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Michael Bennett

36-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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HT: 5' 9"   WT: 211   DOB: 8/13/1978  College: Wisconsin  Show ContractHide Contract

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Cut by the Raiders in September of 2011.

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The Raiders have released Bennett, Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Michael Bennett NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 28 14 60 239 1 4.0 - - - - - 15 101 6.7 1 22 - - - - - -
2008 29 4 7 12 0 1.7 - - - - - 1 2 2.0 0 1 - - - - - -
2009 30 6 23 65 0 2.8 0 0 - - - 6 65 10.8 0 8 - - - - - -
2010 31 Oak 7 2 11 0 5.5 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 4.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Michael Bennett Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2007 28 14 3.3 4.4 3.8 4 17 11 - - 1 7 4.6 0 - -
2008 29 4 0.4 0.6 0.5 2 3 2 - - 0 1 2.0 0 - -
2009 30 6 2.2 3.2 2.7 4 11 14 8 4 1 11 8.1 1 0 0
2010 31 Oak 7 0.3 0.6 0.4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4.5 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Michael Bennett – Playing Time Overview

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Michael Bennett 2013 Game Log
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Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Michael Bennett: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bennett rushed for 11 yards on four carries in Sunday's preseason game against the Saints.

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The Raiders signed Bennett to a one-year, $865,000 contract, the National Football Post reports.

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Bennett (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against Seattle, the Raiders' official site reports.

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Bennett (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game again the Seahawks, the Oakland Tribune reports.

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Bennett (hamstring) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, the Oakland Tribune reports.

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Bennett re-injured his hamstring in Sunday's victory over the Broncos, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Bennett (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

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Head coach Tom Cable said Friday that Bennett (hamstring) will likely suit up for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Vittorio Tafur of San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Bennett tested his sore hamstring Wednesday and proclaimed himself "full go this week," Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Michael Bennett.

2010

Bennett will challenge for the third running back position on the Raiders' roster.

2009

Bennett is behind both LaDainian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles on the depth chart, but he did have a few key carries in the 2008 playoffs when LT was out. Unless somebody gets injured, Bennett will probably only see spot duty during mop-up time this year.

2008

Bennett came over to the Bucs in October after Michael Pittman got hurt, and did not see much playing time until December. However, he has picked up more of the Bucs' offense over the offseason. Since he's Tampa Bay's fastest back (at least until Cadillac Williams returns), he could see a larger role in the Bucs' offense in 2008, either giving Earnest Graham a breather or just replacing Graham if he's ineffective.

2007

It doesnít matter how fast you are if youíre never on the field. Bennett, a tremendous straight-line runner, has received 200 carries in his career just once and was limited to 36 totes in 2006. Heís an effective receiver and sports a 4.5 YPC career average, so he can produce when healthy. Bennett is probably about as likely as any other back in the league to be injured this season, but as Larry Johnsonís backup, he canít be completely ignored. If Bennett again spends more time in the training room than on the field, look for rookie Kolby Smith to become Johnsonís backup.

2006

Bennett got lost in the shuffle of the Vikings' offensive diaspora, with Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper snagging all the headlines. When it looked like Reggie Bush would be heading to Houston with the first pick in the draft, Bennett seemed to make an interesting sleeper as a Saint behind fragile Deuce McAllister. But once Bush fell to No. 2, Bennett's chances of contributing in New Orleans all but disappeared, and a trade to another club seems inevitable. Now with the Chiefs, Bennett's value depends on Larry Johnson's health. Bennett's one of the fastest straight-ahead runners in the league at any position, but isn't particularly elusive or powerful.

2005

More of a track star than a complete football player, Bennett is one of the fastest players in the NFL, a home-run threat every time he touches the ball. He also hits holes quickly and changes directions with ease. He doesnít have great hands, but heís dangerous as a receiver because of his blazing speed. Bennettís also on the small side, (5-9, 209 pounds), missed 16 games in his four-year career due to injury and gets replaced in short-yardage and goal-line situations. And even with Onterrio Smith lost for the season due to a suspension, Bennett will have to battle Mewelde Moore, who played well when pressed into duty last year, for the starting tailback job. And veteran Moe Williams could be in the third down/goal-line mix as well. The best-case scenario is for Bennett to win the job, fill a between-the-20s yardage-back role and score a few touchdowns from long distance.

2004

Bennett is a tremendous athlete, but the former track star hasnít proven durable, and now heís being pushed by a more complete player, backup Onterrio Smith. Coach Mike Tice anointed Bennett his unquestioned starter, but lingering questions regarding last yearís broken foot, the likely lack of goal-line carries and the ever-present threat of a committee situation Ė Moe Williams is still in the mix as well Ė make Bennett a marginal fantasy starter.

2003

Bennett suffered a setback with his broken foot this summer and will miss at least a few weeks of the regular season, and perhaps the entire season. Too bad because Bennett really came alive in the middle of 2002, and his 960 yards rushing over the final 10 weeks were fourth in the NFL, behind only Ricky Williams, Clinton Portis and Tiki Barber. Alas, Bennett's fantasy value wasn't quite that high, as Moe Williams and Daunte Culpepper hoarded most of the short-yardage touchdowns for the Vikings Ė Bennett finished with a modest five rushing touchdowns, despite averaging a gaudy 5.1 yards a carry. For Bennett to work his way into the fantasy elite at RB, he needs the Vikings to give him a chance when the team moves into the red zone.