Update 2:51pm : Amendola will play in a major surprise.
Amendola didn’t practice at all this week. The 4:25 pm kickoff will give fantasy owners time to adjust, but make sure you have options at the WR/Flex position. If Amendola is unable to go Chris Givens and Brandon Gibson will get more targets from Sam Bradford.
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…
Update 3:15pm: Amendola has returned to the game.
The Rams WR broke one too many mirrors in his day. Sam Bradford has been less than stellar thus far, as the Rams trail the Jets 13-7 late in the second quarter. If anyone is to benefit from more targets in Amendola’s absence, Brandon Gibson is the most likely suspect. We’ll update you on Amendola’s status as more information becomes available.
Did your first-round pick tear a muscle you can’t pronounce? Is your top running back doing more sucking than running? Welp, Let’s look for sleepers and waiver wire/free agent pool gold together, and be wrong together, and cry together.
The pickings they are thinning on the wire this week in just Week 2, but if you put your eyes right up next to your computer screen for long enough and then slowly pull back when the list of waiver candidates is open, you may see a receiver who had 15 catches last week, and three ideal options to soak up your Aaron Hernandez tears.
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