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Position
TE
 
Jersey
83
Name  Martellus Bennett
Born  3/10/1987
Height  6-6
Weight  265
College  Texas A&M
Hot12/5/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was jay Cutler's favorite target Thursday night, catching 12 of 15 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Cutler couldn't get the ball to Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery early on and dumped the ball to his tight end. He continues to do that in the second half after Marshall was injured. Bennett was seen limping back to the huddle on numerous occasions, but it didn't stop him from performing.
 
12/4/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett left Thursday night's game against the Cowboys with an apparent ankle injury. UPDATE: Bennett has returned to the game.
Insight: Bennett got his foot caught under a Cowboys defender in the process of tackling him. Bennett was limping but walked off the field under his own power.
 
12/4/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is active for Thursday night versus the Cowboys.
Insight: As expected, Bennett will play. He is a TE1 with high upside against the Cowboys, who have been bad at stopping opposing tight ends. Alshon Jeffery is also active and should be starting in most fantasy leagues.
 
12/4/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is probable for Thursday's game against Dallas while dealing with a sore foot.
Insight: Bennett continues to be a borderline TE1 after another solid game Thursday afternoon (109 yards). He'll face a Dallas defense that has been very friendly to tight ends.
 
11/27/2014 3:54:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett had a team-high 109 receiving yards in Thursday's loss to the Lions.
Insight: He did so on eight receptions. Bennett continues to be a borderline TE1.
 
11/23/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett had a team-high 37 receiving yards.
Insight: Nothing to get excited about, as he had four catches. Bennett has not done much since his hot start, but is still a borderline TE1.
 
11/16/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was not really involved in the offense on Sunday.
Insight: Bennett caught four passes for 29 yards. After a strong start to the season, Bennett has six receptions for 74 yards the past two weeks.
 
11/13/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was back at practice Thursday.
Insight: Bennett has been dealing with bruised ribs and missing a Wednesday practice is old hat. He should be fine for Sunday's game against the Vikings and improve on last week's disappointing results.
 
11/10/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was official active for the Sunday night game against Green Bay, but not very.
Insight: Bennett caught two balls for 45 yards. The Bears could do nothing on offense and even less on defense in losing 55-14 to the Packers.
 
11/9/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is active for the Sunday night game against Green Bay.
Insight: We never saw this rib issue keeping him out of Sunday's matchup with division rival Green Bay. Bennet has been a solid contributor this season with 47 receptions for 517 yards and five scores in eight games.
 
11/6/2014 3:00:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has been added to the injury report with bruised ribs.
Insight: We don't see this keeping him out of Sunday's matchup with division rival Green Bay. Bennet has been a solid contributor this season with 47 receptions for 517 yards and five scores in eight games.
 
10/26/2014 7:23:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett led the team in receiving druing Week 8's loss to New England.
Insight: He had six receptions for 95 yards and a score. It was Bennett's first touchdown since Week 3, a nice sight for owners.
 
10/26/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (hamstring) is active for Week 8's matchup against the Patriots.
Insight: There really wasn't much question about his availability, and now Bennett will look to get back on track against a banged up linebacker group, from New England.
 
10/23/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett returned to practice on Thursday according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Bennett got a limited practice session in on Thursday, so he is on track to play in Week 8. He has not scored since Week 3, but he continues to get catches and yards. If someone other than Matt Forte scores against New England this week, it will likely be Bennett since the giant Bears receivers draw Darrelle Revis.
 
10/22/2014 2:57:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (hamstring) was absent from Wednesday's practice.
Insight: He played his normal amount of stats during Week 7 against Miami, so it is tough to figure out when he got hurt. Assuming Bennett is able to return to practice this week, he will be a low-end TE1 for Week 8 against the Patriots.
 
10/19/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett had 58 receiving yards on Sunday versus Miami.
Insight: Bennett had five catches but did not score as Matt Forte scored both of the Chicago touchdowns. He is still a TE1 in all formets.
 
10/13/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett had 52 receiving yards during Sunday's win against Atlanta.
Insight: He did so on four catches. While his numbers have took a little bit of a hit over the past two weeks, Bennett maintains his TE1 status, in Chicago's high-octane offense.
 
9/28/2014 5:01:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett led the team with 11 targets, nine catches and 134 receiving yards against the Packers in Week 4.
Insight: Bennett nearly scored as well, but the Packers tackled him near the goal line as time expired in the first half. Bennett has definitely become a TE1 and is close to stud status. He must be in the lineup every single week.
 
8/10/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Chicago tight end Martellus Bennett has been reinstated.
Insight: The Bears suspended him indefinitely for getting into an on-field fight with rookie first-round pick Kyle Fuller. His suspension lasted five days. The 27-year-old has the physical tools to be a top tight end, but he's behind Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte in the passing hierarchy. His 2013 numbers -- 65 catches, 759 yards, five touchdowns -- represent his 2014 ceiling.
 
8/5/2014 2:34:00 PM
Description: Chicago tight end Martellus Bennett has been fined and suspended by the Bears for "conduct detrimental to the team."
Insight: We don't know for how long, but it appears to be the result of an altercation with rookie Kyle Fuller at Monday's practice. He remains a low-end TE1, unless these problems continue.
 

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