When​ ​looking​ ​at​ ​football​ ​you​ ​would​ ​be​ ​pretty​ ​naive​ ​to​ ​think​ ​injuries​ ​are​ ​not​ ​part​ ​of the​ ​game.​ ​Unfortunately​ ​for​ ​some​ ​fantasy​ ​rosters​ ​this​ ​means​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​find replacements​ ​early​ ​on​ ​in​ ​the​ ​year.​ ​The​ ​2017​ ​year​ ​is​ ​no​ ​exception​ ​to​ ​this​ ​practice. With​ ​one​ ​week​ ​into​ ​the​ ​books,​ ​here​ ​are​ ​three​ ​replacement​ ​options​ ​for​ ​some​ key injuries​ ​that​ ​already​ ​have​ ​happened.

Bear​ ​Down,​ ​Again.

The​ ​injury​ ​bug​ ​has​ ​stung​ ​Chicago​ ​hard​ ​yet​ ​again​ ​for​ ​the​ ​second​ ​year.​ ​Coming​ ​into week​ ​one​ ​they​ ​already​ ​had​ ​a​ ​receiver​ ​down​ ​with​ ​the​ ​loss​ ​of​ ​Cam​ ​Meredith​ ​due​ ​to​ ​a torn​ ​ACL​ ​in​ ​the​ ​preseason,​ ​this​ ​new​ ​loss​ ​of​ ​Kevin​ ​White​ ​really​ ​hurt.​ ​The​ ​Bears​ ​are​ ​in big​ ​trouble​ ​on​ ​the​ ​offensive​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​ball.​ ​Here​ ​are​ ​two​ ​players​ ​I would immediately​ ​add​ ​to​ ​your​ ​HypSports​ ​lineup:​ ​Tarik​ ​Cohen​ ​and​ ​Zach​ ​Miller..​ ​First,​ ​Tarik Cohen.​ ​This​ ​rookie​ ​RB​ ​is​ ​bound​ ​to​ ​touch​ ​the​ ​ball​ ​more​ ​and​ ​can​ ​probably​ ​be​ ​found rather​ ​easily​ ​in​ ​the​ ​early​ ​stages​ ​of​ ​your​ ​HypSports​ ​season.​ ​Secondly,​ ​look​ ​for​ ​TE​ ​Zach Miller​ ​to​ ​get​ ​targeted​ ​more​ ​now​ ​that​ ​he​ ​has​ ​moved​ ​up​ in​ ​the​ ​receiver​ ​food​ ​chain.​ ​The addition​ ​to​ ​either​ ​of​ ​these​ ​guys​ ​might​ ​earn​ ​you​ ​some​ ​points​ ​under​ ​the​ ​radar.

A​ ​Cardinal​ ​That​ ​Flew​ ​Away.

One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​worst​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​football​ ​is​ ​losing​ ​a​ ​marquee​ ​player​ ​early​ ​in​ ​the​ ​year.​ ​This was​ ​the​ ​case​ ​in​ ​week​ ​one​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Arizona​ ​Cardinals.​ ​David​ ​Johnson,​ ​the​ ​workhorse, went​ ​down​ ​with​ ​a​ ​wrist​ ​injury​ ​that​ ​requires​ ​surgery.​ ​Johnson​ ​is​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​miss​ ​at least​ ​3​ ​months​ ​leaving​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​hole​ ​in​ ​that​ ​backfield.​ ​So​ ​what​ ​do​ ​you​ ​do​ ​as​ ​a HypSports​ ​player?​ ​I​ ​would​ ​recommend​ ​looking​ ​now​ ​for​ ​Kerwynn​ ​Williams.​ ​Though there​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​a​ ​three-way​ ​battle​ ​for​ ​the​ ​starting​ ​spot,​ ​Williams​ ​has​ ​what​ ​the other​ ​two​ ​candidates​ ​don’t​ ​-​ ​a​ ​goal-line​ ​presence.​ ​Kerwynn​ ​is​ ​also​ ​someone​ ​you​ ​are likely​ ​to​ ​find​ ​early​ ​in​ ​you​ ​roster​ ​build.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​a​ ​guy​ ​to​ ​carry​ ​you​ ​along a​ ​bit​ ​until​ ​David​ ​Johnson’s​ ​return,​ ​look​ ​for​ ​Kerwynn​ ​Williams,​ ​you​ ​might​ ​get​ ​some consistent​ ​points.

Are​ ​the​ ​Colts​ ​out​ ​of​ ​Luck?

Though​ ​it​ ​really​ ​sucks​ ​to​ ​lose​ ​any​ ​players​ ​in​ ​an​ ​NFL​ ​season,​ ​there​ ​is​ ​something​ ​really cringe-worthy​ ​when​ ​it’s​ ​your​ ​QB.​ ​With​ ​Andrew​ ​Luck​ ​out​ ​and​ ​having​ ​no​ ​timetable​ ​for return,​ ​the​ ​offensive​ ​output​ ​in​ ​Indy​ ​is​ ​questionable.​ ​So​ ​who​ ​do​ ​you​ ​look​ ​for​ ​lineup wise?​ ​There​ ​are​ ​two​ ​trains​ ​of​ ​thought​ ​here.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​throw​ ​Jacoby​ ​Brissett​ ​into​ ​the lineup​ ​and​ ​gain​ ​some​ ​minor​ ​points.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​also​ ​use​ ​my​ ​recommendation​ ​and​ ​throw Frank​ ​Gore​ ​in​ ​your​ ​lineup.​ ​Gore​ ​is​ ​the​ ​better​ ​option​ ​due​ ​to​ ​the​ ​likelihood​ ​of​ ​running the​ ​ball​ ​becoming​ ​the​ ​year’s​ ​strategy.​ ​​ ​Don’t​ ​pass​ ​on​ ​veteran​ ​Gore,​ ​he​ ​might​ ​shake​ ​up your​ ​lineup​ ​and​ ​help​ ​you​ ​inch​ ​out​ ​some​ ​wins.

These​ ​are​ ​just​ ​a​ ​few​ ​guys​ ​to​ ​round​ ​out​ ​your​ ​lineup​ ​and​ ​have​ ​a​ ​setup​ ​that​ ​goes​ ​under the​ ​radar.​ ​These​ ​players​ ​can​ ​earn​ ​you​ ​some​ ​points​ ​until​ ​your​ ​get​ ​better​ ​roster options.