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WR Danny Amendola - New England Patriots

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

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Amendola suffered a concussion in the Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

Week 7: vs Atlanta Falcons

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FBG says: Good matchup. Tom Brady and the Patriots passing game remain deadly, topping 300 yards in 4 of 6 games thus far and sitting fourth in the league in touchdowns. Even in a down Week 6, Brady regrouped to wind up with 257 yards and 2 touchdowns, which looks like his absolute floor. Brady is having success both underneath and down the field, and Brandin Cooks' addition to the roster has been far more valuable than the stat sheet has shown. He's only averaging 4.0 receptions a game, but his eruptive speed and dynamism have opened up the field for Rob Gronkowski to dominate and Chris Hogan to truly break out. With dependable backfield and slot targets to go along with playmakers Cooks and Gronkowski, we can never consider the Patriots' defensive matchup to be prohibitive. It's just too smart, too explosive, and too relentless. The Falcons are starting to qualify fully as a "funnel defense," meaning that their strong boundary coverage is forcing opposing offenses to work the inside of the field heavily. As a result, we've seen opposing WR1s struggle to produce much. They haven't exactly faced a Murderer's Row of WR1s, but no opposing outside-based receiver has topped 63 yards. (Davante Adams posted a strong game against them, but he saw plenty of time in the slot that day.) Meanwhile, slot targets like Jarvis Landry (8 receptions for 62 yards and 1 touchdown) and Green Bay's Adams/Randall Cobb combination (14-159-1) have feasted. This unit isn't bad by any means - in fact, it boasts the NFL's fourth-best net yards per attempt. But it's one that can be attacked situationally, making opposing role players solidly valuable.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
3 vs HOU 32 0 0 0 5 3 48 0 0 4.8
4 vs CAR 36 0 0 0 7 6 42 1 0 10.2
5 at TB 55 0 0 0 8 8 77 0 0 7.7
6 at NYJ 29 0 0 0 5 3 40 0 0 4
7 vs ATL PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4 * * * *
7 vs ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
7 vs ATL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 6 vs NYJ (5 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)

Not a huge game for Danny Amendola, but it wasn't his fault. There was slightly more run/pass balance, the Jets defense played him well, and Gronk and Brandin Cooks both had big games.

2017 Week 5 vs TB (8 / 8 / 77 / 0 rec)

Amendola looked no worse for wear after his injury earlier in the year, consistently catching key conversions and beating the Bucs in the middle of the field. Most of his routes were short to intermediate, but he worked them well, particularly when the Bucs went into zone looks. His catch share may have been inflated due to a Gronk injury, but he will still get plenty of work going forward.

2017 Week 4 vs CAR (7 / 6 / 42 / 1 rec)

Looking fully healthy, Amendola saw several targets against the Panthers. He did score a touchdown on a short 4th down, but his most notable catch saw him hanging onto a first down conversion despite an absolutely bone-jarring tackle that whiplashed him to the ground. He was also called for a spotty interference penalty early in the game.

2017 Week 3 vs HOU (5 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)

Though he was back from injury, Amendola didn't make much noise thanks to other players gobbling up yardage and creating huge plays. As such, the short passing game wasn't used as much, but the key is that Amendola is healthy again - for now.

2017 Week 1 vs KC (7 / 6 / 100 / 0 rec)

The good news was that Amendola was one of Brady's preferred targets and paced the team in receptions and yards. The bad news is that Amendola was concussed in the second half of the game, and may be looking at an absence from games. The injury actually happened on a punt return, an area the Patriots are extremely thin at right now. Amendola also lost a fumble, which is a big no-no in Patriots world, and ran a crucial route just short of the first down line, a clear mental error. Amendola will be a factor when healthy, but that 'when' is anyone's guess.

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Patriots | Danny Amendola finishes with 40 yards (Sun Oct 15, 04:49 PM) - New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola caught three passes for 40 yards against the New York Jets in Week 6.

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