WR Mike Wallace - Baltimore Ravens
|6-1, 199||Born: 8-1-1986||College: Ole Miss||Drafted: Round 3|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 20): Wallace had his best catch of the year against the Packers and just in time for a matchup with the weak Texans pass defense. He's close to re-establishing himself as decent bench depth, especially with the Ravens soft schedule against the pass in the fantasy playoffs.
Week 12: vs Houston Texans
FBG says: Great matchup. Joe Flacco and the Ravens passing game continue to be tasked with the bare minimum required to get by. Perhaps his offseason back injury is still a bit of an issue, or perhaps Flacco merely isn't very good at this point, but for whatever reason, this is a "just enough" attack that has yet to create any fireworks. Flacco's season high in yardage came in Week 9, a 261-yard performance in a tight win over the Titans, and that seems like a perfectly fair ceiling to set - and quarterbacks tend to reach their ceilings against this decimated Houston defense. Wideouts Jeremy Maclin and Mike Wallace boast strong one-on-one matchups this week - the Texans have allowed the league's third-most fantasy points to wide receivers - as does tight end Ben Watson (sixth-most to tight ends). We never want to rely on Flacco and his weapons, but the Week 12 matchup is cherry and he's at least been precise with his throws. Expect a solid if volume-driven performance. As good as the Texans run defense has been, their pass defense has been inversely awful. The losses of cornerbacks A.J. Bouye (free agency) and Kevin Johnson (injury) have truly decimated the secondary, and the many pass rush losses certainly haven't helped. As a result, opponents have racked up the league's fifth-most (7.2) net yards per attempt and the seventh-most (252.8) yards per game. Of late. they've been absolutely shredded by the Seahawks (452 yards and 4 touchdowns), Colts (308 and 2), Rams (355 and 3), and Blaine Gabbert-led Cardinals (257 and 3). This is among the league's most targetable units, and they boost the outlooks of even mediocre passing games like that of the Ravens.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 11 vs GB (4 / 4 / 56 / 1 rec)
Mike Wallace had one of his most productive games of the season against the Packers. Wallace made his first catch on the Ravens first play from scrimmage. Wallace came open running a crossing route off play action and picked up 16 yards. Wallace beat his man running a slant route and got up field after securing the catch for 16 yards. Wallace gained 3 yards running a shallow crossing route. Wallace made a spectacular one handed catch that was as well contested as it possibly could be by Damarious Randall for a 21 yard touchdown.
2017 Week 9 vs TEN (7 / 4 / 19 / 1 rec)
Mike Wallace was not very involved in the offense. Wallace picked up 8 yard running a comeback with less than 2 minutes remaining in the first half. Wallace made a catch on a shallow cross for 5 yards. Wallace picked up 4 yards running a curl. Mike Wallace caught a 1 yard touchdown running a slant. Wallace saw one target downfield.
2017 Week 7 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Mike Wallace took a massive hit to the head after catching a slant route and was knocked out of the game. Wallace was placed in concussion protocol and did not return.
2017 Week 6 vs CHI (5 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Mike Wallace was almost a non-factor after a big game the previous week. Wallace made his first catch for an 8 yard gain running a curl route. Wallace gained 6 yards running a shallow cross. Wallace picked up 16 yards on what was essentially a free catch against the Bears defense that was making sure Wallace stayed in bounds.
2017 Week 5 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 133 / 0 rec)
Mike Wallace converted all 3 of his targets into big plays against the Raiders. Wallace picked up 52 yards beating Sean Smith down the sideline on a go route. Wallace got behind Smith and Reggie Nelson and hauled in another bomb from Flacco gaining 54 more yards. Wallace picked up 27 on his final reception running a deep crossing route and easily gaining separation.
2017 Week 4 vs PIT (10 / 6 / 55 / 1 rec)
Mike Wallace made his first catch for 7 yards running a quick out. Mike Wallace dropped what would have been a 30 yard completion down the sideline. Wallace caught a slant for 5 yards. Wallace ran a nice route and showed good concentration making a 16 yard touchdown grab between two defenders. Wallace picked up 14 more yards running another in breaking route. Wallace gained 8 more yards running a comeback route. Wallace picked up 5 more yards on comeback.
2017 Week 3 vs JAX (5 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Mike Wallace saw an uptick in his usage but could not produce amidst a pitiful offensive display. All of Wallace's deep targets were uncatchable. Wallace made his first catch midway through the 4th quarter after Ryan Mallett had replaced Flacco.
2017 Week 2 vs CLE (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Mike Wallace picked up 7 yards working back to Flacco as he escaped the pocket. Wallace had a deep target but Flacco overthrew Wallace by a good margin because Wallace appeared not anticipate the throw leading to an easy interception for Jason McCourty.
2017 Week 1 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Mike Wallace caught a slant route from the slot for a gain of 8 on his only target. Wallace saw the second most snaps of Ravens wide receivers, only 1 snap behind Jeremy Maclin, but did not see many looks from Flacco.
Latest NewsRavens | Mike Wallace catches TD pass (Sun Nov 19, 04:34 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace caught four passes for 56 yards and one touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in Week 11. link to story
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