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Danny Amendola | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Texas Tech
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Danny Amendola (knee) is questionable for Week 11 against the Raiders.
Amendola's been playing through a hyperextended knee for the past few weeks and should be fine for Sunday's game in Mexico City. He hasn't topped 50 yards since Week 5, though he gets a good matchup Sunday against a listless Raiders secondary. Nov 17 - 5:00 PM

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Danny Amendola (knee) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Full practices aren't really Amendola's thing. He'll be out there in the slot against the Raiders.
Nov 16 - 7:18 PM

Danny Amendola delivered four catches for 36 yards on four targets Sunday in the Patriots’ Week 10 win over the Broncos.

Amendola was used scarcely in the first half as the Patriots featured their running backs and tight ends to avoid throwing at stud cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris. Things opened up a bit in the second half as Amendola pulled in three of his four catches after halftime. Amendola didn’t see much of a boost from Chris Hogan’s absence, though perhaps that will change next week when he faces a vulnerable Oakland secondary in Mexico City.
Nov 13 - 12:27 AM

Danny Amendola (questionable, knee) is expected to play in Week 10 against the Broncos.

With Chris Hogan out, Amendola is expected to be more involved this week but draws a difficult matchup. He will likely square off against lock-down slot corner Chris Harris Jr. Amendola is a WR4 in PPR leagues this week.
Nov 12 - 8:22 AM

Danny Amendola (knee) is questionable for Week 10 against the Broncos.

Amendola should be good to go after getting in a limited week of practice. He's averaged just 37 yards during his four-game touchdown drought and will be a risky play against a tough Broncos secondary this week.
Nov 10 - 4:15 PM

NESN's Doug Kyed expects Danny Amendola to "receive the biggest boost in targets" for however long Chris Hogan (shoulder) is out.

Amendola is still nursing a knee issue, but is expected to be fine coming out of the bye. He's likely to man the slot and play heavier snaps in two-wide sets (along with some Phillip Dorsett), but Amendola gets a real tough Week 10 draw against Broncos slot CB Chris Harris. Amendola is a WR4 in PPR this week.
Source: NESN
Nov 10 - 10:21 AM

Danny Amendola (knee) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

The Pats are just managing Amendola's reps after he played through a hyperextension in Week 8. With Chris Hogan (shoulder) likely to be sidelined, Amendola could be in for more targets than usual against the Broncos' elite pass defense.
Nov 9 - 5:45 PM

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

Amendola played through a hyperextended knee in Week 8 and should be a go for Sunday's game in Denver after having the bye week to heal up. He's topped 50 receiving yards just once in his last six games and won't be a very appealing option Sunday against Denver's elite secondary.
Nov 8 - 5:41 PM

Danny Amendola caught 2-of-6 targets for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

Amendola was one the few Patriots not to have a solid game receiving and has been trending downwards for three straight weeks. Amendola has three or fewer catches in each of his past three games for 71 yards total. His two best games of the season sync up with Rob Gronkowski's two lowest points of the season. One where Gronk was inactive and the other when he posted his season-low in receiving yards. With Chris Hogan suffering an injury this week, Amendola may get a bump in opportunity, but is still just a floor option in PPR leagues coming out of the bye in Week 9.
Oct 29 - 4:52 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Danny Amendola (questionable, knee) will be a game-time decision for Week 8 against the Chargers, though there's "confidence" he'll play.

Amendola got in two limited practices to end the week and told reporters Friday he was "good to go." Barring a pre-game setback, we expect Amendola to play his usual role as the Patriots' primary slot receiver. After Sunday, he'll have the bye week to rest his hyperextended knee.
Oct 29 - 8:22 AM

Danny Amendola (knee) is questionable for Week 8 against the Chargers.

He got in two limited practices after hyperextending his knee on a punt return last week against Atlanta. Despite the questionable listing, Amendola told reporters he's "good to go." He's been held under 50 yards in four of his last five games but still carries some appeal in deeper PPR leagues.
Oct 27 - 3:42 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) said he's "good to go" for Week 8 against the Chargers.

Amendola's status had been in question due to a hyperextended knee, though it looks like he'll be out there Sunday versus L.A. The Chargers' secondary has performed well this year, though Amendola should have the best matchup of any Patriots receiver against slot corner Desmond King. He's RotoPat's No. 37 wide receiver for Week 8.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Chargers are currently 8th in pass DVOA and they're coming off a shutout victory over the Broncos. Amendola will primarily lineup across from Desmond King in the slot. While Casey Hayward and Trevor Williams are among the top 11 cover corners by PFF grading, King is 43rd. When lined up inside, he's 20th in yards/cover snap (1.32) and 26th in cover snaps/reception (7.8). It provides the slot receiver the better matchup but he's only played 47% of the snaps the past two weeks.
Oct 27 - 2:54 PM

Danny Amendola is dealing with a hyperextended knee, and is considered genuinely questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Amendola returned to limited practice on Thursday, but the Boston Herald believes it "wouldn't be a shock" if Amendola sat out Week 8. Amendola is considered "truly" day to day. He suffered the injury on a punt return in last Sunday's win over the Falcons. Were Amendola to sit, it would mean more snaps for Phillip Dorsett.
Oct 26 - 4:46 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) returned to practice Thursday.

Amendola sat out Wednesday's session, but the quick return to practice suggests that was just a maintenance day. Amendola should be ready to face the Chargers on Sunday.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Chargers are currently 8th in pass DVOA and they're coming off a shutout victory over the Broncos. Amendola will primarily line up across from Desmond King in the slot. While Casey Hayward and Trevor Williams are among the top 11 cover corners by PFF grading, King is 43rd. When lined up inside, he's 20th in yards/cover snap (1.32) and 26th in cover snaps/reception (7.8). It provides the slot receiver the better matchup but he's only played 47% of the snaps the past 2 weeks. In those games, Hogan has run 45% of his routes from the slot, so he may be able to avoid Williams' coverage (Hayward is expected to shadow Cooks) a solid amount and exploit a more favorable matchup. He leads the team with 10 RZ targets and 5 TDs
Oct 26 - 12:46 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Amendola played about his usual snaps on Sunday (38-of-74), so perhaps he's just getting a maintenance day. With six teams on bye, the veteran slot receiver will be a WR3/flex option in PPR leagues if he suits up against the Chargers in Week 8.
Oct 25 - 7:11 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Brian Hoyer
RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
3Mike Gillislee
4Rex Burkhead
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Dion Lewis
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1James White
2Rex Burkhead
FB1James Develin
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Phillip Dorsett
3Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3Dwayne Allen
4Jacob Hollister
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Cole Croston
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Ted Karras
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski