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Injuries were Patriots WR Danny Amendola's biggest problem in 2013.  But he also had trouble settling into the offense.  OC Josh McDaniels doesn't expect that to be a problem this season.  “He wasn’t here before, and he had an opportunity to get a foundation and a system last year," McDaniels said. "And now it’s his second year, and it will be exciting to see Danny’s growth. Any time you’re in your second year in a system, you’re more comfortable. We’re excited to see what he does.”  It's tough to bank on a big bounce-back season from Amendola.  Durability remains a huge issue, and he'll be fighting for targets with Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Aaron Dobson, Brandon LaFell and Shane Vereen.  But unlike last year, it won't cost you much to draft Amendola this summer.  His 12-team ADP currently sits in the 11th round.  He's not a bad gamble at that point.

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Bleacher Report's Dan Pompei reports that Patriots WR Danny Amendola "has been floated in trade talks."  New England signed the former Ram to a 5-year, $28.5 million contract just last offseason, but Amendola struggled through an injury-riddled season.  He caught just 54 passes for 633 yards, letting down fantasy football owners everywhere.  A healthy Amendola can still present plenty of PPR value.  We'll see if the Pats actually move him.

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Pats insider Nick Underhill passes along word that WR Danny Amendola (groin) won’t undergo surgery.  The 28-year-old was widely expected to go under the knife, but it’s believed that the injury can heal with rest.  Amendola severely underperformed in his 1st year in New England, posting a 54-633-2 line across 12 games.  After the season, both Amendola and Tom Brady admitted that they lacked chemistry.  Of course, the health of the injury-prone WR is key to changing that moving forward.  Amendola will remain on the fantasy radar next season -- especially if the Pats lose unrestricted free agent Julian Edelman

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Patriots WR Danny Amendola played just 32 of 69 offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Ravens.  That trailed both Julian Edelman (68) and Aaron Dobson (54).  The 32 snaps and 46% snap rate were both season lows for Amendola.  He finished with just 2 catches on 3 targets for 45 yards.  That, of course, followed his big 10-131 line in Week 15.  New England's offense is always game-plan specific, so Amendola could return to a significant role in the season finale.  Or he could play sparingly again.  He'll be a risk/reward WR3 in Week 17.

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11 months ago

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins.  He figures to be QB Tom Brady’s #2 option behind TE Rob Gronkowski.  Consider Amendola a low-end WR2 for Week 8.

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NFL Network's Albert Breer confirms that Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion) has been cleared and will play against the Dolphins on Sunday.  Sitting out last week should have that pesky groin injury closer to 100%, too.  Amendola should be available for a full slate of snaps, making him a strong fantasy option.

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Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion) said Friday that he's "ready to go" for this weekend's game against the Dolphins.  He practiced all week without a setback.  Amendola will likely end up questionable on the final injury report, but fantasy owners can pencil him into lineups.  We'll find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday.

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Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion) returned to practice on Wednesday.  It doesn't necessarily mean he's been cleared for game action, but he's at least progressing in that direction.  And he still has 4 days to get there.  Consider Amendola better than 50-50 to play against the Dolphins this weekend.

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Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion) has no timetable for return, according to insider Tom Curran.  That's not surprising since we're dealing with New England.  We're unlikely to get an update from the team, so we'll need to check the practice reports.  Consider Amendola no better than 50-50 for Week 8.

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As expected, Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets.  He hasn't even been cleared to practice yet and should be considered iffy for Week 8.  WR Julian Edelman will step back into the slot role.  He's a solid WR3, even with TE Rob Gronkowski expected back this week.

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Patriots WR Danny Amendola did not practice on Wednesday.  He left last weekend's game with what was believed to be a concussion.  Of course, the Patriots haven't updated his status.  Amendola appeared to be knocked out on the field, though, so he seems like a long shot to gain medical clearance ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Patriots WR Danny Amendola took a helmet-to-helmet hit on an end-around in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game.  He was down for about a minute and was clearly woozy walking off the field.  He'll undergo concussion testing and is likely done for the day.

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1 year ago

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) is officially active for today’s game against the Bengals.  His snaps are expected to be limited in his 1st game since Week 1, so Amendola is a risk/reward fantasy option.  We are hearing that he looked good in pregame warmups, though. 

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The weather forecast for this afternoon's Patriots-Bengals game calls for 50% chance of rain and 14 mph winds.  It's been raining all morning, so the field will likely be sloppy.  It's not enough to downgrade either team's passing game, but we wonder how the field conditions will impact WR Danny Amendola's usage.  Amendola is a risk/reward fantasy option for Week 5.  Click here to see where he sits in our rankings.

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FOX Sports' Jay Glazer confirms that Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) is expected to play today, but adds that the team is "planning to limit his reps."  That's not a surprise considering Amendola's injury history -- and the fact that this will be his 1st action since Week 1.  It's also worth noting that Amendola went for 10 catches and 104 yards despite playing just 62% of the snaps in the opener.  We'd expect him to play at least that much against the Bengals today.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the Patriots "hope and believe" WR Danny Amendola (groin) will play against the Bengals today.  That's been the general consensus throughout the week, although a final decision won't be made until after pregame warmups.  Check back around noon ET for Amendola's official status.  He'll be a risk/reward WR2 if active.

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