Markus Wheaton

#11 WR / Pittsburgh Steelers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 189 lb Age: 25 College: Oregon State Bye 8

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Steelers' Markus Wheaton: Involvement to expand

    Wheaton figures to have more plays designed for him this season if teammate Martavis Bryant is indeed suspended for the entire campaign, ESPN.com reports. Wheaton was expected to see an uptick in production while Bryant was suspended for the first four games of last season, but some chemistry problems with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger produced mixed results over that span. Nonetheless, Wheaton and Big Ben seemed to develop a better understanding as the season unfolded, evidenced by his four touchdowns in Pittsburgh's last six games. Now, with Bryant potentially sidelined for the whole season, Wheaton should have a chance to continue such improvement as the clear-cut No. 2 wideout behind star Antonio Brown, and the fact Wheaton will be in the final year of his rookie contract provides further incentive for him to take advantage of the opportunity at hand.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Steelers' Markus Wheaton: Five catches on Sunday

    Wheaton caught five of eight targets for 30 yards in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday. With Antonio Brown (concussion) unavailable, it was thought that Wheaton could see an uptick in his production, but all of his receptions were for short yardage, although that may also have been a product of Ben Roethlisberger's injured shoulder. Clearly behind Brown and Martavis Bryant on the depth chart, Wheaton finished the regular season catching 44 of 79 targets for 749 yards and five touchdowns. He also contributed 105 yards on five kick returns. Although Wheaton saw a decline in receptions from 2014 (53), he more than doubled his touchdown production and had 105 more receiving yards, increasing his average catch by nearly five yards (from 12.2 to 17.0). Wheaton caught a pass in all 16 games this season, and has now had at least one reception in 25 consecutive games. Along with Brown and Bryant, Wheaton gives the Steelers one of the league's best trio of receivers heading in to next season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Steelers' Markus Wheaton: Two catches in win

    Wheaton caught 2-of-5 targets for 23 yards Saturday in the Steelers' win over the Bengals. Wheaton fumbled in the first half, and went without a reception in the second half, of a sloppy game. Pittsburgh will need more from Wheaton in Week 19 against Denver, who he beat for six catches for 62 yards and a touchdown earlier this season, especially if Antonio Brown (concussion) is unable to play.

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    Steelers' Markus Wheaton: Scores touchdown in win

    Wheaton caught 3-of-5 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' win over the Browns on Sunday. The 57 yards increased Wheaton's single-season career high for receiving yards to 749 (644 in 2014), and his eight-yard touchdown reception from Ben Roethlisberger in the fourth quarter was the third-year receiver's fourth in the last six games.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Steelers' Markus Wheaton: Three receptions on Sunday

    Wheaton had 41 yards on three receptions in Pittsburgh's loss to Baltimore on Sunday. The passing game struggled to do much of anything against the Ravens, generating its lowest yardage total since Week 7 with Jarvis Landry under center. As a result, Wheaton was a non-factor after putting up decent numbers over the past four games. For fantasy owners still playing in Week 17, Wheaton faces a Cleveland pass defense that limited him to just 18 yards on two receptions earlier this season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Steelers' Markus Wheaton: Scores touchdown in win

    Wheaton had six receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's win over Denver on Sunday. Targeted 11 times by Ben Roethlisberger, Wheaton managed to exceed 50 yards for a fourth straight game, and has scored three touchdowns over that span. He will be hard-pressed to keep his recent surge in production going in Week 15 against a Ravens defense that limited Wheaton to just one catch for 18 yards earlier this season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Steelers' Markus Wheaton: Four catches in win

    Wheaton had four receptions on seven targets for 65 yards in Pittsburgh's win over Cincinnati on Sunday. Wheaton totaled 50 or more yards for the third straight game, but was unable to score for the first time during that stretch. With Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Heath Miller seeing more looks from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Wheaton may face similar results in Week 15 against the Broncos.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Steelers' Markus Wheaton: Scores in win

    Wheaton had three receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' win over the Colts on Sunday. Wheaton made the most of his six targets and scored on the final drive of the first half. After a slow start this season, Wheaton has put together back-to-back solid outings, totaling 251 yards and two touchdowns. He faces the Bengals in Week 14, against whom he had just one catch for five yards earlier this season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Steelers' Markus Wheaton: Explodes against Seattle

    Wheaton exploded at Seattle on Sunday, catching nine of 11 targets for a career-high 201 yards and a touchdown. The Seahawks did a great job taking away Antonio Brown, who caught six passes for just 51 yards, so that freed up Wheaton to make a number of big plays, including a 69-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Considering Wheaton doesn't get a lot of looks, and has gone over 50 yards just three times this season, it would be unwise to expect another game like this. If you need Wheaton next week, however, he'll have a favorable matchup against Indianapolis.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Steelers' Markus Wheaton: One reception on Sunday

    Wheaton caught one pass for minus two yards in the Steelers' 38-35 win against the Raiders on Sunday. Wheaton was targeted four times, and dropped a sure touchdown pass, in what was certainly his worst outing of the season. It would appear that he has no fantasy value at this time.