Originally written on PPR Fantasy Football  |  Last updated 11/17/14
There was never a question about the talent of the New England Patriots’ wide receiver Danny Amendola, injuries have always been his issue – and after an impressive debut with 10 catches for over 100 yards and already the injury bug is hitting the high profile free agent signee as he tries to replace the venerable Wes Welker. It has already been all but confirmed that Amendola will miss Thursday Night’s AFC East showdown against the New York Jets, which is a killer for fantasy owners, who invested a high draft pick in Amendola but great news if you own Julian Edelman, who’s now a MUST start this week against gang green. Even with Amendola playing most of the game against Buffalo in Week 1, Edelman was still targeted by Tom Brady nine times, catching seven passes for 79 yards and scoring two touchdowns, good for more than 26 fantasy points in point-per-reception formats. Edelman was often viewed by Pats’ fans as a poor man’s Welker and has always found ways to make plays out of the s...
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