If you are anything like me and millions of other people all over the world, the start of training camp not only means football season being around the corner, but also fantasy football as well. It’s a great way to trash talk your friends, win some cash (if you’re in a money league) and give meaning to a game that has no bearing on the team you root for. Last year, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants came out of nowhere to have an amazing season, not only for the Giants, but for fantasy players who had him on their team. If you need a tight end late in your draft and could use a sleeper, try Martellus Bennett.
Bennett has a huge opportunity to be a starter and a weapon for the Giants offense. Last year in the same offense Jake Ballard caught 38 balls for 604 yards and four touchdowns. Ballard was going to be out for the season before the Giants put him on waivers and lost him to the New England Patriots. Bennett could easily put up those kind of numbers with even more touchdowns possibly. Ballard led all tight ends in yards per catch and there’s no reason Bennett couldn’t approach those kind of numbers.
Bennett is a bigger body than Ballard, so he could find more space in the redzone. The Giants as of this moment also don’t have a number three receiver that they can count on and because of this, Bennett could get even more touches if he develops a rapport with Eli Manning.
I’ve seen Bennett ranked as low as 23rd on tight end boards on some sites. In my opinion that’s way too low. If you can get Bennett towards the end of your draft do so. You may end up being very glad you did.