Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Bennett's Week 6 red-zone potential
By Nic Reiner
Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has what is setting up to be his best matchup thus far this season when his team takes on the New York Giants tomorrow night. Bennett is a game time decision due to a knee injury sustained in the Week 5 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Per ESPN Stats and Information, Bennett is in the top 10 in the NFL in red-zone targets, receptions and touchdowns. The Giants have allowed more red-zone receptions (17) and touchdowns (eight) than any team but the Cowboys. It's safe to say the matchup is near perfect for Bennett and fantasy owners.
Bennett also rates out as sixth-highest in opportunity-adjusted touchdowns (oTD), an indication he's getting a sizable amount of chances in and around the endzone.
If Bennett is out, production likely only increases for receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, both of whom have already carved out big parts of the offense.
Otherwise, the Bears are empty at the tight end spot, with no other TE having caught a pass. Certainly keep an eye on Bennett's status before kickoff. Should he shoulder a customary load, fantasy owners will reap benefits.