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Markus Wheaton

25-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Pittsburgh Steelers

2016 Receiving Stats

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1

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2

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2.0

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5

2016 Receiving Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Once an afterthought in an offense with Martavis Bryant and Antonio Brown, Wheaton is relevant again for two reasons: (1) he was a significant part of the offense over the season's final six weeks, in...

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2016 ADP:  125.17

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Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  8

HT: 5' 11"   WT: 189   DOB: 2/7/1991  College: Oregon State  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Markus Wheaton Contract Information:

Signed to a four-year, $2.81 million contract with Pittsburgh in May of 2013.

September 26, 2016  –  Markus Wheaton News

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Wheaton's three drops in his season debut Sunday leaves uncertainty around the Steelers' No. 2 wide receiver position, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Markus Wheaton NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2013 22 Pit 12 6 64 0 13 10.7 4.9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 37 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 Pit 16 53 644 2 86 12.2 7.5 5 2 0 0 0 4 19 4.8 0 494 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 Pit 16 44 749 5 79 17.0 9.5 9 5 1 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 105 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 Pit 1 1 2 0 5 2.0 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Markus Wheaton Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2013 22 Pit 12 0.5 1.0 0.8 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 Pit 16 4.9 8.2 6.6 3 40 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
2015 24 Pit 16 6.6 9.3 7.9 3 47 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 Pit 1 0.2 1.2 0.7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Markus Wheaton – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

27

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Markus Wheaton was on the field for 27 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Markus Wheaton was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 745 48
2015 699 21
2016 27 0
Markus Wheaton 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Was
2 Cin
3 @Phi 27 0 1 2 0 5 2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 KC
5 NYJ
6 @Mia
7 NE
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @Bal
10 Dal
11 @Cle
12 @Ind
13 NYG
14 @Buf
15 @Cin
16 Bal
17 Cle

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Markus Wheaton  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   5' 11"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   189 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.45 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.02 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.80 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   32.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.13 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   120 in
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Bench Press:   20 reps
ELITE
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Markus Wheaton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wheaton failed to make an impact in his 2016 debut, catching just one of five targets for two yards Sunday in Philadelphia.

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Wheaton (shoulder) is slated to play Sunday against the Eagles.

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Wheaton (shoulder) was a full practice participant Wednesday for the first time this season, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Head coach Mike Tomlin said Wheaton (shoulder) is ready to return, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.

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Wheaton (shoulder) said it was a coach's decision to hold him out of Sunday's win over the Bengals, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "Honestly, I think (health-wise) I'm fine," Wheaton said. "It's just a matter that I missed a lot of football. And so with that little bit of practice it was an easy call for [coach Mike Tomlin]."

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Wheaton (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

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Wheaton (shoulder) will not play Sunday as he'll need another week to recover, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Wheaton held his own last year as a complementary piece in the Steelers' attack, but it was hard for him to measure up to his teammates, superstar Antonio Brown and size/speed freak Martavis Bryant. Moreover, tight end Heath Miller will see his share of looks, as will tailback Le'Veon Bell (83 catches) once he returns from a two-game suspension. Nonetheless, the Steelers had the second-most passing yards (4,825) in the league last year and finished third in YPA (8.2), so there's a lot to go around. Wheaton likely will work out of the slot and be a decent source of receptions, but at 5-11, 182, he's unlikely to find much red-zone work (only seven targets there last season), Wheaton is fast (4.45 40), shifty and athletic, but profiles as mostly a possession receiver on this team. All that said, with news that Bryant is facing a four-game suspension to start the season, Wheaton figures to see added opportunities in the Steelers' offense early.

2014

After an injury-plagued rookie year during which he caught just six balls, Wheaton finds himself as the favorite to enter 2014 with a starting job. At 5-11, 182 and with 4.45 speed and excellent quickness, Wheaton profiles a lot like Pittsburgh No. 1 Antonio Brown. In the era of the big receiver, the Steelers prefer them small for some reason, and this goes back to Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders and even Santonio Holmes. For that reason, Wheaton’s similarity to Brown is less likely to make him redundant in Pittsburgh. Newly signed Lance Moore (another small receiver) is expected to man the slot, but Wheaton should see his share of targets from Ben Roethlisberger.

2013

There's a lot of talk about Tavon Austin and DeAndre Hopkins, but it's possible Wheaton stepped into the best situation in Year 1. While Emmanuel Sanders is the favorite to start opposite Antonio Brown, that's not set in stone, and the Steelers often involve a third receiver, going back to the days when Nate Washington and Mike Wallace emerged in that role. At 5-11, 187 and with good speed, Wheaton is very much like Brown and Sanders – small, quick, shifty, hard to keep up with in open space. Moreover, Ben Roethlisberger often keeps plays alive with his scrambling, so there are usually a few big gains to be had even when a receiver isn't open initially.