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Malcolm Mitchell Injured(W / NE)

Malcolm Mitchell (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Impact

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.

Recent Stats

Week Opp TD Pass Int Rush Rec Yds 2Pt TO Total
Season                   91
16 vs NYJ 3 2 5
15 @ Den 1 1 2
14 vs Bal 6 4 4 14
13 vs LA 8 8 16
12 @ NYJ 12 5 4 21

Older News

Malcolm Mitchell (knee) is listed as inactive Saturday against the Texans.

Impact

Mitchell continues to deal with the residual effects of a knee injury suffered in Week 16, managing limited practices after a first-round bye. The Patriots will thus exercise caution with their rookie wide receiver, but in the event they advance to the AFC championship game, there's a sense of optimism within the organization that he'll be available next weekend, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. With Mitchell sidelined, Tom Brady will lean on wideouts Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Michael Floyd, and Danny Amendola.

Malcolm Mitchell (knee) is not expected to play in Saturday's playoff game against the Texans.

Impact

Mitchell injured his knee in Week's 16 win over the Jets, and is the only Patriots player on the team's injury report heading into Saturday's tilt. Michael Floyd and/or Danny Amendola figure to be in line to see additional wideout snaps behind Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan in Mitchell's expected absence.

Malcolm Mitchell (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game against the Texans, CSN New England reports.

Impact

Mitchell, who suffered a knee injury in Week's 16 win over the Jets, is the only New England player with an injury designation this week, so he's no lock to return to action Saturday after being inactive in Week 17. If he's unable to suit up, Michael Floyd and/or Danny Amendola would be in line to see added wideout snaps behind Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan.

Malcolm Mitchell (knee) remained limited at practice Thursday.

Impact

Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Mitchell's status for Saturday night's game against the Texans remains in question, with the wideout likely in line to be officially listed as questionable for the contest.

Malcolm Mitchell (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday.

Impact

Mitchell missed Week 17's win over the Dolphins but returned to practice last week on Thursday. His limited action Wednesday could simply mean the Patriots are taking precautionary measures as Saturday's divisional matchup nears, but more information on the situation should be released in the coming days. If he is able to practice in full later this week, expect the wideout to compete for reps alongside Michael Floyd and Danny Amendola.

Malcolm Mitchell (knee), who sat out the Patriots' regular season finale against the Dolphins, returned to practice Thursday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

After the rookie missed practice all of last week, his return to work, in any capacity, on Thursday bodes well for Mitchell's chances of being available for the team's Jan. 14 playoff opener. With Danny Amendola practicing as well and the recently claimed Michael Floyd also on hand, the Patriots could be pretty deep at the wideout position as they embark on their postseason run.

Malcolm Mitchell (knee) will not play Sunday against the Dolphins.

Impact

Mitchell was unable to practice all week and was listed as doubtful before being downgraded to out Saturday night. In his absence, newly acquired Michael Floyd could have some unexpected opportunities as New England's third wide receiving option behind Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan.

Malcolm Mitchell (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

With Danny Amendola (ankle) ruled out and Mitchell headed in that direction, recently-acquired Michael Floyd figures to see added work in Week 17 behind fellow wideouts Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan.

Malcolm Mitchell (knee) missed practice again Thursday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

Back-to-back missed practice sessions cloud Mitchell's status for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. While the Patriots still have their sights on securing home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs, which would be secured by a win this weekend, we suspect that the team will err on the side of caution with certain banged-up players who could benefit from some time off in advance of the team's first-round bye.

Malcolm Mitchell (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Impact

Per CSN New England, Mitchell appeared to tweak his knee in the third quarter of Week 16's win over the Jets, so the rookie wideout's status will need to be monitored as Sunday's game against the Dolphins approaches. In the event that Mitchell is limited at all, or out altogether this weekend, fellow wideout Michael Floyd would be a candidate to see his snap count upped in Week 17.

Malcolm Mitchell caught three of his five targets for 29 yards while seeing action on 58 of 75 snaps on offense in Saturday's 41-3 win over the Jets.

Impact

Mitchell has combined for four catches and 43 yards over the Patriots' last two games, though he continues to see his share of snaps in the team's offense. The rookie wideout looks like a speculative play against Miami next weekend, but the Patriots do, at least, have something to play for in Week 17, with the No. 1 playoff seed in the AFC not yet secured.

Malcolm Mitchell was on the field for 67 of 75 snaps on offense in Sunday's 16-3 win over the Broncos, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

Despite the high snap count, Mitchell was only targeted once in the game, which resulted in a 14-yard catch. Against the Broncos on the road, the Patriots' passing attack was largely kept in check Sunday, but a much more favorable matchup awaits Mitchell and the Patriots this coming weekend, when the team hosts the 4-10 Jets, who allowed Miami backup Matt Moore to toss four TDs in Week 15.

Malcolm Mitchell hauled in four of his five targets for 41 yards and a TD in Monday night's 30-23 win over the Ravens.

Impact

With TE Rob Gronkowski out for the season, the Patriots continued to employ plenty of three-wideout sets Monday, which led to Mitchell seeing action on 54 of 68 snaps on offense, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Given his current level of activity in the team's attack, Mitchell remains a fantasy option down the stretch, having now tallied four TDs over his last four outings.

Malcolm Mitchell hauled in eight of his 10 targets for 82 yards in Sunday's 26-10 win over the Rams.

Impact

With TE Rob Gronkowski out for the season, it was not surprising to see the Patriots roll out plenty of three-wideout sets Sunday, which led to Mitchell seeing action on 67 of 79 snaps on offense, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Meanwhile, Chris Hogan saw 68 snaps in the game and Julian Edelman was out there for 54 snaps. Looking ahead, there's little reason to suggest that the team will revert to heavy utilization of two-tight-end packages, which should lead to Mitchell seeing plenty of action (and looks) down the stretch. Reinforcing that notion is that fellow wideout Danny Amendola is dealing with an ankle injury that appears likely to cost him some time.

ESPN's Mike Reiss suggests that Rob Gronkowski's injury figures to lead to added opportunities for Malcolm Mitchell, with more three-wideout sets likely on tap for the Patriots.

Impact

Mitchell's stock was already on the rise following back-to-back strong games, but the rookie's role in the offense going forward has a chance to remain steady now that the team is much more likely to employ three-wideout sets.

Malcolm Mitchell caught five of seven targets for 42 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 22-17 win over the Jets.

Impact

Mitchell tied the game in the second quarter with a four-yard touchdown grab and found the end zone from eight yards out to win the game with just under two minutes left. The rookie broke out with 98 yards and a touchdown last week, earning praise from Tom Brady for his efforts, and followed that with another strong performance to help secure the divisional win. Mitchell's stock is on the rise, especially in light of his red zone usage with Rob Gronkowski (chest/back) and Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder) ailing, and he could be in for another useful outing next week against the Rams.

Malcolm Mitchell, who was on the field for 65 of the Patriots' 76 snaps on offense in Sunday's win over the 49ers, caught four passes (on five targets) for 98 yards and a TD in the contest.

Impact

With fellow wideout Chris Hogan (back) inactive, Mitchell logged a season-high snap count Sunday, which generated his most productive game as a pro. The rookie wideout's fantasy upside for Week 12's game against the Jets is tied to Hogan's availability, and at this point, it's unclear if he'll be able to suit up next weekend.

Malcolm Mitchell was on the field for 20 out of the Patriots' 67 snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

Mitchell saw some added duty in the Patriots' two-wideout sets, with Chris Hogan dealing with a back issue, though the rookie was limited to one catch (on two targets) for 13 yards Sunday. Mitchell's fantasy utility remains modest going forward, though any injury serious enough to sideline Hogan down the road could change that.

Malcolm Mitchell (hamstring) is not listed on the Patriots' Week 10 injury report.

Impact

Mitchell should split No. 3 wideout snaps with Danny Amendola on Sunday, though if Chris Hogan (back) is scratched or limited against the Seahawks, Mitchell has the potential to see some added looks in the Patriots' Week 10 offense.