Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers
|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 & Rumors4/2 - Steelers sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to 1-year deal
3/27 - WR Wheaton to play bigger role in 2014?
3/22 - Steelers sign WR Lance Moore to 2-year deal
2013 Mock Draft Results
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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