QMartellus Bennett TE NE (9) 3 days ago
Bennett (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.
After seeing Bennett appear to tweak his knee this past Saturday against the Texans, it's not a surprise to see the tight end listed as limited Wednesday. Still, Bennett barely missed a beat afterward and is expected to be fine for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Steelers.
Chris Boswell K PIT (8) 3 days ago
Boswell was held out of Wednesday's practice due to illness.
Boswell hit a playoff-record six field goals in Sunday's win over Kansas City and could be a large factor for Pittsburgh once again in the AFC championship. Given it's still early in the week, it's unlikely that his illness will impact his availability Sunday. His practice status later this week will give a better indication of his health against the Patriots on Sunday.
QMalcolm Mitchell WR NE (9) 3 days ago
Mitchell (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.
CSN New England relays that Mitchell is "feeling well" as Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Steelers approaches, but it's still likely that the rookie wideout will end up officially listed as questionable for the contest. If he does end up returning to action this weekend, Mitchell would be in line, along with Danny Amendola and Michael Floyd, to jostle for wideout snaps behind Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan.
QChris Hogan WR NE (9) 3 days ago
Hogan (thigh) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Hogan characterized the thigh injury he suffered this past Saturday against the Texans as a "little minor setback." Though the wideout may end up listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship game, we'd expect Hogan to suit up this weekend and continue to see a good deal of action along with fellow starting wideout Julian Edelman.
QFitzgerald Toussaint RB PIT (8) 3 days ago
Toussaint (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.
With undisputed starter Le'Veon Bell clearly the top option in the Pittsburgh backfield, Toussaint's availability for Sunday's AFC Championship game is of minor fantasy import, with veteran DeAngelo Williams also in the team's RB mix.
Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT (8) 3 days ago
Heyward-Bey (illness) missed practice Wednesday.
Also under the weather and missing Wednesday's practice were kicker Chris Boswell, offensive lineman B.J. Finney and reserve QB Zach Mettenberger. Heyward-Bey has yet to catch a pass in either of the Steelers' postseason games and is clearly behind Antonio Brown and Eli Rogers these days in the team's fantasy wideout pecking order.
QLadarius Green TE PIT (8) 3 days ago
Green (concussion) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.
After not practicing at all last week and then missing the Steelers' playoff win over the Chiefs, this is a step in the right direction for Green. It remains to be seen what level of medical clearance the tight end has gained at this stage, but his presence at practice Wednesday, in any capacity, offers hope that he could potentially return to action for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Patriots.
Taylor Gabriel WR ATL (11) 3 days ago
Gabriel (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
After logging an entire week of full practices, Gabriel received just 24 of the 72 offensive snaps Saturday against the Seahawks, which was well behind fellow wideouts Mohamed Sanu (49) and Julio Jones (42), and nearly equal to Aldrick Robinson's allotment of 25. Gabriel's inability to grab a larger workload is worrisome due to the seeming cap placed upon Jones, who has contended with a toe injury for more than a month and kicked off this week with a DNP. If allowed to play, as expected, in Sunday's NFC championship game versus the Packers, Jones should earn the largest share of WR reps, ensuring that Gabriel will have to take full advantage of his limited snap count.
Ricardo Mathews DL PIT (8) 3 days ago
Mathews (ankle) participated fully in Wednesday's practice session.
Mathews was held out of Sunday's win over the Chiefs due to his ankle injury but he appears to be recovered now. He'll likely be able to play in Sunday's AFC championship game, barring any further setbacks.
QJames Harrison LB PIT (8) 3 days ago
Harrison (shoulder/triceps) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.
Harrison was initially expected to be limited early in the week due to his shoulder and triceps injuries but it appears he recovered enough to not need the extra rest and he should be a full go for Sunday's AFC championship game.