Top players owned in less than 60% leagues to start in Week 2

Playing fantasy football isn't as easy as people make it out to be. Oftentimes, it isn't about who you draft; it's about who you can pick up through waivers and free agency. With the first wave of wire pickups in the 2011 fantasy football season passed, what players could still be out there to help your team in week 2?

Devery Henderson(notes) - New Orleans Saints

The talented wide receiver is owned in just 55% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues. It's always risky to have some of the Saints stars because they change week to week. With Marques Colston(notes) sidelined for at least the next month with a broken collarbone, Henderson should see an increase in targets. During the opening week, he caught six passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Carnell Williams(notes) - St. Louis Rams

With Steven Jackson likely to miss the week 2 game against the New York Giants, Williams will get the majority of the carries. During the opening week, Williams combined for 140 total yards against the tough Philadelphia Eagles defense, a number he should be able to pass with ease against the injury depleted defense in New York. How Williams is still owned in just 51% of leagues, I don't understand.

Jacoby Ford(notes) - Oakland Raiders

Ford is owned in just 46% of leagues after he didn't impress anyone with his week 1 performance against the Denver Broncos. His speed makes him a major threat for the Raiders; he just needs to protect the football. The Raiders need Ford to use his speed to help Jason Campbell(notes) run the offense, and against the Buffalo Bills this week is when it needs to happen. Keep an eye on a hamstring problem for the 24-year-old.

Jermaine Gresham(notes) - Cincinnati Bengals

The talented tight end is owned in just 22% of leagues, and is one of the biggest weapons on the Bengals this season. In week 1, Gresham caught six passes for 58 yards and a touchdown. While most 12-team leagues probably have their No. 1 tight end spots locked up, any team that fields multiple tight end lineups will make for a solid home for this big target.

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Hobson Lopes is a fan of the Atlanta Falcons, thanks to Deion Sanders and can be followed on Twitter @HobsonLopes.

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Updated Thursday, Sep 15, 2011