WR - FA
Week 17 Outlook
The Eagles have signed wide receiver Markus Wheaton and placed tight end Richard Rodgers on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.
Wheaton was with the Eagles in training camp but did not make the initial 53-man roster. However, with Alshon Jeffery expected to miss the first few weeks and Mack Hollins nursing a groin injury, the team decided to bring the veteran back. With both Jeffery and Hollins out for Thursday's opener against the Falcons, Wheaton will have an opportunity to play behind starters Mike Wallace and Nelson Agholor.
Six-year pro wide receiver Markus Wheaton has signed a one-year deal with the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Wheaton will compete with Mack Hollins, Bryce Treggs, Shelton Gibson and Marquess Wilson for a reserve spot in the Eagles' receiving corps.
Wheaton, 27, was a 2013 third-round selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he spent his first four seasons before catching three passes in 11 games for Chicago in 2017. Even in an explosive Eagles offense, Wheaton is well off the fantasy radar.
Markus Wheaton finished Saturday's game against the Detroit Lions with two catches for 42 yards.
Wheaton finally made an impact on the Bears offense, but too little too late as he's been a major disappointment all season. He is not worth owning in fantasy leagues.
According to league sources, Markus Wheaton has a groin tear and could miss 4-6 weeks of action.
The Bears have been decimated all season with injuries to their receiving corps and this is just another blow to the team. Outside of Kendall Wright and Zach Miller, no other pass catchers are worth rostering for fantasy purposes on this team.
Markus Wheaton made his first catch of the season on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings. He finished with one catch for nine yards.
Wheaton was supposed to be a deep threat for the Bears this season, but he has been rather disappointing. Maybe rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can get some quality plays out of Wheaton, but, Wheaton is not worth owning on fantasy teams.