Danny Amendola WR NE 3 weeks ago

ESPN's Mike Reiss suggests that Amendola, who is in line to earn a base salary of $5 million and count $6.8 million against the Patriots' salary cap in 2016, will likely need to re-work his deal to be retained by the team.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Amendola, who finished up the 2015 regular season with 65 catches for 648 yards and three TDs in 14 games, can still be a useful player for the Patriots, but it looks like he'll probably need to agree to some sort of contract compromise in order to stick around. The Patriots added fellow wideouts Chris Hogan and Nate Washington in free agency, but when healthy, Amendola gives the team both a complement to, and insurance policy for top wideout Julian Edelman, who was limited to nine games this past season.

Danny Amendola WR NE 3 months ago

Amendola was on the field for 55 of the Patriots' 83 offensive snaps in Sunday's 20-18 loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Amendola, who caught five of eight targets for 39 yards in the game, finished up the regular season with 65 catches for 648 yards and three TDs in 14 games. The 30-year-old wideout -- who saw added work in the Patriots' offense this past season thanks to Julian Edelman's injury woes -- is under contract with the team for the next two seasons, but given that his base salary goes up to $5 million in 2016, Amendola's status with the team bears watching this offseason.

Danny Amendola WR NE 3 months ago

Amendola (knee) is listed as active Sunday's AFC title game against the Broncos.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The same applies to fellow wideouts Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell, along with tight end Rob Gronkowski, thus ensuring that the Patriots' key pass-catchers are all available for Sunday's contest.

Danny Amendola WR NE 3 months ago

Amendola (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC title game against the Broncos, WEEI.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As are fellow wideout Julian Edelman and tight end Rob Gronkowski, but all three of the Patriots' three key pass-catchers are still expected to play through their aches and pains this weekend.

Danny Amendola WR NE 4 months ago

Amendola (knee) secured two of three targets for 18 yards in Saturday's 27-20 Divisional Round victory over the Chiefs. He also amassed 22 yards on his sole punt return

Competitive Edge Analysis

The seven-year pro was one of three Patriots pass-catchers recovering from injuries, and while he tallied the least-impressive outing of the three, appeared to emerge from the game no worse for wear. Although he took a clear back seat to Julian Edelman Rob Gronkowski in the passing game, Amendola looked elusive and healthy on his 22-yard punt return. The 30-year-old should be ready to roll for next week's AFC Championship Game.

Danny Amendola WR NE 4 months ago

Amendola (knee) is listed as active Saturday against the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Amendola has been tending to a knee issue for nearly two months, but the Patriots' bye week certainly aided in improving his health. With Rob Gronkowski (knee/back) active and Julian Edelman (foot) back in the fold for the first time since Nov. 15, Amendola could be the third banana, at best, among Tom Brady's options in the postseason opener.

Danny Amendola WR NE 4 months ago

Amendola (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Amendola is one of 12 Patriots' players listed as questionable for the contest, and of that group, we suspect that he is among the least likely to miss Saturday's game.

Danny Amendola WR NE 4 months ago

Amendola (knee) was on the field for 23 of the Patriots' 60 snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Amendola, who caught two of his four targets for 17 yards in the contest, noted afterward that he felt good while playing through a left knee issue. He'll now have some added time to bounce back from the injury, with the Patriots having earned a first-round playoff bye. That said, the looming return of fellow wideout Julian Edelman caps Amendola's ceiling in postseason fantasy lineups.

Danny Amendola WR NE 4 months ago

Amendola caught two of four targets for just 17 yards in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Amendola was coming off of a knee injury, but it was a poor all-around showing by the New England offense that earned he and the rest of the starters an early seat on the sidelines Sunday. Amendola had seen an uptick in usage after some other key weapons had been hurt, but his struggles to stay healthy the the probable return of Julian Edelman in the second round of the playoffs could see him used in a complementary role once again. New England will be on bye next weekend before beginning their playoff run the following week.

Danny Amendola WR NE 4 months ago

While Amendola (knee) is listed as active and in uniform Sunday against the Dolphins, the Boston Globe suggests that it is unclear how much the wideout will actually play Sunday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Meanwhile, ESPN's Mike Reiss relays that Amendola appeared to be moving well while fielding punts in warmups Sunday, but given a degree of uncertainly with how the Patriots might use him in their regular season finale, there's an element of risk to rolling with Amendola in Week 17 lineups.