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Mike Wallace Fantasy Projection: Pittsburgh Speedster Ranks As Fourth Best WR Option This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the surprising Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC North battle Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium, and Mike Wallace will once again for a vital part of the Steelers offensive production.

The fantasy football projection site numberFire ranks Wallace as the fourth best play at wide receiver this weekend, trailing just Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings and Steve Smith. The Pittsburgh receiver's projected stats: 5.32 rec for 80.59 yds, 0.68 TDs, 12.16 pts.

Despite the high ranking, Wallace might be a riskier play than in other weeks, as the Bengals have the 10th ranked pass defense in the league, allowing just 216.8 yards per game through the air. But he is still a must start in all leagues.

For the year, Wallace leads all Steelers receivers with 47 receptions for 868 yards, six touchdowns and a gaudy 18.5 yards per catch.

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