Dolphins WR Mike Wallace vs. Bills CB Stephon Gilmore
The Bills are expected to be without cornerback Stephon Gilmore until at least Week 6, but that would put him back in time for the first of their games against the Dolphins. Buffalo will need all the help it can get against Miami's bevy of new offensive weapons, including wide receiver Mike Wallace.
The Dolphins didn't have any receivers that posed a big-play threat last season, and defenses were able to play tighter to the line of scrimmage as a result. However, Mike Wallace hauled in 27 receptions of 20 yards or more over the past two seasons, so the Dolphins are hoping he can at least force defenses to respect the deep ball.
Gilmore has the potential to be a shutdown corner, and he started off solid in allowing completions on 56.3 percent of throws in his direction, allowing only three touchdowns and breaking up eight passes, but he can do even better than that, and he'll need to against Wallace.
The former Steelers receiver has the speed to burn past Gilmore, so the second-year cornerback will have to get a good jam on Wallace to prevent him from streaking right into the deep half of the secondary. While Wallace will win his share of battles, it's up to Gilmore to, at the very least, make it feel like a war.