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College: Texas Tech | 11 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 185 lbs
Birth Date: 11/2/1985
Depth Chart: WR3.1
2019 Bye Week: 5

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR

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2019 RTSports Outlook

Amendola had his usual season with the Dolphins, his first with the team. He had very similar numbers to past years, catching 59 passes for 575 yards and a touchdown. Amendola has at least 59 receptions three of four seasons. He is a solid slot receiver, doing a good job of catch-ing passes and moving the chains. Expect more of the same from him this year with the Lions. Amendola has played a full season just twice during his career and his career high in yards is 689. Amendola lacks size, but has good quickness and great hands. He runs good routes and is tough as nails for a player of his size. Amendola just moves the chains and has a knack for the extremely tough catch. Fantasy Outlook: Amendola isn't a very exciting fantasy play but can be worth a spot start for fantasy teams. He'll get his catches on a weekly basis. Expect around 55 receptions for 550 yards and a few scores. A move to the Lions won't mean a sudden jump in production for Amendola.

RotoBaller's Outlook

The 11-year veteran won a couple Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and has been one of the better-known slot receivers in the NFL over the past decade, but the truth is that he has offered little to fantasy football players. Amendola has never topped the 700-yard plateau in any single season and has averaged a paltry two touchdowns per year during his career. The one time Amendola was a huge help for fantasy players was if they owned him in playoff leagues during his last season with the Patriots in 2017, when he hauled in 26 Tom Brady passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns over a three-game span. Amendola signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with Detroit to serve as the Lions starting slot receiver while Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. man the outside receiver positions. It is highly doubtful this late in this career and in this situation that Amendola will put up career numbers and be a fantasy godsend, but he should be able to catch 50 passes for the seventh time in his career and be used sparingly as a spot starter in deep PPR leagues. Amendola is more valuable to NFL teams than he is to fantasy teams.

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Player Notes
Oct 15 12:13am ET

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (chest) was able to play in the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers and he finished with a grab for six yards on his only target.

Fantasy Spin: Amendola was back and healthy enough to play, but he did next to nothing. Fantasy owners, even in deeper PPR leagues, cannot trust him until he starts to show more consistency. The Lions host the Vikings in Week 7.

From TheHuddle

Oct 14 7:13pm ET

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (chest) is officially active for the team's Week 6 game.

Fantasy Spin: Amendola posted 104 yards in Week 1 but has posted only 34 combined yards in his other two games this season. He probably will see a handful of targets this week but can be avoided in most leagues.

From TheHuddle

Oct 12 4:53pm ET

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (chest) was limited during practice Saturday, Oct. 12, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Fantasy Spin: Amendola has a chance to play this week but has not been a big part of the passing game over the last few weeks. Fantasy players likely will be able to find better options for their lineups and can keep Amendola on the bench.

From TheHuddle

Oct 11 7:33pm ET

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (chest) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 11.

Fantasy Spin: Amendola's status for Week 6 is still uncertain, so fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation. He is a risky option since the Lions play on Monday Night Football, so players may want to look at other options.

From TheHuddle

Oct 11 5:13pm ET

Detroit Lions DT Mike Daniels (foot) and CB Amani Oruwariye (knee) were unable to practice for a second straight day Fri, Oct. 11. WR Danny Amendola (chest), DB Quandre Diggs (hamstring) and CB Darius Slay (hamstring) remained limited in practice, while DL Da'Shawn Hand (elbow) and DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee) were upgraded to a limited session. TE T.J. Hockenson (concussion) was upgraded to a full practice, while QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated for a second straight day.

From TheHuddle

Oct 10 5:13pm ET

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (chest) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

Fantasy Spin: Amendola was not able to play in the Week 4 game but has had time to recovery over the bye week. He had a strong opening game but has not done much since. Amendola probably can be avoided in most leagues.

From TheHuddle

Oct 10 4:50pm ET

Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola (chest) returned to a limited practice on Thursday coming off the bye week. Amendola hasn't played since Sept. 22 but could be on the right track to suit up on Monday night against the Packers. A lot could depend on whether rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson (concussion) returns as well, but Amendola is at best third on the receiving depth chart behind Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones. If he returns to action, Amendola will be more of a WR5 in deep PPR leagues. In his three games, the veteran has 11 catches on 19 targets for 141 yards and a touchdown. Seven of those receptions came in the season opener.

From RotoBaller

Sep 29 12:10pm ET

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (hip) is active for Week 4 against the Chiefs, while wide receiver Danny Amendola (chest) and cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring) are both inactive. In a game where the Lions are expected to pass much more often than usual, Stafford has some low-end QB1 appeal on Sunday at home against Kansas City. With Amendola out, Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson should all see heavy targets as they attempt to play catch-up with the Chiefs. Marvin Hall and rookie Tom Kennedy will battle for scraps as the third wideout. Slay's absence is good news for Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins, who is a must-start in Week 4.

From RotoBaller

Sep 29 11:53am ET

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (chest) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 4 game.

From TheHuddle

Sep 29 11:43am ET

The Detroit Lions have declared DL Mike Daniels, OG Beau Benzschawel, DE Da'Shawn Hand, OT Oday Aboushi, RB Paul Perkins, WR Danny Amendola and CB Darius Slay inactive for Week 4.

From TheHuddle

Sep 29 9:53am ET

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola's (chest) status remains uncertain heading into Week 4's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He missed the team's first two practice sessions during the week but participated on a limited basis Friday, Sept. 27, and is officially listed as questionable on the injury report.

Fantasy Spin: Amendola has not been much of a factor in the Lions' offense this season and can remain benched in all fantasy formats even if he is declared active for the game.

From TheHuddle

Sep 27 4:53pm ET

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (chest) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

Fantasy Spin: Amendola may have a chance to play in the Week 4 game, but his official status will not be known until the inactive list is posted. He has not been a big factor over the last two weeks and can be avoided in most leagues.

From TheHuddle

Sep 26 5:20pm ET

Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola (chest) missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday. Amendola's status for this Sunday against the Chiefs is seriously in doubt unless he returns to practice on Friday. If he were to play, Amendola would have deep sleeper appeal as a WR4/flex in a game that will certainly feature plenty of passing for the Lions. Without the veteran slot man, Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson would have bigger roles in the passing game.

From RotoBaller

Sep 26 4:43pm ET

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (chest) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

Fantasy Spin: Amendola's status for Week 4 is uncertain at this time, and he could be a game-time decision. He has been quiet over the last few weeks and can be kept on the bench this week even if he plays.

From TheHuddle

Sep 25 4:50pm ET

Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola (chest) was not practicing on Wednesday. Amendola was injured late in the fourth quarter in the Week 3 win over the Eagles Head coach Matt Patricia is calling Amendola "day-to-day" for now, so we'll have to see how much practice he can get in the rest of the week. The 33-year-old had 13 targets and went over 100 yards with a score in Week 1, but he's been targeted just six times in the two weeks since and has just four catches for 37 yards. He could be a sleeper in PPR leagues in Week 4 in a game in which the Lions will likely have to throw a lot to keep pace with the Chiefs, but Amendola still profiles as a low-ceiling WR4/flex.

From RotoBaller

Sep 25 4:33pm ET

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Spin: Amendola had an outstanding Week 1 performance but has posted only 37 yards over the last two weeks. He should receive some targets this week but can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Sep 20 6:30pm ET

Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola came crashing back down to earth in Week 2, seeing only one target compared to 13 in Week 1. Fantasy owners who started Amendola with hopes he would replicate his Week 1 performance were undoubtedly disappointed, but we have now seen what his ceiling and floor are in this Lions offense. This will likely be how the season goes for Amendola, putting him firmly in the WR4/WR5 conversation. He faces off against a porous Eagles secondary on Sunday but is a risky start, at best.

From RotoBaller

Sep 14 1:10pm ET

Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola will look to build off an impressive performance in Week 1 with the Los Angeles Chargers coming to town. Amendola finished Sunday with seven receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown and could find himself in another favorable position this Sunday. Left tackle Taylor Decker is currently listed as questionable and could force quarterback Matthew Stafford to look to the short passing game if he is unable to suit up, directly benefiting Amendola. Feel free to deploy Amendola as a flex option this week, although don't be surprised if more targets find their way to Lions receivers listed higher on the depth chart.

From RotoBaller

Sep 8 10:20pm ET

Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola was excellent in his first game as a Lion. Amendola finished Sunday's game with seven receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. Amendola is behind Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay on the depth chart but he greatly out-produced both of them in Week 1. It will remain to be seen if this an average or outlier game for Amendola this season. Amendola has demonstrated the ability of being a WR1 but consistent 7+ reception games is extremely unlikely with the two other talented wide receivers on the depth chart. For now, Amendola will be a flex option moving forward.

From RotoBaller

Sep 8 8:30pm ET

Lions' WR Danny Amendola had 7 receptions for 104 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's game in Arizona.

Player Transactions
  • 11-Mar-2019: DET - Signed - One-year contract (through 2019)
  • 08-Mar-2019: MIA - Cut
  • 15-Mar-2018: MIA - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Two-year contract (through 2019)
  • 14-Mar-2018: NWE - Declared Free Agent
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