Danny Amendola snap count limited against Bengals, has quiet fantasy performance
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford’s top receivers are now Patrick Edwards , Ryan Broyles and Kris Durham , while Detroit will rely heavily on running back Reggie Bush in Johnson’s absence. Last season, Johnson played despite injuries to his finger, ankle, head (concussion) and knee. Johnson did not participate in practice this past Wednesday and Thursday, but was limited on Friday. He was listed as questionable, and many NFL observers believed he would play on Sunday, but Johnson’s latest injury is more serious than many thought. Meanwhile, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has led his team to a 4-0 record without a full arsenal of offensive weapons. It appears Brady will have another key component at his disposal against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Patriots receiver Danny Amendola aggravated his groin injury in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills and had missed the past three games. Amendola was limited in practice this past week and listed as questionable, but it appears he is ready to play. Clarity on #Patriots WR Danny Amendola : Source tells me he’s “good to go.” Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 6, 2013 Brady has thrown for 1,014 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions this season.
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Closing in on 100% Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) October 7, 2013 On the other hand, he finished with just four receptions for 55 yards, managing a meager 5.5 points for fantasy owners. Of course, Patriots across the board disappointed for fantasy owners, as the team was held to six points. So what should we expect from Amendola moving forward? There are a couple ways to look at this. The first is to look at Julian Edelman’s stats while Amendola was injured, since Edelman assumed the role in the Patriots’ offense that Amendola was brought in to fill. In three games without Amendola, Edelman caught 27 passes for 240 yards on 34 targets. That’s eight fantasy points per game, a solid if unspectacular level of production. Of course, Amendola is a better player than Edelman, so it’s probably safe to say that Amendola’s floor is equaling Edelman’s production. That’s not too shabby. Given the amount of targets Edelman received in his absence in the slot roleand the number given to Amendola in a limited roleAmendola promises be a major part of this passing game moving forward. Here’s another variable in the Amendola equationwill the pending return of Rob Gronkowski hinder Amendola’s production, or might it actually open up the passing game even more for the slot weapon? Seeing as Gronkowski’s presence never kept Wes Welker from being a viable fantasy option in this offense, it seems likely that adding the touchdown machine into the mix will only open things up for Amendola. Without Gronkowski, opposing defenses can pick which receiver they want to key on.
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18 game at Carolina. Amendola caught four passes against the Bengals, but the Patriots struggled on offense, failing to score a touchdown for the first time since 2009. Asked for a health update, Amendola sounded positive. “I feel good,” he said. “I had a good day today, and Im just preparing this week, getting ready to go for next Sunday. Just continue to do what the trainers and training staff ask, thats all I can do.” He has been practicing, as has Gronkowski.
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lee/globe staff Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo pounces on the loose ball after teammate Devin McCourty forced Bengals running back Giovani Bernard to fumble. By Michael Whitmer / Globe Staff/ October 6, 2013 Buy reprints From the second he came sprinting onto Paul Brown Stadium two hours before Sundays kickoff, Danny Amendola had the look of someone who was physically ready to play. Amendola had missed the Patriots three previous games after suffering a groin injury in the season-opening win at Buffalo. But the veteran receiver had consistently practiced, and said Friday that he was looking forward to Sunday, prompting speculation that hed be active. He was, and was targeted a team-high nine times by Tom Brady. Amendola caught four of those nine passes for 55 yards. It came in a losing effort the Bengals held the Patriots without a touchdown in a 13-6 win but Amendola showed no signs of the injury that caused him to miss three games. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers. Michael Whitmer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer .
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Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 Danny Amendola snap count limited against Bengals, has quiet fantasy performance Related In partnership with SBNation.com By James Brady New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola had a solid game on Sunday. He caught four receptions for 55 yards, which is under what the team wants him to produce, but good given that he’s been out with a serious groin injury since leaving the team’s Week 1 game. Still, Amendola was limited in various ways on Sunday. First, he was mostly in on three- and four-receiver sets for the game. Second, he played on just 39 offensive snaps in his return, despite being one of the top two receivers on the depth chart. It’s unlikely that the Patriots always intended to keep Amendola’s snap count low. He carries the “injury-prone” label, and after missing three games, it makes sense to be cautious. However, no setbacks were reported, so he looks good to go going forward. Fantasy Impact: Amendola returned and didn’t get hurt, which is about as much as fantasy owners hoped for.
Gronkowski, Amendola, Ridley questionable for Patriots
Right now, the Patriots remain highly optimistic about Amendola, highly pessimistic about Gronkowski for tomorrow’s game. Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe… Patriots more optimistic about Amendola than Gronk According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, the Patriots are more optimistic that Danny Amendola will play this week than Rob Gronkowski. Per source, Gronk still not a sure bet for Sunday. More optimism about Danny Amendola playing. Karen Guregian (@kguregian) October 4, 2013 Amendola and Gronowski have both been listed as questionable for Sundays game against the… Danny Amendola Looking Forward to Sunday As he has over the past couple of weeks, Danny Amendola was seen practicing on the field for the Patriots on a Friday before a game. According to Mike Reiss, Amendola has looked much improved in his running from the limp he displayed soon after completely tearing his adductor muscles in his groin. When asked by reporters about how he was feeling, Danny had this to say, per… Via Ex Pats 7 days ago | Discuss Danny Amendola Says Hes Looking Forward to Sunday As Questions Surround Receivers Return From Groin Injury FOXBORO, Mass.
Danny Amendola limited again in Thursday’s practice, but fantasy owners can anticipate a bounce back
20, 2009, when they lost to the Jets, 16-9. One bright spot, though, was Ryan Allen, who punted on eight of the Patriots 12 possessions. In a low-scoring, defense-dominated game, field position was going to be key, and Allen provided it. Five of his eight punts finished inside the Bengals 20-yard-line, and four of those kicks pinned Cincinnati inside its 10. The first, late in the first half, set the Bengals up at their 7, and combined with a defensive three and out, helped lead to the ensuing Patriots field goal that tied the game at 3. All three of Allens second-half punts had the Bengals starting drives inside their 10, at the 9, 7, and 9.
Gronkowski, who was limited in practice all week, has yet to play this season after a series of surgeries on his fractured forearm and ailing back. Amendola returned to action last week after missing three games with a groin injury. The Texas Tech product has caught 14 passes for 159 yards in two games this season. Ridley missed last Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to knee and thigh injuries. The LSU product has carried the ball 47 times for 174 yards in four games this season. Veteran defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee) and running back Leon Washington (ankle) have been ruled out. Running back Brandon Bolden (knee), wide receiver Matthew Slater (wrist), center Ryan Wendell (concussion) and defensive back Tavon Wilson (hamstring) were listed as questionable.
Danny Amendola eager to get everyone healthy
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 Danny Amendola limited again in Thursday’s practice, but fantasy owners can anticipate a bounce back Related Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola remained limited in practice on Thursday . This is the second straight day that Amendola has practiced at a limited basis, although this is to be expected as he works his way back from a groin injury that sidelined him for three weeks. His diminished practice reps can more so be attributed to the Patriots keeping him fresh as opposed to any indication that Amendola is in danger of missing more time. Fantasy Spin: During a rain-soaked game versus the Bengals last week, Amendola, as well as everybody else on the playing field, did not stand much of a chance of putting up robust fantasy numbers. It was Amendola’s first game back since Week 1, and the Patriots managed his reps, getting him in just 39 of the team’s 63 snaps. Despite that, he still led the way with nine targets and 55 receiving yards. Amendola is clearly very much in the Patriots plans on offense, and because he exited Week 5’s contests without setback, he is in line to expand his opportunities as well as benefit from the likely return of Rob Gronkowski. Owners can ink him into their WR2 spots and reasonably hope for WR1 upside versus the Saints.