IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 year ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) caught three of his five targets for 33 yards and a TD in Sunday's 35-14 win over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett has been an injury report regular since hurting his ankle back in Week 5, and he'll no doubt benefit greatly from the Patriots' upcoming first-round playoff bye. Once the team returns to action in the postseason, Bennett will no doubt log a heavy workload, with fellow TE Rob Gronkowski (back) out for the season.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 year ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Bennett will thus continue to work through his aches and pains Sunday and the tight end figures to remain in the Patriots' Week 17 mix as long as he avoids any in-game setbacks, and the outcome of the contest is in question.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 year ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's 1:00 ET game against the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the Patriots have clinched their division title and a first-round bye, the team still has designs on cementing home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. As a result, we'd expect Bennett to continue to work through his aches and pains Sunday against the Dolphins and remain in the mix as long as he avoids any setbacks, and the outcome of the contest is in question.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 year ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Patriots have clinched their division title and a first-round bye, but the team still has its sights on securing home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs. As a result, we'd expect Bennett to continue to play through his aches and pains Sunday against Dolphins and remain in the contest as long as the outcome of the tilt is in question.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 year ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) caught both of his targets for 19 yards and a TD in Saturday's 41-3 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

We'll circle back on Bennett's status in the coming days, as he's likely to remain on the Patriots' injury report in Week 17. Moreover, it's possible that he could be rested or limited next weekend if the team is able to secure the No. 1 playoff seed in the AFC. An Indianapolis win over Oakland later Saturday would yield that outcome.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 year ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Though Bennett has been an injury report regular since injuring his ankle back in Week 5, the tight end has continued to play through his aches and pains and that's expected to remain the case as long as the Patriots have something to play for. Bennett, who hauled in two of his four targets for 35 yards in last Sunday's win over Denver, faces a Jets defense Saturday that gave up two TDs to Miami TE Dion Sims in Week 15 and allowed Indianapolis tight end Dwayne Allen to hit pay dirt three times in Week 13.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 year ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Jets after practicing in a limited fashion all week.

EDGE Analysis

Though Bennett has been on the Patriots' injury report since hurting his ankle in Week 5, the tight end has continued to tough things out and that's not expected to change as long as the team still has something to play for. Bennett, who caught two of four targets for 35 yards in last Sunday's win over the Broncos, will take aim Saturday at a Jets defense that surrendered two TDs to Miami TE Dion Sims in Week 15 and gave up three scores to Indy tight end Dwayne Allen in Week 13.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 year ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

That said, Bennett, who caught two of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 16-3 win over the Broncos, is in little danger of missing Saturday's game against the Jets. Even with Rob Gronkowski (back) out for the season, Bennett has been a hit-or-miss fantasy option, but working in his favor in Week 16 is that his matchup is less daunting than it was last weekend versus the NFL's No. 1 pass defense.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 year ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) caught two of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 16-3 win at Denver.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett had just one catch for one yard in the first half, but his 34-yard reception in the fourth quarter was the key play on New England's final points of the game. It was somewhat of a disappointing fantasy performance from Bennett, who caught four passes for 70 yards and a touchdown last week, but Tom Brady struggled Sunday, completing just 16 of 32 passes for 188 yards and no touchdowns. The versatile TE will look to rebound next week against the Jets.

IRMartellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 year ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Bennett, who turned his 54 snaps on offense (out of a possible 69) into four catches for 70 yards and a TD in this past Monday's win over the Ravens, will continue to work through his aches and pains Sunday, as expected. With Rob Gronkowski (back) out for the season, Bennett is in line, going forward, to see a heavy workload in any game in which the Patriots aren't in a position to rest their starters.