Danny Amendola injury update: Fantasy owners looking to cash in on patience
On Friday, they got good news and bad news. Why do you love football? NFL Media’s Albert Breer said Friday on “Around the League Live” that running back Stevan Ridley and wide receiver Danny Amendola both are expected to suit up Sunday against the New Orleans Saints . But it ” doesn’t look like ” tight end Rob Gronkowski will play because of his forearm injury, Breer reported. All three players are listed as questionable, but Ridley is ready to return from his knee injury. Amendola (groin) played in last week’s game and looked good; Breer will have more information on his status on Sunday’s “NFL GameDay Morning” on NFL Network.
Danny Amendola’s Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 6
We break down the fantasy implications. He is fully expected to play after being limited in practice all week. He’s going to play; this is just more of the Patriots up to their usual tricks on the injury report. He was targeted nine times in Week 5, catching five balls for 55 yards in the loss to the Bengals . Cincy shut down the Patriots offense, so his line isn’t as bad as you’d think. The Patriots really have lacked a go-to guy for much of the season. Rob Gronkowski is still hurt and Amendola’s groin has really limited him.
Patriots WR Danny Amendola will play vs. Bengals
Third on team, but promising. Closing in on 100% Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) October 7, 2013 On the other hand, he finished with just four receptions for 55 yards, managing a meager 5.5 points for fantasy owners. Of course, Patriots across the board disappointed for fantasy owners, as the team was held to six points. So what should we expect from Amendola moving forward? There are a couple ways to look at this. The first is to look at Julian Edelman’s stats while Amendola was injured, since Edelman assumed the role in the Patriots’ offense that Amendola was brought in to fill. In three games without Amendola, Edelman caught 27 passes for 240 yards on 34 targets. That’s eight fantasy points per game, a solid if unspectacular level of production. Of course, Amendola is a better player than Edelman, so it’s probably safe to say that Amendola’s floor is equaling Edelman’s production. That’s not too shabby.
Danny Amendola fits right in
And when the “got-to-have-them” plays arose, Brady looked in Amendola’s direction just like he used to do with Welker. Trailing 21-20 with 4:31 remaining, the Patriots took over on their 34-yard line. On third-and-3 from their own 41, Amendola initially lined up wide to the left and came in motion into the slot. Bills top cornerback Leodis McKelvin followed him, but Amendola was too shifty as he created separation to the inside and hauled in a 6-yard strike from Brady as two other Bills defenders also converged. Sweet route, on-the-money throw, sure-handed catch. Then, on third-and-8 from the Bills’ 39, Amendola lined up to Brady’s right with tight end Michael Hoomanawanui and receiver Julian Edelman bunched with him to his right.
(USATSI) With a host of banged-up receivers who are questionable to play Sunday vs. the Bengals and with tight end Rob Gronkowski officially out of the lineup once again, the Patriots have some good news regarding Danny Amendola . Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football Today has answers As in, he’ll play for the first time since Week 1, the team announced. The news would be welcome. Amendola was supposed to replace the production of departed receiver Wes Welker , and in Week 1, Amendola was impressive, catching 10 passes for 104 yards. Some of that came after he suffered the groin injury that has kept him out since. But with rookie receivers Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson — both of whom have shown improvement in recent weeks — also listed as questionable on the injury report, it’d be helpful for New England if Tom Brady actually could throw the ball to somebody on his team. Amendola will add a different element to the passing attack, as he worked well with Julian Edelman on a handful of tandem routes against the Bills, the Boston Herald wrote .
Gronkowski, Amendola, Ridley questionable for Patriots
Gronkowski, who was limited in practice all week, has yet to play this season after a series of surgeries on his fractured forearm and ailing back. Amendola returned to action last week after missing three games with a groin injury. The Texas Tech product official site has caught 14 passes for 159 yards in two games this season. Ridley missed last Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to knee and thigh injuries. The LSU product has carried the ball 47 times for 174 yards in four games this season. Veteran defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee) and running back Leon Washington (ankle) have been ruled out. Running back Brandon Bolden (knee), wide receiver Matthew Slater (wrist), center Ryan Wendell (concussion) and defensive back Tavon Wilson (hamstring) were listed as questionable. All were limited participants in Friday’s practice.
Patriots’ Danny Amendola has complete muscle tear in groin but recovering at fast pace
It also means he has a faster recovery time than if he had a groin operation. . Danny Amendola (AP) Normal recovery time, even without surgery, is anywhere from two to six weeks. League sources said Amendola is healing faster than that, at a pace closer to three to four, which means he might play as soon as next Sunday at Atlanta. The injury also speaks to the extreme pain Amendola can endure. He injured the groin in the first half of the Buffalo game and still played the second half.