Markus WheatonPittsburgh Steelers
Ht: 5.9 | Wt: 189
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|Steelers | Markus Wheaton confident he'll make impact|
Tue, 31 May 2016 08:31:02 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton, who finished last year with 44 catches and five touchdowns, thinks he and QB Ben Roethlisberger developed enough chemistry to move forward and have a better season in 2016. "We got on the same page as the season went on," said Wheaton, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract. "We learned how to communicate with each other, more so me communicating with him and giving him what he wants. I'm learning how to just be who I need to be when it comes to what Ben wants me to be."
Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if Wheaton can be the No. 2 in this offense across from Antonio Brown. But Wheaton is in an explosive offense with a great quarterback and dangerous running back, so he should be plenty productive. View his as more of a midrange WR3 on draft day with upside for more.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Ray Fittipaldo|
|Steelers | Pitt's No. 2 WR job up for grabs|
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:45:06 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers' No. 2 wide receiver job is up for grabs between WRs Markus Wheaton, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Sammie Coates this year, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Wheaton seems like the favorite for the spot, but Tomlin also sees Coates as a potential breakout candidate in 2016.
Fantasy Tip: With Martavis Bryant suspended for the year, Wheaton's value surely rises in fantasy circles, and he could be a low-end WR2 commodity if he wins the job behind Antonio Brown. Coates is a deep threat who will have more value in standard-scoring formats. Draft him as a WR5 with upside for more.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler|
|Steelers | PIT deep at WR if Antonio Brown sits|
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 20:37:47 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers WRs Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton might have to fill big shoes in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 17, if WR Antonio Brown (concussion) cannot play.
Fantasy Tip: Brown did not practice Wednesday, and he has not been cleared in the league's concussion protocol. While his status is in doubt for the AFC Divisional Play it might be Bryant ($6,800, 13.6% of cap), Wheaton ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) and possibly Darrius Heyward-Bey ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) stepping up and serving as solid FantasyScore options. Of course, the health of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) also makes a difference.
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|Steelers | Markus Wheaton scores again|
Sun, 20 Dec 2015 18:32:10 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Wheaton has caught fire of late, posting at least 50 receiving yards in four straight games and totaling 378 yards over the stretch. He is worth considering at FantasyScore if you are looking for a way to save some cap space.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Associated Press|
|Steelers | Jacoby Jones demoted|
Tue, 08 Dec 2015 11:40:01 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Jacoby Jones has been demoted to the backup kick returner and third-string punt returner. WR Markus Wheaton is the top kick returner and is now the backup to WR Antonio Brown as the punt returner. Jones was benched in Week 13 after fumbling twice in the first half.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra|
|Steelers | Markus Wheaton exploited matchup|
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:13:08 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton's breakout in Week 12 was more than likely a result of the matchups the Steelers were given, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin said that Wheaton and WR Martavis Bryant had more opportunities since Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman was covering WR Antonio Brown. Tomlin also said not to make too much of Wheaton's career day.
Fantasy Tip: Essentially, Tomlin is saying don't anticipate a big end of the season from Wheaton. Of course, Wheaton is still worth a pickup if he's available in your league, but Brown and Bryant are still Pittsburgh's top-two receivers; Wheaton basically just took over Brown's role for one game.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Mark Kaboly|
|Steelers | Markus Wheaton has career game|
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:47:22 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Wheaton was the beneficiary of tight covered by Richard Sherman on Antonio Brown. It opened up plenty of room for Wheaton and Martavis Bryant.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Associated Press|
|Steelers | Markus Wheaton's production declining|
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:16:18 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton has seen his production decline after a promising 2014 season in which he had 53 catches for 644 yards. However, he has just 14 catches for 255 yards and one touchdown through nine games this year. "The middle of the field is a chemistry thing," Wheaton said. "When Ben came back, he and Heath (Miller) had been doing it for years so their chemistry hadn't gone anywhere. It's just about building it back … I was getting three, four, five catches a game (last year) and the chemistry was there. It's easier when Ben's there all 16 games and I'm there all 16 games." Wheaton has had just six targets in the last two games with QB Ben Roethlisberger back compared to 34 for WR Antonio Bryant, 19 for TE Heath Miller and 16 for WR Martavis Bryant.
Fantasy Tip: With Big Ben likely to miss Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns, Wheaton ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has even less of a chance to make some noise. The Steelers are off next week, too, so Wheaton should be left to the waiver wire for now in traditional fantasy setups.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler|
|Steelers | Markus Wheaton likely will play|
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:44:48 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Wheaton ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) should be on the field for most of the multi-receiver sets this week but has not been very productive during games this season. Owners should be able to find better options to use at the position.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Steelers.com|
|Steelers | Markus Wheaton limited|
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:21:54 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Wheaton ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) appears to be on track to play against the Oakland Raiders, but owners should continue to monitor the situation. Wheaton has caught only one pass in four of his last five games and should be avoided even if he is active.
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