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Markus Wheaton

Pittsburgh Steelers
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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.

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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.

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Steelers | Friday injury report for Week 17

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:08:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Terence Garvin (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and has been ruled out for Week 17. LB Jason Worilds (abdomen) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. WR Markus Wheaton (finger), OG David DeCastro (back), DE Brett Keisel (foot), LB Jarvis Jones (illness) and SS Troy Polamalu (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

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Steelers | Thursday practice report for Week 17

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:59:56 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro (back), LB Terence Garvin (knee) and LB Jason Worilds (abdomen) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 26. LB Jarvis Jones (illness), DE Brett Keisel (foot), SS Troy Polamalu (non-injury) and WR Markus Wheaton (finger) practiced in full.

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Steelers | Two go, one limited

Wed, 25 Dec 2013 07:44:28 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones (illness) and WR Markus Wheaton (finger) were estimated to practice in full Wednesday, Dec. 25. OG David DeCastro (back) would have been limited.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton dealing with injury

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:25:33 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (finger) suffered a fractured finger during the team's Week 16 game but likely will be able to play Week 17. Wheaton may have to start if WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) is unable to play.

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Steelers | Friday practice report for Week 10

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:06:58 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams (ribs) and OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) are listed as questionable for Week 10. WR Markus Wheaton (finger), C Fernando Velasco (thigh), OG David DeCastro (ankle), OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), DE Cam Heyward (knee), LB Vince Williams (concussion) and CB Ike Taylor (concussion) are listed as probable. Adams did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 8, Gilbert was limited during practice and the other players fully participated in practice.

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Steelers | Thursday practice report for Week 10

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:06:43 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and LB Vince Williams (concussion) were limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 7. WR Markus Wheaton (finger), C Fernando Velasco (thigh), OG David DeCastro (ankle), DE Cam Heyward (knee) and CB Ike Taylor (concussion) fully participated in practice.

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Steelers | Wednesday practice report for Week 10

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:32:52 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ivan Taylor (concussion) and LB Vince Williams (concussion) both did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6. OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), T Marcus Gilbert (ankle), TE Heath Miller (not injury related) and C Fernando Velasco (thigh) all were limited in practice. OG David DeCastro (ankle), DE Cam Heyward (knee) and WR Markus Wheaton (finger) all fully participated in practice.

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Steelers | Two to practice fully Wednesday

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:12:55 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro (ankle) and WR Markus Wheaton (finger) have been cleared to practice fully on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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Steelers | Week 9 Inactives

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:03:28 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared CB Curtis Brown, OG David DeCastro, LB Kion Wilson, QB Landry Jones, DL Loni Fangupo, WR Markus Wheaton, TE Richard Gordon inactive for Week 9.

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Steelers | Three will miss Week 9

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:19:15 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (finger), OG David DeCastro (ankle) and CB Curtis Brown (non-injury) have been ruled out for Week 9. Wheaton was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 1, while the other two did not participate in practice.

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Steelers | Thursday practice report for Week 9

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:35:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro (ankle) and CB Curtis Brown (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 31. WR Markus Wheaton (finger) was limited during practice. OG Ramon Foster (concussion), OT Guy Whimper (knee), DT Steve McLendon (illness) and LB Lawrence Timmons (hand) fully participated in practice.

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Steelers | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:34:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Curtis Brown (non-injury), OG David DeCastro (ankle), DT Steve McClendon (illness) and WR Markus Wheaton (finger) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. OG Ramon Foster (concussion), TE Heath Miller (non-injury) and QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) were limited. LB Lawrence Timmons (hand) and OT Guy Whimper (knee) practiced in full.

Fantasy Tip: Both Big Ben and Miller were being rested Wednesday and should be fully ready to suit up in Week 9 against the New England Patriots. Both are rather weak plays, however, unless you're in need of bye week or injury replacements at their respective positions.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton could return

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:54:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (pinkie) has not been ruled out from returning to face the New England Patriots in Week 9 after rehabbing from a broken pinkie finger.

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Steelers | Week 8 Inactives

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 11:43:57 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared LB Chris Carter, CB Curtis Brown, LB Kion Wilson, QB Landry Jones, DL Loni Fangupo, WR Markus Wheaton, TE Richard Gordon inactive for Week 8.

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Steelers | Two players ruled out

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:27:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (finger) and TE Richard Gordon (toe) have been ruled out for Week 8. Wheaton did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 25, while Gordon fully practiced.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton ruled out

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:18:06 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (finger) has been ruled out for the team's Week 8 game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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Steelers | Week 7 Inactives

Sun, 20 Oct 2013 12:09:29 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared CB Curtis Brown, RB Isaac Redman, LB Jarvis Jones, QB Landry Jones, DL Loni Fangupo, WR Markus Wheaton, TE Richard Gordon inactive for Week 7.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton ruled out

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:07:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (finger) has been ruled out with a finger injury in Week 7.

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Steelers | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 13 Oct 2013 08:38:45 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared LB Chris Carter, C Cody Wallace, RB Isaac Redman, QB Landry Jones, DL Loni Fangupo, WR Markus Wheaton, OT Mike X. Adams inactive for Week 6.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton ruled out

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:11:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (finger) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and has been ruled out for Week 6.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton to miss Week 6

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:12:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (finger) said he will not play Week 6 because of a broken pinkie. He said he will not get the stitches out of the finger until next week.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton to see bigger role

Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:39:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said WR Markus Wheaton will have a bigger role in the offense moving forward.

Fantasy Tip: The lack of a solid running game, normally a Steelers staple, is hurting this offense big time. Wheaton could provide more explosiveness through the air. He could be a sneaky waiver wire addition for later this season.

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Steelers | Returners named

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 06:52:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling will handle kick returns, and WRs Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton will return punts.

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Steelers | Want to see Markus Wheaton as returner

Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:06:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team would like see WR Markus Wheaton as a punt returner during the preseason.

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Steelers | Plaxico Burress to have surgery

Fri, 09 Aug 2013 10:04:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress (shoulder) is set to have shoulder surgery Monday, Aug. 12.

Fantasy Tip: With the possibility that this could be a career ending injury, it raises the draft value of Emmanuel Sanders and possibly Markus Wheaton in deeper leagues.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton could add new wrinkle

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 07:42:05 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton has taken a few handoffs in training camp and could add a new wrinkle to the offense. "I carried the ball quite a bit at Oregon State, and a lot in high school," said Wheaton.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton moving up depth chart?

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:39:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton was used in the slot with the first-team offense Wednesday, Aug. 7. He also saw time on the outside in the "Z" position, replacing WR Emmanuel Sanders.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton could receive playing time

Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:16:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton could receive a solid amount of playing time on passing downs this season.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton could be deep threat

Wed, 29 May 2013 11:25:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton, the team's third-round draft pick, might be the logical choice to replace WR Mike Wallace as the team's deep receiving threat this year. Wheaton ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash before the draft, but he won't be able to work out with the team until he graduates from Oregon State. Fellow rookie WR Justin Brown will compete with Wheaton for playing time this year.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton could be a nice surprise as a late-round flier in deeper leagues, but remember, Todd Haley's offense isn't expected to stretch the field through the air all that much.

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Steelers | Two picks signed

Thu, 23 May 2013 08:25:57 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed third-round pick WR Markus Wheaton and fifth-round pick CB Terry Hawthorne to four-year deals.

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