Michael Bennett
Michael Bennett
34-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Michael Bennett in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a two-year, $16.75 million restructured contract with the Patriots in April of 2019. Traded to the Cowboys in October of 2019.
Retires from football
DEFree Agent
July 21, 2020
Bennett is retiring from the NFL, Louisa Thomas of The New Yorker reports.
ANALYSIS
Bennett has a lofty reputation for his work both on and off the field, piling up 69.5 sacks in 11 NFL seasons while also focusing on social justice advocacy. He recorded 6.5 sacks and 15 QB hits in 15 games with the Cowboys and Patriots last year, so there was some thought he'd continue playing in 2020. Instead, the 34-year-old will call it a career and turn his full attention to other aspects of life.
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Measurables Review
How do Michael Bennett's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
275 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.13 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.0 in
 
Broad Jump
110 in
 
Bench Press
24 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Bennett joins one of the league's deepest defensive line rotations along with Fletcher Cox, Chris Long, Derek Barnett, Brandon Graham and Timmy Jernigan, in addition to 2018 fourth-round draft pick Josh Sweat. The erstwhile Seahawk and Buc has never failed to reach seven sacks in any of his six 16-game seasons. He notched another 8.5 in 2017 and is a good bet to continue that streak in the upcoming campaign. The main threat to that run unfortunately comes from off the field, as the 32-year-old was indicted over the offseason regarding an incident that allegedly occurred after the Super Bowl in February 2017. Assuming he's in uniform, however, Bennett will get plenty of snaps as he continues to rotate inside on passing downs. He will still be a difference-maker in Philadelphia.
The Seahawks' defensive line rotates quite a lot, and Bennett is unlikely to play more than 800 snaps in a season -- he totaled 1,571 the two seasons prior to last year's injury-shortened year -- but as one of the league's best linemen he produces enough on a per-snap basis to remain on the IDP radar. He fell short of such distinction last year, but that was a result of missing five games with neck and knee injuries at separate points. In 2014 and 2015, Bennett produced 90 tackles and 17 sacks when he got the snaps.
Bennett was a force on the Seahawks' defensive line throughout the 2015 season while recording 52 tackles, 10 sacks, and two forced fumbles in 16 games. The 30-year-old has another chance at double-digit sacks in 2016 as he'll start across from fellow defensive end Cliff Avril with Ahtyba Rubin and Jordan Hill on the inside. Bennett doesn't have much of a recent injury history, which adds even more value and allows for plenty of snaps.
Bennett is better, and more valuable to the Seahawks, than he gets credit for. Because of a thin D-Line, he played nearly 200 more snaps last season than in 2013, which likely sapped his effectiveness at times as he played inside and out. A deeper line this year should keep him fresher. Expect him to challenge for double-digit sacks again.
Bennett recorded 31 tackles, 8.5 sacks and a fumble recovery for a touchdown during his first season in Seattle. Those numbers were actually down from his output while he with the Buccaneers, but that's likely due to how good the Seahawks' defense is as a whole, rather than a decline in Bennett's skill. He'll have a great chance to be starting on the end of the 4-3 and will have an opportunity to put up similar numbers to that of his 2013 season.
The Seahawks signed Bennett in March in hopes of improving a pass rush that was insufficient last season. Bennett will play behind Red Bryant at left defensive end and likely won't see enough snaps to be a weekly IDP option. He has a torn rotator cuff, but the Seahawks are confident he'll be able to play through it.
Though he is currently listed atop the depth chart at Right DE, he will probably wind up as a backup eventually. Bennett can play DL or DE so he is a versatile player for the team as a backup.
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Marginal impact with Cowboys
DEDallas Cowboys
January 7, 2020
Bennett played 15 games split between the Patriots and Cowboys in 2019, finishing with 32 tackles (24 solo) including 6.5 sacks.
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Active in Week 15
DEDallas Cowboys
December 15, 2019
Bennett (foot) is active for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Rams, Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Receives questionable tag Week 15
DEDallas Cowboys
Foot
December 13, 2019
Bennett (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.
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Logs limited session
DEDallas Cowboys
Foot
December 11, 2019
Bennett (foot) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
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Not hindered by injury
DEDallas Cowboys
December 4, 2019
Bennett (foot) won't carry an injury designation into Thursday's matchup against the Bears, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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