So you just lost Ryan Zimmerman, or found out Derek Jeter is going to be out until the All-Star break (if not longer), or you grabbed Jose Reyes early in your draft to anchor the team. Now there is a gaping hole in the once-promising lineup. What can you do?
Fortunately, there is always someone else out there. Much of the fun in fantasy sports is unearthing the gems that go unnoticed on draft day and emerge to lead a team to the league title. That team could be yours, if you are willing to scour the waiver wire, read box scores and find those gems.
The players in the next few slides are available in most, if not all, fantasy leagues, and they can immediately be plugged in to save your season. These players aren't superstars, but they are above-average replacements and many possess additional upside.