28-Year-Old Wide Receiver – New England Patriots
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Signed to be the successor to Wes Welker, Amendola spent most of the year playing through a lingering groin injury and later suffered a concussion. As a result he played only 12 games and saw Julian E...
Danny Amendola Contract Information:
Signed a five-year deal worth $31 million with New England in March of 2013.
Amendola -- who has been participating the Patriots' voluntary workouts -- did not require surgery to address the groin injury that he dealt with last season, the Boston Herald reports. "Iím feeling great," said Amendola. "Iím anxious and ready to get back out on the field in OTAs and have a good offseason, have a good break after that, and come to training camp ready to go."
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Danny Amendola: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Amendola tore his groin in Week 1, then missed the next three games. He was able to play through the injury for the rest of the season, but it likely affected his performance. For now, he'll let the groin rest, but if that doesn't work, surgery may be needed. The current expectation is that Amendola will not require surgery. Assuming he heads into 2014 at full health, Amendola should be a breakout candidate. That's especially true if the Patriots don't retain impending free agent Julian Edelman.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)After being limited the previous two days, Amendola practiced fully Friday and appears to be a virtual lock to suit up Sunday. He'll work in tandem with fellow wideout Julian Edelman this weekend, with the status of both Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins (both listed as questionable) still up in the air.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)There's nothing to suggest that Amendola won't be out there this weekend against the Broncos and while he's taken a back seat to fellow wideout Julian Edelman of late, we wouldn't be surprised to see QB Tom Brady throw more in Sunday's AFC championship game than he did this past Saturday against the Colts, when he completed just 13 passes.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
No player upgraded his environment quite as much as Amendola this offseason. Arriving in New England, Amendola immediately finds himself as Tom Brady's No. 1 wide receiver, with little competition for targets from two largely unheralded rookies, among others. Amendola himself is injury prone, having missed 22 games the last four seasons, and, at 5-11, 186, it's hard to see him scoring much more than Wes Welker (six TDs) did last year. But at 27, and with as much quickness and more long speed than his predecessor, Amendola has a good chance to excel in his current role.
The small, scrappy Amendola caught 86 balls in 2010, but elbow and triceps injuries cost him most of last season. At 5-11, 186, and more quick than fast, Amendola typically operates out of the slot, brings in short passes and doesnít do a whole lot after the catch. That said, Sam Bradford seemed to trust him during his rookie year, and thatís worth something in PPR leagues. Donít expect big yardage numbers or touchdowns, however. At press time, Amendola declared himself 100 percent healthy, so it looks like last yearís injuries are behind him.
After the Rams lost both Donnie Avery and Mark Clayton for the year, they had to turn to somebody, and that happened to be their kick returner, Amendola. Amendola acquitted himself as best he could under the circumstances, but the shifty 5-11, 186-pounder really wasn't suited to being anyone's top target. His per play averages Ė 8.1 YPC, 5.6 YPT Ė were easily last among the 31 100-target receivers, and despite 20 red-zone targets and 10 targets from inside the 10, he scored just three touchdowns. Heading into 2011, Amendola's 85 receptions probably guarantee him a significant role in the passing game. But Avery should be back, Mike Sims-Walker was signed, and Danario Alexander has much more upside. Moreover, the team drafted Austin Pettis in the second and Greg Salas in the fourth round, respectively.
Heads into training camp as the primary punt and kick returner as well as the club's No. 4 wide receiver. However, a lot could change as competition will be stiff at both positions and Amendola could find himself on the outside looking in when all is said and done.
Amendola is unlikely to make the team, so he looks destined for the practice squad.
Likely practice squad resident.