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Markus Wheaton

26-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Chicago Bears

2016 Receiving Stats

Rec

4

Yds

51

TD

1

Avg

12.8

Tar

9

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

A change of scenery is probably a good thing in Wheaton's case, even with the significant downgrade in offensive environments. A shoulder injury derailed Wheaton's 2016 campaign after only three games...

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2017 ADP:  296.9

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Shoulder
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 a contract with the Bears in March of 2017.

June 22, 2017  –  Markus Wheaton News

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Wheaton (shoulder) has an opportunity to start this season, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune 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
2009 18 CFB 9 8 89 0 11.1 - - - - - - 11 79 - 1 - - - - - -
2010 19 CFB 12 55 675 4 12.3 - - - - - - 27 220 - 2 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 12 73 986 1 13.5 - - - - - - 25 190 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 13 91 1244 11 13.7 - - - - - - 20 142 - 2 - - - - - -
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 3 4 51 1 9 12.8 5.7 1 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
2009 18 CFB 9 2.5 3.4 3.0 1 10 - - - 1 9 - - -
2010 19 CFB 12 10.5 15.0 12.8 5 56 - - - 2 18 - - -
2011 20 CFB 12 10.3 16.4 13.3 6 82 - - - 2 16 - - -
2012 21 CFB 13 16.7 23.7 20.2 7 96 - - - 2 11 - - -
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 3 3.7 5.0 4.4 1 17 2 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

Snap Count Stats

97

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Markus Wheaton was on the field for 97 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 2 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 745 48
2015 699 21
2016 97 2
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 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 KC 21 2 1 30 1 1 30.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 NYJ 49 0 2 19 0 3 9.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Mia
7 NE
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @Bal
10 Dal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   20 reps
ELITE
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Markus Wheaton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wheaton (shoulder) is nearing a full recovery from shoulder surgery, Matt Eurich of 247 Sports reports. "I'm waiting for them to let me loose," Wheaton said. "I feel great, though."

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Wheaton (shoulder) received $5 million guaranteed on the two-year, $11 million deal he signed with Chicago, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Wheaton (shoulder), who signed with the Bears on Friday, said he expects to be ready for the start of the team's offseason program in April, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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The Bears signed Wheaton (shoulder) on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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The Steelers have shown little interest in re-signing Wheaton (shoulder) as he prepares for unrestricted free agency, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Wheaton (shoulder) underwent surgery to repair his labrum Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

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Wheaton (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, NFL.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

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, including a nine-catch, 201-yard game in Week 12; and (2) Bryant is suspended for the entire season. In fact, Wheaton had 50 or more yards in five of the last six games and scored in four. Wheaton was also highly efficient, averaging 17.0 YPC (3rd among 70-target WR) and 9.5 YPT (9th). He also had a whopping five catches of 40-plus yards – the same as Julio Jones, on 124 fewer targets. At 5-11, 189, with 4.45 speed, Wheaton's essentially a poor man's Brown, relying on speed and quickness to get free for big plays. Wheaton even saw a fair amount of red-zone work – 15 of his 79 targets were in that area. That said, Antonio Brown is a target monster, seeing 374 the last two years, and new arrival Ladarius Green should also see a good deal of red-zone work. But as the clear No. 2 wideout on an elite passing team, Wheaton is in a good spot to build on last year's strong finish.

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.