NFL fantasy football: Vikings could pursue Mike Wallace

Vikes added to list of Wallace suitors: Mike Wallace has shot to the top of the list of coveted free agents in 2013. The Miami Dolphins are said to be targeting the speedy wide receiver and now there’s another team that could be seeking Wallace’s services — the Minnesota Vikings. Last season, the Vikes passing game was the second-worst in the league, throwing for 2,751 yards. That number was certainly limited by Percy Harvin’s injury. The problem is that it could become an either/or situation for Minnesota. Wallace will command a high price while Harvin reportedly wants a Calvin Johnson-like contract. Regardless of which wideout ends up in the Twin Cities, the lack of a playmaking quarterback under center will leave their fantasy value depressed for next season.

Hartline, Dolphins agree to deal: The free agent market for receivers got a little smaller Friday when Brian Hartline signed a five-year deal to stay with the Dolphins. Hartline turned the heads of fantasy enthusiasts with a 12-catch, 253-yard, one touchdown performance against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4. The downside is that game encompassed nearly one-quarter of his production (and all of his TDs) for the season. Right now, Hartline projects as a No. 3 wideout in most fantasy leagues.

Giants want to re-sign Bennett: The New York Giants reportedly want to lock up tight end Martellus Bennett before free agency begins next week. In his first season with Big Blue, Bennett made an immediate splash, catching a touchdown in each of his first three games. However, he was an afterthought in the offense for much of the season — he only made two more visits to the end zone in 2012. You can add Bennett to the list of an underwhelming 2012 tight end class. He’s projecting as a No. 2 option in 2013.

– Marcas Grant
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