Martellus Bennett hasn't sniffed the end zone since Week 3

 

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Martellus Bennett has a habit of starting off the season red hot in September and then cooling off in October and the remainder of the season. This year, he appears to be heading down the same road.

Bennett kicked off the 2014 season as a fantasy TE phenom with four touchdowns in the first three weeks, but hasn't been able to find the end zone since. Bennett hasn't eclipsed 60 yards in any game in the last three weeks and is now listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Patriots with a tight hamstring. Bennett didn't even show signs of an injury during Week 7, but fantasy owners should be cautious.

While Bennett's production has dropped, he's still a startable fantasy football TE when active. At 6'6 and 265 pounds, Bennett causes huge match-up problems, especially when defenses have to worry about covering Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. While Bennett looks like he will play in Week 8, it's a good time for fantasy owners to have a backup plan if Bennett's production continues to dip.

Owen Daniels and Charles Clay are two Tight Ends who are available in roughly 50% of leagues and need to be rostered before it's too late.

Owen Daniels has been on the receiving end of a lot of targets in a Ravens offense that has been on fire the last few weeks. Owens racked up six catches for 58 yards and a touchdown during Week 7 and is playing a Bengals defense that has struggled lately due in large part to injuries. Daniels is a player that can provide some nice TE insurance and may be worth several starts depending on his match-up throughout the season. 

Charles Clay is coming off of his best game of the season. He caught four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown. Clay has had a really quiet season until last week, but Ryan Tannehill is playing his best football of his young career the Dolphins have a soft schedule moving forward.

Clay is no more than a bye-week filler right now, but he is a nice player to have as a security blanket for the remainder of the season.

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