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Martellus Bennett | Tight End

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Texas A&M
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Martellus Bennett was held to one catch for 15 yards in Chicago's Week 17 loss to the Packers.
The one-catch afternoon was Bennett's first in nine games. Signed through 2016, Bennett finishes his first season in Chicago with an excellent 65/759/5 line. Although his fantasy value is fairly touchdown dependent, Bennett will return as a low-end TE1 in 2014. Every position is valuable in coach Marc Trestman's offense. Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:24:00 PM

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Martellus Bennett had five catches for 85 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to the Eagles.

He was targeted eight times, behind only Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Bennett nearly had a touchdown on a 30-yard catch in the third quarter, but was pushed out of bounds at the one-yard line. Despite averaging five catches and 66 yards over the past three weeks, Bennett hasn't found the end-zone since Week 12. He'll continue to play a major role in the short passing game for Week 17 against the Packers.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 01:19:00 AM

Martellus Bennett caught six passes for 71 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win at Cleveland.

Bennett was extremely efficient, hauling in all six of his targets quietly while Brandon Marshall/Alshon Jeffery made chunk plays on the outside. Over the last month, the Unicorn is averaging 4.2 catches for 47.5 yards with one touchdown. That's a reasonable expectation for Bennett in a Week 16 game at Philadelphia.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Martellus Bennett caught five passes for 43 yards in Week 14 versus Dallas.

Bennett saw six targets on the night and secured two passes on the opening touchdown drive. Going up against his former team, the Black Unicorn found plenty of space in the middle of the field where the Cowboys really struggle on defense. He remains the No. 4 option in the passing game, so this is a pretty standard night at the office for Bennett. He's merely a high-end TE2.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:43:00 AM

Martellus Bennett was limited to 14 yards on two catches in the Bears' Week 13 loss to the Vikings.

Bennett suffered a leg injury at one point in the game. All in all, he's been a fairly distant fourth in Chicago's passing-game pecking order with Josh McCown under center, behind Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, and Matt Forte. Bennett's injury shouldn't be a concern for his Week 14 availability, but he'll be no better than a low-end TE1 against the Cowboys next week.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 05:44:00 PM

Martellus Bennett caught four passes for 62 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's Week 12 loss to the Rams.

Bennett drew three looks in the red zone, and had another score overturned by penalty. He displayed some fancy body control on his seven-yard touchdown in the second quarter, ensuring the ball broke the plane of the goal line before falling out of bounds. The score was Bennett's fifth of the season, and first in four games. He'll remain a touchdown-dependent TE1 against the Vikings in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 05:34:00 PM

Martellus Bennett caught two passes for 48 yards in Week 11 against the Ravens.

Bennett reeled in both targets that came his way and had the longest reception of the game. In overtime, he caught a 43-yard strike from Josh McCown over the top of Lardarius Webb down the right seam to set up Robbie Gould's game-winning field goal. Bennett has scored just once in the past eight games. He's simply a back-end TE1. The Rams are up next for Bennett and the Bears.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 08:27:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (ankle) is active for Week 11 against the Ravens.

Bennett was the only notable Bears player in question for Sunday. He was added to the injury report Thursday but got in some reps Friday. He'll be a back-end TE1 against a stingy Ravens defense. Inactive for the Bears are Jay Cutler (groin), DT Jeremiah Ratliff, DE Shea McClellin, WLB Lance Briggs, LS Patrick Mannelly, G James Brown, and T Jonathan Scott.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Martellus Bennett (ankle) returned to practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 11.

Bennett wasn't on the injury report Wednesday before sitting out Thursday. He should be fine for Sunday's tilt with the Ravens as a back-end TE1.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 01:12:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (ankle) was held out of Bears practice Thursday.

Bennett wasn't on the Bears' Wednesday injury report, but it's likely just a day of rest. Bennett has missed a considerable amount of practice time this season, but has yet to miss a game. His status will be updated on Friday.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 03:24:00 PM

Martellus Bennett caught four passes for 29 yards in Week 10 against Detroit.

Bennett was targeted six times on the day but hasn't topped 36 yards receiving or four receptions in any of the past three games. He's simply the fourth option in the passing game and is more valuable in real-life football as a tremendous blocker. Bennett remains a TE1 because the 2013 tight-end output has been sub-par. The Bears host the Ravens in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Martellus Bennett caught four passes for 36 yards in Week 9 at Green Bay.

Bennett saw eight passes come his way. He was close to having a bigger night. Bennett was stopped at the one-yard line on a 27-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter. He also couldn't reel in a would-be 20-plus-yard gain down the seam later. After eight games, Bennett is on pace to catch 72 passes for 784 yards and eight touchdowns. All would be new career-highs. Bennett remains a TE1 simply because the tight-end crop this season is so weak.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 12:37:00 AM

Martellus Bennett caught one pass for a 7-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Washington.

We didn't notice Bennett struggling with his knee injury, but he saw just three targets on the day and his touchdown didn't come until there was four minutes left in the game. The good news is he has the bye week to heal up. The bad news is Jay Cutler (groin) is in serious doubt. Bennett will be a borderline TE1 at best if the Bears are without their starting quarterback.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 05:43:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (knee) and Charles Tillman (knee) are active for Sunday's Week 7 game against the Redskins.

Bennett has been able to play through this knee soreness for a couple weeks now and has performed just fine. He's our No. 8 tight end play this week. The return of Tillman is excellent news for a Bears secondary ranked 23rd in the NFL right now. The Bears will also have DT Stephen Paea (toe) back. Their inactives: CB C.J. Wilson, RB Michael Ford, OL James Brown, T Jonathan Scott, TE Steve Maneri, DL Cornelius Washington and DT Christian Tupou.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Martellus Bennett (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 7.

Bennett played through a questionable tag in the Bears' Week 6 win two Thursday nights ago, and will be ten days removed from that contest when Chicago visits Washington on Sunday. He's a quality back-end TE1 despite the "Q" status.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 01:21:00 PM