IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Bennett (shoulder/hamstring) will be placed on injured reserve, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett was released by the Packers in early November amid a disagreement about how to deal with his shoulder injury. He seemingly wanted to have surgery, but then put it off once he was released and had the option of rejoining the Patriots. A subsequent hamstring injury will end Bennett's season after just two appearances in a New England uniform, and he'll presumably now have the surgery on his shoulder. He'll turn 31 in March and has already dropped hints that this could be his final season in the NFL. Dwayne Allen reclaims his role as the Patriots' No. 2 tight end.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Bennett (shoulder/hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

With Bennett sidelined, fellow tight end Dwayne Allen figures to see added work Sunday, with Jacob Hollister on hand in a reserve role. Neither are viable fantasy lineup options, however, as long as Rob Gronkowski remains healthy enough to log abundant snaps.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Bennett (shoulder/hamstring), who is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, won't play in the contest, a source informed Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett's doubtful designation already made it more likely than not that he wouldn't suit up in Week 12, but Rapoport's report indicates that the veteran tight end hasn't made any unexpected progress since sitting out Friday's practice. With Bennett out of the mix, Dwayne Allen will be the clear top backup to Rob Gronkowski, but Allen is unlikely to be much of a factor in the passing game if Gronkowski makes it through the contest unscathed.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Bennett (shoulder/hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

With Bennett unlikely to play this weekend, fellow tight end Dwayne Allen could see added work Sunday, but neither player represents a major threat to fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski's lofty fantasy status.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Bennett (shoulder/hamstring) did not practice Friday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Back-to-back missed practices suggest that Bennett is truly iffy for Sunday's game against Dolphins, though as Howe points out the tight end played through his aches and pains last Sunday against the Raiders and has yet to miss a game while a member of the Patriots. Bennett's official Week 12 status will be relayed upon the release of the team's Friday injury report.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Bennett (shoulder/hamstring) did not practice Thursday, the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

There's a decent chance that Bennett's absence Thursday was maintenance-related, as opposed to indicative of an injury setback. That said, we expect the tight end to carry an injury designation, likely questionable, for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Bennett (shoulder/hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett is probably going to be an injury report fixture down the stretch, but we expect the tight end to continue to tough things out Sunday against the Dolphins. His fantasy upside, however, remains modest as long as Rob Gronkowski is available.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
4 weeks ago

Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) was on the field for 17 of a possible 60 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-8 win over the Raiders, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett caught all three of his targets for 15 yards in the contest, and while his transition back to the Patriots offense has been smooth enough, his fantasy upside is limited by the presence of a healthy Rob Gronkowski.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
4 weeks ago

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

EDGE Analysis

While Bennett may see the field more this week after recording just seven snaps on offense in his return to the Patriots last weekend, his fantasy production figures to be sporadic as long as star tight end Rob Gronkowski remains healthy.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 month ago

Bennett (shoulder/hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett hauled in all three of his targets for 38 yards in last week's win over Denver, despite seeing just seven snaps on offense. While more snaps figure to be on top for Bennett on Sunday, assuming he plays after practicing in a limited fashion all week, he's no threat to overtake star tight end Rob Gronkowski as the team's top pass-catching option at the position.