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Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Draft: 2013 Round 3 (17)
College: Oregon State
DOB: 1991-02-07 Age: 25
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#45 5 10.09

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2013 PIT 5 13 6 64 10.7 0 0 0 - 0 6.4 1.3
2014 PIT 16 86 53 644 12.2 2 4 19 4.8 0 78.3 4.9
2015 PIT 16 79 44 749 17.0 5 0 0 - 0 104.9 6.6
2016 PIT 1 5 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2 0.2
2016 (Projected) PIT     51 745 14.6 4 5 24 4.8 0 100.9  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
Aside from a silly 9-catch 201-yard performance in Week 12, Markus Wheaton was a fantasy dud for a majority of the 2015 season. With nine 1 or 2 catch games last season, it was clear Wheaton wasnít a major focus of the passing game. His physical limitations donít make him a threat for big plays, and heís simply best as a slot receiver than can convert a few 3rd downs per game. Although he did net a career high 5 touchdowns and the loss of Bryant for the year means Wheaton moves up the depth chart, Darius Heyward-Bey plays as a better deep threat, and second-year player Sammie Coates offers much more upside, especially after the catch. Itís clear the Steelers simply view Wheaton as an interchangeable piece, and I just donít foresee the big role ahead that would make Wheaton fantasy relevant.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Antonio Brown
WR2WR4 Sammie Coates
WR3WR3 Eli Rogers
WR4WR2 Markus Wheaton
WR5WR5 Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR6WR6 Martavis Bryant
Steelers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Steelers WR Wheaton practices
Hopeful to play on Sunday versus Bengals
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Sep 14, 6:51 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) ó Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton is optimistic his sprained shoulder will be good to go in time for Sunday's home opener against Cincinnati. Wheaton practiced Wednesday with an eye toward rejoining Pittsburgh's electric offense for an early-season showdown with the Bengals. (AP)

FFToday's Take: If Markus Wheaton does return for Week 2 it could create uncertainty in the fantasy projections for Pittsburgh's wideouts behind Antonio Brown. Prior to his shoulder injury, Wheaton was expected to contribute in 2016 as the starter opposite of Brown. Eli Rogers' will still be used out of the slot but Sammie Coates may see fewer reps against the Bengals if Wheaton is cleared for action.


Injury Markus Wheaton ruled out for Week 1
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 10, 12:30 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Steelers will be without WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) Monday vs. Redskins. He did not practice today and was declared out for the game. (Ed Bouchette on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Wheaton missed practice this week and it remains to be seen if he'll be ready for Week 2. In the meantime, Sammie Coates should see increased playing time along with Darrius Heyward Bey. Eli Rogers will man the slot position. Expect Josh Norman to shadow Antonio Brown most of the evening.


WR Eli Rogers runs with first team
Steelers wide receiver group still unclear
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 26, 9:45 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Eli Rogers played the majority of first-team snaps, manning the slot while Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton lined up outside. It increasingly seems the Steelers could open the season favoring the aforementioned alignment. (CBS Sports)

FFToday's Take: Rogers led the team in snaps tonight and is quickly earning a slot role with the starting unit, pushing Wheaton to the outside opposite Antonio Brown. Sammie Coates appears to be the odd-man out for the moment.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
3 at PHI L 3-34 5 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NE L 21-28 7 3 55 18.3 0 0 0 - 0 5.5
2 SF W 43-18 4 2 67 33.5 0 0 0 - 0 6.7
3 at STL W 12-6 3 2 16 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.6
4 BAL L 20-23 1 1 18 18.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.8
5 at SD W 24-20 3 1 72 72.0 1 0 0 - 0 13.2
6 ARI W 25-13 2 1 8 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
7 at KC L 13-23 4 2 16 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.6
8 CIN L 10-16 2 1 5 5.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.5
9 OAK W 38-35 4 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 0 - 0 -0.2
10 CLE W 30-9 2 2 18 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.8
12 at SEA L 30-39 13 9 201 22.3 1 0 0 - 0 26.1
13 IND W 45-10 6 3 50 16.7 1 0 0 - 0 11.0
14 at CIN W 33-20 7 4 65 16.3 0 0 0 - 0 6.5
15 DEN W 34-27 11 6 62 10.3 1 0 0 - 0 12.2
16 at BAL L 17-20 5 3 41 13.7 0 0 0 - 0 4.1
17 at CLE W 28-12 5 3 57 19.0 1 0 0 - 0 11.7
WC at CIN W 18-16 5 2 23 11.5 0 0 0 - 0 2.3
DP at DEN L 16-23 8 5 30 6.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.0
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 CLE W 30-27 7 6 97 16.2 0 0 0 - 0 9.7
2 at BAL L 6-26 8 5 38 7.6 0 2 22 11.0 0 6.0
3 at CAR W 37-19 5 4 35 8.8 0 0 0 - 0 3.5
4 TB L 24-27 6 4 57 14.3 0 1 -7 -7.0 0 5.0
5 at JAC W 17-9 2 1 17 17.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
6 at CLE L 10-31 11 4 33 8.3 0 0 0 - 0 3.3
7 HOU W 30-23 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
8 IND W 51-34 5 5 56 11.2 1 0 0 - 0 11.6
9 BAL W 43-23 4 2 62 31.0 1 1 4 4.0 0 12.6
10 at NYJ L 13-20 7 4 41 10.3 0 0 0 - 0 4.1
11 at TEN W 27-24 5 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
13 NO L 32-35 9 5 61 12.2 0 0 0 - 0 6.1
14 at CIN W 42-21 3 2 31 15.5 0 0 0 - 0 3.1
15 at ATL W 27-20 5 5 66 13.2 0 0 0 - 0 6.6
16 KC W 20-12 3 2 27 13.5 0 0 0 - 0 2.7
17 CIN W 27-17 4 3 17 5.7 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
WC BAL L 17-30 6 5 66 13.2 0 0 0 - 0 6.6
WC = Wild-Card

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