Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace was a top-10 fantasy performer at his position last year, reeling in 72 catches for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns.
With that said, it's been a very unsettled offseason for the fourth-year pro, as Wallace's pleas for a long-term extension went unheeded by the team, who instead placed a first-round tender on Wallace that would pay him about $2.8 million in 2012.
Wallace has so far balked at signing the tender and has yet to report to camp, and the situation potentially got that much uglier when the Steelers inked fellow wideout Antonio Brown to a five-year, $42 million extension, according to the Associated Press via FOX Sports.
That can't be sitting well with Wallace, but the Steelers have a long history of not caving to player demands.
With Pittsburgh GM Kevin Colbert telling NFL.com that the Steelers won't even discuss contract terms with Wallace until he signs his tender and reports, this situation makes selecting Mike Wallace as a fantasy WR1 an incredibly risky move.