Mike Wallace's Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook After Week 9

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Mike Wallace's Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook After Week 9
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Mike Wallace has the skill set to be a big-time fantasy asset. He just hasn't played up to it this season.

Mike Wallace hasn't been as good as people expected him to be in Miami this season, and without any incredibly impressive weeks, the speedster is starting to play himself right out of fantasy football lineups.

Wallace has the ability to be a solid fantasy receiver, but he has yet to produce much of anything this season. In fantasy football, you can only let a guy go for so many weeks before you have to move on. 

It's time to move on from Mike Wallace. 

The injury to Brandon Gibson seemed like a great opportunity for Wallace to get more involved in the Miami offense. Technically, he's been involved, as he's been targeted by Ryan Tannehill 42 times in the last four games. Unfortunately for Wallace and his fantasy owners, he's only hauled in 18 of those passes. 

Wallace has had a few decent games, but he's only broken double-digits twice in ESPN leagues. Possibly the biggest knock against him is that he's only found the end zone one time this season, and it was all the way back in Week 2 against the Colts.

The small sliver of hope for die-hard Wallace fans out there is the Dolphins schedule. In the next two weeks the Phins will take on Tampa Bay and San Diego, both teams that rank in the bottom half of the league against the pass.

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If you don't have any other viable options, maybe let him roll for the next few weeks against some bad teams. If you do have other options, explore them as soon as possible because Wallace might be putting up consistent numbers, but consistent games of six to eight points just isn't good enough to win fantasy leagues.  

As Wallace continues to struggle to haul passes in, more targets will fall to Brian Hartline, taking away the small fantasy value Wallace had to begin with. Since Hartline is owned in just over 45 percent of ESPN leagues, he is probably available. Maybe you should take a look at swiping Wallace's teammate if his performance continues to drop, but even Hartline hasn't put up anything too amazing. 

Probably better to stray away from Miami Dolphins players overall if you can. 

 

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