"I already know how my welcome is going to be -- it's not going to be too pretty," Wallace said after Tuesday's practice. "I'm looking forward to it, though. It's exciting."
Wallace enters the week riding his best two-game stretch of the season. He has 12 receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns in the last two weeks, and now gets to face a Steelers secondary that has struggled recently.
Four of the Steelers' last five opponents have racked up at least 24 Fantasy points from the receiving crops, a feat that was matched just once in the first seven games of the season. During this five-game stretch, opposing wideouts are averaging 29.8 Fantasy points per game, a mark that would lead the league for a full season.
Wallace has been a pretty big disappointment in his first season in Miami, but his recent play is encouraging. Consider him a solid starting Fantasy option for Week 14.
Coming off a breakout, 127-yard performance, Wallace hauled in seven passes for 82 yards Sunnday. Wallace scored his touchdown from 28 yards out, after he broke a tackle and scampered into the end zone. He brought in all but two of the nine passes thrown his way.
Wallace has 743 yards on the season, 209 of which have come over the last two weeks. He enters Week 14 against the Steelers with three touchdowns on the season.
"He definitely is. He's a threat for all snaps. He's their go-to-guy and he's someone we got to make sure we have eyes on at all times," Reed said.
Reed is particularly vulnerable to deep attacks, as he gave up a long touchdown pass in Week 12. The Jets' passing defense has been an issue for much of the season, and they allow 182.8 yards per game to opposing wide receivers. Additionally, only five teams give up more Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers than the Jets, who have surrendered 25.3 per contest.
Wallace has been a big-time disappointment this season, so Fantasy owners are obviously hesitant to trust him. Still, given the improved chemistry he showed with Ryan Tannehill last week, he might be worth the risk with a good matchup on the way.
Wallace hit two plays of 50-plus yards, one of which went for a 53-yard touchdown in the first half. The Panthers' secondary had great trouble keeping Wallace in front of them all day, and he and quarterback Ryan Tannehill probably left at least one additional touchdown on the board as they continue to struggle to get on the same page on deep passes.
Wallace still finished with his best game of the season, with five catches for a season-high 127 yards and a touchdown. He enters Week 13 against the Jets with 661 yards and 49 catches, with two touchdowns in his first season in Miami.
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