Malcolm Mitchell
Patriots' Malcolm Mitchell: Slated for active status Sunday
Malcolm Mitchell, WR, NE
6:05 AM
News: Mitchell (knee) is expected to play in Sunday's AFC championship game versus the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

If he indeed avoids the inactive list, Mitchell will be making his first appearance since Week 16. With nearly a month to rehab a knee injury, the rookie wideout could be a breath of fresh air to the passing game. However, Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan (thigh) typically receive the most snaps among Patriots wideouts on any given Sunday, thereby hindering Mitchell's potential.

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Chris Hogan
Patriots' Chris Hogan: Slated to play Sunday
Chris Hogan, WR, NE
6:00 AM
News: Hogan (thigh) is slated to play in Sunday's AFC championship game versus the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Hogan was ruled out of the Patriots' divisional-round victory versus the Texans in the third quarter, which led to limited practice sessions in the ensuing week of prep. Despite the cap in reps, he should earn a large portion of the snaps afforded Patriots wideouts next to Julian Edelman in this do-or-die affair.

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Geronimo Allison
Packers' Geronimo Allison: Expected to play in NFC championship game
Geronimo Allison, WR, GB
5:30 AM
News: Allison (hamstring) is expected to play in Sunday's NFC championship game at Atlanta, Ian Rapoport and Stacey Dales of NFL Network report.

Despite all the hand-wringing regarding the Packers' receiving corps this week, Aaron Rodgers is slated to have a full allotment of weapons available Sunday. As such, Allison will contend for snaps with Jordy Nelson (ribs) and Davante Adams (ankle) behind the top healthy wideout, Randall Cobb. Although Allison was unable to practice in advance of this take-it-or-leave-it outing, he said Wednesday that his absence was merely a precaution. If so, he's a decent bet to receive a fair amount of work against the Falcons' 28th-ranked pass defense.

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Davante Adams
Packers' Davante Adams: Slated to play Sunday
Davante Adams, WR, GB
5:20 AM
News: Adams (ankle) is slated to play in Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta, Ian Rapoport and Stacey Dales of NFL Network report.

As preparation for this contest unfolded, the Packers faced the prospect of having three of their top-4 wide receivers on the sideline Sunday. Instead, Aaron Rodgers will have Adams, Jordy Nelson (ribs), and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) at his disposal. Adams was held out of each practice this week due to a left ankle sprain, but even he admitted Thursday that this particular injury wasn't in the same realm as the one from last season. In any case, it's difficult to project his potential snap count and thereby what he can contribute versus the Falcons' 28th-ranked pass defense.

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Jordy Nelson
Packers' Jordy Nelson: Expected to play Sunday
Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
5:15 AM
News: Nelson (ribs) is expected to play in Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta, Ian Rapoport and Stacey Dales of NFL Network report.

After a week in which the Packers were flirting with trotting out a decimated receiving corps, all of Nelson, Davante Adams (ankle), and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) are slated to suit up with the season on the line. Nelson himself will surely be wearing some type of protection over his broken ribs, raising the question of how many snaps he can handle. While any hit could result in an abbreviated affair, he'll aim to connect with Aaron Rodgers against the Falcons' 28th-ranked pass defense.

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Max McCaffrey
Packers' Max McCaffrey: Signs with Packers
Max McCaffrey, WR, GB
1/21/2017
News: The Packers signed McCaffrey from their practice squad Saturday.

A member of the organization since Dec. 20, McCaffrey has been promoted to the active roster due to a host of injuries within the receiving corps. There's a very real chance he's among the Packers' inactive list for Sunday's NFC championship game, but even if he isn't, he'll be hard-pressed to make his presence felt within the offense.

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Sammy Watkins
Bills' Sammy Watkins: Undergoes foot surgery
Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
1/20/2017
News: Watkins underwent a second surgery on his left foot late last week.

While the Bills did not offer a precise timetable for Watkins' recovery, the procedure reportedly went well and it's expected that the team's top wideout will be ready to participate in training camp this coming July. The bigger question mark at this time is who will be throwing Watkins passes in 2017, with QB Tyrod Taylor's future in Buffalo uncertain.

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Danny Amendola
Patriots' Danny Amendola: Listed as questionable for Sunday
Danny Amendola, WR, NE
1/20/2017
News: Amendola (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

The same applies to fellow wideouts Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell, though there's a solid chance that all three will be in uniform this weekend. Amendola continues to profile as a speculative fantasy option, with Julian Edelman still the Patriots' top wideout in both real and fantasy terms and passing targets that don't go his way difficult to predict on a week-to-week basis.

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Taylor Gabriel
Falcons' Taylor Gabriel: No injury designation
Taylor Gabriel, WR, ATL
1/20/2017
News: Gabriel (foot) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship versus the Packers after fully practicing Friday.

Gabriel was limited both Wednesday and Thursday to rest his ailing foot, but his full practice Friday cleared any uncertainty regarding his status. The speedster will be available as usual to face a mistake-prone Green Bay secondary, and should take confidence from catching all three of his targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's previous meeting with the Packers this season.

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Julio Jones
Falcons' Julio Jones: Full practice Friday
Julio Jones, WR, ATL
1/20/2017
News: Jones (toe) was a full participant in Friday's practice and has no restrictions entering Sunday's NFC Championship, according to coach Dan Quinn, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

Jones sat out practice both Wednesday and Thursday to limit the stress on his injured toe, but in practicing in a full capacity Friday, he cleared any concern over his availability. Atlanta's star wideout will be uninhibited come Sunday, when his game-breaking ability could cause problems for a lackluster Packers secondary that's dealing with injuries of its own.

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