WR Danny Amendola - Miami Dolphins
|5-10, 183||Born: 11-2-1985||College: Texas Tech||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Oct 12): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report.
General News (Thu Oct 11): practiced fully on Thursday.
Week 6: vs Chicago Bears
FBG says: Bad matchup. Ryan Tannehill had another let-down game for this passing offense last week, chucking two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) while losing a fumble that was also returned for a touchdown. After starting the season hot against some weaker defenses, Tannehill has truly struggled as of late as shown by his 1:5 touchdown to turnover ratio over the last two games. Kenny Stills has gone stale after his Week 1 explosion despite a constant five targets per game. Kenyan Drake saw a whopping 11 targets last week as he had nearly double the targets of any other offensive player, finishing with seven receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown. This usage comes after Drake was targeted no more than four times in the four preceding games with fewer than 20 receiving yards in each outing. Drake has a ton of talent but has been dreadfully underutilized in this offense, so maybe Adam Gase and company will feed him a bit more regularly after the solid performance last week. The Bears defense has been one of, if not the, best defenses in the league this season. Led by the outstanding play of Khalil Mack, the strength of this defense is certainly on the front seven. Despite playing only four games, this unit still has 18 sacks, second-most in the NFL after Week 5. This secondary did struggle against Aaron Rodgers in Week 1, but they have played very well against opposing quarterbacks since then--especially their last outing as this defense single-handily helped put an end to Ryan Fitzpatrick's "magical" start to the season. The Bears cornerbacks have played better in their last two weeks to allow no passing touchdowns, but they still have shown to be human as we have seen the likes of DeSean Jackson and Christian Kirk get loose for some big gains. With hopes to get Prince Amukamara back, this secondary should be in a better spot as he has had a great start to the season. If Amukamara sits though, look for the likes of Kenny Stills to have a matchup advantage over backup cornerback Kevin Toliver on the outside. While Kenyan Drake was coming off a big game through the air last week, he should have his work cut out for him here against the Bears' top-notch safeties and linebackers that have allowed only 89 receiving yards to running backs through four games.
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
2018 Week 5 vs CIN (4 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
The big off-season signing has not paid off for the Dolphins yet and Amendola continues to struggle. They have too many receivers with similar skill sets and a quarterback who is struggling to move the ball down the field. Amendola continues to run his normal crossing routes, but Tannehill does not seem comfortable throwing the ball across the middle right now. Amendola is going to continue to post subpar numbers until he gets better quarterback play. Half of his yards came on a single catch of 16 yards, but there was not much else working in his favor.
2018 Week 4 vs NE (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
With Davante Parker ruled out due to injury, many thought Amendola would see an uptick in usage. This was not the case and Amendola was almost nonexistent on the field. He had a single 18-yard catch and run but then only caught one other ball for 3 yards the rest of the game. Amendola was supposed to be the big off-season acquisition and he has not lived up to that to this point. The Dolphins are almost carrying too many wide receivers and it has cost Amendola targets.
2018 Week 3 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Almost every Dolphins wide receiver made a big play, expect Amendola. He kind of got lost in the wash of big plays and the return of Davante Parker. Amendola managed to snag all 3 of his targets this week with his longest play coming in at 15 yards. This play helped to setup the Dolphins second touchdown just before the end of the third quarter. It was a short catch and run pass down the right sideline. His other catches were 13 and 14 yarders, but he just did not see enough volume in the offense today to make a bigger difference. Tannehill spread the ball around to all of the Miami receivers and that left Amendola with a mediocre game.
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.
Latest NewsDolphins | Danny Amendola targeted 11 times (Sun Oct 14, 07:25 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola finished with eight receptions for 59 yards on 11 targets in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears. Our View: Amendola could have some staying power against the Lions next week if Brock Osweiler starts again. He should dodge Darius Slay playing in the slot.
link to story Dolphins | Week 6 injury report for Miami (Fri Oct 12, 03:37 PM) - Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake (knee) did not participate in practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Week 6 versus the Chicago Bears. TE A.J. Derby (foot), CB Bobby McCain (knee) and QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and are listed as questionable. LB Chase Allen (foot), DE Andre Branch (knee), WR Jakeem Grant (shoulder), DE Charles Harris (calf), S T.J. McDonald (foot), WR DeVante Parker (quad) and OT Laremy Tunsil (concussion) practiced in full Friday but are listed as questionable. WR Danny Amendola (non-injury), RB Frank Gore (non-injury), S Reshad Jones (shoulder), DE Robert Quinn (non-injury), TE Durham Smythe (ankle) and WR Albert Wilson (abdomen) also practiced in full Friday and were removed from the injury report. Our View: Tannehill is expected to play, but his condition isn't likely to get better against the Bears pass rush this weekend. The Dolphins offense is flatlining right now.
link to story Dolphins | Miami's Thursday practice report (Thu Oct 11, 04:04 PM) - Miami Dolphins CB Bobby McCain (knee) and DE Cameron Wake (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 11. LB Chase Allen (foot), DE Andre Branch (knee), TE A.J. Derby (foot), WR Jakeem Grant (shoulder), TE Durham Smythe (ankle) and OT Laremy Tunsil (concussion) were limited during practice. WR Danny Amendola (non-injury), SS Reshad Jones (shoulder), FS T.J. McDonald (foot), DE Robert Quinn (non-injury) and WR Albert Wilson (abdomen) fully participated in practice. link to story Dolphins | Miami's Wednesday practice report (Wed Oct 10, 03:23 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola (rest), CB Bobby McCain (knee), FS T.J. McDonald (foot), DE Robert Quinn (rest) and DE Cameron Wake (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10. LB Chase Allen (foot), DE Andre Branch (knee), TE A.J. Derby (foot), WR Jakeem Grant (shoulder), WR DeVante Parker (quadriceps) and OT Laremy Tunsil (concussion) were limited. SS Reshad Jones (shoulder) and WR Albert Wilson (abdomen) participated fully. link to story Dolphins | Danny Amendola ready to play (Fri Oct 5, 02:10 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 5, and is not on the injury report for Week 5. link to story More News
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