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In this weekly column, I typically explore some young players who haven’t made much of a consistent impact to date. Some players may be available on your waiver wire, some may be available via a cheap or moderate trade. Acquiring or not wheatonacquiring one of these players could decide how well your dynasty or keeper team does for the next few years.

Marcus Wheaton, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Wheaton, in his second year with the Steelers, was the main cog of the 2012 Oregon State offense with his 5′ 11″ and 182 lbs. frame. He spent most of his college career out of the slot a lot while carrying the ball on a few reverses. The wide receiver is very quick/agile and uses good angles to make the most out of his touches. Wheaton can climb the highest point to get to the ball and can catch those worm burners near the ground.  Due to injuries in his rookie year, the former Beaver receiver only received 13 targets his rookie year, catching six of them for 64 yards.  During the preseason, the chemistry between the second year wide out and Ben Roethlisberger seemed mixed.  The game against the Browns was their first test together. Read More »