Danny Amendola | WR | New England Patriots
Posted: 12/23/2014 12:17am et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola played 44 of the team's 61 offensive snaps in Week 16 against the New York Jets with WR Julian Edelman (concussion) sidelined. Amendola played a season-low 12 offensive snaps in Week 15. The team's receivers struggled to gain consistent separation with Edelman out of the lineup.
Huddle Up: Amendola was simply the next man up with Edelman out, and he finished with eight receptions for 63 yards after entering the contest with 15 catches for 113 yards. Amendola normally would be back in a reserve role when Edelman returns but might be in line for a heavy workload again with the Patriots going into Week 17 having locked up the AFC's top seed.
Posted: 11/7/2014 12:57pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola's role has grown with the team's increased usage of three-receiver sets. The team used three wide receivers in 47 of 86 offensive plays last week.
Huddle Up: Despite the additional snaps Amendola remains well behind Rob Gronkowski, Brandon LaFell and Julian Edelman in the Patriots' passing game pecking order.
Posted: 10/6/2014 7:58pm et
New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell played a team-high 77 out of 84 offensive snaps in Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he's clearly now the top outside receiving option for the team. WR Danny Amendola (20 out of 84 snaps) wasn't used much because the Patriots didn't use many three-receiver sets.
Huddle Up: LaFell has 11 catches for 185 yards and a TD over the last 3 weeks while Amendola has 1 for 7. While LaFell is clearly the better fantasy option, neither can be trusted as a starter outside of the deepest of leagues.
Posted: 10/3/2014 1:05pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) disclosed that he had offseason surgery to repair his adductor muscle. Amendola has had trouble gaining separation from defenders, but he declined to use the operation as an excuse.
Huddle Up: With only 3 catches for 16 yards on 7 targets so far, it's been a disaster of a season for Amendola and one of the many problems for the Patriots' passing game. Remain at a safe fantasy distance.
Posted: 8/7/2014 10:18pm et
New England Patriots WRs Danny Amendola (undisclosed) and Julian Edelman (undisclosed) did not play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 7.
Huddle Up: Sounds precautionary more than anything, especially with Amendola who typically only has a limited number of games in him anyway.
Posted: 6/9/2014 9:16am et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola looks like the player that impressed the team in practice last year early on in OTAs.
Huddle Up: The key for Amendola is staying healthy; if he's able to remain intact he'll be a valuable fantasy contributor. Of course, we still have OTAs, training camp, and a 16-game NFL slate to go--which is why at present Amendola's fantasy value is discounted.
Posted: 5/8/2014 7:17pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) is taking part in voluntary offseason workouts with the team. He didn't have surgery on his groin this offseason but said he did a lot of rehab work and feels healthy.
Huddle Up: Naturally Amendola feels good now after 3-plus months of rest and rehab, but it's definitely been a different story come fall of late.
Posted: 3/6/2014 1:34pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola cannot be designated as a post-June 1 cut for the 2014 season. The Patriots have to carry the wide receiver on the roster into the '14 league year to make him a June 1 cut and if they do that, his '14 base is guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Amendola caught 51 fewer passes for 423 fewer yards than fellow wideout Julian Edelman, who is a free agent, and it would be far more cost-effective to go with the former rather than the latter in 2014 if it boils down to finances.
Posted: 3/2/2014 5:14pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola may be on the trading block following a dismal first year of his five-year, $25.5 million contract. If a trade can't be completed, the Patriots could simply release Amendola, who costs $4.575 million against the 2014 salary cap but who would leave behind $6.8 million in dead money.
Huddle Up: Amendola, was a fantasy fizzler with his 54-633-2 showing last season, and if couldn't make a impact on a WR-needy team quarterbacked by Tom Brady, it's more than fair to wonder where he could go where the situation would be better.
Posted: 1/26/2014 4:12pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola may be fighting for a roster spot in 2014. $2 million of his $3 million base salary becomes guaranteed if he is on the roster at 4pm on Mar. 11.
Huddle Up: Amendola's continued injury issues (4 missed games and limited in others) and the emergence of Julian Edelman (team-leading and career-high 105 receptions) could spell a 1-and-done stay in N.E. for the former. Either way, look for the Pats to upgrade their WR corps this offseason.