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by Dale Lolley

PIT WR Markus Wheaton - Week 10, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 vs. Dallas
With Darrius Heyward-Bey out for an extended period, Wheaton will get an opportunity to show he can be a factor in Pittsburgh's offense. The Steelers are looking for somebody to step up opposite Antonio Brown. Wheaton has a track record but has done little this season. Put him on the radar for now.

by Dale Lolley

PIT WR Markus Wheaton - Week 4, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 vs. Kansas City
Wheaton had just one catch for two yards last week on five targets, but he had a couple of drops -- including one in the end zone. He'll continue to get worked back into shape, especially with Eli Rogers out. He's not worth starting at this point, however.

by Dale Lolley

PIT WR Markus Wheaton - Week 3, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Philadelphia
Wheaton will return this week for the Steelers and could give them another nice option to work opposite Antonio Brown. But don't put him in your starting lineup just yet.

by Dale Lolley

PIT WR Markus Wheaton - Week 2, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Cincinnati
After sitting out last week with a shoulder injury, Wheaton will return this week. Wheaton's best game against Cincinnati last season came in the second half - not surprisingly - when he got seven targets and caught four passes for 65 yards. The Bengals will focus on stopping Antonio Brown, which should leave Wheaton and the other receivers. That said, Wheaton is more of a flex play in this one as the Steelers will be run-heavy against Cincinnati's cover-2 defense.

by Dale Lolley

PIT WR Markus Wheaton - Week 1, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Washington
Wheaton has been dealing with a shoulder injury, but has vowed to play. He had 31 catches for 492 yards and four touchdowns in the second half of last season when Ben Roethlisberger began targeting him more. Look for that to continue. Wheaton is going to get plenty of one-on-one matchups. He should, at the very least, perform as a No. 3 receiver or very solid flex play this week.

by Dale Lolley

PIT WR Markus Wheaton - 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

2016 Fantasy Outlook
Many seem to forget it was Wheaton, not Martavis Bryant who started opposite Antonio Brown for the majority of the 2015 season. Wheaton is partly to blame for that as he disappeared for long stretches of last season and had more than four targets in a game just once in the first half. But he became much more involved down the stretch, getting at least five targets in each of the final six games of the regular season. It was no coincidence that four of his five touchdowns also came during that stretch, including a monster game at Seattle where he caught nine passes for 201 yards and a score. With Bryant out for the entire 2016 season and Heath Miller now retired, look for Wheaton to improve on last year's line of 44-759-5. His 17.0 yards per catch also were two yards better than what Bryant averaged, so Wheaton can be a deep threat. His ADP has him going in the ninth round of 10-round drafts and 11th in 12-team leagues. Wheaton should outperform that and catch around 60 passes for 800-900 yards.

by Dale Lolley

PIT WR Markus Wheaton - Week 19, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 19 at Denver
Wheaton caught just two passes for 23 yards on five targets last week and also lost a fumble. But he was busy in the previous meeting with Denver last month, catching six passes for 62 yards and a score on 11 targets. With Ben Roethlisberger hurting, the Steelers might not go to the air 55 times in this one as they did the last time out. But his value gets a bump up with Antonio Brown out. He'll see enough action to be useful as a No. 3 receiver.

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