New England Patriots: 10 X-Factors In 2015

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9. Danny Amendola (Wide Receiver)

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Danny Amendola struggled to find his place in the offense during the 2014 regular season, but had a good playoffs with 11 catches for 137 yards and three touchdowns. If Amendola can continue to build chemistry with Tom Brady, he will see more opportunities while opposing defenses worry about Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman.Health is also an important factor for the oft-injured Amendola. He made a huge stride last season by playing in all 16 games and each of the Patriots’ three playoff games.

He may not be as good of a route runner as Edelman, but Amendola has sure hands and if he can take the next step he will become a household name in the Patriots offense instead of just a featured role player.

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