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Top undrafted fantasy players to add for Week 1

By now, you've likely concluded your fantasy draft(s) and are eagerly awaiting your Week 1 matchup. However, depending on your league, there could be a wealth of worthwhile players waiting on the waiver wire. Below are 10 players who are owned in roughly 60 percent or less of leagues. Take a gander, and if possible try and add these guys to your roster before your league mates realize their mistakes.

Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals -- 15.2 percent owned

Last season, Palmer finished 17th in fantasy scoring among quarterbacks, and could be on the rise in 2014 with his trio of talented pass-catchers (Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and John Brown). Palmer threw for the most yards in his career last season (4,274) and NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt believes Palmer can top 5,000 passing yards this year. If he can cut down on his interceptions (career-high 22 in 2013) Palmer has the potential to join the low-end QB1 conversation.

Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals -- 62.0 percent owned

With the recent dismissal of BenJarvus Green-Ellis by the Bengals, Hill's stock has skyrocketed in fantasy circles. The 238-pound bruiser should now be one of the go-to options at the goal line and will provide a nice change of pace from the shifty Giovani Bernard. If he's still on the waiver wire, pick him up immediately. He might not deliver massive stats immediately, but the return on your investment could be huge by the season's end.

Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers -- 53.3 percent owned

Hyde finished the preseason with 15 carries for 88 rushing yards (5.87 yards per carry), and looks the part of a future featured back. For now, he's still playing second fiddle to the ageless Frank Gore in San Francisco, but with Gore getting up there in the age department (31 years old) it might not be too long until Hyde starts getting some solo opportunities. He's easily in the discussion as the top backup running back worth rostering in fantasy football this season.

Shonn Greene, RB, Tennessee Titans -- 30.2 percent owned

Many media-types and fantasy football pundits assumed that the starting running back role in Tennessee would belong to Bishop Sankey when the team drafted him in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Despite a minor knee injury this preseason, Greene remains the top option in the rushing game -- especially on early downs. The Titans figure to run the ball a lot to help take the pressure off of Jake Locker, which means Greene has nice value as long as he can fend off Sankey.

Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers -- 4.7 percent owned

It's easy to forget, but J-Stew was a top-10 fantasy running back in 2009. Since then a menagerie of ankle and knee injuries have kept him sidelined or limited his effectiveness. Now, Stewart enters a season as healthy as he's been since 2009. Head coach Ron Rivera believes that the Carolina rushing attack could be truly dynamic if Stewart stays healthy. He's worth scooping up as the Panthers will likely lean on the running game early while Cam Newton finishes recovering from his ankle and rib injuries and gets more in tune with his wide receivers.

Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans -- 53.8 percent owned

Hunter has been a darling of the fantasy community all offseason, yet he still went undrafted in almost half of leagues. If you are hurting for wide receivers it is definitely worth dropping someone to make room for Hunter. The guy has immense talent and could be a fountain of fantasy points week after week if he lives up to his potential. It's far more worthwhile to have a guy like Hunter on your team as opposed to an aging veteran.

Andrew Hawkins, WR, Cleveland Browns -- 1.2 percent owned

With Josh Gordon suspended for the year, the wide receiver situation in Cleveland is an absolute mess. Yet, if there's one name to take a flier on it's Hawkins. He was the only option in the passing attack to flash at the end of the preseason, and appears to have a rapport going with Brian Hoyer. Someone needs to catch passes in Cleveland, right?

Greg Jennings, WR, Minnesota Vikings -- 26.1 percent owned

The fantasy fallout when Jennings moved from Green Bay to Minnesota was significant, but not to the point where he should be going undrafted in almost 75 percent of leagues. Yes, Cordarrelle Patterson looks poised to breakout in Minnesota, but Jennings still has value as a veteran with a proven track record and some gas left in the tank (he's only 30 years old). He can provide nice depth as a WR4 or WR5 to fill in on bye weeks or if your team suffers any injuries at the position.

Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs -- 4.6 percent owned

Kelce was a human highlight reel in the preseason, catching a couple of long touchdowns and making a very convincing case for more playing time in the regular season. Kelce is still behind Anthony Fasano on the team's depth chart, but that shouldn't stop him from being the more successful fantasy tight end. Kelce comes with a small amount of risk, however, so don't drop an established starter at the position to grab him. But if you can spare a little depth at wide receiver or running back, let someone go and scoop up Kelce before it's too late.

Ladarius Green, TE, San Diego Chargers -- 27.3 percent owned

While Antonio Gates represents the present at the tight end position for the San Diego Chargers, Green represents the future. Green is an imposing (6-foot-6, 240 pounds) athletic specimen who has the speed of a wide receiver in a tight end body. Unfortunately, his role in the offense remains a bit limited, as Gates still gets the looks with the first team and has a storied history with quarterback Philip Rivers. Green is worth stashing as a TE2 given his talent and Gates' injury history. He might not deliver early for your team, but could pay off in a big way later on.

-- Alex writes fantasy and features pieces for Follow him on Twitter @AlexGelhar.

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