Martellus Bennett news, rumors and stats


Martellus Bennett

Chicago Bears
Tight End

Ht: 6.5 | Wt: 273

News | Stats | Stat vs. Team | Targets | Injury | Depth Chart | Roster

Week By Week

YearTmGRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost

Bears | Chicago's Week 12 inactives

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:22:18 -0800

The Chicago Bears have declared FS Antrel Rolle, WR Eddie Royal, DB Jacoby Glenn, RB Ka'Deem Carey, TE Martellus Bennett, OT Nick Becton, DL Will Sutton inactive for Week 12.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Bears | Martellus Bennett out for Week 12

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:47:29 -0800

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 26.

Fantasy Tip: You'd imagine Matt Forte's (knee) return would pick up some of the slack in the passing game. Zach Miller ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) had three touchdowns combined in Week 9 and Week 10 and had three grabs for 47 yards last week. He's a low-end flyer against the Green Bay Packers on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs

Bears | Three Bears limited Tuesday

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:28:59 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (groin), RB Matt Forte (knee) and TE Martellus Bennett (ribs) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Fantasy Tip: All three players are question marks heading into Week 12. Jeffery ($7,600, 15.2% of cap) has been battling injuries off and on all year; he may be the biggest question mark. All three need to be monitored before setting FantasyScore lineups this week. Marquess Wilson ($3,200, 6.4%), Jeremy Langford ($7,300, 14.6%) and Zach Miller ($2,800, 5.6%) would be the primary beneficiaries if Jeffery, Forte and Bennett were to sit.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jeff Dickerson

Bears | Three Bears miss practice Monday

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:43:39 -0800

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (ribs), RB Ka'Deem Carey (head) and WR Eddie Royal (knee) did not practice Monday, Nov. 23. The Bears didn't actually practice Monday, so the designations are an estimation.

Fantasy Tip: With a short week on tap, all three players are risky on FantasyScore. We don't expect Royal or Carey to play at all. Bennett is trickier, and you'll have to keep a close eye on his progress leading up to Thursday. If he does play, he's not a bad FantasyScore selection against a Packers team allowing the seventh-most PPR fantasy points (15.9) to tight ends per game this year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source:

Bears | Martellus Bennett injured his ribs

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:01:28 -0800

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (ribs) injured his ribs in the Week 11 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett finished with a disappointing two catches (six targets) for 26 yards in the game against Denver, a top defense in the NFL. If he isn't too badly injured, he could be a strong play on FantasyScore against the Green Bay Packers Thursday. The Packers allow 15.9 PPR fantasy points per game to tight ends, and Jay Cutler figures to be throwing a lot in that one.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Kevin Patra

Bears | Martellus Bennett quiet in win

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 18:49:39 -0800

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett posted just three receptions for 18 yards in the Week 10 game against the St. Louis Rams. He was targeted three times.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett was outperformed by Zachary Miller at the tight end position. While Jay Cutler and the Bears used the short and intermediate routes, for some reason Bennett was left in the cold.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Bears | Martellus Bennett posts 57 yards, TD

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 21:52:02 -0800

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett scored eight receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Week 9 game against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Nov. 9. He was targeted nine times.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) found the end zone for the first time since Oct. 4 against the Oakland Raiders. His yardage total was his third-highest of the season, and he could see plenty of targets if Matt Forte and Eddie Royal continue to miss time.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Bears | Martellus Bennett having off year

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 15:49:23 -0800

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett has been less productive so far this year. He has only caught 13 passes the last three weeks and only caught three passes last week. Bennett said being asked to block has caused him to be less involved in the passing game.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) has been publicly frustrated with his lack of production this year. It's not that he's having a bad season; he's just not nearly as productive as he was last year. He's still a threat in Chicago's passing game, but expectations should be tempered.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jeff Dickerson

Broncos | Denver TEs not cutting it

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:51:05 -0700

Denver Broncos TEs Owen Daniels and Virgil Green have combined for just 17 catches on 34 targets for 113 yards and two touchdowns this year. At this time last year, TE Julius Thomas was targeted 36 times for 28 catches, 304 yards and nine touchdowns. Daniels has always done well in a similar offense but is averaging only 6.1 yards per catch, which is four yards fewer than his career low.

If Daniels doesn't improve, the Broncos may be forced to look for a trade for a player like San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis, St. Louis Rams TE Jared Cook or Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett. WR Jordan Norwood is improving in the slot role, but QB Peyton Manning doesn't fully trust him yet. Norwood hasn't been targeted more than three times since Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Daniels ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has been a little beat up but hasn't been able to get separation from opposing linebackers at his age. He is basically touchdown-dependent, making him a weak FantasyScore option. Green ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is mainly used for run blocking and can be ignored everywhere.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Bears | Martellus Bennett ready to play

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 08:54:13 -0700

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (quadriceps) is officially active for the Week 6 game against the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) will be on the field despite injuring his quadriceps during practice this week. Bennett should see close to his normal workload if he does not suffer any setbacks and could be a starting option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source:

More player news ...

Also see

11/22 - Fantasy football players to avoid in Week 12 play
11/07 - Fantasy football sleeper candidates for Week 10
10/22 - Fantasy Football Hot Routes: Bears won't hibernate without Jay Cutler
10/18 - Jacksonville's offense could be in bigger trouble than normal this week
10/17 - What does RGIII feel he needs to do to turn around his season?
10/15 - Carolina's Jonathan Stewart inching closer to a return
10/09 - Alshon Jeffery looks to keep up his torrid play after shaking a minor injury
10/08 - Houston to be without Owen Daniels for up to six weeks
10/07 - Costly turnovers have Matt Schaub on shaky ground
10/04 - Will Carson Palmer turn it around in the desert?