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Martellus Bennett

28-Year-Old Tight End – Chicago Bears

2015 Receiving Stats

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53

Yds

439

TD

3

Avg

8.3

Tar

80

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Bennett led tight ends in receptions last season and set career highs for yards and touchdowns, an impressive feat considering the many weapons in the Bears' offense. But he was more a volume play (12...

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2015 ADP:  70.5

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (TE): Hidden

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Bye Week:  7

STATUS:  OUT  (IR)     INJURY:  Ribs
HT: 6' 6"   WT: 273   DOB: 3/10/1987
College: Texas A&M  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Martellus Bennett Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $20.4 million deal with Chicago in March of 2013.

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Bennett (ribs) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.

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Martellus Bennett NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 21 16 20 283 4 27 14.2 10.5 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2009 22 14 15 159 0 30 10.6 5.3 1 0 - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 23 Dal 16 33 260 0 48 7.9 5.4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011 24 Dal 14 17 144 0 26 8.5 5.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 NYG 16 55 626 5 90 11.4 7.0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Chi 16 65 759 5 94 11.7 8.1 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 27 Chi 16 90 916 6 128 10.2 7.2 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 28 Chi 11 53 439 3 80 8.3 5.5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015 Proj 28 CHI Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Martellus Bennett

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Martellus Bennett Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2008 21 16 3.3 4.5 3.9 1 18 4 - - 0 0 0 - -
2009 22 14 1.1 2.2 1.7 1 11 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 23 Dal 16 1.6 3.7 2.7 2 16 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Dal 14 1.0 2.2 1.6 1 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 NYG 16 5.8 9.2 7.5 3 39 16 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Chi 16 6.6 10.7 8.7 4 47 16 7 4 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 Chi 16 8.0 13.6 10.8 6 57 22 7 3 0 0 0 0 0
2015 28 Chi 11 5.6 10.4 8.0 5 40 9 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Martellus Bennett – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Tight End
  1. Martellus Bennett
  2. Zach Miller
  3. Rob Housler
  4. Khari Lee
Chicago Bears

Snap Count Stats

728

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Martellus Bennett was on the field for 728 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Martellus Bennett was on the field for 23 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 860 7
2014 890 44
2015 728 23
Martellus Bennett 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 GB 74 6 5 55 1 7 11.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Ari 72 5 4 48 0 6 12.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Sea 47 0 4 15 0 5 3.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Oak 76 5 11 83 1 13 7.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
5 @KC 74 2 4 32 0 11 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Det 77 5 6 59 0 11 9.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Min 58 0 3 32 0 5 10.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @SD 62 0 8 57 1 9 7.1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
10 @StL 65 0 3 18 0 3 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Den 63 0 2 26 0 6 13.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
12 @GB
13 SF 60 0 3 14 0 4 4.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Was
15 @Min
16 @TB
17 Det

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Martellus Bennett  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 6"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   273 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.68 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.53 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.64 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   34 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   118 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   18 reps
WEAK
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Martellus Bennett: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bennett (ribs) caught three of four targets for just 14 yards in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

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Bennett (ribs) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Bennett (ribs) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, CSN Chicago's Chris Boden reports.

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Bennett (ribs) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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The Bears exercised caution on a short week in advance of last Thursday's win at Green Bay, holding Bennett out as a result of a rib injury sustained the previous Sunday. With a full return to practice Wednesday, though, he's on pace to return for this Sunday's game against the 49ers, barring a setback.
Bennett (ribs) was present for the open portion of Monday's practice, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Bennett was inactive for this past Thursday's game against the Packers, but his presence at practice Monday would appear to bode well for the tight end's chances of returning to action this Sunday against the 49ers.
Bennett (ribs) was ruled out for Thursday's game at Green Bay.

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Bennett turned in a limited practice Tuesday, likely in order to test out his injured ribs, but the Bears will opt for caution and rest the tight end on a short week. In his stead, Zach Miller should have an ample workload, which could expand further if Alshon Jeffery (groin/shoulder) and Matt Forte (knee) are eventually ruled out.
Bennett (ribs) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice, ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson reports.

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Bennett missed Monday's practice after injuring his ribs during Sunday's loss to the Broncos. His Tuesday return suggests he at least has a shot to suit up Thursday, but given how the Bears have handled injuries this season, a game-time decision seems inevitable. If Bennett can't go, the emerging Zach Miller will likely take on added snaps and targets. Even if Bennett plays, it's possible he'll cede some of his usual workload to Miller.
Bennett (ribs) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's injury report, the Bears' official site reports.

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Bennett injured his ribs during Sunday's loss to the Broncos, according to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.

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Bennett was unavailable to the media after Sunday's game while receiving treatment from team doctors. The Bears have a quick turnaround for Thursday's game against the Packers, with Zach Miller in line to see added opportunities in the event of a Bennett absence. Miller has actually been the more productive player the past three weeks, catching 10 passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns, albeit on just 13 targets.

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2015

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2014

Bennett had a career year in his first season in Chicago, but that was only enough to make him a fringe top-10 tight end as the team's fourth receiving option. While he had 94 targets, he averaged just 11.7 yards per reception. And much of that he did on his own -- he led tight ends with an average of 6.2 yards after the catch -- as he was often used in check downs and dump-offs. Shorter passes helped Bennett improve his catch rate by eight percentage points to 69.1 percent (sixth), but he was held to less than 50 receiving yards in nine games. And while he scored three touchdowns in the first two weeks, he had just two more the rest of the way. It's curious why the 6-6, 265, Bennett was not used more in the red zone. He had a healthy 16 red-zone targets (sixth), but those accounted for just 22.2 percent of the team total (ninth), with just four coming in the last nine games (two inside the 10-yard-line). The Bears were one of two teams last year (Denver) that targeted three non-TE at least 90 times. With Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte in the fold, Bennett's targets probably won't increase much, making his value dependent on his work at the goal line.

2013

After scoring in each of the first three games last year, Bennett managed just two more touchdowns the rest of the way, and he topped 80 yards receiving only once all season. And though he played 16 games, Bennett was hobbled for much of the season by a hyperextended knee, as well as by an inconsistent Giants offense that failed to pass for more than 250 yards in seven of its last nine games. A massive 6-6, 270, Bennett uses size more than speed to beat defenders. His large frame is also an asset in the red zone where he saw 16 targets last season, seven inside the 10-yard line. Now that he's in Chicago, Bennett will have Jay Cutler getting him the ball, but it's unclear how the Bears will incorporate the tight end into the offense. Last season, the Bears threw to No. 1 tight end Kellen Davis only 44 times, but Davis is not known for his pass catching, and in any event, there's an entirely new coaching staff calling the plays. New offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer, who spent the last five years in New Orleans and filled in as head coach early last year, is likely to be more tight-end friendly, and the entire offense should move at a faster pace.

2012

Bennett brings his talents to the Giants after spending the last few seasons playing behind Jason Witten in Dallas. The Giants had a hole at tight end with both Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum rehabbing ACL injuries, giving Bennett an opportunity to carve out a prominent role in the passing game. Bennett could prosper working between the numbers with Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks attracting attention from opposing defensive backs. Bennett is a huge red-zone target at 6-6 and has good speed for his listed playing weight (270), but he showed up to offseason workouts at 291 pounds, reviving the work-ethic issues that dogged him in Dallas. Bennett has the talent and opportunity to produce, making him an intriguing fantasy considering -- as long as proves heís matured.

2011

Bennett turned in a solid effort in 2010 as Dallas' second tight end, but didn't definitively establish himself as Jason Witten's heir apparent. He lacks breakaway speed but otherwise has the physical tools to be a potent weapon in the passing game, especially in the red zone, but so far in his career Bennett hasn't shown the focus or discipline necessary to take full advantage of his gifts. With the more polished John Phillips returning from injury, Bennett may have to take a step forward in his development to keep his TE2 spot on the depth chart.

2010

Bennett took a step back last season as a second-year pro and caught only 15 of the 30 balls thrown his way. He wasnít used much in the passing game after a strong preseason and then missed two late-season games due to a concussion. Bennett squabbled with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett over his role, and where that leaves him for 2010 is unknown at this point. In any event, Jason Wittenís dominance doesnít provide a lot of leftovers for Bennett, even though Bennett has good size (6- 6) and speed for the position.

2009

Bennett very quietly recorded four touchdowns last season, playing second fiddle to Jason Witten. While Bennett has excellent size (6-6, 259) and good speed for the position, itís hard to imagine him having an enormous role with Witten, Roy Williams and three quality running backs on the roster. Should something happen to Witten, however, Bennett has a good deal of upside, so long as he keeps his focus and maintains his consistency. Thereís little doubt about the 22-year-oldís physical skills, so bump him up a bit in keeper leagues.

2008

Backup TE will learn from one of the best in Jason Witten.