Mike Wallace is a Fantasy Football Week 3 Risk Due to Groin Injury

By Ryan Heckman
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In his very first action with the Miami Dolphins, wide receiver Mike Wallace suffered a groin injury in week one of the preseason. Since then, he has seemed to recover well and is adamantly demanding to be involved more in the offense.

On Wednesday, Wallace happened to re-aggravate that groin injury. After Friday’s practice, Wallace was downgraded to “questionable” for the Dolphins’ week three matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. Wallace was a limited participant in Miami’s practice Friday.

So far this season, Wallace hasn’t produced the way he saw himself producing. Counterparts Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson have actually been quite involved with Miami’s passing game through two weeks.

With Wallace supposedly re-injuring that nagging groin injury, how will it affect his performance Sunday, assuming he plays? The passing game hasn’t necessarily depended on him just yet, so will that factor change on Sunday?

Well, quite honestly, I would sit Wallace if it were my fantasy squad. Wallace has been more of a nuisance to the team recently than a welcomed asset. The Dolphins are 2-0 because they have played together as a team, and that’s a concept Wallace is still attempting to understand.

If you own Hartline or Gibson, I would think they present an intriguing argument for a flex spot in deeper leagues. Wallace, of course, would still be the top fantasy option on their wide receiver depth chart. But, if he does end up sitting out on Sunday, grab either Hartline or Gibson as insurance for the day if you do not have another option.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.



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