Danny Amendola Fantasy News

Dion Lewis, Julian Edelman start out on PUP list

Monday, July 25, 2016, 7:25pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis, who is recovering from a torn ACL from last November, is one of seven players the club placed on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list on Monday.

Lewis had returned to practice for the final day of June’s mandatory minicamp and said that things were progressing nicely in his recovery.

“The trainers wouldn’t have put me out there if they didn’t think I was ready,” he said at the time.

The Patriots could be taking a more cautious approach with Lewis for the start of training camp, which unlike spring practices includes full pads and contact.

In addition to Lewis, wide receivers Julian Edelman (left foot) and Danny Amendola (knee/ankle) were other notable offensive players.

Fantasy Impact:

We've been hearing Lewis' recovery was ahead of schedule so this is a bit of a surprise. However the Pats may just be a little extra cautious at this point. Lewis was New England’s best fantasy back through the first eight weeks of the season before tearing his ACL in Week 9. In six healthy games in that span, Lewis averaged 12.8 touches for 95 yards and 0.67 TD. On a per game basis, he was #10 in standard and #5 in PPR at the time of his injury. Edelman is coming off foot surgery.

Patriots WR Danny Amendola questionable for Week 1 after multiple surgeries

Monday, May 16, 2016, 5:28pm

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is recovering from a pair of offseason surgeries that may impact the start of his 2016 season.

Amendola underwent surgery to repair the left knee that gave him considerable trouble late last season, and he also had to remove a bone spur in his ankle, according to a source. Both surgeries occurred early this offseason.

The timeline is still a concern because it’s far too early to know when Amendola will return at full strength, and the Patriots will not rush him back to the field until he is ready. There is hope Amendola will be ready in time for training camp, which begins July 27, but there’s no guarantee the 30-year-old will even be good to go for Week 1.

Fantasy Impact:

Once healthy, Amendola will vie for snaps behind Julian Edelman and likely outside starter Chris Hogan.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20. This is probably the Patriots playing games with the injury report. Amendola is expected to play.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (foot, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 20. LaFell should be fine to play this week, but his role isn’t firm now that Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are back in the lineup.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:50pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Amendola should be out there against the Broncos.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:50pm

Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (foot) took full practice reps again Thursday. LaFell should be fine to play this week, but his role isn’t firm now that Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are back in the lineup.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 5:55pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Amendola emerged from last week’s game unscathed, so we expect him to play this week.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 19. Amendola should be able to play, but he’ll take a backseat to Julian Edelman this week.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Amendola should be able to play, but he’ll take a backseat to Julian Edelman this week.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:15pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Amendola should be able to play, but he’ll take a backseat to Julian Edelman this week.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. Amendola was limited all last week and then didn’t play against the Jets.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot, out) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is out for Week 17. With Danny Amendola very iffy, it looks like Brandon LaFell and Keshawn Martin will lead the New England receiving corps again this week.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Amendola was limited all last week and then didn’t play against the Jets, so we’ll see if he can get a full practice in before increasing our expectations for Week 17.

Pats coaches noticing Keshawn Martin

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 9:13pm

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

With the Patriots receiving corps ailing, one backup has stepped up and seized the opportunity in front of him.

The respective absences of Julian Edelman (foot) and Danny Amendola (knee) have opened the door for Keshawn Martin to get extended first-team reps.

When Brady was under duress in last Sunday's loss to the Jets, he began to get tunnel vision for one wide-out, and it wasn't Brandon LaFell, the receiver he won a Lombardi Trophy with last February.

Brady targeted Martin 11 times (seven catches, 68 yards). He threw to LaFell once.

Fantasy Impact:

Martin's name started to emerge soon after Edelman went down. Martin was battling his own injuries so it took a little longer, but Martin seems to be a key part of the offense and earning Brady's trust with all the injuries to the position in New England.

Saturday, December 26, 2015, 3:02pm

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

It's never easy for a wide receiver to jump in midseason, or late season, and pick up the New England Patriots' offense.

Apparently, the Leonard Hankerson addition didn't go as the team had hoped.

Hankerson, claimed off waivers from Atlanta on Dec. 16, lasted only 10 days in the New England, according to ProFootballTalk.

With Hankerson's impending release, the team will be down to four wide receivers -- Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell and Keshawn Martin.

Both Amendola and LaFell are questionable Sunday due to injuries sustained in Week 15 versus the Titans. Amendola injured his left knee, the one that kept him out of the Week 12 game versus Denver. And LaFell appeared to injure his left foot, the one that kept him on the PUP list until Week 7.

Fantasy Impact:

If one or both can't go Sunday, the Patriots may be seeking to use a wide receiver who grasps the offense better than Hankerson. Undrafted rookie Chris Harper could get promoted from the practice squad.

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