Steelers rule out WR Markus Wheaton for Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without another offensive weapon Monday night against the Washington Redskins.

The team announced Saturday that No. 2 receiver Markus Wheaton will miss Week 1 with a shoulder injury.

Wheaton didn't participate in practice this week.

Fantasy Impact: 

With Wheaton out, Sammie Coates will get more time opposite Antonio Brown with Eli Rogers playing in the slot. Darrius Heyward-Bey should also earn more snaps than originally planned. As the story pointed out, it's a big opportunity for Coates, who flashed during offseason practices, but struggled in the preseason.

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