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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    CIN @ BAL

  • Week 2 - Sep 11

    PIT @ BAL

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    BAL @ CLE

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    CAR @ BAL

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    BAL @ IND

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    BAL @ TB

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    ATL @ BAL

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    BAL @ CIN

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    BAL @ PIT

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    TEN @ BAL

  • Week 11 - Nov 16


  • Week 12 - Nov 24

    BAL @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    LAC @ BAL

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    BAL @ MIA

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    JAC @ BAL

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    BAL @ HOU

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    CLE @ BAL

  • Week 2 - Sep 10

    CIN 13 @ BAL 44

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    NE 30 @ BAL 31

  • Week 4 - Sep 27

    CLE 16 @ BAL 23

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    BAL 9 @ KC 6

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    DAL @ BAL

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    BAL @ HOU

  • Week 8 - Oct 28


  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    BAL @ CLE

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    OAK @ BAL

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    BAL @ PIT

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    BAL @ LAC

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    PIT @ BAL

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    PIT 7 @ BAL 35

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    BAL 13 @ TEN 26

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    BAL 37 @ LAR 7

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NYJ 17 @ BAL 34

  • Week 5 - Oct 09


  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    HOU 14 @ BAL 29

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    BAL 7 @ JAC 12

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    ARI 27 @ BAL 30

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    BAL 23 @ PIT 20

    43 receptions

    800 rec yards

    5 TDs

    8 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    BAL 17 @ SEA 22

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    CIN 24 @ BAL 31

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    BAL 24 @ CLE 10

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    IND 10 @ BAL 24

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    BAL 14 @ LAC 34

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    LAR 0 @ PIT 27

    72 receptions

    1193 rec yards

    8 TDs

    57 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 1 - Sep 13

    BAL 10 @ NYJ 9

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    BAL 10 @ CIN 15

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    CLE 17 @ BAL 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    BAL 17 @ PIT 14

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    DEN 17 @ BAL 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    BAL 20 @ NE 23

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    BUF 34 @ BAL 37

  • Week 8 - Oct 31


  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    MIA 10 @ BAL 26

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    NE 39 @ PIT 26

    8 receptions

    136 rec yards

    2 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    BAL 37 @ CAR 13

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    TB 10 @ BAL 17

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    PIT 13 @ BAL 10

  • Week 14 - Dec 13

    BAL 34 @ HOU 28

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    NO 24 @ BAL 30

  • Week 16 - Dec 23

    CAR 3 @ PIT 27

    4 receptions

    104 rec yards

    1 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    PIT 41 @ CLE 9

    60 receptions

    1,257 rec yards

    10 TDs

    39 rush yards

    0 TDs


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Mike Wallace

Baltimore Ravens

2009 - 2011 Statistics

                           RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY

                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats           5       57      0           72        114      1193    8        173.0      10.8

2010 Stats           5       39      0           60        102      1257   10        189.6      11.9

2009 Stats           5       48      0           39         72        756    6        116.4        7.3

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Even in what seemed like a down year, Wallace finished in the Top-10 in WR fantasy points

(+) Finished with his most career targets (114) and receptions (72) last season

(+) One of the fastest players at any position in pads with the ball in his hands

(+) His acceleration from zero to sixty is unfathomable

(+) Pittsburgh is a passing team now, that's for sure

(+) The best stutter-step move we've seen in years (Sterling Sharpe and Victor Cruz are great at this too)

(+) The arrival of Antonio Brown actually helps him because he's not a guy that needs many touches to do his damage

(+) He's actually the red zone target for this team

(+) He scores from anywhere, as evidenced by his touchdowns of 2, 12, 19, 25, 28, 40, 80 and 95 yards last year. Those 80 & 95 yarders mean BIG points in leagues that give more points for longer TDs

(+) Wallace runs a 4.33 40-yard dash despite weighing 200 pounds

(+/–) Started the season out with three 100-yard games in the first three weeks…then went on to have only one more the rest of the season

(–) Slowed down BIG time in the second-half of the season:  1st half – 43 catches for 800 yards and five TDs; 2nd half – 29 catches for 393 yards and three TDs

(–) He's grumbling about not getting signed to a long term deal and isn't too happy with the franchise tag

(–) Emmanuel Sanders is going to be just as good as Antonio Brown many weeks, thus taking away even more targets from Wallace

(–) He might be a burner, but he’s not the greatest route-runner

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2009 Review

A fine display, young Wallace!  Aye, and it certainly was a fine display indeed for young Mike Wallace in 2009.  Coming into his rookie season as a third-round pick out of Mississippi, Wallace wasn’t expected to be much more than a seldom-used fourth WR, but things changed pretty quickly.  Using his 4.33 speed, the rook had no problem stripping the WR3 spot from overrated Limas Sweed during the pre-season.  From there, Mike took the field on a regular basis and caught bomb after bomb after bomb en route to an NFL-leading 19.4 yards per reception.  Being the third receiver on any team means inconsistency, an aspect that remained part of Wallace’s game throughout the season, but he made a major splash in the process and gained a ton of confidence from his coaches in the process.

~  Ranked 28th in the league with 114.4WR fantasy points (basic scoring system)

~  Tied for 28th in the league with 6 receiving touchdowns

~  Tied for 47th in the league with 756 receiving yards

~  Ranked 58th in the league with 47.3 receiving yards per game

~  Tied for 104th in the league with 39 receptions

~  Ranked 88th in the league with 72 targets

~  Ranked 20th in the league with 14 receptions of 20+ yards

~  Tied for 73rd in the league with 28 catches for first downs

~  Ranked 150th in the league with 134 yards after the catch (YAC)

~  Set Career highs in every major statistical receiving category

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

It seems Mike Wallace took more direction from the likes of “Papa Smurf” Hines Ward his rookie year than that of the recently discarded Santonio Holmes.  Thank goodness for that, because being able to run a 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds at 6’0” tall, 200 lbs is talent you don’t want to just throw away.  Wallace will step into Holmes’ starting role this year, which could mean big things are on the horizon for the second-year receiver.  He might have a bit of a tough time in the opening stages of 2010 with Big Ben Roethlisberger suspended for at least the first 4 games, but make no mistake about it, Ben loves throwing the ball deep to whoever can get open.  He won’t be the same player that Holmes was immediately, but Pittsburgh is known for having their players ready to contribute in whatever way possible as soon as possible, so Wallace could very well end up scratching at the door of dependable fantasy WR3 status in 2010.  Take a chance.

~ Wallace will be a starter from Day 1, which might come close to doubling his targets in 2010 (72 targets in 2009)

~ If Pittsburgh wants to keep their running game steady, they’ll have to spread the field with Wallace’s speed

~ The players that could have a chance at taking away snaps from Wallace are Antwaan Randle El, Arnaz Battle, and rookie Emmanuel Sanders.  Get the point?

~ Wallace has already said that his goal for the season is to make the Pro Bowl, a goal in which he’ll have every chance to accomplish

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Wallace does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Steelers Player Tweets



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Considering the situation, this catch and concentration are pretty sick for a rookie:

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Wallace signed a rookie contract back in June of 2009 worth $1.74 million over four years.  The deal also included a $555,000 signing bonus.  Here are the specs:

2010 - $395,000

2011 - $480,000

2012 – Restricted Free Agent

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Either Antwaan Randle El or the rookie Emmanuel Sanders should be the handcuff to Wallace this year

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

SOS - Pittsburgh Steelers

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Injury Report


Wallace has never had a problem with injuries

Revenge Game

Pyro's take: Miami travels to Baltimore in Week 13 and Wallace is ready. He tweeted about this game immediatley after the Bengals game in week 12.

Fantasy Goo: Wallace played for Miami for 2 season and left back in 2014. Wallace has been fairly quiet their last 4 games since the bye, and the Dolphins have tough cornerbacks. However, you can never count out a revenge narrative. This year in particular, it seems there have been an inordinate amount of players stepping up against their old squads. Although he only reached over 15 DK points four times this year, I think he can get there. This represents 3x value. He is just the type of player that gets up for games like this.

12/03/16, 06:33 PM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.pro-football-reference.com

Smith Out in Week 7

Pyro's take: Without Smith, Wallace should get a boost.

Fantasy Goo: While we know Wallace is a boom or bust play, I think Aiken could be the sneaky play here. HE faces Buster Skrine, the opposing slot corner. This defense is top 5 for INTS and facing a team that leads the league in INTs and has a terrible turnover differential. That spells lots of opportunity for Flacco, and against Skrine, I think Aiken will draw Flacco's eye.

10/23/16, 10:59 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: twitter.com

Ravens Provide a Good QB sTreaming and Cheap WR Play in DFS for Week 4

Pyro's take: He is available in 88% of NFL Fantasy Leagues. The Ravens are home to the Raiders.

Fantasy Goo: Oakland is allowing the 5th highest QB rating to opponent's gunslingers. They are giving up the 4th most points to QB position and the 2nd most to WRs. Finally, in the first 2 weeks alone, they gave up 5 passing TDs. In Draft Kings, Steve Smith is only $4500. Oakland is allowing an average of 340 yards of passing per game. Football Outsiders ranks Oakland as the 31st defense against opposing #`1 WRs.

10/01/16, 07:08 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.footballoutsiders.com

Wallace back on track?

Mike Wallace is averaging 16.6 yards per catch this season, the same number he averaged in 2011 when he was the 9th WR in standard scoring.

Pyro's take: Mike Wallace is averaging 16.6 yards per catch this season, the same number he averaged in 2011 when he was the 9th WR in standard scoring.

09/26/16, 06:44 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

Mike Wallace Believes He Is Improved And Ready To Show It This Season

Baltimore Ravens WR

Pyro's take: Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace told ESPN that he believes that he is an improved player since departing from the Pittsburgh Steelers early on in his career. "I think I’ve gotten better, even though the numbers don’t say so," Wallace said. "I think I’ll get better this year, and I’ll show some people I have a lot up my sleeve."

Fantasy Goo: Since leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012, Mike Wallace has seen a decrease in his production, especially during his one-year stint with the Minnesota Vikings last year where he only caught 39 balls for 473 yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings are a run-first oriented offense which didn't bode well for Wallace's numbers. In Baltimore however, Joe Flacco likes to sling the football all over the field, similar to the style of offense that he had his best years statistically with while playing in Pittsburgh, with Ben Roethlisberger behind center. Consider Wallace a potential bounceback candidate in the upcoming fantasy football campaign who should garner more value than his #151 overall ADP suggests.

06/27/16, 03:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: www.espn.com

Mike Wallace believes long-distance call-ups are on their way


Pyro's take: Wallace's longest reception of the season is 22 yards and he has been targeted more than 20-yards downfield just three times.

I am not sure that Mike Wallace is a good fit for this offense. Teddy B does not have a shotgun for an arm and to target Wallace deep is counter productive. They stay with the run until they need to pass.

With that said, both Charles Johnson and Jarious Wright are dealing with injuries. Johnson has already been ruled out.

10/04/15, 02:28 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.twincities.com

Keeping it 100

Mike Wallace wants to keep things "100" so when asked how he felt about the chances of the Dolphins making the playoffs he stated “We’ve got to get it done! There’s no point in trying to figure out the record. What’s this [going to take], who wins what," Wallace said, referring to the AFC wild-card landscape. "We need to stay singularly focused, one game at a time. We have to play like we want it."

Wallace the outspoken chap, has been talking about how bad the offense is, and the fact that Bill Lazor is not doing his job, but after Thursday night's victory over the Bills, and being questioned about their 2-6 red zone conversion rate, he defended Lazor in stating “We keep leaving touchdowns on the field week after week, after week. Same story,” Wallace said. “Coach [Bill Lazor] is calling good plays, getting us in good positions, and we have to execute better. We keep doing it every week.

"We sit up here and question coach about this, question coach about that, but coach can’t get us in the end zone. He’s not the person on the field. We’re the players. We have to do it," Wallace said. "[Converting] 2-of-6? You might be able to get to the playoffs like that, but you’re not going to win anything like that.

“You have to win one game at a time to get there [to the playoffs], but you don’t want to just get there. If you get there you want to do something. At [2-of-6] you’re not going to do nothing," Wallace said, continuing to vent. "Scoring in the red zone isn’t coaches fault. It’s our fault. He’s calling good plays in the red zone. We’ve just got to execute it."

Pyro's take: Mike Wallace has executed more touchdowns this season, and has also executed his mouth as he typically does, but he is correct in everything he says. For the Dolphins to be considered a playoff talented team, they cannot leave four chances of conversion on the field in red zone opportunities.

Keep rolling with Wallace as either a nice flex play or wide receiver 2.

11/14/14, 07:26 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.sun-sentinel.com

Doing well

Mike Wallace has performed well in his second season as a Miami Dolphin. He has two touchdowns with 17 receptions for 211 yards. He is battling a hamstring issue this week, but should be good to go on Sunday.

Pyro's take: Wallace could easily be a low three or a high number two receiver for your team. He will face the Raiders this week, so if you have room, he could be a solid start.

09/25/14, 01:26 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.miamiherald.com

Wallace totally comfortable with Lazor's offense

“I’m totally comfortable,” he said of Bill Lazor’s offense. “I feel really good about it.”

Added Philbin: “He has in-breaking routes, he has out-breaking routes, he has vertical routes, we’ve got slip-screens to him. I think he’s going to be involved. He’s been working on his route tree on a daily basis.”

That versatility of responsibility has been great for Wallace’s frame of mind. He said he looks forward to practice because of the new possibilities that each day brings.

And he has been surprised by just how well Lazor’s system works, when run correctly. There have been times when he has been skeptical about plays introduced in meetings, only to see them get receivers wide open when run at practice.

Pyro's take: Wallace is looking to have a big second season with Miami, and getting comfortable with Bill Lazor's offense is at the top of the list. He will also benefit from the growth of second year quarterback Ryan Tannehill. We are confident here at Pyro that Wallace is going to be a big time player this season.

Last season Wallace had a career high 73 receptions for 930 yards and five touchdowns. Lazor expects to use #11 all over the field. Wallace and Tannehill just missed on a at least five long touchdowns last season, and those misses will turn into hits, and big time games. Look out for this fast Fin this year.

08/14/14, 08:11 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.miamiherald.com

Wallace returning kicks?

Mike Wallace came to Miami to be a big-time play maker. After last year's performance, they are still looking for him to make plays. Miami signed Wallace to a five-year $60 million dollar contract. So, if he struggles getting the job done on the field, throw him out there and have him return kicks, and Wallace doesn't seem to mind it at all. “I might get back there for kickoff returns,” said Wallace. “I just want to be on the field making an impact for my team. I’ve always wanted to return kicks ever since I’ve been in the NFL.”

Pyro's take: Mike Wallace returning kicks is not out of the question, as Percy Harvin, Antonio Brown, and Cordarrelle Patterson already do so, but thats is not what the Dolphins need him to do to earn his $60 million.

Wallace finished the season with 73 receptions and five touchdowns, but it should have been more, and Bill Lazor was brought in to instill a better offense. Also, its hard to make plays when your quarterback has been sacked nearly 60 times last season.

If Lazor can turn around the offense, and Ryan Tannehill can stay upright, Mike Wallace should have a solid turnaround year, and if your league awards points for returns, Wallace has just flown up your tier rankings.

07/15/14, 04:54 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: miami.cbslocal.com

Wallace Here and There

Mike Wallace had been lining at different positions during OTA's in an effort to get him open and reduce the predictability of his routes. Mike Sherman did not mix it well for the Dolphins in 2013, but that may have had to do with one of the worst offensive lines in football (58 sacks allowed) than his playbook.

Pyro's take: Wallace is not only predictable in his routes (go-deep), but the moment he doesn't get his seven receptions for 150 yards and three touchdowns in game one, his ego will be on cue as well (Mr. Whine-Time). There is no doubt that Wallace has the wheels and the skill to get things done on the field, and with a new offensive coordinator (Bill Lazor) Mike may now have the routes to fit his style to get back to All-Pro numbers.

06/03/14, 02:33 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.sun-sentinel.com

Dolphins open to trading Wallace

The Miami Dolphins, reportedly, are open the idea of trading three of their biggest stars, if you believe Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports. He’s reporting that Miami, less than a year after trading up on draft night to snag Oregon’s Dion Jordan, “have begun shopping him to other clubs.”

Guess new GM Dennis Hickey isn’t that impressed.

Numerous league sources, including executives from other teams, say the Dolphins might also be open to dealing receiver Mike Wallace and pass-rushing ace Cam Wake. That perception has only grown through the course of this week, through conversations with numerous decision-makers from other clubs, as Miami looks to retool its roster under a new regime.

Pyro's take: This would only be the most fitting end to the Mike Wallace saga in Miami. Wallace has proven to be a colossal disaster of a signing, and the new GM is making it clear nobody is safe.

The Dolphins would have to eat a lot of Wallace's salary if they were to trade him, and they would likely not get a lot in return for the malcontent. Although, this would prove d-Rx right in his hatred for Wallace and his selfish behavior.

Dennis Hickey does not want these types of players around, and he is willing to explore trade options even if it means eating a lot of money for a year or two. He knows that the cancer that Wallace creates in the locker room will end up costing the team even more than his salary and cap hit. Good luck Dennis.

03/01/14, 02:21 PM CST by Houdini
Source: thebiglead.com

This guy.

"Definitely have got to get the deep ball going. That's the difference between winning and losing a couple games. I should have had 15 or 20 more touchdowns. And that's being modest. If you press me, you have no shot to cover me. Once I get you to stop your feet, it's over." -Mike Wallace

Pyro's take: Holy crap is this dude a turd... the most overpaid player in the league. I remember hearing him talk about how he is happy to be one of the older guys and a leader in the locker room of his new team. HA!

After his first game as a Dolphin, a game Mike Wallace only had 1 catch for 15 yards - this $60+ Million dollar man was already sulking and complaining about being underused.

Brian Hartline had 9/114/1TD & Brandon Gibson had 7 catches for 77 yards - which must have hurt #11's ego some... I guess a win to start 1-0 wasn't good enough for their new franchise (non-team minded) player.

Now the guy says he should have had 15 to 20 "MORE" touchdowns than he had. "And that's being modest". He ended the year with 5, so he thought he should have had 25 scores this year. Shut up Titus Young, I mean Mike Wallace- I saw you drop a game winning TD on the last toss of a game this year, on a ball that Tannehill put right on your numbers. There were tons of big drops by your ass.

Good luck with this putz Dolphins fans, he's the worst.

01/31/14, 07:32 PM CST by d-Rx
Source: www.nfl.com

Wallace returns to Pittsburgh

Steelers safety Ryan Clark knows what is ahead of him Sunday.

"You can't worry about playing the run, you can't worry about playing the flat or playing crosses -- my job is to be the deep defender and when you have Mike Wallace, that's really deep.

"I think we'll do a good job on him. There are going to be some plays where guys will be matched up one-on-one. You have to understand the beast and the animal you're playing and what you're willing to give him."

Still, it has been somewhat of a disappointing first year in Miami for Wallace, who played his first four seasons with the Steelers as one of the most dangerous deep receivers in the NFL.

Where once he averaged 20 yards per catch, he is down to 13.3. He's second on his own team with 56 receptions for 743 yards. Brian Hartline leads Miami with 62 receptions for 804 yards.

Pyro's take: Wallace has had a disappointing season, although he has been better over the past two weeks. In that time he has been targeted 20 times with 12 catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns.

This week he gets his first chance to come back to Pittsburgh, and you know that he wants to put on a show. The Steelers know this as well, but I think you can count on at least one big catch from Wallace in this one.

12/07/13, 12:57 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.post-gazette.com

Mike Wallace tries to clean up his mess

Mike Wallace clarifies comments after Dolphins debut

Mike Wallace had only one catch for 15 yards in his Miami Dolphins debut. After the game, the receiver didn't seem happy about it.

One day later, Wallace offered clarification on his behavior in the wake of the 23-10 win over the Cleveland Browns.

"I'm mad at myself just because I didn't have a good game," Wallace said Monday, according to The Associated Press. "That's all."

It was a different angle than on Sunday, when Wallace told reporters to ask the Dolphins' coaching staff why he didn't produce against the Browns.

"I was upset with myself," Wallace said. "It wasn't really anything else to do with anything. I would've told you the same thing regardless. If you ask me about the plays, I don't really have the answer. That's all I meant by that."

Pyro's take: Too little too late, I do believe we heard the real Mike Wallace on Sunday after his team just finished winning their opening game. Wallace was brought in to be a difference maker in the Dolphins offense, but so far he has been a trouble maker.

Wallace needs to make amends with his teammates and learn what it means to be a leader and not a complainer. He will most likely see more targets next week, but he needs to focus on running his routes, catching the ball and keeping his mouth shut. Maybe he should take a lesson from Jermichael Finley and his offseason.

09/10/13, 06:47 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.nfl.com

Mike Wallace and Ryan Tannehill clicking

Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace hauled in a 9-yard touchdown among a three-catch, 58-yard performance during Saturday's preseason game at Houston. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill came into Saturday's game with a plan to develop rapport with Wallace, who joined the Dolphins in the offseason after four years in Pittsburgh, and did just that.

"It was great for us," Tannehill said. "I think our relationship continues to grow; we continue to be more on the same page the more reps we can practice. It was exciting to get a couple of balls to him and hopefully get his ball rolling."

Pyro's take: Mike Wallace seems like a lot to pick up a lot of the targets that were going to go the way of Dustin Keller, before his horrific season ending knee injury. Wallace and Tannehill had not developed a good rapport during training camp, so this game performance was good to see.

While Wallace sees his stock rising due to the injury, Tannehill will slide with the lack of weapons. This could also mean that Lamar Miller becomes an even bigger part of the passing offense.

08/19/13, 09:08 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.cbssports.com

Mike Wallace isn't joking around

Fifth year WR Mike Wallace just inked the huge contract he' been pouting about for years and has left Pittsburgh for sunny Miami. Miami ranked 26th in passing yards last season and 22nd on passing yards per play, so it's obvious they need a deep-threat. Enter the speedy Mike Wallace, who's job it is to stretch the field and make some long plays.

“We definitely have to have more explosive plays in the passing game,” coach Joe Philbin said. “No question about it.”

Pyro's take: I tend to come down hard on Wallace because in four NFL seasons he's never had more than 72 catches, he's always complaining about selfish things not about the team and I've seen him drop some easy plays in key moments. But I'm here to support and provide wishful thinking to a guy that is being treated like a veteran savior for a franchise that hasn't done much since Mr. Isotoner Gloves retired in 1999.

I like the fact that Tannehill has a gun and can get the ball deep to #11. The second year QB is commited and is only going to get better - so that helps Wallace's chances of finally being a reliable fantasy option. The young QB will most likely lock in on his new toy and that should create more opportunities for Wallace.

I just hope that Wallace has grown up some and now that he has the contract that the Steelers didn't trust giving him - that he goes out and plays the game with consistency and seriousness that has been lacking thus far. If he acts like a me first locker room repellent and nothing has changed, then a collective "uh-oh" will sound on Ocean Drive and this party is over before it even started.

“We don’t have time for a lot of jokes. We have to be focused out here. When we walk inside we joke a lot, but out here we’re trying to learn each other right now. I think once we start making some plays we’ll have time to joke, but right now we’ve got to be a little bit serious and get on the same page. Once we’re on the same page, then we can crack some jokes.” -Mike Wallace (trying to sound serious - but still talking about joking).

07/22/13, 11:00 AM CDT by d-Rx
Source: www.miamiherald.com

Wallace bruises his knee in Sunday's win

Steelers rookie wide receiver Mike Wallace bruised his knee in the win over Green Bay last Sunday, but doesn't look to be in danger of missing any practice time this week.

Pyro's take: Wallace will be good to go against the Ravens this Sunday, and should be seeing a few more targets come his way from Big Ben considering that Ward is again nursing his hamstring injury. He could be worth a WR3 or flex play on your fantasy team if you need one.

12/23/09, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.post-gazette.com

Mike Wallace will start if Ward can't go

If Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward (hamstring) can't play Thursday night against the Browns, rookie WR Mike Wallace is expected to take his place in the starting lineup. However, Limas Sweed will also be called upon to run some of the routes Ward usually does because of his size.

Pyro's take: Wallace has shown flashes of becoming a great receiver in this league and should be able to handle the job against a weak Cleveland D this Thursday. If he starts, he might be worth a chance as a low-end WR3 or flex for your fantasy football team this week. Sweed is still unplayable.

12/08/09, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.pittsburghlive.com

Rookie WR Wallace returns to practice

Steelers rookie wide receiver Mike Wallace returned to a full practice on Thursday after sitting out the previous day due to illness.

Pyro's take: With his sub-4.4 speed, Wallace has a chance to beat the slow-ass Chiefs D pretty bad this week. Feel free to take a chance at starting him as a WR3 on your fantasy football team on Sunday.

11/20/09, 11:15 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.kcchiefs.com