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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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Danny Amendola caught 2-of-3 targets for six yards in New England's Week 5 win over the Cowboys.
Amendola's primary role was setting picks. At the season's quarter pole, Amendola is on pace for 40 catches, 392 yards and four touchdowns. Oct 11 - 8:07 PM

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Danny Amendola caught 5-of-5 targets for 39 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots' Week 3 win over the Jaguars.

Amendola's second-quarter, one-yard touchdown was his first score of the young season, as he entered the game with just three catches for 52 yards. He's deep down the totem pole for targets, well behind Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, and Dion Lewis. Treat Amendola as a WR4/5, or bye-week fill-in, when the Patriots return to action in Week 5 against the Cowboys.
Sep 27 - 5:27 PM

Danny Amendola reeled in one of his two targets for 29 yards in the Patriots’ Week 2 win over the Bills.

Amendola laid out for his lone reception and probably saved the game by doing so as the Pats desperately needed a first down. He’s only seen five targets through his first two games. That’s simply not enough work to warrant fantasy consideration. The Patriots host Jacksonville in Week 3.
Sep 20 - 5:45 PM

Danny Amendola caught 2-of-3 targets for 23 yards in New England's Week 1 win over the Steelers.

Amendola's missed connection was an overthrown deep ball from Tom Brady. Amendola was wide open. Considering how thin the Patriots' receiver corps is, it's disappointing Amendola drew only three looks on a night where Brady attempted 32 passes. It's hard to see Amendola's path to standard-league relevancy. He remains on the radar in PPR formats.
Sep 11 - 12:34 AM

Danny Amendola caught one pass for 25 yards in the Patriots' third preseason game.

He operated as New England's slot receiver while Reggie Wayne and Aaron Dobson worked outside. Keep in mind Brandon LaFell and Julian Edelman are on the shelf. Still, Amendola could open the season as one of the Pats' top-three receivers, along with Wayne and Edelman. The tentative expectation is that LaFell's foot injury will send him to reserve/PUP, costing him six games.
Aug 28 - 10:36 PM

No Patriots receiver has caught more passes than Danny Amendola through the first week of training camp.

He's secured 26 catches, five more than Rob Gronkowski. It's worth noting that Julian Edelman missed several days of practice with an undisclosed injury, which could account for Amendola's increased workload. Amendola struggled to carve a role for himself during the regular season last year but came on strong in the playoffs with 11 catches for 137 yards. It would take an injury to Edelman or Brandon LaFell for Amendola to land on the fantasy radar.
Aug 9 - 9:35 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Dion Lewis
2LeGarrette Blount
3Brandon Bolden
4James White
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Brandon Bolden
3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
WR11Julian Edelman
2Matt Slater
3Keshawn Martin
WR21Danny Amendola
2Aaron Dobson
3Brandon LaFell
WR31Aaron Dobson
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Scott Chandler
3Michael Williams
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
LG1Josh Kline
2Shaq Mason
C1David Andrews
2Ryan Wendell
RG1Tre' Jackson
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2Michael Williams
K1Stephen Gostkowski