Santonio Holmes: Fantasy WRs Who Can Immediately Replace Injured Jets Star

Pete SchauerCorrespondent IOctober 1, 2012

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 30: Brian Hartline #82 of the Miami Dolphins runs with the ball while being chased by William Gay #22 of the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 30, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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Your fantasy lineup may have been sent into a tailspin on Sunday when Santonio Holmes went down with a foot injury, but don't lose hope.

After all, it's only Week 4.

There are a number of emerging wideouts in 2012 who can fill your roster while Holmes nurses the injury back to full health.

Here they are:

*All fantasy scoring via ESPN Standard Leagues

Andre Roberts

Attention fantasy football owners: there is another wide receiver in Arizona other than Larry Fitzgerald.

Andre Roberts has a touchdown in three out of four games this season, highlighted by a career day on Sunday.

Roberts went for six receptions, 118 yards and two touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, netting fantasy owners 23.8 points.

With Roberts receiving the second-most targets on the Cardinals and Fitzgerald hogging all the coverage, Roberts could be a nice pickup and replacement for Holmes.

James Jones

With all the wide receiver talent on the Green Bay Packers, owners may have given up on James Jones.

They say patience is a virtue, and for fantasy owners, it took two weeks, but Jones returned to glory on Sunday after two touchdowns on five receptions for 56 yards.

Jones found the end zone in Week 1, hauling in four catches for 81 yards but had a combined 5.4 yards over the course of Week 2 and Week 3.

With the Packers offense starting to roll again, you may want to think about adding Jones while Holmes sits out.


Brian Hartline

Brian Hartline is a solid fantasy option for the sole reason that the Miami Dolphins will most likely be playing from behind for most of the season, which means a lot of passes to Hartline and the opportunity for garbage points.

Hartline had his best week on Sunday of Week 4, catching 12 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown, accumulating a whopping 31.3 points for owners who likely had the WR on their bench.

Hartline had nine receptions in Week 2, so we know he's definitely a top option in Miami's passing game alongside Davone Bess. In fact, Hartline leads the team in targets with 29, as opposed to Bess who has 20.

Against a Cincinnati Bengals defense that ranks No. 22 against the pass, look for Hartline to have another big day in Week 5.


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