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WR Mike Wallace - Miami Dolphins

6-1, 199Born: 8-1-1986College: Ole MissDrafted: Round 3

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 24): Wallace isn't going to revive the deep game that made him a highly-paid receiver after his stint in Pittsburgh, but he is getting looks in the red zone and hovering around "good depth" value with a nice matchup against the Jets up next.

Week 13: at New York Jets

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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9 vs SD 0 0 0 8 3 50 0 0
10 at DET 0 0 0 8 5 51 1 0
11 vs BUF 0 0 0 7 4 38 0 0
12 at DEN 0 0 0 5 4 35 1 0
13 at NYJ PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 5 * * *
13 at NYJ PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *
13 at NYJ PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 10 vs DET (8 / 5 / 51 / 1 rec)

Mike Wallace continued to please his fantasy owners on Sunday, scoring another touchdown and adding another 50-yard effort to his 2014 docket. He's now gone over 50 yards in seven of nine games this season and has scored in six of nine games. While he still hasn't eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark (and hasn't gone over 70 since Week 3), he still provides value as a major red zone weapon for the Dolphins. Unlike his predecessor, Bill Lazor isn't afraid to move Wallace around the formation and get him on the move with the ball in his hands. His TD was about as simple as it gets, as he came in motion from the left side of the formation, shifting behind the running back and quarterback when the ball was snapped. On the move towards the right front pylon in the end zone, it was an easy pitch and catch from Tannehill to Wallace, as a Detroit linebacker, Ashlee Palmer, was given the responsibility to pick him up out of the backfield. There was nothing Palmer, any other defender for that matter, could really do about the touchdown. Just a great play design near the goal-line. Wallace's targets are holding steady, as he saw at least 8 for the seventh time in nine games on Sunday. However, he was behind both Jarvis Landry and Charles Clay (9 targets apiece) in the target pecking order. That was due to the heavy pressure Ryan Tannehill saw for most of the day, and the need to get the ball out quickly, hence more targets for the middle of the field guys. With Lamar Miller ailing, Lazor even lined up Wallace and Landry in the backfield a few times, which provided an interesting wrinkle. Wallace did end up catching a pass out of the backfield, but it's unlikely that becomes a staple of the Miami attack. He and his quarterback still are searching for any sort of chemistry on their deep-ball, which ultimately limits his upside. If the touchdowns start to dry out, owners may start to be concerned, but there's no sign of any regression in Wallace's touchdowns, at least for now.

2014 Week 11 vs BUF (7 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)

Mike Wallace was again the highest targeted receiver for the Dolphins on Thursday night, but he came up with a dud against the Bills. It easily could've been a bigger day for Wallace, but he missed on two connections with his QB that would've resulted in big plays. Near the end of the first half, Wallace hauled in a pair of passes to open the drive, getting to midfield by the two minute warning. As is the custom for Tannehill and Wallace, they went for the deep ball after finding a few connections. It wasn't a poorly thrown ball down the right sideline, as Wallace got his hands on it. Undoubtedly a tough play, but one Wallace should be expected to make. He had a step on the corner, Corey Graham, and Aaron Williams, the safety, was able to do just enough to put Wallace off. The throw may have been a hair too far out of bounds, but Wallace had his hands on it. Near the end of the game, Tannehill looked Wallace's way in the end zone, but Corey Graham was there to break up the play. There was nothing to be done by Wallace, as the throw wasn't very well placed either. Wallace should continue to see the most targets on the team, and should continue to see red zone looks, but with a shorter, quicker passing game needed without Branden Albert, he'll still remain very TD dependent.

2014 Week 12 vs DEN (5 / 4 / 35 / 1 rec)

Wallace led the Dolphins WRs in snaps once again on Sunday, but he continues to take a backseat to rookie Jarvis Landry. Wallace's five targets were his lowest since the Week 3 drubbing of the Raiders in Oakland, and he's been out-targeted by Landry in two of the last three games. However, while Lazor will move Wallace around the formation to take advantage of matchups, Tannehill doesn't have to force-feed him. He'll look to find the right matchup, and exploit that. On Sunday, four different players saw 5+ targets, with Landry seeing the 11, but Wallace, Dion Sims and Brandon Gibson all seeing 5 or 6. Tannehill really only tried the one deep ball, which sailed through the end zone to Wallace, but was very efficient in the intermediate area. That's where Wallace has to do his damage without the deep ball clicking. He still is a major red zone weapon for the Dolphins and most of the time will be able to use his short area quickness to get some separation from his defender. Against a hobbled Aqib Talib, and assisted by a perfect pass from Tannehill, Wallace ran a perfect out route for his seventh touchdown of the season. Although the yardage totals leave plenty to be desired, and fantasy owners are relying on his TD prowess, this Miami offense is showing that they can move the ball against strong defenses. Anyone who's ridden Wallace to this point knows he's still a WR2, albeit a risky one with his TD totals.

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Latest News

Dolphins | Mike Wallace does not practice (Wed Nov 26, 05:16 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace (undisclosed) did not participate during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Nov. 26, because of an undisclosed injury. Wallace was able to do some jogging and catch passes on the side.

Our View: This is likely just a day of rest. Check back to see if the veteran receiver can get back to practice on Friday.
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Dolphins | Mike Wallace, Jarvis Landry probable (Fri Nov 21, 06:00 PM) - Miami Dolphins WRs Mike Wallace (calf) and Jarvis Landry (shoulder) were both limited in practice Friday, Nov. 21, but they are both listed as probable for Week 12 against the Denver Broncos.

Our View: While we expect Ryan Tannehill to have a decent day. we think it will be cumulative and not because one of his guys go off. Wallace is no more than a WR4 against this defense, while Landry is is a WR5. Neither is a great option.

Dolphins | Mike Wallace, Jarvis Landry limited (Thu Nov 20, 06:38 PM) - Miami Dolphins WRs Mike Wallace (calf) and Jarvis Landry (shoulder) were both limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 20.

Our View: Wallace looks to be no more than a WR3, while Landry is a WR5. Wallace at least has upside, so if you have to start someone, he is it. We're looking elsewhere for WR help this week.

Dolphins | Mike Wallace doesn't do all drills (Wed Nov 19, 06:30 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Our View: It's Wednesday, so Wallace may just be getting a little bit of rest here.
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Dolphins | Mike Wallace doesn't blame OC (Sat Nov 15, 02:23 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace said it's not offensive coordinator Bill Lazor's fault for the offense's struggles. Wallace said Lazor is making good calls, but the players need to execute better and stop leaving touchdowns on the field.

Our View: Wallace has more potential that he's showing in the Lazor offense. We're glad that the team is moving him around the formation to get open, but Wallace still doesn't show fantastic chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill.
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Schedule

13@ New York Jets
14vs Baltimore Ravens
15@ New England Patriots
16vs Minnesota Vikings
17vs New York Jets