I hope everyone in FANation had a happy Thanksgiving, even if the football games were less than compelling. In addition to football and turkey, Thanksgiving was full of injury news regarding availability for Week 12, so let’s take a look at some players you should look at adding as a result. The players below are listed in the order I would seek to add them. Each player is listed along with his ownership percentage in Yahoo! leagues.


Tyrod Taylor, QB, BUF (48%) – This, boys and girls, is how you go from being an up-and-coming NFL head coach to a complete joke in just 10 short days. Tyrod Taylor is a flawed passer, and he isn’t running quite as much as in years past, but he takes care of the ball, and that has value. Taylor has thrown 15 interceptions in 1095 passing attempts in three years with Buffalo. The Chiefs have been a great matchup for opposing quarterbacks, last week’s wind-blown game against the Giants notwithstanding. In fact, the entire remaining schedule looks pretty inviting for Buffalo, which makes his benching last week even more egregious.


Zay Jones, WR, BUF (10%) – Kelvin Benjamin and Jordan Matthews are both dealing with injuries, and Jones has played well of late when one of those two are out. Jones caught six of seven targets for 53 yards and a touchdown with Benjamin out Week 9 and he caught four of seven targets for 68 yards last week with Matthews out.


Jacoby Brissett, QB, IND (20%) – Brissett was a full participant in practice Thursday, and it looks like he will play Sunday. Brissett has two touchdowns in each of his last three games, and the Titans have allowed eight passing touchdowns over their last three games.


Jaron Brown, WR, ARI (6%) – With John Brown and J.J. Nelson both nursing injuries, Jaron Brown could be Arizona’s clear No. 2 receiver Sunday. In the two games John Brown has missed this season, Jaron Brown caught six passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. Just keep in mind those games were with Carson Palmer at quarterback and they didn’t come against the Jacksonville defense. Ricky Seals-Jones would be worth considering at tight end as well if Nelson and Brown are out.


Paxton Lynch, QB, DEN (3%) – The Broncos officially named Paxton Lynch their starter on Wednesday, and while I’m not exactly expecting great things from him, he does have two really good receivers. There isn’t a scary matchup on the schedule the rest of the way, and if Lynch even comes close to his billing as a first-round draft pick, he could have some fantasy value down the stretch.


Bruce Ellington, WR, HOU (6%) – Will Fuller V still hasn’t practiced this week, but with the Monday night game, there no guarantee Ellington will get the start. Ellington caught six of seven targets for 63 yards last week with Fuller out.