Mike Wallace, the speedy wide receiver formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has signed a deal with the Miami Dolphins. Wallace’s contract is reportedly for five years.
What is Mike Wallace’s fantasy football projections going forward now that he’s with the Dolphins? Murky, at best.
A fantasy football wide receiver is only as good as his quarterback. In Miami, Ryan Tannehill hasn’t shown to be anything close to elite. He’s young but is he someone we should be confident can feed Wallace for catches, yards and touchdowns? I don’t think so.
Tannehill had only 12 touchdown passes last season as a rookie. Combine that with Wallace’s down season (64 catches for 836 yards and eight touchdowns) and this looks like it can be a bust of a signing — at least in the fantasy football sense. Yes, Wallace is fast but he’s not supremely skilled. It’s going to be difficult for Tannehill to turn him into an elite fantasy WR.
Heading into the 2013 fantasy football season, be wary of Mike Wallace. His new team should make you think twice before adding him to your fantasy team.