This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.
We have our first data points of the NFL season. As usual, our perception of player roles on teams can either be quickly confirmed or completely turned upside down. We'll try to make sense of it all in this week's Deep Dive by highlighting both streaming options in Week 2 and players to stash in hopes of impact performances later in the season. One thing to note is that I won't highlight options already covered in the traditional waiver wire column, so head there for full analysis on the likes of Jameis Winston, Mark Ingram, Tim Patrick and others.
Ben Roethlisberger - vs. Raiders (35 percent)
Roethlisberger admittedly didn't look good in a win against Buffalo. But he'll now return for a home game, where he's performed significantly better than when on the road. Add in a matchup against the Raiders' subpar secondary that will also be on a short week traveling east and there's a strong case for Big Ben as one of the week's best streaming quarterbacks.
Kirk Cousins – at Cardinals (25 percent)
Cousins took to the air 49 times in Week 1, which allowed him to post a strong fantasy line based on volume alone. That's not likely to repeat itself frequently throughout the season, but there's a strong chance for a similar script this weekend. The Vikings will travel to Arizona to face what looked like an unstoppable Cardinals' offense, in what should be another contest where the Vikings will take