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Patriots | Martellus Bennett placed on IR

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:03:05 -0800

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Nov. 27, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett's weird and whacky season has finally ceased. This won't have much of an impact on the fantasy landscape in New England. Rob Gronkwoski will continue to get his and is the No. 1 fantasy tight end as long as he's healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Jim McBride

Patriots | Week 12 Patriots inactives

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 08:36:56 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared WR Chris Hogan, C David Andrews, CB Eric Rowe, OT Marcus Cannon, TE Martellus Bennett, WR Matthew Slater, RB Mike Gillislee inactive for Week 12.

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Patriots | Martellus Bennett won't play in Week 12

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 05:57:36 -0800

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) will not play in Week 12's game against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett was listed as doubtful on the injury report after being held out of the team's two most recent practice sessions during the week, so his deactivation comes as no surprise. When healthy, he should be considered a TE2 in deeper fantasy leagues.

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Patriots | Week 12 injury report for Patriots

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:53:24 -0800

New England Patriots C David Andrews (illness), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle) and WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 24, and have been ruled out for Week 12. TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) did not practice and is listed as doubtful. WR Danny Amendola (knee), DT Malcom Brown (ankle), SS Patrick Chung (ankle), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. QB Tom Brady (Achilles') and TE Rob Gronkowski (illness) were limited but are not on the injury report.

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Patriots | Martellus Bennett doubtful

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:37:06 -0800

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 24, and is listed as doubtful for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett has been dealing with injuries for the last several weeks and could receive at least one week off. Owners in all leagues should avoid Bennett even if he plays.

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Patriots | Martellus Bennett misses practice

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:22:55 -0800

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett probably will be active for the game even though he is not participating in practice, but owners should monitor the situation. He has recorded six catches for 53 yards in two games since returning to the Patriots and probably should be avoided in most leagues.

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Patriots | Wednesday's practice report for New England

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:30:29 -0800

New England Patriots C David Andrews (illness), QB Tom Brady (Achilles'), OL Marcus Cannon (ankle), S Patrick Chung (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (illness) and WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 22. WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring), DL Malcom Brown (ankle), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were listed as limited participants.

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Patriots | Martellus Bennett active

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:28:56 -0800

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) is officially active for the team's Week 11 game.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett caught three passes for 38 yards in his first game back with the Patriots last week and probably will see limited targets again this week. He should be considered a No. 2 tight end in most leagues.

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Patriots | Martellus Bennett listed as questionable

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:22:39 -0800

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) was limited in practice on Friday, Nov. 17, and is considered questionable for Week 11 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett was able to play last week in his return to the team despite his shoulder injury. Look for the team's No. 2 tight end to be in action. However, he is only worth a look in deeper fantasy formats as long as Rob Gronkowski is healthy.

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Patriots | New England injury report for Friday

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:21:31 -0800

New England Patriots C David Andrews (illness), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Nov. 17, and are ruled out for Week 11 against the Oakland Raiders. WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring), DL Malcom Brown (ankle), DE Cassius Marsh (shoulder) and CB Eric Rowe (groin) were limited and are listed as questionable. DE Alan Branch (neck) was limited, too, but he was removed from the injury report.

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Patriots | Martellus Bennett limited again at practice

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:52:01 -0800

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 16.

Fantasy Tip: In his first game since re-joining the Patriots, Bennett managed to catch all three of his targets for 38 yards, but that's about the most you can expect from the 30-year-old with Gronk around. Thus, Bennett is simply a TE2 that is more of a dart toss than anything else.

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Patriots | Limited practice for Martellus Bennett

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:06:06 -0800

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett likely will continue to play despite his shoulder injury and could see a decent amount of targets against the Oakland Raiders. Owners in most leagues should consider Bennett a No. 2 fantasy tight end and can keep him on the bench this week.

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Patriots | Martellus Bennett expected to play

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:14:19 -0800

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) is expected to play against the Denver Broncos in Week 10, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett joined the team earlier this week but is familiar with the offense since he played for the Patriots last season. It is not known how many targets he will receive during the game, so owners may want to see his role before considering him a starting option.

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Packers | GB could go after Martellus Bennett's bonus

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:29:38 -0800

The Green Bay Packers are expected to go after the signing bonus of TE Martellus Bennett, who was released last week due to a failure to reportedly disclose a pre-existing medical condition, according to multiple sources. It is uncertain if the Packers are seeking repayment of the entire $6.3 million signing bonus or the $4.2 million prorated portion of the three-year, $21 milliion contract. Green Bay has not officially filed the grievance against Bennett, who is now a member of the New England Patriots, but they have more than a month to do so.

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Patriots | Martellus Bennett plans to travel

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:23:15 -0800

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) plans to travel with the team for their Week 9 game against the Denver Broncos but his status for the game remains uncertain.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett is listed as questionable for the game because of his shoulder injury, so owners should check the inactive list for a final decision. He should be familiar with the offense since he played for the Patriots last season. Owners probably should avoid him since he is may be limited.

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Patriots | New England injury report for Friday

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:04:59 -0800

New England Patriots DT Malcom Brown (ankle), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle) and WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Nov. 10, and they're out for Week 10 against the Denver Broncos. WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder), CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion, ankle), DL Cassius Marsh (shoulder) and CB Eric Rowe (groin) were limited participants and are listed as questionable.

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Patriots | Martellus Bennett at practice

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:28:49 -0800

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) is at practice Friday, Nov. 10, which means he passed his physical.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett reportedly has a torn rotator cuff he'll attempt to play through. He's not a good fantasy option against the Denver Broncos.

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Patriots | Martellus Bennett has torn rotator cuff

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:08:40 -0800

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) was cut by the Green Bay Packers because of a torn rotator cuff, according to sources. He could try to play through it or could land on Injured Reserve.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett is a TE2 in fantasy, and he's probably not worth picking up now with the possibility of him playing up in the air.

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Patriots | Martellus Bennett claimed by Patriots

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:33:02 -0800

Former Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots Thursday, Nov. 9, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett played well for the Patriots last season and should enter the lineup once he is fully healthy. He should receive some targets during game but will be splitting the targets with several other pass catchers. He can be owned in most leagues but should be seen as a No. 2 tight end most weeks but could have more value if Chris Hogan misses extended time.

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Packers | More on Martellus Bennett's release

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:37:07 -0800

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett was released with a failure to disclose a medical condition designation.

Fantasy Tip: Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers will each receive playing time on offense with Bennett released, but neither should be owned in fantasy leagues.

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Packers | Green Bay practice report for Wednesday

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:25:13 -0800

Green Bay TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder), OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), S Morgan Burnett (groin) and DT Quinton Dial (chest) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 8. LB Ahmad Brooks (back), OG Justin McCray (ankle), LB Nick Perry (foot) and LB Joe X. Thomas (ankle) were limited in practice, while OG Lane Taylor (ankle) practiced in full.

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Packers | Martellus Bennett released

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:23:44 -0800

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett was cut Wednesday, Nov. 8, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: As was said in a previous tip, Bennett has been nearly invisible on the Packers this year. With Bennett gone, Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers figure to form a committee at the position. Neither have much fantasy relevance going forward.

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Packers | Martellus Bennett not practicing

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:41:27 -0800

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) was sidelined during practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett has largely been a non-factor for the Packers this season, even when Aaron Rodgers was playing. He has exceeded 50 yards in a game just once and has yet to score. Bennett can be avoided altogether.

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Packers | Martellus Bennett to sit Week 10

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:36:38 -0800

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Chicago Bears and is still seeking opinions on his shoulder injury.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett has been one of fantasy football's bigger disappointments this season, and much of that happened when Aaron Rodgers was still healthy. He can be cut in the few leagues in which owners may have been holding onto him. Richard Rodgers and Lance Kendricks will fill in again this week, with the latter being the slightly better TE2 option for owners.

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Packers | Week 9 Packers inactives

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:03:28 -0800

The Green Bay Packers have declared OL Adam Pankey, LB Ahmad Brooks, CB Donatello Brown, LB Joe X. Thomas, TE Martellus Bennett, DL Quinton Dial, OT Ulrick John inactive for Week 9.

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Packers | Week 9 injury report for Packers

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 13:20:48 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Joe X. Thomas (ankle) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 4, and has been ruled out for Week 9. TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder), LB Ahmad Brooks (back) and DT Quinton Dial (chest) did not practice and are listed as doubtful. OG Lane Taylor (ankle) was limited and is listed as questionable. CB Damarious Randall (hamstring, illness) fully participated in practice and is listed as questionable. OT David Bakhtiari (hamstring), SS Morgan Burnett (hamstring), RB Ty Montgomery (ribs, wrist) and LB Nick Perry (hand) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Packers | Doubtful tag for Martellus Bennett

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:55:10 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 4, and is listed as doubtful for Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett likely will sit out at least one week, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers will see more playing time but both should be avoided in fantasy leagues.

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Packers | Martellus Bennett sits again

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:10:15 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett's status for Week 9 is uncertain at this point, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He has not been a big factor in the passing game this season and has seen his value drop with Brett Hundley as the starting quarterback. Owners should consider using other tight end in their lineups even if Bennett is active for the game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Packers | Martellus Bennett misses another practice

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:38:35 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) was unable to practice first third straight day Friday Nov. 3.

Fantasy Tip: At this point, it seems highly unlikely Bennett will play on Monday night against the Detroit Lions in Week 9. The loss of Aaron Rodgers likely removed whatever chance Bennett had of turning around his slow start, and this injury obviously isn't helping him build chemistry with Brett Hundley. Owners who have yet to move on from Bennett probably can use this as a good excuse to do so.

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Packers | Martellus Bennett misses practice

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:41:50 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should check later in the week to see if Bennett is in any danger of missing Week 9. He has recorded at least 50 receiving yards in only one game this season and could be benched if owners have better options at the position.

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Packers | Martellus Bennett to retire?

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 18:24:32 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett announced on social media Saturday, Oct. 28, that he will likely retire after the 2017 season.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett was having a lackluster campaign even before the injury to Aaron Rodgers. If this is his last season, he will spend it as a TE2.

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Packers | Martellus Bennett catches two passes

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:04:44 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett caught two passes for 17 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett's fantasy value will take a hit with Brett Hundley as the new quarterback, but he should be able to post better numbers in the upcoming weeks. Owners probably should consider him a No. 2 fantasy tight end at this point.

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Packers | Two grabs for Martellus Bennett

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:00:56 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett posted two catches for 22 yards on four targets in the Week 6 loss against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett's fantasy value takes a hit with Aaron Rodgers checking out of the game early due to a collarbone injury. As long as Rodgers is out and Brett Hundley is starting, all pass catches in Green Bay take a fantasy hit.

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Packers | GB wants to go to Martellus Bennett earlier

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:03:22 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett will likely be more involved in the offense earlier in games moving forward, according to quarterback Aaron Rodgers. "We've got to get Marty involved early. He's a talented player for us, and we've got to continue to find ways to get him going. We just have to keep finding ways to get him involved early in the game. He's a dynamic player for us," Rodgers said.

Fantasy Tip: Although this kind of realization means the team realizes one of its top players isn't getting the ball enough, fantasy owners have to like the fact Rodgers acknowledges it. It's not like Bennett hasn't been involved - his 17 catches through four games are tied for seventh among all tight ends - but he has only one first-quarter catch and four first-half receptions all season. Don't be surprised if Bennett gets rolling a bit earlier in Week 5 versus the Dallas Cowboys.

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Packers | Martellus Bennett catches six

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:05:46 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett collected six receptions (on seven targeted passes) for 39 yards in the team's Thursday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Tip: Twenty-six of Bennett's 39 yards came on one play, meaning his other five catches covered just 13 yards. Bennett has worked almost exclusively underneath thus far, but his 28 targets (seven per game) suggest better days are ahead.

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Packers | Martellus Bennett doesn't do much

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:30:43 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett posted three receptions for just 12 yards on four targets in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett took a bit of a back seat to Lance Kendricks in this one, as he was outperformed by his fellow tight end and Kendricks even found the end zone. However, Bennett is still the tight end to target for fantasy purposes going forward. The Packers host the Bears in Week 4 on Thursday night.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Packers | Martellus Bennett contract update

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:03:02 -0800

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett signed a three-year deal with the Packers worth $18.45 million, according to sources.

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Packers | Green Bay adding Martellus Bennett

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:13:55 -0800

Free-agent TE Martellus Bennett (Patriots) has agreed to terms with the Green Bay Packers Friday, March 10, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Bennett struggled with some injuries last season but still finished the season with 701 yards and seven touchdowns. He should have a major role in the Packers' passing game in 2017 and can be a No. 1 tight end in all fantasy leagues.

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Patriots | Martellus Bennett closes door on return

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:20:22 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett announced on his Twitter account Wednesday, March 8, he will not return to the Patriots in 2017.

Fantasy Tip: This news became fait accompli the moment the Patriots' trade for Dwayne Allen was announced on Wednesday. Bennett is arguably the best free-agent tight end on the market and is expected to command a fairly sizable deal, so he doesn't figure to be out of work for long. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and New York Giants are reportedly the three teams pursuing him the hardest. Any of those situations should allow him to be a low-end fantasy TE1 in 2017.

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Raiders | Oakland eyeing Martellus Bennett

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 18:43:17 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett is on the radar of the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Tip: If the Raiders are able to sign Bennett, he would immediately become Oakland's top tight and a low-end TE1 option for fantasy owners.

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