Report: Pats hope WR Danny Amendola (ankle) returns for playoffs

The outlook does not appear to be a good one for WR Danny Amendola in the short term, as he was spotted leaving the locker room wearing a boot and using crutches.

Now, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the team is hoping that the Amendola will be in good enough shape for a return in the playoffs.

Related players: Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell

Fantasy Impact: 

Obviously the implication is Amendola will miss the rest of the regular season and that also affects the fantasy playoffs. He was poised for more of a role with TE Rob Gronkowski out for the year after back surgery. This likely means more snaps for Hogan and Mitchell going forward as the Pates continue to use three-WR sets.

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