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Danny Amendola | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Texas Tech
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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. Nov 23 - 5:03 PM

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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.
Nov 2 - 8:52 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.
Oct 17 - 12:31 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.
Oct 6 - 1:23 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.
Oct 5 - 9:18 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.
Oct 3 - 9:42 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.
Sep 30 - 12:38 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.
Sep 21 - 5:37 PM

Amendola had zero catches on one target in the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Vikings.

Amendola was rarely on the field Sunday, and The Boston Globe's Ben Volin said, "Just don't think Amendola has [Tom] Brady's trust, at all." With Aaron Dobson healthy, Amendola may find targets hard to come by. He is a drop in all but the deepest of leagues.
Sep 14 - 4:35 PM

Danny Amendola caught 3-of-5 targets for 16 yards in New England's Week 1 loss.

As was the case in 2013, Amendola took a backseat to Julian Edelman, earning three fewer looks while posting 80 fewer yards. Amendola is running as one of the Pats' top four receivers, but it might not translate to much fantasy value. He's a WR4/5 for the time being.
Sep 7 - 7:02 PM

Danny Amendola hauled in both of his targets for 13 yards in the Patriots' third preseason game.

Amendola earned the start on Friday night and saw snaps in three-wide sets. With Rob Gronkowski healthy, Amendola may struggle to find targets in the Patriots' suddenly stocked pass catching corps. Amendola now has three catches for 22 yards this preseason.
Aug 23 - 12:21 AM

Danny Amendola only played in three- and four-wide sets during Friday night's preseason game against the Eagles.

Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins were the exclusive wideouts in the Patriots' two-wide base. Therefore, Amendola only ended up playing on 12 of Tom Brady's 23 snaps Friday night, catching one pass for nine yards on two targets. Amendola is not going to pass up Edelman for primary slot duties, capping his upside in the WR3/4 range.
Aug 16 - 1:39 PM

Danny Amendola was especially impressive during Tuesday's joint practice with the Redskins.

Even with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Dobson sidelined, Tom Brady has been carving up the Redskins' secondary all week. It's not overly surprising that Amendola is playing well, but it is very notable that he's at 100 percent health. If he can find a way to sustain that through a good chunk of the regular season, he'll return value and then some at his current 10th-round ADP.
Aug 6 - 9:19 AM

Danny Amendola said his "learning curve" is much less as he enters his second season in New England.

"I feel very comfortable right now," Amendola said about learning the offense. Far more importantly, the slot man is healthy after a severe groin injury helped turn him into a free agent bust for the Patriots last season. Amendola will be behind Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski for targets this year, but his fantasy price-tag has dropped to the 10th round or later. He's still just 28 years old and the Patriots won't want Edelman catching 105 passes again.
Aug 1 - 9:41 AM

Reporting from OTAs, ESPN Boston says Danny Amendola "once again looks like the player who caught the eye in these practices last year."

Amendola was an offseason star a year ago, but a serious Week 1 groin injury and downright poor on-field performance turned him into a bust. He's completely healthy now, penciled into three-wide sets and is still just 28 years old, so there's room for renewed optimism. If Amendola can somehow sustain health this year, he'll be well worth a late-round value pick. The Patriots don't want Julian Edelman catching 105 passes again.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jun 9 - 8:26 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Garrett Gilbert
RB1Shane Vereen
2LeGarrette Blount
3Jonas Gray
4Brandon Bolden
5James White
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Shane Vereen
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brian Tyms
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Tim Wright
4Steve Maneri
K1Stephen Gostkowski