
Arizona Cardinals running back Eno Benjamin has been taking advantage of his repetitions this offseason and has married his quickness, pass protection and receiving abilities into a player who could end up backing up James Conner in 2022. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has raved about Benjamin this offseason. With Chase Edmonds leaving in free agency, Benjamin will be the front-runner to be Conner's backup when training camp starts at the end of July. The 23-year-old former seventh-rounder in 2020 will have to beat out Darrel Williams for the backup job, but if he does, he could be a valuable handcuff to Conner in fantasy. Benjamin didn't play at all in his rookie season, and he carried the ball just 34 times for 118 yards and a touchdown while adding six catches for 42 yards in nine games in 2021.
Dynasty | Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said running back Eno Benjamin "has been terrific." Dynasty Analysis: Strong words from a coach who is normally somewhat quiet about his players. He also mentioned he "looks like he could be a starting running back." While it's great to hear the third-year back is developing, the team signed James Conner to a three-year contract early this year and there's little question he'll be featured as the bell-cow back, leaving Benjamin as a rotational back unless less Conner misses time due to injury. In any case, at only 23 year-of-age, Benjamin should see opportunities and Conner has been far from durable in the past. Benjamin is sparsely ranked as DLF's RB76 and possesses some long-term upside for patient dynasty coaches.
The Cardinals have signed running back Darrel Williams Dynasty Analysis: Williams, now 27, has shown capability as a backup-quality running back along with some ability to handle volume touches as well, including as a receiver. With no proven name behind starter James Conner, Williams seemingly now slides into the RB2 role, pushing down rising younger players Eno Benjamin and 2022 rookie Keaonte Ingram. In 2021, Williams managed 558 yards and six touchdowns as a runner while adding 47 receptions for 452 yards and two additional touchdowns as a receiver. Given Conner's struggles with remaining healthy, it's possible Williams, DLF's RB81 has some sleeper potential should Conner find his was to the trainer's table once again in 2022.