Player Fantasy Projection
Markus Wheaton 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Markus Wheaton Bio & Career Stats
Position: Wide Receiver
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Chandler HS [AZ]
Drafted: 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers
(Round: 3 #79)
|Markus Wheaton 2016 Fantasy Projection
||*Avg Games Played
||2015 Fantasy Ranking
|2016 Bye Week
||Head Coach Change
||**Coming Off Injury
||Depth Chart Change
||Higher Fantasy Avg then League
||Harder Schedule in 2016
||Better Defenses in 2016
||Better Pass Defenses in 2016
||Better Against Sub 500 Teams
|Markus Wheaton Previous Years Stats
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|Markus Wheaton 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Markus Wheaton has beaten his fantasy projection 2 straight years. His best fantasy WR ranking was #41 in 2015.
Wheaton's fantasy game average per year has been going up for 2 years.
, and he was ranked the 260th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Wheaton is entering his 4th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 4th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 0.02 from their 3rd year.
Throughout his career Wheaton has averaged 1.57 fantasy pts per game less than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2015 was 4.23.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.207) pts per game for Wheaton. At the Running Back/Full Back position: DeAngelo Williams (2015 Avg: 10.94 Pts/Game) is no longer starting, Will Johnson (2015 Avg: 3.75 Pts/Game) has left the team and Le'Veon Bell (2015 Avg: 13.40 Pts/Game) and Roosevelt Nix (2015 Avg: .40 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Heath Miller (2015 Avg: 2.78 Pts/Game) has left the team, Matt Spaeth (2015 Avg: .25 Pts/Game) is now starting and Ladarius Green (2015 Avg: 3.50 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Cody Wallace is no longer starting, Greg Warren has left the team and Maurkice Pouncey has been added to the starting lineup. At the Kicker position: Chris Boswell (2015 Avg: 9.42 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and Shaun Suisham has been added to the starting lineup.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Wheaton played last year (109 - 99 - 0 0.524%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (101 - 107 - 0 0.486%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,809) compared to last season's teams (4,522) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Wheaton had a better fantasy avg (4.66 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (3.87 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.
From a defensive standpoint, Wheaton faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 14.62 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 18.69 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (250 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (239 yds/game including 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).
In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Wheaton has been a slow starter, but 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), 2nd quarter (2.79 pts per game) and 1st quarter (2.44 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 5 (5.23 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 7 (0.40 pts per game), week 6 (1.03 pts per game) and week 11 (1.10 pts per game).