I like burning the #1 waiver early simply because many other owners are burning theirs early on putting you further up the list for another pickup.
Add value to your team now IMO.
Standard Scoring, 8 Team PPR
QB- BREES, Romo
RB- MARTIN, RICE, Sproles, Murray, A.Morris
WR-D.THOMAS, BRYANT, Maclin, S.Smith
TE- GRAHAM, Hernandez
DEF- BENGALS, Giants
Mathews for my Ridley/Redman
Rice for my Mathews/Wallace