Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
5 days ago

Amendola secured both of his targets for 23 yards and added 10 yards on his sole punt return in Thursday's 27-0 victory over the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran receiver was one of rookie Jacoby Brissett's safety valves on the night, making the most of his two targets in a game where the Patriots clearly kept their passing attack as close to the vest as possible. Amendola, like the rest of the Patriots' pass-catchers, figures to see a boost in coming weeks with the possible return of Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 4 and Tom Brady's arrival in Week 5. He showed some solid rapport with the former in Week 2 before the QB's shoulder injury by hauling in a pair of scores, which could bode well for a Week 4 tilt against a beatable Bills secondary.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
1 week ago

Amendola caught all four of his targets for 50 yards and two TDs in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Both of Amendola's TDs were thrown by QB Jimmy Garoppolo, who left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury. With Jacoby Brissett on track to start Thursday's game against the Texans, Amendola profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy lineup option in Week 3, despite Sunday's output.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
2 weeks ago

Amendola was on the field for 19 of the Patriots' 71 snaps on offense in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Cardinals, en route to catching three passes (on four targets) for 48 yards, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, Julian Edelman saw 61 snaps, Chris Hogan logged 55 and rookie Malcolm Mitchell was out there for 39 snaps. Amendola was eased back into the mix in Week 1 after spending all of training camp on the Patriots' PUP list, but he could well see added work in the coming weeks. In any scenario in which Edelman was forced to miss time as the season rolls along, Amendola would see a boost in value in PPR formats.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Amendola (knee) was not listed on Wednesday's injury report.

EDGE Analysis

Activated from the PUP list less than a week ago, Amendola is apparently ready for Sunday's regular-season opener in Arizona. He figures to have a spot in three-wide formations, but the Patriots probably prefer to use Chris Hogan and Julian Edelman when they only deploy two receivers. Amendola will have a tough matchup against Tyrann Mathieu in the slot, and Tom Brady (suspension) won't be around to help.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Amendola (knee) appears to be a full participant at Tuesday's practice, WEEI's Ryan Hannable reports.

EDGE Analysis

Activated from the PUP list over the weekend, Amendola practiced Sunday for the first time last season. According to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin, the 30-year-old slot receiver said Tuesday that he thinks he'll be ready for Sunday's game in Arizona. However, it's unclear how involved Amendola will be on offense, as Chris Hogan turned in a strong preseason that could leave him as the third option in the passing game, behind only Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman. Furthermore, New England may run the ball more than usual early in the season, looking to ease the burden on Jimmy Garoppolo until Tom Brady returns from a four-game suspension. Amendola should still have a spot in three-wide sets, with the Patriots opting to keep just five wide receivers on the final roster, including special teamer Matthew Slater and fourth-round rookie Malcolm Mitchell (elbow).

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Amendola (knee) practiced Sunday, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was Amendola's first practice since coming off the Patriots' active/PUP list, which bodes well for his chances of suiting up in Week 1. Moreoever, in the wake of roster cut-downs, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and rookie Malcolm Mitchell are the only other wideouts on the team's 53-man roster.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Amendola (knee) was listed on the Patriots' 53-man roster, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Avoiding the PUP list doesn't necessarily guarantee that Amendola will be available in Week 1. If his knee and ankle are able to hold up to the rigors of practice in the coming days, though, the Patriots may give him the all clear to suit up right off the bat. A full complement of snaps may be out of the question, which would otherwise go to No. 3 wideout Chris Hogan.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe suggests that "it's looking more and more like" Amendola (ankle/knee) could remain on the PUP list to start the coming season.

EDGE Analysis

While speculative, it's a notion echoed by the Providence Journal. Per Volin, Amendola hasn't been doing much conditioning during practice of late, though of course if the wideout increases his on-field activities in the coming days, his early-season outlook could improve in short order. Amendola's status will have an effect on the Patriots' approach in advance of cut-downs, with the likes of Keshawn Martin and Aaron Dobson possibly on the roster bubble if Amendola ends up being activated prior to Week 1.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Though Amendola (ankle/knee) remains on the PUP list, he warmed up with his teammates at practice on Monday, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While he wasn't sporting full pads, per the report, Amendola "appears to be moving well" at this stage. With the regular season approaching quickly, Amendola's status for Week 1 remains unclear, but his presence on the field Monday, in any capacity, appears to be a positive indicator on that front.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Amendola (PUP, ankle/knee) was among the Patriots' who did not play Thursday against the Saints, the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Amendola remains in injury-rehab mode at this time, with no concrete timetable for his return outlined. Also not playing in Thursday's preseason opener were fellow wideouts Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Keshawn Martin.