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Danny Amendola | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Texas Tech
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Danny Amendola hauled in 3-of-5 targets for 48 yards in the Patriots' Week 3 win over the Texans.
Amendola was heavily involved before exiting Week 1 with a concussion, but the story could not have been any more different against the Texans. He did set up the game-winning touchdown with a 3rd-and-18 conversion on the final drive, but ultimately Amendola had a disappointingly small role. He will still be worth a look as a WR3 in PPR next week against the Panthers, but his floor looks lower than expected. Sep 24 - 5:16 PM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms Danny Amendola (questionable, concussion) "should" play Sunday against the Texans.

Phillip Dorsett (knee), Stephon Gilmore (groin), Rob Gronkowski (groin) and Chris Hogan (knee) are also on track to play this week. Amendola sat out last week after suffering a concussion in the season opener but practiced all week and appears to have cleared the concussion protocol. The slot receiver served as Tom Brady's valve in Week 1, pulling in six catches for a team-high 100 yards in a loss to Kansas City.
Sep 24 - 8:07 AM

Danny Amendola (questionable, concussion, knee) told reporters he'll be active for Week 3 against the Texans.

Amendola didn't play due to a concussion last week but should be all set for Week 3 after putting in three limited practice sessions. Chris Hogan could see fewer targets with Amendola back to man the slot.
Sep 22 - 2:16 PM

Danny Amendola (concussion) is practicing Thursday.

Amendola was limited on Wednesday. He likely will be again on Thursday, but he has a good shot to return this week after getting in two practices in a row. Amendola will be a solid WR3 if he suits up.
Sep 21 - 1:02 PM

Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

It's a good sign that Amendola will be back this week against the Texans after sitting out Week 2. He suffered a concussion 13 days ago on opening night.
Sep 20 - 12:59 PM

Patriots declared Danny Amendola (concussion, knee), Dont'a Hightower (knee), ST Matthew Slater (hamstring), NT Vincent Valentine (knee), S Nate Ebner, OL LaAdrian Waddle, and OL Cole Croston inactive for Week 2 against the Saints.

Amendola once again proved he is a dangerous weapon when healthy in the season opener, but he also once again proved the when healthy part of that equation is a problem. He is at best questionable for Week 3. The same is true of Hightower after he was forced to visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion this week.
Sep 17 - 11:36 AM

Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) is out for Week 2 against the Saints.

The Pats have also ruled out Dont'a Hightower (knee), Matthew Slater (hamstring) and Vincent Valentine (knee). Amendola didn't practice this week and remains in the concussion protocol. His absence could open up work for James White and Rex Burkhead in the slot.
Sep 15 - 4:33 PM

Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

He's not going to play this week against the Saints. New England may promote one of WR Demarcus Ayers or WR Cody Hollister from the practice squad, but neither figures to have a prominent offensive role Sunday. Rex Burkhead and James White could be featured more in the passing game.
Sep 15 - 12:08 PM

Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) did not practice Thursday.

Dealing with a knee injury in addition to a concussion, it seems highly unlikely Amendola gets back on the field this weekend. Chris Hogan will be an even better play in a great matchup if Amendola is forced to sit.
Sep 14 - 12:33 PM

Danny Amendola was listed with a knee injury in addition to a concussion on Wednesday's injury report.

He suffered both injuries during the opener last Thursday night. While Amendola was great in that game before exiting, it is yet another reminder he cannot be trusted to stay on the field under a big workload. After missing Wednesday's practice, Amendola is at best questionable for Week 2. Chris Hogan would see a big boost if Amendola cannot play.
Sep 14 - 10:31 AM

Danny Amendola (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.

It's been six days since Amendola was concussed, but he's had a number of them in his career and can never seem to stay healthy due to his take-on-anyone playing style. He remains day to day. In Amendola's absence last week, the Patriots were forced to turn to Phillip Dorsett as the No. 3 wideout. Amendola's absence should open up more for everyone else involved here.
Sep 13 - 12:14 PM

Danny Amendola has been diagnosed with a concussion, and is week to week.

Amendola was placed in the concussion protocol early in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's opener, and quickly ruled out. Playing a surprisingly big role in Julian Edelman's absence, Amendola took a number of huge hits before going down. That has always been the fearless Amendola's Achilles' heel at 5-foot-11. He never shies away from contact. Amendola was having an excellent game, catching 6-of-7 targets for 100 yards. He has 10 days to get healthy for Week 2, but also has a history of concussions. There's no guarantee he gets cleared in time. Phillip Dorsett could be a factor against the Saints.
Sep 7 - 11:43 PM

According to ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss, the Patriots are expected to "manage" Danny Amendola's snaps this season, even in the absence of Julian Edelman.

Amendola has never been able to handle a starter's workload across a 16-game season, dating back to his time with the Rams. The fantasy community has been looking at Amendola as a riser in the wake of Edelman's torn ACL, but it makes more sense for the Patriots to move Chris Hogan into the slot and continue to rotate wideouts behind he and Brandin Cooks. Amendola has Tom Brady's trust, but opportunity may not be there to warrant using a single-digit-round fantasy pick on him. However, there are worse fliers in the back ends of drafts.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 2 - 6:53 PM

In a radio interview on WEEI, Tom Brady says he has "trust" with Danny Amendola.

Brady talked a lot about trust when asked about losing Julian Edelman (ACL) for the season, and Amendola's name was the first out of his mouth. "Obviously with Danny, I’ve had that with Danny," Brady said. "Danny has been such a great player for us." The quarterback also said Chris Hogan has "had a great camp," Brandin Cooks "has done a great job," and he has "a lot of trust" in Malcolm Mitchell, but it seems noteworthy Brady's mind first went to Amendola. Cooks and Hogan remain the most likely fantasy beneficiaries of Edelman's injury, but Amendola should see his role expand as well.
Source: WEEI
Aug 28 - 10:21 AM

Danny Amendola caught 2-of-2 targets for 27 yards in the Patriots' third preseason game.

If Julian Edelman (knee) is out for any length of time, Amendola might be one of the biggest winners from a real football standpoint. He'd likely come right in as Edelman's direct replacement, but it would still be hard to get excited about him from a fantasy standpoint. Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan would simply rise up boards. Malcolm Mitchell could also become a factor.
Aug 25 - 9:30 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Mike Gillislee
2James White
3Dion Lewis
4Rex Burkhead
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Mike Gillislee
2Rex Burkhead
3RB1James White
2Dion Lewis
FB1James Develin
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Phillip Dorsett
3Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
3Cole Croston
K1Stephen Gostkowski