Danny Amendola | WR | New England Patriots
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.
Posted: 1/24/2014 11:21pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) will attempt to heal a groin injury through rest and not surgery.
Huddle Up: Amendola played through the injury, albeit ineffectively; here's hoping the decision to heal on his own works out and he doesn't realize right around the time training camp opens that he's going to need surgery anyway.
Posted: 12/27/2013 10:29pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Strangely, health hasn't been the issue of late for Amendola, who has only 1 TD catch and has averaged 47.2 receiving yards per game over the Pats' last 6 contests.
Posted: 11/21/2013 7:49pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) also is dealing with a right-hand injury. He was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday, Nov. 21, but the injuries are not expected to keep him out of the team's Week 12 game.
Huddle Up: No surprise: Another health issue for Amendola to deal with. Further examining his stat lines, it's been a 2-game season for the wideout as he caught a combined 14 passes for 226 yards and a TD in Weeks 1 & 9. In the other 4 games he's played in, Amendola has 15 receptions for 115 yards and no scores.
Posted: 10/26/2013 11:22pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, groin) has been cleared to play in the team's Week 8 game.
Huddle Up: This is good news for both owners of Amendola and Tom Brady. Amendola should be heavily targeted against Miami. Start him with confidence.
Posted: 10/25/2013 1:53pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion) practiced Friday, Oct. 25.
Huddle Up: Amendola has practiced all week, but the Boston Herald cautions that he still hasn't received medical clearance to play Sunday. That decision -- a yea or nay -- could be coming at any time, up to and including a game-time decision.
Posted: 10/23/2013 7:37pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: The good news is Amendola has been cleared to practice. If he's able to play against Miami on Sunday, Amendola will be a WR2 for fantasy owners.
Posted: 10/23/2013 11:27am et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Amendola sat out last week's game, and if he's back at practice you would assume he's cleared the necessary league protocols. Tom Brady will be glad to have him back in the mix.
Posted: 10/21/2013 5:40pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, groin) said he is doing well but there is no timetable for his return at this point.
Huddle Up: Hopefully Amendola could come back sooner than later, but this doesn't sound promising for Week 8.
Posted: 10/18/2013 2:16pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion) was not seen at practice Friday, Oct. 18, and he's unlikely to play in Week 7 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: If Amendola sits out, it'll be his 24th missed game (out of a possible 39) since the start of the 2011 season, so it's really only newsworthy anymore if the wideout actually suits up and plays.
Posted: 10/17/2013 12:04pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is out of practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: We'll see if Amendola gets in a practice session this week, and if he passes the league concussion testing in time to play on Sunday. If he can't go, bump Julian Edelman back up your value board.
Posted: 10/7/2013 10:25am et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola was active in Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he was charted on the field for 38 of the team's 64 offensive snaps (including penalties). He said Sunday, Oct. 6, that he felt good after the game. Amendola finished with four receptions for a team-high 55 yards.
Huddle Up: Amendola was to be on a "limited" snap count, and playing about 60 percent of the Patriots' offensive snap is limited for a guy who when healthy will command the bulk of Tom Brady's attention. The good news is that if Amendola survived playing on wet turf without aggravating the injury he should be ready for a larger play count going forward.
Posted: 10/5/2013 12:38pm et
Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots are highly optimistic WR Danny Amendola (groin) will play in the teams Week 5 game.
Huddle Up: It looks like this could finally be the week Amendola returns but we won't know for sure until closer to gametime. If Amendola is active, he should be in your starting lineup as a WR2 this week.
Posted: 10/4/2013 5:58pm et
The New England Patriots are optimistic that WR Danny Amendola (groin) will be able to return this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: That's the opposite of the current speculation on teammate Rob Gronkowski, but then again it's the Pats so it's anyone's guess right now. If you're looking to start Amendola if he plays, you're likely going to have to wait until the final hour before kickoff Sunday morning.
Posted: 10/2/2013 8:42pm et
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) was able to practice Wednesday, Oct. 2, but he was listed as a limited participant.
Huddle Up: Amendola will be a game-time decision again this week. Fantasy owners will have to wait until Sunday to see if Tom Brady's No. 1 option will return against the Bengals or be sidelined for another week.
Posted: 10/2/2013 1:17pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Danny Amendola are practicing Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: Of course, according to the Patriots' injury reports Gronk and Amendola have been practicing "on a limited basis" for the past couple of weeks so it's difficult to determine if one or both will be available for game action this weekend.
Posted: 9/29/2013 2:54pm et
The New England Patriots hope WR Danny Amendola (groin) will be able to play Week 5 but nothing is certain at this point.
Huddle Up: Who knows with the Patriots. This would be a boon to Tom Brady and fantasy owners across the country, though.
Posted: 9/28/2013 4:41pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) didn't make the trip to Atlanta and is out for Week 4.
Huddle Up: There were rumblings that Amendola could play this week but he's still dealing with his groin injury that could linger for most of the season. Expect Julian Edelman to once again be a target monster on Sunday night in what could be a high scoring game.
Posted: 9/27/2013 4:41pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Some reports suggest Amendola could play but it's likely he will sit out one more week with his groin injury. The Patriots play on Sunday night so if you roll the dice on Amendola, make sure you have a Plan B in place.
Posted: 9/25/2013 6:48pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 4 game. It is more likely he will play in the team's Week 5 game.
Huddle Up: Those who thought Amendola would replace Wes Welker obviously forgot he gets hurt blowing his nose. It's another lost week for Amendola owners and his absence continues to hinder Tom Brady's overall fantasy value. Hopefully for Brady, Rob Gronkowski will make his season debut Sunday night.
Posted: 9/25/2013 5:54pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) said he believes he will be 100 percent in the near future but is not sure when he will be ready to play again.
Huddle Up: Define "near future." That could be 2 weeks or 2 months. It's good to see he is improving, but tough to have him languishing on your bench. Hopefully he comes back sooner than later.
Posted: 9/24/2013 9:58am et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is progressing very well, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Of course, with the Patriots you can get anything from a hangnail to a hip replacement listed as "limited in practice, questionable" so it's tough to determine just what Amendola's timetable might be. But "progressing well" is better than the alternative.
Posted: 9/20/2013 7:20pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) has been limited in practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Amendola isn't going to play against the Bucs. Hopefully he'll be back on the field in Week 4 where fantasy owners can pencil him in for his usual 7-10 receptions from Tom Brady.
Posted: 9/17/2013 8:14pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) will not have surgery for a sports hernia, and he's expected to miss another few weeks.
Huddle Up: And so it goes with Amendola, who's missed 21 of 34 games -- and counting -- since the start of the 2011 season.
Posted: 9/16/2013 5:22pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) participated in drills during practice Monday, Sept. 16, but was moving around gingerly because of his groin injury.
Huddle Up: This is interesting news given the grim diagnosis Amendola got last week. It doesn't seem like he will be ready to play soon, but the fact he is practicing at all is encouraging.
Posted: 9/15/2013 5:18pm et
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (hip) tore the adductors that connect his hip to his legs. Amendola may also have a sports hernia and would be out three to four weeks if he needed a surgery to repair a hernia.
Huddle Up: This sounds terrible for Amendola, but this shouldn't be surprising given his history of freak injuries.
Posted: 9/12/2013 12:57pm et
In the opinion of one of the team's beat writers, New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) could miss Week 3 as well.
Huddle Up: Those who drafted Amendola had to know what they were getting into, but they at least were hoping to get a couple games out of the wideout before the injury issues cropped up. Many, though, have smartly covered themselves by picking up Julian Edelman off waivers this week.
Posted: 9/11/2013 9:56am et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is almost certain to miss the Week 2 game against the New York Jets Thursday, Sept. 12, although it is still too early to rule him out, a league source said Tuesday, Sept. 10. Amendola aggravated his groin injury in the Week 1 win against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: The short turnaround certainly doesn't help Amendola. Best make other arrangements for Week 2 if Amendola has been a regular in your fantasy lineup.
Posted: 9/9/2013 6:19pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) was limited during practice Monday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: This should come as no surprise, especially given the short week. He and Tom Brady were locked in against the Bills, so there is little to worry about here unless his injury persists.
Posted: 9/6/2013 6:57pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 6, and is listed as probable for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Amendola is expected to start Sunday against Buffalo and he should have a big day playing against a Bills secondary that will be without CB Stephon Gilmore and S Jairus Byrd. Anything less than high-end WR2 production from Amendola in his Patriots' debut will be a big disappointment.
Posted: 9/5/2013 2:54pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) moved well in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: Some of the injury concerns may have scared off some fantasy GMs, but if he's starting and playing -- especially with Tom Brady as his QB -- he's going to produce.
Posted: 9/4/2013 6:45pm et
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) is expected to receive significant playing time Week 1 even though he was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: Amendola has been dealing with a groin injury but all signs point to him starting Sunday against Buffalo. As long as he's in the lineup, Amendola should put up WR1 numbers in PPR formats.
Posted: 8/29/2013 7:00pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola will likely be held out in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 29, according to Field Yates of ESPN Boston. Yates points out that Amendola already has a strong rapport with QB Tom Brady, and there is risk that Amendola could aggravate a previous injury.
Huddle Up: See the note on Brady above.
Posted: 8/27/2013 12:48am et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (undisclosed) proclaimed himself healthy after practicing Monday, Aug. 26. "It felt great, just getting the work done and getting ready for the Giants this week and Week 1 next week," said Amendola. "Looking forward to it."
Huddle Up: Amendola has returned from whatever ailed him and should be good to go Week 1 as he doesn't figure to see much if any time in the Pats' 4th and final preseason contest.
Posted: 8/26/2013 2:52pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (undisclosed) is participating in practice Monday, Aug. 26. Amendola has missed time because of an undisclosed injury.
Huddle Up: This is a great sign. The Patriots may have been holding Amendola out for precautionary reasons due to the fact we're only in the preseason.
Posted: 8/22/2013 7:53pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (undisclosed) isn't playing in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22.
Huddle Up: It's only the preseason, but Amendola owners had better get used to the vague status announcements and game-time activation decisions.
Posted: 8/21/2013 12:48pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (undisclosed) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22, against the Detroit Lions after missing practice all week due to an undisclosed injury. Amendola might be dealing with a neck injury, suffered when he took a shot to the back of the neck in the second quarter of the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Stop us if you've heard this one before: Danny Amendola gets injured. So it begins. Hopefully this is merely precautionary—no reason to play in the preseason—but this is why Amendola's value is mitigated.
Posted: 8/20/2013 6:09pm et
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (undisclosed) is dealing with a minor injury that is not related to the head. He didn't practice for a second straight day, but the Patriots say the absence is not a cause for major concern.
Huddle Up: It is, however, a definite concern in the fantasy world given Amendola's injury history -- 20 missed games over the past 2 seasons -- and the Pats' secretive ways when it comes to health issues.
Posted: 8/20/2013 12:03am et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is not attending practice Monday, Aug. 19. The reason for the absence is uncertain.
Huddle Up: Some immediately speculated it was a rest day, but the Pats did have the whole weekend off after playing the Bucs in their 2nd preseason contest Friday night. You see where this will lead given Amendola's injury history and the Pats' clandestine ways. Stay tuned, or at least try to read through the lines.
Posted: 7/30/2013 12:26pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola has proven to clearly be the most polished receiver on the field. If he can remain healthy, he should catch 100 balls this season. "He's a very good receiver," coach Bill Belichick said. "He can play outside, play inside. He can run after the catch, has returned kicks. Has good ball skills. Good concentration. Tough kid. We're excited to have him and we'll see how it all fits together. I know the quarterbacks are gaining a lot of confidence in his route-running and catching ability."
Huddle Up: Amendola is certainly the top wide receiver in New England, to the point that he may not just be replacing Wes Welker's productivity but also be asked to pick up some of the slack vacated by the departures of Brandon Lloyd and Aaron Hernandez. That bodes well for his fantasy value.