Wallace was targeted seven times in the passing game, but hauled in just two passes for 59 yards, the bulk of which came on a single 50-yard catch. He almost finished the game with nearly nothing on the stat sheet, as the long reception was initially called an incompletion before the referees changed the call.
This game was a perfect example of just how precariously thin the margin for Wallace's success is. He has topped 75 yards in receiving just once in seven games, and has been almost entirely touchdown-dependent for Fantasy value. If he doesn't find the end zone in any given week, you really won't be getting much out of him.
Wallace is still a worthwhile starting option most weeks, but you have to accept that he remains an all-or-nothing player. He will try to get back to the end zone in Week 9 against a Chargers defense that has shut out opposing receivers in five of eight games so far.
Wallace was held without a grab in the first half, and came down with an impressive 50-yard reception late in the third quarter for his first reception of the afternoon. He caught a 9-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill on the ensuing drive in the fourth quarter for his final catch of the day. He was targeted seven times and finished with two receptions for 59 yards in a 27-13 victory.
He has 418 receiving yards and five scores through seven games. He'll look to get back in the end zone Week 9 at home against San Diego.
Wallace came down with a 10-yard catch in the back of the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter. He was targeted eight times and finished as the team's second-leading receiver, compiling 46 yards on five catches in a 27-14 victory. Wallace has scored in all but one of his first six games. He has 359 receiving yards on the year.
Wallace will look to extend his scoring streak to four games in Week 8 at Jacksonville.
Overall, Wallace has largely been the same player he was a year ago; he has yet to post a 100-yard performance and is on pace for only seven more receptions and 27 more yards than a year ago. However, he has become Ryan Tannehill's top red zone target and has already matched last season's total, which was a season-low.
We figured Wallace was in line for a more productive season this time around, but there is reason to think he may not be able to keep this pace up. Prior to this season, he recorded a touchdown on 12.0 percent of his career catches, a rate that is up to 16.7 so far.
The Dolphins are certainly going to keep looking Wallace's way, but he may not be able to keep up this scoring pace. Nearly half of Wallace's 62 Fantasy points have come from touchdowns, so if he finds himself held out of the end zone for a few games, his value could take a big hit. Now might be the perfect time to sell high on Wallace.
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