Danny Amendola Fantasy News

Pats Beat: Team's WR5 hardest spot to fill

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 12:23pm

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

The hardest spot to fill on the roster? The No. 5 receiver position behind Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and rookie Malcolm Mitchell.

A case can be made for Keshawn Martin (who signed a contract extension in January), Aaron Dobson (who is healthy), Chris Harper or DeAndre Carter. Or even Nate Washington.

Fantasy Impact:

The author didn't really say his opinion on who could emerge in that spot, but did say Carter and Harper can be placed on the practice squad while Dobson and Martin cannot. The author did say Carter is in the Edelman/Amendola mold which could provide some insurance since both are currently hurt.

Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman close to returning

Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:12pm

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

New England Patriots receivers Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman remain on the PUP list, but both appear close to returning to the practice field.

Amendola reportedly underwent knee and ankle surgeries in the offseason, while Edelman had a cleanup procedure performed on his left foot. He had suffered a Jones fracture in Week 10 against the Giants, an injury that kept him out until the AFC divisional round playoffs.

Fantasy Impact:

Both players warmed up and did some jogging. Neither player wore a helmet or pads. Midway through the practice, Edelman and Amendola left the practice field and headed to the lower field, presumably for conditioning, the story said. While Edelman and Amendola continue to be sidelined, receivers Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell and Chris Harper have seen additional reps.

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.

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