Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers

Position/Rank NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
WR - #67 PIT Probable 2 years 23 5'11 182

2013 Outlook: Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)

Last updated on Oct-21-2013 by Rob Warner

UPDATE (10/21): Wheaton has missed two straight games with a broken finger opening the door for Jerricho Cotchery to have fantasy relevance. Wheaton is a solid dynasty league stash as he should be starting in 2014 if the Steelers let Emmanuel Sanders walk via free agency.

The Steelers got lucky as many viewed Wheaton as a potential late 2nd rounder, but he was still available when Pittsburgh was on the clock at #79. Many at the Senior Bowl were comparing Wheaton to Wallace as they are similar sized (5-11) speedsters. Wheaton hauled in 91 catches for 1,244 yards (13.7 YPR) and 11 touchdowns as a senior at Oregon State. With Sanders in a contract year, Wheaton is a solid dynasty league target as the downfield weapon should be a starting WR by 2014 (if not sooner).

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

4/2 - Steelers sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to 1-year deal
3/27 - WR Wheaton to play bigger role in 2014?

2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
20.06 FFToolbox - Cindie Crain - There is little risk here in the 20th round as I decided to select another WR for my bench depth. Markus Wheaton could earn the WR3 position on the Pittsburgh Steelers now that Mike Wallace has departed to Miami.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
12.05 Draft TV - I love Markus Wheaton's talent and the situation is ripe to get some targets & win the Steelers #3 job right off the bat. More upside for my WR bench
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
16.08 FFToolbox -Scott - Another flier pick. I'm not sold on the fact that Antonio Brown can handle the WR1 duties. Wheaton may have a chance to contribute this season.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
16.02 DynastyLeagueFootball - Pick made based on My Draft Queue
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