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Martellus Bennett | Tight End | #88

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 275
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (61) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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The Patriots have used two tight ends on 73 percent of their offensive plays in the last two weeks.
New England has six touchdowns and zero turnovers from that formation with Tom Brady in the lineup. With Martellus Bennett finally giving the Patriots a viable option opposite Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots have returned to the offense which worked so well from 2010-12. Both Bennett and Gronk are viable TE1s moving forward. Oct 22 - 11:02 AM
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Martellus Bennett (ankle) is questionable for Week 7 against the Steelers.

He's been putting in limited practices, which has basically become Bennett's weekly routine. He'll be fine for Sunday's matchup with Pittsburgh. Bennett is listed at No. 6 in RotoPat's Week 7 tight end rankings.
Oct 21 - 4:43 PM

Martellus Bennett (ankle) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

One of Bill Belichick's favorite pastimes is producing novel-length injury reports comprised of mostly healthy players like Bennett. Even if he receives the questionable tag, Bennett will be ready to go Sunday against Pittsburgh. Rob Gronkowski's 162-yard explosion came at Bennett's expense last week, though he's remains a borderline TE1.
Oct 20 - 4:42 PM

Martellus Bennett (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

Bennett looked fine playing through his ankle injury last week. He caught all five of his targets, but took a backseat to Rob Gronkowski. Bennett is a low-end TE1 for Week 7.
Oct 19 - 4:48 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 5-of-5 targets for 48 yards Week 6 against the Bengals.

Bennett was held without a target in the first half, but Tom Brady got the offense moving by targeting Bennett and Rob Gronkowski 11 times combined in the second half. Bennett took a back seat to Gronk, which should happen most weeks, but it has become clear he will get his targets as well. He will be a solid TE1 next week against the Steelers.
Oct 16 - 5:12 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Martellus Bennett (ankle) will play in Sunday's Week 6 game against the Bengals.

Bennett was one of the six trillion Patriots listed as questionable this week. Despite seeing limited practice reps, Bennett was never in danger of missing Week 6. Rob Gronkowski's return to form is obviously a concern, but it didn't matter much last week when Bennett shredded the Browns for three touchdowns. We'd consider The Unicorn a borderline TE1 this week.
Oct 16 - 8:59 AM

Martellus Bennett (ankle) is questionable for Week 6 against the Bengals.

He's been practicing on a limited basis this week. There's no concern about his status for Week 6. Coming off a three-touchdown game against Cleveland in Week 5, Bennett has catapulted himself into the TE1 conversation.
Oct 14 - 4:46 PM

Martellus Bennett (ankle) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Bennett didn't look hurt any worse for the wear last week when he exploded for three touchdowns against Cleveland. He'll be fine for Sunday's game against Cincinnati. He'll be a TE2 for that matchup.
Oct 13 - 4:49 PM

Martellus Bennett (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

We're guessing this is more about limiting Bennett's reps than anything injury-related, but fantasy owners still need to monitor his status throughout the week. Bennett is coming off a three-touchdown game against Cleveland in Week 5. LeGarrette Blount (hip), Julian Edelman (foot), Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) and Malcolm Mitchell (hamstring) were also limited at Wednesday's practice.
Oct 12 - 4:45 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 6-of-8 targets for 67 yards and three touchdowns in New England's Week 5 win over the Browns.

Supposedly lacking chemistry with a returning Tom Brady, Bennett instead caught three of his four touchdowns. This was after he tweaked his ankle in the first quarter, and appeared like he might not return. Bennett scored five- and seven-yard bunnies before hauling in a 37-yarder for his third touchdown in the third quarter. It was a continuation of Bennett's hot start, but he was out-snapped and out-gained by a resurgent Rob Gronkowski. Bennett is looking like he'll retain TE2 value, but TE1 will be a stretch with Gronk at full health.
Oct 9 - 4:40 PM

According to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe, Martellus Bennett and Tom Brady didn't have a strong connection in training camp or preseason.

Bennett caught just 2-of-7 passes for three yards from Brady in the preseason, doing all of his summer "damage" with Jimmy Garoppolo. Per Howe, that was a carryover from practice, as Brady and Bennett didn't have much chemistry on the practice field, either. After all, we're talking about practice, but it's something to consider with Brady returning to the lineup this week. Bennett will be a somewhat-popular daily fantasy play after his 109-yard Week 4.
Oct 7 - 9:57 AM

Martellus Bennett caught 5-of-6 targets for 109 yards in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Bills.

Bennett was Jacoby Brissett's favorite target in this one, hauling in a long catch in heavy traffic in the first half and piling up short catches underneath. Bennett has turned in two slow games and two over 100 receiving yards. He will likely continue to be a boom-bust fantasy option when Tom Brady returns.
Oct 2 - 4:05 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 2-of-3 targets for 10 yards in New England's Week 3 win over the Texans, adding a six-yard rush.

Bennett also drew two defensive pass interference penalties in the end zone, though neither play was particularly close to a touchdown. His rush was an end around. Bennett out-snapped and out-targeted Rob Gronkowski in his 2016 debut, but that's unlikely to remain the case in Week 4. Bennett is a TE2 with a low floor.
Sep 23 - 12:03 AM

Martellus Bennett caught 5-of-6 targets for 114 yards and a touchdown in New England's Week 2 win over the Dolphins.

Bennett ran free down the seam on his 20-yard touchdown grab from Jimmy Garoppolo in the first quarter. Most of his yards came on two safe screens from No. 3 QB Jacoby Brissett. With Brissett likely to be under center for Thursday Night Football against the Texans, Bennett will be a low-floor, high-ceiling TE2 if Rob Gronkowski remains sidelined.
Sep 18 - 5:04 PM

CSN New England's Tom Curran expects Martellus Bennett to mostly help out as a blocker again in Week 2 versus the Dolphins.

Bennett saw just four targets in the Week 1 win over the Cardinals, even with Rob Gronkowski inactive. He was asked to block on 43-of-69 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus, which explains why he didn't have much of a pass-game role. Bennett is shaping up as a mid-range TE2 this week.
Sep 16 - 12:50 PM

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QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
4D.J. Foster
5Dion Lewis
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3AJ Derby
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Tre' Jackson
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski