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12 Markus Wheaton WR

Chicago Bears

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
1135117.002

Player Updates

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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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Bears' Markus Wheaton: First productive game of 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheaton caught two passes for 42 yards in the Bears' Week 15 loss to the Lions on Saturday.

When the Bears fell behind by double digits in the second half, they frequently played in offensive sets with multiple wide receivers, which allowed Wheaton to see plenty of playing time. He was targeted four times, and each of his receptions went for at least 20 yards as he took advantage of the Lions playing a prevent defense . With just 51 yards of offense on the season, he'll be a very risky fantasy option in the last two weeks of the season.

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Bears' Markus Wheaton: Another goose egg
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheaton was not targeted in Sunday's 15-14 loss to the 49ers.

Despite being active in five games this season, Wheaton's caught just one pass for nine yards on the season. He's little more than a depth option on the Chicago roster, with no increase in role expected in the near future.

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Bears' Markus Wheaton: Expects bigger role this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheaton is expected to play a bigger role at receiver in Sunday's game against the Lions, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Wheaton only saw two snaps in the Bears' Week 10 loss to the Packers after coming off a three-game absence due to injury. However, head coach John Fox indicated there is "no doubt" Wheaton is more prepared to contribute in Week 11 after another week of practice under his belt. Still, the 26-year-old is fourth on the Bears' receiving depth chart, and the team figures to rely on their ground game going forward.

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Bears' Markus Wheaton: Full practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheaton (groin) practiced in full Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Considering his practice reps weren't impacted for the first time since Week 5, Wheaton is on pace to suit up Sunday against the Packers. Since joining the Bears in the offseason, he's made nary an impact in the box score, corralling one of nine passes for nine yards across three appearances. Working with rookie signal caller Mitchell Trubisky likely won't result in much attention for Wheaton, but the Bears' dearth of talent likely ensures that he'll be in store for a high snap share in Week 10.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/10/17ATL0000
29/17/17TB0000
39/24/17PIT0000
49/28/17GB0000
510/9/17MIN1990
610/15/17BAL0000
710/22/17CAR0000
810/29/17NO0000
1011/12/17GB0000
1111/19/17DET0000
1211/26/17PHI0000
1312/3/17SF0000
1412/10/17CIN0000
1512/16/17DET242220
1612/24/17CLE0000
1712/31/17MIN0000
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:
26
Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ, USA
School:
Oregon State
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: