Another week, another batch of injury developments that put your fantasy line up in flux. It's sort of a short week for fantasy football players this week, with three Thanksgiving games set to kick off Thursday. Here's a look at five players to locate on your waiver wire before kickoff to add some much-needed reinforcements.
Zay Jones, WR, Bills
With Kelvin Benjamin and Jordan Matthews each appearing on Buffalo's injury-report, Zay Jones — who set a career high with 68 yards last week — is on just eight percent of CBS fantasy football teams and could be a good pick up. Assuming Tyrod Taylor is back on the field against the Chiefs, the passing yardage has to go somewhere. If you need depth, he's a good add.
Josh Gordon, WR, Browns
Adding a Browns receiver isn't exactly the smartest move, based on basic logic. The team is pretty bad and DeShone Kizer is still having some growing pains. But the upside for Josh Gordon, who returned to practice this week after a bevy of suspensions and could see the field Sunday, is obviously there. If you're playoff bound it might be worth taking a risk and putting him on your roster.
Jamaal Williams, RB, Packers
With Aaron Jones now facing criminal charges and Ty Montgomery recovering from injuries, Williams could be the only game in town for the Packers as they try and salvage their season. And any RB with a starting role is worth having in fantasy. If he's on the wire add him now.
Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams
He fumbled last week but got a vote of confidence from everyone on the team as the Rams prepare for Week 12. With Robert Woods out and Sammy Watkins already on most fantasy owners' radar, the promise of Cooper Kupp may finally manifest this week as he and Watkins will replace Woods' team-high targets.
Roger Lewis, WR, Giants
Lewis is owned on just six percent of fantasy teams, and with the Giants offense middling — it makes sense to avoid any of Eli Manning's weapons. However, with the short week and the Redskins ahead the Giants won't have time to rest and get Sterling Shepard back 100 percent, if at all. This makes Evan Engram the top target for New York with Lewis moving into the WR1 role. Add him if you need help at wideout.