Just two catches in win
Thielen had two receptions (three targets) for 40 yards in Sunday's 19-17 win over the Lions.
Thielen struggled for the second week in a row, failing to eclipse 50 receiving yards or score a touchdown after racking up four scores over his previous three contests. Kirk Cousins has been looking in Justin Jefferson's direction more often recently, which has hurt his former favorite target's fantasy value. It is unlikely that the 30-year-old's skills have diminished so quickly, so fantasy managers should ride out this minor slump until his volume rises back to a reasonable level. If Thielen remains an afterthought on offense against the Panthers next week, then it may be time to panic.
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Nwangwu (knee) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday.
Westbrook had two receptions for 13 yards on two targets in Sunday's win at Carolina. He also had three punt returns for a 2.3-yard average.
Osborn had six receptions for 78 yards on seven targets, including a game-winning 27-yard touchdown in overtime in Sunday's win at Carolina.
Mattison had three carries for 10 yards in Sunday's win at Carolina.
Cousins completed 33 of 48 pass attempts for 373 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 34-28 overtime win over the Panthers.
Conklin had three receptions (five targets) for 71 yards in Sunday's 34-28 win over the Panthers.
Jefferson (ankle) had eight receptions (14 targets) for 80 yards while losing a fumble in Sunday's 34-28 overtime victory over the Panthers.
Thielen (foot) corralled 11 of 13 targets for 126 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-28 overtime win over the Panthers.
Cook (ankle) rushed 29 times for 140 yards and a touchdown while catching both of his targets for three yards in Sunday's 34-28 overtime win over Carolina.