Danny Amendola | WR | New England Patriots
Posted: 3/15/2013 1:35pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola received a $6 million signing bonus as part of his deal with the team. He will earn base salaries of $2 million (fully guaranteed) in 2013, $3 million ($2 million guaranteed) in 2014, $4 million in 2015, $5 million in 2016 and $6 million in 2017. There are also roster bonuses of $343,750 each year of the deal.
Huddle Up: The $10 million Amendola is guaranteed is the same amount New England offered Wes Welker; coincidence?
Posted: 3/14/2013 2:01pm et
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola has missed 23 games since entering the league in 2009.
Huddle Up: This is the elephant in the room when it comes to the wideout, who only has played one full season -- his breakout 85-catch campaign in 2010.
Posted: 3/13/2013 9:15pm et
The New England Patriots agreed to a five-year deal with free-agent WR Danny Amendola, according to a league source. The five-year, $31 million deal includes $10 million in guarantees.
Huddle Up: Wes who? The Patriots respond to losing Welker by bringing in a younger version--and paying him more. No more worries about Tom Brady lacking a slot receiver, and Amendola--if he can stay healthy--should step into some very nice PPR numbers.
Posted: 3/11/2013 11:27am et
The St. Louis Rams are not expected to re-sign free-agent WR Danny Amendola. The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly interested in Amendola.
Huddle Up: Curious that the Rams are apparently bailing on Amendola, as their passing attach ran through him when he was healthy. Amendola would be an intriguing fit in Philly, a pure slot guy with Jeremy Maclin working outside and Desean Jackson in some sort of hybrid position in Chip Kelly's uptempo offense.
Posted: 3/10/2013 11:20pm et
The St. Louis Rams likely will allow free-agent WR Danny Amendola to test the free-agent market because he is looking for more than the team is willing to offer. Amendola is believed to be looking for a deal similar to the one Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline received, which was a five year deal worth $6.1 million per season.
Huddle Up: Amendola has led the Rams in receiving in 2 of the past 3 seasons, but, on the flip side, has missed 20 of the team's past 32 games due to injuries, making him a risky free-agent proposition.
Posted: 3/4/2013 12:40pm et
There is a rumor the St. Louis Rams are considering using the transition tag on WR Danny Amendola as a tight end. That tag is worth $5.194 million.
Huddle Up: It would certainly be interesting to hear the Rams' case for labeling Amendola as a tight end. And unless it's an incredibly compelling case, all it winds up being is a slap in the face to Amendola to offer him a significantly smaller contract as a tight end.
Posted: 2/22/2013 5:09pm et
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said the team will not be placing the franchise tag on impending free-agent Danny Amendola this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Rams have already indicated they won't break the bank to bring back Amendola, despite his obvious value to Sam Bradford and the St. Louis passing game. Amendola is in the upper group of a solid free agent wide receiver class, which may keep his price tag down a little bit, and wherever he lands he'll be a PPR stud.
Posted: 2/18/2013 6:44pm et
The St. Louis Rams are interested in re-signing impending free-agent WR Danny Amendola but will not overpay for him because he has missed 20 games over the last two seasons because of injuries. The team likely will allow Amendola to test the free-agent market and see if they can match any offer he receives.
Huddle Up: Dangerous play for the Rams, who relied heavily on Amendola in their passing game. If Wes Welker leaves New England the Rams may be bidding against the Patriots and Broncos for Amendola's services, and those are tough battles to win.
Posted: 2/17/2013 10:36pm et
The St. Louis Rams and impending free-agent WR Danny Amendola are far apart in their negotiations on a new contract. Head coach Jeff Fisher said the team would like to have Amendola back next season.
Huddle Up: Amendola has led the Rams in receiving in 2 of the past 3 seasons, but has missed 20 games over the past 2 years due to injuries. With fellow wideout Brandon Gibson also a free agent, the Rams may simply choose to let both walk and focus their efforts on trying to lure one of the top outside FA WRs to St. Louis.
Posted: 2/6/2013 3:19pm et
The agent for St. Louis Rams impending free-agent WR Danny Amendola, Erik Burkhardt, said contract talks with the team have been going well to this point. "In general, I would say positive. I think they know what Danny brings to the team, and the spirit of the team aside from what he does on the field," Burkhardt said.
Huddle Up: The Rams have a glut of bodies at wide receiver, but there's no question Amendola is the most valuable among them. Franchising him seems excessive, but the Rams should be able to come up with a contract that makes Amendola feel loved and respected.
Posted: 2/6/2013 3:19pm et
The St. Louis Rams may have claimed WR Titus Young off waivers as insurance should the team be unable to re-sign impending free-agent WR Danny Amendola. "I don't think it affects Danny one bit," Amendola's agent, Erik Burkhardt, said. "Titus Young isn't anywhere in the same ZIP code as Danny as far as a player goes. I'm sure Young may disagree with that because he thinks he's better than Calvin Johnson." The Rams, however, are desperate for help at the wide receiver position. They don't have a ton of salary cap money to pursue a high-priced wideout in free agency.
Huddle Up: Not much news here; unless Young undergoes a complete attitude adjustment it's tough to him sticking with a Jeff Fisher team in any capacity. But the quotes from Amendola's agent are fantastic.
Posted: 2/4/2013 6:20pm et
The St. Louis Rams may place the franchise tag on impending free-agent WR Danny Amendola if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement in the next few weeks.
Huddle Up: The actual dollar amount won't be determined until later this offseason, but it seems aggressive to place Amendola among the top 10 highest-paid wideouts in the league. Then again, he was Sam Bradford's go-to guy and the Rams won't want to lose him so maybe they'll slap the tag on him to ensure he sticks around.
Posted: 12/14/2012 6:22pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: This is a nice turn of events for Amendola. Last week at this time he was doubtful; it's a bit risky, but get him in your PPR lineups.
Posted: 12/12/2012 5:52pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: This is about where Amendola was last week, so do not get your hopes up to ohigh. There is a chance he could play this week, but time is running out on the talented-but-oft-injured receiver for this season. Check in on him this Friday to see if there is improvement.
Posted: 12/11/2012 1:42pm et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said WR Danny Amendola (foot) has a 'much better chance' to return in Week 15 against the Minnesota Vikings. Fisher said Amendola needs to be 'close to 100 percent' to be effective. However, Amendola won't be practicing Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Amendola has missed the past 2 games and has just one catch for 38 yards since Week 11, and it looks as if it'll be another week of watching and waiting for his fantasy owners as a definitive decision on the WR's status isn't expected until late in week, if not pre-game Sunday.
Posted: 12/7/2012 7:07pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is questionable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Despite being limited Amendola may well play -- he did 2 weeks ago despite a dobutful designation -- but, depending on your WR situation, it's likely too much risk if you're involved in a fantasy playoff.
Posted: 12/6/2012 9:57pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 6.
Huddle Up: A positive step for the Rams' leading receiver, who wasn't able to practice at all Wednesday. If Amendola takes a similiar stride Friday, he'll have a shot at playing Sunday.
Posted: 12/5/2012 11:32pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: After sitting out Week 13, Amendola's current week isn't off to a promising start. See if he can get some work in before Saturday, and if not, look for rookie Chris Givens to be the Rams' top target again in Week 14.
Posted: 11/30/2012 7:22pm et
St Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is doubtful for Week 13.
Huddle Up: That's 2 doubtful designations in 2 weeks for the Rams' leading receiver, who actually still gave it a go in Week 12, but did his fantasy owners more harm than good with only 1 catch for 38 yards. That said -- and the fact that Amendola was in a walking boot most of the week -- makes him an extremely risky play this week.
Posted: 11/29/2012 10:32pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) may be another game-time decision in Week 13 after missing practice again Thursday, Nov. 29, according to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Amendola played just seven snaps in Week 12 and had only one catch for 38 yards.
Huddle Up: Amendola is going to be hard to trust after not doing much in last week's game, and his fantasy owners are urged to examine other options.
Posted: 11/29/2012 12:06pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola did not take part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: After last week's late activation and subsequent sub-standard performance, we need to see some practice time from Amendola before trusting him with a fantasy start this week.
Posted: 11/28/2012 7:34pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) was back in a walking boot and did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: If you took a gamble and started Amendola in Week 12 despite a pre-game doubtful designation, you were rewarded with 1 catch for 38 yards. Keep that in mind if Amendola barely makes the cut and plays again this Sunday.
Posted: 11/26/2012 11:07am et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola was active in Week 12 against the Arizona Cardinals despite missing the entire week of practice while wearing a walking boot. He finished with one catch for 38 yards.
Huddle Up: Amendola was clearly hampered by the injury, and that's something to keep in mind going forward: even though he's active and on the field doesn't necessarily mean he's going to be effective. How much Amendola practices during the week will likely be a key to how healthy he is and how effective he can be that weekend.
Posted: 11/25/2012 9:12pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) is active for Week 12 despite being listed as doubtful for the game.
Huddle Up: Amendola gutted it out, but clearly was at something far less than 100 percent, going in and out of the game. The clearest idicator that the WR wasn't himself came on the final stat sheet which revealed that Amendola had only 1 catch for 38 yards on 1 target.
Posted: 11/23/2012 5:29pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 23, and is doubtful for Week 12. Amendola was walking in a boot and did not practice all week.
Huddle Up: The man cannot catch an injury break, and neither can his fantasy owners. Just two weeks after he came back from his clavicle dislocation, Amendola seems to be on his way to sitting this weekend. Plan accordingly.
Posted: 11/22/2012 10:07pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 22.
Huddle Up: That's 2 missed practices in 2 says for the Rams' leading receiver, who sustained a right foot/heel injury in the first half of Week 11's game vs. the Jets. Amendola did come back and play in the second half but has been in a walking boot this week while missing practice. See if he can do anything in practice Friday before really starting to panic.
Posted: 11/21/2012 7:16pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 21. He also was seen wearing a walking boot.
Huddle Up: Definitely something to keep a close eye on as Amendola was in and out of the team's Week 11 game dealing with the foot issue.
Posted: 11/20/2012 8:00pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (heel) was hobbling around in the locker room following the team's Week 11 game with a heel/foot injury. 'We'll probably have to keep an eye on Danny this week,' head coach Jeff Fisher said. 'He's a little sore.'
Huddle Up: Amendola is productive, and as he's clearly demonstrated with 18 missed games since the start of the 2011 season, he's a big-time injury risk. He's a no-doubt fantasy starter though -- especially in PPR leagues -- as long as he's suiting up and playing on Sundays.
Posted: 11/13/2012 10:40pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (shoulder) came out of the Week 10 game with no setbacks, catching 11 passes for 102 yards. He also had an 80-yard catch that was called back in overtime against the San Francisco 49ers due to an illegal formation penalty. His 62-yard punt return in the third quarter was also called back due to a penalty. However, he seemed to be in some pain after the long punt return, and he had some issues with his foot or ankle at one point in the game, going to the locker room to be checked. 'I'm a little sore, but I'm feeling pretty good today,' Amendola said. 'It's just some soreness, no tweak or anything, (the collarbone) is no worse than it was before.'
Huddle Up: Amendola's Week 10 return was big boon to his fantasy owners and nothing short of a godsend in PPR leagues. Roll with him with extreme confidence any week he's healthy enough to play.
Posted: 11/12/2012 11:56am et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola had 11 receptions for 102 yards in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Imagine how great Amendola's stat line would have looked had his 80-yard catch in overtime not been erased due to an illegal formation penalty. Amendola also took a couple shots to his injured clavicle and kept bouncing back. He's clearly the focal point of the Rams' passing game and has reclaimed his pre-injury status as an every-week fantasy starter and PPR deity.
Posted: 11/11/2012 10:03pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola returned to action for the first time since Week 5, and was in and out of the game but did finish with a team-high 11 catches for 102 yards on 12 targets.
Huddle Up: Amendola's comeback looked as if it would be cut short several times with possible re-aggravations, but the shifty wideout hung tough and gave the underdog Rams a real shot to upset the Niners. The Rams got a tie, and Amendola's fantasy owners got a valuable asset back for the season's stretch run.
Posted: 11/10/2012 8:19pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (clavicle) said he will play in Week 10 despite being listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
Huddle Up: Amendola hasn't played since Week 5, when he sustained his injury, but don't expect too much fantasy-wise the wideout likely still isn't 100 percent and he has a tough matchup facing the 49ers' defense.
Posted: 11/10/2012 1:38am et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (collarbone) is listed as questionable for the Week 10 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: It looks like it's going to come down to a Sunday decision for Amendola's fantasy owners, who have been without the receiver since Week 5.
Posted: 11/7/2012 7:09pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: It's still early in the NFL week, but a number of fantasy owners are anxiously awaiting Amendola's return after 3 straight missed starts with his shoulder injury. How he does in practice Thursday and Friday will provide a more-accurate gauge.
Posted: 11/5/2012 9:48pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (clavicle) looks ready to return in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers after missing three games and four weeks. 'Absolutely, I have been waiting three weeks too many so I am ready to get back,' Amendola said. 'I am just ready to get back. I had a couple good weeks of work, limited of course but I feel really good and I am ready to get back out there.' He figures to be heavily involved in the game plan, too.
Huddle Up: Those who have been holding onto Amendola appear as if they will be rewarded this week. Before his injury, the PPR standout had 32 receptions in 5 games -- an average of 6.4 per contest.
Posted: 11/1/2012 12:09pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (clavicle) said he will definitely be in the lineup next week following the team's bye. "Yeah, absolutely," Amendola said. "I'm ready to come back and I'm ready to do what I can." Amendola said of his injury, "It's feeling good right now, I have full range of motion and strength and everything."
Huddle Up: Amendola has been back at practice, albeit on a limited basis, since prior to the Rams' Week 8 game in London. His clavicle injury looks to be behind him, and with St. Louis on the bye this week you have one more opportunity to grab the lynchpin of the Rams' passing game before he's back in action.
Posted: 10/27/2012 4:31pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (clavicle) is not expected to play in Week 8. He is listed as questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: Earlier reports seemed to indicate Amendola may play but his owners should look elsewhere at this point.
Posted: 10/26/2012 1:23pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (clavicle) is listed as questionable for Week 8.
Huddle Up: It would be a bit of a shock if Amendola plays this week considering he had not been cleared for contact through Thursday, but he would give the Rams a big boost on offense if he can be at all effective. Banking on a big game from him if he does play is risky, though, despite the Patriots' sieve-like pass defense.
Posted: 10/25/2012 5:21pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (clavicle) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 25.
Huddle Up: We should have more definitive word on Amendola as gametime nears. Seems he would be doubtful to get a full workload even if he does suit up, but owners should keep tabs.
Posted: 10/25/2012 12:10pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola is not expected to play in the team's Week 8 game despite being listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. With their bye week coming up, however, don't be surprised if Amendola is in the lineup for the team's Nov. 11 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Amendola is making a rapid recovery from the clavicle injury he suffered earlier this season. Recent comments by Sam Bradford about Amendola's importance to the St. Louis passing game strongly suggest you clear a spot on your roster and stash Amendola away until he's ready.
Posted: 10/24/2012 12:04pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 24, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. QB Sam Bradford said it would be a big boost if Amendola could return for Week 8. "It would mean a lot. Obviously, I've said it before, a lot of our offense runs through Danny when he's healthy," Bradford said. "Just from the initial reports, I thought it was going to be quite a bit longer for him to get back on the field. But any time you get him back out there, I think it brought a whole spark to the whole group today, and just lifted everyone's spirits seeing him back out there."
Huddle Up: A Week 8 return would be aggressive for a guy not that far removed from a broken clavicle, but Amendola's return to practice is a positive sign. And Bradford's comments underscore Amendola's fantasy value once he's all the way back.
Posted: 10/5/2012 4:08pm et
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (clavicle) suffered what the Rams believe to be a sternoclavicular joint separation, which could sideline him about six weeks, although he could return sooner.
Huddle Up: This is better news than what we heard before; if he can come back in six weeks or sooner, that will get him enough time to shake off the rust before the fantasy playoffs. The slightly shorter timetable adds value to stashing him with your IR slot if you have one.
Posted: 10/5/2012 3:08pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (clavicle) is dealing with a dislocated clavicle and is expected to miss six to seven weeks.
Huddle Up: Ouch. At least it is not a broken clavicle, but the timeline for his return is curiously longer than had Amendola broken it like Ryan Mathews. This puts him out of commission for much of the rest of the fantasy regular season, meaning owners have a decision to make: cut him, or stash him on IR? The contribution he might make to your team at the end of the fantasy regular season could be huge, but he could also be a dud coming back from injury. If you have an IR spot with nobody comparable or better occupying it, it makes sense to keep him and wait. Otherwise, it might be best to let him loose on the waiver wire.
Posted: 10/4/2012 10:04pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (shoulder) left early in the second quarter of Thursday night's game with a shoulder injury. He was later diagnosed with a broken collarbone.
Huddle Up: Amendola, the league's second-leading receiver, was hurt diving for a pass and coming down hard on his right shoulder. He was taken to the lockerrom, and en route was seen throwing his helmet and yelling in frustration. His fantasy owners now are yelling in frustration with the wideout likely out for at least the next month. Amendola, who came into the game with 31 receptions, had 1 catch for 44 yards on 5 targets prior to the injury.
Posted: 10/2/2012 11:19pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (ankle) was listed as a full participant in practice Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: Amendola remains a fantasy godsend -- particularly in PPR leagues -- ranking second among all wideouts with 31 catches and fourth with 44 targets overall.
Posted: 9/17/2012 11:16am et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola had 15 receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Washington Redskins. Amendola's 12 first-half receptions tied an NFL record previously set by Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne back in 2007. It wasn't all good, as Amendola was credited with a fumble lost.
Huddle Up: Amendola caught more balls than the rest of the Rams combined and was targeted on more than 40 percent of Sam Bradford's passes. He was a PPR contributor two years ago, and this display certainly suggests he's back in that role for Bradford and the Rams--with the added bonus of double-digit yardage per catch.
Posted: 9/10/2012 11:51am et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola had team-highs with five catches and 70 yards in the Week 1 game against the Detroit Lions, while WR Brandon Gibson posted four grabs for 51 yards and a touchdown. Amendola led the team with nine targets, while Gibson was second on the club with five targets.
Huddle Up: The Lions were banged up in the secondary, which may explain some of the success for both Amendola and Gibson. Steve Smith was expected to have a larger role in St. Louis, but he finished with just one catch in Week 1. Going forward Amendola looks to be a reliable PPR option; Gibson has flashed but always seems to find his way to the injury report and is a riskier option.
Posted: 8/5/2012 6:26pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola clearly has been the No. 1 target during training camp. He has been a great fit for offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's scheme which has some of the West Coast principles the team used when he had a breakout season two years ago.
Huddle Up: Don't forget about this guy who was nothing short of a PPR monster 2 seasons ago with 85 grabs in QB Sam Bradford's rookie season. The Rams have a gaggle of receivers in camp but no clear standouts, and Amendola could be in line for a big-time bounce-back season after he was limited to five receptions in 2011 due to a torn triceps and dislocated elbow.
Posted: 7/20/2012 12:47am et
St Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola is playing on a one-year, $1.972 million tender and is set to be an unrestricted free agent next year.
Huddle Up: Amendola will be playing for his first big contract. He was a PPR machine with 85 receptions in 2010 but a triceps injury ruined his 2011 season. Sam Bradford has proven that he digs Amendola on those quick slants and curls, and in 2010 he targeted him 7+ times in 11 of 16 games. Yes, it's a new ball-control offense under Jeff Fisher and OC Brian Schottenheimer, but isn't dinking-and-dunking Amendola's specialty?