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11 Markus Wheaton WR

Pittsburgh Steelers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%0%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
1266410.705

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Steelers still plan to draft a receiver early
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Despite signing free agent receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, the Steelers "will still take a wide receiver with one of their first three picks" in the draft, reports ESPN.com. Pittsburgh lost Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery in free agency while adding Lance Moore and Heyward-Bey.

The Steelers hope second-year wideout Markus Wheaton takes a big step forward and develops into a starter opposite Antonio Brown.

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Steelers 'seem committed' to Markus Wheaton
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Steelers "seem committed to Markus Wheaton -- or at least giving him every opportunity to win a starting job," reports ESPN.com. The second-year wideout can put a lost rookie season behind him if he seizes the chance to replace Emmanuel Sanders, who signed with the Broncos.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Pittsburgh needs Wheaton to take "a significant step" forward.

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Tomlin counting on Markus Wheaton
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday from the NFL Owners Meeting in Orlando that he hopes second-year receiver Markus Wheaton can make the jump from oft-injured rookie to significant contributor in his second season. 

Wheaton should very much be in the mix to help replace both Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery, both of whom left the team via free agency. 

"I’m looking forward to him taking a significant step. I know that we need him to," Tomlin said per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Wheaton had six catches and two broken fingers last season. It's likely he'll focus strictly on receiving work and not special teams. 

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Steelers GM hopes frustrating year is behind Markus Wheaton
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the media Wednesday that receiver Markus Wheaton struggled in 2013 because of his late arrival to the team and because he broke a couple of fingers.

Wheaton wasn't allowed to join the Steelers until late in their OTA workouts because of league rules. Then when he did finally work his way into the receiving rotation he broke a finger. Once it was fixed he came back and broke another finger. Colbert confirmed that Wheaton had offseason surgeries and that his fingers are healed. 

"We're hoping he has a nice year next year," he said. 

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Steelers to undergo changes at receiver?
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is slated to be a free agent this spring and there's a realistic chance the Steelers won't make an effort to re-sign him.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes that to be the case. In a recent chat, Dulac said he thinks the Steelers will let him go and stand pat with the receivers they have left along with drafting a tall wideout, which they've reportedly told Ben Roethlisberger. Receiver Markus Wheaton figures to play more and improve drastically. 

Sanders posted career-highs in 2013, catching 67 passes for 740 yards and six touchdowns. Wheaton played sparingly and had just six catches for 64 yards. 

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/8/13TEN0000
29/16/13CIN0000
39/22/13CHI0000
49/29/13MIN326150
610/13/13NYJ0000
710/20/13BAL0000
810/27/13OAK0000
911/3/13NE0000
1011/10/13BUF0000
1111/17/13DET338210
1211/24/13CLE0000
1311/28/13BAL0000
1412/8/13MIA0000
1512/15/13CIN0000
1612/22/13GB0000
1712/29/13CLE0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P28/16/14BUF7:30 pm
P38/21/14@ PHI7:30 pm
P48/28/14CAR7:30 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013Pittsburgh Steelers12166410.7210105
TOTAL12166410.7210105
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2013Pittsburgh Steelers1223718.52500
TOTAL1223718.52500
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Pittsburgh Steelers1277.000000.0000
TOTAL1277.000000.0000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/182
Birthdate:
2/7/1991
Age:
23
Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ, USA
School:
Oregon State
NFL Experience:
2
Awards:
NFL Draft
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