Brian Hartline is flying under the fantasy radar after a 2012 campaign which saw him put up 74 receptions and 1,083 receiving yards.
Analysis: Hartline was targeted a team high 15 times Sunday, five more targets than anyone else on the Dolphins. Hartline caught 9 balls for 114 yards and a score. Considering he is one year removed from 74 receptions and 128 targets(both top 20 for wide outs) he is in high demand right now.
The acquisition of Mike Wallace may deter some fantasy owners from Hartline but he does seem to have good chemistry with second year starter Ryan Tannehill. Currently, Hartline is available in 40-75% of fantasy leagues. His targets and receptions are reliable but the drawback here is the touchdowns. The 6’2″ Hartline only had one touchdown last year, he suffers from what is called “Jason Witten Syndrome.” We must keep in mind that Tannehill only threw for 12 touchdown passes last year and that number is expected to increase in 2013.
The former Ohio State Buckeye can be a bit of a question mark in standard formats but he holds tons of value in PPR leagues.