Brian Hartline, Mike Wallace go in opposite directions; fantasy values up in the air

Matt Sullivan

Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace are going in opposite directions as of their season opener. We break down the fantasy implications.

Miami Dolphins wide receivers Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline went in opposite directions on Sunday in the team's opener against the Cleveland Browns. Hartline picked up right where he left off last season, catching nine passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. Wallace, on the other hand, picked up where he left off after a disappointing Pittsburgh Steelers season, catching just one pass for 15 yards.

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Wallace was brought in and given a $60 million contract this offseason to be Miami's No. 1 target for quarterback Ryan Tannehill. But he only caught that one pass, and after the game, he was very unhappy about the way he was used, according to ESPN.

"I don't feel like talking about it. Ask coach," Wallace said in reference to the gameplan and his lack of production. Wallace has a history of being unhappy when he's not getting a lot of looks, so this could be a bad sign for the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact: We always said that Hartline was probably the least-respected 1,000-yard receiver before the fantasy drafts. Some consider him a sleeper, but you probably can't anymore. Smart money is on him continuing to produce, but fantasy owners shouldn't abandon Wallace after just one game. If he has a couple bad games in a row then it's cause for concern, but for now, we can chalk it up to Cleveland simply covering him very well.

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