When he's healthy, New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is one of the most productive players in the NFL. He's a point-per-reception menace, a standout possession receiver and one of Tom Brady's favorite targets.
During Week 11, Amendola piled up receptions and proved his worth in New England.
During New England's Week 11 meeting with the Carolina Panthers, Amendola tallied six receptions for 45 yards on seven targets. That equates to 10 points in point-per-reception leagues, and it marks his second consecutive productive outing since returning from injury.
All in all, it's been a very strong comeback from the 28-year-old.
Danny Amendola with five receptions on five targets for 34 yards. He's been fantastic.— Zuri Berry (@zuriberry) November 19, 2013
Amendola was expected to fill the Wes Welker role, and that's exactly what he's done over the past two weeks.
Is Danny Amendola worth the risk in fantasy football leagues?
Amendola has played in six games due to multiple bouts with injury. In that time, he's accumulated 29 receptions on 43 targets for 341 yards and one touchdown.
Fortunately for the Patriots, the former Texas Tech Red Raiders star appears to have rediscovered his form. He caught four passes for 122 yards and a touchdown during Week 9, and he finished with six receptions during Week 11 after the bye.
For fantasy football owners, that makes him a player who needs to be in your starting lineup.
There's undeniable risk with Amendola due to his injury woes, but when he's healthy, he's guaranteed to put up a high number of receptions. That makes him a gem in point-per-reception leagues, as Brady has targeted him at least five times in five of his seven appearances, including Week 11.
There's reason for caution, but entering this final stretch, Amendola will continue to post big numbers.