Mike Wallace Has Been Training, Learning Playbook Throughout Offseason: Fantasy Implications

ARLINGTON TX - FEBRUARY 06: Mike Wallace #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by Nick Collins #36 of the Green Bay Packers after making a catch during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6 2011 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Mike Wallace trained hard and studied his playbook while he was gone during his holdout. We break down the fantasy implications.

Mike Wallace practiced with the Steelers for first time on Monday since signing his tender offer last week. Wallace stayed on the field longer than most of his teammates, and later told reporters that he has been training and learningTodd Haley's playbook throughout during the months of his holdout.

Fantasy Impact: After Chris Johnson showed up to practice out of shape last season following a lengthy holdout, fantasy owners are surely skeptical of what Wallace can accomplish right away. It seems, though, that the fourth-year receiver won't take long to get accustomed to his regular schedule now that he's back. He already built a strong chemistry with Ben Roethlisberger is his first three seasons, so that's a plus for his owners. The one thing he'll struggle with at first is the terminology of the new playbook in Pittsburgh, but he's actively working to master it. Fantasy owners shouldn't worry too much about Wallace going forward.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind the Steel Curtain and SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 6-10pm Monday through Friday, 4-9pm Saturday and Sunday.

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