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Danny Amendola (hamstring) is not expected to play on Thursday night.
We'll let you know if anything changes, but it was going to be a tough ask for the veteran receiver to play on a short week. The Texans are dealing with injuries to Amendola and starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor (hamstring, out) ahead of a matchup versus an impressive Panthers team to kickoff Week 3.
The Texans are signing Danny Amendola.
Amendola is 35 years old, but he'll be joining his seventh NFL team in what's been a lengthy and strong career as an "undersized" player. Joining this close to the season, Amendola will quickly look to work his way into a role in the Houston offense.
Danny Amendola is off the Week 13 injury report.
Amendola will return to the lineup this Sunday against the Bears, and his presence will be a boost for Matthew Stafford and the Lions offense. The veteran receiver is difficult to trust in fantasy lineups in his first game back, though.
Danny Amendola (hip) has been ruled out for Week 12.
Amendola will join Kenny Golladay (hip) on the sideline for the second week in a row, leaving Marvin Hall, Mohamed Sanu, and others to step up behind Marvin Jones. The Lions will hope to at least get a boost from D'Andre Swift (concussion, questionable) returning tomorrow.
Danny Amendola (hip) has been ruled out for Week 11.
Amendola joins Kenny Golladay (hip) and D'Andre Swift (concussion) as key offensive contributors on the sideline for Detroit, who will lean on Adrian Peterson, Kerryon Johnson, Marvin Jones, and T.J. Hockenson this weekend. It's worth noting that the Lions play on Thanksgiving next week.
Danny Amendola (hip) is officially questionable to return for the Lions.
Amendola limped off a little bit ago, and he might have a tough time returning with under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Before leaving, Amendola had three receptions for ten yards.
The Lions are re-signing Danny Amendola, according to Peter Schrager.
This is a bit of a surprise considering Amendola would have likely had a nice selection of teams if he hit free agency, but the veteran receiver must like his situation in Detroit after 62 receptions for 678 yards and a touchdown in 2019. Amendola should benefit if Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford can stay healthy all year this season.
Danny Amendola (chest) is officially inactive for Week 4.
This is a bit of a surprise, but the Lions will be without their slot receiver in today's matchup with the Chiefs. Look for Detroit to establish the run with Kerryon Johnson as they look to hit Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones on play-action passes.
Danny Amendola (chest) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday.
Amendola was able to get in a limited practice today after missing Wednesday and Thursday. We expect he’ll suit up for the Lions, but check back in Sunday for his official status ahead of a matchup with the Chiefs.
Danny Amendola (chest) officially did not practice today.
This is Amendola’s second consecutive missed practice, so the chest injury is becoming a concern for Sunday. Check back tomorrow to see how the veteran receiver is listed on the final Week 4 injury report.
The Lions are expected to use more 12 personnel this season.
12 personnel means one running back (the "1") and two tight ends (the "2"), so that means just two wide receivers would be on the field. This indicates the Lions are less likely to use three-wide-receiver sets, which likely means less of free-agent acquisition Danny Amendola on the field. Detroit wants to be a physical team that runs the football, and 12 personnel—which will get Jesse James and first-round rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson on the field at the same time—will help them do that. Overall, a good amount of 12 personnel decreases the chances of Amendola getting up into the 75-catch range, but he's produced with limited time on the field (more so in an effort to keep him healthy all season) before.
Danny Amendola is signing with the Lions, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini.
Lions GM Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia are familiar with Amendola from their time in New England together, and this is a perfect fit for the offense. The veteran slot receiver can slide right into the starting lineup along with Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr., as Detroit shores up their receiving corps before the free-agent frenzy begins with the negotiating window opening up in just over four hours. Amendola will likely be a better real-life contributor than fantasy asset, but perhaps he and Matthew Stafford will form a nice rapport that leads to solid value in PPR leagues in particular.
The Dolphins have released Danny Amendola, according to Ian Rapoport.
Amendola caught 59 passes for 575 yards and one touchdown last year as the slot receiver in Adam Gase's offense, but Miami is understandably going to get younger at the position under a new regime. Now 33, it's possible Amendola reunites with the Patriots after spending 2013-2017 in New England, as he's a proven performer in the playoffs and insurance for Julian Edelman. He could also hope for another decent deal elsewhere, but Amendola is unlikely to be a big-time fantasy contributor in 2019.
Danny Amendola caught four passes for 26 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bills.
Amendola's first year as a Dolphin ends with 59 receptions for 575 yards (9.7 average) and one touchdown, all of which were down from 2017 in New England. The 33-year-old is under contract for one more season, but the team can move on from him with zero impact on the cap, so his status will likely come down to whether Adam Gase (or a new coaching staff) believes he is worth $6 million in the slot. Wherever Amendola plays in 2019, he is unlikely to become a big-time fantasy contributor.
Danny Amendola caught three passes for 40 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jags.
He also rushed once for a loss of two yards. Amendola ended up leading the team in receiving, but he only saw three targets in a 17-7 defeat. Even in PPR leagues, fantasy owners are better off looking elsewhere for the season finale.
Danny Amendola leads the Dolphins in Week 15 receiving.
Amendola caught three passes for 30 yards on a team-high eight targets against the Vikings. The veteran receiver isn't a highly-recommended fantasy option heading into fantasy finals.
Danny Amendola catches one pass against the Patriots.
Amendola gained ten yards in the Dolphins' Week 14 win, as he couldn't get much going as a receiver against his former team. The veteran receiver isn't a highly-recommended fantasy option next week against the Vikings.
Danny Amendola (knee) is active against the Patriots.
After he was able to string together a couple of practices back-to-back to start the week, Amendola was fully expected to face his former Patriots team today. He’s in the FLEX mix for deeper PPR leagues.
Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in today’s practice.
After two straight limited practices, the veteran receiver looks set to play this Sunday against the Patriots. He might still be listed as questionable when the final injury report is released tomorrow, though
Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in today’s practice.
Amendola is up in the air for Sunday, but he’d probably love to play against his former Patriots team.
Danny Amendola (knee) is officially inactive against the Bills.
Amendola is one of the league’s toughest receivers, but his knee injury suffered last Sunday is tough to battle through. Consider him week-to-week for now.
Danny Amendola (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 13.
Amendola battled through his knee injury suffered last Sunday and finished the game, but he did not practice at all this week despite the injury report previously indicating he practiced on Wednesday. The veteran receiver will likely be ruled out on game day, and it could lead to more underneath targets for Kenyan Drake against the Bills.
Danny Amendola knee was limited in today’s practice.
Amendola is usually limited in practice anyway, so don’t expect him to up to a full practice before the week ends. We’ll update you with his game status when it’s released on Friday.
Danny Amendola held to one reception in Week 12 loss.
It went for 13 yards, and Amendola was targeted just once as he dealt with a knee injury. The veteran will hopefully be cleared for a big game against the Bills next week, but even if he is, fantasy owners should probably look elsewhere.
Danny Amendola has returned for the Dolphins.
Amendola warmed up on the sideline and has returned to the game after a bit, which is great to see. He might not be 100% despite returning, though.
Danny Amendola leaves game with apparent leg injury.
Amendola was able to walk off the field and is now in the blue medical tent, but it's unclear what happened. The veteran receiver is one of the league's toughest players, so he could be dealing with a serious injury given his reaction to it. We'll update you as more information becomes available.
Danny Amendola (hamstring) is officially active versus the Colts.
Amendola typically plays through injuries, and he is indeed out there for today’s Week 12 matchup. Perhaps Ryan Tannehill will target his slot receiver a lot in his return to the lineup, but Amendola is not a highly-recommended fantasy option.
Danny Amendola (hamstring) is questionable for Week 12.
Amendola is expected to play on Sunday, but fantasy owners might be better off looking elsewhere with the Dolphins kicking off at 4:25 PM ET. If he does play, Amendola takes a slight hit with Ryan Tannehill back under center.
Danny Amendola catches seven passes in Week 10.
Amendola gained a team-high 72 yards on his seven receptions against the Packers. The veteran receiver extends his streak of at least five receptions to five games, and he'll be in the FLEX mix particularly in PPR leagues when the Dolphins return from their bye to face the Colts.
Danny Amendola leads the Dolphins in Week 9 receiving.
Amendola was targeted seven times against the Jets, catching five passes for 47 yards with a long of 26 yards. The veteran receiver has at least five receptions and 43 yards in each of Brock Osweiler's four starts, so he should offer a solid floor in PPR leagues next week against the Packers.
Danny Amendola throws a touchdown in Dolphins' loss.
Amendola threw a 28-yard touchdown on a double-pass trick play, hitting a wide-open Kenyan Drake on a nice throw to the opposite side of the field. The former Patriot has shown he can throw the ball well in the past. As a receiver, Amendola caught five passes for 43 yards and might have had a bigger night if he wasn't held on Brock Osweiler's lone interception of the game. The veteran receiver is on pace for 70 receptions, 674 yards, and two touchdowns through eight games.
Danny Amendola scores in Week 7.
Amendola was targeted seven times against the Lions, catching six passes for 84 yards and a touchdown. The score was on a deep crossing route, with Brock Osweiler delivering a dime on the run and Amendola going up to get the pass in the end zone. Amendola now has liens of 8/59 and 6/84/1 in two games with Osweiler as the starter, and he'll look to keep it going against the Texans on Thursday night. The veteran receiver is a solid FLEX option, especially in PPR leagues, for the matchup.
Danny Amendola catches eight passes in Week 6.
Amendola was targeted a team-high 11 times against the Bears, gaining 59 yards on his eight receptions as a reliable underneath target for Brock Osweiler. The receptions and yardage total set season-highs in those categories for Amendola, who the Dolphins probably want to keep heavily involved as someone that makes plays and keeps the offense in good positions. Amendola faces the Lions next week.
Danny Amendola caught three passes for 30 yards in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati.
Amendola has been steady to start the year, but Miami's offense has mostly struggled besides some big gadget plays. The 32-year-old is a safe FLEX option in deeper PPR leagues, but he doesn't bring a ton of upside with Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins struggling. Amendola will look to make an impact next week against the Bears.
Danny Amendola held in check against his former team.
Amendola caught two passes for 21 yards in a 38-7 loss to the Patriots. Miami's slot receiver has been extremely consistent through four games with lines of 4/26, 4/32, 3/42, and 2/21, but he obviously hasn't been the factor in PPR leagues that was hoped for entering the season. Perhaps Amendola will get going in Week 5 against the Bengals, but he's just a decent FLEX in PPR leagues.
Danny Amendola catches all three targets in Week 3.
Amendola gained 42 yards one his three receptions against the Raiders. The veteran receiver is a great presence for Miami's receiver room, but he's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups outside of deeper PPR leagues.
Danny Amendola catches all four targets in Week 2.
Amendola gained 32 yards on his four receptions against the Jets. He took a bit hit and was looked at in the game, but he appeared to be fine. Amendola is a reliable real-life target for Ryan Tannehill, but he's hard to trust in fantasy lineups.
Danny Amendola caught four passes for 26 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans.
Amendola only had a long of eight yards as an underneath option for Ryan Tannehill, but the Titans paid by allowing Kenny Stills to get deep in the fourth quarter. Miami's slot receiver will look to have a bigger impact next week against the Texans, and he's on the FLEX radar in PPR leagues.
The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero believes Ryan Tannehill to Danny Amendola "is going to be a thing" this season.
It's only the first week of on-field OTAs, so you don't want to read too much into a couple of spring practices. However, Salguero noted earlier today that Tannehill was going to his new slot receiver a lot during drills, and this could be the start of building a great connection in 2018. With Jarvis Landry gone, it's possible Tannehill decides to pepper Amendola with a lot of the targets Landry got over the last four seasons. There will be some concern about the Dolphins potentially limiting Amendola's regular season action like the Patriots did, but Miami doesn't exactly have the luxury of basically knowing they'll be playing football in January. Amendola might have a huge role in his first season with the Dolphins, but keep in mind the team also signed former Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson during free agency, and it's still unclear what everyone's role will be.
Danny Amendola officially signed with the Dolphins.
The legal tampering period didn’t stop Amendola from actually leaving the team he won two Super Bowls with in New England. In 13 playoff games with the Pats, Amendola had 57 receptiosn for 709 yards and six touchdowns—including a touchdown in each of New England’s last two Super Bowl victories (and a key two-point conversion in last year’s epic comeback agains the Falcons) and a 152-yard performance in their Super Bowl LII loss. He’ll always be remembered in New England for his clutch postseason moments. Because the Dolphins are also signing former Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson, it appears Amendola is likely to be limited for much of the season in an effort to help him remain healthy for a potential playoff run. He should have some good weeks, but Amendola might not be a recommended fantasy option for 2018.
Danny Amendola is expected to sign with the Dolphins, according to Dan Hellie.
This is a pretty big surprise after the Dolphins reportedly agreed to sign Albert Wilson to a three-year deal earlier today, but Adam Gase and the Dolphins are bringing in a couple of players to help fill in for Jarvis Landry. Nothing is official yet, and nothing can be official until 4:00 PM ET tomorrow, and it wouldn't be surprising if Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, and company attempted to call Amendola to try and get him to stay in New England. For now, expect Amendola to go to Miami.
Danny Amendola leads Patriots in receiving in Super Bowl LII loss.
Aside from one deep pass down the sideline, Amendola started the game off relatively slow, but he really picked it up in the second half and had a monster game as the Patriots tried to keep up with the Eagles. Amendola caught eight of 11 targets for 152 yards, including a long of 50 yards. Next season, Amendola will almost certainly be back with New England, but it will be difficult to trust him as a consistent fantasy asset, as he's typically someone that is limited throughout the regular season and basically comes up in key situations before playing a bigger role as a clutch player in the playoffs.
Danny Amendola comes up clutch to help send New England to the Super Bowl.
Amendola has clearly had a bigger role since the start of the postseason, as the Patriots appeared to keep him fresh for the postseason and are now utilizing him similarly to how they utilized Julian Edelman on their previous two Super Bowl runs. However, this isn't the first time Amendola has come up clutch in a huge game. In the AFC Championship win over Jacksonville, Amendola had seven receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns, and he also had a three-yard carry and completed a 20-yard pass on a trick play to Dion Lewis (which Lewis eventually fumbled). Both touchdowns were in the fourth quarter, with the first coming on a crossing route and the second coming with 2:48 to go. The second score was the game-winner, and it was on a spectacular toe-tapping catch in the back of the end zone. Amendola also had a clutch catch on a third-and-18 in the fourth quarter that kept the first touchdown drive going. Look for him to have a key role in Super Bowl LII against Minnesota or Philadelphia.
Danny Amendola catches 11 passes in playoff win over Tennessee.
Amendola's 11 receptions went for 112 yards in the 35-14 victory. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the talented receiver is being unleashed in the playoffs, as New England seems to limit his snaps in the regular season to be sure he's healthy for January. Amendola will have a big role next Sunday against either Pittsburgh for Jacksonville in the AFC Championship.
Danny Amendola catches four passes in Week 17.
Amendola gained 43 yards on his four receptions, and his regular season ends with 61 receptions for 659 yards and two touchdowns. Amendola was a bigger part of the offense early in the season, but they might have been preserving him a bit for the postseason. Expect him to have a big role as a chain-mover as the Pats attempt to defend their Super Bowl crown.
Danny Amendola caught three passes for 28 yards in Sunday's win.
Amendola actually led everyone besides Gronk in receiving yards against Buffalo, as Tom Brady spread it around to nine different targets. New England's slot receiver won't be worth a look outside of PPR leagues in the regular-season finale when the Jets come to town.
Danny Amendola held in check as Patriots top Steelers, 27-24.
Amendola caught two passes for 23 yards in the thrilling victory. He will look to be better in Week 16 against Buffalo, but there are probably better options for the fantasy championship. Amendola will probably play his best football when the Patriots reach elimination games in January.
Danny Amendola leads the Patriots in receiving against the Dolphins.
Amendola received a team-high nine targets in the Week 14 loss, gaining 76 yards on his six receptions. With the Patriots down, no Rob Gronkowski because of a suspension, and Brandin Cooks basically getting taken out of the game by Xavien Howard, Brady looked Amendola's way to make plays. He'll have some upside next week against the Steelers, but there are probably better options out there for fantasy lineups.
Danny Amendola caught two passes for 34 yards in Sunday's win over Buffalo.
Amendola was actually second on the team to Rob Gronkowski in yards as the Bills made things tough on Tom Brady, and he could have a larger target share in Week 14 against the Dolphins if Gronk is suspended for a reckless hit on Sunday. If that's the case, Amendola should be a strong play in PPR leagues.
Danny Amendola held to one reception in Week 12 win.
It went for 15 yards. Amendola should have a better game against Buffalo next Sunday, but he's just a risky FLEX option in PPR leagues for the loaded Patriots.
Danny Amendola (knee) is officially active for Week 12.
As has been the case for several weeks, Amendola is again active after being listed as questionable heading into Sunday. As a member of the elite Patriots offense, Amendola is in the FLEX conversation against the Dolphins.
Danny Amendola (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 12.
This has been the case for much of the season, with Amendola being limited in practice all week before playing on game day. It'd be a surprise if Amendola wasn't out there against the Dolphins, and he'll have some upside in perhaps the league's best offense. Check back in on Sunday to make sure Amendola is active, though.
Danny Amendola breaks out of slump with 8/66/1 line in Mexico City.
Amendola had been held under five receptions and to 40 or fewer yards for four-straight games, but he was a difficult cover for Oakland on Sunday and found the end zone for the first time since the first day of October. New England's slot receiver will look to keep it going next week back in the United States when the Patriots host the Dolphins.
Danny Amendola (knee) is active.
This was fully expected, as Amendola has been questionable over the last few games before playing. He'll be out there against the Raiders in Mexico working as a reliable underneath target for Tom Brady, though he might need a touchdown to deliver FLEX value, considering he hasn't really been a full-time player for most games this season.
Danny Amendola (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday.
Amendola was limited in practice all week, but that's been the usual routine—it'd be a surprise if he wasn't out there against the Raiders in Mexico. Even with Chris Hogan (shoulder) out for the second game in a row, Amendola's been playing limited snaps, likely because the team wants to keep him fresh all season. Consider Amendola a FLEX option while playing in such a great offense, but he offers a floor of below five points.
Danny Amendola catches all four targets against Denver.
Amendola didn't play in two-receiver sets with Chris Hogan (shoulder) out, as it was Phillip Dorsett that basically took most of Hogan's snaps. But Amendola was again a reliable target for Tom Brady on underneath-intermediate routes, and he gained 36 yards on his four receptions—including a nice 16-yarder where he leaped in front of a defender to catch a pinpoint pass from Brady. Amendola will be a PPR FLEX option against the Raiders in Week 11, but he hasn't offered a ton of upside in recent weeks.
Danny Amendola (knee) is officially active against Denver.
There wasn't any doubt Amendola would be out there, but now it's official. With Chris Hogan (shoulder) out, Amendola could play closer to 100% of the snaps for New England; but in a tough matchup with the Broncos, Amendola is just a FLEX option tonight.
Danny Amendola (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 10.
Amendola was limited in practice all week, but there isn't much doubt he'll be out there on Sunday night against the Broncos. With Chris Hogan (shoulder) already ruled out, Amendola could be in line for some more targets this week, and it makes him more of a FLEX option—especially in PPR leagues—than he's been in recent weeks.
Danny Amendola catches two passes against the Chargers.
Amendola was targeted six times in the game, but he was only able to gain 14 yards on his two receptions. It's possible the Patriots are preserving him a bit, which was the speculation before the season after Julian Edelman's unfortunate season-ending injury in the preseason. Through eight games, he's on pace for 66 receptions for 676 yards and two touchdowns. Amendola should only be considered a FLEX in PPR leagues for now, but don't be surprised if he starts putting up similar numbers as earlier this season.
Danny Amendola (knee) is active against the Chargers.
Amendola said he’d be ready to go on Friday, and now he officially is. As usual, Amendola is in the FLEX conversation in standard leagues, with a nice boost in PPR.
Danny Amendola (knee) says he'll play Sunday.
Amendola is officially listed as questionable, but he said he's good to go and will be out there against the Chargers. It doesn't sound like he'll be limited at all from the hyperextended knee from last Sunday's game against the Falcons, so you can insert Amendola into your fantasy lineups as a FLEX option as one of Tom Brady's targets.
Danny Amendola (knee) is questionable for Week 8.
Amendola was limited in practice this week while dealing with a knee injury, but he's expected to be ready to go on Sunday. However, it's no lock, and Amendola might end up seeing a decrease in snaps if he is active. Still, assuming he's active, Amendola will be a FLEX option in standard leagues with his usual increase in value for PPR leagues.
Danny Amendola has quiet night in Super Bowl LI rematch.
Amendola caught just three passes for 17 yards in a 23-7 win, as the Falcons couldn't do anything offensively, which allowed New England to play more conservatively. The game didn't play out like anyone expected, but another potential shootout is coming in Week 8 against Philip Rivers and the Chargers. Amendola remains a FLEX option in standard leagues with a boost in PPR formats.
Danny Amendola gets five targets against the Jets.
Amendola had three receptions for 40 yards, including a nice 17-yard grab he caught in tight coverage. Amendola would've had a key reception on a third down late in the game to help ice the game, but he couldn't quite come up with it on a diving attempt. He'll probably tell you he should've caught it, but he's still been making plays for Tom Brady this season. Amendola will be a solid fantasy option against Atlanta in Week 7, especially in PPR leagues.
Danny Amendola catches all eight targets in win over the Bucs.
Amendola gained 77 yards on his eight receptions, working as a reliable targets underneath and over the middle for Tom Brady. It could've been a bigger night, but Amendola had three other catches called back by penalties—including a great one-handed catch that was called back by a questionable offensive pass interference call. Even with Gronk likely to return in Week 6, Amendola is obviously a solid option in PPR leagues in Week 6, and he's a FLEX in standard leagues.
Danny Amendola scores in loss to the Panthers.
Amendola worked the slot and made tough catches for the Patriots, securing six of seven targets for 42 yards and a touchdown. Amendola made a great catch for a first down, where his body was bent on a big hit but he held on and popped right back up. Then, he scored a one-yard touchdown on an in route where he shook the defender and Tom Brady. After the touchdown, Amendola held up a "JE11" flag for his friend and teammate Julian Edelman, who is out for the season with a torn ACL. Amendola is a good option in both standard and PPR leagues, and he gets the Buccaneers in Week 5 on Thursday.
Danny Amendola gets five targets in Week 3.
Amendola wasn't peppered with targets in his return like was in Week 1, but it was still a good day for him. He had three receptions for 48 yards, including a key 27-yard reception when the Patriots needed a big play on their game-winning drive against the Texans. Next week against Carolina, Amendola has a difficult matchup against nickel corner Captain Munnerlyn—but he's still a fine option in PPR leagues.
Danny Amendola tells reporters he is "good to go" for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Amendola sat out last week's win with a concussion and knee issue, but he'll be back out there this week. The slot receiver will be a solid FLEX in standard leagues and a WR2 in PPR leagues against the banged-up Houston secondary. New England should be close to full strength offensively.
Danny Amendola (concussion/knee) was officially limited at practice today.
It's two straight limited practices for Amendola, who is likely to be questionable when the official injury report for the game is released tomorrow. A full practice tomorrow would be ideal, but he's likely to play in the game either way.
Danny Amendola (concussion/knee) was a limited participant in practice today.
Amendola reportedly passed concussion protocol, but his knee could be what has him a limited participant in practice. Expect him to be out there Sunday against Houston, but it's no lock yet.
Danny Amendola (knee/concussion) is practicing for the Patriots today.
After missing practice last week before missing Sunday's game against the Saints, it looks like Amendola will be back out there this week against the Texans. We'll see how he's listed on the practice report throughout the week.
Danny Amendola (concussion/knee) is out for Week 2.
Amendola did not practice all week and presumably has not been cleared from his concussion sustained in the season opener eight days ago. Special teams ace Matthew Slater (hamstring) has also been ruled out on offense for New England, and stud linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee) and nose tackle Vincent Valentine (knee) have also been ruled out against the Saints. It's unclear who will fill in at the slot for the Pats with Amendola out, but running back Rex Burkhead could be an option. It's also possible the Patriots play Chris Hogan, Brandin Cooks, or Rob Gronkowski in the slot a good amount. Phillip Dorsett will now be a top-three wide receiver behind Hogan and Cooks for the Patriots, but he's not a recommended fantasy options. Hogan and Cooks are basically must-starts in a matchup against New Orleans. Hopefully Amendola is able to get cleared of his concussion and get healed up from his knee issue soon.
Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) misses practice again on Friday.
Boston Herald reporter Jeff Howe notes that it's been at least nine years since a Patriot has played after missing a full week of practice, so Amendola almost certainly isn't going to play on Sunday. Chris Hogan gets a huge boost and should be treated as a high-upside WR2, and James White and Rex Burkhead should also be moved up the rankings. Hopefully Amendola is OK for Week 3 against the Texans.
Danny Amendola is not practicing for the Patriots today.
Amendola is on the injury report for a head (presumed to be a concussion) and knee injury. Time's running out for him to be able to play Sunday against the Saints. It's unlikely the Patriots will play him if he isn't out there for Friday's practice, but we'll get more clarity when the injury report is released tomorrow afternoon.
Danny Amendola (head) is not practicing for the Patriots today.
Tomorrow will be one week since Amendola suffered his apparent concussion in the season opener against Kansas City. There's still time for Amendola to get cleared and play on Sunday, but he Patriots likely won't play him if he isn't good to practice by Friday. New England could really use him in a potential shootout on Sunday against the Saints.
Danny Amendola (head) leaves opening game.
Amendola played almost every snap before suffering a head injury on a punt return in the third quarter and going to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. He looked like he stepped right into Julian Edelman's role for a lot of the snaps and Tom Brady looked his way a lot. Amendola had six receptions for 100 yards before exiting the game, and he'll have ten days to get right for Week 2 against the Saints. Things can change game-to-game and it's easy to overreact, but it appears Amendola will be a very good weekly fantasy option in 2017.
Danny Amendola catches both targets in Week 3 preseason game.
Amendola had two receptions for 27 yards, with his best play coming on a 31-yard pass down the seam from Tom Brady. With Julian Edelman unfortunately looking to have suffered a potentially season-ending knee injury, Amendola might step up and get more playing time. Amendola is a great teammate that'll do whatever the team needs him to do, so he'll be ready if so.
Team player: Danny Amendola restructured his contract, according to Field Yates.
Amendola was scheduled to make $6 million, which wasn't going to happen in the crowded receiving corps. This doesn't come as much of a surprise, because Amendola is an ultimate team first guy and likes to win (and probably likes to play with a great franchise and great quarterback). Amendola isn't very likely to put up any huge numbers, but he'll be a great asset—as usual—for Tom Brady and the Pats this season.
Danny Amendola again comes up clutch in Super Bowl.
Amendola caught 8-of-11 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons. He battled injuries late in the season, but stepped up when it mattered most and was a great target for Tom Brady, especially late in the game. Amendola scored a touchdown to get the game to 28-18 before the two point conversion made it 28-20. Amendola has a relatively big cap hit for 2017, but we could see him restructuring his contract again to stay with New England.
Danny Amendola catches two passes for 12 yards in AFC Championship win against the Steelers.
He was only targeted twice. Amendola, who scored in Super Bowl 49 to help New England get an epic win over Seattle, will look to make an impact again in Super Bowl 51.
Danny Amendola takes end around for 15 yards in playoff win.
Amendola got sprung by Tom Brady—who led with his throwing shoulder to throw a low block—on the run. Amendola may not get a ton of time on offense, but he will remain a true team player in the AFC Championship next Sunday.
Danny Amendola (ankle) gets in full practice for Patriots.
After missing the last four regular season games, Amendola has gotten healthy and seems ready to go for New England. He's a team player that will do what coach Belichick asks of him.
Danny Amendola injures ankle.
It's reportedly a high ankle sprain, so this could be a lengthy absence for Amendola. Rookie Malcolm Mitchell and others will step up while Amendola is out.
Danny Amendola catches TD in Week 11.
Amendola had two catches for two yards and a touchdown. He’s not a great FLEX option, but always has a chance to put up decent numbers with Brady as his quarterback.