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Mike Wallace | Wide Receiver

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
College: Mississippi
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Mike Wallace caught 8-of-10 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's Week 4 loss to the Broncos.
Going up against the Broncos' elite defense, Wallace had easily his best game as a Viking, finding a surprising amount of space. The score was his first in purple. Once one of the league's premier big-play threats, Wallace has seen his upside vanish in recent seasons, but still has a low-end WR3 floor. With four games in the books, he's on pace for 80/932/4. He gets the Chiefs in Week 5. Oct 4 - 8:36 PM

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Mike Wallace believes the Vikings' deep passing game will get going soon.

"When you have a guy like (running back Adrian Peterson) who's playing the way he's playing, (defenders) are going to come up," Wallace said "You're always going to get opportunities. We just have to make the most of it when we do take them." Wallace's longest reception of the season is 22 yards and he has been targeted more than 20-yards downfield just three times. The Vikings have been able to ride the running game to back-to-back wins, but they will likely have to open up the passing offense this week against the Broncos. With Charles Johnson (ribs) out and Jarius Wright (questionable, hand) likely to join him on the sidelines, Wallace could be a solid GPP play this week.
Oct 3 - 12:29 PM

Mike Wallace caught 3-of-4 targets for 49 yards in Minnesota's Week 3 win over the Chargers.

For the second straight week, Wallace and the Vikings' passing game took a backseat to Adrian Peterson. Through three games as a Vike, Wallace has a meager 12 catches for 150 scoreless yards. He's a low-floor WR4.
Sep 27 - 6:55 PM

Mike Wallace caught 3-of-3 targets for 38 yards Week 2 against the Lions.

Wallace only had one catch for four yards at halftime as the Vikings dominated the Lions with their running game. He had a nice 22-yard grab on a field goal drive in the second half, but that was his Wallace's only real contribution to the offense. Wallace did post a solid 6-63 line Week 1, and Teddy Bridgewater could be forced to air the ball out more next week against the Chargers. Wallace will be a WR3 in that game.
Sep 20 - 6:14 PM

Mike Wallace reeled in six of seven targets for 63 yards in the Vikings’ Week 1 loss to the 49ers.

Wallace wasn’t much of a deep threat but he delivered a passable effort as Teddy Bridgewater’s safety valve on Monday night. Bridgewater seemed to favor Charles Johnson during the preseason but that wasn’t the case in Week 1. Minnesota’s offense was non-existent for most of the night, which makes Wallace a shaky WR3 heading into next week’s matchup against Detroit.
Sep 15 - 1:45 AM

Mike Wallace caught 3-of-3 targets for 50 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys.

Wallace made his first big play of the preseason in the first quarter, catching a 39-yard strike in traffic down the right sideline. "60 Minutes" finishes the exhibition season the owner of four grabs for 52 yards. Although officially the Vikings' No. 1 receiver, Wallace is vying with Charles Johnson for top status in the Vikes' receiver corps. He's a mid-range WR3 from a fantasy perspective.
Aug 29 - 9:24 PM

Mike Wallace says he needs to be a "better person and a better player" in Minnesota.

"(I'm trying) my best to be a leader this year and do a much better job in that department than I have been before," Wallace said. "I know some mistakes I made in Miami. I know some good things. So I try to leave the bad and take the good." Essentially in a contract year since he can be cut cost free after the season, Wallace has plenty of incentive to shape up on and off the field.
Jul 28 - 1:30 PM

The Vikings can cut Mike Wallace after this season at no cost.

In other words, Wallace is essentially in a contract year even though he signed a "five-year" pact in 2013 free agency. If he doesn't get cut, he'll make base salaries of $11.5M in both 2016 and 2017. So Wallace has tons of motivation this year to both perform on the field and not be a cancer off it (as he was in Miami). There's intrigue at an eighth-round ADP here even though Wallace will play the lower-volume "Z" role in Norv Turner's offense. Practice reports on Wallace have been overwhelmingly positive this spring and summer.
Jul 28 - 8:57 AM

Mike Wallace says Minnesota's scheme fits him much better than Miami's.

"I think it's more so [like] my first four years," Wallace said, referring to Bruce Arians' offense in Pittsburgh. "It's a vertical offense, [rather] than a short, West Coast offense. You go down the field a lot more here, more what I'm accustomed to." We'd agree as Norv Turner's scheme always has a field-stretching lid-lifter a la Alvin Harper and Malcom Floyd. The problem is that role runs lower-percentage routes, which will shrink Wallace's volume. Wallace figures to be a boom-or-bust WR3 this season.
May 28 - 12:35 PM

Mike Wallace believes he's the fastest player in the NFL.

Wallace says he's run a 4.21 40-yard dash in the past. "I’ve run a lot of routes and I’ve got a lot of miles on my legs, but I still feel that there’s nobody (in the NFL) who can run with me," Wallace said. "I might have slowed down a little, but I could still run 4.25." Wallace's boast is impossible to prove, but his elite speed was still in good working order last season. He'll be able to take the tops off teams for his new club.
May 5 - 2:55 PM

Coach Mike Zimmer said Mike Wallace was "a guy you always had to pay special attention to" when asked about previous Bengals vs. Steelers matchups.

Zimmer faced Wallace two times per year while he was coordinating Cincy's defense and Wallace was part of Pittsburgh's "Young Money" wideout crew. So it speaks volumes that Zimmer's Vikings aggressively traded for Wallace. "If they're not using two guys on him, then you have a chance to create some big, big plays in the passing game," Zimmer said. "He does a good job of running after the catch, does a good job on reverses, some of the screens he does, and getting in and out of breaks." A nice fit as the "Z" in OC Norv Turner's vertical passing game, Wallace will have some blowup games going long for Teddy Bridgewater.
Mar 23 - 12:11 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens were interested in Mike Wallace before he was traded to the Vikings.

This is just a "sands of time" item at this point, but an indication that the Ravens will be aggressive as they look to replace Torrey Smith. There are no high-end deep threats available on the open market, so Smith's replacement should come via the draft. Ohio State's Devin Smith profiles similarly to Wallace.
Mar 15 - 1:25 PM

Vikings acquired WR Mike Wallace and a 2015 seventh-round pick from the Dolphins in exchange for a 2015 fifth-round pick.

A clear salary dump, the move rids the Dolphins of an expensive and ill-fitted player that clashed with the coaching staff and quarterback. With most of Wallace's contract off the books, Miami now has the money to lock up transition tagged TE Charles Clay to a long-term deal. The Vikings are getting a talented playmaker that should meld well with OC Norv Turner's downfield passing attack. Wallace will line up opposite Charles Johnson on the outside, with Greg Jennings playing his more natural slot role. The acquisition of Wallace leaves perennial disappointment Cordarrelle Patterson's future with the Vikings in doubt.
Mar 13 - 7:21 PM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports Mike Wallace will "likely" be traded to the Vikings.

Salguero reports Wallace has been on the phone with the Vikings for over an hour. After acquiring Kenny Stills earlier Friday, the Dolphins placed Wallace on the trade block for at least the second time this offseason. This time it appears they have found a taker. The Vikings are in need of playmakers around second-year QB Teddy Bridgewater, and Wallace would be a great fit in OC Norv Turner's downfield passing attack. With 2014 revelation Charles Johnson opposite Wallace and Greg Jennings manning the slot, Bridgewater will be surrounded by a much-improved arsenal in 2015.
Mar 13 - 6:47 PM

Mike Wallace is back on the trading block now that Miami has acquired Kenny Stills.

The Dolphins have a lot of mouths to feed on offense, especially after adding Stills and Jordan Cameron. The recent influx of talented skill players combined with Jarvis Landy's emergence make Wallace expendable. Of course, unloading his bloated contract is not going to be easy. Wallace is due a $9.85 million cap hit next season.
Mar 13 - 3:16 PM

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QB1Teddy Bridgewater
2Shaun Hill
3Taylor Heinicke
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3Matt Asiata
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Zach Line
WR11Charles Johnson
2Jarius Wright
3Stefon Diggs
WR21Mike Wallace
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Adam Thielen
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
3Rhett Ellison
4Chase Ford
LT1Matt Kalil
LG1Brandon Fusco
C1Joe Berger
2Zac Kerin
RG1Mike Harris
2Jeremiah Sirles
RT1T.J. Clemmings
2Austin Shepherd
K1Blair Walsh