Player Page

Markus Wheaton | Wide Receiver

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 182
College: Oregon State
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Markus Wheaton lost two yards on his lone reception in Pittsburgh's Week 9 win over the Raiders.
Wheaton was targeted three other times. One of his missed connections was a borderline drop in the end zone. Targeting Wheaton has proven to be a complete waste of time for the Steelers. He's on pace for 28/510/2 at the season's midway point. Nov 8 - 5:57 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Markus Wheaton (ankle) is probable for Week 9.

Wheaton missed time with a minor ankle injury this week. He'll continue to have a limited role as the No. 3 receiver. Wheaton has only eight targets since Martavis Bryant returned.
Nov 6 - 7:31 PM

Markus Wheaton (ankle) returned to Steelers practice on Thursday.

The fantasy lightweight should be good to go as the Steelers' No. 3 receiver against the Raiders.
Nov 5 - 5:58 PM

Markus Wheaton (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

The severity of the ankle injury isn't yet known. Heath Miller would see a bigger role if Wheaton doesn’t play this week.
Nov 4 - 6:36 PM

Markus Wheaton secured 2-of-4 targets for 16 yards in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

With Martavis Bryant back, Wheaton is safe to drop in 16-team leagues.
Oct 25 - 4:36 PM

Markus Wheaton caught one of two targets for eight yards in the Steelers' Week 6 win over the Cardinals.

Wheaton saw his role disappear with Martavis Bryant back in the lineup. We're not holding our breath for Wheaton to rebound next week at Kansas City.
Oct 18 - 5:49 PM

Markus Wheaton caught 1-of-3 targets for a 72-yard touchdown in the Steelers' Week 5 win over the Chargers on Monday night.

The other two misconnections should have been interceptions on poorly thrown balls by Michael Vick. But when the Steelers needed a big play to get the Chargers from stacking the box against Le'Veon Bell, Vick and Wheaton delivered midway through the fourth quarter. Wheaton burned CB Brandon Flowers on a double-move and beat him by a good 3-4 steps. It was Wheaton's first score of the season. With Martavis Bryant nearing a return, Wheaton remains a WR5.
Oct 13 - 12:46 AM

Markus Wheaton (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 5.

Wheaton practiced in full after playing through an ankle injury last week. With Martavis Bryant not expected to be activated, Wheaton will remain the starter opposite Antonio Brown. Wheaton is a WR4/5 against the Chargers.
Oct 10 - 2:12 PM

Markus Wheaton caught his lone target for 18 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 4 loss to the Ravens.

Wheaton was limited to 17 snaps (per Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke) after suffering an ankle injury in the first half. He was announced as "probable" to return, but scarcely saw the field afterward. Given a four-game audition for No. 2 duties during Martavis Bryant's suspension, Wheaton finishes with a bitterly disappointing eight catches for 156 scoreless yards. Bryant should immediately reassume starting status opposite Antonio Brown. Wheaton can be cast back to the wire in any league where he's still owned.
Oct 2 - 12:26 AM

Markus Wheaton caught 2-of-3 targets for 16 yards in the Steelers' Week 3 win over the Rams.

Wheaton's third target was a Ben Roethlisberger interception where Wheaton offered up a woefully-ineffective double move. Despite an avalanche of summer puff pieces, Wheaton has remained his unproductive fantasy self during Martavis Bryant's suspension. With Bryant's ban set to end after Thursday's game against the Ravens, Wheaton can be safely dropped in 12-team leagues.
Sep 27 - 6:02 PM

Markus Wheaton (chest) did not practice on Thursday.

He's dealing with a chest injury. Wheaton looked fine Sunday when he caught two passes for 67 yards against the 49ers. We'll have to see how he's listed when injury reports come out on Friday.
Sep 24 - 3:46 PM

Markus Wheaton caught 2-of-4 targets for 67 yards in the Steelers' Week 2 win over the 49ers.

Wheaton started the game with an illegal blocking downfield penalty on Pittsburgh's opening drive. He did make an impact with two long catches, gaining 19 and 48 yards. Wheaton has two more games as a low-end WR3 fantasy option until Martavis Bryant gets back. Then, Wheaton will be a fantasy WR5.
Sep 20 - 4:20 PM

Markus Wheaton caught 3-of-7 targets for 55 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 1 loss to the Patriots.

It was a mixed night for the puff-piece all star. Wheaton flat-out dropped what could have been a 35-yard touchdown in the second quarter, but also made a highlight reel toe-tapping catch after the break. He seemed to be creating more space than he did in 2014, but the Pats' defense was far from crisp this evening. For now, we remain unconvinced Wheaton is anything more than a WR4.
Sep 11 - 12:24 AM

Markus Wheaton had one catch for 20 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

Wheaton played only two series. With Martavis Bryant suspended the first four games, he'll open the season as the clear-cut No. 2 behind Antonio Brown. Wheaton is worth a WR4 flyer.
Aug 29 - 6:42 PM

ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler is expecting a breakout year from Markus Wheaton.

Wheaton was tabbed for a breakout last season, but instead limped to a 53/644/2 line as he was soundly out-played by Martavis Bryant. With Bryant suspended for the season's first four games, however, Wheaton is getting another shot with the first-team offense. Wheaton has been getting puffed up by his teammates and local media all summer. He's worth a WR4 flier.
Aug 27 - 5:03 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Michael Vick
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
3Isaiah Pead
GLB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
3RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
FB1Will Johnson
2Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Markus Wheaton
3Sammie Coates
WR21Martavis Bryant
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Jacoby Jones
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Jesse James
LT1Alejandro Villanueva
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Cody Wallace
RG1David DeCastro
2Doug Legursky
RT1Marcus Gilbert
K1Chris Boswell