Martellus Bennett, TE, Bears
|TE||70.94||CHI||Injured Reserve||8 years||28||6'6||273||@MartysaurusRex|
2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Dec-06-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): There's something strange going on in the Bennett neighborhood over the last couple of weeks. He missed last week's game with a rib issue, but the recent reports suggest he is battling some mental issues due to lack of chances. Over his last four games he has three games with three catches or less, with short yards receiving in each game (32, 18, and 26) with only 14 targets. He has one strong game (11/83/1), while averaging 7.6 targets per game. Last year he had seven catches, 37 yards and a TD on eight targets against the 49ers. San Fran rank 12th in TE Fantasy defense, with nine teams scoring fewer than 15 Fantasy points. He looks underpriced based on his talent and expected opportunity, The Bears may try to get him involved this week to get him mentally into the game.
After spending his first four years behind TE Jason Witten in Dallas, Bennett has improved each of the last two years after finally earning starting snaps in 2012. Last year, Martellus set career highs in catches (90), yards (916), targets (128), and touchdowns (six). His bump in opportunity was created by a down year by Marshall due to an ankle injury plus a shorter passing window that forced Cutler to look for Bennett on many drop down passes. Games score also led to many catches in garbage time. Bennett caught 70.3 percent of his chances. He finished five games with double-digit targets and nine games with five catches or more. After scoring four TDs in his first three games, Martellus only scored two TDs in his last 13 games. His success will no doubt keep him involved in the passing games, but it's tough to believe his opportunity is repeatable. I'd set the bar at 70 catches for 800 yards with mid-range TDs and hope for more upside. Bennett is a solid top 10 TE with some big game ability. This year, Martellus is fully price (ADP - 71 as the 5th TE option), which forces a fantasy owner into a tough decision.
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett
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August 5th, 2015
|6.06||Team Hallam - Maybe a little bit early with the unknown in a new offense, but the talent is undeniable and lose of Marshall should help him. (Comments Added Mon Aug 3 10:14:27 p.m. ET 2015)|
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