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Markus Wheaton | WR | Pittsburgh Steelers

Height: 5'11"     Weight: 182     Age: 23     Experience: 2nd season     College: Oregon State     Drafted: n/a

Season To Date Statistics
Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2013 PIT 12 13 13 6 64 10.7 0 0 0 0 0 64 0 0 0 0
2013 Game Logs
Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 TEN 0 0 0 0
2 @CIN 0 0 0 0
3 CHI 1 0 0 0
4 @MIN 5 3 26 0
10 BUF 1 0 0 0
11 DET 5 3 38 0
12 @CLE 0 0 0 0
13 @BAL 0 0 0 0
14 MIA 1 0 0 0
15 CIN 0 0 0 0
16 @GB 0 0 0 0
17 CLE 0 0 0 0

Recent Player News                             News items provided by KFFL

Posted: 3/28/2014 11:24am et

The Pittsburgh Steelers likely will give WR Markus Wheaton every opportunity to win a starting job during training camp.

Huddle Up: Wheaton has Mike Wallace-like speed, and with both Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders departing over the previous two offseasons Ben Roethlisberger has a need for a target to step up.


Posted: 3/25/2014 2:19pm et

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton underwent minor finger surgery this offseason.

Huddle Up: The Steelers have signed FA Lance Moore (Saints), but it's Wheaton -- the team's 3rd-round pick in 2013 -- who is primed to start opposite Antonio Brown after a 6-catch, 64-yard rookie campaign.


Posted: 2/11/2014 10:29pm et

The Pittsburgh Steelers may be content letting impending free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders walk in free agency with WR Markus Wheaton waiting in the wings to take his starting spot.

Huddle Up: Sanders hit career highs across the board with 67 receptions for 740 yards and 6 TDs in 2013, and Wheaton -- a 2013 3rd-round pick out of Oregon State -- is still somewhat of an unknown quantity after logging only 6 catches for 64 yards as a rookie. In other words, fantasy GMs will have to draft Wheaton on his potential rather than production if he does indeed step in for Sanders.


Posted: 10/29/2013 11:38pm et

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (pinkie) has not been ruled out from returning to face the New England Patriots in Week 9 after rehabbing from a broken pinkie finger.

Huddle Up: Wheaton, a preseason sleeper on some lists, only has 3 catches for 26 yards in 4 games so far and his return could translate into a dip in targets for Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders.


Posted: 10/7/2013 4:32pm et

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (finger) said he will not play Week 6 because of a broken pinkie. He said he will not get the stitches out of the finger until next week.

Huddle Up: In case you were counting on Wheaton for Week 6, don't.


Posted: 9/17/2013 8:14pm et

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said WR Markus Wheaton will have a bigger role in the offense moving forward.

Huddle Up: The speedy Wheaton, the Steelers' 3rd-round pick, has yet to log a reception and he'll find it hard to consistently produce given the across-the-board struggles in the team's offense right now.


Posted: 7/6/2013 11:08am et

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton could receive a solid amount of playing time on passing downs this season.

Huddle Up: With Mike Wallace gone the Steelers are looking for wideouts to step up and complement Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders. A strong preseason from Wheaton could get him on the field as the third receiver in Pittsburgh--a position not without fantasy upside.


Posted: 5/1/2013 2:09am et

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley said he expects third-round pick WR Markus Wheaton to play both inside and outside. The team likes the speed he possesses.

Huddle Up: The Steelers let Mike Wallace walk in the offseason, then replace the former third-round speedster with... a third-round speedster. Expect Wheaton to move quickly into Pittsburgh's receiver rotation alongside Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown, much like Wallace did in posting 756 yards and six TDs as a rookie.


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