Fantasy Football 2015: Week 1 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 1 Waiver Wire Trends in Fantasy
September 8, 2015
The 2015 fantasy football season hasn’t officially begun yet, but that doesn’t mean that we owners can’t start tinkering with our rosters in an effort to get the best lineup possible heading into Week 1. That said, let’s visit with a few of the most popular waiver wire adds out there and see if anyone’s right for your team as we get going on the new season.
James Jones, WR, Green Bay Packers: After about five minutes with the Giants, Jones rejoined Aaron Rodgers and company in Green Bay. He shouldn’t have too much of a problem jumping back into the thick of things and will likely wind up as the team’s No. 3 receiver.
Jones should be an impact player in the Green Bay offense pretty much immediately, which makes him a nice waiver pickup in 12- or 14-team leagues.
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Christine Michael, RB, Dallas Cowboys: In the “Who knows?” world of the fantasy running back, Michael has been getting quite a bit of attention as a potential playmaker. Speculation dictates that the Cowboys would be wise to utilize him in short-yardage situations (such as the goal line), since he has the physical measure to be effective there.
Michael is a deeper-league dice-roll, but if you’re having issues with the low end of your RB depth chart, you might want to kick the tires here.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: It’s at least a little surprising that Williams isn’t owned in more leagues--at least as a handcuff to LeVeon Bell. He’ll get starter touches in the first couple of weeks as Bell serves a suspension.
Williams heads into Thursday’s game as the go-to RB, and should play well against the Niners the following week. He’s at least a short-term consideration.
Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Lockett flashed his big-play potential this preseason on both special teams and offense, bagging a pair of return touchdowns and a lengthy receiving score.
Lockett was initially going to be a special teams guy, but the Seahawks have recognized his talents and should be utilizing him more on offense, he’s a nice waiver add as a lower-end WR.
Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots: Let’s head back to the Steelers-Patriots matchup for a moment and look at Lewis. The New England backfield is enough to make a fantasy owner pull his or her hair out, but the early buzz here looks pretty positive.
Lewis looks like a pretty reliable third-down RB and could get some goal-line looks. He’s also got pretty good hands and factors into the passing game. It’s hard telling what the Pats will do on a weekly basis, but he looks as good as anyone out there.
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