Fantasy Football Week 7: Don't Give Up on Mike Wallace

By Bill Pivetz
Mike Wallace
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The Miami Dolphins kicked off the 2013 season by winning three straight games, including two big wins over the Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons. Then they lost the next two, but they are still second in the AFC East at 3-2.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill had four touchdowns in those first three games but only one went to Mike Wallace. The Dolphins signed Wallace to a five-year deal after four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The superstar wideout is currently ranked 53rd in fantasy points among wide receivers with 32 total points and 6.4 per game.

Wallace has only two 100-yard games in the five games played this season. In the other three games, Wallace did not even eclipse 25 yards. Things do look to be getting better for Wallace as Tannehill targeted him 16 times in Week 5 against Baltimore Ravens.

The Dolphins are coming off their bye and take on the Buffalo Bills this Sunday. Buffalo has the second-worst defense against wideouts having allowed 10 touchdowns and 32.8 points per game to opposing receivers. With Brian Hartline‘s numbers dropping each week, Wallace has a good chance to get back in the good graces of his fantasy owners.

It also helps that tight end Charles Clay has been a bright spot for this Dolphins passing game. The ninth-ranked tight end has scored in back-to-back games and could make it three in a row on Sunday. Clay’s ability spreads the defense out, allowing Tannehill to find Wallace down field and in possible one-on-one coverage.

Looking at next week, the Dolphins face the New England Patriots, who have suffered multiple injuries on the defensive side of the ball. Wallace could definitely add two more touchdowns and 200 yards to his season totals when the next two weeks are all said and done.

With these two nice matchups for Wallace and the Dolphins coming up, don’t drop the fifth-year receiver just yet.

Bill Pivetz is a fantasy football writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Mr_Piv1127.

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