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Danny Amendola | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Texas Tech
Contract: view contract details

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Danny Amendola caught 4-of-4 targets for 50 yards and two touchdowns in New England's Week 2 win over the Dolphins.
Amendola also lost a soft fumble, letting the ball get punched out from behind. The touchdowns were just his seventh and eighth in four years as a Patriot. With Jacoby Brissett under center for Week 3, Amendola won't be a viable play in any format. Sep 18 - 5:38 PM

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Danny Amendola secured three-of-four targets for 48 yards in the Patriots' Week 1 win over the Cardinals.

Amendola operated as New England’s No. 4 wide receiver behind starters Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and rookie Malcolm Mitchell. That’s not an encouraging sign, though Amendola keyed the Patriots’ fourth-quarter comeback by snagging a 32-yard catch to convert on third-and-15. Amendola will have big weeks here and there but his inconsistency and uncertain role in the Patriots’ passing game makes him a difficult player to trust in fantasy.
Sep 12 - 12:06 AM

Danny Amendola (knee, ankle) is absent from the Week 1 injury report.

Amendola just returned to practice on Sunday, but is evidently 100 percent. We still wouldn't be stunned if the Pats made him a "healthy scratch" for the opener — it's hard to believe he's in top-notch shape after missing so much practice time — but he's more likely to play than not. With a jumble on the receiver depth chart and Tom Brady on the couch, Amendola is off the fantasy radar for the time being.
Sep 9 - 6:42 PM

Danny Amendola (knee, ankle) is optimistic about his status for Week 1.

"I’ve been preparing a lot," said Amendola. "I feel strong, I feel fast, I’m ready to roll." Amendola returned to practice on Sunday following a long recovery from knee and ankle surgeries. In a crowded New England offense, Amendola is no better than the Patriots' third-best receiving option. He's a better real-life player than a fantasy asset.
Sep 6 - 12:42 PM

Danny Amendola (knee, ankle) returned to the practice field Sunday.

Amendola was surprisingly activated off the PUP list at final cuts, and now he has surprisingly returned to practice. He is still questionable at best for Week 1, but it looks like he will be ready to return in the near future.
Sep 5 - 10:24 AM

Patriots activated WR Danny Amendola (knee, ankle) off the active/PUP list.

Amendola is still unlikely to play Week 1 after missing all of camp, but the move suggests the Patriots expect him back in the first six weeks. Now behind at least Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Martellus Bennett, and Chris Hogan in the pecking order, Amendola does not need to be owned in any format.
Sep 3 - 4:55 PM

Patriots placed WR Danny Amendola (knee, ankle) on the active/PUP list.

After undergoing ankle and knee surgeries in the offseason, Amendola was held out of all offseason workouts, though he was seen moving around "well" at Tom Brady's charity softball event in early June. The Boston Herald has reported Amendola is questionable for Week 1. Following the additions of Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell, Amendola will face an uncertain role upon his return.
Jul 25 - 6:01 PM

Danny Amendola (knee and ankle surgeries) says he "(feels) really good."

Amendola referred to his operations as a "couple of minor procedures." The Boston Herald has reported Amendola is questionable for Week 1, but it sounds like that's a worst-case scenario. Amendola will undoubtedly begin camp on the active/PUP list, being eased in. The preseason seems unlikely.
Jun 28 - 2:07 PM

Danny Amendola (knee, ankle) was seen moving around well during Tom Brady's charity football game Friday night.

Amendola was not running full speed, but he looked to be getting around just fine following offseason knee and ankle surgeries. ESPN's Mike Reiss reported last month Amendola was "on a positive track." He may not be a full-go at the start of training camp, but it looks like he will be ready for Week 1.
Source: WEEI
Jun 4 - 1:01 PM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss reports Danny Amendola's knee and ankle injuries are considered "minor" and are not "long-term" issues.

Amendola had surgery on his troublesome left knee and underwent a procedure to remove a bone spur from his ankle "early this offseason." He originally injured the knee in November, but he was able to play through it the rest of the season. Reiss reports Amendola is already "moving well" and is "on a positive track." It sounds like he has a good shot to be ready for training camp, but he could be eased into action.
Source: ESPN
May 17 - 9:18 AM

The Boston Herald reports Danny Amendola is recovering from knee and ankle surgeries that could "impact the start of his 2016 season."

Amendola underwent surgery on the left knee that bothered him in 2015, and had a bone spur removed from his ankle. The knee operation is the bigger concern. Per reporter Jeff Howe, both operations occurred "early this offseason." Howe reports there is "hope" Amendola is ready for training camp, but "no guarantee" he'll be back by Week 1. The Pats can't be that worried, as they retained Amendola's roster spot after he agreed to a pay cut. Amendola plays an extremely hard-nose style of football that leads to numerous injuries. Even though he'll likely have some big games in 2016, he can't be counted on as a fantasy draft pick this summer.
May 16 - 2:16 PM

Danny Amendola's new deal will pay him $1.6 million in salary and bonuses this season.

Amendola was scheduled to earn as much as $6 million this year before agreeing to a restructured deal. He is still scheduled to earn $6.5 million in 2017, meaning he will likely have to redo his deal again next offseason to stick on the roster. The move saves the Patriots almost $4 million against the salary cap.
May 10 - 10:25 AM

Danny Amendola has agreed to take another pay cut to remain with the Patriots.

Amendola took a pay cut at this time last year, but outplayed his $1.5 million salary. The Patriots have again forced his hand. Amendola is signing a new two-year, $7.35 million deal with another $750K available in bonuses and incentives. He was initially scheduled to make $12 million over the next two seasons. Amendola faces competition after the Patriots signed Chris Hogan in March.
May 6 - 10:44 AM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss writes that "it's assumed" New England won't keep Danny Amendola around at his current $5 million salary.

Amendola is currently scheduled to count $6.8 million against the cap. He took a big pay cut last offseason, dropping his salary down to $1.5 million, but Amendola outperformed that and is back in the same situation this year. New England added Chris Hogan and Martellus Bennett in the short passing game, and the belief is Amendola may have to cut his salary to around $3 million.
Apr 13 - 8:54 AM

A source with knowledge of the situation tells that Danny Amendola "could indeed be gone" from the Patriots.

PFT's Mike Florio suggests Amendola may "first be squeezed to take less (money)," then be released if he doesn't cooperate. Amendola's roster spot has come into question following the additions of pass catchers Chris Hogan and Martellus Bennett. Amendola is owed $5.5 million including salary and bonuses.
Mar 17 - 12:53 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jimmy Garoppolo
2Jacoby Brissett
3Tom Brady
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
4D.J. Foster
5Dion Lewis
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
3Da'Ron Brown
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3AJ Derby
4Clay Harbor
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Jonathan Cooper
3Tre' Jackson
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski