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89 Vance McDonald TE

Pittsburgh Steelers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
80%47%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
155061012.2433

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Steelers' Vance McDonald: Separates himself as lead TE
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonald caught three of his six targets for 39 yards during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.

A healthy McDonald played 15 games in a season for the first time since his rookie year in 2013 and set personal bests for receptions (50), targets (72) and yards (610) while matching his season high of four touchdowns. He has established himself as the top tight end, with Jesse James and Xavier Grimble combining for just 36 catches (on 47 targets). McDonald is the only rostered tight end whose contract isn't up -- as he is signed for three more years -- and should remain atop the depth chart next season.

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Steelers' Vance McDonald: Hauls in long reception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonald caught one of his four targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Saints.

McDonald wasn't efficient, but still managed to put together a passable performance thanks to a long third down reception to close the first quarter. He was also targeted in the end zone late in the third quarter, but was unable to haul in the score. McDonald continues to hold a fringe role in the Steelers' offense, commanding four or more targets in four of his past five games. Entering Week 17 with four touchdowns, he'll set a new single-season best touchdown mark if he can find the end zone against the Bengals.

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Steelers' Vance McDonald: First score in four games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonald caught two of three targets for 13 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 17-10 win over New England.

Ben Roethlisberger hit McDonald on Pittsburgh's opening drive for the score, and almost connected for another but the big tight end was unable to get both feet down. Although he saw his fewest targets in a game since Week 4 McDonald is still ahead of Jesse James on the depth chart. McDonald now has four touchdowns matching his career-high in 2016. Week 16 presents a difficult challenge as New Orleans has allowed tight ends to score just three touchdowns this season and allows the second fewest yards per game to tight ends (63).

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Steelers' Vance McDonald: Modest production in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonald brought in all four of his targets for 37 yards in the Steelers' 24-21 loss to the Raiders on Sunday.

McDonald checked in behind JuJu Smith-Schuster and Jaylen Samuels in receptions on the afternoon, while his receiving yardage total was also a distant third behind the duo. The veteran tight end has snagged at least three receptions in every game going back to Week 6, but the 68 yards he garnered versus the Bengals in the first contest during that stretch serves as his high-water mark over that span. McDonald will look to up his numbers against the Patriots in a critical Week 15 home showdown.

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Steelers' Vance McDonald: Struggles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonald caught four of seven targets for 28 yards during Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Chargers.

Although he appeared to be fully recovered from the hip injury he sustained in Week 13 against Denver, McDonald had his third consecutive game with under 30 yards receiving. He'll look to bounce back against Oakland -- which allows the most fantasy points to tight ends per game (12) -- in Week 14.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/18CLE0000
29/16/18KC326130
39/24/18TB4112751
49/30/18BAL562330
510/7/18ATL1660
610/14/18CIN768260
810/28/18CLE347220
911/4/18BAL325130
1011/8/18CAR444191
1111/18/18JAC327111
1211/25/18DEN32790
1312/2/18LAC428100
1412/9/18OAK437190
1512/16/18NE21381
1612/23/18NO149490
1712/30/18CIN339220
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013San Francisco 49ers154811914.9250305
2014San Francisco 49ers8423015.0210100
2015San Francisco 49ers14113032610.93635015
2016San Francisco 49ers11112439116.37546213
2017Pittsburgh Steelers1071418813.42813010
2018Pittsburgh Steelers15145061012.27546233
TOTAL7351128166413.0751224476
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013San Francisco 49ers1511.000000.0000
2014San Francisco 49ers811.000000.0000
2015San Francisco 49ers1455.000000.0000
2016San Francisco 49ers1110.010000.0000
2017Pittsburgh Steelers1011.000000.0000
2018Pittsburgh Steelers1522.000000.0000
TOTAL731110.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013San Francisco 49ers1500000000
2014San Francisco 49ers811000000
2015San Francisco 49ers1420010010
2016San Francisco 49ers1100000000
2017Pittsburgh Steelers1000100000
2018Pittsburgh Steelers1521000000
TOTAL7352110010
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/267
Birthdate:
6/13/1990
Age:
28
Hometown:
Beaumont, TX, USA
School:
Rice
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: