Earl Bennett Fantasy News

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6:06pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Browns have released wide receiver Earl Bennett about a month after signing him to a free agent contract.

Bears 'pretty confident' Marquess Wilson will win WR3 job

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 11:43am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bears beat writer Michael C. Wright was asked about the team's WR3: "I think Marquess Wilson is that extra receiver you’re thinking about. He’s a rising second-year player, coming off an offseason in which he trained out in Florida with Brandon Marshall. And you saw what training with Marshall did for Alshon Jeffery. The plan right now is to give Wilson first dibs at that No. 3 receiver job, and I think the staff is pretty confident he’ll wind up winning it. Wilson was a highly-productive player in college, and was able to step in as a rookie last season and contribute. I think Jay Cutler is pretty comfortable with Wilson, too."

Fantasy Impact:

The Bears' WR3 last year (Earl Bennett) wasn't a featured player in the offense, so we're not expecting Wilson to be one of the more productive WR3s in the league unless something happens to Marshall or Jeffery. The team has a lot of mouths to feed in the passing game with Martellus Bennett at tight end and Matt Forte at running back.

Browns sign WR Earl Bennett

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:18am

Jake Jones, Twitter - [Full Article]

Browns sign Earl Bennett, formerly of Chicago. Not a game changer, but solid guy nonetheless.

Fantasy Impact:

Bennett is a solid possession receiver who should provide depth at a position of weakness.

Marquess Wilson penciled in as Bears WR3

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2:42pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Marc Trestman said the Chicago Bears are not "anointing" Marquess Wilson as the No. 3 receiver in the offense, but the coach hopes the second-year player can develop like Alshon Jeffery did a year ago.

Wilson apparently will get the first shot at replacing Earl Bennett, who was released Tuesday after declining to take a pay cut. It creates a sizeable void in the offense. Bennett was only fifth on the team in receptions with 32, but he was on the field for 51.2 percent of the snaps.

That means the Bears must replace Bennett’s playing time with a new wide receiver or make a subtle shift in the offense and not rely on three-receiver sets as often. Wilson, a seventh-round pick last year from Washington State, has a wide-open opportunity.

“I think he showed that we can work with him and develop him,” Trestman said Sunday at the NFL owners’ meeting. “He’s got the football intelligence that we’re looking for and the ability to be flexible within the offense. He was consistent. So we’ll see how it goes. We’re not anointing people at this point in time. He’s going to have a chance to compete and be a part of what we do after Alshon and Brandon (Marshall). We’ll see how it goes. We’ve got a long way to go but we like (Wilson) and we’re excited about him to develop him and work him.”

Fantasy Impact:

Bennett wasn't much of a fantasy factor, and there probably aren't enough targets to go around to make Wilson fantasy-relevant (top 60) in 2014, though he looks like a good prospect in dynasty formats. He'll be a good handcuff for either Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery in deeper leagues.

Friday, December 27, 2013, 6:31pm

Bears WR Earl Bennett (not injury related, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 17.

Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:21pm

Bears WR Earl Bennett (not injury related) missed practice again Thursday.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:35pm

Bears WR Earl Bennett (not injury related, probable) missed practice Friday and is probable for Week 16.

Monday, August 5, 2013, 6:45pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett remained sidelined and the team said he is still being evaluated for a possible concussion.

Bennett left Saturday’s practice early and he might have been injured on a big hit last Friday. It’s concerning because Bennett missed time last December with a concussion and injuries have plagued him at times.

Sunday, December 23, 2012, 3:10pm

Bears Inactives
Blake Costanzo OLB
Josh McCown QB
Henry Melton DT
Cheta Ozougwu DE
Dane Sanzenbacher WR
Jonathan Scott T
Brian Urlacher MLB

Fantasy Impact:

WR Earl Bennett is active for the Bears.

Friday, December 21, 2012, 7:09pm

Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 16.

Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:30pm

Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 7:34pm

Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 10:52am

Chicago Sun-Times - [Full Article]

Barring an unforeseen setback this week, Earl Bennett is expected to play against the Cardinals, according to a league source.

Bennett has missed the last two games after suffering a concussion against the Seattle Seahawks. In that game, he scored a 12-yard touchdown.

Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:39pm

Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15.

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6:34pm

Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion) missed practice again Thursday.

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