QMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 day ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams after turning in another limited practice Friday.

EDGE Analysis

We expect Bennett to continue to tough it out through his aches and pains Sunday and as long he can avoid any in-game setbacks, his fantasy value should remain strong going forward, with fellow TE Rob Gronkowski expected to miss the rest of the season.

QMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 days ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) returned to practice Thursday, WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

We'd expect Bennett to continue to play through his aches and pains Sunday against the Rams and as long he can stay on the field, his fantasy value down the NFL stretch run should be strong, with fellow TE Rob Gronkowski slated to undergo back surgery Friday.

QMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 days ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Though Bennett missed a handful of plays during this past Sunday's win over the Jets after tweaking his ankle, we suspect that his absence from practice Wednesday was maintenance-related. Bennett has been an injury report regular since Week 6, but he's played through his aches and pains since then and we'd expect that to remain the case Sunday against the Rams. Meanwhile, fellow TE Rob Gronkowski (back) also missed practice Wednesday and his Week 13 status looks less secure than Bennett's at this stage.

QMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
6 days ago

Though Bennett missed a handful of plays during Sunday's win over the Jets after tweaking his ankle, the Boston Herald relays that the tight end wasn't favoring the ankle after the game.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett's ankle has been an issue since Week 5, but the tight end continues to work through his aches and pains. With Rob Gronkowski's Week 13 status looking cloudy after he suffered a back injury Sunday, Bennett could be looking at a big workload next weekend against the Rams. In Week 12, he was on the field for 58 of 73 snaps on offense, en route to hauling in three of his five targets for 22 yards and rushing once for four yards. While Bennett's practice participation figures to be impacted this week, and he'll probably be listed as questionable by the Patriots on Friday, it would presumably take a setback for him to not be in uniform this coming Sunday.

QMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
6 days ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) briefly left Sunday's game against the Jets, according to the Boston Globe, but was able to return and finished with three catches (on five targets) for 22 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett entered the game having dealt with a couple of maladies throughout the week, and although he went to the sidelines to be examined by trainers after taking an end-around, he was able to return to the fold shortly thereafter. Rob Gronkowski (chest/back) returned after missing last week's contest with a chest injury, but was forced to leave early on with what has been described as a back issue. Gronk should be considered questionable at best for next week's encounter with the Rams, meaning Bennett could be in line for some extra targets if his own health holds up between now and then.

QMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
7 days ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

As is fellow TE Rob Gronkowski (chest), a reality that makes Bennett a hit-or-miss fantasy option on the heels of his one-catch effort in Week 11 against the 49ers, a game that Gronkowski missed.

QMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
7 days ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) is expected to play Sunday against the Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett was able to practice fully Friday after being limited Wednesday and held out completely Thursday, and his availability will give quarterback Tom Brady (knee) another solid weapon against a poor Jets secondary.

QMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 week ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets after returning to a limited practice Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett, who had been playing through an ankle issue, is also listed with a shoulder ailment now, but his return to practice Friday, after an absence Thursday, bodes well for his Week 12 status. Meanwhile, fellow TE Rob Gronkowski (chest/lung) is legitimately questionable for Sunday's 4:25 ET contest, and if he misses another game and Bennett is a go this weekend, then Bennett would presumably be a fantasy rebound candidate, on the heels of a one-catch output in Week 11.

QMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 week ago

Bennett (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, fellow TE Rob Gronkowski (chest) was limited at practice for the second day in a row. Bennett has been playing through an ankle issue for some time now, but his absence from practice Thursday is notable after he worked in a limited fashion Wednesday. Friday's injury report will be telling, but as long as Bennett returns to a limited practice, the odds favor him being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets and subsequently playing.

QMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 week ago

Bennett (ankle) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett should be fine for Sunday's game against the Jets, though his Week 12 fantasy upside is tied to the status of fellow TE Rob Gronkowski (chest/lung), who was inactive this past Sunday, but was able to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday.