Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace
32-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Philadelphia Eagles
IR
Injury Lower Leg
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Playing in the wasteland known as the Ravens passing game, Wallace performed surprisingly well last season; 14.4 YPC and 8.1 YPT doesn't seem like much, but when your quarterback is last in the league with 5.7 YPA it's borderline Herculean. Now 32, Wallace takes his act to a far more favorable environment, catching passes from Carson Wentz for the Super Bowl champs. At 6-0, 200, Wallace has average size but top-notch (4.28) speed, and at the very least he should fill the deep threat role vacated by the departed Torrey Smith. Wallace's ceiling is probably capped with Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor all in the mix, but at 32 he doesn't appear to have lost much - four catches of 40-plus yards on 92 targets in 2017. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#212.82
ADP
Add To Watchlist
$Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Eagles in March of 2018.
Not ready for practice
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Lower Leg
December 5, 2018
Wallace (leg) has started running but isn't ready to practice, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
ANALYSIS
The Eagles haven't exactly laid around waiting since Wallace suffered a broken fibula Week 2, first signing Jordan Matthews and then trading for Golden Tate. The offense still lacks a deep threat with straight-line speed, but it's hard to imagine the 32-year-old Wallace can be that guy while working his way back from such a serious injury. The best-case scenario here is Wallace gaining a small role in late December and possibly the playoffs.
Read More News
NFL Stats
Loading NFL Stats...
Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
See red zone opportunities inside the 20, 10 and 5-yard lines along with the percentage of time they converted the opportunity into a touchdown.
Loading Fantasy/Red Zone Stats...
Advanced NFL Stats
How do Mike Wallace's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
55.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.52
 
% Team Air Yards
2.8%
 
% Team Targets
0.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
37.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
0.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
Loading Advanced NFL Stats...
NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading NFL Game Log...
Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Philadelphia EaglesEagles 2018 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

847
224
652
245
293
51
171
117
131
0
83
0
73
0
64
3
2
0
Loading Weekly Snap Counts...
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
See where Mike Wallace lined up on the field and how he performed at each spot.
Detailed
Grouped
Side
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Team Alignment Breakdown...
This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Texans pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
HOU
vs Texans
Sunday, Dec 23rd at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
81.8
 
Cornerbacks
79.2
 
Safeties
73.6
 
Linebackers
96.7
 
Loading Opponent Pass Defense Stats...
Measurables Review
How do Mike Wallace's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
200 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.28 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.27 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.90 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.0 in
 
Broad Jump
129 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mike Wallace
Sunday Night DFS Breakdown: Eagles vs. Rams
3 days ago
Matt Killeen analyzes the Sunday night Eagles-Rams matchup from a single-game DFS perspective.
Gameday Injuries: Week 3
Gameday Injuries: Week 3
September 23rd
September 23rd
With another injury report heavy on fantasy superstars in Week 3, Juan Carlos Blanco helps guide you through the latest news as of Sunday morning.
DraftKings NFL: Week 3 Picks
September 21st
Michael Rathburn picks the Sunday NFL DraftKings slate as Cam Newton's price continues to fall, presenting a buying opportunity.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 3 Start/Sit
September 20th
Luke Hoover reminds fantasy owners that it helps to use a quarterback against the Chiefs, and that happens to be the 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 3. Can he finally pay off on his preseason hype?
Yahoo DFS Football: Week 3 Picks
September 19th
Sasha Yodashkin surveys the Week 3 landscape and expects Matt Ryan to come out firing against a Saints defense that has looked terrible through two games.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
With Steve Smith retiring, Wallace sits atop one of the shallower receiving depth charts in the league, virtually guaranteeing him a significant role in the Ravens passing attack. At 6-0, 205, Wallace has average size but blazing speed - he ran a 4.28 40 at the Combine, and even if at 31 he's lost a step, he's still in the top decile among NFL WR. That speed was evident in his per-play numbers last year - 8.7 YPT (15th) and five catches of 40-plus (T-6th). The Ravens barely looked to Wallace in the red zone last year (nine targets), so if he scores, it'll usually be from deep. The June addition of Jeremy Maclin does provide competition for Joe Flacco's attention, but the team's offseason losses included Steve Smith, Kamar Aiken and Dennis Pitta, a trio that combined for 272 targets and 185 receptions last year.
It's hard to remember Wallace was once the Steelers' star receiver, ahead of No. 2 option, the smaller, slower Antonio Brown. Three teams later, the speedster finds himself competing for a role in Baltimore. At 6-0, 205, Wallace and teammate Breshad Perriman are the league's only sub-4.30 40 WR heavier than 200 pounds (assuming Perriman hasn't lost a step after serious injuries to both knees in consecutive years). Even so, Wallace hasn't been a big-play threat since 2012, when he hauled in seven passes of 40-plus yards. Last year in Minnesota he saw only 72 targets and did little before being eclipsed by rookie Stefon Diggs. Wallace is in a better spot this year with big-armed Joe Flacco and a wide open depth chart. But it's no lock he carves out a regular role with Steve Smith and Kamar Aiken also vying for targets.
So much for that five-year, $60 million contract with the Dolphins. Traded for a mere fifth-round pick (and Miami had to include a seventh-rounder), Wallace will now ply his trade in Minnesota where he's tentatively atop the team's depth chart. Wallace wasn't terrible last year — he scored 10 times and managed a roughly average 12.9 YPC and 7.5 YPT — but for a player who was brought in to be a game changer given his blistering 4.28 40 speed, it wasn't nearly enough. The chief problem was the lack of big plays — only 10 catches of 20-plus yards and two of 40 or more on 115 targets. This followed a 2013 season with only 11 plays of 20-plus on 141 targets, and a meager 6.6 YPT. At 6-0, 200, Wallace is actually on the bigger side for such a burner, but he's not a physical or acrobatic pass catcher who can make plays without gaining separation. In Minnesota, he'll serve as a field stretcher at a minimum, but it's unclear whether he'll see more targets than teammate Charles Johnson and unlikely he'll be the team's leading red-zone target with the bigger Johnson as well as tight end Kyle Rudolph around. Adrian Peterson is returning, but the development of second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is a another variable.
The Dolphins gave Wallace $30 million guaranteed as part of a five-year deal, and he gave them 6.6. YPT (34th out of 37 100-target WR.) Part of the drop in efficiency was due to Ryan Tannehill’s struggles at quarterback behind a dismal (and dysfunctional) offensive line. And free-agent receivers often struggle during their first seasons adjusting to new systems – or at least the Dolphins hope. Wallace heads into 2014 as the team’s co-No.1 opposite Brian Hartline. At 6-0, 195, Wallace is actually big for a player with 4.33 speed, and he’s torched defenders down the field since he came into the league – even in a disappointing 2013, he had five catches of 40-plus yards (T. 10th). While he saw only 10 red-zone targets last year and isn’t built for a heavy workload in that area, last year’s usage patterns aren’t especially instructive. The Dolphins fired offensive coordinator Mike Sherman and replaced him with Bill Lazor, the Eagles’ quarterback coach who helped develop Nick Foles. If the line plays better – and it should as they used their first-round pick on tackle Ja’wuan James – and Tannehill develops, Wallace’s efficiency should pick up in his second year with the team.
Arguably the fastest player in the league, Wallace hasn't been anything special since the first half of 2011 when he put up a 43-800-5 line. Since then, Wallace went 29-393-3 in the second half of 2011 and then 64-838-8 with a meager 7.0 YPT in 2012. That didn't deter the Dolphins from signing Wallace to a five-year deal with $30 million guaranteed, however. At 6-0, 198, Wallace is actually big for a pure speedster, but he's not especially physical, so we'd be surprised if the Dolphins use him much near the goal line. That said, Wallace tends to score more touchdowns than most smallish receivers because he's so able to burn defenses deep. Wallace will start opposite Brian Hartline, quarterback Ryan Tannehill's favorite receiver last year, but with Davone Bess gone, both should see plenty of targets. Tannehill's development is the key variable here, something Wallace's presence should help.
It was a tale of two halves for Wallace who had 43 catches for 800 yards and five scores in the season’s first eight games. Over its last eight, he managed just 29-393-3, essentially a replacement value roster-filler in most formats. Some of the drop-off might have had to do with Ben Roethlisberger’s sprained ankle, though teammate Antonio Brown’s numbers actually got significantly better in the second half, so it likely had more to do with Wallace seeing a significant amount of double coverage. In any case, Wallace is one of the fastest players in the NFL, and at 6-0, 200, is bigger than most of the league’s pure speedsters. Despite the poor second half, Wallace still managed 10.7 YPT (5th) and seven catches of 40-plus yards (tied for 3rd). Wallace rarely sees red-zone work (just 11 targets), so he’ll have to do his scoring from deep, something of which he’s certainly capable, but he won’t pad his totals with the easier short touchdowns. At press time, Wallace was holding off on signing his first-round tender from the Steelers and threatening to hold out into training camp in the hopes of securing a multi-year deal. The Steelers claim to be interested in a long-term pact, but as Wallace wants top-tier receiver money, it’ll be interesting to see how this resolves.
How does a player with just 98 targets get 1,267 yards? By averaging an unheard of 12.7 yards per target, the highest mark among 90-target receivers in the last 10 years. At 6-0, 200, Wallace has just average size, but he's arguably the fastest straight-ahead receiver in the league, and he's extremely dangerous in the open field. Wallace led the league with a whopping 10 catches of 40-plus yards and 25 of 20-plus, all while missing his starting quarterback for the first four games of the year. While Wallace doesn't see much work from in close – just 10 red-zone looks and four inside the 10 – he was able to score 10 touchdowns, thanks to all of his big plays. Wallace enters his third year as an established starter and big-play man, playing opposite an aging Hines Ward. While it's hard to reach double-digit TDs exclusively as a downfield playmaker, Wallace should see more targets and catches and possibly more yardage if he comes anywhere close to his 2010 efficiency.
Wallace was fantastic last year as a rookie, emerging as the team’s No. 3 wideout and deep threat. Now with the departure of Santonio Holmes, he’ll get a chance to show his value as an every-down player. Wallace averaged a whopping 19.4 yards per catch, the most of any receiver in the league, and 10.2 yards per target (7th among 70-target receivers). He also had six catches of 40-yards or more (tied for 7th) on just 74 targets. In other words, on a per-target basis, he led the league in 40-plus plays. At 6-0, 199, Wallace has just average size, but he’s extremely explosive down the field and dangerous once he has the ball in his hands. He’s also tough enough to go over the middle, though that role — along with the red-zone work — will probably go largely to Hines Ward and Heath Miller. (Wallace had only seven redzone looks all year, and none from inside the 10). Of course, Wallace will see added attention from defenses as a starter, and his quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, will be suspended for at least four games at the start of the season.
Wallace is a receiver, but the best way for him to earn a spot on the active roster this year is through special teams. His speed should come in handy on kick returns.
More Fantasy News
Facing uncertain return date
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Lower Leg
November 29, 2018
Coach Doug Pederson was unwilling to commit to Wallace (lower leg) returning from injured reserve this season when asked about the matter Thursday, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Targeting December return
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Lower Leg
November 15, 2018
Wallace (lower leg) said he's hopeful to return from injured reserve at some point in December, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Ditches walking boot
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Lower Leg
November 15, 2018
Wallace (fibula) watched Thursday's practice without a walking boot on his right leg, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Still wearing walking boot
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Lower Leg
November 7, 2018
Wallace (fibula) was spotted with a walking boot on his right leg in the Eagles' locker room Wednesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
May be able to return this season
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Lower Leg
October 15, 2018
Offensive coordinator Mike Groh hopes that Wallace (lower leg) will be able to return this season, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.