In his Week 8 waiver-wire column, Jamey Eisenberg takes a look at the wide receivers most worth adding ahead of this week's games.
The list is headlined by new Seahawks' No. 1 Doug Baldwin (33 percent owned), with
If you need to drop someone to make room for any pickups this week, he also recommends possibly parting ways with the
That includes Wheaton, who was among those with two targets, going without a catch. He actually played 48 percent of the Steelers' snaps compared to Bryant's 34 percent, which makes his lack of production even more discouraging. Considering he's been up around 80 percent most of the year, he may be in danger of being overtaken.
Of course, Wheaton probably wouldn't disappear completely, and because Antonio Brown is still the go-to guy in the Steelers passing game, Bryant probably wouldn't have the opportunity for big numbers in his place. But in leagues deep enough that Wheaton is relevant, Bryant is now, too.
"In college you can kind of wait for a receiver to come out of a break before you throw it," Roethlisberger said, per ESPN. "Here you have to throw it before they come out of their break. He’s working hard to make sure he gets the proper depth, to get his hands around with his head and make the play. I know he will."
Wheaton made a vow after Sunday's loss against the Browns that he would show up early to practice to watch film with Roethlisberger. He did that Wednesday.
"I think that speaks volumes about him wanting to get in there, wanting to learn, to be corrected," Roethlisberger said. "I broke down every single pass play that he did and told him what I thought he did right and what he did wrong. He’s the type of guy that’s going to take that and make him better. I have all the confidence in the world that Markus will come out and be better than ever."
The good news for
Wheaton gathered in a six-yarder on the team's first play from scrimmage and was then blanked until the fourth. He was plagued by drops and misfires most of the game.
With just five receptions for 50 yards in the last two games combined, Wheaton will attempt to turn it around against the Texans next Monday night.
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