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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%: 93/51 | Average Draft Position: 132.98
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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. 


Martellus Bennett an unreliable option


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/10/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has been a different player since the team's Week 8 bye. Prior to the break, Bennett had five games of six or more Fantasy points, with two double-digit games and four touchdowns. 

Since the bye, however, Bennett has just one game with six or more points, and has scored just once. His Week 15 matchup against the Browns brings with it some hope, but so did his Week 13 matchup against the Vikings (when he finished with 14 total yards). 

The Browns have allowed four touchdowns over the last four games to opposing tight ends, but haven't given up 50 yards to the position since Week 7. Additionally, the Browns have allowed their touchdowns in bunches; the eight touchdowns tight ends have scored against the Browns this season have come in just four games. 

Bennett started the season strong, but has faded lately. Even with a somewhat promising matchup, he's still best left on the bench in most formats. 


Martellus Bennett makes five grabs


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett caught five of his six targets for 43 yards in the win over the Cowboys. Bennett hadn't made that many receptions since Week 6 when he hauled in six passes for 68 yards against the Giants.

Bennett will try to stay involved Week 15 at Cleveland.


Martellus Bennett has chance for bounceback


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has 13 targets over the past three games, and he was held to two catches for 14 yards in Week 13. But Bennett is playable because of his matchup Monday night.

The Cowboys give up the 8th-most Fantasy points to tight ends, 9.0 per game. Tight ends are averaging 5.8 catches for 66 yards with six touchdowns vs. Dallas.

Drafted by the Cowboys, Bennett spent his first four seasons in Dallas. He faced the Cowboys last year as a member of the Giants, catching eight passes for 69 yards and a touchdown in two meetings.

Bennett has slumped after a strong start. He's not a thrilling option. Consider him a low-end TE1 in Week 14.


Martellus Bennett disappears from passing game after halftime


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was held to two catches for 14 yards Week 13 at Minnesota. He was targeted five times in the 23-20 overtime loss. 

Bennett had an 8-yard catch in the first half called back because of offensive pass interference. He also limped off the field with an apparent leg injury in the first half, but he missed only one play before returning. All of Bennett's yards and targets came before halftime.

The Bears are back in action Week 14 vs. Dallas.


Week 13 presents opportunity to start Martellus Bennett


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett had the first multi-touchdown game of his career Week 2 against the Vikings. Unfortunately, he has scored just two touchdowns in his last nine games heading into a Week 13 rematch with Minnesota.

Bennett did have a touchdown Week 12 at St. Louis, but he's been relatively quiet since posting three touchdowns in his first two games. He got off to a fast start last season with the Giants before cooling off, which is a trend he's following in 2013 with the Bears.

Tight ends have put up decent numbers against the Vikings. They average 55.1 receiving yards and have totaled nine touchdowns in 11 games. Tight ends also average 9.7 Fantasy points per week, which is the fifth-highest average.

Bennett is far from being a reliable Fantasy option on a weekly basis. He's good enough to start in the weeks he has favorable matchups, like Week 13. Therefore, he can be considered a low-end Fantasy start this week.


Martellus Bennett scores in Week 12


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/24/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett caught four passes for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Rams. Bennett was targeted five times in the game. 

Bennett could have had a bigger presence in the box score, but a fourth-quarter would-be touchdown was called back for holding. 

This was Bennett's first touchdown since Week 7, and his first game with over 50 receiving yards since Week 6. Bennett's score was the first the Rams allowed to a tight end since Week 4.  

The Bears travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings next Sunday. 


Martellus Bennett has tough Week 12 matchup


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/21/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett hasn't hit the 50-yard mark since Week 6 against the Giants. He has one touchdown in his last eight games. And in Week 12, he plays a team that has allowed the second-fewest Fantasy points per game to oposing tight ends. 

On the season, the Rams have allowed just two touchdowns to tight ends, and both came in the first four weeks. Since then, no tight end has gone over 50 yards or scored on the Rams, and the list includes solid mid-level options like Garrett Graham, Greg Olsen, and Delanie Walker. 

Bennett has been relatively cold lately and is staring down a tough matchup. He can be left on the bench in most formats. 


Martellus Bennett quiet against Ravens


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett had a quiet game Week 11 against the Ravens.

Bennett did little during regulation, catching just one pass for 5 yards. He did receive a target in the end zone, but the ball hit the ground when he came down. The play wouldn't have counted even if Bennett had caught the ball, as the Bears were called for holding. Bennett did manage to come through with a big play during over time, though. On the team's final drive, he caught a 43 yard reception, putting the team in field goal range. 

Bennett will take on the Rams Week 12.


Martellus Bennett active against Ravens


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is active against the Ravens Week 11.

Bennett missed Thursday's practice due to an ankle injury, but was able to return Friday. He's expected to go against Baltimore.


Martellus Bennett questionable Week 11


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is questionable Week 11 against the Ravens.

Bennett missed Thursday's practice due to an ankle injury, but was able to return to action Friday. Bennett will be a game-time decision against Baltimore.


Martellus Bennett returns to practice Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has returned to practice Friday.

Bennett missed Thursday's practice due to an ankle injury, but head coach Marc Trestman said he expected Bennett to return to practice Friday. Bennett was able to participate in individual drills.


Martellus Bennett dealing with ankle injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett did not practice Thurday due to an ankle injury. 

The injury comes as a bit of a surprise, as Bennett was not listed on the injury report Wednesday. The team is hopeful that Bennett will be able to practice Friday.


Martellus Bennett looking to get back on track


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is looking to get back on track after a rough Week 10.

Bennett will face off against the Ravens Week 11. The team has been vulnerable against the tight end, allowing them to go for 8.11 Fantasy points per game. That ties them as the 20th worst team against tight ends. They've allowed 16 touchdowns through the air, four of which have gone to opposing tight ends.

Bennett has been somewhat underutilized by Josh McCown. Against Washington, McCown targeted Bennett twice, though his only catch was a 7 yard touchdown. With Jay Cutler in the lineup, Bennett only received one target, so it may have been a case of Washinton doing a good job on Bennett. The following week, Bennett was targeted eight times by McCown. And on the final drive against the Lions, Bennett saw one target from McCown. Bennett has proven to be a useful weapon for Chicago, but he's the third or fourth option at best when McCown enters the game. The team initially relied on Bennett quite a bit in the red zone, but the emergence of Alshon Jeffery has given the team three huge weapons. Bennett has a decent matchup, but could be overshadowed by the team's receivers.


Martellus Bennett can't get going in loss to Lions


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett failed to get going during Sunday's loss to the Lions in Week 10.

Bennett nearly had a chance to make up for his lackluster performance with a touchown. He was targeted in the end zone, but Jay Cutler’s pass was tipped by Ndamukong Suh and picked off in the end zone by DeAndre Levy in the second quarter. He was targeted six times and finished with four catches for 29 yards (7.3 yards per catch) in a 21-19 defeat.

Bennett has been held under 40 yards in each of his last three games. He has 40 receptions for 421 yards and four touchdowns this season. He'll look for a bounce-back performance at home in Week 11 against the Ravens.


Martellus Bennett seeking bounce-back game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is seeking to get back on track heading into Week 10 at home against the Lions.

After starting the season with three touchdowns in two games, Bennett has cooled off with only one score over his next six contests, averaging 44.5 yards per game over that span. Bennett was the only tight end to rack up more than 65 receiving yards in a game against the Lions. He caught eight of the 12 passes thrown his way for 90 yards in his previous meeting against Detroit in Week 4. Opposing tight ends have averaged only 6.75 Fantasy points per game against the Lions this season.

Even with Jay Cutler back under center, this may not be the best matchup for Bennett. If possible, Fantasy owners should seek better options for Week 10. Our Fantasy experts have Bennett barely cracking the Top 10 in rankings this week. Consider him a worthy option in most formats.

Martellus Bennett makes four catches


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett caught four passes for 36 yards in the win at Green Bay. He was targeted eight times, tied for third on the team.

Bennett, who has one touchdown since Week 2, plays the Lions in Week 10.


Martellus Bennett staring at great matchup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2013) Chicago's Martellus Bennett is tied for fifth among Fantasy tight ends heading into Week 9 at Green Bay. Having rested his knee over the bye, he returns to a great matchup.

The Packers give up the third-most Fantasy points to tight ends, 11.0 per game. They've yielded five touchdowns in seven games to the position. Tight ends average 6.1 catches for 70.7 yards against Green Bay.

Bennett doesn't have a good track record against the Packers. In four previous meetings, he's caught eight passes for 107 yards and no touchdowns. Despite that history, consider Bennett a solid TE1 Monday night.


Martellus Bennett's lone catch goes for score


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett caught a touchdown pass late in the Week 7 game at Washington Sunday. Bennett's TD grab from Josh McCown came with under four minutes to play and gave the Bears a short-lived 41-38 lead in a 45-41 loss. 

The touchdown was the only catch of the game for Bennett, who was targeted three times overall by McCown and Jay Cutler, who was injured earlier in the game. 

Bennett had three touchdowns after two games this season and scored Sunday for the first time since then. The Bears have a bye Week 8 and return Week 9 at Green Bay on Monday night. 


Martellus Bennett active in Washington


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (knee) is active, as expected, for the Week 7 game at Washington Sunday. Bennett was listed as questionable on the official injury report for the game as he had been limited in practice most of the week. 

Bennett has 31 catches this season in six games for 349 yards and three touchdowns for the Bears. 


Martellus Bennett enters Week 7 questionable


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (knee) was unable to practice in full Friday, a consistent theme for him throughout the week. As a result, he is officially listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Redskins, based on Friday's injury report.  

Martellus Bennett back at practice Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2013) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with a knee injury. The Bears travel to Washington Week 7.