Written by theMBIIIeffect
By fantasy standards, Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett didn’t have a big game against Tampa Bay.
He had one catch for 13 yards. That’s one fantasy point in most leagues.
He could have given his fantasy owners at least six more points by catching a fade in the end zone from quarterback Tony Romo, who threw it behind the tight end instead of giving the 6-6, 265-pound tight end a jump ball against 5-10, 185-pound cornerback Ronde Barber.
While fantasy owners might lament starting Bennett, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett got full value out of the tight end.
While he only hauled in one pass, Bennett caused horrible matchup problems for the Bucs.
Garrett split Bennett out wide on several plays, a few you can watch here.
Bennett was out wide on Roy Williams’ 66-yard touchdown grab as well as Patrick Crayton’s 80-yard score.
Bennett stayed in to block linebacker Quincy Black on a 44-yard pass to Crayton. It could’ve been part of the play call from Garrett or an audible from Romo, but Bennett’s block was still a good one.
It seems as though Garrett has tapped into Bennett’s potential as a receiver. He’s big, he’s fast, and he’s going to confuse the hell out of defenses if Garrett motions him out wide.
His contributions won’t show up on any stat sheets or in any fantasy leagues, but Bennett’s presence out wide had a disarming effect on Tampa Bay’s secondary that put points on the board for Dallas.