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The Facts: Nelson along with Davonte Adams, Geronimo Allison, Randall Cobb, Travis Davis, and Jeff Janis will all be active for Sunday's NFC Title Game.
Diehards Line:Aaron Rodgers will have all his horses for today's game, but it is unknown how effective Nelson will be due to his health. He's a high risk/ high-reward DFS play vs. Atlanta.
The Facts: Mitchell has not played since Week 16 with a knee injury, but is expected to play in the AFC Championship game against the Steelers.
Diehards Line:Mitchell and Danny Amendola, who is also expected to play, will be battling for the No. 3 WR spot for the Patriots, which could leave Michael Floyd as a healthy scratch. It is something worth keeping an eye on as we get closer to kickoff.
The Facts: Bennett tweaked his knee in last week's game against the Texans, but was never in any doubt to play against the Steelers.
Diehards Line:With Rob Gronkowski out, Bennett has served as the Patriots No. 1 tight end and will do so again today. There is no reason to think he will not be on the field today, in the most important game of the Patriots season to date.
The Facts: Allison is dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of practices this week.
Diehards Line:Despite not logging in any practices this week, Allison appears to be ready for action on Sunday. He scored a touchdown against the Falcons in Week 8 and could see some action if Jordy Nelson is being used as a decoy today.