WR Danny Amendola - Detroit Lions
|5-10, 183||Born: 11-2-1985||College: Texas Tech||Drafted: ---|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Sat Oct 12): partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this week.
General News (Fri Oct 11): partially participated in Friday's practice.
General News (Thu Oct 10): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
Week 6: at Green Bay Packers
FBG says: Tough matchup. Detroit enters this game against Green Bay coming in off of a week five bye week. Through the first four weeks of the 2019 season, Detroit's passing attack has sorted itself out with two pass-catchers that stand out above the rest. Since week one's shootout against the Arizona Cardinals, Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, Jr. have consumed approximately half of the receiving production in the Detroit offense. The duo has combined for 49-percent of total targets, 64-percent of total air yards, and over 57-percent of receiving yards since week one. Danny Amendola and T.J. Hockenson, the standouts from the Lions' opening-week tie against Arizona, have disappointed mightily in the weeks since. The two have combined for a meager 72 receiving yards in their last three games. Detroit's offensive line, anchored by left tackle Taylor Lewan, has been solid this season. Head coach Matt Patricia established that he wants Detroit to be a physical run-first team throughout his first season at the helm, and this has continued here in 2019. While the Lions do not throw the ball in volume, they are typically a very efficient attack with Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, Jr. commanding most of the targets. The Green Bay Packers' defense has been one of the league's best defenses through the first five weeks of the 2019 season. Through the air, opposing quarterbacks have struggled to push the ball down the field through the air. Dak Prescott threw for 463 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions on 44 pass attempts against Green Bay last weekend. Most of that production, however, was a product of garbage time passing volume that led to lengthy Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper touchdowns. Aside from this gaudy (and inflated) stat line, no quarterback has reached 250 yards passing against the Packers this season. Along the defensive line, Kenny Clark, Za'Darius Smith, and Preston Smith are three elite pass rushers. The trio has consistently pressured the opposing quarterback at a nearly-unmatched rate through the first five games of this season. At linebacker, Blake Martinez is coming into his own as one of the most well-rounded linebackers in the NFL. Martinez is a sure tackler who excels in coverage, a rare, and coveted combination of skills in the modern NFL. The Packers' secondary got banged up last weekend, as rookie safety Darnell Savage and cornerback Kevin King exited the game early with injuries. Kevin King's status is uncertain this weekend, while Savage is expected to miss this weekend's game. Will Redmond will likely get the start in place of Savage, and this is a considerable drop off in coverage talent. Look for the rest of Green Bay's talented secondary to compensate for the loss of Savage, as the team's available corners and safeties make for an elite coverage unit. Green Bay's defense has been stingy against the pass thus far in 2019, and it will likely be a long day at the office for Matt Stafford and the Lions' aerial attack.
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 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 | Questionable tag for Danny Amendola (Sat Oct 12, 04:44 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (chest) was limited during practice Saturday, Oct. 12, and is listed as questionable for Week 6. Our View: The game is on Monday night, so the veteran receiver has an extra day to heal. The last time he was on the field (Week 3), Amendola had just four catches for 37 yards. Fantasy GMs have better options than the Lions No. 3 receiver.
link to story Lions | Danny Amendola listed as limited (Fri Oct 11, 07:19 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (chest) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 11. link to story Lions | Detroit's Friday practice report (Fri Oct 11, 04:35 PM) - Detroit Lions DT Mike Daniels (foot) and CB Amani Oruwariye (knee) were unable to practice for a second straight day Fri, Oct. 11. WR Danny Amendola (chest), DB Quandre Diggs (hamstring) and CB Darius Slay (hamstring) remained limited in practice, while DL Da'Shawn Hand (elbow) and DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee) were upgraded to a limited session. TE T.J. Hockenson (concussion) was upgraded to a full practice, while QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated for a second straight day. link to story Lions | Danny Amendola listed as limited (Thu Oct 10, 05:07 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (chest) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 10. link to story
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