Vance McDonald

#89 TE / San Francisco 49ers / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 267 lb Age: 25 College: Rice Bye 10,18,19,20,21

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    49ers' Vance McDonald: Catches three passes for 37 yards

    McDonald caught three passes for 37 yards in Sunday's season finale against the Rams. McDonald wasn't on the fantasy radar heading into the season, but he was given an opportunity in the second half of the season, accruing 262 yards and three touchdowns during a six-game stretch through weeks 12-17. He is clearly the most talented pass-catching tight end on the 49ers' current roster, but we will have to see if the team decides to add to the group in free agency or the draft this offseason before declaring McDonald a fantasy factor next year.

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    49ers' Vance McDonald: Bounces back in loss

    McDonald led the 49ers in targets (seven), catches (five), and yards (61) while securing his third touchdown of the season against Detroit on Sunday. McDonald bounced back rather nicely after arguably the worst game of his career last week against the Bengals. He hasn't necessarily been a very consistent option, but he is proving to be Blaine Gabbert's go-to guy. McDonald could be a sneaky play - especially in daily formats - against a Rams defense that is surrendering the 22nd-most points to tight ends this season.

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    49ers' Vance McDonald: Atrocious in loss

    McDonald (concussion) had an atrocious game against the Bengals on Sunday, only catching one pass (four targets) for 10 yards in the loss. While the stat line left much to be desired, where McDonald truly failed was in an area that didn't show up in the stat sheet. He had two easy catches (that would have converted first downs) simply bounce off his hands and result in two easy picks for the defense. The big drops could have been why Blaine Gabbert turned to Blake Bell (four catches, 43 yards) the rest of the game. While nothing was officially announced, this is the sort of performance that causes a 3-11 team to explore other options at tight end.

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    49ers' Vance McDonald: Active Sunday

    McDonald (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals, John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game San Francisco reports. McDonald confirmed his clean passage through the concussion protocol with full practices both Thursday and Friday. As the 49ers' No. 1 tight end, he should see plenty of action against a Cincinnati defense that has strangely endured the second-most TE targets this season, yet the 118 looks have equated to only 63.5 receiving yards per game and one touchdown.

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    49ers' Vance McDonald: Probable to face Cincy

    McDonald (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game San Francisco reports. Cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol Thursday, McDonald subsequently logged a pair of full practices. He's thus in line to serve as the 49ers' top tight end, hoping to pick up where he left off in Week 11 (4-65-1) and Week 12 (6-71-1). Owners shouldn't actually expect him to match those receiving lines, as he's likely the second or third option in a feeble passing game.

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    49ers' Vance McDonald: Cleared from concussion protocol

    McDonald was "fully cleared" from the concussion protocol Thursday, Cam Inamn of the San Jose Mercury News reports. The development indicates that the concussion suffered in Week 13 is behind McDonald, who missed one contest in the interim. Because the TE ranks in San Francisco have been gutted throughout the season -- Vernon Davis was traded to Denver, while Garrett Celek landed on IR with a high ankle sprain -- McDonald should return to a starting gig Sunday versus the Bengals.

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    49ers' Vance McDonald: Limited practice Wednesday

    McDonald (concussion) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game San Francisco reports. McDonald remains in the concussion protocol, though his ability to practice Wednesday is a noted improvement from last week's no-shows. A full practice either Thursday or Friday would clear up whether he's on pace to play Sunday against the Bengals. Otherwise, his status would again be up in the air.

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    49ers' Vance McDonald: Ruled out for Week 14

    McDonald (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports. With Garrett Celek (ankle) on injured reserve, rookie fourth-rounder Blake Bell is expected to get the start. Though impressive from an athletic perspective, Bell primarily played quarterback until his final season at the University of Oklahoma. McDonald will likely take back the starting job if he's healthy before the end of the season.

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    49ers' Vance McDonald: Doesn't practice Wednesday

    McDonald (concussion) didn't take part in Wednesdya's practice, the 49ers' official site reports. A no-show at practice implies that McDonald remains in the early stages of the concussion protocol, and if absences stack up as the week continues, his availability for Week 14 will become bleaker by the day. If he's unable to recover in time for Sunday's game at Cleveland, the 49ers will have to rely upon Blake Bell and Jamie Childers at tight end following the placement of Garrett Celek (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday.

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    49ers' Vance McDonald: Suffers concussion

    McDonald won't return to Sunday's contest at Chicago due to a concussion, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports. He joins fellow tight end Garrett Celek (high ankle sprain) on the sideline, which whittles down the 49ers' TE options to Blake Bell (finger) and Jamie Childers. McDonald's return to game action will now be subject to the concussion protocol.

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