Tuesday, July 1

Rip Van Winkle of the Day

Ben Franklin once said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." In fantasy football, there are only a few certainties. Public leagues are terrible, Tom Brady will go too high, and the Bears' offense is awful. Today, we take a look at the third certainity, the Bears offense. While it is indeed awful, there could be one player emerging from it. Earl Bennett/WR Chicago: While few rookies produce well in their first season, it does happen from time to time. Dwayne Bowe had 1,000 yards last year, and Anquan Boldin contributed his rookie season. One big reason for why rookies struggle is because of the transition to the NFL. A lot of players aren't polished enough, they still need to work on some aspects of their game. In Bennett's case, he is one of the most NFL-ready rookies out there. He runs good routes and has reliable hands. Another key factor for having a rookie produce is opportunity. Look at the Bears' WR corps. Marty Booker, Devin Hester, Mark Bradley, you get the picture; it's bad. With a few strong showings in training camp and preseason games, Bennett could quickly work his way up the depth charts. One other smaller tidbit of news about Bennett: he and the Bears agreed to a deal today. He'll have all the time available to be as prepared as possible for the regular season.

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