Ben Braunecker
Ben Braunecker
25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Chicago Bears
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ben Braunecker in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year, $2.7 million contract with the Bears in March of 2019.
Inks two-year deal with Chicago
TEChicago Bears
March 11, 2019
Braunecker signed a two-year contract with the Bears on Monday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
ANALYSIS
Braunecker has earned his keep as a special teams player and blocker over his three years with the Bears, but he's logged just seven receptions for 83 yards across that stretch. The 25-year-old will play a depth role behind Trey Burton (groin) and Adam Shaheen in 2019.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Ben Braunecker's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
4.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.55
 
% Team Air Yards
1.5%
 
% Team Targets
1.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
13.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.3
 
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How often does Ben Braunecker run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Ben Braunecker
38 routes   5 targets
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81%
486 routes   76 targets
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Measurables Review
How do Ben Braunecker's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
252 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.73 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.90 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.75 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ben Braunecker
Team Previews: Chicago Bears
July 26, 2017
Jim Coventry touches on the Bears, who enter training camp with plenty of question marks outside of running back Jordan Howard.
Red Zone Watch: Week 12
Red Zone Watch: Week 12
November 28, 2016
November 28, 2016
Despite Cam Newton rushing for a touchdown early in Sunday's game against the Raiders, running back Jonathan Stewart scored two short TDs and lead the league in red-zone carries.
NFL Draft: Final Four-Round Mock
April 25, 2016
Polarizing Notre Dame wideout Will Fuller will likely go in the first round, but whether he'll land in a favorable situation is less clear.
NFL Draft: Four-Round Mock Draft
April 13, 2016
Derrick Henry has plenty of critics, but he's projected to sneak into the first round in this four-round mock draft.
Dynasty Rankings: Top 75 Rookies
March 5, 2016
A strong Combine showing has Derrick Henry locked in as one of the top dynasty prospects of the 2016 class.
2017 Fantasy Outlook
Braunecker signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent last year, and since tight end can be a difficult position for players to acclimate to at the NFL level, it wasn't a major surprise that he caught just four passes for 41 yards. While he saw limited action once Zach Miller suffered a season-ending foot injury in Week 11, Braunecker was unable to take over receiving duties from Daniel Brown. In the offseason, the team added free-agent signee Dion Sims and second-round draft choice Adam Shaheen, which could place Braunecker in a battle for a roster spot. Braunecker will need a number of situations to break his way to build up value in 2017.
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Restricted free agency looms
TEChicago Bears
January 1, 2019
Braunecker finished the 2018 season with five receptions for 42 yards as the Bears' third-string tight end.
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Catches first pass of season in Sunday win
TEChicago Bears
November 11, 2018
Braunecker caught one pass for 20 yards in Chicago's 34-22 win over the Lions on Sunday.
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Healthy to enter Week 10
TEChicago Bears
November 7, 2018
Braunecker (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
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Ruled out for Week 9
TEChicago Bears
Concussion
November 2, 2018
Braunecker (concussion) will not play Sunday against the Bills.
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In concussion protocol
TEChicago Bears
Concussion
October 31, 2018
Braunecker sat out Wednesday's practice with a concussion.
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