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Markus Wheaton

Pittsburgh Steelers
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Steelers | Markus Wheaton placed on IR

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 11:22:29 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Eli Rogers and Ladarius Green should have bigger roles in the passing game with Wheaton out for the rest of the season. Rogers could be a flex option in deeper leagues but probably does not have a lot of value in standard leagues. Green could be a low-end No. 1 tight end against favorable matchups.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton ruled out

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:47:00 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 18, and has been ruled out for Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: Eli Rogers and Cobi Hamilton probably will receive more targets with Wheaton out. Rogers can be a flex option in some leagues, but owners should pass on Hamilton in all leagues.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton remains sidelined

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:24:10 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton appears unlikely to play in Week 11, making Eli Rogers a solid flex option against the suspect defense of the Cleveland Browns.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton does not practice

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:26:06 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton is receiving a second opinion on his injury shoulder, so it appears like he is a longshot to play in Week 11. He can be avoided in all leagues even if he is healthy in the near future. Eli Rogers probably will be the more involved in the passing game and can be a flex option in some fantasy leagues.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton will see specialist

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:16:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) will visit a specialist for his shoulder injury, an injury that Wheaton hopes will not end his season.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton has been a disappointment for the Steelers this year even before the injury. It's hard to find a reason not to drop him.

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Steelers | Friday practice report for Pittsburgh

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:26:22 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers S Jordan Dangerfield (groin), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot), WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) and RB DeAngelo Williams (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 11, and they're each ruled out for Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys. C Maurkice Pouncey (thumb) practiced in full and is expected to play.

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Steelers | Trio of Steelers out in Week 10

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:25:24 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WRs Markus Wheaton (shoulder), Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) and RB DeAngelo Williams (knee) have been ruled out for the team's Week 10 game Sunday, Nov. 13, against the Dallas Cowboys. All three sat out practice Friday, Nov. 11.

Fantasy Tip: The absence of Wheaton and Bey allows the likes of Sammie Coates, Eli Rogers and Jesse James to remain relevant in deeper fantasy leagues. Ladarius Green could also benefit if he makes his return this weekend. Meanwhile, with Williams out, Fitzgerald Toussaint will fill in as the backup, but is a longshot to produce anything of note behind Le'Veon Bell.

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Steelers | Thursday practice report for Pittsburgh

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:19:06 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers FS Jordan Dangerfield (groin), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot), C Maurkice Pouncey (thumb) and RB DeAngelo Williams (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 10, and WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) was a limited participant.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton will not play

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 08:56:48 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton has been declared inactive for the team's Week 9 game.

Fantasy Tip: Darrius Heyward-Bey has moved ahead of Wheaton on the depth chart and should be part of the passing game against the Baltimore Ravens. Heyward-Bey is not a great fantasy option and should be avoided in all leagues.

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Steelers | Week 9 inactives for Pittsburgh

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 08:54:01 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared OL Brian Mihalik, CB Justin Gilbert, LB L.J. Fort, DE L.T. Walton, WR Markus Wheaton, FB Roosevelt Nix, QB Zach Mettenberger inactive for Week 9.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton on track to play

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:21:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton has been dropped on the depth chart but probably will still be used in multiple receiver sets. He has been limited to only 51 yards this season and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton is full participant

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:42:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 3, for the second consecutive day.

Fantasy Tip: When Wheaton is healthy he is only worth a look as a WR4 in fantasy leagues of 14 or more teams.

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Steelers | Pittsburgh's Wednesday practice report

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:12:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro (non-injury) and C Cody Wallace (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2. RB DeAngelo Williams (knee) was limited. OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), DE Cameron Heyward (hamstring), S Shamarko Thomas (groin) and WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) participated fully.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton fully practices

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:06:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton has done nothing all year and is now listed as the Steelers' No. 4 wide receiver. Even if/when Ben Roethlisberger returns, Wheaton is not trustworthy enough to start.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton demoted

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 13:03:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton is listed behind WR Darrius Heyward-Bey in the Steelers' latest depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton has done next to nothing in what was supposed to be a breakout year. It's difficult to negotiate keeping Wheaton on fantasy rosters at this point.

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Steelers | Week 7 inactives for Pittsburgh

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:23:53 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared QB Ben Roethlisberger, DL Cameron Heyward, C Cody Wallace, RB DeAngelo Williams, OT Marcus Gilbert, WR Markus Wheaton, and SS Shamarko Thomas inactive for Week 7 against the New England Patriots.

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Steelers | Friday injury report for Steelers

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:55:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), DE Cameron Heyward (hamstring), QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee), SS Shamarko Thomas (groin), C Cody Wallace (knee) and WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 21, and have been ruled out for Week 7. DE Stephon Tuitt (ankle) was limited during practice but is not on the injury report. FS Robert Golden (foot), FS Mike Mitchell (knee) and LB Ryan Shazier (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton expects to miss time

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:15:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that he re-injured his shoulder and does not expect to play until after the bye in Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: If Wheaton is expected to be sidelined Eli Rogers and Cobi Hamilton would be called upon to fill the void, but only Rogers is worth a look in deeper fantasy formats.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton misses practice

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:03:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton was not able to play in Week 6 and his status for this week is not looking good at this point. Wheaton should be avoided in all leagues if he plays because the Steelers likely will not throw as often with Landry Jones as the starting quarterback.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton questionable for Week 7

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:12:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) will likely be questionable to play Week 7 against the New England Patriots, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton hasn't been right all year and failed to do much in the three games in which he has played, totaling only four catches for 51 yards and a touchdown. He belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.

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Steelers | Pittsburgh's Week 6 inactives

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 08:45:24 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared DL Cameron Heyward, C Cody Wallace, OT Marcus Gilbert, WR Markus Wheaton, LB Ryan Shazier, SS Shamarko Thomas, QB Zach Mettenberger inactive for Week 6.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton out Week 6

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:10:47 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) has been ruled out Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Tip: It's been a season to forget for Wheaton, who has only four catches for 51 yards and a touchdown through three games. Eli Rogers is expected to return this week and could be in for a decent role against one of the league's worst pass defenses and more worth a roster spot in fantasy than Wheaton.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton misses practice

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:59:42 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton and Sammie Coates have both missed practice this week. Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell are both due for a plethora of targets, but especially if either Wheaton and/or Coates aren't playing. Keep tabs on their statuses this weekend, but Coates is definitely the better play if both he and Wheaton are active.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton misses practice

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:07:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton's status for Week 6 is uncertain at this point, so owners will need to check on his status later in the week. He has caught four passes in three games this season and probably should be avoided in most leagues even if he is active.

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Steelers | More snaps for Markus Wheaton

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:18:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton saw his offensive snaps increase from 36 percent in Week 4 to 64 percent in Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: The bad news is that Wheaton only turned that increase into two catches for 19 yards on three targets. Antonio Brown and Sammie Coates are the clear No. 1 and No. 2 wide receivers on the Steelers. Wheaton is playing more because Eli Rogers is sidelined. Wheaton should not be on waivers, but he doesn't deserve a starting spot on fantasy rosters either.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton working through pain

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:08:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) is still dealing with discomfort from the AC joint injury that cost him the first two weeks of the season.

Fantasy Tip: He suffered three drops and got benched in his first game back in Week 3, so maybe he returned a bit early. For what it is worth, Antonio Brown said Wheaton looked "a lot better" in practice this week. Regardless, Wheaton may not be worth owning in a lot of leagues until he shows he is all the way back. This week, owners should expect a heavy dose of Brown and Le'Veon Bell against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton will share snaps

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:16:26 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) is set to return from a sprained right shoulder in Week 3 versus the Philadelphia Eagles, but he will do so in a timeshare with Sammie Coates and Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Fantasy Tip: It's impossible to know at this point whether the Steelers plan on making this a permanent arrangement or are only trying to bring him back slowly, but what is clear is that Wheaton is no more than a low-end flex for the time being. He is certainly still worth a bench spot and could move into the WR3 discussion as the year progresses.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton ready to play

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:53:52 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton missed the first two games of the season but should have a solid role in the passing game in Week 3. He could be a flex option in deeper leagues but could stay on the bench if owners have more favorable matchups.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton a full participant

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:44:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton is expected to make his season debut in Week 3, and he immediately warrants consideration as a flex option.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton practices in full

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:14:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton was held out of the team's Week 2 game but appears to have a good chance to play in Week 3. He should receive solid playing time during the game and can be a flex option in most leagues.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton ready to return?

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:47:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) looks "ready to go," according to head coach Mike Tomlin, though Tomlin indicated that Wheaton's participation in practice leading up to Week 3 would determine his availability.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton was close this past Sunday, and with another week it sounds like he should be back in action. The Steelers have moved the ball effectively in his absence, and Sammie Coates has done a good job on deep balls, but Wheaton is the most accomplished Steelers wideout this side of Antonio Brown. If Wheaton is up, he'd be an interesting option as a WR3 or flex play.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton will not play

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:06:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 2 game.

Fantasy Tip: Eli Rogers likely will be more involved in the passing game with Wheaton sidelined. He recorded 59 yards and one touchdown in Week 1 and was targeted seven times during the game. Rogers can be a fine flex option for owners and should have more value in point-per-reception leagues.

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Steelers | Week 2 inactives for Pittsburgh

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:42:18 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared CB Senquez Golson, LB Steven Johnson, QB Zach Mettenberger, FB Roosevelt Nix, C Cody Wallace, DT L.T. Walton, WR Markus Wheaton inactive for Week 2.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton out Sunday

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:37:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) will not play in Week 2's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is expected to need another week to recover.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton was able to participate on a limited basis in practice last week, so he should be good to go for Week 3's contest versus the Philadelphia Eagles. WRs Antonio Brown and Eli Rogers and TE Jesse James should see the bulk of the targets in Week 2.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton questionable for Week 2

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:15:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 16, and is listed as questionable for Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton has on the practice field all three days this week and should have a good chance to play in Week 2. Wheaton likely will be in the starting lineup if he is active for the game but may not be a great option for owners since the team is facing a tough Cincinnati Bengals defense.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton a full participant

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:30:27 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton has a chance to emerge as the No. 2 option behind Antonio Brown. He should be owned in most formats, but he is a risky flex play against Cincinnati in Week 2.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton fully practices

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:25:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton appears to be on track to play in Week 2 after sitting out the first game and likely will be in the starting lineup. The Steelers likely will spread the ball around in the passing game, which will hurt Wheaton's value. He could be a flex option in some fantasy leagues.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton nearing return

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:27:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) has a "significant chance" to play in Week 2, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Fantasy Tip: The Steelers were firing on all cylinders in Week 1, but they'd love to get Wheaton's big-play ability into the lineup as well. If you have sufficient depth it'd be wise to take a cautious approach to inserting Wheaton in your lineup for at least a week, assuming he suits up this Sunday.

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Steelers | Week 1 inactives for Steelers

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:17:34 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared C Cody Wallace, DE L.T. Walton, WR Markus Wheaton, FB Roosevelt Nix, CB Senquez Golson, LB Steven Johnson, QB Zach Mettenberger inactive for Week 1.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton to miss Week 1

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:59:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 1 against the Washington Redskins.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton missed every practice this week, making him something of a question mark for Week 2 as well. His absence will give preseason disappointment Sammie Coates another shot to make some noise, although he'll have to do so against the Redskins' accomplished outside cornerbacks Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland. Expect Antonio Brown, slot receiver Eli Rogers and tight end Jesse James to see the bulk of targets in Monday night's first game.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton 'unlikely' for Monday

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:40:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) missed practice again Friday, September 9, and "looks unlikely" to suit up for the team's season opener Monday, September 12.

Fantasy Tip: It'll be a tricky situation for his fantasy owners come Monday night, as it looks like a decision will have to be made well before Wheaton's status is even confirmed. Those who want to try and ride him out should also attempt to add Sammie Coates or Darrius Heyward-Bey off the waiver wire, as they would be in line for additional targets should Wheaton end up inactive.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton misses practice

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:59:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton missed several preseason games because of the injury, so owners should check on his status later in the week. Wheaton could be a No. 3 receiver or flex option if he is able to play in Week 1.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton day-to-day

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:34:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) is considered day-to-day.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton should be Pittsburgh's No. 2 wide receiver this year with Martavis Bryant suspended. Antonio Brown will be the Steelers' go-to guy again, but Wheaton could serve as more of a possession receiver. He has yet to really prove himself, so drafting Wheaton as a WR4 or WR5 with a little more upside in PPR leagues would be ideal.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton on the field Monday

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:08:06 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (undisclosed) was able to participate in practice Monday, Aug. 15. Wheaton has missed most of training camp because of a soft tissue injury.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton will have plenty of time to get into game shape and probably will be the No. 2 receiver for the Steelers this season. Wheaton could be a No. 4 receiver in most leagues if he is able to improve on his stats from 2015.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton not sure of role

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:45:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton said he isn't sure if he will remain in the slot or will see more time on the outside with WR Martavis Bryant suspended for the 2016 season.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton will have a golden opportunity to carve out a big role in the offense, especially if Sammie Coates is slow to develop. Consider Wheaton a WR4 with intriguing upside.

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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.

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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.

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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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