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Martellus Bennett | Tight End

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Texas A&M
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Martellus Bennett secured 8-of-11 targets for 59 yards in the Bears' Week 17 loss to the Vikings.
In a breakout second season under Marc Trestman, Bennett set career highs in receptions (90), yards (916), and touchdowns (6). Bennett is 27 years old with a secure future in Chicago. His 2015 base salary is a reasonable $4.9 million. Bennett will return as a mid-range to low-end TE1 in fantasy leagues next season. It's worth noting that his 2014 production was a bit puffed up by injuries to Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery over the course of the season, leading to more targets than ever for "Black Unicorn." Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:11:00 PM

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Martellus Bennett caught one pass for zero yards in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Lions.

Bennett was targeted just three times while Alshon Jeffery and Marquess Wilson combined for 25. That may have been part of the gameplan as a Bears offensive line without Kyle Long tried to protect Jimmy Clausen. In the previous four games, Bennett averaged 9.7 targets per day. The Bears wrap the season against the Vikings next week.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Martellus Bennett caught four passes for 36 yards in the Bears' Week 15 loss to the Saints.

He was targeted six times, but Jay Cutler completed just 15 passes. It was an ugly night for the entire Chicago passing offense. Bennett did secure a two-point conversion, though, following Marquess Wilson's one-yard touchdown. Bennett gets the Lions in Week 16. He went 8-109 against them on Thanksgiving.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:12:00 AM

Martellus Bennett caught 12-of-15 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's Week 14 loss to the Cowboys.

With Brandon Marshall (ribs) ailing, Bennett stepped up for the Bears in the middle of the field. He did so even as he played through a foot issue of his own. Bennett got rolled up in ugly fashion early in the second half, but never checked out of the game even as he limped. Bennett is now up to 821 yards receiving, a new Bears record for tight ends. He'll remain a high-end TE1 for Week 15 against the Saints.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 12:09:00 AM

Martellus Bennett (foot) is probable for Week 14 against the Cowboys.

Bennett is a locked-in TE1 for Thursday night against a Dallas defense bleeding points to the position all season. Marty B posted an 8-109-0 line on Thanksgiving.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 01:18:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (foot) was limited in Monday's practice.

Coming off a 109-yard effort against the Lions, Bennett is fully expected to be ready for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. He'll be a TE1.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 02:59:00 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 8-of-12 targets for 109 yards in Chicago's Week 13 loss to the Lions.

Both the catches and yards were Bennett's second most of the season, as he did yeoman's work over the middle of the field for a Bears team committed to dinking and dunking. With four games to go, Bennett is on pace for 87/983/7. All three totals would be new career highs.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 4-of-7 targets for 37 yards Week 12 against the Bucs.

Bennett was quiet along with the rest of the Bears passing game. He went up high for a 26-yard grab on Chicago's opening drive of the third quarter, but he was held in check the rest of the day despite seeing a team-high seven targets. Bennett will remain a borderline TE1 against the Lions on Thanksgiving day.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 4-of-4 targets for 29 yards in the Bears' Week 11 win over the Vikings.

Bennett has taken a backseat in Chicago's passing attack since Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall recovered from early-season injuries. The return of promising No. 3 wideout Marquess Wilson could also cut into Bennett's targets, looking forward. "Marty B" does get a more favorable matchup in Week 12 against a Buccaneers defense that is leaky versus tight ends.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 11.

Bennett will start against the Vikings. You can see where Black Unicorn lands in Rotoworld's Week 11 fantasy football rankings at the link below.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 03:10:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (ribs) returned to Bears practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Bennett should be fine for Sunday's game against the Vikings after avoiding setbacks in Week 10. He's a mid-range TE1.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 02:11:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (ribs) is not practicing Wednesday.

Bennett missed practice all last week before playing against the Packers. He should be fine for Week 11 against the Vikings as a mid-to-low TE1 option.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Martellus Bennett caught two passes for 45 yards in Sunday night's loss to the Packers.

Bennett played through his rib injury and didn't appear limited. The Bears struggled to move their offense against the Packers, and he failed to convert his only red-zone look. Bennett had six targets, behind only Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall. He'll be a mid-range TE1 for Week 11 against the Vikings.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 12:50:00 AM

Martellus Bennett (ribs) is active for Sunday night's Week 10 game against the Packers.

Bennett will play through his rib injury despite getting in limited practice this week. He'll be a mid-range TE1 against a Packers defense allowing an average of 280 pass yards and three touchdowns over the the last two games. The Bears inactives are CB Terrance Mitchell, LB Khaseem Greene, LB Darryl Sharpton, OT Eben Britton, DE David Bass, LB DeDe Lattimore and TE Blake Annen.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 07:10:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter says Martellus Bennett (ribs) remains a game-time decision for Sunday night's game at Green Bay.

Schefter noted that the Bears called up practice squad TE Blake Annen Saturday, typically a bad sign in situations like this. However, Bennett did say on Friday that he'll "probably" play and rib injuries are usually a matter of pain tolerance. We'd still consider him a true game-time call, leaving owners in an impossible situation given the 8:30pm ET start. You would need to have SNF or MNF alternatives if you wait on Bennett.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 11:54:00 AM