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Danny Amendola 2014 Season Outlook

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The Boston Globe insists Danny Amendola's roster spot could be in danger.

Our boy seems to be on the outs of the Patriots' plans and rightfully so. Hate this cat.. drafted him so high :(

At least once he leaves NE I won't overdraft him.. even though I'll probably still take him if he slips late ^_^

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You only have yourself to blame if you drafted this guy. Might as well have paired him with McFadden and Harvin.

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it was two freak injuries they said

not reoccurring they said

faster/bigger/younger then welker they said

WR2 near Wr1 upside they said

Brady Magic they said.

Screw this guy.

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i remember feeling great with julio/amendola as my top 2 WRs in a league last year

oooooh the upside paired with the consistency ... then edelman decides to do what i expected amendola to put up.

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Would be interesting to see where he went if NE did indeed cut him lose. I was fine with drafting him before last year, because I could tolerate his injuries at such a low price. No way I was drafting him as early as he was going last year, though.

Edelman really just showed him up, and finally stayed healthy himself. Edelman is the projected slot maven in 2014, but nothing is for sure with Belichik.

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Would be interesting to see where he went if NE did indeed cut him lose. I was fine with drafting him before last year, because I could tolerate his injuries at such a low price. No way I was drafting him as early as he was going last year, though.

Edelman really just showed him up, and finally stayed healthy himself. Edelman is the projected slot maven in 2014, but nothing is for sure with Belichik.

He'd be a good #2 WR in Detroit

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Would be interesting to see where he went if NE did indeed cut him lose. I was fine with drafting him before last year, because I could tolerate his injuries at such a low price. No way I was drafting him as early as he was going last year, though.

Edelman really just showed him up, and finally stayed healthy himself. Edelman is the projected slot maven in 2014, but nothing is for sure with Belichik.

He'd be a good #2 WR in Detroit

Just what Detroit needs, another injury prone receiver.

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Believe me, I felt the wrath of Brittle Jointsendola this year. With that said, wasn't his only injury the groin that he aggravated in Week 1? I believe he had a bad year because that never fully healed. If he stays in NE, I would definitely be willing to draft him in a later round, as I think he can be had for very cheap with Edelman in the mix. I definitely think he has bounce back potential, and would be willing to roster him again (unlike a guy like McFadden).

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Believe me, I felt the wrath of Brittle Jointsendola this year. With that said, wasn't his only injury the groin that he aggravated in Week 1? I believe he had a bad year because that never fully healed. If he stays in NE, I would definitely be willing to draft him in a later round, as I think he can be had for very cheap with Edelman in the mix. I definitely think he has bounce back potential, and would be willing to roster him again (unlike a guy like McFadden).

He also had the concussion that sidelined him for 2 games right after he returned from the groin injury. And then he only got targeted when both the rookie WRs were out in the game against Miami.

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it was two freak injuries they said

not reoccurring they said

faster/bigger/younger then welker they said

WR2 near Wr1 upside they said

Brady Magic they said.

Screw this guy.

Yep. This guy was on my I'll draft him if he's there in like round 10 list. People kept praising him, saying he'd be just like, if not, better than Welker. Everyone was projecting what a full season would be like. But I'm sure these are the same people who draft McFadden and Matthews high every year as well.

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Would be interesting to see where he went if NE did indeed cut him lose. I was fine with drafting him before last year, because I could tolerate his injuries at such a low price. No way I was drafting him as early as he was going last year, though.

Edelman really just showed him up, and finally stayed healthy himself. Edelman is the projected slot maven in 2014, but nothing is for sure with Belichik.

He'd be a good #2 WR in Detroit

Just what Detroit needs, another injury prone receiver.

Amendolas injury proneness has gotten so bad that no matter where he goes, I'd only be able to draft him post 7th round so he could be a bench play for me. He just hasn't proven that he has an NFL body. I'm tired of the "upside" and "potential" in Amendola, it would not be good to shoe this guy in as a starter in 2014. Very attractive bench play, that's about it, and a lot of factors could keep his cost at a starting price.

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Am I crazy to think Amendollar could be a very nice value pick this year?

He never was "quite right" last year, I could see him being a big difference maker for maybe 10 games this year. He will definitely miss a few games.

A healthy 2nd year Dobson on one side, Amendola on the other, Edelman in the slot. Could be nasty.

I think stonehands LaFell will be relegated to blocking and the underneath stuff. James Jones would have been a much better signing for roughly the same pricetag.

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I could see him being decent in PPR but he's no lock to be anything more than a low #3 fantasy WR. Lots of mouths to feed still but I'm hoping to figure who are the top targets to Brady. I could see Dobson breaking our over Danny too

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Never again is right. Even if he's available in one of the later rounds, I'd rather have someone with the same risk and much higher upside. If this was still year where he had the opportunity to be the possession guy that Welker was for the Pats, maybe. But Edelman has clearly taken up the mantle as Brady's reliable short pass PPR guy, so there's not much upside to Amendola even if he somehow manages to stay healthy.

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If he falls far enough I'll take him. At this point I don't even know what 'far enough' is though. He's a heartbreaker

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For fantasy purposes, he's an unreliable scrub... someone best used as a throw in on the back-end of a trade.

You can really only draft him to be a bye week replacement... and then you have to hope he can make it to the bye weeks.

He's an injury prone Patriot... good luck ever getting a reliable read on his health read week in and week out...

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Hear is what will happen

Someoe will grab him at a cheap price.

He will have a good week.

That owner will think he is a genius

The next week dola's arms falls off

owner cries

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Never again is right. Even if he's available in one of the later rounds, I'd rather have someone with the same risk and much higher upside. If this was still year where he had the opportunity to be the possession guy that Welker was for the Pats, maybe. But Edelman has clearly taken up the mantle as Brady's reliable short pass PPR guy, so there's not much upside to Amendola even if he somehow manages to stay healthy.

How many other guys are going to be available in the later rounds that have much higher upside than Amendola? Edelman just got paid and he wasn't exactly one to avoid injuries prior to last season. Not saying or assuming Edelman's going to get hurt and Amendola's going to stay healthy but if you can get Amendola with a last rd pick, I'd argue that he most likely has as much or more upside than anyone else you could take there. If you have to use a middle rd pick on Amendola, than it's not worth it with Edelman back and the other receiving options in NE.

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Never again is right. Even if he's available in one of the later rounds, I'd rather have someone with the same risk and much higher upside. If this was still year where he had the opportunity to be the possession guy that Welker was for the Pats, maybe. But Edelman has clearly taken up the mantle as Brady's reliable short pass PPR guy, so there's not much upside to Amendola even if he somehow manages to stay healthy.

How many other guys are going to be available in the later rounds that have much higher upside than Amendola? Edelman just got paid and he wasn't exactly one to avoid injuries prior to last season. Not saying or assuming Edelman's going to get hurt and Amendola's going to stay healthy but if you can get Amendola with a last rd pick, I'd argue that he most likely has as much or more upside than anyone else you could take there. If you have to use a middle rd pick on Amendola, than it's not worth it with Edelman back and the other receiving options in NE.

I'd rather take other WRs who might become a big part of their offense, like a Kenny Stills or Marvin Jones kind of guy who had a few good weeks last year and might get a chance to prove themselves this year.

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Major thorn in the side last year.

I would put that aside for the value if only there was any discernible chemistry w/ Brady and the short, reliable routes that he always had in StL, and that Welker always had in NE.

I bit last year because I expected the "Slot Machine PPR Stud" with the crappy quarterback to become a "Slot Machine PPR GOD" with the great quarterback once he stepped into Welker's shoes. Didn't happen, and I'm not sold that it was solely a health thing. It was a chemistry thing, a scheme-shift thing and certainly an Edelman worked better thing imo.

Add the injury history and I'm staying away. Might stay away from Edelman too because the value won't be there.

Might stay away from everyone on this team, actually.

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Any point in drafting Amendola as a handcuff to Edelman in PPR leagues? Last year I drafted Amendola as my WR2 and had Edelman on my bench as his "handcuff," and good thing because Amendola soon saw the bench and Edelman started. When Amendola went down, Edelman got those targets.

This year, if Edelman were to go down, would Amendola get some of those targets, making him a worthwhile late-round handcuff? Or would all those targets pretty much just be split up between Gronk/Vereen because Brady hates Amendola, making Amendola not even worth a roster spot?

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In games when they were both on the field (12):

Edelmen averaged 9 targets per game (144 per year), and Amendola averaged 7 (112 per year)

144 would have been 12th in the league, 112 would have ranked 27th.

I'm unsure what makes you believe either one is a handcuff to the other, they each have stand alone value.

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anybody have any thoughts on this injury prone player?

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