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80 Markus Wheaton WR

Philadelphia Eagles

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
1135117.002

Player Updates

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Eagles' Markus Wheaton: Reaches deal with Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheaton signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Wednesday, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Despite the Bears' dearth of talent at receiver last season, Wheaton couldn't carve out much of a role in the passing game while also battling health issues. Wheaton finished his lone campaign in Chicago with just three receptions for 51 yards in 11 games before receiving his walking papers in March. It's no surprise that Wheaton was forced to settle for a one-year, prove-it deal in free agency, and there's no guarantee he'll earn a roster spot with the Super Bowl champions given his issues with staying on the field and his underwhelming production in 2017. Even if Wheaton is able to clinch a roster berth, he'll likely only serve as a depth wideout for the team and wouldn't be in line for consistent targets.

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Markus Wheaton: Visiting Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheaton is visiting the Seahawks on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The only 100-yard game of Wheaton's career was an outlier 201-yard performance during a game in Seattle back in Week 12 of 2015. He finished out that season with a handful of solid outings but has subsequently caught only seven passes on 26 targets in 14 games for Pittsburgh and Chicago the past two seasons. Seeking a speedy replacement for free-agent departee Paul Richardson, the Seahawks surely remember that game from 2015 and may be optimistic that Wheaton can recapture his best form if he stays healthy. Regardless of where he lands, the 27-year-old will need to reprove himself, likely while working on a contract that doesn't include much guaranteed money.

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Bears' Markus Wheaton: Released by Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheaton was released by the Bears on Wednesday.

Wheaton was a complete bust in the first season of a two-year, $11 million contract, catching three of 17 targets for 51 yards in 11 games. The Bears have reached agreements with Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel, while Wheaton will look for a new home to compete for a roster spot. The 2013 third-round pick has seven receptions since 2015, with injuries playing a major role in his struggles. He's only 27 and does still own a career mark of 14.2 yards per catch.

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Bears' Markus Wheaton: Unlikely to stay with Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheaton likely will be released by the Bears, Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Signed to a two-year, $11 million contract last offseason, Wheaton caught three passes for 51 yards in 11 games with the Bears. His only chance of staying in Chicago would be accepting a major pay cut to compete for a spot at the bottom of the roster. With Kendall Wright, Dontrelle Inman and Cameron Meredith (knee) all set to become unrestricted free agents, the Bears figure to aggressively address their wideout group in free agency and/or the draft. Kevin White (shoulder) figures to get another shot with the team in the final year of his rookie contract, but the Bears don't want to be in the position of depending on a player who has made only five appearances in three professional seasons. Wheaton has dealt with injury issues of his own, missing five games last season and 13 in 2016 with the Steelers. He does at least seem to be healthy at the moment.

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Bears' Markus Wheaton: Nine yards in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheaton caught one pass for nine yards in the Bears Week 17 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with three receptions for 51 yards in 11 games.

Wheaton's entering the last year of his contract, but unless he gives the new coaching staff reason for optimism that he'll improve, he easily could find himself in an uphill battle to make the team. He certainly had opportunity to carve out a role in an offense that was pretty much devoid of playmakers at wide receiver, but he was targeted just 17 times over 11 games. Although he had a pair of reasonably productive seasons in 2014 and 2015, he's posted just 102 yards in 14 games since that time, and he'll need to have an impressive training camp to merit a spot on most fantasy teams in 2018.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013Pittsburgh Steelers12166410.7210105
2014Pittsburgh Steelers16115364412.24725233
2015Pittsburgh Steelers1684474917.07259532
2016Pittsburgh Steelers3245112.8301102
2017Chicago Bears11035117.0220202
TOTAL5822110155914.272818774
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2013Pittsburgh Steelers12100---0000
2014Pittsburgh Steelers16114194.812001
2015Pittsburgh Steelers16800---0000
2016Pittsburgh Steelers3200---0000
2017Chicago Bears11000---0000
TOTAL58224194.812001
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2013Pittsburgh Steelers1223718.52500
2014Pittsburgh Steelers162049424.74101
2015Pittsburgh Steelers16510521.02800
2016Pittsburgh Steelers300---000
2017Chicago Bears1100---000
TOTAL582763623.64101
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Pittsburgh Steelers1277.000000.0000
2014Pittsburgh Steelers1622.000000.0000
2015Pittsburgh Steelers1611.000000.0000
2016Pittsburgh Steelers300.000000.0000
2017Chicago Bears1100.000000.0000
TOTAL581010.000000.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/185
Birthdate:
2/7/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ, USA
School:
Oregon State
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: