Danny Amendola WR NE 6 Days
Amendola caught 1-of-3 targets for a 19-yard touchdown in Thursday's 27-25 win over the Jets.
Though he didn't catch a pass until his fourth-quarter touchdown on a 3rd-and-goal from the 19-yard line, Amendola helped the Patriots all night with some good work on kickoff returns, and he also drew a key pass interference to set up a field goal at the end of the first half. Two snaps before his shocking touchdown, Amendola caught a short pass near the end zone that was wiped out by an offensive pass interference penalty on teammate Brandon LaFell. While his added kick return duties may be promising in return-yardage leagues, Amendola has just five receptions and 13 targets through seven games, making him waiver-wire fodder in all but the deepest of standard formats.
Danny Amendola WR NE 10 Days
Amendola, who did not record a catch Sunday, was on the field for 24-of-74 snaps on offense in the Patriots' win over the Bills, ESPN.com reports.
Most of Amendola's work these days is in three-receiver sets, with Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell clearly the team's top two options at wideout these days.
Danny Amendola WR NE 17 Days
Amendola caught one pass for seven yards in Sunday's 43-17 win over the Bengals.
Amendola was on the field for 20-of-84 snaps on offense Sunday, and at this point he is clearly behind bothJulian Edelman (69 snaps) and Brandon LaFell (77 snaps) in the Patriots' wideout pecking order.
Danny Amendola WR NE 20 Days3 Comments
Amendola revealed Thursday that he underwent offseason adductor surgery to repair the torn groin muscle that troubled him last season, the Boston Herald reports.
It was previously believed that Amendola had avoided such a procedure, and while the wideout isn't inclined to blame his slow start (three catches for 16 yards in four games to date), it's fair to wonder if it has had some effect on his ability to create separation from opposing defenders. In any case, he's off the fantasy radar for now after not catching a pass in his last three games. While we suppose that he could bounce back in the coming weeks, a wait-and-see approach is clearly in order for fantasy owners on that front.
Danny Amendola WR NE 23 Days
Amendola was on the field for 28-of-50 snaps on offense in Monday's loss to the Chiefs, ESPN.com reports.
At this stage, Amendola is behind Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell in the Patriots' wideout pecking order and after three straight games without a catch, he's off the fantasy lineup radar for now.
Danny Amendola WR NE 1 Month1 Comment
Amendola was on the field for 28-of-73 snaps on offense in Sunday's win over the Raiders, ESPN.com reports.
Amendola did not catch a pass for the second straight week and it looks like it could take an injury to one of his fellow wideouts for his fantasy prospects to be lifted.
Danny Amendola WR NE 1 Month4 Comments
Amendola did not catch a pass in Sunday's 30-7 win over the Vikings.
At this stage, it looks like it might take a Julian Edelman injury for Amendola to see a major uptick in targets, though his quiet Week 2 effort is partially explained by the fact that the Patriots were not forced to rely heavily on the passing game on Sunday.
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Amendola caught three passes on five targets for 16 yards in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.
Meanwhile, fellow wideouts Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins combined for 11 catches on 18 targets. It's too early to panic here, but Amendola will need to pick up the pace in the coming weeks -- starting next Sunday against the Vikings -- in order to remain on the PPR radar.
Danny Amendola WR NE 2 Months1 Comment
Amendola caught two passes for 13 yards on two targets in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.
With the Patriots opening in a three-wide set, Amendola got the start alongside Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins, the latter of whom may eventually lose his spot in the lineup to Aaron Dobson (foot). While he may not get much playing time in two-wide formations, Amendola could end up drawing more of Tom Brady's attention than Thompkins/Dobson, as the Patriots figure to go three-wide quite often. Edelman still appears to be Brady's favorite wideout by a wide margin.
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Amendola was among the Patriots' key players who did not play in Thursday's preseason opener, the Boston Herald reports.
Neither did fellow listed starting wideout Julian Edelman, who at this stage the Boston Herald suggests remains QB Tom Brady's favorite wideout target. With Aaron Dobson still hobbled, Amendola thus slots in as the signal-caller's second-favorite wide receiver look, an assignment that carries fantasy value, notably in PPR formats, assuming Amendola can avoid the injury bug.