New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) runs after a reception against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Saints 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Amendola 'ready to go'

It almost seems like New England Patriots slot receiver Danny Amendola is cursed, because he keeps suffering significant injuries that aren’t even related to each other. Amendola missed three games at the beginning of the season with torn adductors, and he suffered a nasty concussion in Week 6 at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. However, he has shown great toughness in getting back on the practice field earlier than expected on both occasions, and Amendola has been able to practice throughout the week head of this week’s big AFC East showdown with the Miami Dolphins.

At this point, there should honestly be little doubt that Amendola plays, though there are obviously no guarantees. ESPN Boston’s Field Yates tweets that Amendola stated he is “ready to go” for this week’s matchup, and he took things a step further by stating, “I feel as good as I can.”

Danny Amendola is an injury-prone player, but he’s also one of the toughest wide receivers in the league. Hopefully he doesn’t suffer yet another injury this season, but the sad part is that injuries seem to be the norm for the 27-year-old. He has a very favorable matchup this week against the Dolphins (unless if the Dolphins decide to kick Brent Grimes in the slot), so he’s worth placing in fantasy lineups for now. When Amendola is healthy, he’s going to get a heavy dose of targets sent his way from Tom Brady.

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