Martellus Bennett Puts In Strong Start For Fantasy Owners

Sep 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter (54) tackles New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett (85) during the first quarterat MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Martellus Bennett managed to score against his former team in the 2012 regular season opener. We break down the fantasy implications.

Martellus Bennett faced off against his former club in his first game as a Giant, and he did not disappoint. The fifth-year tight end caught four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown on six targets on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning targeted Bennett as many times as Hakeem Nicks throughout the night, which is a promising sign for his owners going forward. Bennett proved he can be a solid red zone option for the Giants after catching a 9-yard strike for Manning late in the fourth quarter. Nicks and Victor Cruz will see the most targets, but Bennett could become a nice third choice for his new quarterback.

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