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|Wheaton was the young Steeler receiver that drove the hype machine last offseason. He started off 2014 with a bang, compiling a 6-97 line in the opener. But Wheaton never approached those numbers again and eventually was left in the dust by the break-out of Martavis Bryant. It’s clear from OTAs this season that the Steelers view Wheaton as strictly a slot receiver, allowing Brown and Bryant to man the outsides and soak up the medium and long range targets. With running back Le’Veon Bell, and tight end Heath Miller carrying the routes close to the line of scrimmage, Wheaton is going to be left with a very supplemental role in 2015, and will struggle to be anything more than fringe roster fantasy receiver.
|Martavis Bryant facing four-game suspension|
Suspension under appeal
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Aug 27, 2:40 pm
|Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is facing 4-game suspension for violating Substance Abuse Policy, per league sources. Suspension under appeal. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Markus Wheaton has been running with the first team this preseason and know we know why. Bryant's early 5th-round ADP will certainly take a tumble in the coming days while Wheaton's 10-round ADP will be on the rise. The Steelers will be without Le'Veon Bell and Bryant to start the season.
| M. Bryant expected to miss Hall of Fame game|
Elbow infection will cause Steelers WR to miss a week to 10 days
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Aug 2, 7:40 pm
|Martavis Bryant had a procedure Sunday for an infection on his elbow that will likely cause the second-year wide receiver to miss the Hall of Fame preseason opener Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings.
Bryant is expected to be out about a week to 10 days after an ingrown hair became infected, causing his elbow to swell. Coach Mike Tomlin said Bryant “should be back to us sooner than later.”
(Pittsburgh Post Gazette)|
FFToday's Take: This situation shouldn't be a long-term issue. Bryant has been the second receiver taken in fantasy drafts but a recent quote from QB Ben Roethlisberger suggests Bryant has competition for snaps in two wide receiver sets from Markus Wheaton. Bryant's ADP is likely to slide in the coming week.