Week 12 Fantasy Football Dark Horse Sleeper: WR Danny Amendola

By Adam McGill
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After numerous injuries, New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola finally seems ready to contribute more consistently for fantasy football fans. He missed countless games with groin/concussion issues, but the wideout is healthy for the first time all season.

In Week 10, Amendola recorded 122 receiving yards and scored a touchdown. He showed what he can bring to the table when healthy and fantasy owners should expect more of the same moving forward from the PPR King. Amendola is great at finding soft spots in the defense and the veteran is just beginning to get on the same page with QB Tom Brady. The duo should gel together nicely over the final weeks and start producing some serious fantasy numbers.

New England plays on Sunday night versus the Denver Broncos, in what will be a very important game for both teams. Brady always plays hard when he faces QB Peyton Manning and the game will likely turn into another shootout, so Brady will likely end up throwing the ball over 45 times on Sunday night.

Even better, Denver is currently ranked 28th in the NFL against the pass and the team is surrendering an embarrassing 279.1 yards per game through the air. Brady should be able to get on track against this struggling secondary and have one of his best performances of the entire season.

Amendola will be a worthy flex option this weekend and will be someone to get active as soon as possible. After all, there are definitely worse guys to start as a third wideout in Week 12.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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