Chicago Bears
  • 5'11"
  • 185
  • 26
  • 5 years
  • Oregon State
  • 2013 R3 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2013 PIT 12 13 13 6 64 10.7 0 0 0 0 0 64 0 0 0 0
2014 PIT 16 93 89 53 644 12.2 2 4 19 0 0 663 2 0 0 2
2015 PIT 16 79 79 44 749 17.0 5 0 0 0 0 749 5 0 1 5
  Avg 12 49 48 27 377 13.2 2 1 5 0 0 382 3 0 0 2

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 PIT 3 9 9 4 51 12.8 1 0 0 0 0 51 1 0 0 1

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 8/16/2017 6:20pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton (pinkie) recently underwent surgery to repair his broken left pinkie. Head coach John Fox said there is no timetable for Wheaton's return.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton has dealt with injuries during training camp and it is not known when he will return to practice this time. Wheaton could be a late-round flier if he wins the No. 2 receiver job for the Bears.

  • Posted: 8/12/2017 2:42pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton (appendix) participated in practice Saturday, Aug. 12.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton was sidelined for a little more than a week after undergoing an appendectomy but should be able to play in a few of the remaining preseason games. Wheaton has a chance to the Bears' No. 3 receiver this season but is only a late-round flier in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 8/2/2017 12:13pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton (appendix) will return to action in two weeks, according to NFL Network's Stacey Dales. Wheaton underwent an appendectomy Sunday, July 30.

    Huddle Up: The Bears' receiving group is somewhat of a crapshoot right now, although Wheaton will need to earn playing time behind Cameron Meredith and Kevin White. Kendall Wright will be in the mix, too, so Wheaton is merely a late-round flier at this point.

  • Posted: 6/22/2017 7:22am ET

    Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton likely has a good chance to start on the outside for the team. The Pittsburgh Steelers used Wheaton in the slot, but he wasn't nearly as productive as he was on the outside.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton's best season came two years ago with a 44-749-5 line, and he won't have the likes of Ben Roethlisberger throwing to him. He's worthy of monitoring as a WR5, but he doesn't provide the upside many others would in that role for your team.

  • Posted: 11/17/2016 5:24pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 17.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton appears unlikely to play in Week 11, making Eli Rogers a solid flex option against the suspect defense of the Cleveland Browns.

  • Posted: 10/19/2016 8:15pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that he re-injured his shoulder and does not expect to play until after the bye in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: If Wheaton is expected to be sidelined Eli Rogers and Cobi Hamilton would be called upon to fill the void, but only Rogers is worth a look in deeper fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 10/13/2016 2:59pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 13.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton and Sammie Coates have both missed practice this week. Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell are both due for a plethora of targets, but especially if either Wheaton and/or Coates aren't playing. Keep tabs on their statuses this weekend, but Coates is definitely the better play if both he and Wheaton are active.

  • Posted: 10/11/2016 2:18pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton saw his offensive snaps increase from 36 percent in Week 4 to 64 percent in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: The bad news is that Wheaton only turned that increase into two catches for 19 yards on three targets. Antonio Brown and Sammie Coates are the clear No. 1 and No. 2 wide receivers on the Steelers. Wheaton is playing more because Eli Rogers is sidelined. Wheaton should not be on waivers, but he doesn't deserve a starting spot on fantasy rosters either.

  • Posted: 9/23/2016 3:53pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton missed the first two games of the season but should have a solid role in the passing game in Week 3. He could be a flex option in deeper leagues but could stay on the bench if owners have more favorable matchups.

  • Posted: 9/22/2016 7:44pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton is expected to make his season debut in Week 3, and he immediately warrants consideration as a flex option.

  • Posted: 9/21/2016 5:14pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton was held out of the team's Week 2 game but appears to have a good chance to play in Week 3. He should receive solid playing time during the game and can be a flex option in most leagues.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 9:06am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 2 game.

    Huddle Up: Eli Rogers likely will be more involved in the passing game with Wheaton sidelined. He recorded 59 yards and one touchdown in Week 1 and was targeted seven times during the game. Rogers can be a fine flex option for owners and should have more value in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 8:37am ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) will not play in Week 2's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is expected to need another week to recover.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton was able to participate on a limited basis in practice last week, so he should be good to go for Week 3's contest versus the Philadelphia Eagles. WRs Antonio Brown and Eli Rogers and TE Jesse James should see the bulk of the targets in Week 2.

  • Posted: 9/16/2016 1:15pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 16, and is listed as questionable for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton has on the practice field all three days this week and should have a good chance to play in Week 2. Wheaton likely will be in the starting lineup if he is active for the game but may not be a great option for owners since the team is facing a tough Cincinnati Bengals defense.

  • Posted: 9/15/2016 5:30pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 15.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton has a chance to emerge as the No. 2 option behind Antonio Brown. He should be owned in most formats, but he is a risky flex play against Cincinnati in Week 2.

  • Posted: 9/14/2016 2:25pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton appears to be on track to play in Week 2 after sitting out the first game and likely will be in the starting lineup. The Steelers likely will spread the ball around in the passing game, which will hurt Wheaton's value. He could be a flex option in some fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/9/2016 11:40am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) missed practice again Friday, September 9, and 'looks unlikely' to suit up for the team's season opener Monday, September 12.

    Huddle Up: It'll be a tricky situation for his fantasy owners come Monday night, as it looks like a decision will have to be made well before Wheaton's status is even confirmed. Those who want to try and ride him out should also attempt to add Sammie Coates or Darrius Heyward-Bey off the waiver wire, as they would be in line for additional targets should Wheaton end up inactive.

  • Posted: 9/8/2016 12:59pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton missed several preseason games because of the injury, so owners should check on his status later in the week. Wheaton could be a No. 3 receiver or flex option if he is able to play in Week 1.

  • Posted: 9/6/2016 11:34am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) is considered day-to-day.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton should be Pittsburgh's No. 2 wide receiver this year with Martavis Bryant suspended. Antonio Brown will be the Steelers' go-to guy again, but Wheaton could serve as more of a possession receiver. He has yet to really prove himself, so drafting Wheaton as a WR4 or WR5 with a little more upside in PPR leagues would be ideal.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
3 @PHI 5 1 2 0
4 KC 1 1 30 1
5 NYJ 3 2 19 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @NE 7 3 55 0
2 SF 4 2 67 0
3 @LAR 3 2 16 0
4 BAL 1 1 18 0
5 @LAC 3 1 72 1
6 ARI 2 1 8 0
7 @KC 4 2 16 0
8 CIN 2 1 5 0
9 OAK 4 1 -2 0
10 CLE 2 2 18 0
12 @SEA 13 9 201 1
13 IND 6 3 50 1
14 @CIN 7 4 65 0
15 DEN 11 6 62 1
16 @BAL 5 3 41 0
17 @CLE 5 3 57 1
P1 @CIN 5 2 23 0
P2 @DEN 8 5 30 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 CLE 7 6 97 0
2 @BAL 8 5 38 0
3 @CAR 5 4 35 0
4 TB 6 4 57 0
5 @JAC 2 1 17 0
6 @CLE 11 4 33 0
7 HOU 2 0 0 0
8 IND 5 5 56 1
9 BAL 4 2 62 1
10 @NYJ 7 4 41 0
11 @TEN 5 1 6 0
13 NO 9 5 61 0
14 @CIN 3 2 31 0
15 @ATL 5 5 66 0
16 KC 6 2 27 0
17 CIN 4 3 17 0
P1 BAL 6 5 66 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 TEN 0 0 0 0
2 @CIN 0 0 0 0
3 CHI 1 0 0 0
4 @MIN 5 3 26 0
10 BUF 1 0 0 0
11 DET 5 3 38 0
12 @CLE 0 0 0 0
13 @BAL 0 0 0 0
14 MIA 1 0 0 0
15 CIN 0 0 0 0
16 @GB 0 0 0 0
17 CLE 0 0 0 0

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