Fantasy Football: Will Earl Bennett Be a Diamond in the Rough in 2009?


Published: April 8, 2009


... >diamond in the rough is a high-value fantasy football prospect that goes beyond just your average “sleeper”. These are picks that can be made beyond round 15 of fantasy drafts, but can yield anywhere between solid and excellent fantasy points.

One player that has the potential to earn this title in 2009 is wide receiver Earl Bennett of the Chicago Bears.

Bennett had a very good career at Vanderbilt, earning all-SEC honors in each of his three years. Despite leaving after his junior season, he is the all-time SEC reception leader with 236.

Despite high expectations, Bennett struggled with his transition into the NFL, and did not record an offensive statistic as a rookie in 2008.

As the end of the season approached, however, the Chicago media started reporting that Bennett was looking more fluid in his routes, and more confident catching the ball.

In an interview with The Chicago Trib...

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