Thielen was inactive for Minnesota's game at Chicago. He also missed the Vikings' 36-28 victory over Pittsburgh on Dec. 9.
The 31-year-old Thielen has 64 receptions for 686 yards and 10 touchdowns in 12 games this season.
While Thielen remained out, rookie offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw was active for Minnesota after he also missed the Steelers game with an ankle injury.
With Peters sidelined by an ankle injury, rookie Teven Jenkins is in line for his first career start.
Quarterback Kellen Mond, linebacker Chazz Surratt and guard Wyatt Davis also are inactive for the Vikings.
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