QMartellus Bennett
TE FA
7 months 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.

QMartellus Bennett
TE FA
7 months 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.

QMartellus Bennett
TE FA
7 months 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.

QMartellus Bennett
TE FA
7 months ago

Bennett (shoulder/hamstring) was limited at Wednesdays practice.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett's shoulder issue is likely to land him on the injury report most weeks, though it remains to be seen if his hamstring injury is a concern in advance of Sunday's game against the Raiders. Either way, as long as star tight end Rob Gronkowski remains healthy, Bennett is not a high-percentage fantasy option.

QMartellus Bennett
TE FA
7 months ago

Bennett (shoulder) was on the field for seven out of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 41-16 win over the Broncos, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the limited work in his first game back with the Patriots, Bennett managed to catch all three of his targets for 38 yards. While it's not hard to imagine him seeing more snaps in the coming weeks, he's no threat to supplant Rob Gronkowski as the Patriots' top tight end, a situation that limits Bennett's fantasy upside.

QMartellus Bennett
TE FA
7 months ago

Bennett (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett, who the Patriots claimed off waivers from the Packers earlier this week, brings blocking ability and red-zone skills to the table, but as long as Rob Gronkowski remains healthy, Bennett is not a high-percentage fantasy option. He is, however, an upgrade over fellow reserve TE Dwayne Allen, as well as valuable insurance for Gronkowski, who is no stranger to the injury report.

QMartellus Bennett
TE FA
7 months ago

Bennett (shoulder) appears on track to suit up Sunday night against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett's eventful week included being released by the Packers on the grounds that he failed to disclose a physical condition, and then subsequently being claimed by the Patriots on Thursday. It now appears as though Bennett will tough things out through his shoulder issue Sunday, aided by his familiarity with the team's offense after having played in New England last season. The 30-year-old's blocking ability and red-zone skills provide the Patriots with an upgrade over fellow TE Dwayne Allen, but as long as Rob Gronkowski remains healthy, Bennett is not a high-percentage fantasy option.

QMartellus Bennett
TE FA
7 months ago

Bennett (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Broncos after practicing in a limited fashion Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, as ESPN's Rob Demovsky relays, Bennett -- who the Patriots claimed on waivers Thursday -- left the Packers on less than cordial terms due to differences of opinion regarding the tight end's shoulder woes. In any case, it appears as though Bennett is prepared to play though this issue, though it's unclear if that will happen Monday night. Assuming no setbacks down the road, Bennett's blocking ability/red zone upside provides an upgrade over fellow TE Dwayne Allen, as well as valuable insurance for the currently healthy, but oft-injured Rob Gronkowski.

QMartellus Bennett
TE FA
7 months ago

Bennett (shoulder) suited up for Friday's practice with the Patriots, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The health of Bennett's shoulder has been in question since last week, but it appears he is feeling good enough to practice just one day after he was claimed off waivers by the Patriots. It's not yet clear if Bennett will be ready to play this week, but the team figures to release more details on his status either after Friday's practice, or in the coming days.

QMartellus Bennett
TE FA
7 months ago

Bennett has been dealing with a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum in his shoulder, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being waived by the Packers on the grounds that he failed to disclose a physical condition, Bennett was claimed off waivers by the Patriots on Thursday. The tight end still needs to demonstrate that he's healthy enough to contribute, but as Mike Reiss of ESPN.com points out, while with New England last season, Bennett "played through multiple injuries (ankle etc.) that might have sidelined others." When available, Bennett is an upgrade over fellow TE Dwayne Allen, but as long as Rob Gronkowski remains healthy, neither of his backups merit fantasy lineup consideration.