What do Allen Robinson, Dalvin Cook, Chris Carson and like 70 other players have in common? Over the past few weeks they’ve each conspired to put your season in jeopardy by landing themselves on the injury report. But you’re in luck. We’ve got five dudes that can totally probably possibly help your team.

Cooper Kupp, Wr, LAR – Owned in 39.2% of leagues

Kupp might not exactly be a household name yet, but the 24 year-old rookie is certainly making a name for himself in the City of Angels. Over the season’s first four games, Kupp has managed to lead his team in targets per route and is second on the squad in receptions. And he’s only getting more playing time as the season progresses. C-Kupp1 is looking like a solid WR3 going forward.

Benjamin Watson, TE, BAL – Owned in 15.5% of leagues

Watson’s career has been…enigmatic. Any given week, he’s capable of scoring huge fantasy numbers, while also being capable of completely and totally shitting the bed. But in Week 5 he’s got a solid matchup against a Raiders defense that allowed massive numbers to A.J. Derby. Yeah, that A.J. Derby – you know, the guy you’ve still never heard of.

Robby Anderson, WR, NYJ – Owned in 11.0% of leagues

We brought him up last week and apparently you assholes didn’t listen to us. But that’s cool, because he didn’t do much last week. But this week…this is the week. We swear. He’s going up against an ugly secondary in Cleveland and he’s the Jets only real deep threat. If you’re down a WR, definitely take a look at Anderson for a potential spark.

J.D. McKissic, RB, SEA – Owned in 8.4% of leagues

I’m going to be the first to admit that this might be a little reactive considering McKissic got his first carry of the year in Week 4, but he made the most of his 2017 debut, rushing for 38 yards on four carries and scoring a TD. He also added 27 yards and another score on one catch.2 Dude’s freaking dynamic and with Chris Carson out, he’s likely going to get a few more opportunities in the ever-rotating backfield up in Seattle.

Andy Dalton, QB, CIN – Owned in 35.7% of leagues

The Bengals are terrible. They’ve started the 2017 season 1-3 and Andy Dalton has been a huge part of that. So far this year he’s thrown four INTs3 and fumbled twice so it’s sorta obvious why Dalton is available in so many leagues. But he just has to regress to the mean, right? Right? He’s a good QB2 and he plays in a division that has a lot of opportunity4 plus he’s got AJ freaking Green to throw to. Pick Dalton up and stash him on your bench until he inevitably gets going again.

  1. Not sure if that’s a thing, but it totally should be.
  2. Talk about efficiency!
  3. But zero since Week 1.
  4. *cough* Cleveland. *cough*

Alex Schillinger is an editor and contributor at The Read Option.

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