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Markus Wheaton

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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: Tweet!Share on Facebook | 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

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton caught a touchdown pass for the third time in four games, finishing with six catches for 62 yards in a 34-27 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 15.

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.

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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.

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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: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Mark Kaboly

Steelers | Markus Wheaton has career game

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:47:22 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton posted nine receptions for a career-best 201 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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.

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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: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Steelers | Markus Wheaton likely will play

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:44:48 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 6, and is listed as probable for the Week 9 game against the Oakland Raiders.

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.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton limited

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:21:54 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 5.

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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Steelers | Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton out

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:42:17 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WRs Martavis Bryant (illness) and Markus Wheaton (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear if either player is in danger of missing Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders. Assuming both play, Bryant ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) is the more acceptable daily play against an Oakland team that allows 38.3 PPR fantasy points per game to receivers. Wheaton ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has no more than three catches in any game this year and is a deep sleeper on FantasyScore.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton makes one catch count

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:11:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton has just one reception in the Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers but it was good for a 72-yard touchdown. He was targeted three times.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) does not get enough targets to use on a regular basis, and most of the Pittsburgh Steelers are struggling to put up numbers with Michael Vick under center for the injured Ben Roethlisberger.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton listed as probable

Sat, 10 Oct 2015 12:51:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 5 against the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) still has decent value this week with Martavis Bryant looking like he won't play. The Pittsburgh passing game isn't nearly as effective without Ben Roethlisberger, however, so Wheaton should be taken with a grain of salt.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton not limited Friday

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:39:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) should be able to play against the San Diego Chargers in Week 5 but could lose some of his targets to Martavis Bryant. Owners should be able to find better options to use in their lineups this week.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton a full participant

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:59:44 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton's ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) injury is believed to be minor, so he should be able to play in Week 5 Monday night against the San Diego Chargers. He hasn't caught more than two passes in any week since the opener (three catches) and might see even less targets with Martavis Bryant coming back. Look elsewhere on FantasyScore.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton feeling better

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:12:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (ankle) looks dramatically improved from his ankle injury and has a good chance to play in Week 5 against the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) hasn't been much of a factor this season and isn't a good play on FantasyScore.

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

Steelers | Markus Wheaton dealing with injury

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:18:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (ankle) suffered an ankle sprain in the team's Week 4 game, but the injury is considered minor, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton will receive a little extra rest since the team is not playing the San Diego Chargers until Monday, Oct. 12. Owners should monitor his practice participation during the week to see if he is in danger of missing the game. Wheaton has posted decent numbers, but owners may be able to find better options to use.

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

Steelers | Markus Wheaton sprains ankle

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:03:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (ankle) exited against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4 with a sprained ankle.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has done very little this season, and even if the ankle injury turns out to be minor, the little value he had at FantasyScore is likely to be erased by the impending return Martavis Bryant.

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Steelers | DHB, Markus Wheaton do very little

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:42:41 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WRs Darrius Heyward-Bey and Markus Wheaton had little production in Week 3 against the St. Louis Rams. Heyward-Bey had three grabs for 19 yards, while Wheaton had two catches for 16 yards. Both were targeted three times.

Fantasy Tip: DHB ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) and Wheaton ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) weren't great FantasyScore options to start, but now that Le'Veon Bell is another receiving option back from suspension, and the team is without Ben Roethlisberger for a while, their fantasy appeal has lessened dramatically.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton expected to play

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:12:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (chest) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 25, and is listed as probable for the Week 3 game against the St. Louis Rams.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) should continue to be the team's No. 2 receiver for the time being and likely will see a solid amount of targets. Wheaton could be a solid option in fantasy leagues since he is part of one of the better offenses in the league.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton doesn't practice

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:15:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (chest) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Tip: The extent of Wheaton's chest injury is unclear, so he'll need to be monitored heading into the weekend. He's reasonably priced at $4,200, 8.4% of cap on FantasyScore, but he only has five catches in two games so far. He's not seeing enough targets to be considered worth rostering.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Steelers | Markus Wheaton misses practice

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:11:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Fantasy Tip: We'd be pretty surprised if Wheaton ($3,000) missed the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. KC has held their own against wide receivers this year, which makes Wheaton a true boom or bust candidate at FantasyScore in Week 16.

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Steelers | Martavis Bryant emerges as another WR option

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:48:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant cut into WR Markus Wheaton's workload in Week 7 against the Houston Texans, and QB Ben Roethlisberger took three "shot" plays down the field to Bryant. The team is unsettled at receiver behind WR Antonio Brown, with WRs Wheaton, Lance Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey fighting for targets. It was the first game in which Bryant was active this year.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant had a fine showing on Monday night in his first game this year. However, the second and third options behind Brown are hard to predict right now, making them nothing more than risky flex plays based on matchups.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton probable

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:53:44 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 3, and is listed as probable for Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton should be able to play in Week 5 after going from limited practice to full practice. Wheaton has a price of $5,200 on FantasyScore, but owners may think that is too expensive for him.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton does some drills

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:21:57 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton has a good chance to play this week. Owners would have to spend $5,200 on Wheaton at FantasyScore, and he could be a flex option for owners if they are comfortable with the price.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton limited

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:39:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton has been a solid starter for the team but has seen a bit of a decline in his stats since Week 1. Wheaton has a cost of $5,200 on FantasyScore and could be a possible flex option if he is able to play.

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Steelers | Steelers top skill players probable

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:27:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury), RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury), WR Antonio Brown (non-injury), WR Markus Wheaton (non-injury) and TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and are listed as probable for Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: All five players were receiving some time off because of the short week. All will be able to play and could be used in all fantasy leagues.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton earning trust

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:05:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton had six catches for 97 yards in Week 1, including a 20-yard catch late in the game that set up the game-winning field goal. QB Ben Roethlisberger said he didn't consider it a gamble to look for Wheaton in the crucial situation.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton appeared to be the clear No. 2 option in the passing game in Week 1, and it looks like Roethlisberger has plenty of trust in the second-year receiver. He will take up 11% of your cap ($5,500) in FantasyScore in Week 2, and he could provide a great return on investment against a Baltimore defense that gave up more than 300 yards through the air in Week 1.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton limited

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:11:42 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (non-injury related) was limited in practice Monday, Sept. 8. The team is required to release an injury report for their Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 11, against the Baltimore Ravens, even though they did not officially take the practice field Monday.

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Steelers | Lance Moore won't play

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:31:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Lance Moore (groin) did not practice Friday, Sept. 5, and has been ruled out for Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns. It'll open up snaps for WRs Justin Brown and/or Martavis Bryant (shoulder), but Bryant is unlikely to play because of a shoulder ailment. That means Brown and WR Darrius Heyward-Bey will likely be used alongside WRs Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton. Browns CB Joe Haden is likely to lock on to Brown for the majority of the game, meaning the other receivers could see good opportunities to make an impact.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton presents an excellent buying opportunity at FantasyScore against the Browns at a price of $3,700 (7.4% of cap) - the basement salary for a wideout.

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Steelers | Darrius Heyward-Bey in good shape

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:01:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey appears to be in good shape for a roster spot, as the team will likely keep six receivers on the 53-man roster. WRs Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Lance Moore, Martavis Bryant, Justin Brown and Heyward-Bey are expected to comprise the group.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton listed as starter

Sun, 03 Aug 2014 18:12:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton is listed as one of the starting wide receivers on the team's first depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Wheaton has a solid hold of the starting job at this point and has a good chance entering the season as the starter. Owners could consider selecting Wheaton in the later rounds as a No. 5 wide receiver.

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

Steelers | Three fighting for No. 5 WR job

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:59:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WRs Justin Brown, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Derek Moye are still battling for the No. 5 wide receiver job. WRs Antonio Brown, Lance Moore, Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant hold the top four spots on the depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: There isn't a lot of fantasy value to go around after Brown, Wheaton and Moore. Bryant is worthy of a late-round flier in deep leagues, given his size in comparison to the Steelers other receivers, and potential end zone usage. Heyward-Bey should stick with the team, leaving recently-drafted Brown to beat out Moye, who failed to see much playing time in 2013, after breaking camp as an undrafted free agent.

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Steelers | Three-way battle for No. 5 WR job?

Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:27:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WRs Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore are expected to be the team's top three wideouts, with WR Martavis Bryant likely a lock to also make the roster. That leaves one job open, with WRs Justin Brown, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Derek Moye likely battling it out for the spot.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton works with starters

Wed, 28 May 2014 09:11:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton lined up with the first-team offense during the organized team activities Tuesday, May 27.

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Steelers | Two WRs expected to compete for starting job

Sun, 18 May 2014 19:25:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WRs Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant are expected to compete for the starting split end receiver job during training camp.

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Steelers | Expect Markus Wheaton to improve

Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:21:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team expects WR Markus Wheaton to play better in 2014, because he dealt with broken fingers this season.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton will have chance to start

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:25:50 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers likely will give WR Markus Wheaton every opportunity to win a starting job during training camp.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton had surgery

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:46:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (finger) underwent minor finger surgery this offseason.

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Steelers | Emmanuel Sanders likely gone

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:55:15 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to let free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders walk and go with WR Markus Wheaton. They could also draft a receiver in the first or second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Steelers | May let Emmanuel Sanders walk

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:50:56 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers may be content letting impending free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders walk in free agency with WR Markus Wheaton waiting in the wings to take his starting spot.

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