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WR Danny Amendola - Detroit Lions

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

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17 at BUF 50 0 0 0 5 4 26 0 0 2.6

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

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 17 vs BUF (5 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)

It was a subpar end to a frustrating season for Amendola. After clicking with Osweiler in the middle of the season, he closed things out with Tannehill and saw a drop in production. Amendola tied Drake for second this week in targets with 5, and he was unable to really do anything with them. He caught 4 of his 5 targets with the longest reception going for 10 yards. The Dolphins have too many receivers who try and make a living underneath and Amendola saw a lot of his production funneled through other guys. It is going to be a tough offseason for the crowded receiving core and there will be at least one odd man out before camp starts. Amendola should have done enough to ensure a spot next season. He finishes the year with 55 catches for 549 yards and a touchdown.

2018 Week 16 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)

It has been a rough season for Amendola with Tannehill under center and it continued again this week. He caught all 3 of his targets and led the team in receiving. His biggest play came on a 20-yard deep route down the sideline. It accounted for half of his yards and was one of the few shots they took down the field. Amendola played much better with Osweiler under center, even with several other healthy receivers as competition. The signing of Amendola has not paid off for the Dolphins this season and they are going to have to rework what they are doing offensively to get him more involved.

2018 Week 15 vs MIN (8 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)

The passing game was a nightmare for the Dolphins today. Amendola finally got looks from Tannehill today, but it was under duress. Tannehill attempted to get the ball out quickly and that threw off the rhythm with Amendola. The duo only connected on 3 of their 8 attempts this week. The 8 targets were his 3rd highest total of the season and he failed to reach 100 yards receiving again this week. Amendola has not surpassed 100 yards this season in any single game. His longest play of the game was a crossing pattern where he caught and ran for 18 yards. It was the longest play through the air for the Dolphin passing game. The Vikings did a great job tackling and none of the receivers were able to break free for the big play. Amendola is going to draw another tough game against the Jaguars next week.

2018 Week 14 vs NE (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

It was a rough game for Amendola who caught his lone target for 10 yards and put the ball on the ground after getting hit. The fumble was not recovered by the Patriots, but it was the last ball he saw his way for the rest of the game. Amendola saw a huge jump with Brock Osweiler under center but his since fallen back to earth with Tannehill. The two have not clicked this season and that does not look to change in the last 3 games.

2018 Week 12 vs IND (1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

After seeing somewhat of a resurgence with Brock Osweiler under center, Amendola faded back in the offense with Tannehill back this week. He caught his lone target for 13 yards and then was not utilized going forward. Tannehill is an immobile pocket passer that is going to need to learn to get the ball out quick to guys like Amendola if he wants to survive in the league. The Dolphins are very thin at wide receiver right now and Amendola is going to have to find a way to stand out more if they want any shot at ending the season with a winning record. A game against Buffalo and then a date with his former team in New England should help get things going again.

2018 Week 10 vs GB (10 / 7 / 72 / 0 rec)

The connection with Osweiler continues to show as Amendola led all receivers this week against the Packers. He hauled in 7 of his 10 targets and had almost 30 more yards than the nearest receiver. Amendola has worked back in to his slot role and that has spelled doom for the likes of Stills and Grant who also like to operate there. This was one of the big off-season signings for the Dolphins, but he has not quite lived up to that. Amendola has a single touchdown reception on the season, caption this week is n this week. His 39-yard reception this week is now his longest play of the season. It was a drag across the middle that Amendola was able to cut up field into the void left by the zone coverage before being tackled by the safety. It will be interesting to see if his usage continues to increase if Tannehill comes back this season. The pair did not seem to click early on and Amendola has played much better with Osweiler under center.

2018 Week 9 vs NYJ (7 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)

It was a quiet offensive day for the Dolphins as a whole, and Amendola was no exception. He hauled in 5 of his 7 targets but failed to eclipse 50 yards. He had 1 catch for 26 yards and that accounted for half of his total yards. Amendola broke free on an underneath route and was pushed out of bounds before he could get it into the end zone. Amendola has been the main beneficiary of Osweiler taking over. He has seen an uptick in his targets at the expense of Kenny Stills. It was a tough game all around for the Dolphins, including the entire receiving core.

2018 Week 8 vs HOU (6 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)

It is not often that a receiver has a better QBR than the starting quarterback, but that is exactly what happened this week. Amendola pulled in 5 of his 6 targets in the passing game but he did not make a meaningful impact in that department. Where he really exceled this week was touchdown passes. Amendola had the only one for the Dolphins this week and it came on a trick play. The ball was thrown to Amendola on a step back lateral that looked to be setting up a screen. However, he floated the ball deep down the other side of the field to Drake who had leaked out of the back field unnoticed. The ball was right on the money and hit Drake in stride, but it was a very risky throw. Thankfully the safety had bit on the fake screen and vacated his deep position, otherwise it would have been an easy interception. If Ryan Tannehill does not make his way back soon, maybe the Dolphins should switch to Amendola at quarterback.

2018 Week 7 vs DET (7 / 6 / 84 / 1 rec)

If anyone has benefitted from Osweiler taking over, it has been Amendola. He was quiet early in the year and has been a high volume play the last 2 weeks. Amendola led all receivers with 7 targets and only trailed Drake out of the back field by 1. He ripped off a long 24-yard reception for a touchdown late in the game. Osweiler rolled right and found Amendola in the end zone between 2 receivers. It was a perfectly thrown ball into traffic that just went over the diving corner. Amendola has had 18 targets and made 14 catches in the last 2 weeks. This has almost doubled his production from the 3 previous games. With the injury to Wilson and Parker never seeming to be active, Amendola could continue to see his number of targets increase each week.

2018 Week 6 vs CHI (11 / 8 / 59 / 0 rec)

Amendola has largely been an afterthought in the Miami offense thus far this year. There has been so much competition for targets from a roster with too many receivers that he has not gotten a lot of looks. That finally changed this week with a new quarterback under center. Osweiler targeted Amendola a team high 11 times and the duo connected on 8 of those targets. They did not go for large chunks of yards and the longest play came in at 13 yards, but it did help soften up the coverage and give a chance for guys like Wilson to run by defenders for long plays. 11 targets is the kind of volume you dream of and is almost unheard of when you are not the top receiver on a team. It will be interesting to see if this marks a change in the way the Miami offense plays or if he just benefitted from a different quarterback this week.

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.


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