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|You could easily make the argument that the beginning of the Rams 2011 offensive collapse began when Amendola was lost for the season in Week 1 with an elbow injury. Operating out of the slot in 2010, Amendola was the teamís most productive receiver, catching 85 passes for 685 yards and three touchdowns. With Amendola out, the Rams lost their best chain moving option and several players tried unsuccessfully to operate out of the slot as his replacement. Amendola is ready to roll in 2012 and with the Rams receiver depth chart loaded with unproven young players and journeyman veterans, he should be in line for plenty of work this coming season. He is clearly a poor manís version of Wes Welker but without the 100-reception upside. Since Amendola isnít as quick and shifty as Welker, he isnít as solid of an option in the red zone and it doesnít help that the Rams as a team donít spend much time there. He is, however, quarterback Sam Bradfordís go-to receiver, catching 69.1% of his targets in 2010. Amendola rates as a WR4 in standard scoring leagues and as a WR3 in PPR leagues.
| Amendola recovering from off-season surgeries -- Mon May 16 1:00 pm --|
Wide receiver's recovery timeline isn't yet clear
|Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is recovering from a pair of offseason surgeries that may impact the start of his 2016 season. Amendola underwent surgery to repair the left knee that gave him considerable trouble late last season, and he also had to remove a bone spur in his ankle, according to a source. Both surgeries occurred early this offseason. The timeline is still a concern because itís far too early to know when Amendola will return at full strength, and the Patriots will not rush him back to the field until he is ready.
FF Today's Take: After Julian Edelman the list of receivers on the Patriots roster is full of unknowns. Danny Amendola hasn't been able to stay healthy for a full slate of games since 2010 but he has the skill set to be a useful fantasy contributor with New England if he can shed those worries by the time training camp opens and separate himself from lesser known commodities.