Mike Wallace, WR, Dolphins
|WR - #30||73.04||MIA||Active||6 years||28||6'0||199||@Wallace17_daKid|
2014 Outlook: Quality BackupLast updated on Jun-23-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK: There was a lot of pressure on Wallace coming over from Pittsburgh after signing a monster contract. He did not live up to expectations, nor did most of the Dolphins' offense. He had his lowest yards per catch (12.7) and touchdown total (five) of his career. The big play [Wallace's specialty] wasn't there. Wallace looked frustrated and lost far too often. QB Ryan Tannehill did not have time to get the ball down-field, and in the rare occurrence that he did, the chemistry between the duo was non-existent. Fantasy owners are counting on offensive line improvements and improved chemistry. Wallace also recently admitted to being very confused by the play-calling and his offensive role. He has made it clear that he is now much more comfortable with his role thanks to new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Being a boom-or-bust guy, Wallace will most likely lack week-to-week consistency. A bounce-back season in this pass-happy offense is a safe bet.
Editor's note: Almost any improvement up front along the offensive line will make the Dolphins' offense much improved. Wallace still has speed and speed kills. With an average draft position of 77.45 or WR32, the former Ole Miss receiver is an excellent WR3 with upside galore.
Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace will miss the team's intrasquad scrimmage this weekend with a hamstring injury. He hasn't practiced since Tuesday and won't practice until he gets evaluated next week. His status for the team's first preseason game, Aug. 8 versus the Falcons, is in doubt. However, the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero wrote Thursday, "This is not a serious injury."Fantasy Analysis:
Hamstring injuries must be contagious. Cecil Shorts, Le'Veon Bell, Arian Foster and Andre Johnson, Steven Jackson, Odell Beckham, Jonathan Stewart, Trent Richardson. It's been a popular week for the muscle.
Since Wallace relies heavily on his deep-threat speed, such an injury is a little more concerning. We'll have an update no later than early next week when Wallace gets checked out. He still has a lot of bounce-back potential in an offense that sounds committed toward getting the most out of him.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/31 - Dolphins WR Mike Wallace out through the weekend with hamstring injury
7/29 - Dolphins want to make WR Mike Wallace a complete receiver
7/15 - Dolphins WR Mike Wallace may return kickoffs
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|6.03||Draft Sharks - Wallace is being undervalued after a disappointing 2013 season. Even then, though, he finished 27th among WRs in PPR scoring. I got him here as WR28.|
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