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Philip Wheeler

31-Year-Old Linebacker – Atlanta Falcons

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Wheeler will likely be a rotational/depth linebacker for the Falcons in 2016, meaning he'll log some tackles here and there, but he isn't an ideal IDP option. He's no longer a 100 tackle linebacker, b...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 245   DOB: 12/12/1984  College: Georgia Tech  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Falcons in March of 2016.

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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 15 46 35 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 30 ATL 9 29 21 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 31 ATL 12 25 17 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Proj 31 ATL Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Philip Wheeler

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Philip Wheeler – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#2 Outside Linebacker
  1. Vic Beasley
  2. Philip Wheeler
  3. Tyler Starr
Atlanta Falcons

Snap Count Stats

266

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Philip Wheeler was on the field for 266 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

127

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Philip Wheeler was on the field for 127 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 379 3
2015 94 39
2016 266 127
Philip Wheeler 2016 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 TB 23 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Oak 24 20 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NO 14 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Car 21 15 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Den 53 4 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Sea 27 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 SD 23 7 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 GB 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @TB 17 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Phi 23 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 Ari 16 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 KC 21 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @LA
15 SF
16 @Car
17 NO

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
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   245 lbs
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Atlanta Falcons Team Injury Report
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Philip Wheeler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The 49ers have signed Wheeler to a one-year deal, the 49ers' official site reports.

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Miami cut Wheeler on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Wheeler could be a salary cap casualty, according to the Miami Herald.

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Wheeler had 45 tackles during the 2014 season.

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Wheeler (thumb) is not included on the Dolphins' inactive list ahead of Sunday's game versus the Bills.

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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Wheeler was waived by the 49ers and could latch on to another team as linebacker depth.

2014

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 2014 or financial reasons. His prospective owners should double-check on his standing with the team closer to kickoff, though. Bad as he might have been on the actual field, Wheeler still piled up decent stats in 2013, finishing with 118 tackles (83 solo) and a half-sack. He piled up 110 tackles and three sacks the prior year in Oakland.

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.