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Markus Wheaton

24-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Pittsburgh Steelers

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

53

Yds

644

TD

2

Avg

12.2

Tar

86

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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. M...

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2015 ADP:  138.31

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  11

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.

August 27, 2015  –  Markus Wheaton News

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Wheaton's teammate, Martavis Bryant, is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's Substance Abuse Policy, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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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 Proj 24 PIT Subscribe now to see our 2015 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 16 4.9 8.2 6.6 3 40 7 2 0 0 1 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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#2 Wide Receiver
Also Listed As:  #1 Kick Returner, #3 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

745

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Markus Wheaton was on the field for 745 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

48

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Markus Wheaton was on the field for 48 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2013 151 121
2014 745 48
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 34 1 5 56 1 5 11.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 Bal 39 1 2 62 1 4 31.0 1 1 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @NYJ 38 4 4 41 0 7 10.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Ten 39 5 1 6 0 5 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 NO 64 6 5 61 0 9 12.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Cin 41 4 2 31 0 3 15.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Atl 35 5 5 66 0 5 13.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 KC 27 5 2 27 0 3 13.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Cin 35 4 3 17 0 4 5.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Bal 0 0 5 66 0 6 13.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown against the Packers in Sunday's preseason game.

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Wheaton will not play in Sunday's preseason opener against the Vikings, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he expects Wheaton to be the team's breakout player this season, Sirius XM NFL Radio reports.

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Wheaton caught five passes on six targets for 66 yards in Pittsburgh’s 30-17 Wild Card loss to Baltimore on Saturday.

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Wheaton caught three of four targets for 17 yards in Pittsburgh's 27-17 win over Cincinnati on Sunday night.

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Wheaton caught two passes for 27 yards in the Steelers' 20-12 win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

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Wheaton (illness) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

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Wheaton (illness) did not practice Thursday, the Steelers' official site reports.

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Wheaton had five catches on five targets for 66 yards Sunday against the Falcons.

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Wheaton caught two of the three passes thrown his way for 31 yards in Pittsburgh's 42-21 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.

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Wheaton caught five passes for 61 yards in Pittsburgh's 35-32 loss to New Orleans on Sunday.

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Wheaton had one catch on five targets for six yards in Pittsburgh's win over Tennessee on Monday night.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.