Some very, very bad news for AFC Bournemouth was confirmed earlier this evening as in-form striker Callum Wilson's knee injury which forced him to withdraw from last weekend's match with Stoke is expected to sideline him for at least six months:
INJURY UPDATE: #afcb striker Callum Wilson sidelined for minimum of six months: http://t.co/bF1ymR0e3d pic.twitter.com/fZ1q71osHz
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) September 29, 2015
While undoubtedly it's a nightmare for Bournemouth, it's also bad news for the 25% of fantasy football managers that had Wilson in their lineup and were likely very happy with they way he had been performing.
This year, the failings of the likes of Sergio Aguero, Diego Costa, Wayne Rooney, and Harry Kane to get goals on any sort of consistent basis has been a huge headache for many fantasy football managers, so now with someone of Wilson's ilk ruled out for the majority of the season, where do they turn?
Here are some options for you to replace Callum Wilson. Considering his price was at around 6.0m when he was injured, we'll be looking for options no more expensive than around 6.5m.
Jamie Vardy - Leicester City - 6.5m
Quite simply, Jamie Vardy needs to be in your team. He's top scorer in the league despite playing with a broken wrist, and he shows no signs of slowing down.
Diafra Sakho - West Ham United - 6.6m
Someone who looks right in form since his return to the West Ham side, Sakho is playing with some very creative players behind him and is reaping the rewards.
Odion Ighalo - Watford - 5.2m
While Troy Deeney has had a disappointing fantasy impact so far this season, he is creating a lot of chances for his striker partner Ighalo, who seems more than happy to take them.
Saido Berahino - West Brom - 6.2m
Back in the team and back in the goals, Berahino is a genuine threat in most games and if WBA score, chances are he's involved.
Bojan - Stoke City - 5.2m
Back from injury and looking as creative as ever, at that price Bojan is well worth a punt.