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83 Martellus Bennett TE
Height/Weight: 6-6/265 | Birthdate: 3/10/1987 | Birthplace: San Diego, CA, USA | Team: Chicago | College: Texas A&M | NFL Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 100/67 | Average Draft Position: 117.76
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Bostic, Briggs doubtful but most Bears probable for Pats


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Aside from safety Danny McCray (knee), who has been ruled out, and doubtful linebackers Jon Bostic (back) and Lance Briggs (ribs), the Bears are in good shape heading into their Sunday game at New England.

The only other Bear not listed as probable on their Friday injury report is tackle Jordan Mills (foot), who is questionable. The probables are wideout Wallace Williams (illness), safety Chris Conte (shoulder), tight end Martellus Bennett (hamstring) and cornerback Kyle Fuller (hip).


Bears TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring) practices Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was back at practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday due to a hamstring injury. He was listed as limited in practice Thursday as the Bears prepare to play the Patriots in Week 8.

Bears TE Martellus Bennett says he'll practice Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, who sat out Wednesday with a hamstring injury, told NFL Network that he'll practice Thursday. Chicago visits the Patriots on Sunday.

Bennett has 41 catches for 422 yards and four touchdowns.


Bears TE Martellus Bennett sits out Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett did not practice Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, reports NFL Network. Chicago visits New England on Sunday.

Bears TE Martellus Bennett held to 58 yards in Week 8 defeat


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was held under 60 receiving yards for the fifth time this season in a Week 7 home loss to Miami on Sunday.

Bennett came down with three of his five receptions when the game was well out of hand on the final drive. One of those grabs went for 21 yards, his longest gain of the afternoon. He was targeted eight times and finished with 58 yards in a 27-14 defeat. He has 422 receiving yards on the year.

Bennett and the Bears will look to get back on track Week 8 at New England.


Martellus Bennett still a steady, reliable option


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett had the look of an elite option at the position early in the season, but has been unable to keep up the pace. However, as he showed yet again in Week 7 against the Dolphins, he can still do enough to be a worthwhile option for most Fantasy owners.

Bennett had double figures in Fantasy scoring in each of his first four games, but has settled in for five in each of the last two. That isn't great, but he was still targeted eight times in each game and has posted just one game with less than five Fantasy points in seven games.

Bennett is by no mean's one of the best Fantasy tight ends around, but that doesn't mean he can't be consistently useful at a position where consistently useful options are at a premium. Keep him active heading into Week 8. 


Martellus Bennett scores two-pointer in Week 6 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett caught four of his eight targets for 52 yards and added a two-point conversion in his team's 27-13 win over the Falcons in Week 6.

Bennett's best play in the game came on a third-and-11 at the end of the third quarter, as the tight end picked up 25 yards to extend the team's final scoring drive, capped by a two-point conversion to Bennett to put the Bears up 14 points. He's up to 36 receptions and 364 yards to with four touchdowns, though he hasn't managed to catch a touchdown since grabbing two in Week 3. He'll try to get back in the TD column next week against the Dolphins.


Martellus Bennett deserves a mulligan


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Okay, so Martellus Bennett's performance in Week 5 for the Bears was a bit of a letdown. After putting up double-digit Fantasy point games like clockwork through three weeks, he managed just three receptions for 17 yards Sunday against the Panthers, by far his worst performance of the season.

Bennett was targeted five times in the passing game, but the Panthers held him to just 17 yards on three receptions -- all three represent his lowest totals for the season. Of course, Bennett was playing over his head at least a bit through the first four games, averaging 13.0 Fantasy points per game, but that doesn't mean this is the new normal. This is taking regression to a whole other level, and it is likely little more than a bump in the road.

Bennett is the third, and sometimes fourth, option in the team's passing game, but has still had 42 passes thrown his way so far. Even with Sunday's dud, he remains one of the best tight end options around. 


Tight ends pitch in for Bears in Week 5 defeat


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Tight ends Martellus Bennett and Dante Rosario led a small contingent of Bears that played a role in their Sunday loss to Carolina. Both caught three passes - the former for 17 yards and the latter for 20.

Also catching a pass was veteran Santonio Holmes for six yards. Running back Ka'Deem Carey put himself in the score sheet with two carries for two yards.


The verdict is in on Martellus Bennett


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/28/2014) Just when you think tight end Martellus Bennett can't get any better, he goes and leads the Bears in all the most relevant categories Week 4 against Green Bay, including receptions (nine), targets (11) and yards (134).

No, he didn't find the end zone after scoring four touchdowns in his first three games (though he came painfully close to end the first half, getting spun around as he tried to extend his arm over the goal line at the end of an 8-yard pass), but isn't this the strongest endorsement of his value yet? In a receiving corps that includes Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, he's become quarterback Jay Cutler's go-to guy.

Not by a landslide or anything, but it's the kind of offense that can sustain three big-time receivers. And with Bennett performing at a Jimmy Graham-like pace, he can afford to fall off a little and still be one of the top tight ends in Fantasy.

So while I'm not expecting Bennett to be quite this good all season long, unless I honestly thought I could get the equivalent of second-round value in return for him, I wouldn't be looking to sell high on him.


Martellus Bennett secures first 100-yard game in defeat


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett used an explosive second quarter as a springboard to a career game Sunday against Green Bay.

Bennett snagged five passes for 91 yards in that stanza alone in recording the first 100-yard performance of his career. He finished with nine catches for a game-high 134 yards. Bennett was targeted 11 times, but did not work his way into the end zone.

He will try to do just that when the team plays at Carolina in Week 5.


Martellus Bennett makes history


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Tight end Martellus Bennett caught a pair of touchdowns in the Week 3 win over the Jets, becoming the first Bears player with a touchdown grab in each of the team's first three games since Dennis McKinnon did it in 1985.

Bennett has four touchdowns this season after scoring five each of the past two seasons. Monday night, he caught five passes for 54 yards, including 7- and 13-yard touchdowns.

His eight targets ranked second on the team. Bennett will try to build on his fast start Week 4 against the Packers.


Martellus Bennett a good Week 3 start


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/18/2014) Martellus Bennett is off to a stellar start through his first two games with 15 catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns on 18 targets.

He is second on the team in targets to Marshall (20) and the Bears have done a nice job featuring Bennett in the early part of the year. We hope it continues this week against a suspect Jets secondary.

The Jets haven't faced a tight end of note yet with matchups against the Raiders and Packers, but last year New York allowed seven touchdowns to opposing tight ends. There were nine tight ends against the Jets last year that had at least six targets and eight of them finished with at least eight Fantasy points in a standard league.

Bennett has at least six targets in five of his past six games going back to last season.

For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.


Martellus Bennett scores again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett scored for the second straight week Sunday night at San Francisco. Bennett hauled in seven of eight targets for 37 yards, including an easy 3-yard score to put Chicago ahead with 13:14 remaining.

Bennett, who tied for the team lead in targets, visits the Jets on Monday Night Football in Week 3.


Martellus Bennett scores TD on eight receptions Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett grabbed eight passes for 70 yards and a touchdown in his team's 23-20 overtime loss to the Bills Sunday.

Bennett opened the scoring by hauling in a 12-yard touchdown on his team's first offensive drive, with the score coming on a pitch-and-catch after a big gain by Alshon Jeffery. He remained involved throughout the game with the Bears finding room to work in the middle of the field. Bennett also may have benefited from the absence of Jeffery for much of the second half. He'll look for a similar result when the Bears head to San Francisco in Week 2.


Martellus Bennett worth starting in Week 1


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett posted career-best numbers in 2013, catching 65 passes for 759 yards while matching his career high of five touchdowns. Three of those five scores came in the first two weeks of the season, and he could be on the verge of starting off hot for the third straight season.

Bennett is in danger of getting lost offensively on a week-to-week basis, as there are only so many opportunities to go around for Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte and the tight end. He faces a plus matchup in Week 1, with the Bills dealing with a depleted linebacker corps and the loss of free safety Jairus Byrd. While the one thing new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's defense did well in Detroit last year was defend the tight end, the Bills don't appear to have the personnel to match up with the imposing Bennett.

Bennett falls inside the top 12 in the weekly rankings of both CBSSports.con Fantasy experts, designating him as starter material in standard leagues. We could see a similar line to his opener against the Bengals last season: three receptions, 49 yards and one touchdown.


Bears reinstate Martellus Bennett


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) The Bears reinstated tight end Martellus Bennett from his suspension, reports ESPN.com. Bennett got suspended last Tuesday following a practice fight in which he slammed first-round pick Kyle Fuller to the ground.

"I understand what they want from me," Bennett said. "I felt like I could've handled the situation differently."


Trestman: no timetable for Martellus Bennett's return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) When asked about the status of suspended tight end Martellus Bennett, Bears head coach Marc Trestman said there is no timetable for a return, per the Chicago Tribune.

Bennett got suspended indefinitely following a practice fight, though the suspension stemmed from an accumulation of incidents. As expected, he sat out the first preseason game against the Eagles.


Bears list inactives for Week 1 of preseason


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) The following players will not dress for the Bears on Friday against the Eagles: safety Craig Steltz, cornerback Tim Jennings, cornerback Isaiah Frey, safety Chris Conte, offensive lineman Eben Britton, tackle Jordan Mills, defensive end Jared Allen, guard Kyle Long and and tight end Martellus Bennett.

Martellus Bennett not ruled out for preseason opener


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Bears coach Marc Trestman spoke to suspended tight end Martellus Bennett and called the conversation "very positive," adding Bennett hasn't been ruled out for Friday's preseason opener against the Eagles, reports ESPN.com.

"It was a very positive conversation," Trestman said. "We touched base with each other, and I'll just leave it at that. We did what we said we were gonna do, and that was talk yesterday."

Bennettt got suspended indefinitely following a practice fight in which he slammed first-round pick Kyle Fuller to the ground after a routine play, the report said. According to team sources, Bennett's suspension stemmed from an accumulation of incidents, not just the fight.

Bears suspend Martellus Bennett indefinitely


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/5/2014) The Bears announced Tuesday that they have suspended tight end Martellus Bennett indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. The team said the suspension is for an undetermined length of time and also includes a fine. 

Bennett got into a fight with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller during training camp practice on Monday when Fuller pulled Bennett to the ground after a reception. Bennett got up and shoved Fuller, then threw him to the ground according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Bears head coach Marc Trestman cancelled practice after the skirmish. 

Later Monday, Bennett didn't seem remorseful for his actions, telling the media he'd be willing to pay a fine even if he didn't think his actions warranted one.

"I'm probably one of the most violent people on the field. That's my style of play," Bennett said. "I'm going to continue to play the way I play."


Several role players chip in for Bears


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The Bears received minor contributions from several role players during Sunday's loss to the Packers in Week 17.

Backup running back Michael Bush rushed for 11 yards on two carries. Tight end Martellus Bennett caught his only target for 15 yards while Marquess Wilson caught just one pass for a gain of 10 yards. It was Wilson's second reception of the season.

Martellus Bennett paces Bears with 85 receiving yards


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett caught five passes for a team-high 85 yards in the loss to the Eagles, his third solid game in succession. Bennett has 16 catches for 199 yards over the past three weeks.

Bennett drew eight targets, one fewer than Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Bennett's longest reception went 30 yards. However, he has not scored since Week 12.

Bennett plays the Packers in Week 17.


Martellus Bennett too risky to start


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has one touchdown catch in his last seven games entering Week 16 at Philadelphia. The matchup is not kind, either, as the Eagles give up the fourth fewest Fantasy points (5.7 per game) to tight ends.

Tight ends have scored just twice against Philly, and have been held under 50 receiving yards as a group nine times.

Bennett is coming off one of his better games. He caught all six of his targets for 71 yards, his highest yardage total since Week 4, in the win at Cleveland. But he's too risky to start in Fantasy's championship week unless you play in a two-tight end league.


Martellus Bennett has 71 yards in Week 15 win


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett caught six passes for 71 yards in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Browns. Bennett was targeted six times and lost a fumble in the third quarter (which was run back for a touchdown). 

The 71 receiving yards were the third-most of the season for Bennett, and his most since Week 4. He now has 659 receiving yards on the season -- a career high. 

The Bears face the Eagles in Week 16.