Markus Wheaton news, rumors and stats

 

Markus Wheaton

Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide Receiver

Ht: 5.9 | Wt: 182

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YearTmGRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptFum Lost
2013PIT1266410.6700000.00000
Average:6641100000000
Total:6641100000000

Steelers | Markus Wheaton ready for breakout?

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:35:42 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton could be primed for a breakout season, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler.

Fantasy Tip: Of course, the fact that Martavis Bryant could be suspended four games will really help Wheaton's chances of breaking out. Wheaton has played well this preseason, though. A breakout season wouldn't be surprising. View him as a low-end WR3 to high-end WR4.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Steelers | Markus Wheaton likely to start

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:17:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton is likely to start over WR Martavis Bryant, in the opinion of beat writer Ed Bouchette. The team uses three receivers a lot, and Bryant will see the field often.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant is the more valuable fantasy asset with WR3 talent. Wheaton is more in the back end of fantasy receiving corps.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Ed Bouchette

Steelers | Markus Wheaton ready for breakout?

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:59:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton could be Pittsburgh's breakout player this year, according to QB Ben Roethlisberger. WR Martavis Bryant (elbow) recently underwent an elbow procedure, giving Wheaton the opportunity to prove himself as the Steelers' No. 2 wide receiver.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton has taken a backseat to Bryant this offseason, at least as far as hype is concerned. With Bryant's injury and Roethlisberger's comments, Wheaton's average draft position could see an increase. He's worth a look at least as a fifth wide receiver.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Steelers | Martavis Bryant not starting yet

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:05:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant remains behind WR Antonio Brown on the official depth chart. WR Markus Wheaton is listed as the starter opposite Brown.

Fantasy Tip: Many have speculated Bryant would overtake Wheaton opposite of Brown, but it hasn't happened yet. Bryant has WR3 fantasy value, but an elbow infection slowed him. He'll need to prove he'll have a big role in the offense before we're comfortable spending that high of a pick on him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Steelers.com - Bob Labriola

Steelers | Markus Wheaton has solid offseason

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:02:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton is believed to have performed the best among the wide receivers during offseason workouts.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton will compete for the No. 2 wide receiver job during training camp but should see solid playing time even if he loses the job. Wheaton could be a late-round option in most leagues with the potential be more valuable as the season goes on.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Steelers | Martavis Bryant should up snap count

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:40:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant played an average of just 29% of offensive snaps in 2014, but he is expected to serve as the primary No. 2 receiver on the outside in 2015 with WR Markus Wheaton moving to more of a slot role.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant found the end zone eight times in just 10 games, and a full season in a bigger role gives him an enormous ceiling. There is still some risk involved with taking a relatively unproven player, but he is well worth the gamble as a WR3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Anthony

Steelers | PIT has two candidates for No. 2 WR job

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:30:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WRs Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant are expected to compete for the No. 2 wide receiver job during training camp. Both players performed well during offseason workouts.

Fantasy Tip: Both players should see plenty of playing time this season, so being a starting wide receiver likely will not matter much to fantasy owners. Bryant has the potential to be a starting option most weeks and could be an option in the middle rounds of drafts. Wheaton could be a late-round option in drafts

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Steelers | Markus Wheaton learning slot role

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:49:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton said the slot position is not out of his comfort zone, but there are things he needs to learn that are different from playing on the outside. Wheaton said he's seeing a lot of the same defensive reads in the slot that he did on the outside.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton will be the third option at wide receiver for Pittsburgh this year behind Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. He still has a lot of progress to make before becoming valuable in the fantasy realm, so only draft him for depth at wide receiver for now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Steelers | Martavis Bryant could start in 2015

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:06:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is expected to push WR Markus Wheaton for the No. 2 wide receiver job during training camp, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley. "We are looking for him to come in and make a push against Markus Wheaton for that No. 2 spot and continue give us big-time production, specifically in the red area where a big target like that can make a big impact," Haley said.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant made a big impact after he was on the active roster for games by catching eight touchdowns in 10 games. He should have a bigger role in the passing game this season and should continue to be a main target in the red zone. Owners can consider selecting Bryant in the middle rounds of drafts next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Mark Kaboly

Steelers | Markus Wheaton listed as probable

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:43:06 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton has been a bit inconsistent in terms of his production and has only caught two touchdowns on the season. Wheaton only costs $3,000 on FantasyScore, but owners should be able to find a better option.

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