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Martellus Bennett

27-Year-Old Tight End – Chicago Bears

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

53

Yds

591

TD

5

Avg

11.2

Tar

75

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.

November 16, 2014  –  Martellus Bennett News

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Bennett (ribs) had four catches on four targets for 29 yards Sunday against the Vikings.

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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 10 53 591 5 75 11.2 7.9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 27 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 10 8.9 14.2 11.6 5 59 16 6 3 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
  3. Blake Annen
Chicago Bears

Snap Count Stats

544

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Martellus Bennett was on the field for 544 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

28

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Martellus Bennett was on the field for 28 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 932 92
2013 860 7
2014 544 28
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 56 2 9 134 0 11 14.9 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
5 @Car 58 5 3 17 0 5 5.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Atl 0 0 4 52 0 8 13.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
7 Mia 50 2 5 58 0 8 11.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NE 54 1 6 95 1 7 15.8 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @GB 65 2 2 45 0 6 22.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
11 Min 73 4 4 29 0 4 7.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 (ribs) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports.

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With a full practice under his belt to conclude the week, Bennett's rib injury is effectively a non-issue. He'll aim to strike gold, against a Vikings defense that has allowed just a pair of touchdowns to tight ends this season.
Bennett (ribs) is probable for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

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Bennett (ribs) was a limited participant in practice Thursday.

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This week, Bennett is logging a photographic negative of the previous one, as his practice reps are currently increasing by the day. Along with Brandon Marshall (ankle), who was also limited Thursday, the duo's statuses for Sunday's game against the Vikings should be clarified by the end of the week.
Bennett (ribs) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, the Bears' official site reports.

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Last week, Bennett's activity level in drills waned as the week went on, resulting in a DNP by Friday. He managed to take the field Sunday in Green Bay, but despite seeing six targets, he hauled in just two for 45 yards. Beginning the week of preparation on the sideline is somewhat discouraging, but two practices remain for the tight end to make his presence felt.
Bennett (ribs) caught two passes for 45 yards in Sunday night's 55-14 loss to the Packers.

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Bennett (ribs) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Packers.

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Bennett (ribs) remains a game-time decision for Sunday night's matchup with the Packers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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The Bears added tight end Blake Annen to the roster on Saturday as a second backup to Bennett (ribs), with Dante Rosario serving as the primary backup.

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Bennett (ribs) said he will "probably" play against Green Bay on Sunday, the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reports.

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Bennett sat out Friday's practice after seemingly suffering the rib injury some time Thursday, so it looks like his status will remain up in the air until sometime Sunday. While it's encouraging that Bennett expects to play, he remains a scary start in fantasy, given the game's Sunday night kickoff. If Bennett does sit, Dante Rosario looks like the probable replacement.
Bennett (ribs) did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Packers, the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reports.

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This is potentially a very tricky situation for fantasy owners. Bennett is playing well lately, and he torched the Packers for nine catches for 134 yards in their Week 4 meeting. However, the Sunday night kickoff could leave you high and dry if he is declared inactive and you don't have an alternative to plug in. Our gut says Bennett will tough it out for this crucial divisional matchup, but if you don't have a backup plan on Sunday night, you may want to play it safe and start a tight end without any health risks.

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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.