Steelers place WR Markus Wheaton on IR

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Steelers also placed wide receiver Markus Wheaton and defensive end Cameron Heyward on their injured-reserve list and promoted running back Daryl Richardson from the practice squad.

Wheaton injured his shoulder in practice prior to last week’s game, while Heyward suffered a torn pectoral in last week’s game. Richardson could play Sunday as veteran running back DeAngelo Williams is still recovering from knee surgery.

Related players: Sammie Coates, Eli Rogers, Cobi Hamilton, Ladarius Green

Fantasy Impact: 

The move clears the path at WR for Eli Rogers to pretty much be the team's WR2 option, at least until Sammie Coates can recover from a couple of broken fingers on the same hand. Cobi Hamilton should also be involved in the offense, but it could also opens the door for TE Ladarius Green to be more involved once he can get back into game shape.

Filed Under: 2016, W11

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