Danny Amendola practicing Wednesday, fantasy owners once again await game status

Amendola’s return will be a welcomed sight for the Patriots offense and quarterback Tom Brady who is still trying to get familiar with is new rookie receivers. Brady and Amendola seemed to have a nice chemistry working in the Patriots Week 1 victory of Buffalo which was the last time Amendola has played. Since declining to have surgery on a torn muscle in his groin, Amendola has been practicing with the team and making progress which has made him very optimistic that he will be fully healthy soon. “I anticipate being 100 percent shortly. I don’t know when, but I’m getting closer. It’s just going day by day, and that’s really how it is.” Danny Amendola has had to fight the injury-prone label since joining the team, especially since the guy he’s replacing, Wes Welker, never missed anytime. The comparison may have been a reason Amendola gutted it out and returned to the field in Week 1 despite being slowed by his re-injured groin. Still, he is staying positive and just trying to be the best player Danny Amendola can be. As far as his durability being in question, he just continues to stay optimistic.

Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola Listed as Limited Participants on Patriots Injury Report

Is Danny Amendola a top 15 wide receiver upon his return? Yes 10.7% Total votes: 1,373 He’ll immediately become Tom Brady’s top target in the passing game. Although Amendola’s not an elite fantasy WR, he’ll put up strong enough numbers to be an automatic starter, especially in PPR leagues. What’s going to be great with Amendola is his consistency. Fantasy owners should count on getting six to seven receptions for 60-80 yards every game. Then you’ll get the occasional 100-yard performance thrown in as well. The ceiling isn’t high, but the floor isn’t too low, either. His return is also the kind of thing that could have a major knock-on effect for some of his teammates’ fantasy values. Brady should see a boost in his numbers because he’ll have a much better option in the passing game. Amendola is a receiver he can trust, so Brady will look to him early and often.

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He has been a limited participant in practice since injuring his groin against the Bills in Week 1 and clearly was affected by the injury in the days following. He has shown steady improvement since, as he has moved with less strain in more recent practices. Gronkowski, meanwhile, is questionable to play for the second straight week after being listed as doubtful for the first two weeks of the season. The Patriots have been without their star tight end since a divisional round playoff win over the Texans in last season’s playoffs, during which he re-broke the same forearm that was initially injured in Week 11 of last season. In addition to the forearm injury, Gronkowski had a back procedure in June that typically requires roughly 12 weeks of recovery time. This past Tuesday was 14 weeks removed from the operation, and signs point to a return from Gronkowski in the near future, perhaps as soon as Sunday night. He has stressed in recent weeks that he continues to improve and is working to regain the strength throughout his body, as he was forced to rest for a couple of months while recovering from the final surgery. Besides Gronkowski and Amendola, six other Patriots were listed as questionable, including starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer .

Gronkowski, Amendola likely out

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Jones, USA TODAY Sports 9:14 p.m. EDT September 28, 2013 New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) won’t play in Week 4. (Photo: Stephan Savoia, AP) SHARE 14 CONNECT 6 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE The New England Patriots will have to wait at least one more week for the return of wide receiver Danny Amendola and the debut of tight end Rob Gronkowski. Both players, initially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, were ruled out on Saturday when the team traveled to Atlanta without them, the team announced. PREDICTIONS: USA TODAY Sports’ Week 4 picks Gronkowski has practiced in a limited fashion for the past two weeks, his first substantial on-field work since undergoing back surgery in June. He also had a series of surgeries on his forearm since breaking it late last season. Amendola has not played since injuring his groin in the Patriots’ Week 1 win against the Buffalo Bills.

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Amendola is dealing with a groin injury, but “seems to be Danny Amendola Nike Jersey Womens running well,” according to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston . It’s unclear if Amendola will officially be listed as a full or limited participant in practice on Wednesday, but it’s significant regardless. Amendola is dealing with a significant groin injury. The nature of his injury — the groin being torn off the bone — meant that he could practice without worsening the injury, but it is painful and he wasn’t ready to return to action against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4. He and tight end Rob Gronkowski did not make the trip with the team. New England is playing well without Amendola, as they boast a 4-0 record heading into a Week 5 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals , but Tom Brady sorely needs another dependable receiving option. Right now, he has Julian Edelman and a bunch of guys who wouldn’t be playing if Amendola and Gronkowski were healthy.

Danny Amendola’s Fantasy Impact When He Returns from Injury

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 Danny Amendola still questionable for fantasy owners Related In partnership with SBNation.com By Jack Choros New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola Youth Danny Amendola Nike Elite Jersey (groin) has officially been ruled out for Sunday Night Football. Amendola was initially listed as questionable, but he ended up not making the trip with the Patriots. Amendola hasn’t played since suffering the injury in a Week 1 win over the Buffalo Bills . Fantasy impact: Although Amendola is making progress, the groin is still bothering him. Normally you’d see a player at least make the trip and test out the groin before the game.

Danny Amendola still questionable for fantasy owners

There was just one notable absence from Thursdays injury report. Vince Wilforkwas left off the list of players who did not participate in practice, meaning an announcement will likely be made soon that the nose tackle is being moved to injured reserve. Stevan Ridleymissed practice due to a knee injury.Matthew Slater(wrist) wasalso absent. Danny Amendola(groin) andRob Gronkowski(back/forearm) were limited in practice.Kyle Arrington(groin),Brandon Bolden(knee),Marquice Cole(hamstring),Aaron Dobson(neck),Nate Ebner(ankle),Donta Hightower(knee),Jerod Mayo(ankle),Zach Sudfeld(hamstring),Will Svitek(knee),Kenbrell Thompkins(shoulder),Sebastian Vollmer(foot),Leon Washington(thigh) andTavon Wilson(hamstring) were also limited. Have a question for Doug Kyed? Send it to him via Twitter at @DougKyedNESN or send it here . Scoreboard

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