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Mike Wallace

Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6.0 | Wt: 205

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Vikings | Mike Wallace still optimistic

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 11:54:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace believes the deep plays are coming despite Minnesota's slow start in the passing game. "We still have a lot [of playbook]; we've got 73% more," Wallace said. "We still have a ways to go. We still have a lot of things in the fold. Hopefully, we can get to it." Wallace said another reason for upcoming deep passes is that RB Adrian Peterson has been playing well, which will hopefully open up the field more for Wallace and the Vikings wide receivers.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is off to an extremely slow start this year, and a breakout shouldn't be expected in Week 4 against one of the better pass defenses in the Denver Broncos. It's best to wait at least one more week before starting Wallace, or at least expecting a big game out of him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

Vikings | Mike Wallace could be bottled up

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:31:11 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace faces the Denver Broncos in Week 4, and the Broncos have allowed just one passing touchdown so far this season.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) relies on making big plays to produce points, and he is a risky option at FantasyScore against such a tough secondary.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Michael Fabiano

Vikings | Mike Wallace solid in team debut

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 23:04:21 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace hauled a team-high six receptions for 63 yards in the Week 1 loss against the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Sept. 14, in his team debut.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) was one of the bright spots in an otherwise dismal night for those in purple and white. He might be amped up for his Week 2 matchup, as he faces his original team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. FantasyScore players might want to take a chance on him at a mid-level price.

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

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

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