Chicago Bears

Name  Earl Bennett
Born  3/23/1987
Height  5-11
Weight  209
College  Vanderbilt
5/15/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: The Browns have signed former Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett. SOURCE: Jake Jones, KFBB-TV Montana
Insight: Bennett had a promising rookie season in 2009 (717 yards, 2 TD) but has seen his yardage total drop each of the last four seasons. Going to Cleveland won't improve his already minimal fantasy value.
3/18/2014 7:23:00 PM
Description: The Bears cut wide receiver Earl Bennett on Tuesday. SOURCE: Jeff Dickerson, ESPN Chicago
Insight: This comes after Bennett refused to take a paycut. Bennett won't be hard to replace after hauling in just 32 catches last season. Fantasy owners shouldn't be considering Bennett as a viable option, regardless of what team he ends up with.
12/29/2013 1:14:00 PM
Description: Chicago receiver Earl Bennett isn't expected to play Sunday against Green Bay. SOURCE: Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune
Insight: He's been away from the team for almost a week while dealing with an undisclosed personal matter. Jay Cutler still has Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall to throw to so Bennett's absence shouldn't alter Chicago's game plan too much in Week 17.
12/14/2012 4:28:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Earl Bennett, who suffered a concussion against the Seahawks in Week 13, has been ruled out for Week 15, according to the Bears website.
Insight: Bennett has recorded just 23 receptions for 250 and one TD this season. Owned in less than five percent of all leagues his absence won't cause much of a problem. Alshon Jeffery is the second best receiver on the Bears behind Brandon Marshall and the only other Chicago receiver with any fantasy value.
12/7/2012 3:30:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Earl Bennett, whosuffered a concussion Sunday against the Seahawks, has been ruled out for Week 14, according to the Bears website.
Insight: Bennett has recorded just 23 receptions for 250 and one TD this season. Owned in less than five percent of all leagues his absence won't cause much of a problem.
12/3/2012 10:38:00 AM
Description: Bears wideout Earl Bennett suffered a concussion Sunday against the Seahawks according to ESPN Chicago.
Insight: Bennett has recorded a mere 23 receptions this season and is currently owned in just 1.6 percent of ESPN fantasy leagues. Bennett's absence will only strengthen Brandon Marshall's already booming fantasy value.
12/2/2012 3:25:00 PM
Description: Bears receiver Earl Bennett has been taken out of the game to undergo a concussion test.
Insight: Bennett reeled in a 12-yard touchdown in the first quarter for his only catch of the game. Brandon Marshall has been getting most of the targets on passing plays anyway so this shouldn't have much of an impact on quarterback Jay Cutler.
10/19/2012 9:52:00 PM
Description: Chicago wideout Earl Bennett was unable to practice Friday because of an illness.
Insight: Bennett has also been hampered by hand issues in recent weeks. He's questionable for Monday night's game against Detroit.
9/19/2011 3:06:00 PM
Description: The Bears are calling Earl Bennett's Week 2 injury a bruised chest. Source: Brad Biggs via Twitter
Insight: The Bears are calling Bennett day-to-day at this point.
1/2/2011 4:02:00 PM
Description: The Chicago Bears have announced WR Earl Bennett will be inactive for today's (Week 17) game vs. Green Bay.
Insight: This game obviously means a lot more to Green Bay than it does Chicago, especially now that the Falcons are dominating the Panthers. The best the Bears can do is 2nd seed.
1/2/2011 10:35:00 AM
Description: There is confidence that the Bears will rest WR Earl Bennett (ankle) against the Packers. SOURCE: FOX SPORTS
Insight: If you have Bennett, keep him on the bench.
12/6/2010 11:05:00 AM
Description: Bennett had seven receptions for 104 yards against Detroit on Sunday.
Insight: Bennett has now had back-to-back productive weeks, and could be worth adding in deeper leagues right now. (
11/29/2010 12:00:00 PM
Description: Bennett had four catches for 56 yards and two touchdowns against Philadelphia on Sunday.
Insight: Bennett is not consistent enough to be an every-week fantasy starter, but could again become someone to keep an eye on. (
11/19/2010 10:04:00 AM
Description: Bennett had one catch for 13 yards against Miami on Sunday night.
Insight: Bennett had just three targets in the game, though one did come in the end zone. He is not a reliable fantasy option. (
11/11/2010 12:12:00 PM
Description: Bears WR Earl Bennett has impressed OC Mike Martz so much that the team has been running a "significant amount" of plays designed just for him recently. SOURCE: CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Insight: "Now we have a lot of things in just for him... we have a significant amount of things just for him during the course of the game." Bennett has looked better the last three games, but it's hard to recommend him with the other weapons in the offense. He is a very low-end flex option at best.
11/8/2010 1:01:00 PM
Description: ESPN reports Bennett's car was hit by a drunk driver on Monday morning, but the receiver appears to be unharmed.
Insight: Bennett's car apparently was totaled, but he appears to have escaped injury. (
11/8/2010 12:00:00 PM
Description: Bennett had four catches for 52 yards and a touchdown against the Bills on Sunday.
Insight: Bennett appears to be building a rapport with former college teammate Jay Cutler lately, which could make him worth a look in 12-team leagues. (
9/28/2010 3:00:00 PM
Description: Bennett had three receptions for 21 yards in the Bears' 20-17 win over Green Bay on Monday night.
Insight: Bennett appears to have taken over as the Bears' No. 3 wide receiver over Devin Aromashodu, and he could be worth consideration in deep leagues. (
9/21/2010 4:01:00 PM
Description: Bennett appears to have passed Devin Aromashodu as the Bears' No. 3 wide receiver.
Insight: Bennett could be worth a flier in PPR leagues right now. (
8/24/2010 2:01:00 PM
Description: Chicago reports Bennett (hamstring) is hoping to get some reps in during preseason action.
Insight: Bennett has missed most of training camp with a hamstring issue and also had knee surgery in the offseason. He is currently buried on the Bears' WR depth chart. (Rapid

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