Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
7 hours ago

Amendola (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Amendola is a candidate to split the Patriots' No. 3 wideout reps with the returning Malcolm Mitchell, a reality that caps Amendola's fantasy upside as long as Julian Edelman (who he essentially backs up) and Chris Hogan remain healthy enough to stay on the field.

James Harrison
LB PIT (8)
7 hours ago

Harrison (shoulder/triceps) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Harrison's availability comes as no surprise after logging two full practices earlier in the week. He'll provide depth in the Steelers' pass-rushing attack per usual, while Jarvis Jones and Arthur Moats are slated to start at outside linebacker.

Malcolm Mitchell
WR NE (9)
7 hours ago

Mitchell (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

The rookie wideout, who last suited up Dec. 24, profiles as a speculative fantasy play Sunday after missing a stretch of game action. Moreover, Mitchell will be competing with Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola for looks in the New England passing game behind Julian Edelman, the team's target-gobbling wideout.

Chris Hogan
WR NE (9)
7 hours ago

Hogan (thigh) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Though Hogan's production has been hit-or-miss of late, when healthy, he and Julian Edelman typically log the most snaps among the Patriots' wideouts, thus affording Hogan with a degree of weekly fantasy upside in the team's Tom Brady-helmed offense.

Martellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
7 hours ago

Bennett (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

With fellow TE Rob Gronkowski (back) out for the season, Bennett - who has caught TD passes in three of his last five games -- remains in line to log a heavy workload Sunday as he continues to play through various aches and pains. With that in mind, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport relays that Bennett has been playing with a cracked bone/bone chips in his ankle, issues that are likely to be addressed by an offseason procedure.

OUTLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
7 hours ago

Green (concussion/illness) is inactive for Sunday's AFC championship game at New England.

EDGE Analysis

With Green, who suffered his latest concussion back on Dec. 18, still sidelined, Jesse James is once again in line to continue to head the Steelers' tight end corps Sunday.

Jabaal Sheard
DL NE (9)
7 hours ago

Sheard (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Sheard, who was limited in practice throughout the week, will be available to provide depth at defensive end behind Chris Long and Trey Flowers.

OUTMichael Floyd
WR NE (9)
7 hours ago

Floyd is inactive for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

With Malcolm Mitchell back in action, Floyd is the odd man out Sunday, with Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola also in the team's wideout mix against Pittsburgh.

Dont'a Hightower
LB NE (9)
7 hours ago

Hightower (shoulder) will be active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower was able to participate in practice throughout the week, so he'll ultimately be good to go for the AFC championship game. Expect him to start at middle linebacker per usual as the Pats look to shut down the Steelers' potent offense.

QLane Taylor
GB (4)
8 hours ago

Taylor injured his knee during Sunday's game against the Falcons and his return is questionable.

EDGE Analysis

The severity of Taylor's knee issue is currently unknown, but he may be able to return following the halftime break.