Predicting Fantasy Football’s Hottest Waiver-Wire Names of NFL Week 1

September 11, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If this article were published on Thursday before the New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, we swear we would have predicted Dion Lewis as one of our top waiver-wire wonders for Week 1. Since we can't go Bill and Ted style and change the course of history, we'll instead try to predict five players available in at least 50 percent of ESPN leagues who will earn waiver-wire attention heading into Week 2.
If Lewis' heavy workload in the Patriots' win—the diminutive dynamo tallied 19 touches en route to 120 total yards—was influenced in good measure by LeGarrette Blount's absence, the five names we focus on in this prognostic piece appear to have more enduring shares of their respective offenses. This isn't to say Lewis isn't a potentially valuable addition, particularly in PPR formats, just that Blount's return next week will shift the former Pitt standout into a lower-wattage, change-of-pace role.
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