Mike Wallace's stalemate with the Pittsburgh Steelers is almost over. Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network reports that Wallace is flying into Pittsburgh Monday night and expected to sign his restricted free agent tender Tuesday. Wallace had been holding out for a long-term deal rather than sign the $2.7 million tender. Per the new CBA rules, he is ineligible to start practice until next week.
Analysis: Pittsburgh's long nightmare is over. Now fantasy owners just have to hope that Wallace can learn offensive coordinator Todd Haley's new scheme with less than two weeks before the regular season starts. He has been reportedly working out on his own and had his own copy of the playbook, but there's no substitute for hands-on training with the teammates and coaches. So expect a sluggish start for the first couple weeks, but don't let that deter you from slotting him into your WR1 position. His draft stock should start shooting back up this week, so adjust your cheat sheet accordingly.