Danny Amendola could be locked in for Patriots' 53-man roster

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is a roster lock, ESPN reporter Mike Reiss considers.

What It Means:

Reiss said in May he expected Amendola to compete with Andrew Hawkins for the final roster spot at receiver, but that apparently changed during the offseason program. Reiss still lists Hawkins as a "wild card," although he admits it is "unlikely" the Patriots keep more than six receivers on the final roster.

Our models project Amendola as New England's fourth-best wide receiver for fantasy purposes, with a line of 30 catches for 370 receiving yards and 2.92 touchdowns.