Week Sixteen Analysis: Nobody plays like Danny Amendola plays, when he plays. Amendola has basically played seven games this season when not nursing a sore foot. In those seven games he's averaging almost eight catches per game. If he had played every game this season at that pace he would be leading the NFL in receptions, with 112. So I will take the guy who's leading the NFL in catches when healthy, going up against the worst passing defense in league history. The Bucs are giving up over 26 receptions per game and 322 passing yards per game. Provided Amendola doesn't stub his toe, he's a must start, especially in PPR formats.
Week Ten Add: PPR gem Danny Amendola is poised to return to the Rams lineup next week, four weeks after breaking his clavicle. Prior to the injury, Amendola was among the league leaders in targets. In his four full games, he was averaging a crazy 11 targets per game and he had scored twice. If those numbers are any indication of future success, Amendola quickly returns to WR2 status in PPR leagues. He's worth a $10 bid.
Week Five Analysis: Danny Amendola is averaging 11 targets per game and currently only trails Victor Cruz in receptions. Quickly becoming a PPR-hero, Amendola has now scored in two of his last three games, which is really the last step in becoming an every week starter. This week Amendola faces a Cardinals team that just allowed Brian Hartline to tally 12 receptions and 253 yards and Davone Bess to gain 123 yards on seven catches. In fairness, they shut down DeSean Jackson the week prior. Amendola's closest comparison, Wes Welker posted 5 catches for 95 yards, which feels like Amendola's range this week.
Week Four Analysis: There's really not much more exciting than a 5'11" possession receiver with four touchdowns in the last four seasons. What makes it even awesome is that he plays for a high-powered offense like the Rams. Oooh, I'm getting chills just thinking about starting Danny Amendola this week. Sarcasm aside, Amendola is not an exciting play, but he gets the job done, especially in PPR leagues. Currently, Amendola is second only to Percy Harvin for the most receptions in the NFL and third among wide receivers in receiving yards. If you're not counting on flashy end zone celebrations, Amendola is your guy. This week he draws the tall and awesome Seahawks secondary that just held the Packers wide receivers to nine catches for only 53 yards on Monday night.
Week Three Add: After his 15-catch, 160-yard explosion last week, Danny Amendola looks pretty tempting. But, let's be clear, he's no downfield threat at all. He's going to get a lot of short dumpoff stuff. But, in a PPR league, he's got some value as a guy who should net at least five receptions a game. Through two weeks, he's been targeted the second-most times in the NFL, 25 times already. In a PPR league, I'd bid $5 on him.