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Martellus Bennett

Green Bay Packers
Tight End

Ht: 6.5 | Wt: 275

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Packers | Martellus Bennett struggling with fundamentals?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:33:15 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett finished with five catches for 47 yards in a Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons but committed four drops - a problem offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett believes is rooted in fundamentals. "It really just always goes back to being fundamentally sound, trusting his training. He has really good hands. We just have to be fundamentally sound in those situations, not allowing the ball to cross your eyes, things like that, extending for the football," Bennett told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Fantasy Tip: The good news is only two tight ends - Jason Witten (22) and Zach Ertz (18) - have been targeted more often than Bennett (17). The bad news is Bennett only has eight catches for 90 yards so far. While it is troubling Bennett would be struggling with fundamentals in his age-30 season, his track record is far too good to believe he won't eventually get things figured out. Owners should stick it out with him and buy low if possible.

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Packers | Martellus Bennett targeted 11 times

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:58:04 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett posted five receptions for 47 yards on a game-high 11 targets in Week 2 at Atlanta.

Fantasy Tip: Aaron Rodgers looked to Bennett early and often, but especially once Jordy Nelson went down in the first half with a quadriceps injury. If Nelson is forced to miss time it is good news for the fantasy appeal of Bennett going into Week 3 against Cincinnati.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Packers | Martellus Bennett fined

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:36:54 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett was fined $9,115 by the National Football League for his unnecessary roughness penalty in Week 1's game against the Seattle Seahawks. He gave LB K.J. Wright a two-handed shove after Wright tackled QB Aaron Rodgers on a fourth-quarter scramble for a first down.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett finished his first game in a Packer uniform with three receptions for 43 yards. He should be viewed as a low-end TE1 in the majority of fantasy formats.

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Packers | Martellus Bennett finds the end zone

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:48:48 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett caught one pass, a three-yard touchdown, against the Washington Redskins in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19.

Fantasy Tip: This could be the first of many red zone scores for Bennett. He will benefit from working with Aaron Rodgers, and he can be drafted as a TE1.

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Packers | Martellus Bennett update

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:13:13 -0700

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) had his left ankle taped and returned to practice Friday, July 28.

Fantasy Tip: Breathe a sigh of relief. As previously mentioned, Bennett is a low-end No. 1 tight end in most fantasy circles.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NBC26 - Chris Barriere

Packers | Martellus Bennett suffers non-contact injury

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:07:48 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (leg) suffered an apparent leg injury after a non-contact fall in practice Friday, July 28. Bennett required assistance to stand, limping away as he grabbed his left leg.

Fantasy Tip: Keep a close eye on this one. Non-contact injuries have a storied history of taking out players for extended time. Bennett is a tough guy and hopefully escaped without serious injury. He is a fringe TE1 as a matchup play if this turns out to be nothing.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NBC26 - Chris Barriere

Packers | Green Bay has embraced TE in red zone

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:02:30 -0700

Green Bay Packers TEs Andrew Quarless (13) and Richard Rodgers (14) ranked among the team's top three players in red zone targets in 2014 in 2015, respectively, before Jared Cook's injury-plagued 2016 campaign ruined the streak. Martellus Bennett signed a three-year, $21 million contract to be the team's top tight end in the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: There seems to be a notion Aaron Rodgers doesn't throw to his tight ends nearly enough, but owners need to keep in mind the last time he had someone as talented as Bennett was when Jermichael Finley was healthy in 2011. Bennett is being drafted like a low-end TE1, but he has arguably the best shot among tight ends drafted after the first four or five rounds to compete with the likes of Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce and Jordan Reed.

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Packers | Aaron Rodgers excited for TE group

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:36:45 -0700

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said the additions of TE Martellus Bennett and TE Lance Kendricks give the offense more flexibility to run two-tight end sets. "Both guys can put their hand on the ground and go and block guys really well but also add that dimension in the passing game," Rodgers said.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett should headline the tight end group, and he is probably the best tight end Rodgers will have worked with. He should be able to produce TE1 numbers in Green Bay's potent passing attack.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Rob Reischel

Packers | Martellus Bennett connecting with Aaron Rodgers

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:25:18 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett has made it a priority to get to know QB Aaron Rodgers this offseason. Bennett said he's had a lot of conversations with his new quarterback and has really made an effort to simply befriend Rodgers. "I'm just trying to do my job, make sure I can keep up with [my teammates], Bennett said. "They've been doing a good job for so long, I'm just trying to get in where I fit in right now."

Fantasy Tip: Bennett played well behind and in place of Rob Gronkowski last year, finishing as a TE1 when he wasn't even technically a starter. As the clear frontrunner to start at tight end with Rodgers throwing his way, Bennett is in a prime spot to make it to TE1 territory again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Wisconsin State Journal - Jason Wilde

Packers | More on Martellus Bennett's deal

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 11:44:40 -0800

Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett's three-year deal is worth $21 million.

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