The St. Louis Rams and fantasy football owners were dealt a devastating blow Thursday night when wide receiver Danny Amendola left the game with a collarbone injury. Should you drop Amendola from you fantasy team?
The consensus among fantasy football experts is to drop Amendola, as it’s likely he will mix six weeks of the NFL season. Amendola’s injury has not been fully diagnosed and the exact amount of time he’ll miss is still unclear.
The Rams wide receiver, who leads the team in targets from quarterback Sam Bradford, had one catch for 44 yards before injuring his shoulder in Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Rams beat then-undefeated Arizona 17-3.
Although there’s no definitive diagnosis, St. Louis believes Amendola suffered a sternoclavicular joint separation, according to ESPN.com.
Fantasy football experts gave advice to Amendola owners on whether they should drop the Rams wide receiver.
Matthew Berry of ESPN said Amendola is “droppable” in standard 10-team leagues, but advised fantasy football owners to hold on to the talented Rams wide receiver if they are in a PPR [points per possession] league.
Berry said there isn’t much fantasy value in dropping Amendola for one of his teammates at wide receiver.
“No Rams WR worth grabbing at the moment-feel they will spread it around,” he tweeted.
SiriusXM’s fantasy football Twitter feed also said Amendola should be dropped. An owner asked whether the Rams wide receiver should be shelved for Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones or Indianapolis Colts wideout Donnie Avery.
The account said to “drop for Avery unless [Colts wide receiver T.Y.] Hilton overtakes this week.”
The Twitter account for tagsfantasyfootball.com said to drop Amendola “if u need to.
“Hard to hold a bench spot for that long,” the account wrote.
Fantasy football blogger Jack Biernacki was more blunt about dropping Amendola.
"Don't mess around w/ this. Just drop him," he advised.