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Markus Wheaton 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Markus Wheaton Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey:
Position: Wide Receiver
Career: 4 Years
Height: 6-0
Weight: 182
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Chandler, AZ
High School: Chandler HS [AZ]
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers (Round: 3 #79)

Wide Receiver Rankings:
<< Curtis Samuel    Jeremy Maclin >>
Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Markus Wheaton 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
40.47 3.43 1 9.50 -- -- --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
9 Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No
Markus Wheaton Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Steelers345110000008.552.85
2015 Steelers1644749500000067.454.22
2014 Steelers16536442001900046.102.88
Markus Wheaton 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Markus Wheaton was below his projection last year. His best fantasy WR ranking was #41 in 2015.
Fantasy Trends:
Wheaton fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year.
Career Experience Outlook:
Wheaton is entering his 5th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 5th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.17 from their 4th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Wheaton has averaged 1.46 fantasy pts per game less than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2016 was 3.97.
Depth Chart Change:
Wheaton has moved up from 2nd to 1st on the depth chart. He has changed teams since last year moving from the Steelers to the Bears. Coming off an Injury.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (1.144) pts per game for Wheaton. At the Quarterback position: Matt Barkley (2016 Avg: 15.84 Pts/Game) has left the team. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Paul Lasike (2016 Avg: .19 Pts/Game) has left the team and Jordan Howard (2016 Avg: 12.55 Pts/Game) and Freddie Stevenson have been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Alshon Jeffery (2016 Avg: 4.42 Pts/Game) has left the team and Kevin White (2016 Avg: 2.56 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Logan Paulsen (2016 Avg: .38 Pts/Game) has left the team and Zach Miller (2016 Avg: 4.83 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Patrick Scales has left the team and Kyle Long and Cody Whitehair have been added to the starting lineup. At the Kicker position: Connor Barth (2016 Avg: 5.31 Pts/Game) has left the team.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Wheaton played last year (111 - 97 - 2 0.534%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (96 - 112 - 1 0.462%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,916) compared to last season's teams (4,556) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Wheaton had a better fantasy avg (7.50 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (0.53 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it the data would suggest he may have a worse fantasy season, but the trend could easily change to Wheaton doing better against teams with a worse record.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Wheaton faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 18.54 - 3 Top 10 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 19.31 - 2 Top 10 Defenses), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (248 yds/game including 2 Top 10 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (245 yds/game including 2 Top 10 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Wheaton has had his best 4 game stretch during the third quarter of the year (4.37 pts per game), followed by the 4th quarter (4.19 pts per game), 1st quarter (2.69 pts per game) and 2nd quarter (2.59 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 15 (6.20 pts per game), week 13 (5.78 pts per game) and week 9 (4.70 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 7 (0.40 pts per game), week 3 (0.88 pts per game) and week 6 (1.03 pts per game).
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