Bennett (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. The availability of a healthy Rob Gronkowski -- who is not on the Patriots' Week 7 injury report -- makes Bennett's weekly production a tad volatile, but we suspect that the Patriots will continue to take advantage of the matchup headaches that featuring both talented tight end presents opposing defenses. It's a scenario that should provide Bennett -- who we expect to play Sunday -- with enough targets to maintain fantasy utility.
Bennett (ankle) was listed as limited at Wednesday's practice. Bennett was limited last Wednesday and eventually listed as questionable by the Patriots last Friday, but he played through his ankle issue in Week 6 and we don't expect that to change Sunday against the Steelers.
Bennett (ankle) caught all five of his targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 35- 17 win over over the Bengals. Meanwhile, fellow TE Rob Gronkowski caught seven of nine targets for 162 yards and a TD in the game. The presence of a healthier-by-the-game Gronkowski makes Bennett's fantasy upside somewhat volatile, with last week's three-TD effort obviously a highlight. Still, we suspect that the Patriots will continue to be inclined to take advantage of the matchup headaches that featuring both talented TEs present to opposing defenses.
Bennett (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bengals. The odds of Bennett repeating his three-TD effort in Week 5 are slim, but he'll continue to remain a key cog in the Patriots' offense this week, even as Rob Gronkowski distances himself from the hamstring issue that slowed him out of the gate. With that in mind, the Patriots figure to continue to take advantage of the headaches that featuring two such quality tight ends pose to opposing defenses. With that in mind, Gronkowski was on the field for 65 (of a possible 80) snaps on offense last Sunday against the Browns, while Bennett was out there for 55.
Bennett (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Bengals, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Bennett is officially listed as questionable to play, but he was able to practice all week. Rob Gronkowski (hamstring/illness) is also expected to give it a go, giving quarterback Tom Brady his top two tight ends.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/20||@San Francisco 49ers||22||8.00|
|12||11/28||@New York Jets||23||8.00|
|13||12/04||Los Angeles Rams||16||6.00|
|16||12/24||New York Jets||23||8.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||101||69||705||5||36||10.22||102|