Danny Amendola is who we thought he was. It's just taken him an extra year to prove it.
Last year, everybody was convinced that Amendola was going to be a great fantasy play, a sleeper Wes Welker for Sam Bradford. That was ruined when Amendola dislocated his elbow, of course, leaving Amendola to fall through the cracks this season.
Now, he's available in 80.8 percent of ESPN fantasy leagues and 51 percent of Yahoo! leagues. With 27.2 fantasy points after two weeks, Amendola is a must-add for your fantasy team.
The best indication for Amendola's value is that he has been targeted by Sam Bradford 25 times this season. That's more than the rest of the St. Louis wide receivers combined.
And it has certainly helped that Sam Bradford has started to look like a top overall pick again this year, throwing for 508 yards and four touchdowns to just one interception. He's also completing an outstanding 71.7 percent of his passes.
12 Rec, 133 Yds in the 1st half... That's the most receptions in the 1st half since Reggie Wayne also had 12 in Week 17 in 2007 against the Titans.
Now, nobody is saying Amendola will score 20 fantasy points a week. That level of production isn't sustainable. But is it really that much of a stretch to project him as an 8-12 point score each week?
I don't think so. He's obviously Bradford's favorite target, the new style of offense the Rams are playing suits him and his combination of quickness, toughness and excellent hands ensure he is more than just a flash in the pan.
Plus, in PPR leagues he should be a beast for your team.
So yes, Amendola is who we thought he was. So go claim him on your waiver immediately. If you don't, somebody else will.
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