WR Danny Amendola - Detroit Lions
|5-10, 183||Born: 11-2-1985||College: Texas Tech||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Jan 17): is set to become an unrestricted free agent, but he's a "prime candidate" to be re-signed, in the opinion of The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.
Week 20: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Danny Amendola's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 17 vs GB (4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Danny Amendola had two short catches for 16 yards but salvaged his fantasy day with a reverse pass touchdown to David Blough. The entire Detroit offense took a step back with David Blough under center which capped Amendola's fantasy production late in the season. He will enter free agency in the offseason.
2019 Week 16 vs DEN (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Danny Amendola had a down game in week 16 against the Broncos. He had only two short receptions on three targets and was an afterthought in the offense as Kenny Golladay was targeted on 12 of David Blough's 24 attempts. David Blough struggled and Denver's offense dominated time of possession which combined to hold the Detroit offense to low volume. Amendola will close out his season against the Packers in week 17.
2019 Week 15 vs TB (13 / 8 / 102 / 0 rec)
Danny Amendola had one of his best games of the season against Tampa Bay with Marvin Jones missing the game with an injury. Detroit's offense started poorly with David Blough struggling, but Amendola came on strong from the late second quarter on. Amendola caught two passes on a late second-quarter drive, before striking deep in the second half with a highlight catch in contested double coverage where he drew defensive pass interference. The catch set the Lions up at the goal line where he caught another pass that was stopped just short of the goal line. He added a couple of catches later in the game that occurred when the game was out of hand. Despite the near misses for touchdown chances and the poor play by Blough, Amendola had a good game and will look to keep it going next week at Denver.
2019 Week 14 vs MIN (8 / 5 / 34 / 0 rec)
Danny Amendola struggled against the Vikings on Sunday against the Vikings. Amendola had multiple drops and his work was confined to the short area of the field. Amendola projects as a better fit than Kenny Golladay or Marvin Jones for David Blough because of Blough's arm strength limitations. Amendola gets a good matchup next week against Tampa Bay.
2019 Week 13 vs CHI (8 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Danny Amendola had a tough game against the Vikings on Thanksgiving. He caught his first pass in the late third quarter and caught two out routes late in the game but dropped multiple passes on the game. He did have an opportunity near the goal line on a target that looked like it should have been called defensive pass interference but was not and had a screen reception called back by penalty. Amendola fits the strengths of David Blough more than Jeff Driskel, so if Driskel starts next week against Vikings, Amendola has some potential fantasy viability.
2019 Week 12 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Danny Amendola had three short catches against Washington on Sunday on only three targets. Amendola's work was in the short passing game but does not fit well with Jeff Driskel's skills as a passer. Amendola will face the Bears on Thanksgiving in a game Driskel is likely to play.
2019 Week 11 vs DAL (5 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
Danny Amendola continued his role in the short passing game, despite Matthew Stafford missing his second consecutive game with an injury. Amendola's work in the short passing game included multiple third down conversions, before a deep catch down the middle of the field on a scramble drill. Amendola is a lower upside player without Stafford in the lineup and will hope for his return in a good matchup next week against Washington.
2019 Week 10 vs CHI (8 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
Danny Amendola had a down game with Matthew Stafford missing the game with an injury. Detroit was led by Jeff Driskel who is more mobile and less of a timing passing that Stafford, which does not cater to Amendola's skillset. Amendola was targeted in the red zone with a quick out inside the 10-yard line, but otherwise struggled for fantasy relevance. He added two drops and had a long catch called back by penalty. Amendola should hope for Stafford to return next week against Dallas.
2019 Week 9 vs OAK (5 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Danny Amendola had a quiet day after consecutive strong performances. He had a short catch on the first drive of the game and later had a deep out for a third down conversion. He had opportunities for a bigger day but he was hurt by two errant throws by Matthew Stafford, including one at the goal line and another on a vertical perimeter route. Amendola faces a tough Chicago defense next week.
2019 Week 8 vs NYG (8 / 8 / 95 / 0 rec)
Danny Amendola had another strong game against the New York Giants on Sunday. Amendola started hot, with three receptions on the first drive, including a catch up the seam from the slot. Amendola was consistently open in the short area of the field and is a preferred option for Stafford as a chain moving option, but the target up the seam is an expansion of his usual route tree. Amendola will look to continue his strong role in the offense next week against the Raiders.
2019 Week 7 vs MIN (11 / 8 / 105 / 0 rec)
Danny Amendola had a good game after a disappointing game last week. Amendola worked primarily in the short area of the field and was seemingly unconverable for stretches. Amendola was able to break two bigger gains with runs after the catch and added a deep crossing route reception. Amendola creates easy throws for Matthew Stafford, especially in chain moving situations. He will face the Giants next week.
2019 Week 3 vs PHI (5 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Danny Amendola had a quiet fantasy game against the Eagles on Sunday. He was involved early on the first series with a screen but was quiet through the rest of the first half. He had a 22-yard reception on a crosser route and later had a good third down conversion along the sideline late in the game. Amendola could see higher volume next week against the Chiefs.
2019 Week 2 vs LAC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
After a big week one, Danny Amendola dropped his only target on a third down pass. Amendola will look to bounce back against Philadelphia in week three.
2019 Week 1 vs ARI (13 / 7 / 104 / 1 rec)
Danny Amendola had a strong debut with the Detroit Lions in week one against the Arizona Cardinals. He was targeted frequently and involved early in the offense. He played both the slot and outside, getting easy separation on an out route while playing the perimeter. He was shifty in his movements in the short area. Amendola did score a long touchdown on a blown defensive coverage but added a critical mistake on the final drive of overtime where he did not get out of bounds, forcing the clock to run out and essentially guaranteeing a tie. Amendola has intrigue in a potentially high scoring game in week two against the Chargers.
Latest NewsLions | Danny Amendola could be back next season (Fri Jan 17, 01:06 AM) - Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola is set to become an unrestricted free agent, but he's a 'prime candidate' to be re-signed, in the opinion of The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett. Our View: Amendola helped the Lions thin wide receiver group and had one of his best years as a pro in 2019. He will have some marginal value in PPR leagues if he returns to Detroit.
link to story Lions | Danny Amendola fined for Week 17 penalty (Mon Jan 6, 01:54 AM) - Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola was fined $10,527 for an unnecessary roughness penalty in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers. link to story
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