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Danny Amendola | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Texas Tech
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CSN New England's Michael Giardi reports Danny Amendola (knee) is not expected to travel with the team to Denver.
Reports surfaced Friday night Amendola would not make the trip, but New England was not expected to make the final decision until after Amendola worked out Saturday morning. It appears they did not see what they needed to in the workout, and Amendola will not suit up against the Broncos. Amendola's absence leaves New England very thin at receiver. Keshawn Martin (hamstring, questionable) should see the majority of the snaps if he is active, and Chris Harper should have a decent sized role as well. Neither is worth starting against the best pass defense in the league. Amendola being close this week suggests he should be good to go Week 13. Nov 28 - 10:57 AM

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Danny Amendola (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Broncos.

After not practicing Wednesday, Amendola was "limited" in Thursday and Friday's sessions. If Amendola does suit up for Sunday Night Football, he could be limited by the injury while dealing with shutdown Broncos slot CB Chris Harris. Amendola should be an every-week asset down the stretch with no Julian Edelman (foot), but this is a spot to sit Amendola in fantasy leagues.
Nov 27 - 4:12 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

It's a good sign after Amendola got in zero reps Wednesday, but did attend the Patriots' walkthrough. Amendola's Week 12 availability may ultimately come down to a game-time decision. His status will be updated again on Friday.
Nov 26 - 1:59 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Amendola was present for start of Wednesday's walkthrough, but was officially a DNP. There's not going to be much clarity on his status this week. Amendola will likely need to get in at least one limited practice to have a chance at playing.
Nov 25 - 4:52 PM

CSN New England reports Danny Amendola has a sprained knee, but is "not expected to miss an extended period of time."

Per reporter Tom Curran, Amendola has yet to even be ruled out for Week 12. Curran reports his availability against the Broncos will be determined by "how he responds to treatment and an increase in workload as the week progresses." For now, owners shouldn't plan on having Amendola for Sunday, but it sounds like one missed game might be the worst-case scenario. Amendola's status will be updated when the Patriots return to practice on Wednesday.
Nov 24 - 4:48 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports Danny Amendola will have an MRI on his injured knee Tuesday.

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo said the "hope" is the injury is not serious. Brandon LaFell said Amendola "was in good spirits," but Bill Belichick declined to update his status after the game. Amendola was the focal point of the offense before leaving, racking up 117 yards on 12 targets in just under three quarters. New England also lost Aaron Dobson to what looked like a serious ankle injury Monday night. The receiver corps is getting extremely thin.
Nov 24 - 9:04 AM

Danny Amendola exited Monday night's Week 11 game against the Bills with a knee injury and is questionable to return.

Amendola appeared to be hurt after a long, 41-yard catch-and-run late in the third quarter to set up a very short James White rushing touchdown. Before leaving, Amendola had been the focal point of the offense, with the Bills bottling up LeGarrette Blount on the ground and doubling Rob Gronkowski, limiting him to one catch for 10 yards. Amendola was at 9-117 on 12 targets.
Nov 23 - 11:09 PM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss expects the team to "manage" Danny Amendola's snaps to keep him healthy.

"They’re not just gonna have one player replace [Julian] Edelman," Reiss said. "They’re gonna split Edelman’s role into different parts." Edelman was an almost every down player after the last month, but Reiss does not expect Amendola to play much more than 70 percent of the snaps. Amendola played 75 percent of the offensive snaps in the two games Edelman missed last season, but he averaged nine targets. Amendola should be heavily involved in the passing game moving forward, and he warrants low-end WR2 treatment in PPR formats.
Source: ESPN
Nov 21 - 11:32 AM

Tom Brady said Danny Amendola "always makes big plays."

"He's a great player for us," Brady said, "and he always comes up big when we need him." Brady was specifically talking about the fourth down Amendola converted on the game-winning drive against the Giants, but he might as well been talking about the rest of the regular season. With Julian Edelman undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot Monday, Amendola is expected to take on a much larger role in the offense down the stretch. He is a must add this week in all formats.
Nov 16 - 9:49 AM

Danny Amendola caught 10-of-11 targets for 79 yards in the Patriots' Week 10 win over the Giants.

Julian Edelman left early in the second quarter with a foot injury, and Amendola's role increased, playing in all two-wide sets. In typical Amendola fashion, he didn't do much with his catches, but he had plenty of them. If Edelman is out for an extended time, Amendola immediately becomes a WR2 option, especially with Dion Lewis (knee) also done for the season.
Nov 15 - 8:19 PM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss said Danny Amendola could play more snaps with Dion Lewis (knee) out for the season.

James White is expected to take on most of Lewis' role, but White is unlikely to take Lewis' spot in the five-wide package. Amendola would be the favorite to take over that role, and he should see more snaps as a result. Despite a few more opportunities, Amendola has clearly fallen below Brandon LaFell on the depth chart. He does not need to be rostered.
Source: ESPN
Nov 14 - 12:06 PM

Danny Amendola caught 4-of-5 targets for 24 yards Week 9 against the Redskins.

He added an eight-yard run. Amendola has clearly fallen behind Brandon LaFell in the pecking order, but he still contributed a third-down conversion and made a play on a screen pass in limited work. A low-yardage-upside player, Amendola will be a touchdown-or-bust option moving forward. He has little chance of matching his 60-648-4 pace.
Nov 8 - 4:15 PM

Danny Amendola caught 1-of-1 targets for 11 yards in New England's Week 8 win over Dolphins.

With Brandon LaFell rounding into form and Dion Lewis back to full health, Amendola played only 34 snaps (per Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke). He was out-snapped 62-34 by LaFell. Amendola has been a useful real-life player this season, but is out of fantasy relevance.
Oct 30 - 12:06 AM

Danny Amendola caught 8-of-9 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in New England's Week 7 win over the Jets.

On a day where Tom Brady's pass catchers committed somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 drops, Amendola had the surest hands on the field. His go-ahead, eight-yard score in the fourth quarter came in a sea of Jets defenders. Although he's now caught 15 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown over his past two games, Amendola still isn't a realistic WR3 with Brandon LaFell back in the fold.
Oct 25 - 5:34 PM

Danny Amendola secured 7-of-9 targets for 105 yards in Week 6 against the Colts.

Seven of Amendola's targets and 87 yards came in the first half. Amendola was more involved with Colts CB Vontae Davis taking away Julian Edelman. He had only 98 yards in his previous four games. Amendola isn’t a recommended Week 7 streaming option against the Jets.
Oct 19 - 1:06 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Brandon Bolden
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Keshawn Martin
4Chris Harper
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
3Matt Slater
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Scott Chandler
3Michael Williams
LT1Marcus Cannon
LG1Josh Kline
2Shaq Mason
C1David Andrews
RG1Tre' Jackson
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2Michael Williams
K1Stephen Gostkowski