Steelers WR Markus Wheaton to see 'greatly increased' role


Steelers WR Markus Wheaton to see 'greatly increased' role

According to CBS Sports, "several Steelers people" say that Wheaton is having a "strong start to camp" and that "his role will increase greatly" in the coming year. The Steelers drafted Wheaton in the third round of the 2013 draft, but he didn't see the field much in his rookie year. The depth chart at WR has thinned out in 2014, however, and Wheaton is set to see a starting role alongside Steelers WR Antonio Brown @AntonioBrown84.

Fantasy Analysis:

Wheaton's a legitimate sleeper candidate for 2014, meaning he is a guy with a lot of potential value who isn't being talked up or over-drafted. If he does indeed end up with the No. 2 WR role in Pittsburgh, a breakout season isn't unlikely. Brown has the ability to stretch defenses and draw the bulk of coverage, which will free up opportunity for Wheaton. Wheaton's currently going 55th among WRs in drafts, and is potentially a very good value at that position. Take him as a WR4/5 and hope for more.

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Stephen Englert has been a fantasy football enthusiast and writer for over 10 years. He is a diehard fan of the Indianapolis Colts first, and his fantasy teams second (barely). He currently lives in Naples, FL.