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2013 Fantasy Outlook: Danny Amendola

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Danny Amendola | New England Patriots | WR

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Fantasy Football Outlook: Amendola and his dynasty owners won the free agent sweepstakes as the former Ram signed a big contract with the Patriots to take over Wes Welker old role in the slot. In PPR leagues Amendola has WR1 potential but even if he has that kind of production, there is one big difference between Amendola and the man he replaces and that is durability.

While Welker was a gamer and rarely missed time, Amendola has only suited up for 12 games in the past two seasons. This is a big problem and we need to pay attention to who is working behind him on the depth chart in training camp.

At one point I thought undrafted rookie T.J. Moe would get a look but he suffered an injury in OTA’s and was released by the team.

What I find interesting is his recent ADP trends in standard and PPR leagues are about the same, going in the middle of the 5th round (12-team leagues) in both styles of play. I would expect that to change by August, but consider that value fair in standard leagues, but he should go a round higher in even 10-team leagues for PPR scoring leagues that give a full point per reception.

We know Brady loves to use a receiver like Welker or Amendola as a go to security blanket when his primary target is covered on a given play. Health will be an issue, but his upside in a PPR league is worth the risk as your WR2 option.

I like him more as a WR3 in standard leagues because of his health issues, lack of big-play ability (though it should be better than Welker’s in this offense) and his upside for touchdowns is probably around 6 or 7 in a season.

Receptions Yards TD
2013 Projected Stats 89 971 6
2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
Year Age Tm G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
2009 24 STL 14 2 43 326 7.6 1 25 3.1 23.3
2010 25 STL 16 6 85 689 8.1 3 36 5.3 43.1
2011 26 STL 1 1 5 45 9.0 0 18 5.0 45.0
2012 27 STL 11 8 63 666 10.6 3 56 5.7 60.5
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To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Danny Amendola here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.

Welcome to Danny Amendola fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Amendola’s player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for fantasy football.

Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projection

t will be interesting to see whether Danny Amendola will hold any fantasy value this year for PPR leagues. With Coach Jeff Fisher in town, the Rams are expected to use run heavy packages and with Amendola used exclusively as a slot receiver, he will see a reduction in snaps.

Receptions Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 50 477 1

September 2011, Amendola Done For The Year

Sadly, Amendola was lost for the season in the teams first game against the Eagles. This is a big loss for Sam Bradford, but hopefully Amendola will be good to go, for next year.

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

The Rams have the most cluttered receiving core in football but if theirs an option worth drafting it has to be Danny Amendola, especially in PPR leagues. Amendola broke-out last season for 85 receptions and is clearly a worthy comparison to Wes Welker as new offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is expected to use Amendola as he used Welker in New England.

Rumors have it that Steven Jackson has lost a step, and no one should be surprised if the Rams turn into a pass heavy offense for years to come. Why not, with so much depth at receiver, Sam Bradford has a young group to work with for many years. Heading into the summer Amendola’s ADP value on Mock Draft Central lists him as the 37th receiver (92.70 average pick) being selected in PPR leagues.

A threat for 100 receptions this season, Amendola makes for a respectable value pick with as his ADP ranks him somewhere around a 10th round selection in ten team PPR redraft leagues.

Receptions Yards TD
2011 Projected Stats 92 810 4

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