Martellus Bennett active for fantasy owners on Thursday night

Jonathan Daniel

Martellus Bennett is active for Thursday Night Football after dealing with a slight knee injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is officially active for Thursday night's game against the New York Giants. Bennett was a game time decision and the team decided to let him play after pregame warmups.

Bennett suffered a knee injury during Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints. He came back into the game and the injury wasn't considered serious, although he was limited in practice this week. He will try to play on the short week and said he felt good on Wednesday. Bennett has 25 catches for 281 yards and three touchdowns on the season.

Fantasy impact: Despite the short week and limited practice, Bennett should be ready to go against a Giants defense that hasn't been able to stop anyone this season. He's been losing targets to Alshon Jeffery and hasn't found the end zone since Week 2, but Bennett is a reasonable TE1 option this week. He's a recommended start in most fantasy league formats.

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