Martellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett

TE - GB - Questionable
Height: 6' 6"Weight: 275 lbsAge: 30College: Texas A&MDrafted: #61 (2nd Rd.)

Week 17 Outlook

GB @ DET
Sun 8:30pm ET
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Rank (ECR) N/A
Projection 6.6 pts

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Martellus Bennett signs with Green Bay

Former New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is signing with the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Impact

Bennett was never expected to re-sign with New England due to the money he would command in free agency. However, the Packers, who had a need at tight end with Jared Cook in line to depart, signed Bennett Friday. Coming off of a 2016 season in which he scored a career-high seven touchdowns, Bennett could have an even bigger statistical showing with the Packers in 2017 as their featured tight end.

Martellus Bennett not expected to re-sign with Patriots

On his personal Twitter account, New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is suggesting that he will not re-sign with the Patriots. "I'm going to miss you Mass-Holes," Bennett said via Twitter. "T'was Fun. Thank you for the good times. To infinity and beyond..."

Fantasy Impact

In Martysaurus-Rex fashion, Bennett said his goodbyes to Patriots nation via Twitter. With a $9 million per year asking price, it was unlikely that New England would sign him at that number, and Bennett's message all but confirms he will depart in free agency. Expect the Giants, Raiders and Jaguars, who all have a need at tight end, to pursue Bennett once the market opens at 4 pm Thursday.

Martellus Bennett has interest from several teams

Sources say that Bennett has received interest from the Giants, Jaguars, Bills, and Patriots. Tennessee and Detroit have also shown interest.

Fantasy Impact

As the Pats just traded for Dwayne Allen it seems that Bennett might be out of their equation. The other teams listed above have a huge hole and Bennett would have tremendous fantasy value if in the right system. Depending on where Bennett ends up will determine his real fantasy value.

Israel Katz7 weeks ago
Martellus Bennett expected to test open market

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett "will" test the open free agent market this offseason. The NFL Insider added that "it's a real possibility" he makes his exit from New England due to his asking price and "likely offers" from other clubs.

Fantasy Impact

In other words, Rapoport expects other teams to outbid the Patriots for Bennett's services when the free agency signing period begins on March 9. Coming off of a 2016 season in which he accumulated 55 receptions for 701 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns, Bennett is expected to command top dollar on the open market. Expect the Texans, Giants and Broncos to make a run at Bennett. If he indeed departs from New England, the Patriots could sign impending free agent Jack Doyle from the Colts, who would be a tremendous fit in Josh McDaniels' system. Doyle's acquisition would also add a cheap insurance policy for Rob Gronkowski, who is coming off of his third back surgery.

Martellus Bennett not a top priority for Patriots

The New England Patriots are unlikely to get into a bidding war to retain free agent tight end Martellus Bennett this offseason.

Fantasy Impact

Given that Bennett is the best tight end in this year's free agent market, he is almost certain to command more money than the Patriots are willing to offer. Perhaps a change of scenery will allow Bennett to be more featured on offense, but at this point he is nothing more than a low-end TE2 in most fantasy leagues.

Alexander Onushco10 weeks ago