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Pittsburgh Steelers

Position
WR
 
Jersey
11
Name  Markus Wheaton
Born  2/7/1991
Height  5-11
Weight  182
College  Oregon State
5/25/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, WR Markus Wheaton is expected to take the departed Emmanuel Sanders' place at X-receiver in the starting lineup.
Insight: Lance Moore will replace Jerricho Cotchery in the slot and may actually see more playing time in two-receiver sets than Wheaton. Sanders had 67 receptions, 740 yards and six touchdowns on 112 targets in the X-receiver role last season, while Cotchery had 46 catches, 602 yards and 10 touchdowns on 76 targets. Antonio Brown (110 rec, 1,499 yards, 8 TDs) will be back as Ben Roethlisberger's No. 1 target.
 
10/15/2013 2:18:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh rookie wideout Markus Wheaton (broken pinkie) has already been ruled out for Week 7.
Insight: The rookie is still fourth on the receiver depth chart and has only been targeted a few times this season. His fantasy value is zero.
 
10/3/2013 5:17:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh rookie Markus Wheaton had surgery to repair a broken pinkie and is questionable to play in Week 6, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Steelers have a bye in Week 5.
Insight: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that they will not evaluate Wheaton until he has his stitches removed. The rookie's snap count has risen every week and he had a season-high 36 snaps in Week 4 against the Vikings, but he is still fourth on the receiver depth chart and has only been targeted six times.
 
8/20/2013 9:11:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh rookie Markus Wheaton has been showing the explosiveness that neither Emmanuel Sanders or Jerricho Cotchery have in their repertoire.
Insight: Wheaton has not yet surpassed the two veterans, but it appears that eventually it will happen. Taking the Oregon State rookie with a late-round selection could end up rewarding fantasy owners later in the season and the playoffs.
 

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