Mike Wallace Fantasy News

Ravens open to WR Steve Smith coming back

Monday, November 21, 2016, 9:04pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Steve L Smith Sr. has vowed that this season will be the last of his 16-year career as a wide receiver. But fellow wideout Mike Wallace said he would love to continue playing with Smith.

“Sixteen years is a long time, but if anybody can keep playing, it’s him,” Wallace said Sunday. “It’s just an honor to be on the team with him. Every day to see the way he works and see how we carries himself, I just love it. I wish I would have had more time with him.”

Harbaugh admitted that trying to persuade Smith to return “has crossed my mind.”

“If he wants to come back, he’s welcome. Absolutely,” Harbaugh said. “You’d like every good football player you can get. But I don’t want to speak for Steve. He’s had an unbelievably awesome career. He got his 1,000th catch so he should be commended for that. Congratulations to Steve on that accomplishment."

Fantasy Impact:

The oldest receiver in the league at 37 years, Smith ranks second on the team in yards (516) and touchdown catches (threes) and third in receptions (44). In Sunday’s loss, he paced the offense with eight catches for 99 yards and one score and reached the 1,000-reception plateau.

Ravens WR Mike Wallace sidelined because he didn't eat breakfast

Monday, November 7, 2016, 12:29pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Not eating before the game quickly caught up to Ravens WR Mike Wallace.

After his 95-year TD, he didn't play for the rest of the first half because he didn't feel well. After the TD, Wallace was surrounded by trainers and doctors before heading to the locker room.

Wallace later explained he was not sidelined by an injury but by the effects of not having breakfast that morning. He didn't have much of an appetite leading up to the game against his former team.

Fantasy Impact:

The touchdown, which was the longest play from scrimmage in the Baltimore Ravens' regular-season history, also allowed Wallace to make history - becoming the first player to produce a 95-yard touchdown for two different teams.

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (ankle, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 6. Smith isn’t expected to play this week. Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman and (especially?) Kamar Aiken all get a bump.

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm

Ravens WR Mike Wallace (chest, questionable) took full practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 6. Wallace should be able to play since he’s been full in practice all week.

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Smith isn’t expected to play this week. Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman and (especially?) Kamar Aiken all get a bump.

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm

Ravens WR Mike Wallace (chest) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Wallace was wearing a non-contact jersey on Wednesday, but it looks like he’ll play this week. The full practice is a good sign.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:42pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Smith isn’t expected to play this week. Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman and (especially?) Kamar Aiken all get a bump.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:42pm

Ravens WR Mike Wallace (chest) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Wallace was wearing a non-contact jersey on Wednesday, but it looks like he’ll play this week.

Ravens WR Steve Smith sidelined with an ankle injury

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2:30pm

PFT - [Full Article]

Steve L Smith made a seven-yard catch for a first down and then went to the bench for a look at his ankle. He appeared to be getting it retaped before heading back to the locker room for a deeper look.

Related players: Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman, Kamar Aiken

Fantasy Impact:

Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman and especially Kamar Aiken will be asked to pick up the slack.

Ravens want to throw the ball downfield more often

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 11:54am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Baltimore Ravens envisioned Joe Flacco firing soaring, deep shots to Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman, moving the offense briskly down the field and keeping defenses on their heels.

Through the first quarter of the season, the Ravens' passing attack has been anything but dynamic. It's been dink-and-dunk.

Flacco has thrown the second-most passes under five yards this season and ranks 30th in the NFL with an average of 6.3 yards per pass attempt. This style of conservative offense frustrates one of the strongest-armed quarterbacks in the NFL.

“We just make it so tough on ourselves,” Flacco said. “We throw the ball 50 times, and we only have 300 yards. You know, we have to move the ball down the field so methodically.”

Part of the problem has been giving Flacco time to throw deep. He was under pressure for 17 pass attempts Sunday, which led the league.

Fantasy Impact:

This is good news for Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman, who serve as the Ravens' primary deep threats, but it's one thing to have intent and it's another to follow through successfully with that intent.

Ravens WR Kamar Aiken gets more involved

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 9:58am

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

In one game, Kamar Aiken matched what he had done in his first three.

In Sunday’s 28-27 loss to the Oakland Raiders, the Ravens wide receiver caught three passes on four targets – both of which matched numbers in his first three games. He gained just nine yards on those three receptions, but that was nearly half of the 19 yards he had entering the game.

Aiken’s disappearance after leading the offense last season in catches (75), yards (944) and touchdown receptions (five) had been a much-scrutinized topic, but he appeared to be more involved in the offense on Sunday.

Related players: Mike Wallace, Steve L. Smith

Fantasy Impact:

Aiken had some mistakes however, including a pass interference that negated a 20-yard gain. With Steve L. Smith and Mike Wallace big factors this year, Aiken seems to be getting lost in the mix. The return of TE Dennis Pitta probably isn't helping either.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 8:02pm

Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (calf) did not practice Wednesday. Perriman may miss Week 2. Calf injuries can be tricky. If he’s out, it probably means more snaps for Mike Wallace.

Flacco: Ravens WR Mike Wallace is 'awesome.'

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 1:53pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Baltimore signed Mike Wallace in free agency because his speed complemented Joe Flacco's strong arm. But he has been more than a "one trick pony," a nickname playfully given to him by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

Wallace has caught passes on fade routes in the end zone. He has pulled in tough catches on back-shoulder throws. He has been a frequent target on underneath routes.

"Mike is awesome," Flacco said. "I think he is going to be a really big hit for us."

"We all know he can run," Flacco said. "But just the way he runs his routes and how good is he at the top of it and coming back to you, and how sure his hands have been. I don't know if I've seen him drop a pass."

Fantasy Impact:

Steve L Smith is coming off of an Achilles injury, Breshad Perriman has already had a knee scare, while Kamar Aiken continues to fly under the radar. Wallace finished #74 in PPR formats last season as it turned out that he wasn’t a good fit with Teddy Bridgewater’s deep ball inaccuracy. Joe Flacco can wing it, so his arm would seem to be a good match for Wallace’s deep speed. Prior to last year, Wallace had five straight top-25 finishes, though his age and his production in 2015 has scared most owners away. This is a camp battle to monitor this summer: if Wallace wins a starting job -- and it appears that he will -- then he’ll be firmly on the fantasy radar.

Flacco: WR Mike Wallace going to be 'really big hit for us'

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 2:50pm

BaltimoreRavens.com - [Full Article]

Quarterback Joe Flacco and wide receiver Mike Wallace are getting along quite well at Ravens training camp.

Flacco didn’t want to say he’s surprised by how good Wallace has been, because he didn’t know much about Wallace, but he’s certainly happy.

“Mike is awesome,” Flacco said Tuesday. “I think he is going to be a really big hit for us.”

Unlike last year, Flacco has another option in Wallace with Breshad Perriman still out. On Tuesday, Flacco lofted a deep pass for Wallace. The throw was a bit short and tipped by cornerback Jimmy Smith, but Wallace still ran underneath it for the score.

It’s been more than a deep-ball connection, however, that has impressed Flacco so much.

“We all know he can run,” Flacco said. “But just the way he runs his routes and how good is he at the top of it and coming back to you, and how sure his hands have been – I don’t know if I’ve seen him drop a pass. That stuff has been great.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Ravens have not had a deep threat since Torrey Smith moved on to the 49ers, and this isn't the first time Flacco has praised Wallace. According to the story, Wallace has also run a lot of intermediate and even shorter routes that could lead to higher reception totals and a place among the Ravens’ top-two receivers. Prior to last year, Wallace had five-straight top-25 finishes, though his age and his production in 2015 has scared most owners away. This is a camp battle to monitor this summer – if Wallace wins a starting job, then he’ll be firmly on the fantasy radar.

Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:53am

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

After failing to pass his conditioning test over the past two days, Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace is back on the practice field.

Wallace, the veteran free-agent acquisition for the Ravens, passed the mandatory conditioning test and joined his teammates for the second full-squad practice of training camp.

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