When the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, they will be getting some offensive firepower back in the form of rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton. The 2013 third-round pick has missed the last four games with a finger injury, but he is finally listed as probably ahead of the Week 10 match up.
Wheaton is a player who can stretch the field for the Steelers against a weaker Bills secondary, so they will be looking to find him downfield for at least one game-changing play.
The Steelers will likely roll Wheaton out in a limited role because of his time off, but when he is in the game they could look for a big splash.
Veteran Jerricho Cotchery will still serve as the team’s No. 3 wide receiver, but Wheaton will be able to show his flashes of brilliance and upside if the team uses him as he looks to eventually take over the slot duties.
Regardless of how involved Wheaton gets, the team is going to desperately need to get the win or they can kiss their slim playoff hopes alive.