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Philip Wheeler

29-Year-Old Linebacker – Miami Dolphins

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Wheeler wasn't very effective in real football terms last year, receiving criticism for all aspects of his play. Miami is paying him quite a bit, however, and will probably give him another chance in ...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Shoulder      THU PRACTICE:   Full
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 245   DOB: 12/12/1984
College: Georgia Tech  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Philip Wheeler Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $26 million contract with the Dolphins in March of 2013.

September 14, 2014  –  Philip Wheeler News

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Philip Wheeler NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 23 16 - 4 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 24 16 - 52 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 25 Ind 16 48 31 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Ind 13 80 44 36 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Oak 16 110 78 32 3 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Mia 16 118 83 35 0.5 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 29 Mia 5 16 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Philip Wheeler – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Philip Wheeler
  2. Jonathan Freeny
  3. Chris McCain
Miami Dolphins

Snap Count Stats

153

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Philip Wheeler was on the field for 153 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Philip Wheeler was on the field for 2 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 1017 106
2013 971 10
2014 153 2
Philip Wheeler 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NE
2 @Buf 23 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 KC 31 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Oak 54 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 GB 34 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Chi 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Jax
9 SD
10 @Det
11 Buf
12 @Den
13 @NYJ
14 Bal
15 @NE
16 Min
17 NYJ

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 Philip Wheeler
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Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   245 lbs
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Philip Wheeler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wheeler (thumb) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bills.

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Wheeler (thumb) said he expects to play Sunday against the Bills, the Palm Beach Post reports.

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Wheeler (thumb) is expected to be available Sunday against the Bills, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

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Wheeler (thumb) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Wheeler (thumb) will play with a cast on his right hand, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

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Wheeler (thumb) is expected to miss the next few days of practice, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

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Wheeler may be in danger of losing his starting job, according to the Palm Beach Post.

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Wheeler had 118 tackles to finish the 2013 season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Wheeler seemed to get less press than fellow free-agent addition Dannell Ellerbe, but it's Wheeler who looks like the top IDP target between the two. Ellerbe was at times a coverage liability in Baltimore, but Wheeler has a three-down skill set. He's a rangy and explosive player who should play in a three-down role all season after posting 110 tackles with the Raiders last year. He also showed a bit of potential in the pass rush, finishing with three sacks. That could come in handy in what looks like might be a blitz-heavy Miami defense.

2012

Wheeler is poised to break out in his fifth season – his first in Oakland. He will start at outside linebacker and should be a productive IDP right away. He totaled 76 tackles (43 solo) in 11 starts last year, which would project to roughly 111 tackles (63 solo) over 16 games. He’ll have less competition for tackles in Oakland, though – he posted last year’s solid numbers with the Colts despite teammates Pat Angerer, Dan Conner and Ernie Sims combining for 313 tackles. With just Rolando McClain to deal with in Oakland, Wheeler is a sleeper to surpass 120 tackles in 2012.

2011

Wheeler has shown some promise in his three years with the Colts, but he's as low as fifth in the team's outside linebacker rotation.

2010

Wheeler, who had 52 tackles last season, will once again start at outside linebacker for the Colts.

2009

Wheeler will start at outside linebacker for the Colts in 2009, barring injury, opposite Clint Session. The second year player should have an impact on the Colts defense, and his progress will be monitored closely early on in the season.

2008

Wheeler will serve as a backup linebacker with a chance to see a decent amount of playing time, especially at the beginning of the season with Tyjuan Hagler out with a pectoral injury.