He is second on the team in targets to Marshall (20) and the
The Jets haven't faced a tight end of note yet with matchups against the Raiders and Packers, but last year New York allowed seven touchdowns to opposing tight ends. There were nine tight ends against the Jets last year that had at least six targets and eight of them finished with at least eight Fantasy points in a standard league.
Bennett has at least six targets in five of his past six games going back to last season.
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Bennett, who tied for the team lead in targets, visits the Jets on Monday Night Football in Week 3.
Bennett opened the scoring by hauling in a 12-yard touchdown on his team's first offensive drive, with the score coming on a pitch-and-catch after a big gain by Alshon Jeffery. He remained involved throughout the game with the Bears finding room to work in the middle of the field. Bennett also may have benefited from the absence of Jeffery for much of the second half. He'll look for a similar result when the Bears head to San Francisco in Week 2.
Bennett is in danger of getting lost offensively on a week-to-week basis, as there are only so many opportunities to go around for Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte and the tight end. He faces a plus matchup in Week 1, with the Bills dealing with a depleted linebacker corps and the loss of free safety Jairus Byrd. While the one thing new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's defense did well in Detroit last year was defend the tight end, the Bills don't appear to have the personnel to match up with the imposing Bennett.
Bennett falls inside the top 12 in the weekly rankings of both CBSSports.con Fantasy experts, designating him as starter material in standard leagues. We could see a similar line to his opener against the Bengals last season: three receptions, 49 yards and one touchdown.
"I understand what they want from me," Bennett said. "I felt like I could've handled the situation differently."
|3||9/22/14||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|5||10/5/14||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|6||10/12/14||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/9/14||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|13||11/27/14||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|2012||New York Giants||16||16||55||626||11.4||33||5||7||0||35|
|2012||New York Giants||16||1||13||13.0||13||0||0|
|2012||New York Giants||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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