IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
4 months ago1 Comment

Bennett caught five passes for 47 yards in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett could have had a bigger game Sunday night, but he dropped several passes thrown his direction and finished with fewer than 50 receiving yards for the second time in as many weeks as a Packer. The good news for Bennett and his fantasy owners is that he led the Packers with 11 targets, so it's clear quarterback Aaron Rodgers is already comfortable throwing the ball in his direction often.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
4 months ago

Bennett caught three of six targets for 43 yards in Sunday's 17-9 win over Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Quiet throughout most of his Packers debut, Bennett finally broke through with a 26-yard gain to ice the game at the two-minute warning. He's locked in as the team's top tight end ahead of a more favorable matchup Week 2 in Atlanta.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
4 months ago

Bennett is listed as the starting tight end on the Packers' depth chart heading into Week 1.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett's placement on the depth chart is no surprise given that he was brought in to take over as the Packers' top tight end. He played sparingly during the preseason and caught just three passes, but one of them was a three-yard touchdown on a fade from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, something fantasy owners invested in Bennett are hoping to see plenty of this season.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
5 months ago

Bennett brought in one of two targets for a three-yard touchdown in Saturday's 21-17 preseason win over the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett put a successful cap on the Packers' opening 15-play, 75-yard drive with his score, marking his first time in the end zone in a Packers uniform. Although the touchdown was certainly a nice bonus, the most important takeaway from Bennett's brief game action was the fact he had a chance to officially take the field with Aaron Rodgers for the first time. He and the rest of his first-unit teammates are projected to see a notable bump in snaps during next Saturday's contest against the Broncos.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
5 months ago

Bennett caught one pass for 13 yards in Thursday's preseason victory over the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett did not have a chance to see game action with starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was held out Thursday for precautionary reasons, but most importantly he made it through the Packers' first preseason game healthy.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
8 months ago

Bennett has been spending his short time in Green Bay getting familiar with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ludtke of the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Whether it's off the field or on it, Bennett has made a point of reaching out to his new quarterback as the duo aim to get on the same page this season. "I'm always talking with him on the field, too, trying to see what he wants," Bennett said. "Always trying to figure out, just trying to have those conversations on and off the field, trying to get to know each other as players, and as people." After spending last season with the Patriots, Bennett will now get to be "the guy" at tight end and offers the Packers a size and physicality that haven't had at the position since Jermichael Finley played in 2013. Between his athletic ability and new-found friendship with Rodgers, Bennett could be in line for the best season of his career, boosting his fantasy value from years past.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
10 months ago1 Comment

The Packers signed Bennett on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shortly after word leaked that negotiations between the Packers and tight end Jared Cook had deteriorated, general manager Ted Thompson arguably upgraded the position with the addition of Bennett. Although Bennett served as the Patriots' No. 1 TE for much of last season with Rob Gronkowski (back) sidelined for much of it, the former still racked up 55 receptions (on 73 targets) for 701 yards and a career-best seven touchdowns. Exchanging Tom Brady for Aaron Rodgers shouldn't hinder Bennett's volume in the slightest, even with Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, and Randall Cobb on his side.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
10 months ago

Bennett said he will be moving on from New England, Patriots.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After acquiring Dwayne Allen in a trade with Indianapolis, the Patriots presumably won't be willing to meet Bennett's asking price. Boasting a strong track record along with a well-round skill set, the soon-to-be 30-year-old won't have any trouble finding a starting job and a hefty multi-year deal. Bennett is almost universally viewed as the top tight end on the free agent market.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
11 months ago

Bennett is a possible target for Jacksonville or Oakland, >Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Patriots remain interested in bringing back Bennett, but he may be looking to cash in after a Super Bowl win,

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
11 months ago

Bennett (knee) secured five of six targets for 62 yards in the Patriots' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime victory over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

In a game where Tom Brady threw for a Super Bowl-record 466 yards, Bennett got his share of looks and was largely effective with them. He also was notably targeted on two potential game-winning passes in overtime, drawing a key pass interfence penalty on the first one that gave the Patriots the ball at the Falcons' two-yard line. The veteran tight end was a serviceable target for Brady despite playing with numerous injuries during the second half of the season, hauling in 55 of 73 targets for 7-1 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns.