Bennett caught five passes for 47 yards in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. 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.
Bennett caught three of six targets for 43 yards in Sunday's 17-9 win over Seattle. 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.
Bennett is listed as the starting tight end on the Packers' depth chart heading into Week 1. 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.
Bennett brought in one of two targets for a three-yard touchdown in Saturday's 21-17 preseason win over the Redskins. 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 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.
Bennett caught one pass for 13 yards in Thursday's preseason victory over the Eagles. 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.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/22||New Orleans Saints||29||13.00|
|13||12/03||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7||4.00|
|3 Year Avg||94||66||685||5||33||10.38||100|