Mike Wallace is officially a Miami Dolphin after signing a mega deal that will make him the third highest paid receiver in the NFL, according to Jeff Darlington on Twitter.
The deal is said to be worth about $12 million annually with $30 million guaranteed.
The Miami Dolphins now have a pretty formidable offense with the addition of Mike Wallace. The speedy Brian Hartline and Davone Bess** will compliment Mike Wallace and his down-field capabilities.
Miami, for most of the Wallace sweepstakes, was considered the team to beat. While rumors of other teams came and went, it was the Dolphins who remained constant throughout.
Fantasy Spin: The Dolphins were in dyer need of a down-field play maker. For fantasy owners, the news should be welcome. On the other side of the field is Brian Hartline who I'll delve into more in a bit, and in the slot is the speedy Davone Bess.
All three receivers are viable threats. Each receiver boasts speed and reliable hands, and with the addition of Mike Wallace, defenses will be forced to spread coverage more than usual. Getting back to Brian Hartline, with Mike Wallace in the mix, you can bet Hartline is bound to enjoy some extra fantasy love this season ala Mike Williams of Tampa Bay when Vince Jackson arrived.
Remember, it more often than not isn't just about the highlight player involved, but also what sort of effect he could have on the surrounding teammates that truly identifies his fantasy ceiling.
Mike Wallace is currently sitting as a fifth rounder while Hartline is way below him as a 13th rounder. Keep in mind, the current ADP is bound to change as the year progresses.
** According to Ben Volin on Twitter, "Davone Bess may not be a part of the Dolphins plans beyond 2013 or perhaps sooner." This speculative news keeps the possibility alive that the Dolphins still target a quality receiver through the draft. If Bess stays, he could be another receiver showcasing himself as a contract year player which always bodes well for fantasy owners one way or another.