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Mike Wallace

Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6.0 | Wt: 205

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Vikings | Mike Wallace wants to prove himself again

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:12:39 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace said he definitely has something to prove this year on his new team. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the only thing that matters for Wallace is how he performs when he's on the field, not what he says off it. "If he makes plays, [if] he does the things we want him to do, [if] he works hard in practice, [if] he sets an example in his actions in terms of the way he approaches preparation, then that's leadership," Turner said. "What guys say is very meaningless to me. It's obviously what they do."

Fantasy Tip: Wallace was a distraction for the Miami Dolphins last year, so he does need to prove that he won't cause the same distractions for the Vikings this year. He is currently the fourth-highest paid wide receiver in the league, although the statistics aren't there to back that up. Wallace is due for a show-me season, but he should be viewed as a WR3 to be on the safe side.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Judd Zulgad

Vikings | Mike Wallace looking to do more

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:51:02 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace was added for his speed and experience, but he comes to training camp looking to do more than that. "I've got to take some things from Miami that I don't think I did as well and just try to bring it here and be a better person and a better player. Just lead more," Wallace said Monday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace has struggled over the past two seasons, posting a total of 21 receptions for 20-plus yards despite his tremendous speed. He is worth a look as a WR2/3 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Dave Campbell

Vikings | Mike Wallace impresses at camp

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:50:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace was impressive during training camp Sunday, July 26.

Fantasy Tip: There will likely be an adjustment period for Wallace in his first year in Minnesota, but there should be opportunities for him to stretch the field with defenses focusing on slowing down Adrian Peterson. He should make a serviceable WR3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SI.com - Peter King

Vikings | Mike Wallace has struggled vs. NFC

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:29:22 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace has gained just 65.29 yards per game in 24 games against NFC teams over his six-year career.

Fantasy Tip: Games against NFC opponents represent 25% of Wallace's games played over his career, but it's still something to consider since he'll be playing against 12 NFC teams in 2015. It will also be Wallace's first season with a new team and a new quarterback, so there is some risk involved. Drafting him as a WR3 would be reasonable.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson working out

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:29:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been working out with RB Jerick McKinnon and WR Mike Wallace since offseason workouts ended.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson appears to be ready to play for the Vikings this season and is preparing for training camp. Peterson should be considered a first-round draft pick and may be one of the safer options available.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Mike Wallace bonding with QB

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:28:00 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace has been working to develop a bond with QB Teddy Bridgewater this offseason. "We've linked up at the crib a couple of times, about three or four times already since I've been here and just vibe. You can talk a little bit about football but really just getting a connection and a bond. On the field, it's going to come naturally," said Wallace.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace is working to establish a bond similar to what he had with Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, after he never really gelled with Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill. Wallace is currently being drafted as a WR3, but he has WR2 potential.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Master Tesfatsion

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater working with new WR

Fri, 29 May 2015 16:23:22 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater said he has been spending extra time with WR Mike Wallace and working on the routes they used during practice.

Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater had some solid outings in the second half of the 2014 season and is looking to improve his play. Bridgewater could be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback this season and could be a starting option against certain opponents. Wallace will be a start for the Vikings and could have more fantasy value if the team throws more deep passes. Wallace could be an option in the middle rounds of drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Mike Wallace digs new offense

Thu, 28 May 2015 09:34:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace feels at home in Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner's vertical passing system, comparing it to his time in Pittsburgh. Wallace is currently working at flanker and expects to move all over the field. He is expected to serve as the deep threat of the passing game, but Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer likes Wallace's explosiveness from any route, including screen passes.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace has struggled to consistently post strong fantasy numbers, which is a trend owners can expect to continue in 2015. However, he is in the best situation we've seen in some time for the easily disgruntled wideout. When happy, he tends to be productive. Consider Wallace a WR3 in non-PPR and a fourth in reception-rewarding formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Mike Wallace makes bold claim

Tue, 05 May 2015 17:12:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace proclaimed himself the fastest player in the NFL Tuesday, May 5, per the Pioneer Press. "If somebody feels foggy about that, we can [race]. I'm never going to back down from competition,'' said Wallace.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace will have a lot of work to do this season if he wants to prove himself correct. Wallace surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in two of his last three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but posted a high of 930 yards in his three-year stint with the Miami Dolphins. With plenty of mid-level receiving options in Minnesota, Wallace will have to get off to a strong start or risk being buried on the depth chart. At this point, Wallace should be considered as not much more than a late-round flier with WR3 upside in 10 or 12 team leagues.

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Dolphins | Mike Wallace traded by Miami

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:20:50 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace has been traded by the Dolphins to the Minnesota Vikings for a fifth-round draft choice, according a source. The Vikings will also receive a seventh-round draft choice.

Fantasy Tip: The Dolphins were able to trade Wallace after they acquired Kenny Stills earlier in the day. Stills could have a chance to start based on what the team does at the position. He should be considered as a No. 3 wide receiver in drafts next season. Jarvis Landry should also receive a boost in value with the move and could be a middle-round pick.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

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