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WR Danny Amendola - Miami Dolphins

5-10, 183Born: 11-2-1985College: Texas TechDrafted: ---

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News you need to know

General News (Thu Sep 20): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 19): did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

Week 3: vs Oakland Raiders

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FBG says: Good matchup. Ryan Tannehill continues to dink and dunk his way to marginal, ball-control success. When presented with a positive game script and plenty of breathing room, he's a capable leader, as displayed last week (17-of-23 passing and 2 touchdowns). Tannehill is still loath to throw downfield much, so there's not much pressure put on opposing defenses. Against the Jets, he didn't complete a single pass more than 15 yards downfield - not that he has the weaponry to do so. But he utilizes underneath targets Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola enough to move the chains, and he's cut down on his poor, erratic downfield prayer throws. It's not wise to look to this low-volume, low-impact unit for upside. But it's encouraging to see it function, if only as a sanitized, clock-bleeding "attack." Without Khalil Mack, the Oakland pass rush is virtually nonexistent. They rely almost solely on one man, Bruce Irvin, to generate pressure. And while Irvin is a talented, seasoned pro, he's not enough to create real nightmares for opposing offenses. As a result, downfield plays keep opening up as receivers easily beat the Raiders' struggling cornerbacks. Brandin Cooks had little trouble finding holes in Week 1, while Cooper Kupp and Emmanuel Sanders have consistently made splash plays, especially from the slot. Rashaan Melvin was definitively beaten by Sanders last week on more than one occasion. This unit isn't terrible, but without a real pass rush, it's always beatable.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 vs TEN 45 0 0 0 6 4 26 0 0 2.6
2 at NYJ 44 0 0 0 4 4 32 0 0 3.2
3 vs OAK PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4 * * * *
3 vs OAK PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
3 vs OAK PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Danny Amendola's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 2 vs NYJ (4 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec)

All of the targets vacated by Jarvis Landry when he left for Cleveland were supposed to be picked up by Amendola. He was brought in as the big off season signing and thus far it has not paid off. Amendola was the only wide receiver to catch all of his targets this week but he was unable to break free or create any extra separation. Tannehill did not do a great job leading him up the field and Amendola was tackled almost immediately on every play. His longest play of the day was a 14-yard pass, but he was also injured on the same play. He did manage to come back into the game and make one more reception, but he looked a little slow and was not utilized much for the rest of the game. It will be interesting to see if he makes the injury report this week.

2018 Week 1 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)

The Dolphins' offense was a one man show this week with everything going through Stills. Amendola played in the slot and caught short passes. Tannehill was a little late with the ball and never quite hit Amendola in stride. His longest reception came out to be 8 yards and he had no chance to move the ball any further. Amendola has a very similar skill set to Stills and it will be hard to compete if Stills continues to excel. There should be ample YAC opportunity for Amendola as Tannehill gets more accurate and builds more rapport with his receivers.

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Latest News

Dolphins | Danny Amendola takes part in practice (Thu Sep 20, 03:34 PM) - Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Dolphins | Danny Amendola returns to practice (Thu Sep 20, 11:39 AM) - Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola (non-injury) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 20, after being given a rest day the previous day.

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Dolphins | Danny Amendola rested Wednesday (Wed Sep 19, 04:58 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola (not injury related) was not on the practice field Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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Dolphins | Wednesday's practice report for Miami (Wed Sep 19, 04:54 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola (not injury related) and FS Reshad Jones (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 19. LS John Denney (shoulder) and DT Jordan Phillips (knee) were listed as limited participants, while RB Kenyan Drake (abdomen), DE William Hayes (finger), WR DeVante Parker (finger) and QB Ryan Tannehill (knee, ankle) were full participants.

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Dolphins | Four grabs for Danny Amendola (Sun Sep 16, 10:52 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola posted four receptions for 32 yards in the Week 2 game against the New York Jets on four targets.

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Schedule

3vs Oakland Raiders
4@ New England Patriots
5@ Cincinnati Bengals
6vs Chicago Bears
7vs Detroit Lions
8@ Houston Texans
9vs New York Jets
10@ Green Bay Packers
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Indianapolis Colts
13vs Buffalo Bills
14vs New England Patriots
15@ Minnesota Vikings
16vs Jacksonville Jaguars
17@ Buffalo Bills