Mike Wallace | WR | Miami Dolphins
Posted: 11/19/2013 10:45pm et
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace said Tuesday, Nov. 19, that he could be 'a lot better,' and that he has had disappointing chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill so far. He is disappointed that the things he did with the Pittsburgh Steelers for four years have not translated to success with his new team. Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman thinks Wallace is coming around. 'I thought Mike had a tremendous ball game,' Sherman said of Wallace's Week 11 performance against the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: Wallace's "tremendous" Week 11 game consisted of 4 catches for 39 yards -- falling even below his disappointing per-contest averages of 4.4 receptions and 53.4 yards. Wallace only has 2 100-yard games and 1 TD, which came way back in Week 2. One long reception could give him a good fantasy week at any time, but at this point, his fantasy owners are better off writing this off as a lost season.
Posted: 11/16/2013 12:46pm et
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace (hamstring) is expected to play unless he suffers a setback. He is listed as questionable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Wallace might be hindered a bit but he has a good match-up this week against a struggling Chargers' pass defense. The game is a late kickoff but if Wallace plays he'll be a WR3 with big upside for fantasy owners.
Posted: 9/18/2013 12:09am et
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace was grumpy after Week 1 when he managed just one reception, but after his big stat line in Week 2, he is suddenly bubbly. 'I was the deep guy there (in Pittsburgh). But I always want to show people I can do more than deep routes. So this is fun for me,' Wallace said. He has lined up in the slot, and is allowed to move around more.
Huddle Up: Amazing what a 9-115-TD game on a team-high 11 targets will do. Still, given the developing nature of 2nd-year QB Ryan Tannehill and the Miami passing game, Wallace could fall back to 1-catch territory again this week and his attitude might follow suit.
Posted: 9/12/2013 11:10pm et
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill said the team wants to throw the ball to WR Mike Wallace but will not force throws to him. 'I'm going to play the quarterback position the way the coaches install the plays,' Tannehill said. 'I'm going to go through the reads just like they install it. We're going to try and get him the ball when he's in the play, but we're not going to force him the ball.'
Huddle Up: Despite his 1-catch, 15-yard effort on 5 Week 1 targets, definitely don't bail on Wallace as he should find the going easier this week in Indy without Browns Pro Bowl CB Joe Haden there to shadow his evey mood.
Posted: 9/9/2013 2:11pm et
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace was unhappy with not being targeted in the first half of the team's Week 1 game and finishing the game with only four targets. Wallace did not talk after the game because he did not want to throw the coaches under the bus.
Huddle Up: Hard to understand why Wallace would be upset after winning a game, but he will get his looks.
Posted: 9/9/2013 10:51am et
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace refused to speak to reporters after the Week 1 win against the Cleveland Browns after managing just one catch for 15 yards in his team debut. 'Ask coach,' Wallace said about how he was used. 'It's not my game plan.'
Huddle Up: Wow, that didn't take long. No 'Happy to get the win with my new team', just pouting about the game plan. We'll see if the squeaky wheel gets some grease in the next game, but don't bank on it.
Posted: 8/8/2013 8:46pm et
The Miami Dolphins still are trying to decide whether WR Mike Wallace (groin) will play in the second preseason game.
Huddle Up: 13 Dolphins caught passes in the HOF Game on Sunday, but Wallace -- the team's big-$$$ free-agent signee -- wasn't one of them. Fantasy GMs and Fins fans yearning to see how the WR is going to fit in on his new team might start getting a little antsy if he misses a 2nd-straight contest.
Posted: 8/1/2013 7:51pm et
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace (groin) said he has been dealing with a groin injury but hopes to play in the Hall of Fame Game Sunday, Aug. 4. He said he does not believe the injury is serious.
Huddle Up: The Fins get the "benefit" of playing 5 exhibition contests, so this isn't a make-or-break deal by any stretch.
Posted: 7/24/2013 4:00pm et
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace hasn't impressed anyone during offseason team activities or so far in training camp, and he hasn't shown good chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill, either. Wallace has been dropping passes and doesn't consistently run full speed in practices, and he hasn't connected on a long pass in 11-on-11 drills with Tannehill all offseason.
Huddle Up: It's plenty early, and that's a pretty subjective assessment. But if the drops continue Wallace will start hearing about it. At minimum it's enough to maybe slow the Miami fantasy hype train just a little bit--or at least the passing game portion, while the Lamar Miller train continues to chug along.
Posted: 5/16/2013 1:05pm et
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace said he does not think building chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill will not be too difficult and expects the chemistry to be fine once training camp begins. Wallace said he works with Tannehill after each practice.
Huddle Up: Wallace has averaged 65-1,095-9 over the past 3 seasons, and there's no reason to think he can't reach or eclipse those figures in 2013 -- even with a new QB in a new system.
Posted: 3/12/2013 6:11pm et
The Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with WR Mike Wallace (Steelers). The deal is expected to include $30 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: With the Fins, it's all about upgrading the weaponry for second-year starting QB Ryan Tannehill, and Miami already has taken two big strides by signing the speedy Wallace and re-signing its 2012 top receiver, Brian Hartline.
Posted: 3/6/2013 4:09pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent WR Mike Wallace is believed to be the Miami Dolphins' top target in free agency because they covet his ability to make plays in the end zone as well as his speed. Wallace is expected to get more than Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson got last offseason and more than Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe received this offseason. The team will use the three days before the start of free agency to gauge Wallace's price.
Huddle Up: Miami definitely needs to upgrade at wide receiver, and with Dwayne Bowe re-signing in Kansas City Wallace is the biggest name on the market.
Posted: 2/20/2013 9:24am et
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent WR Mike Wallace will reportedly be the top target for the Miami Dolphins in the offseason. Wallace may command a contract in the range of $60 million or $12 million a season.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins desperately need help at wide receiver; whether Ryan Tannehill is the type of quarterback who can effectively get the ball downfield to Wallace, however, is another matter entirely. It's not incorrect to wonder if this may wind up being a case of overpaying for a poor fit.
Posted: 2/13/2013 11:44am et
Impending free-agent WR Mike Wallace might be a realistic possibility for the Cleveland Browns if he hits the open market.
Huddle Up: All indications are the Steelers aren't bringing Wallace back, and while adding him to their current lineup doesn't do much if the Browns are able to upgrade at quarterback--Joe Flacco, for instance--he could remain an elite fantasy wideout despite changing addresses.
Posted: 2/12/2013 10:38pm et
Some people in the Pittsburgh Steelers organization believe that impending free-agent WR Mike Wallace will sign with the Cleveland Browns this offseason.
Huddle Up: This would be huge coup for the Browns, who need WR help and would weaken their AFC North rivals in the process.
Posted: 2/9/2013 12:00am et
The Pittsburgh Steelers do not have enough salary-cap room to keep free-agent WR Mike Wallace, and he's not a good fit for offensive coordinator Todd Haley's style of offense.
Huddle Up: Wallace's price tag is likely high enough to push him out the door in Pittsburgh. As one of the top deep threats in the NFL he's bound to have offers, but fantasy-wise he needs to find another quarterback able to make plays down the field like Ben Roethlisberger to remain an elite fantasy wide receiver.
Posted: 1/2/2013 2:24pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers are unlikely to place the franchise tag on impending free-agent WR Mike Wallace because they'd have to pay him between $10 million and $11 million in 2013.
Huddle Up: Wallace held out this preseason looking for a contract extension, then struggled after missing time and didn't present a strong case for a big raise. Even though the Steelers may not be willing to pay him, as the top deep threat in the league he'll have plenty of suitors this offseason.
Posted: 12/29/2012 4:50pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace (hip, hamstring) will miss the first game of his career in Week 17. Wallace may have played his last game with the team as he is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Huddle Up: It was largely a disappointing season for Wallace, who had only 2 100-yard receiving games and only had 2 TDs over his final 6 contests.
Posted: 12/28/2012 10:49pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace (hip, hamstring) is out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: As expected, Wallace's fantasy owners will have to make other Week 17 plans, and some of those plans could include Emmanuel Sanders, who could get the bulk of Wallace's work Sunday.
Posted: 12/27/2012 10:42pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace (hip) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Week 17 is starting to look rather shaky for Wallace, who missed his second consecutive practice Thursday. See if he can get on the field Friday.
Posted: 12/26/2012 7:48pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Wallace had only catch for 13 yards in Week 16's loss to the Bengals, and there's a very good chance his season might be done with the Steelers having nothing left to play for.