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The 5 best tight ends on the Week 2 waiver wire includes a pair from the NFC East

Once the top names are gone, the tight end position can be like trying to draw blood out of a turnip.

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller carries the ball against Denver Broncos cornerback Isaac Yiadom during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

We’re one week into the season and you’re not exactly feeling your roster. Well, there’s no time like the present to fix your mistakes. Let’s look at the top tight ends still available in more than 40 percent of leagues, based on season-long ownership in CBS Sports leagues as of Monday.

Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders (59 percent owned)

The departure of both Antonio Brown and Jared Cook blew the doors wide open for Waller to become a major force in the Raiders’ passing attack, and it was there for all to see on Monday night as Waller hauled in seven passes for 70 yards. His impressive showing validated all the encouraging talk about Waller in the preseason and this is arguably the only week his ownership will be below 80 percent this season. Get him now.

Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys (22 percent)

He might not be good at saying, but Witten clearly still has the skills for doing. The grizzled veteran made the most of four targets against the Giants, catching three for 15 yards and a score. Dak Prescott has no problem looking for big No. 82 near the goal line, and getting eight to ten points every week is nothing to sneeze at.

Vernon Davis, Washington (4 percent)

There’s simply no telling if and when Jordan Reed will return to the lineup, and Davis appears up to the challenge, putting up a nice 4-59-1 line on seven targets against the Eagles. That’s a pretty sweet line in a PPR league.

C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals (2 percent)

With A.J. Green sidelined, others are going to have to step up for the Bengals in the passing game, and Uzomah did his part against the Seahawks with a 4-66 effort. The talent has always been there, but the results have been lacking. But maybe this is the year Uzomah finally puts it all together.

Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams (1 percent)

In retrospect, Higbee only being owned by one percent of leagues is kind of ridiculous. Higbee came on strong for the Rams in the postseason and there really wasn’t any reason why that shouldn’t have continued. And, sure enough, it is continuing. Higbee had five targets on Sunday and caught four for 20 yards and a touchdown. Gerald Everett had one target. Higbee is always going to be one of Jared Goff’s favorite red zone targets and we’re all going to have to accept it.