Week 7 around the NFL served as quite an unfriendly reminder that football is, indeed, a contact sport, and the human body can sometimes be quite fragile. Key injuries to many starting players marred what was, overall, a very good week of football in the league.
Among the notables to be lost for the 2013 season, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne and St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford have both been diagnosed with torn anterior cruciate ligaments.
As if Houston's season wasn't already headed in the wrong direction, linebacker Brian Cushing both broke his leg and tore ligaments in his knee, leaving him done for the season. And running back Arian Foster tweaked his hamstring, the same injury giving Foster fits in the preseason.
With all of these injuries comes a major fantasy impact. Many fans would have had Bradford, Wayne, or Foster as No. 1 starters on their teams. Whether out because of injury or your favorite player's team has a bye this weekend—we'll dive in and take a look at a few of the players who may just be able to help fill the figurative shoes left in your lineup.