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Martellus Bennett

27-Year-Old Tight End – Chicago Bears

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

29

Yds

295

TD

4

Avg

10.2

Tar

37

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 jus...

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2014 ADP:  127.38

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (TE): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 6"   WT: 265   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.

September 28, 2014  –  Martellus Bennett News

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Bennett caught nine passes on 11 targets for a career-high 134 yards Sunday against the Packers.

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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 4 29 295 4 37 10.2 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 27 CHI Subscribe now to see our 2014 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 4 13.4 20.6 17.0 7 74 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 27 CHI Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Martellus Bennett

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Martellus Bennett – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Tight End
  1. Martellus Bennett
  2. Dante Rosario
Chicago Bears

Snap Count Stats

188

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Martellus Bennett was on the field for 188 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

12

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Martellus Bennett was on the field for 12 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 932 92
2013 860 7
2014 188 12
Martellus Bennett 2014 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 Buf 70 4 8 70 1 10 8.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 @SF 54 3 7 37 1 8 5.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
3 @NYJ 64 5 5 54 2 8 10.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
4 GB 0 0 9 134 0 11 14.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Car
6 @Atl
7 Mia
8 @NE
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @GB
11 Min
12 TB
13 @Det
14 Dal
15 NO
16 Det
17 @Min

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:   265 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 caught five passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets in Monday's 27-19 win over the Jets.

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Bennett caught seven passes for 37 yards and one touchdown on eight targets in Sunday's 28-20 win over the 49ers.

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Bennett had eight catches on 10 targets for 70 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bills.

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Bennett hauled in his lone target for a 25-yard gain in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

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Bennett, who had been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team following a scuffle with teammate Kyle Fuller at practice Monday, has been reinstated by the Bears, ESPN.com reports.

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"I understand what they want from me," said Bennett, who rejoined his teammates Sunday. "I feel like I could've handled the situation differently." As a result of his suspension, Bennett, the team's starting tight end, was held out of Friday's preseason opener against the Eagles, but we could see him back in action Thursday, when the Bears take on the Jaguars.
Bennett (suspension) was held out of Friday's preseason opener against the Eagles.

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Though Bennett -- who was suspended and fined by the Bears on Monday night -- missed his second consecutive practice Wednesday, coach Marc Trestman indicated that the tight end hasn't been ruled out for Friday's preseason opener against the Eagles, ESPN.com reports.

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Bennett, who the Bears suspended for an undetermined length of time following a scuffle with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller at practice Monday, spoke on the phone Trestman on Tuesday, a discussion characterized by the coach as "very positive." With regard to Bennett's potential return to the field, Trestman indicated that he is going to "leave it as day-to-day."
Bennett has been fined and suspended for an undetermined amount of time for conduct detrimental to the Bears' team, NFL.com reports.

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Bennett's discipline comes in light of him reportedly taking plays off during practice, much to the annoyance of his teammates, as well as Monday's incident that saw Bennett slam rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller to the ground. While chippy intrasquad play during training camp is hardly uncommon, Bennett's attack led the Bears' coaches to end practice prematurely. At the moment, it's unclear how long Bennett will be away from the team, but he'll need to clean up his act before Chicago welcomes him back.
Bennett had just one catch for 15 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.