Brenton Bersin caught one of two targets for 12 yards in Thursday's win over the Cowboys.
Despite his standing as the Carolina Panthers ' fourth receiver on the depth chart for Thursday's game, Bersin actually saw more targets (two) than lead wideout Ted Ginn (zero). Still, Bersin's main role with the club lies on special teams, and he shouldn't be expected to record much more than a stray catch in any given week. For the season, he has only six receptions for 82 yards.
Ted Ginn (knee) didn't have a single target in the passing game in Thursday's 33-14 win over the Cowboys.
Despite his probable listing for Thursday's game and the absence of fellow starter Philly Brown (shoulder), Ginn was a virtual non-entity in the passing attack. Carolina raced to an early lead and controlled the game from start to finish, which eliminated the need to look for the wideout on the vertical routes in which he specializes. It was the first time all season that Ginn was targeted fewer than even three times, so don't expect the goose eggs in the reception category to become common for him.
Tyrone Crawford recorded five tackles, including his fourth sack of the season, in Thursday's loss to the Panthers.
He also blocked a late field goal attempt after the game was well out of reach for the Dallas Cowboys . Crawford has been very hit or miss this season, and was held out of the box score entirely the week before against Miami, making him a marginal IDP play at best.
Greg Olsen corralled five of his team-high nine targets for 70 yards in Thursday's win over the Cowboys.
Olsen was on the receiving end of the game's biggest pass play of the day (31 yards), but was unable to cash in on either of the Carolina Panthers ' two red zone opportunities. Though he wasn't able to come away with a touchdown for the second straight game, Olsen may have better success finding the end zone in the Week 13 matchup with the Saints, who sport the league's worst pass defense in terms of yards per attempt.
Jason Witten caught all four of his targets for 36 yards during Thursday's loss to the Panthers.
He's now just two catches away from 1000 for his career, but even if Witten reaches the milestone next week he won't have Tony Romo on the other end of it. Romo re-injured his clavicle Thursday and could be lost for the remainder of the season, leaving Witten as the security blanket for either Matt Cassel or possibly Kellen Moore, if the Dallas Cowboys start looking ahead to 2016. Neither QB is likely to improve the tight end's fantasy prospects, however.