Things haven't come easy for Danny Amendola over the course of his career. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Things haven’t come easy for Danny Amendola over the course of his career. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

When it comes to the career of Danny Amendola, things haven’t come easy.

From growing up and being undersized, losing the state championship game his senior year in high school, being overshadowed by freshman Michael Crabtree during his senior year at Texas Tech, to dealing with a few major injuries over his first five years in the NFL, Amendola certainly has faced many obstacles during his football life.

But, the 30-year-old isn’t one to make any excuses for himself, which is a major reason why he is where he is now — having a major role with the Patriots.

“I’ve felt comfortable ever since I got here,” Amendola said. “It’s a great environment to play football and work. Everybody demands a lot. It’s an intense environment so you get the best out of yourself.”


Amendola has been around the game of football practically since he was born. His dad Willie was a Texas high school football coach just outside of Houston and his older brother Matt was a high school star at The Woodlands in their hometown of The Woodlands, Texas.

Growing up it wasn’t just football Amendola enjoyed, he played every sport that he could.

“It didn’t matter if it was football, basketball, baseball, skating, or whatever — he enjoyed it,” Willie Amendola, currently the athletic director at Spring ISD in Texas, said. “He was just an athletic kid who enjoyed every sport. When he was that young he didn’t like football more than anything else, he probably liked baseball more than anything else.”

Willie didn’t want Danny to play football until he was 12 years old, but Danny talked him into it at age 10. Danny always found himself on the sidelines, as he would be the ball boy at his dad’s game, or his brother Matt’s game, whatever game Danny wanted to go to.

Once Danny reached high school he played for coach Weldon Willig at The Woodlands. Despite being half the size of some of the other players on the team, that didn’t stop him from making varsity as a sophomore.

“I remember the great competitor he was and there wasn’t anything he didn’t think he could do,” Willig recalled. “That was always how he played.”

With his dad a coach at nearby Westfield High School, that meant Danny and Willie would face each other once a year.

Danny’s sophomore year his dad’s team got the best of him, but Danny was able to win the next two meetings, with Danny having big games in each of them. (Willie still can perfectly recall some of the plays in the games to this day, almost 15 years later.)

“It was awesome,” Danny said of facing his dad. “A very unique situation. It wasn’t weird, it was fun. It was cool. It was unique.”

For Willie, facing his son put things into perspective.

“Honestly, it kind of puts football in a different perspective,” Willie said. “You compete and win against your own son, you kind of remember it is just a game, it’s not life or death. It’s just the opponent, not the enemy. It kind of put things in a different perspective.”

“But, there’s bragging rights involved for sure,” Willie made sure to add.

In Danny’s senior year The Woodlands had their best team in school history. They went 15-0 and made it to the state championship game at Rice University playing in front of the biggest crowd in Rice University Stadium history at the time because it was two Houston teams facing off.

In the end, The Woodland Highlanders fell to North Shore, 23-7.

“It was just a huge blow because competitors never like to lose. I don’t care what it was or what you’re doing,” Willig said of what it was like for Danny to lose the final game of his high school career.

“My high school teammates were my best friends and I will never forget that,” Danny said. “We had a good time. We had a great year. We had a great run. There’s nothing like Texas high school football.”

Despite the loss, Danny was on to Texas Tech to play for head coach Mike Leach, who had scouted him a lot and described Amendola to Willig as “a perfect fit” for Texas Tech’s offense.


Amendola had a solid first three years as a Red Raider.

Despite being just 170 pounds, he made a name for himself starting as a punt returner his freshman year, but then was able to establish himself in the offense as well.

In his first three years, he caught 95 passes for 1,001 yards and nine touchdowns. His senior year was no slouch, as he caught 109 passes for 1,245 yards and six touchdowns, but it could have been even better.

Crabtree joined Texas Tech for Amendola’s senior year and put up insane numbers for a freshman, or any year for that matter — 134 receptions for 1,962 yards and 22 touchdowns. Without Crabtree, Amendola surely would have put up bigger numbers and received more national attention, but he never looked at it like that.

“Danny was overlooked, but he never let that bother him,” Amendola’s quarterback at Texas Tech Graham Harrell said, who is currently a receivers coach at Washington State.

“When you’re on the field with a guy like that, sometimes people don’t notice the other guy,” Harrell added. “Danny was just as important, if not more important, especially his senior year. Crabtree was a freshman and was doing a lot of great things, but the dirty work was done by Danny.”

Doing the “dirty work” didn’t bother Amendola, as he was all about the team.

“Just part of the game,” Amendola said. “[Crabtree] was a great player so we threw him a bunch of screens and stuff and we’d block for him and watch him run. One of the best players I’ve ever played with.”

Harrell got to know Amendola well at Texas Tech, as they came in together as freshman, but Harrell took a red-shirt year and graduated a year after him. The first thing Harrell noticed was Amendola’s competitiveness.

“He’s super competitive and he’s the type of guy that it doesn’t matter what it is — whether it was ping pong in the players lounge or whatever it is, if he lost he might get ready ready to fight you,” Harrell said. “You always had to be prepared for that. That is the type of guy he is. He loved to compete and that is what makes him great.”

Texas Tech made bowl games in three of the four seasons Amendola played. While he wasn’t drafted, Amendola did enough at the school to get noticed by NFL teams.

“It was cool,” Amendola said. “Great experience. Got an education. Got to play some good football with some great players. It was a lot of fun.”


Amendola was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cowboys immediately following the 2008 draft, but he didn’t make the team and spent the entire year on the practice squad.

In 2009, Amendola found himself on the Eagles’ practice squad, but the Rams signed him on Sept. 22 and he caught 43 passes for 326 yards and one touchdown as a slot receiver, while also returning kicks that year with St. Louis.

In 2010, he started six games with the Rams and led the NFL in all-purpose yards with 2,364 and was appearing to be making a name for himself in the league.

But, then came the 2011 season when he dislocated his elbow in the first game of the season and was forced to miss the whole year. The next year, 2012, he couldn’t stay healthy again, suffering a freak dislocated clavicle where instead of it popping out, it popped in, which the trainer’s had never seen before. Amendola only missed three games because of that, but had another injury a few games later and needed season-ending triceps surgery.

He only played 11 games in 2012, but was still able to catch 63 passes for 666 yards and three touchdowns, but he now was getting a reputation of being injury prone.

“He’s not a guy that would ever want you to feel bad for him so I would never feel bad for him, but at the same time I am always pulling for him and saying, ‘Man, if he ever gets a shot, he is going to make it,'” Harrell said.

Amendola was a free agent following the season and the Patriots signed him, as they needed a slot receiver. (Ironically, to replace Wes Welker who had been a slot receiver at Texas Tech before Amendola got there.)

The injury bug followed Amendola to New England, as in his first game he suffered a groin injury in the first half, but still managed to finish the game with 10 catches for 104 yards.

That would be his biggest game of the year, as he played the rest of the season through a torn groin muscle and was subjected to the second slot receiver position behind Julian Edelman, as Amendola finished the year with 54 catches for 633 yards and two touchdowns.

“You never want to miss time, but it is the most physical game so it comes with the territory,” Amendola said of his injuries over the years. “Nobody every really plays 100 percent so you just try and patch whatever you have up and keep rolling.”


From the minute Amendola got to the Patriots he felt comfortable. He liked the area, he liked his teammates and he liked the system.

In 2010, Amendola started a foundation called “Danny Amendola‘s Catches for Kids,” which helps children in need and he immediately took that to the Boston community.

He’s maybe most known for donating $100 for every pass he caught and $200 for every pass he dropped in the 2013 season to a Boston Marathon relief fund, the year following the bombings.

“It was just something that I have a foundation and philanthropy and giving back to the community — they give so much coming to support us and just to give back is fun,” Amendola said. “I get a lot out of it too. It’s fun. It’s cool.”

On the field with the Patriots in 2014, Amendola was able to carve out a role for himself as a punt returner for most of the season and then really picked up his play late in the regular season and into the playoffs, developing great chemistry with Tom Brady on the way to the Patriots winning Super Bowl XLIX.

In the final two games of the regular-season and the three playoff games, Amendola had 23 catches for 224 yards and three touchdowns. Prior to that, he had 15 catches for 113 yards and one touchdown.

Amendola cites the Super Bowl win, a game in which he caught a fourth-quarter touchdown, as the biggest accomplishment of his athletic career.

“Yeah, I mean you always want to win the last game you play in,” Amendola said. “To win the big one was fun. Obviously, we’re working to try and win every game this year and try to win every game that we play. That’s what we prepare for.”

The momentum has continued into 2015, as through the first nine games of the season, Amendola has caught 40 passes for 403 yards and two touchdowns.

Now with Edelman reportedly done for the season with a broken bone in his foot, many expect Amendola will be asked to pick up the slack and play a more predominant role in the offense.

While Amendola and coaching staff say the team will do whatever is best and no one player will be asked to replace Edelman, Amendola certainly has many pulling for him and hoping he gets a chance to shine, as it’s been almost a whole career coming.

“For a guy like Danny, he’s a guy that you can’t help but root for,” Harrell said. “Even if he is a guy that you’re not close to, he’s a guy you can’t help but pull for. You do feel bad. He gets to the league, but doesn’t get drafted. He bounces around and can’t really catch on, but finally he started having successes and that is just now taking off with New England.”

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Will the Patriots-Broncos game next Sunday night be the first meeting between Tom Brady and Brock Osweiler, or continue the rivalry between Brady and Peyton Manning?

Will Peyton Manning play against the Patriots? (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Will Peyton Manning play against the Patriots? (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Will the Patriots-Broncos game next Sunday night be the first meeting between Tom Brady and Brock Osweiler, or continue the rivalry between Brady and Peyton Manning?

After Osweiler started for the injured Manning and the Broncos beat the Bears on Sunday, Denver coach Gary Kubiak was asked what his plans are at quarterback against the Patriots.

“I knew that was coming,” Kubiak told reporters. “Here’€™s the deal: We got healthier here today. We’€™ve got some guys on this team that we’€™re trying to get healthy, so that’€™s important. And we won our eighth game. So we’€™re going to focus on winning today and enjoy winning and we’€™ll go back to work next week.”€

There was a feeling that Manning would retire after this season, but maybe it was too soon to jump to that conclusion.

Appearing on the NBC pregame show prior to Sunday Night Football, Mike Florio reported Manning intends on playing next season, even if it isn’t with the Broncos.

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Tom Brady is 12-4 in his career against Rex Ryan-led defenses.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tom Brady is 12-4 in his career against Rex Ryan-led defenses. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Here’s what you have to know when it comes to Monday’s Bills-Patriots contest at Gillette Stadium.


Simply put, most of the time, there’s a point of diminishing returns when you try and run the ball consistently against a Rex Ryan-defense. This Bills team isn’t as good as some of his old Jets’ defensive fronts, but Buffalo is ninth in the league against the run this year, having yielded an average of 97.7 rushing yards per game. The numbers have spiked over the last few weeks, however, as the last four teams have all topped 100 yards rushing, with the Jets hitting 128 yards on the ground last Thursday night at MetLife Stadium. (It’s probably not a coincidence that those increased numbers have come since veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams has been out with a knee injury — he’s expected to miss Monday’s game, which could cause the Patriots to think more about running the ball than they did in the first matchup.) Conversely, New England isn’t an overwhelming run team — it works the ground game just enough to keep the opposition honest, averaging 92.8 rushing yards per game (27th in the league). While the Patriots will run the ball just enough to keep the Bills’ defensive front on its toes, don’t look for New England to feature an extensively run-heavy game plan; even with Julian Edelman sidelined, the Patriots will likely try and spread the Bills out. This isn’t exactly breaking news, but when New England does turn to the ground game on Monday, look for LeGarrette Blount (117 carries, 513 rushing yards, 6 TDs) to get the bulk of the work, with James White (8 carries, 20 yards) and Brandon Bolden (8 carries, 11 yards) working in sporadically in third down and other passing situations. Ultimately, while the run-pass splits won’t be as dramatic this time around as they were in the Week 2 meeting between the Patriots and Bills (15 carries, 59 pass attempts), expect New England to be more of a pass-first team again Monday at Gillette.


As previously stated, while it won’t be the pass-fest the Patriots had the first time around against the Bills, even without Edelman and Dion Lewis, expect New England to throw first against the Buffalo defense for a few reasons, not the least of which is the fact that the offensive line appears to be getting healthy. If New England is able to get one tackle back this week (Sebastian Vollmer or Marcus Cannon, both of whom are questionable heading into Monday), that would allow Bryan Stork to move back to the interior, and then, the dominos would start to fall neatly into place. It’s not like quarterback Tom Brady (68 percent completion rate, 3,043 yards, 24 TDs, 3 INTs) needs a ton of time — he had a 2.26 average snap-to-throw time last week against the Giants, and even though he was ragged at times, still managed to throw for 334 yards in the 27-26 road win over the Giants. (Check the stats in Ryan Hannable’s story — he was a blazing 11-for-15 on passes that took two seconds from snap to throw against New York.) The receiver really worth highlighting here is tight end Rob Gronkowski (49 catches, 75 targets, 806 yards, 8 TDs), who always feasts on his hometown franchise: in eight career regular-season games against the Bills, Gronkowski has averaged eight catches, 82 yards and just over a touchdown game. That includes a stellar performance earlier in the season when he posted seven catches (on 13 targets) for 113 yards and a touchdown in a 40-32 win over Buffalo. For good measure, we’ll also toss in Danny Amendola here (40 catches, 48 targets, 403 yards, 2 TDs).

One other thing worth noting: According to Football Outsiders, Buffalo is one of the worst teams in the league in stopping backs in the passing game, having allowed an average of 6.5 catches and 52.6 receiving yards. Lewis (6 catches, 98 yards) scorched them earlier in the year, and Miami’s Lamar Miller (7 catches, 97 yards) and Tennessee’€™s Antonio Andrews (3 catches, 45 yards) also had impactful games against the Bills defense. If White, Bolden or Blount can get some separation out of the backfield, it could be a big night for one of the backs in the passing game.


The Bills are one of the best teams in the league on the ground, averaging 142.3 rushing yards per game. Buffalo is led by LeSean McCoy, one of the most dynamic playmakers in the league and the primary offensive option for the Bills offense. McCoy (113 carries, 528 yards, 2 TDs) is the No. 1 option in the running game, but Buffalo also gets contributions from running back Karlos Williams (58 carries for 360 yards, 5 TDs) and quarterback Tyrod Taylor (47 carries for 243 yards, 2 TDs). This is your weekly reminder that all stats need to be placed in some sort of context — the 160 rushing yards the Bills finished with in Week 2 against New England were largely yards that were gift-wrapped by a Patriots defense that was playing with a double-digit lead and focused on slowing the pass. But it is impressive that the Bills have finished with at least 110 yards rushing in eight of their nine games this season, including 414 over their last two games. Bottom line? They like to run the ball, and are pretty good at it. On the other side of the ball, the Patriots have held their last four opponents to 90 yards or less on the ground, and are second in the league overall when it comes to run defense, yielding only 88.2 rushing yards per contest. In all likelihood, this will be one of the primary matchups worth watching on Monday.


In their Week 2 meeting, Buffalo’s Tyrod Taylor (71 percent completion rate, 1,436 passing yards, 11 TDs, 4 INTs) took a whopping eight sacks and tossed three interceptions. Part of that was because New England turned him into a one-dimensional quarterback by shooting out to a sizable second-half lead. While it’s reasonable to assume he’s improved since then, the Bills aren’t going to beat many teams passing the football, especially one with a stout front seven like New England. An educated guess here is that the Patriots are going to approach the Bills in much the same fashion they did earlier in the season against the Jets; namely, selling out in an attempt to stop the run. That would leave the defensive backs in single coverage against tight end Charles Clay (40 catches, 57 targets, 408 receiving yards, 2 TDs), wide receiver Robert Woods (29 catches, 44 targets, 314 receiving yards, 2 TDs) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (22 catches, 33 targets, 329 receiving yards, 3 TDs).  Woods and Watkins will draw New England’s corner combo of Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan. Meanwhile, Clay will likely be the focus of safeties and linebackers. This is where linebacker Jamie Collins will really be missed — if the Patriots do run the likes of Jonathan Freeny and Jonathan Bostic out there in coverage, expect Taylor to find them and target them in much the same fashion the Giants did last week.


The Buffalo specialists are probably a tick above average: Punter Colton Schmidt is one of the better punters in the NFL — he’s seventh in the league with a 47.8 average, and his 42.8 net is fifth in the NFL. Meanwhile, kicker Dan Carpenter is 12-for-14 (86 percent) on field goal attempts and 23-for-25 on extra-point tries. Jordan Gay is the kickoff specialist for the Bills, and his 24 touchbacks are tied for 21st in the league going into the weekend. However, the Bills don’t have much to speak of when it comes to kick and punt return: Because of injury and personnel decisions, the Bills have utilized several different players at both spots over the course of the season. Last week against the Jets, Leodis McKelvin was working as the punt returner (3 returns for 13 yards on the season), while Dan Herron was the kick returner (4 returns for 92 yards and a 23.0 average on the year). A good group — McKelvin has done some nice things as a returner over the course of his career — but certainly no real game-changers in the bunch.

On the other side of the ball, New England is coming off a game where kicker Stephen Gostkowski nailed a 54-yard game-winning field goal with less than 10 seconds on the clock, while Amendola delivered an electrifying 82-yard punt return that provided a jolt at just the key moment for New England. Gostkowski and New York Giants kicker Josh Brown are the only two kickers left in the league who have at least 20 field-goal tries on the year and remain perfect. He’s also a league-best 34-for-34 on extra points, and enters the weekend leading the NFL in scoring with 97 points, and touchbacks with 45. Simply put, he’s the best kicker in the league right now. Punter Ryan Allen is 17th in punting average (45.7) and ninth in net average (41.5). His average yards per return (6.1) is eighth in the league. Amendola has emerged as the primary option in the return game — he’s averaged 21.5 yards per return on eight kick returns, while his 15 punts returns for 13.7 yards is best among all qualifiers.

the Bills can get McCoy on track from the start and the Patriots can’t stop them. In addition, if Ryan and the Buffalo defense does need have something up their sleeve when it comes to slowing Gronkowski, that would be a sizable first step on the way to pulling off the upset. Another element that would throw a monkey wrench into New England’s game plan is if Buffalo can manage to win the takeaway battle. This will mark the second straight game in which the Patriots will be facing a team that’s pretty good when it comes to taking the ball away. Going into the weekend, the Bills are tied for eighth in the league with 16 takeaways (10 interceptions, 6 fumbles). They’re also better than average when it comes to holding on to the football, as they have 11 turnovers. Their overall ratio of plus-five is sixth in the league — Buffalo sits one behind the Patriots, who are plus-six.

they can’t run the ball consistently against the New England defensive front, and if they take really bad penalties like they did in Week 2. Going into the weekend, the Bills lead the league with 90 penalties and are tops in the NFL with 808 penalty yards. When these two teams met in September, Buffalo was whistled for 14 penalties for 140 yards. Buffalo lately is a little better when it comes to getting flagged — just five penalties last week against the Jets –€” but remains a team that takes bad calls at bad times.

BY THE NUMBERS: (tie) 4 — Rob Gronkowski has four career games with 100-plus yards receiving against the Bills — most of any active player.

3 — LeSean McCoy is looking to record his third consecutive 100-plus yard rushing performances for the first time in his NFL career this Monday night.

23 (via Ryan Hannable) — The Patriots have won 31 straight games when they score 23 points or more. Overall, they are 168-12 when scoring 23 or more points under Belichick, which includes going 14-0 last year, including the playoffs.

.800 — Buffalo’s winning percentage this year when quarterback Tyrod Taylor, running backs LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams and receiver Sammy Watkins are active. (Overall, the Bills are 4-1, with their lone defeat coming against New England in Week 2.)

UNDER-THE-RADAR PERFORMER: We’ve gone back and forth on this one, but based on how things played out in the first game between the two teams — where the Patriots appeared to be forcing the ball to former Bills tight end Scott Chandler at times — we’re going to go with the Chandler this week. The 6-foot-7, 270-pound tight end (13 catches, 21 targets, 137 yards, 2 TDs), who had the second touchdown of his New England career last week against the Giants (and paid tribute to Scott Hall with the touchdown celebration) is one of a few guys who needs to raise his game in the wake of the injury to Edelman. That, combined with a desire to have Chandler do well against his old mates, means that he could be a sneaky pick if you’re looking for a breakout star Monday night against Buffalo.

QUOTE OF NOTE: “I know that you guys always say that I’m obsessed with them and all that, but you’re obsessed with them, not me. I want to beat them, but you’re the ones who talk about them every single day. I’ll tell you this, we prepare for them the same way we prepare for every team that we face, but do we want to beat them? Absolutely. Do I want to beat them more than any team? Yeah, because they’ve won. They’re the ones who have won the division, so to me, that’s why. But do I obsess with them and all that? You guys write that I’ve lost seven of eight so why are you even talking to me? I obviously have no clue how to attack them or defend them, so you guys should talk to someone else that has a better record than I do.” Rex Ryan, speaking this week on whether or not the fact that he’s lost so much to the Patriots that it keeps him up at night.

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Bills coach Rex Ryan called into the NFL Network’s “NFL Gameday” show Sunday morning, as his brother Rob was a guest on the show after he was fired by the Saints as their defensive coordinator earlier this week.

Bills coach Rex Ryan called into the NFL Network’s “NFL Gameday” show Sunday morning, as his brother Rob was a guest on the show after he was fired by the Saints as their defensive coordinator earlier this week.

Rex was asked how good of a job Rob was doing and Rex took the answer as an opportunity to take a jab at the New England media. This comes after he became agitated on a conference call with the New England media earlier this week.

“I think he’s doing a great job,” Rex Ryan said of Rob. “I don’t think there’s any doubt about it. The whole show, the little bit I’ve seen of him, it’s been great. It really has been a lot of fun and things like that. Certainly better than the Boston media, that’s for sure.

“I’ve got news for you, Tyrod Taylor is coming into town and he is the third-rated quarterback in the National Football League that nobody talks about. He’s a young man. We’ve got a few guys that are back healthy right now, so our team is going to give what we have and certainly the disrespect that they showed him and things like that with their questioning and things like that, so we’ll see.

“We’ll give a good shot and the whole country will get to see this young man play. We know it will be tough against a Bill Belichick defense, but our team is going to show up. Believe me, we will show up.”

The Patriots and Bills will meet Monday night at Gillette Stadium.

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Fauria calls the boys to preview Monday night's game with the Bills coming to New England. He gets into the game, how Rex can't help himself with the media and his brother Rob getting fired.
The guys discuss what is happening in San Francisco and why they have hit rock bottom. Greg thinks it's due to bad ownership which leads to a chat about owners around the league.

Welcome to Week 11, everyone.

Last week’€™€™s top lineup:

Last week was a down week for scoring around the league and that was reflected in the DraftKings scores. Our top lineup came from Mike Mutnansky with just under 150 points. After Mut there was a lot of parity across the board with the other six lineups all finishing with between 120-130 points.

Last week’€™€™s featured players:

James Starks, 15.6 points

Davante Adams, 17.9 points

For the second week in row neither of our featured players found the end zone, however both Green Bay weapons had satisfactory performances. Starks accounted for 96 all-purpose yards and Adams finished with 10 receptions for 79 yards.

This week’€™€™s featured players:

Danny Amendola €“– The Patriots’ “next man up” mentality will be put to the test this week as Amendola has some big shoes to fill with Julian Edelman going down for the remainder of the regular season last week. Our hosts expect Amendola to pick up right where Edelman left off in the slot receiver role on Monday night against Buffalo’s weak pass defense.

Charcandrick West –€“ Kansas City travels west to take on division rival San Diego and Charcandrick West is poised for a huge game. The Chargers have one of the worst defenses in the league, especially against the run, and the Chiefs look as though they are starting to get their act together. Expect a big day out of the Chiefs offense with West leading the charge.


QB  Matt Hasselbeck – $5,500
RB  DeMarco Murray – $6,000
RB  Justin Forsett – $5,800
WR  Brandon Marshall – $7,000
WR  Amari Cooper – $6,800
WR  Brandon LaFell – $4,300
TE  Jordan Reed – $4,900
FLEX  Lamar Miller – $6,200
DST  Patriots – $3,200
QB  Brock Osweiler – $5,000
RB  Jeremy Langford – $5,600
RB  Charcandrick West – $4,500
WR  Kamar Aiken – $4,800
WR  Danny Amendola – $4,000
WR  Julio Jones – $9,300
TE  Charles Clay – $4,000
FLEX  Todd Gurley – $7,600
DST  Seahawks – $4,000
QB  Tom Brady – $8,500
RB  Todd Gurley – $7,600
RB  Danny Woodhead – $5,300
WR  Kenny Britt – $3,400
WR  Mike Evans – $7,300
WR  Roddy White – $3,400
TE  Rob Gronkowski – $7,700
FLEX  Ameer Abdullah – $3,400
DST  Panthers – $3,400
QB  Derek Carr – $6,300
RB  Darren McFadden – $5,000
RB  Charcandrick West – $4,500
WR  Danny Amendola – $4,000
WR  Amari Cooper – $6,800
WR  Stevie Johnson – $3,900
TE  Martellus Bennett – $4,200
FLEX  Julio Jones – $9,300
DST  Seahawks – $4,000
QB  Cam Newton – $6,900
RB  Antonio Andrews – $3,700
RB  Charcandrick West – $4,500
WR  Danny Amendola – $4,000
WR  Stevie Johnson – $3,900
WR  Julio Jones – $9,300
TE  Rob Gronkowski – $7,700
FLEX  Amari Cooper – $6,800
DST  Eagles – $3,100
QB  Ryan Tannehill – $5,100
RB  Charcandrick West – $4,500
RB  Giovani Bernard – $4,500
WR  Dez Bryant – $7,700
WR  Mike Evans – $7,300
WR  Jarvis Landry – $6,700
TE  Rob Gronkowski – $7,700
FLEX  Cecil Shorts III – $3,000
DST  Falcons – $3,400
QB  Matt Ryan – $7,100
RB  Devonta Freeman – $8,400
RB  Jeremy Langford – $5,600
WR  Julio Jones – $9,300
WR  Danny Amendola – $4,000
WR  Tavon Austin – $4,600
TE  Jordan Reed – $4,900
FLEX  Terrance Williams – $4,100
DST  Bears – $2,000
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Lou Merloni 1,500.08
 Mike Mutnansky 1,408.08
 Christian Fauria 1,399.68
 Kirk Minihane 1,364.40
 Jerry Thornton 1,350.62
 Jim Hackett 1,165.56
 Pete Davidson 1,119.98
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DraftKings Dan
Curran calls Greg and Chris to discuss the Pats and Bills and how this game will be much different than their first meeting with the Bills. Tom tries to talk Pats fans off the ledge after their performance in NY last week.