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Markus Wheaton | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 189
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (79) / PIT
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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette "wouldn't expect" the Steelers to re-sign free agent WR Markus Wheaton.
Wheaton missed a ton of time with a shoulder injury last season and required surgery to repair a torn labrum in early January. He ended up catching just four passes for 51 yards and one score across three games following somewhat productive 2014 and 2015 seasons. Wheaton turned 26 earlier this month. He'll likely have to settle for one-year, prove it-type offers in free agency. Feb 21 - 8:16 PM

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Impending free agent Markus Wheaton underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Wheaton is facing a three-month recovery, which puts his already shaky trip to free agency on even less stable ground. He will almost certainly have to settle for a prove-it deal, and that offer might not come until deep into the third wave of free agency. Wheaton had just four catches for 51 yards in three appearances in his contract year.
Jan 2 - 1:27 PM

Steelers placed WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) on injured reserve.

Pittsburgh also officially sent RE Cameron Heyward to injured reserve to make room for OLB Bud Dupree and RB Daryl Richardson. Expected to serve as the No. 2 receiver with Martavis Bryant suspended, Wheaton was limited to just three games because of a lingering shoulder injury. He finishes his contract year with four catches for 51 yards and a touchdown. He will likely have to take a prove-it deal this spring.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 01:57:00 PM

Markus Wheaton (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 11.

A non-factor all year, Wheaton is having a worst-case-scenario contract season.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 01:41:00 PM

Markus Wheaton (shoulder) didn't practice on Wednesday.

A nagging shoulder injury has kept Wheaton sidelined since Week 5. There's been no indication that he's close to returning. Right now, the Steelers' top three wideouts are Antonio Brown, Eli Rogers and Cobi Hamilton.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Markus Wheaton (shoulder) will see a specialist.

Wheaton hopes to get news that "doesn't end my season." Wheaton has never been healthy in 2016, missing most games and struggling mightily when on the field. The Steelers have been cycling through options behind Antonio Brown, and could really use a healthy Wheaton.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 02:12:00 PM

Steelers declared WR Markus Wheaton, S Jordan Dangerfield, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, QB Zach Mettenberger, OT Brian Mihalik, DE L.T. Walton and RB DeAngelo Williams inactive for Week 10 against the Cowboys.

Wheaton is still nursing a shoulder injury while Williams is recovering from knee surgery. Pittsburgh didn't have anyone listed as questionable this week.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Markus Wheaton (shoulder) is out for Week 10 against the Cowboys.

Wheaton's shoulder has been bothering him all year with no signs of improvement. This will be his sixth absence of 2016. Fantasy owners should have abandoned Wheaton a long time ago.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 02:06:00 PM

Markus Wheaton was added to the Steelers' injury report Thursday, getting in a limited session with a shoulder issue.

Wheaton was a healthy scratch last week. He must have tweaked his troublesome shoulder in practice. Wheaton can be dropped in even 14-16 team leagues.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Markus Wheaton is a healthy scratch for Sunday's Week 9 game against the Ravens.

He's over his shoulder injury but is now behind Darrius Heyward-Bey on the Steelers' depth chart at wide receiver. Wheaton looked poised for a breakout year after playing well down the stretch in 2015 but has fallen flat with just four catches for 51 yards in three games this season. He belongs on the waiver wire.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 10:47:00 AM

Markus Wheaton (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 9.

Wheaton's health seems to finally be in order after missing the past two games, but he's been dropped behind Darrius Heyward-Bey on the Steelers' depth chart. The Steelers have clearly lost patience with a contract-year wideout who can't stay on the field. Wheaton has four catches in three games.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Markus Wheaton is no longer listed as a starter on the Steelers' official depth chart.

He's been replaced by ... Darrius Heyward-Bey. Wheaton, whose season has been marred by injury and ineffectiveness, has missed the past two games with a shoulder issue. If healthy, Wheaton will still be ahead of DHB as a pass catcher, but he's miles from fantasy relevance after he had a pre-season opportunity to carve out WR3/4 value.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 03:16:00 PM

Markus Wheaton (shoulder) said he doesn't expect to play until after the Steelers' bye week.

The Steelers have a Week 8 bye, which means he'll be out for Sunday's game against New England. Wheaton admitted he recently had a setback with his injured shoulder. He's week to week. Eli Rogers will continue to play in three-wide sets along with Antonio Brown and Sammie Coates.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 04:39:00 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin considers Markus Wheaton (shoulder) questionable for Week 7 against the Patriots.

A shoulder injury has limited Wheaton to three games this year. Wheaton has struggled even when he's been active, producing just four catches for 51 yards and a touchdown. Sammie Coates has surpassed him as the Steelers' No. 2 wideout.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 12:24:00 PM

Steelers declared WR Markus Wheaton, DE Cameron Heyward, C Cody Wallace, ILB Ryan Shazier, RT Marcus Gilbert, S Shamarko Thomas, and QB Zach Mettenberger inactive for Week 6 against the Dolphins.

All of them are hurt besides Mettenberger.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 11:46:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Zach Mettenberger
RB1Fitzgerald Toussaint
2Karlos Williams
3Brandon Brown-Dukes
4Gus Johnson
5Dreamius Smith
GLB1Fitzgerald Toussaint
2Karlos Williams
3RB1Fitzgerald Toussaint
2Karlos Williams
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Eli Rogers
3DeMarcus Ayers
4Dez Stewart
5Marcus Tucker
WR21Cobi Hamilton
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Sammie Coates
4Canaan Severin
5Martavis Bryant
WR31Eli Rogers
TE1Jesse James
2Ladarius Green
3Xavier Grimble
4Ryan Malleck
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Ryan Harris
3Keavon Milton
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Mike Matthews
3Kyle Friend
RG1David DeCastro
2B.J. Finney
3Matt Feiler
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Jerald Hawkins
3Brian Mihalik
K1Chris Boswell