Heading into the 2014 fantasy season, many owners will avoid Amendola simply because he burned them last year. He still has QB Tom Brady throwing him the ball, so anything could happen this season. Don’t write this guy off just yet.
Amendola is a P.P.R. superstar. He had two games last year in which he caught 10 passes, and as long as he is healthy, the elusive wideout will always be a top target of Brady. He has very soft hands and the veteran is a very experienced route runner.
Amendola surprisingly had three 100-yard performances last year. He wasn’t completely healthy for any of the games, but he still managed to have a couple hidden gems. Amendola will be 100% healthy this season and the receiver should have a season closer to what fantasy fans expected in 2013.
Despite all the off-season love, Amendola had a miserable 2013 season. He scored just two touchdowns and finished the year with 633 receiving yards. He has never racked up over 700 receiving yards in a season throughout his entire career. Even at his best, he has been nothing but a WR3.
Amendola suffered a groin injury in training camp last year, and after he unfortunately re-injured it, the wideout was limited for the rest of the season. The oft-injured wideout also suffered a concussion, which impacted his play for weeks.
Amendola missed four games last year, five games in 2012, and 15 games in 2011 with a dislocated clavicle/triceps injury. He will be one of the biggest injury risks at the position this summer.
Amendola’s fantasy value will plummet this season after his tumultuous 2013 campaign, and as a result, he will fall well past the seventh round. Look for him to be a WR4 or WR5 this season.
Bye Week: 10
Projected Round: 10
Auction Value: $4