By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 4:08pm EDT
Martellus Bennett finished the day with 5 catches for 58 yards. 3 of Bennett's catches came during the final drive in garbage time.
Fantasy Impact: After starting the season strong, Bennett has disappointed with only 127 yards in the past 3 games. For most of the game versus the Dolphins, the entire Bears offense couldn't get much going, Bennett included. Going to New England in week 8 will hopefully revitalize the slumping TE's production.
By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 2:53am EDT
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett had an adequate day in Atlanta on Sunday. Bennett brought in 4 of his 8 targets for 52 yards. He also had a 2 pt conversion.
Fantasy Impact: After starting the year on fire (13.4 fantasy pts/game), Bennett has definitely cooled down the last 2 weeks. Bennett has had only 7 catches and 69 yards versus Carolina and Atlanta combined. With Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall fully healthy, Bennett will resume his role as a red zone threat but not much else. The 'Black Unicorn' can be considered a low end TE1 for the remainder of the season.
By Austin Van Ryn, Bears Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 10:36am EDT
Martellus Bennett had 3 catches for 17 yards on 5 targets. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: As noted the past few weeks, Bennett needs those touchdowns to be a top-flight TE. Without them, these sub-20 yard performances could ruin your matchup. Gauge your expectations with Bennett, as Jeffrey and Marshall will continue to get healthier and steal targets. For now, start Bennett against Atlanta.
By Austin Van Ryn, Bears Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 10:27am EDT
Martellus Bennett had 9 catches for 134 yards. He had a team high 11 targets.
Fantasy Impact: Bennett has played out of his mind this season. He almost had a TD right before the end of the first half, but was ruled down at the 1 yard line. Bennett is on pace for 116 receptions, 1,180 yards and 16 touchdowns. That projections is a little bloated, as Jeffrey and Marshall have been banged up, but Bennett is certainly proving that he deserves Cutler's attention. Continue to start Bennett in all formats.
By Austin Van Ryn, Bears Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 7:33pm EDT
Martellus Bennett had 5 catches for 54 yards along with two scores on Monday. Bennett's 8 targets were second on the team.
Fantasy Impact: Bennett continues to be a redzone target for Jay Cutler this season. He has racked up 4 TDs in the first 3 games. It is worth noting that Bennett's first score was on 3rd down after Brandon Marshall got back-to-back looks from Cutler inside the 10 yard line. Marshall was hobbled in this game, and Bennett capitalized. As long as Bennett continues to be a threat in the redzone, keep him in the lineup. He remains a solid TE1 in most formats.
By Austin Van Ryn, Bears Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 4:17pm EDT
Martellus Bennett hauled in 7 receptions for 37 yards and a score, Sunday night in San Francisco. Bennett tied Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte with 8 targets.
Fantasy Impact: Bennett had most of his catches in the first half. He benefited from a Kyle Fuller interception that set up a 3-yard TD. With Alshon Jeffrey hobbled for most of the game, Bennett proved his worth in the passing game and more importantly, in the red zone. He remains a solid TE1.
By Austin Van Ryn, Bears Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 8:23am EDT
Bennett reeled in 8 catches for 70 yards on 10 targets in Sunday's overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills. Bennett scored on the first possession, a 12-yard strike.
Fantasy Impact: His solid production had more to do with an injured Alshon Jeffrey, than dominating the middle of the field. Bennett's 10 targets did not include a 22 yard pass that was wiped away by an offensive pass interference call. If Jeffrey misses any time, Bennett moves into a must-start at the TE position. For now, he remains a solid low-tier TE1.
By Austin Van Ryn, Bears Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 11:22pm EDT
In his second game back from suspension, Bears TE Martellus Bennett had a quiet game catching only 1 pass for 22 yards. Bennett's catch was initially called a touchdown before replay revealed he was down by contact. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Bennett remains a feast or famine TE, as his top 12 ranking depends on getting touchdowns. Alshon Jeffrey and Brandon Marshall will continue to get the majority of looks from Jay Cutler. In redzone situations, Cutler has been known to look for his TEs. Recently injured TE Zach Miller caught a TD from Cutler in the first preseason game while Bennett was suspended.
By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Sun, Aug 10th 2:13pm EDT
Martellus Bennett has rejoined Bears training camp after being suspended by the team for 6 days. Bennett was suspended after an on-field incident with CB Kyle Fuller during practice. (Source: Chicago Tribune
Fantasy Impact: As expected Bennett has returned to the Bears and has resumed his role as the top TE for the team. Bennett can be safely return to being drafted as a top 12 TE in all leagues. Expect the Black Unicorn to put up similar numbers to the 60+ catch, 750 yard season he had in 2013.
By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 11:22am EDT
Martellus Bennett has been fined and suspended indefinitely by the Bears in response to his actions against rookie Kyle Fuller at practice on Monday. (Source: Michael C Wright on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Hopefully Bennett is not out too long as he is an integral part of this offense this season. The more time he misses, the more his value may drop since players that are not practicing always seem to come back and start slower. Keep an eye on his timing of return.
ESPN | Sep 17th
Christopher Harris explains why Martellus Bennett is on the rise in his rankings for Week 3.