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Fantasy Football: 5 late waiver wire targets ahead of Week 2

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (81) celebrates his touchdown during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The waiver period for NFL Week 1 has come and gone in most fantasy football leagues, catapulting San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell from a barely rostered player to one who's unavailable in most leagues.

But not everyone was able to pick up the player(s) they wanted because someone else either had a higher waiver priority or spent more FAB. It’s also possible you were too busy to remember to make waiver claims.

Fear not, though, as there's still time to improve your fantasy roster for Week 2 and the rest of the season. Here are five players who are still available in the vast majority of leagues at ESPN and can provide value.

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1. RB Carlos Hyde, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars made it pretty clear they would be a passing team in the preseason, which remained true in Week 1. They didn’t give much indication of how they would use their running backs, but it appears Robinson is their receiving back and Hyde is their rushing back.

Robinson received both offensive snaps near the goal line, but they were both pass plays. The big question will be who gets to run it in when Jacksonville tries to run in a score. If the answer is Hyde, then he could have some flex value. The Jaguars' offense will get better in general, which should lead to more touchdown opportunities by at least one of these backs. It’s better to pick up Hyde now, as he will be much harder to add if we find out he is the goalline back.

Hyde is also the highest-ranked running back for Week 2 among those who are widely available.

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