Michael Thomas
Saints' Michael Thomas: Absent again Thursday
Michael Thomas, WR, NO
5:00 PM
News: Thomas (foot) was again absent from practice Thursday.

With no practice reps to date this week, Thomas isn't exactly putting himself in a position to suit up Sunday at Tampa Bay. Owners can take solace in the fact that he has one more practice to prove his health, but a foot injury doesn't lend itself to the cuts and general straight-line speed required of playing wide receiver. If he lands on the Saints' inactive list this weekend, Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, and Coby Fleener would act as Drew Brees' top-3 targets.

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DeVante Parker
Dolphins' DeVante Parker: Continues to practice in a limited fashion
DeVante Parker, WR, MIA
4:35 PM
News: Parker (back) practiced Thursday, sporting a non-contact jersey, the Miami Herald reports.

Officially a limited practice participant for the second straight day, the Dolphins could elect to list Parker as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, but we expect the wideout to suit up once again this weekend, after toughing it out through his back injury in Week 13.

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Brandon LaFell
Bengals' Brandon LaFell: Returns to full practice
Brandon LaFell, WR, CIN
4:05 PM
News: LaFell (knee) practiced fully Thursday.

With A.J. Green still dealing with a hamstring injury, LaFell -- who was on the field for all but four of the Bengals' snaps on offense in Week 13 -- is in a good spot this weekend against the 0-12 Browns. To date, the Cleveland defense has allowed a league-high 28 passing TDs, including three to wideouts in the team's last outing, a Nov. 27 loss to the Giants.

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James Wright
Bengals' James Wright: Does not practice Thursday
James Wright, WR, CIN
3:55 PM
News: Wright (knee) did not practice Thursday, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports.

Wright missed his second practice in a row after injuring his knee in Sunday's win over the Eagles. Should he be ruled out for Week 14's divisional tilt with the Browns, look for Cody Core and Alex Erickson to see expanded reps.

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Jordan Matthews
Eagles' Jordan Matthews: Full practice Thursday
Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI
2:55 PM
News: Matthews (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Matthews built upon the foundation laid Wednesday, when he turned in a limited showing. As long as he avoids another relaxed practice, he'll take aim at a Redskins defense Sunday that has conceded five touchdown receptions to wideouts over the last four games.

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Allen Hurns
Jaguars' Allen Hurns: Misses practice again Thursday
Allen Hurns, WR, JAC
2:50 PM
News: Hurns (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday.

Hurns thus looks iffy, at best, for Sunday's game against the Vikings. If he misses the contest, look for Bryan Walters to see added snaps in the Jaguars' Week 14 offense, while Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee serve as the team's top wideout options.

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Taylor Gabriel
Falcons' Taylor Gabriel: Could start Sunday's game
Taylor Gabriel, WR, ATL
2:05 PM
News: Gabriel will start Sunday's contest at Los Angeles, if Mohamed Sanu (groin) is held out, as expected, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

During the last five games, Gabriel has served as a steady second banana in the passing attack to Julio Jones, surpassing 50 receiving yards four times and scoring five total touchdowns. Overall, Gabriel has recorded 18 receptions (on 24 targets) for 315 yards and three rushes for 51 yards during that span. Because Sanu is trending toward inactive status and Jones is tending to a turf toe injury, Gabriel may be the safest bet to strike against a Rams defense that has allowed 171.8 yards receiving per game and 14 touchdowns to wideouts in 12 outings this season.

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Mohamed Sanu
Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Another DNP on Thursday
Mohamed Sanu, WR, ATL
1:50 PM
News: Sanu (groin) will remain on the sideline at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

There's already an expectation that Sanu won't play in Sunday's game in Los Angeles due to an ailing groin, and two DNPs to start Week 14 prep jibe with that thought process. In both practices, he's been joined on the sideline by Julio Jones, but the Falcons have a greater level of confidence in their No. 1 wideout toughing out his turf toe injury. If Sanu is ultimately ruled out, head coach Dan Quinn will slot Taylor Gabriel into the starting lineup, per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Danny Amendola
Patriots' Danny Amendola: Misses practice Thursday
Danny Amendola, WR, NE
1:50 PM
News: Amendola (ankle) did not practice Thursday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Amendola is not expected to be available for Monday night's game against the Ravens, a situation that taxes the Patriots' depth at wideout in Week 14. Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell are thus on track to head the team's wideout corps Monday, while special-teams ace Matthew Slater and running back D.J. Foster (who has WR experience) are also on hand in a pinch. If it becomes clear that Amendola is facing a potential multi-week absence, the Patriots could also elect to promote either DeAndrew White or Devin Lucien from their practice squad.

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Julio Jones
Falcons' Julio Jones: Not practicing Thursday
Julio Jones, WR, ATL
1:35 PM
News: Jones (toe) won't participate in practice Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

During a pre-practice walkthrough, Jones was able to jog and cut, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. Although Jones will merely work on the side Thursday, the preceding work gives head coach Dan Quinn hope that the wide receiver can progress to a limited showing during Friday's session. "We're taking it step by step with Julio today [Thursday] and we're definitely hopeful for him," Quinn said. Backing up this assessment is ESPN's Adam Schefter, who relayed the Falcons' optimism for Jones' availability Sunday at Los Angeles. In the end, the final injury report of the week will provide valuable insight into Jones' potential to play.

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