Wallace, Harvin draw fantasy interest with new teams

What do you think of Mike Wallace in Miami? - @andyaguilar62 (via Twitter)

Michael Fabiano: This is clearly a good move for the Dolphins offense, but does it make Wallace more attractive in fantasy leagues? I don't think so. I had him rated as a No. 2 fantasy wideout before he made the move to South Florida, and that's where he'll remain. I'd be surprised if he moved back into the top 10 players at his position based on fantasy points, a status he held as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2010-2011. You'll see the speedster out of Mississippi come off the board in the middle rounds in most 2013 drafts.

How does his move to Seattle affect the fantasy value of Percy Harvin? Are you afraid of his proneness to injuries? - T. Perugini (via Facebook)

M.F.: Harvin was a top-12 fantasy wide receiver as a member of the Minnesota Vikings, and he'll remain in that sort of stratosphere with the Seahawks. A talented playmaker at the age of 24, Harvin will no doubt emerge into the top option in the pass attack in an offense that should absolutely light up the scoreboard. His proneness to injuries is small cause for concern, but he reportedly hasn't has a migraine headache in two years. What's more, Harvin missed just three games in three NFL seasons heading into 2012. His presence is also great news for the value of Russell Wilson, who is locked and loaded as a top-10 fantasy quarterback.

Assuming the Carolina Panthers end up releasing DeAngelo Williams, where would you rank Jonathan Stewart? - @mariah10412 (via Twitter)

M.F.: Obviously, this sort of scenario would make Stewart a far more attractive option in fantasy leagues. Remember, the Oregon product already has one 1,000-yard season (2009) under his belt and scored a combined 20 touchdowns in his first two pro campaigns. He's also a young running back at 25 with little wear and tear on his body at this stage of his career -- Stewart hasn't carried the football more than 178 times in the last three years. The downside with him is that he would lose goal-line work to Cam Newton and Mike Tolbert, but overall Stewart would still move into No. 2 fantasy runner status.

Who is the better fantasy quarterback for 2013 -- Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson? - W. Clark (via Facebook)

M.F.:You can argue that this is an absolute coin toss, as both quarterbacks are young, lead explosive offenses and have the skills to score fantasy points with their passing and running skills. With that being said, I'm siding with Kaepernick -- that can't surprise owners who know that I've been on his bandwagon ever since he took over the starting role in San Francisco. The one thing that concerns me about both Kaepernick and Wilson is that owners will reach for them in the first three rounds due to their late-season and postseason success. Because of how deep the quarterback position has become around the league, it makes sense to wait on players like Kaepernick and Wilson until the fourth or fifth round.

Who will be the better fantasy tight end next season -- Jared Cook or Martellus Bennett? - @tgoogs13 (via Twitter)

M.F.: These two tight ends are close in value overall, but I do like Cook's upside in St. Louis. While he has failed to meet statistical expectations over the last two seasons, the Rams didn't ink him to a five-year, $35 million contract to keep him on the sidelines. Depending on what other moves the team makes in the offseason, Cook could turn into one of Sam Bradford's top options in the pass attack. As for Bennett, who is coming off the best statistical season of his NFL career, he'll need to overcome the lengthy trend of tight ends putting up mediocre numbers in Chicago. Both players will come off the board in the late rounds.

Michael, I am going to use your "wait on a quarterback" strategy next season, but what about the tight end position? Is it a good idea to grab someone like Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham or Tony Gonzalez in the earlier rounds? Are either of the two stud tight ends (Gronkowski, Graham) worth a first-round pick? - D. Ratzlaff (via Facebook)

M.F.: Just like I had a hard time taking a quarterback in the first two to three rounds last season, it's hard for me to invest that kind of high pick on a tight end as well. Sure, having someone like Gronkowski or Graham on your roster is like having an additional wide receiver in your starting lineup. However, I think there are better options out there if we're talking about "relative value." Would you rather take Gronkowski or Graham in Round 2 or someone like Jason Witten, for example, after Round 5 or 6? I see the latter as the more attractive choice. Also, I wouldn't consider either Gronkowski or Graham to be worth a first-round selection.

What do you think of taking C.J. Spiller or Alfred Morris in the first round of a 2013 re-draft? - @marcasg (via Twitter)

M.F.: Running backs are, well, back! The position has seen an increase in value after last season, making Spiller and Morris both worth a first-round pick. Both players could fall into Round 2 if you're in a league where owners like to take a field general in the first stanza, but I'd have no problems with owners who grab either one of these runners with one of the first 10-12 overall selections.

I'm in a 10-team PPR keeper league and need to retain three players from Tom Brady, Ray Rice, LeSean McCoy and A.J. Green. Do I let go of Brady because of the depth at quarterback? - T. Jones (via Facebook)

M.F.: Brady is a solid keeper option in most cases, but he's the player I would release of these four players. Rice and McCoy are two of the youngest and most talented running backs in the league, and Green has the tools to be a top-five wideout for several years to come. Clearly, you'll need to go after a signal-caller (you might even be able to re-acquire Brady depending on your draft position) with one of your first two selections in the re-draft.

What do you think about Anquan Boldin's move to San Francisco? - @shortstop505 (via Twitter)

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M.F.: It's been a long time since Boldin was considered an elite fantasy wideout, and his move to San Francisco won't do anything to improve his stock. Keep in mind, Boldin has finished no better than 25th in fantasy points among wide receivers over the last three seasons. In that time, he's averaged 62 catches and a mediocre 882 yards. Now with the Niners, the veteran figures to be the third option in the pass attack behind Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis. Second-year wideout A.J. Jenkins is expected to see an increase in playing time as well, so it's tough to consider Boldin as anything more than a fantasy reserve in the late rounds.

What does the first round of your 10-team mock draft look like right now? - M. Pennington (via Facebook)

M.F.: My first round consists of all running backs and one wide receiver -- 1. Arian Foster; 2. Adrian Peterson; 3. Marshawn Lynch; 4. Ray Rice; 5. Jamaal Charles; 6. LeSean McCoy; 7. Trent Richardson; 8. Doug Martin; 9. C.J. Spiller; 10. Calvin Johnson. Because of the depth at quarterback, as I've said in the past, I won't even consider taking a signal-caller until the fourth or fifth round (at the earliest).

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com and NFL Network and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. Have a burning question on anything fantasy related? Tweet it to @Michael_Fabiano or send a question via Facebook!

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