MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 14: Taylor Gabriel #18 of the Chicago Bears warming up before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

3 Waiver Wire Wide Receiver Replacements for Cooper Kupp

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Cooper Kupp's injury took many fantasy owners on a roller-coaster ride. The fantasy savior left Sunday's game on a cart, only to return, just to leave again later in the contest. Kupp has already been ruled out this week, putting his owners in a tough spot. It'll be hard to match his production, but there are a few options available on the waiver wire that could serve as a viable replacement.


Here are three options on the waiver wire for your fantasy football team. 

3. Justin Hardy, Atlanta Falcons

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While most of the top names from this week's waiver wire are likely gone at this point, Justinh Hardy is guy that's available in nearly 100 percent of leagues. He'll only be a plug-and-play this week and has no future value as his relevance hinges on the status of fellow wideouts Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu.


Both are questionable, but Ridley's availability looks more in doubt. If neither, or even only one plays, Hardy finds himself in the middle of one of the best passing offenses in football. You could plug him in for the week on Monday night and look like a genius.

2. Jermaine Kearse, New York Jets

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Jermaine Kearse is a familiar face that had fantasy relevance last year and has now been thrust back into the spotlight. Quincy Enunwa is out for a few weeks, Terrelle Pryor has yet to practice, and Robby Anderson is listed as questionable as well, leaving Kearse as the only healthy receiver for the Jets right now.


After posting nine catches for 94 yards with the Enunwa and Pryor leaving this past Sunday's matchup, it just shows how important Kearse will be to this offense in their absence. He's available in more than 90 percent of leagues, so he's an under-the-radar stud for this week.

1. Taylor Gabriel, Chicago Bears

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There is no reason, I repeat, no reason, why Taylor Gabriel is available in half the leagues, according to ESPN. Maybe 50 percent of fantasy football leagues have an agreement that they don't feel like winning, but here we are.


In his past two games, the Bears wideout has 12 catches for 214 yards and two touchdowns. He's been a major part of Mitchell Trubisky's offensive explosion as of late. As if that's not enough, Gabriel is going against a Patriots defense that couldn't stop you or I in the passing game. If he's somehow still available in your league, pick him up and start him this week.

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