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Tight End, Chicago Bears

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Draft: 2008 Round 2 (30)
College: Texas A&M
Ht: 6’6”  Wt: 265 DOB: 1987-03-10 Age: 28

Season Stats
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  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2008 DAL 16 7 27 20 283 14.2 4 52.3 3.3
2009 DAL 14 6 30 15 159 10.6 0 15.9 1.1
2010 DAL 16 10 48 33 260 7.9 0 26.0 1.6
2011 DAL 14 7 26 17 144 8.5 0 14.4 1.0
2012 CHI 16 1 90 55 626 11.4 5 92.6 5.8
2012 (Projected) CHI       51 566 11.1 4 80.6  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Giants tight end situation took a turn for the worse in the Super Bowl when Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum both suffered torn ACL’s during the team’s 21-17 victory over the Patriots. That led to the signing of free agent Martellus Bennett, a career underachiever in Dallas. While Bennett is a talented player with outstanding size and solid speed, he comes to the Giants after a four-year run in Dallas where he failed to emerge as a weapon for the Cowboys. After a solid rookie season in 2008 with 20 receptions for 283 yards and four touchdowns, Bennett averaged just 22 receptions for 188 yards over the next three seasons, failing to find the end zone. While his signing seemed to signal a solid opportunity, offseason reports that he had ballooned to close to 300 pounds put a damper on those expectations. Even though the Giants lack a proven third wide receiver behind Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, it is hard to get excited by Bennett’s prospects for 2012. Pluck him off the waiver wire if he has a solid start to the season.
Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 Martellus Bennett
TE2TE2 Zach Miller
TE3TE3 Khari Lee
Bears Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Martellus Bennett, Royal, Carey out for Thursday     -- Wed Nov 25 2:30 pm --

Bears TE battling rib injury
Bears rule TE Martellus Bennett, WR Eddie Royal and RB Ka'Deem Carey out for Thursday night's game at #Packers (Brad Biggs on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Bennett has been battling a rib issue and was limited in Tuesday's practice. His absence means Zach Miller will get the start and will be a TE2 consideration against a Packers defense giving up the 8th-most fantasy points to tight ends.
Injury Alshon Jeffery not expected to play     -- Sun Nov 22 7:30 am --

Missed practice Thursday and Friday
Bears WR Alshon Jeffery, who missed the final two practices of the week with groin and shoulder injuries, not expected to play vs. Broncos (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Jeffery missed practice Thursday and Friday which is never a good sign for availability on Sunday. With Jeffery down, Marquess Wilson becomes the top Bears wideout. Expect Marc Mariani too see more snaps and Martellus Bennett to see more targets.
Injury Forte, Jeffery miss practice on Thursday     -- Thu Nov 19 5:50 pm --

MCL, groin injuries
One day after both were limited participants, RB Matt Forte and WR Alshon Jeffery did not participate Thursday. Forte has a sprained MCL in his knee and Jeffery a groin problem. One contributing factor to Thursday’s status was the fact the Bears practiced indoors and on artificial turf, which is traditionally tough on those injuries. Jeffery — who the team said also has a shoulder injury — played Sunday, though he caught only three passes. Forte has missed the past two games since hurting his knee at home against the Vikings. (Chicago Sun-Times)

FF Today's Take: Forte has already suggested that he has to consider the Bears will be playing on a short week next week, which is a strong hint that he will miss this week against the Broncos and try to go on Thanksgiving. As for Jeffery, Friday's practice report will be critical. If he is forced to miss time, Marquess Wilson and Martellus Bennett figure to be on the receiving end of a lot of targets in Week 11.
Injury Looking good for Alshon Jeffery, Marty Bennett     -- Sun Oct 18 7:20 am --

Both expected to play
Two big-time playmakers — Bears WR Alshon Jeffery & Bills RB LeSean McCoy — are slated to return to play after missing several games (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: The Bears have been tight lipped about Jeffery's status this week but he's expected to play along with Martellus Bennett (quad) giving Cutler two big weapons in the passing game. The Lions are beatable through the air making both players recommended options in Week 6.
Injury Martellus Bennett questionable, quad injury     -- Fri Oct 16 12:55 pm --

Did not practice Friday
John Fox tells us TE Martellus Bennett suffered a quad injury sometime yesterday and is questionable to face Lions. Bennett DNP on Friday. (Jeff Dickerson on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: The injuries are piling up in Week 6. With Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Eddie Royal (ankle) also questionable, the Bears could be without their top three receiving options. Make sure you check in the inactive list Sunday morning on all three of these players.
Injury Cutler, Jeffery ruled out Sunday     -- Fri Sep 25 6:45 pm --

Bears will be without two key offensive pieces against Seahawks
The Chicago Bears are officially Jimmy Clausen's team this week. Coach John Fox announced that quarterback Jay Cutler is out Sunday with a hamstring injury, giving Clausen the start against the Seattle Seahawks. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier this week Cutler would miss at least two weeks. In Week 2 versus the Arizona Cardinals, Clausen went 14-of-23 passing for 121 yards, one interception and a 56.6 passer rating in relief of Cutler. Clausen is 1-10 as an NFL starter. His only win came over John Skelton and the Cardinals in Week 15, 2010. Fox also announced receiver Alshon Jeffery would miss Sunday's contest as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. Jeffery missed last week's tilt with the injury. (

FF Today's Take: Steer clear of Jimmy Clausen and Eddie Royal this week if you have any other options. Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett are the only Bears' players worth starting this week.
Injury Alshon Jeffery expected to sit     -- Sun Sep 20 7:00 am --

Hamstring, calf injury
Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, calf) will be out today vs. AZCardinals, source said. The hope is a return next week to full health. (Ian Rapaport on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Jeffery was already battling a calf injury before injuring his hamstring this week in practice. Martellus Bennett, Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson will be the top receives today for Jay Cutler against the Cardinals defense.
Injury Jeffery's injury more serious than CHI admitting?     -- Fri Sep 4 4:40 pm --

Bears' WR hasn't finished a practice since August 11
The only thing that matters is if Alshon Jeffery is on the field when the Bears open the season Sept. 13 against the Packers. If you say that enough times, you might retain your sanity. But if you’re a Bears fan, you should be worried about the lack of information from the team about Jeffery’s injury. And maybe this would be no big deal in a vacuum. Another NFL team being paranoid about giving out information - so what? But the Bears hemmed and hawed and obfuscated about Kevin White’s shin injury in training camp before announcing that their 2015 first-round draft pick needed surgery and might miss the season.In Jeffery’s case, we have been reduced to scanning the sidelines during preseason games, hoping for a sighting. He didn’t make the trip to Cincinnati for the third preseason contest, even though the Bears had said he would. There he was before Thursday’s game against the Browns, catching passes but not running routes. What did it mean? Your guess is as good as anybody else’s. (Chicago Sun-Times)

FF Today's Take: Jeffery's "mild calf strain" could be just that. Or it could be something more serious. Either way, take his mysterious injury into consideration if you're eying him in the second or third round. If he does miss any time, Martellus Bennett becomes Jay Cutler's favorite target in the interim.

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