Without the garbage-time, 24-yard score, Matthews would have logged his third straight subpar performance. Mark Sanchez served as the starting quarterback during most of that span due to a hit taken in Week 10 by Sam Bradford (shoulder/concussion), but the latter is nearing a return to health. If Bradford is cleared for the Eagles' next game on Dec. 6 at New England, as expected, Matthews will look to turn around a disappointing campaign over the last five contests.
With Dobson headed to IR, Julian Edelman out indefinitely, plus Danny Amendola and Keshawn Martin also banged up, we'd expect the Patriots to make a move to add some wideout depth in the coming days.
Thanks to the Lions' short week, Johnson, who was listed as questionable for Thursday's game, will now have some extra time to manage his ankle injury in advance of the team's Dec. 3 tilt against the Packers.
Floyd's availability for Sunday's game against the Jaguars has yet to be clarified, though hopefully the release of Friday's final Week 12 injury report will add some clarity to his status for the contest.
Huff left the contest with just one catch for 11 yards on the ledger, ending his touchdown streak at two games. If he's eventually diagnosed with a concussion, his return will be subject to the league's protocol for head injuries.
Prior to missing the last three games with a knee injury, Wright had recorded 28 catches for 343 yards and three touchdowns in seven games in his role as a starting wideout for the Titans.
Bryant continues to tend to lingering foot and knee injuries, but he'll brush them off for a third contest in a row. With the emerging Josh Norman likely lined up across from him, Bryant's modest volume may not yield the desired results, barring a visit to the end zone.
Ginn, who is averaging 44.5 receiving yards per game to date, is out there if you need him Thursday, on the heels of his five-catch, 37-yard effort (on eight targets) this past Sunday against Washington that resulted in his fourth TD of the season. While his Week 12 fantasy upside appears modest, it's worth noting that Ginn has hauled in nine passes (on 15 targets) for 82 yards over his last two outings.
With Brown still sidelined, the Panthers' Week 12 wideout corps is in line to be headed by Devin Funchess, Ted Ginn and Jerricho Cotchery.
Jones' full practice participation Thursday clearly puts him on track to be listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Rams.