Martellus Bennett Fantasy News

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Bears TE Zachary Miller (ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 15. Miller played through the rib injury last week, and is expected to play. He’s a low-end TE1 with Martellus Bennett out for the year. He’s averaging 3.0 receptions for 46 yards and 0.83 TD in his last six games, and Bennett played in four of those.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Bears TE Zachary Miller (ribs) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Miller also has a rib injury, but played through it last week. He’s a low-end TE1 with Martellus Bennett out for the year. He’s averaging 3.0 receptions for 46 yards and 0.83 TD in his last six games, and Bennett played in four of those.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Bears TE Zachary Miller (illness) did not practice Wednesday. Miller also has a rib injury, but played through it last week. He’s a low-end TE1 with Martellus Bennett out for the year. He’s averaging 3.0 receptions for 46 yards and 0.83 TD in his last six games, and Bennett played in four of those.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Bears TE Zachary Miller (ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 14. Miller is a Sneaky Start with Martellus Bennett out for the year. He had a disappointing Week 13 (1-6 vs. the 49ers), but in the previous four games he racked up 12 catches for 187 yards and four touchdowns.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Bears TE Zachary Miller (ribs) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Miller is a Sneaky Start with Martellus Bennett out for the year. He had a disappointing Week 13 (1-6 vs. the 49ers), but in the previous four games he racked up 12 catches for 187 yards and four touchdowns.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Bears TE Zachary Miller (ribs) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Miller is a good option for owners with tight end issues. He had a quiet Week 13, but had 12 catches for 187 yards and four touchdowns in the previous four games. He’s a Sneaky Start with Martellus Bennett out for the year.

Martellus Bennett placed on IR

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8:26pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Martellus Bennett's time in Chicago may be up.

The Chicago Bears' decision to place Bennett on injured reserve on Tuesday could signal the end of a productive three-year run for the outspoken tight end.

There are multiple reasons for a potential split. The most obvious factor: money.

Bennett has one year left on his contract, but he wants a more lucrative deal. He proved that when he skipped the entire voluntary portion of the offseason program in search of new money or a trade.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bears failed to budge and Bennett had no choice but to play for Chicago in 2015. That doesn't mean he won't try again next offseason. And once again, the Bears are expected to deny his request for an extension. But at this point, both sides might be ready for a clean break.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Bears WR Marquess Wilson (foot, out) missed practice again Friday and is out for Week 13. With Wilson out, Marc Mariani, Josh Bellamy and Cameron Meredith will pick up the scraps after Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Zachary Miller have had their fill.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Bears TE Martellus Bennett (ribs, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. It looks like Bennett will make his return this week, though he’s been outplayed by Zach Miller in the last few weeks. The Bears will be without Marquess Wilson and probably Eddie Royal as well, so Bennett should see plenty of work.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Bears TE Zachary Miller (ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 13. This is a new injury for Miller, who has been hot of late. If he can’t play, Martellus Bennett would be a safer TE1.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Bears TE Martellus Bennett (ribs) took full practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Bennett will make his return this week, though he’s been outplayed by Zach Miller in the last few weeks.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Bears TE Zachary Miller (ribs) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. This is a new injury for Miller, who has been hot of late. If he can’t play, Martellus Bennett would be a safer TE1.

Bears TE Martellus Bennett reportedly unhappy with role in red zone

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 10:05am

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Martellus Bennett expressed frustration during practice last week about his role in the red-zone offense. But if the tight end is upset about the number of times he's being targeted, coach John Fox isn't concerned.

Bennett and Fox insisted the player did not make the trip for the Bears 17-13 upset of the Packers in Green Bay last Thursday because of a rib injury, the first time the durable veteran has missed a game since 2011.

Bennett denied acting out his frustration in practice two days before the game but multiple sources told the Tribune it happened because he was upset with how he was being deployed in a red-zone package. It's no surprise he's unhappy as he skipped the voluntary offseason program under the new front office and coaching staff in hopes of getting a pay raise.

Fox was dismissive when asked if Bennett was upset with how he is being used.

"You will have to ask him about that," Fox said. "I don't know. I don't really care. I get upset too. I think he is one of the top-five targeted tight ends in the league."

Beat writer Dan Wiederer said on Twitter that "there is definite concern Bennett has been brooding and in an odd mental funk."

Fantasy Impact:

While it's true that Bennett is in the top 6 at his position (7.6 per game), he has only averaged 5.8 targets per game since the team's Week 7 bye. Meanwhile Zachary Miller has racked up 12 catches for 187 yards and four touchdowns in the five games since the bye. We're wondering if the #squeakywheeltheorem will cause an increase his role this week against the 49ers.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Bears TE Martellus Bennett (ribs) practiced fully Wednesday. It looks like Bennett will make his return this week, though he’s been outplayed by Zach Miller in the last few weeks.

Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte ACTIVE for the Bears

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 7:16pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Bears Inactives

Nick Becton OT
Martellus Bennett TE
Ka'Deem Carey RB
Jacoby Glenn CB
Antrel Rolle SS
Eddie Royal WR
Will Sutton DE

Fantasy Impact:

Matt Forte is active and is expected to start against the Packers, though he's likely to split touches with Jeremy Langford. Alshon Jeffery is also active, though he may not be close to 100%.

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