Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
3 weeks ago

The Ravens have picked up Wallace's contract option for 2017.

EDGE Analysis

After seeing former Raven and 49er Torrey Smith choose Philadelphia over Baltimore in free agency, retaining Wallace was a no-brainer, especially with the team having bid adieu to veteran pass-catcher Steve Smith. Per the Baltimore Sun, Wallace's 2017 option is for $5.75 million. The 30-year-old is coming off his first season with the team, in which he caught 72 passes (on 117 targets) for 1,017 receiving yards and four TDs in 16 contests.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
4 weeks ago

Head coach John Harbaugh expects Wallace to remain with the Ravens in 2017, Ryan Mink of the team's official site reports. "But my anticipation is that Mike Wallace will be a part of our team, and I know he's working to be a part of our team, and I'm planning on having him back next year," Harbaugh said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine.

EDGE Analysis

Last offseason, Wallace landed in Baltimore on a two-year contract, which included a lofty $8 million team option for the 2017 campaign. Considering he topped all Ravens receivers with 1,017 yards, including 415 yards after catch, last season, the organization clearly deems the 30-year-old worthy of a roster spot. There's no indication whether the front office is seeking a restructured deal with a more team-friendly salary cap hit. However, after Steve Smith's retirement, quarterback Joe Flacco likely prefers to have a modicum of continuity within the passing attack, which may include Wallace in addition to wideout Breshad Perriman and tight ends Dennis Pitta and Benjamin Watson (Achilles), among other holdovers, in the fall.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
3 months ago

Wallace caught all four passes that came his way for 33 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

It was a tale of two halves for Wallace. He averaged 76.8 yards per game, had his five largest yardage totals and all four of his touchdowns in Baltimore's first eight games. He averaged 50.4 yards per game, topping 60 yards just once, and didn't score for the remainder of the season. More will be on the speedster's plate next season as he will be without his dependable veteran counterpart, the retiring Steve Smith.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
3 months ago

Wallace secured four of seven targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace was quiet on a day when teammates Steve Smith and Dennis Pitta commanded a large chunk of Joe Flacco's attention. The speedy veteran's yardage total was actually a season low, but leaves Wallace just 16 yards shy of the third 1,000-yard season of his career, and first since 2011 in Pittsburgh. He'll try to accomplish the feat in the Week 17 finale versus the Bengals.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
3 months ago

Wallace caught two of five targets for 60 yards in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

If not for his 54-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter, Sunday would've been Wallace's quietest game of the year. He was able to flash his top-flight speed on a drag route over the middle, which resulted in the big play to move the Ravens deep into Eagle territory. Otherwise, Wallace was held in check as he caught just one of his four other targets for a total of six yards. His two catches marked a season-low and his five targets were well below his season average entering Sunday (7.77). Wallace will face an improving Steelers secondary on Sunday.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
3 months ago

Wallace caught five passes (on eight targets) for 52 yards in Monday's loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace's eight targets trailed only running back Kenneth Dixon, who was also the only Raven to top his five receptions Monday. That steady involvement allowed Wallace to top the 50-yard mark for the ninth straight game, which shows great consistency. In truth, his stat line Monday is about what fantasy owners should've come to expect from Wallace, but the speedster should like his chances of breaking off a big gain this Sunday against an Eagles secondary that proved vulnerable over the top this past weekend.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
4 months ago

Wallace caught six of seven targets for 59 yards Sunday against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Despite Joe Flacco spreading the ball around to 10 different receivers, the speedy Wallace still made his mark on the game, finishing as the team's second leading receiver behind Dennis Pitta. He was, however, held out of the end zone for the fourth consecutive, as Flacco's four touchdown throws found other targets. Wallace will look to end his scoring drought against the Patriots next Monday night.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
4 months ago

Wallace caught three of four targets for 57 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

The speedster's target volume took a dip Sunday with quarterback Joe Flacco spreading the ball around to nine different pass catchers. He still managed a strong 19.0 YPR, but he was held out of the end zone for the third consecutive week. Wallace will face his former team, the Dolphins, in Baltimore on Sunday.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
4 months ago

Wallace hauled in five of 10 targets for 62 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys and he added one carry for 13 yards.

EDGE Analysis

After showing some surprisingly reliable hands in recent weeks with 18 catches on 24 targets, Wallace had trouble corralling the ball Sunday. Wallace's output Sunday could have been entirely different had he been able to get both feet in bounds on a target deep in the Cowboys' red zone. Even though it was a relatively disappointing day from Wallace relative to his target volume, he remains one of quarterback Joe Flacco's favorite targets on the outside in what has become a pass-heavy Baltimore offense.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
5 months ago

Wallace secured four of five targets for 59 yards in Thursday's 28-7 win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran speedster came back down to earth after posting a combined 341 yards receiving on 18 catches over the previous three games. Wallace continues to produce even when Steve Smith is in the lineup, but Breshard Perriman's increasing profile could eat into Wallace's production slightly over the remainder of the season. His five targets Thursday were a season low, but Wallace figures to remain an important part of the Baltimore air attack for the balance of the campaign.