Danny Amendola WR NE (9) 7 hours ago
Amendola (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The severity of Taylor's knee issue is currently unknown, but he may be able to return following the halftime break.