Posted: 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
By Michael Gallagher
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (shoulder) is listed as probable to face the Saints on Sunday. He was limited on Wednesday and put in full practices on Thursday and Friday. He was on the injury report last week and was listed as probable for Week 4. A game in which he posted eight catches for 90 yards against the Lions.
Bennett has been fantastic in his first year with the Bears. Jay Cutler has more time than usual and coach Mike Trestman has kept Cutler upright more often with fewer seven-step drops. Bennett could be a big asset as a hot read against the Saints and their suddenly strong pass rush.
Fantasy impact: Only Jimmy Graham and Jordan Cameron have more targets than Bennett, and he's been one of Cutler's favorite receivers. He's been the favorite option over the middle of the field while Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery handle their business outside of the numbers. The Bears and Saints are going to put some points on the board, which makes Bennett a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.