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|Danny Amedola was signed by the Patriots immediately following Wes Welker’s signing with the Denver Broncos and many fantasy footballers not only saw Amendola as a replacement for Welker but also felt that he was a younger and faster version of the man known as “the slot machine”. Unfortunately for Amendola, he suffered a serious tear of the groin during the opening week of 2013 and was never able to unseat Julian Edelman for that important slot role. Amendola offers a similar skill set to Edelman so the team would likely prefer another wide receiver to step up and claim a starting role but as of right now it looks like Amendola should get first crack. Amendola has a reputation of being “injury prone” which generally is an unfair label, but it’s hard to argue against him having earned it. Fantasy owners are likely better off looking elsewhere, as Amendola’s upside is capped if he’s not a high volume pass catcher since he lacks big play ability. A large target number is not very likely being the fourth option in the passing game (at best) behind Edelman, Rob Gronkowski and Dion Lewis.
| Chris Hogan, Gronk out for New England|
Pats down two receivers
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 18, 2:10 pm
|The Patriots have ruled TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Chris Hogan (back) out for Sunday's game against the 49ers. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We expected Gronk to be sidelined but Hogan's absence comes as a bit of a surprise. Expect Danny Amendola to see more action at wide receiver, but he'll be nothing more than a dart throw given the Patriots tendency to spread the ball around. Hogan was limited in practice this week with a back injury.
| Julian Edelman lands on injury report|
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 6, 7:45 pm
|The Patriots made an addition to their injury report after Thursday’s practice.
Wide receiver Julian Edelman wasn’t on Wednesday’s report, but popped up as a limited participant in practice with his foot given as the reason. There aren’t any details about the reason for the change in status. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: No cause for alarm yet, but it is a bit troubling considering Edelman has had two foot surgeries in the last year and wasn't on Wednesday's injury report. With Tom Brady back from suspension, Edelman is a high-end WR2 in PPR formats. If he has to sit out this game, however, Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola stand to benefit the most, especially since Rob Gronkowski isn't 100 percent yet.