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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 caught five passes for 58 yards in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.
Bennett was targeted eight times on the afternoon in a typical day at the office. After his torrid start, Bennett hasn't scored in the past four games. He'll be a low-end TE1 option next week on the road against the Patriots. Oct 19 - 4:59 PM

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Martellus Bennett caught 4-of-8 targets for 52 yards in Atlanta's Week 6 loss to the Bears.

Bennett has now failed to score in three straight games after starting off the season with four touchdowns in three weeks. He's been limited to seven catches for 69 yards over his past two games. The Unicorn will remain a red-zone threat going forward, but is settling in as the back-end TE1 he was in 2013.
Oct 12 - 8:01 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 3-of-5 targets for 17 yards in the Bears' Week 5 loss to Carolina.

Bennett was invisible in the passing game, and whiffed on a block that would have sprung Matt Forte for a touchdown in the second quarter. Robbie Gould missed the ensuing field goal, and Carolina drove down the field for a momentum-changing touchdown before halftime. Bennett has a history of starting strong and then disappearing as the season wears on, but will remain a TE1 against the Falcons next week.
Oct 5 - 4:51 PM

Martellus Bennett caught nine passes for 134 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Packers.

Bennett was too big and strong for the Packers' safeties, repeatedly catching the ball up the seam and dragging defenders with him. The only ding was a missed goal-line fade vs. Micah Hyde in the first quarter. Bennett has been spectacular so far this season as he's on pace for 116 catches, 1,180 yards and 16 touchdowns. It's obviously unsustainable, but he's eating with Alshon Jeffery/Brandon Marshall drawing so much attention on the outside. Bennett has at least eight targets in all four games so far.
Sep 28 - 4:15 PM

Martellus Bennett caught five passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears' Week 3 win over the Jets.

Bennett was targeted eight times on the night, and now has four touchdowns through three games. We've seen this before from him. He's dominated at the beginning of the season in the red zone the past three years before tailing off the final 2-3 months. But right now, Bennett is seeing plenty of targets to keep him in the TE1 picture. He'll remain there next week against the Packers at home.
Sep 23 - 12:17 AM

Martellus Bennett had seven catches for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's win over the 49ers.

Bennett got all of his receptions on check downs in a game where Jay Cutler threw for only 176 yards. His touchdown was a three-yard fade route in the fourth quarter. With Alshon Jeffery at less than full health, Bennett tied Brandon Marshall for a team-high eight targets. Bennett has touchdowns in two straight games and remains a low-end TE1.
Sep 15 - 1:54 AM

Martellus Bennett had eight catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 1 loss to Buffalo.

Bennett was a mismatch for Buffalo's undersized secondary. He beat LB Preston Brown on a 12-yard catch for his touchdown in the first quarter. The majority of his yardage came in the second half, when Alshon Jeffery went down with a hamstring injury. Both of Cutler's interceptions came on passes intended for Bennett. He finished behind only Brandon Marshall with 10 targets. Bennett will be a borderline TE1 for next week's game with the 49ers.
Sep 7 - 5:55 PM

Martellus Bennett secured his lone target for 22 yards in the Bears' third preseason game Friday night at Seattle.

Bennett was ruled to have scored a touchdown on a second-quarter wheel route after a pinpoint throw by Jay Cutler, but it was overturned on replay when Marty B's rear end was shown to be down just before the goal line. Suspended for the preseason opener, Bennett now has two catches for 47 yards in two exhibition affairs. He's a low-end, low-ceiling TE1 in fantasy leagues.
Aug 23 - 12:07 AM

Martellus Bennett returned to the Bears on Sunday after a five-day, team-imposed suspension.

Bennett was banned from the team last week after an on-field fight with first-round CB Kyle Fuller. Training camp fights happen every day across the league, so there may have been more to this situation. Either way, Bennett is back, and this thing can be swept under the rug. He should play this week.
Aug 10 - 2:05 PM

Martellus Bennett is inactive for Friday's preseason game against the Eagles.

Bennett hasn't practiced since Tuesday and won't play in the exhibition opener. The Bears have yet to lift his team-imposed suspension. Zach Miller and Dante Rosario will get the majority of Bennett's first-team reps.
Aug 8 - 6:56 PM

Coach Marc Trestman says he had a "very positive" conversation with suspended TE Martellus Bennett, and isn't ruling out Bennett playing in the Bears' preseason opener Friday night.

"I did," Trestman confirmed. "It was a very positive conversation. We touched base with each other, and I'll just leave it at that. We did what we said we were gonna do, and that was talk yesterday." All indications point to Bennett's suspension winding up as brief. He's a critical piece of the Bears' offense.
Aug 6 - 4:26 PM

Bears suspended TE Martellus Bennett for conduct detrimental to the team.

Bennett's suspension is for an "undetermined" amount of time. He was also fined. The veteran tight end went after first-round rookie CB Kyle Fuller in a dust-up at Monday's practice and was booted from the field. He isn't at practice Tuesday. We wouldn't expect the suspension to last very long, and it should have zero effect on his status for Week 1. Marty B remains a low-end TE1.
Aug 5 - 11:10 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jay Cutler
2Jimmy Clausen
RB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
3Senorise Perry
GLB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
3RB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Santonio Holmes
3Marquess Wilson
WR21Alshon Jeffery
2Josh Morgan
3Chris Williams
WR31Santonio Holmes
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Dante Rosario
K1Robbie Gould