News: The Dolphins continued trimming their roster in preparation for the regular season and released the following players: wide receivers Roberto Wallace, Clyde Gates and B.J. Cunningham; linebackers Gary Guyton and Jamaal Westerman; and defensive lineman Ryan Baker.
Analysis: At a sturdy 6-foot-4, Wallace has the build to make an impact in the NFL, but struggles to find separation from defenders and was limited to just five catches for 82 yards in the preseason. Gates, considered the fastest player on the Miami roster, struggled with a hamstring issue early in training camp and has failed to live up to potential. Neither of these players are expected to make a Fantasy splash and should be left on waivers.
News: Dolphins receiver Roberto Wallace told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel he feels comfortable in the new West Coast offense installed by new head coach Joe Philbin. Explaining that he's been working with all three quarterbacks, Wallace is surprised that the team has adapted so quickly, adding that "it's like a language within its own that we had to learn in two months." As for his progression in Miami, the third-year receiver said recognizing coverages is where he needs to improve the most. "Being able to identify different fronts and coverages and shells and things like that. I think that's mainly where the growth needs to come," he said.
Analysis: Wallace has six catches in two seasons, but we'd be wrong to dismiss him from any kind of Fantasy purpose given the thin receiving corps in Miami. He'll have to make some awesome plays in training camp and the preseason to gain a regular role in the offense, but it could potentially happen.
News: The Dolphins placed WR Roberto Wallace (quadriceps) on injured reserve Wednesday to clear a roster spot for Gerald Alexander.
Analysis: Wallace was primarily a special teams player for the Dolphins and his absence will hardly be missed in Fantasy.
News: Dolphins WR Roberto Wallace left Week 6 against the Jets due to a quadriceps injury.
Analysis: Wallace is merely a special-teamer for the Dolphins and poses minimal Fantasy value going forward, healthy or not.
News: Dolphins WR Roberto Wallace was able to make an impression in the team's first preseason game Friday against the Falcons. He led the team in receptions and yards on the way to a win. Wallace helped to swing the momentum heading into halftime as he hauled in a 28-yard touchdown pass from QB Matt Moore. He finished with three grabs for 60 yards.
Analysis: Wallace has the ability to be a big play WR, but he has been inconsistent early in his NFL career. He has the size and speed to make an immediate impact, so maybe 2011 is the year he gets into the mix when the games count. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his progress leading up to the regular season, though Wallace is not worth selecting on Draft Day just yet.
News: Dolphins WR Roberto Wallace was a non-factor in Week 12 against the Raiders. Wallace was only targeted once in the 33-17 win and finished with just one reception for 19 yards.
Analysis: Wallace is a rookie out of San Diego State, who has just three catches for 37 yards on the season. He hardly sees the field an can be left on the waiver wire heading into Week 13 against the Browns.
News: Dolphins rookie WR Roberto Wallace has played in five straight games after being inactive for the first two games. He has just two catches on the year, but Wallace is a player that is starting to give Miami a greater threat to stretch the field. "He's been pretty consistent," coach Tony Sparano told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "He's just done what's asked of him in every one of these situations. He's only had a couple of opportunities to get the ball thrown his way, but when he does he catches it. On special teams, the game hasn't been too big for him at all. That's kind of what we've seen and what he does to our defense in practice more importantly is what tells us we shouldn't be afraid to put this guy on the field."
Analysis: The Dolphins' top two receivers this season have been Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess. Wallace's best chance of stealing PT is from WR Brian Hartline, who hasn't been the downfield threat Miami was hoping for. Still, Wallace is far off from being a must-add in Fantasy. He needs to prove himself in a game before getting the proper recognition. Leave him on waivers until further notice.
News: Dolphins WR Roberto Wallace had one catch for 12 yards in Week 4 against the Patriots. It was his only reception of the game.
Analysis: Wallace has only played in two games this season and did not record a catch until Monday. He does not play enough to garner any Fantasy value and can be left on the waiver wire at this point.