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Bennett had five catches on eight targets for 58 yards Sunday against the Dolphins.

Bennett continues to be heavily targeted (21 in his last three games), but he's failed to score a touchdown since Week 3 when he registered his third and fourth scores of the season. Quarterback Jay Cutler seems content only throwing to Bennett, wideouts Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, and running back Matt Forte, which keeps Bennett relevant in most fantasy formats, but he'll need to start scoring touchdowns again to make a real impact.

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Bennett nabbed four passes for 52 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons. He was also on the receiving end of a two-point conversion on the Bears' final score of the day.

Bennett saw at least eight targets for the fifth time in six games this season, but because he was unable to find the end zone, it wasn't an especially noteworthy fantasy performance. Even so, entering the Week 6 Monday night game, Bennett still ranks first among NFL tight ends in receptions (36), and fourth in receiving yards (364) and touchdowns (4).

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Bennett caught three passes (five targets) for 17 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

After compiling a career-high 134 yards a week earlier in a loss to the Packers, Bennett was considerably quieter against the Panthers, as he saw a season-low in targets, catches and yardage. Fantasy owners will probably forgive Bennett for the down week, since he had already compiled 29 catches, 295 receiving yards and four touchdowns over his previous four games.

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Bennett caught nine passes on 11 targets for a career-high 134 yards Sunday against the Packers.

Bennett has been an absolute beast this season, scoring four touchdowns in his first three games before Sunday's yardage outburst. He has clearly developed excellent chemistry with quarterback Jay Cutler and seems to be getting the targets that normally go to Brandon Marshall, who has been very limited the last two games due to an ongoing ankle injury. Up next is a Week 5 matchup against the Panthers, who allowed 327 yards and three touchdowns through the air to the Ravens in Week 4.

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Bennett caught five passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets in Monday's 27-19 win over the Jets.

Despite dropping a potential touchdown pass, Bennett is now tied with teammate Brandon Marshall for second in the NFL in receiving touchdowns (four). The big tight end has scored 10 touchdowns in Weeks 1-3 over the last three years, but somehow has just four in his other 26 games. While there's no real significance to that stat, Bennett is unlikely to keep piling up touchdowns at a high rate on a team that has two other excellent red-zone targets in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. However, his five touchdowns on 65 receptions last year seemed a bit low, so look for the 6-6 tight end to find the middle ground.

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Bennett caught seven passes for 37 yards and one touchdown on eight targets in Sunday's 28-20 win over the 49ers.

Bennett accounted for eight of Chicago's 34 targets, getting a bit more attention than usual, likely because Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) were both banged up. Though his long gain went for just 10 yards, Bennett turned in a solid outing, with his touchdown coming on a back-shoulder, three-yard fade in the fourth quarter when he was singled up against safety Eric Reid. Sitting at 15 catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns through two games, Bennett will look to carry his hot start into a friendly Monday Night road matchup against the Jets.

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Bennett had eight catches on 10 targets for 70 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bills.

Bennett's 12-yard touchdown catch opened the scoring on the Bears' first drive of the season, and he finished the game trailing only Brandon Marshall (12) in targets. The Bears threw the ball 31 more times than they ran it, a ratio that could get a little smaller as the season wears on but probably not by a significant amount. And while Bennett will have to compete for targets with wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall, as well as running back Matt Forte, it appears as if there will be plenty of passes to go around.

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Bennett hauled in his lone target for a 25-yard gain in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

Bennett had a 67.7 percent catch rate and 7.9 yards per target last season, but his 96 looks were only a smidgen ahead of the 94 drawn by Matt Forte. With Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall both returning, Bennett and Forte will once again be co-No. 3 targets in Chicago's high-powered offense. Bennett's recent team-imposed suspension won't change his role in the offense, but he may be on thin ice, should another incident occur.

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Bennett, who had been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team following a scuffle with teammate Kyle Fuller at practice Monday, has been reinstated by the Bears, ESPN.com reports.

"I understand what they want from me," said Bennett, who rejoined his teammates Sunday. "I feel like I could've handled the situation differently." As a result of his suspension, Bennett -- the team's starting tight end -- was held out of Friday's preseason opener against the Eagles, but we could see him back in action Thursday, when the Bears take on the Jaguars.

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Bennett (suspension) was held out of Friday's preseason opener against the Eagles.

It remains unclear when the coaching staff will welcome Bennett back into the fold after he slammed rookie defensive back Kyle Fuller to the ground during Monday's practice, but the tight end has already attempted to make amends for his conduct, talking with coach Marc Trestman over the phone on Tuesday. Bennett's absence from the preseason game allowed his backups to get some extended action, with Zach Miller (six catches, 68 yards, two touchdowns) shining the brightest of the group.