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Markus Wheaton

25-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Pittsburgh Steelers

2015 Receiving Stats

Rec

44

Yds

749

TD

5

Avg

17.0

Tar

79

2016 Receiving Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

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, in...

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2016 ADP:  129.62

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Undisclosed
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 to a four-year, $2.81 million contract with Pittsburgh in May of 2013.

August 18, 2016  –  Markus Wheaton News

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Wheaton (undisclosed) was held out of Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, Jacob Klinger of PennLive.com 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
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
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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
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
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Markus Wheaton – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Wide Receiver
Also Listed As:  #1 Kick Returner, #2 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

699

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Markus Wheaton was on the field for 699 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

21

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Markus Wheaton was on the field for 21 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 151 121
2014 745 48
2015 699 21
Markus Wheaton 2015 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 @NE 66 0 3 55 0 7 18.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 SF 52 1 2 67 0 4 33.5 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 @StL 55 0 2 16 0 3 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bal 18 0 1 18 0 1 18.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @SD 36 0 1 72 1 3 72.0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Ari 34 0 1 8 0 2 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @KC 27 0 2 16 0 4 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 Cin 45 0 1 5 0 2 5.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Oak 40 0 1 -2 0 4 -2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
10 Cle 45 0 2 18 0 2 9.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Sea 60 0 9 201 1 13 22.3 3 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Ind 41 0 3 50 1 6 16.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
13 @Cin 45 6 4 65 0 7 16.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Den 53 5 6 62 1 11 10.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
15 @Bal 41 5 3 41 0 5 13.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Cle 41 4 3 57 1 5 19.0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
17 @Cin 0 0 2 23 0 5 11.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Den 0 0 5 30 0 8 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 20 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:   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 (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, the Beaver County Times reports.

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Wheaton didn't suit up for Friday's preseason game against the Lions, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Wheaton is not slated to play in the Steelers' preseason opener Friday against the Lions, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Wheaton remains listed as a starter opposite Antonio Brown and ahead of Sammie Coates on Pittsburgh's wide receiver depth chart, according to ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler.

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Wheaton figures to have more plays designed for him this season with Martavis Bryant on track to be suspended for the entire campaign, ESPN.com reports.

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Wheaton caught five of eight targets for 30 yards in Pittsburgh’s loss to Denver on Sunday.

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Wheaton caught 2-of-5 targets for 23 yards Saturday in the Steelers’ win over the Bengals.

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Wheaton caught 3-of-5 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers’ win over the Browns on Sunday.

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Wheaton had 41 yards on three receptions in Pittsburgh’s loss to Baltimore on Sunday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.