It was a disappointing Miami Dolphins debut for Mike Wallace in Week 1. Not only did he catch just one ball, he also was called out for supposedly whining about not getting as many targets as he wanted in the Dolphins’ victory over the Cleveland Browns. Wallace was most frustrated with Miami’s head coach Joe Philbin, who apparently didn’t have enough of No. 11 in his playbook.
Well, Philbin must have gotten the message because Wallace erupted for 115 receiving yards and a touchdown on nine catches.
The Indianapolis Colts‘ pass defense was one of the team’s weaknesses, so it wasn’t surprising to see Wallace have his best game since heading to Miami this off-season. While the fantasy football numbers for Wallace may have been good this week, you have to keep in mind just how inconsistent this wide receiver has been in years prior. For instance, when Wallace was with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he would oftentimes explode for double-digit point games just to follow them up with two-point efforts.
So, even if Wallace won you your fantasy football game this week, don’t exactly etch him in as your flex option from here on out. Not to mention, Brian Hartline of the ‘Phins has proven himself as a go-to target for quarterback Ryan Tannehill, which means that Wallace has competition in the Dolphins’ passing attack.
For now, enjoy this nice performance from Wallace because you never know what you’re going to get from No. 11 on a weekly basis.