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Danny Amendola | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Texas Tech
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Patriots re-signed WR Danny Amendola to a three-year, $12.75 million contract.
Amendola can still earn the full $15 million he was scheduled to make over the next three seasons, but the Pats essentially ripped up his old deal and handed him a new one. Amendola has had a frustrating two years in New England. He was limited by injuries in 2013, and barely played last season before finally emerging late in the year. The Pats could have a bigger role in mind for 2015. Mar 12 - 12:38 PM

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Danny Amendola caught five passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seahawks.

Highly active as the Patriots made liberal use of three-wide, shotgun formations, Amendola broke off the game's first big play on a 17-yard bubble screen. He added a four-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. A healthy Amendola is an effective one, and he shined throughout the postseason on catch-and-run opportunities. Including playoffs, his stat lines over the Patriots' final five games were 8-63, 4-24, 5-81-2, 1-8, and 5-48-1. He could be a decent WR4 target in PPR leagues next season if the Patriots keep him. Going on age 30, Amendola is owed $4.5 million in 2015.
Feb 1 - 11:12 PM

Danny Amendola caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over the Colts.

With the Patriots going spread and abandoning the run game against the Ravens last week, Amendola got loose for 5-81-2. He predictably crashed back to earth in this one as the Patriots used their power formations and run game to obliterate the Colts. A game-plan somewhere in the middle makes sense against the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, meaning we can expect 3-6 targets for Amendola.
Jan 18 - 11:57 PM

Danny Amendola caught 5-of-6 targets for 81 yards and two touchdowns in New England's Divisional Round win over the Ravens.

Amendola nearly crippled the Pats in the first quarter, fumbling a kick return after the Ravens scored a touchdown on their opening drive. Thankfully, New England managed to recover. A 2013 free-agent signee, Amendola now has 17 catches over his past three games after being MIA for the majority of 2014. He'll be a moderate-reward, low-cost WR3 in DFS leagues for conference championship week.
Jan 10 - 8:53 PM

Danny Amendola caught 4-of-7 targets for 24 yards Week 17 against the Bills.

Given a full run of snaps with Julian Edelman (concussion) sidelined, Amendola answered by averaging six yards a catch. Amendola did have a solid punt return to set up the Patriots' only second-half score, but he is being paid way too much to be a glorified punt returner. Amendola will contribute in the playoffs, but he has likely just played his final regular season game with the Patriots.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Danny Amendola caught 8-of-11 targets for 63 yards in New England's Week 16 win over the Jets.

Filling in for Julian Edelman (concussion), both the catches and yards were easily Amendola's most of the season. The Pats have to be pleased they can plug and play Amendola in Edelman's absence, but he'll be off the DFS radar if Edelman is ready for Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Danny Amendola's role is expected to spike with Julian Edelman (concussion) out for Sunday's game at the Jets.

Amendola is projected to work in two-wide sets along with Brandon LaFell and then move into the slot for three-wide formations. On paper, it's a big opportunity for him. But Amendola has been wildly ineffective ever since joining the Patriots, and we'd expect the roles of Tim Wright and Shane Vereen to rise sharply as well. Don't trust Amendola as much more than a low-end WR3 or WR4 despite the opportunity.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Danny Amendola was held catch-less in Week 12 against the Lions.

Shaking off an early drop, Amendola redeemed himself with an 81-yard kick return early in the second quarter. Amendola has barely been a factor in New England's passing offense this season, but has had his moments helping the team win.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Danny Amendola caught 2-of-3 targets for 35 yards in New England's Week 9 win over the Broncos.

Amendola is back to having a weekly role in the Patriots' offense, but has just eight total targets over his past three games. He can't be relied upon as a WR5 in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 08:52:00 PM

Danny Amendola resurfaced in New England's Week 7 win over the Jets, catching 1-of-3 targets for a 19-yard touchdown.

Amendola entered Week 7 having drawn one look since Week 1. The score was just his third in two years as a Patriot. Amendola made his biggest impact in his new role as a kick returner, piling up 105 yards on four kicks. That helps his "real life" value, but doesn't do much in the fantasy realm. Amendola remains off the re-draft radar.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 12:31:00 AM

Danny Amendola had one catch for seven yards in Week 5 against the Bengals.

It was his only target. Amendola missed the majority of the first half after he was shaken up on a hit from Bengals S Reggie Nelson. He was a non-factor when he returned, and has just four catches for 23 yards on the season. Amendola is in danger of being passed by Aaron Dobson and Brian Tyms on the depth chart.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 01:23:00 AM

Danny Amendola left Sunday night's Week 5 game against the Bengals with a head injury.

Amendola was shaken up on a hit from Bengals S Reggie Nelson in the second quarter. He passed his concussion test and has been cleared to return.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 09:18:00 PM

Danny Amendola revealed Thursday that he underwent offseason groin surgery.

Amendola tore the adductor muscle in his groin last year in Week 1 and ultimately ended up playing through the issue. He was never the same player and has been a man on the side of a milk carton the first month of 2014. Amendola has just three catches for 16 yards and is playing under 50 percent of the snaps. He's obviously well off the fantasy radar and will likely be cut in 2015.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Danny Amendola was held without a catch in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Chiefs.

Even as one of the three receivers active, Amendola didn't draw a single target. He has just three catches for 16 yards this season, and clearly doesn't have Tom Brady's trust. Amendola is now falling behind Brandon LaFell. He's obviously not worth owning in any format. Amendola may find himself inactive soon.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 12:38:00 AM

Danny Amendola had zero catches on one target in Week 3.

Amendola hasn't been involved in the offense at all this season, and is closer to being a weekly inactive than fantasy relevant. The Patriots are starting to use three-receiver sets with Julian Edelman, Kenbrell Thompkins, and Brandon LaFell on the field. Amendola dropped a touchdown from two yards out on his lone target.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Matt Flynn
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Brandon Bolden
3Jonas Gray
4James White
5Travaris Cadet
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Jonas Gray
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
2Eric Kettani
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brandon Gibson
4Brian Tyms
5Jonathan Krause
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
3Josh Boyce
4Matt Slater
5Chris Harper
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Scott Chandler
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4Jake Bequette
5Terrence Miller
K1Stephen Gostkowski