Ben Braunecker

Ben Braunecker

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 252 lbsAge: 25College: Harvard

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 16th
Draft Rank (ECR) #659
Best / Worst #465 / #465


Ben Braunecker makes his first career catch

Ben Braunecker made his first career catch on Monday night against the Vikings. Braunecker had one reception on one target for eight yards.

Fantasy Impact

It was good to see Braunecker make his first career catch and it was actually in the red zone. However, Zach Miller is still the starting TE for Chicago and Braunecker appears to be third in the depth chart right now.

Jonathan Stone3 years ago
Ben Braunecker promoted to active roster

Ben Braunecker was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad after missing the majority of the preseason with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact

Braunecker is currently the third string tight end for Chicago behind Zach Miller and Logan Paulsen. Miller did sit out of practice today with a rib injury, but how serious his injury is remains to be seen. Braunecker is best left on the waiver wire for now unless Miller misses a significant amount of time.

Jonathan Stone3 years ago
Ben Braunecker (ankle) still sidelined

As you may know, the Bears are very thin at the TE position. Martellus Bennett is in New England and Zach Miller, Greg Scruggs and Ben Braunecker are all sidelined right now in training camp.

Fantasy Impact

Braunecker has an ankle injury and was out again on Monday. Rob Housler, Tony Moaeki and Gannon Sinclair are the top TE's currently. The Bears need health and then some to have any contunity on the position.

Undrafted rookie TE Ben Braunecker has a chance to earn a roster spot

"I want to make this team," Braunecker said last Sunday during the team's rookie minicamp. "I'm driven to make this team and I'm really thankful the Bears gave me an opportunity."

Fantasy Impact

Picked up by the Bears after the draft, Ben Braunecker is a smart kid from Harvard who shined , adding 48 passes for 850 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. He had 100 or more receiving yard in four his last six games this past season. Behind Zach Miller and Rob Housler, the Bears have a bunch of young players including Khari Lee, Gannon Sinclair, Joe Sommers and former DE turned TE Greg Scruggs. Braunecker certainly has a shot.