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Markus Wheaton

23-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Pittsburgh Steelers

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

24

Yds

277

TD

0

Avg

11.5

Tar

41

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 quick...

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2014 ADP:  139.87

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  12

HT: 5' 11"   WT: 182   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.

October 20, 2014  –  Markus Wheaton News

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Wheaton had no receptions on two targets in Monday's 30-23 win over the Texans.

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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 7 24 277 0 41 11.5 6.8 3 1 0 0 0 3 15 5.0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 23 PIT Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Markus Wheaton

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 7 4.2 7.6 5.9 3 40 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
2014 Proj 23 PIT Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Markus Wheaton

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Markus Wheaton – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Wide Receiver
Also Listed As:  #3 Kick Returner, #3 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

393

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Markus Wheaton was on the field for 393 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

13

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Markus Wheaton was on the field for 13 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2013 151 121
2014 393 13
Markus Wheaton 2014 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 Cle 65 0 6 97 0 7 16.2 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Bal 58 7 5 38 0 8 7.6 0 0 2 22 11.0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Car 43 5 4 35 0 5 8.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4 TB 67 0 4 57 0 6 14.3 1 0 1 -7 -7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Jax 56 0 1 17 0 2 17.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Cle 73 0 4 33 0 11 8.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
7 Hou 31 1 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Ind
9 Bal
10 @NYJ
11 @Ten
12 BYE Bye Week
13 NO
14 @Cin
15 @Atl
16 KC
17 Cin

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:   182 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
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   20 reps
ELITE
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Markus Wheaton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wheaton had four catches on a team-high 11 targets for 33 yards Sunday against the Browns.

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Wheaton (groin) had one catch on two targets for 17 yards Sunday against the Jaguars.

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Wheaton (groin) is active for Sunday's game at Jacksonville.

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Wheaton (groin) practiced fully Friday and is probable for Sunday.

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Wheaton's status for Sunday's game against the Jaguars thus appears secure, though we'll verify his status as the Steelers' 1:00 ET kickoff approaches. Through four games, Wheaton has yet to score a TD and is averaging 56.8 receiving yards per game while working as the team's No. 2 wideout.
Wheaton (groin) was once again a limited participant in practice Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

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While the report suggests that there is no sign that Wheaton's groin injury is as serious as the one that cost teammate Lance Moore some time earlier this season, his status is nonetheless monitoring as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff against the Jaguars approaches.
Wheaton (groin) was limited at Wednesday's practice, the Steelers' official site reports.

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Wheaton had four receptions for 57 yards in Pittsburgh's 27-24 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday. He also ran once for a seven-yard loss.

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Wheaton had four receptions for 35 yards on five targets in Sunday's 37-19 win over the Panthers.

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Wheaton feels he has earned the trust of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, according to Steelers.com. "I have a lot more than I have had, I can say that," said Wheaton "I think I still have a ways to go with him, my coaches and teammates. But I think I have come a long way."

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Wheaton had five receptions for 38 yards and two carries for 22 yards in Thursday's 26-6 loss to the Ravens.

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Wheaton had six receptions for 97 yards in the Steelers’ 30-27 win over Cleveland Sunday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.