Bennett had two sacks in Sunday's 27-20 loss at Philadelphia.
Bennett replaced Derek Barnett (shoulder) as the starter at right defensive end in late October and has a sack in four straight games and five of the last six. The multi-sack performance is the 33-year-old's first since Week 8 of last season, and now has 5.5 sacks in 2018.
Bennett should draw the start and see more snaps Sunday in London, although Chris Long and Josh Sweat will likely see increased work as well. The 32-year-old could be a sneaky good IDP play as he'll be matched up against a backup tackle and therefore should have ample opportunity to make plays. The Texas A&M product has 15 tackles (10 solo) and three sacks on the season.
Bennett is expected to take on a bigger role following Derek Barnett's shoulder surgery, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
Despite the sour news stemming out of Philadelphia on Tuesday, there's reason for optimism with Bennett assuming a larger role. The 10-year vet has showed he still has gas left in the tank as evident with his three sacks over the team's last four contests. Bennett has earned time interchangeably throughout the early going so a drop off of large proportions is not expected to occur.
Bennett recorded two tackles (one solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to Carolina.
Bennett started the season off slow but has now recorded three sacks in the last four weeks. He hasn't put up big tackle numbers but he'll be a decent fantasy option if he can continue getting to the quarterback each week. He and the Eagles will take on the Jaguars and their struggling offense in Week 8.
Bennett had six tackles (four solo) with a sack and a forced fumble in Thursday's win over the Giants.
The sack is Bennett's second of the season and Thursday marked the first time this year he posted more than two tackles. The 32-year-old played 47 of 65 defensive snaps -- tied with Chris Long for the most among defensive linemen -- and was much more involved than previous weeks.
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|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||15||13.0||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||39||35.0||4||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||41||34.0||7||9||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
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|2009||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||1||0||2||0||2||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|