Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Replacements for Tyreek Hill Following Injury

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 08: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on during warmups before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on September 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Tyreek Hill made an early exit from Week 1's blowout win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, making it through only 12 snaps before being forced out with a shoulder injury.

It looks like this is going to be more than a minor hiccup for Hill, and the current timetable for his return is four to six weeks. That 's a long time in the short NFL season, and if you drafted Hill, that's going to leave a hole in your lineup for most of the first half of the fantasy football regular season.

These three wide receivers are available on most wavier wires (owned in less than 25 percent of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues) and can help fill the void on your team left by Hill's injury.

1. Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs (24% owned)

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 17: Mecole Hardman #17 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a pass for a 17 yard touchdown in the second quarter during a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on August 17, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
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The next man up, Mecole Hardman played 53 snaps in Week 1, and it looks like he'll be on the field for most of the Chiefs' plays until Hill is back. Hardman only saw one target against the Jags, but simply playing a ton of snaps in the league's best offense leaves the door open for fantasy upside. You probably don't want to start Hardman until we see if his target numbers improve, and he has a very low floor, but he's a high-upside gamble in KC.

2. Ted Ginn, New Orleans Saints (12% owned)

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 09: Ted Ginn #19 of the New Orleans Saints during a preseason  game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on August 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Fantasy players aren't going to be able to sleep on Ted Ginn for much longer. He became a forgotten man when he missed most of the 2018 season with an injury of his own, but he exploded for 101 yards on seven receptions in his 2019 debut. Going back to the start of last season he has played seven full games, not seeing fewer than six targets in any of those. He is the clear No. 2 wideout in the dangerous New Orleans Saints offense, having out-snapped the much-hyped Tre'Quan Smith on Monday night, and that gives him great upside on a weekly basis.

3. Chris Conley, Jacksonville Jaguars (2% owned)

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 08: Chris Conley #18 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for yardage against the Kansas City Chiefs at TIAA Bank Field on September 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Chris Conley finished 20th among wideouts in PPR scoring with 21.7 fantasy points in Week 1. The Jacksonville Jaguars will have rookie QB Gardner Minshew at the helm for the foreseeable future with Nick Foles on the IR, and 20 percent of Minshew's targets went to Conley in his debut. The Jags will likely be playing from behind a lot with a sixth-round rookie starting at QB, but that should translate to plenty of passing volume, giving Conley some especially intriguing value in PPR leagues.

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