If you’re a fantasy owner of St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola, you’ve been blessed (and cursed) with a combination of above-average production and game-time uncertainty. In seven games this season, Amendola has 50 receptions for 538 yards receiving and two touchdowns. That’s good for 77 yards per game and 10.8 yards per catch.
Not bad for a guy you probably plucked from the waiver wire after his week two break-out (15 grabs for 160 yards and a TD).
But…that’s right, there’s a but.
Amendola has been hampered by a myriad of injuries, including one (an injured right foot) he suffered during a week 11 game against the New York Jets. His wonky foot has kept him out of practice all week, and he’s been listed as “doubtful” for the Rams game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
In conclusion, start Amendola at your own risk. Seriously, you probably shouldn’t start him. Especially if you’re trying to make a late season charge into the playoffs, do not risk leaving points on the bench.
Look out, here comes more hurt…
- Julio Jones (ankle)- Jones has been slowed by an ankle injury for the past two weeks and is being listed as questionable for the Falcons game against the Bucs this weekend. Although his production has dropped off since the injury occurred, he did practice today, and will most likely start on Sunday against the NFL’s 32nd ranked pass defense. [The Score]
- Percy Harvin (ankle)- Harvin did not practice Friday and is being listed as doubtful for the Vikings Sunday afternoon tilt with the Chicago Bears. Seriously though, don’t start Harvin. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Harvin is still limping and will not play this week. [Ed Werder]
- Greg Jennings (groin)- Jennings took part in team drills today but Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy seemed to think that he wasn’t quite ready to start playing again. Three weeks ago the Packers’ WR had surgery to repair a tear in his abdomen, and although they’re impressed with his recovery, it doesn’t look like he’ll suit up on Sunday against the New York Giants. [Packers News]